Our stay at Heritage Farm was exceptional.
Hosts Tim and Beth were very welcoming and accommodating. Their farm is a treasure to which they have lovingly opened up to visitors. Our June stay boasted incredible sunsets, fields of fireflies, and cool nights wandering the grounds and gazing at the herd of alpacas. Don't pass up the chance to stay here and escape from the hustle & bustle and unwind. If we are ever through Indiana again, we will most certainly be back for a visit.
These tent cabins nestled on quiet private property in the hills of Western North Carolina are the perfect glamping getaway.
HOSTS: Hosts Kenny and Stuart are excellent and very prompt with communication. Do not hesitate to ask them questions.
ARRIVAL & AMENITIES: When we arrived we were greeted with a neat and cozy queen bed and fresh linens, lanterns, and a cooler. The tent cabins are enclosed with hearty netting to keep out bugs, but still let in all of the sounds and smells of nature. A deck with Adirondack chairs makes for a great spot to sit with conversation or a good book.
The path to get to the cabins is only 1/4 of a mile but require good shoes to traverse the rocky walk. Arrive before dark and bring your headlamp as there is little to no guiding lights after dark.
BATHROOMS: We set our things down and wandered up the path to the bathrooms, which are new and luxurious with a domestic toilet and a roomy hot-water shower. The bathhouse is shared with the other cabin, but each cabin has its own private enclosed section of the bathhouse. The bathhouse is located in a beautiful open meadow along with the fire pit.
FIREPIT: Firewood is provided but wood it is not split, nor guaranteed to be dry. We enjoyed splitting logs and got the fire going, started making dinner, then at dusk the real magic started to happen. FIREFLIES! On our early June night we had our own private show, hundreds of fireflies lighting up the meadow. An incredible sight to see and the privacy of having the meadow to ourselves to witness the spectacle was priceless.
SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE CAMPERS: Definitely arrive before dark as finding the site can be tricky. Bring a headlamp. I would also recommend bringing a solar powered fan with you if camping in the warm summer months. Potable water is provided at the bathhouse but you have to fill the provided water vessel and hike it back to your cabin, so make sure someone is able-bodied and/or request Stuart to fill it for you.