(13) Farmhouse On The Cane (RIVER JOY) – Sleeps 4 to 6
Burnsville, NC View Map →
*All fees and Taxes are included in price listed bove
Pets, Washer/Dryer, Cable/Satellite, Linen, View, Dishwasher, River/Creek Front
Fish and Swim right at your front yard or Laze around in a Tube that is provided all day! Sorry, No Pets – Wireless Internet
Farmhouse on the Cane is a special place for both families and couples to visit.
This 80-year old restored farmhouse is nestled in the mountains on the outskirts of the town of Burnsville, North Carolina. This artistic home is situated on 18 acres and over a mile of River frontage on the famous Cane River that is stocked with trout. Experience the 'SPA' feel throughout this home with river rock showers, his/her robes, full chefs kitchen and warm colors and lighting throughout.
The area is rich in history and local culture. Make sure you make some time to visit local museums and walk along the town square in downtown Burnsville. An incredible farmer’s market is held on Saturday spring-to-fall and is rich with local produce and organic products. The Farmhouse also has a garden located on the property ( In season ) Please help yourself to the locally grown food durning this time.
After you pass through the town, you will continue the drive along a country road and pass picturesque cows and old barns. We guarantee a smile will cross your face and your shoulders will begin to relax. The worries of life somehow will be forgotten. Often parked along the sides of the road are trucks where local fly fisherman and their sons are fishing for trout. Make sure you wave and say hello. Some mornings as you drive, you will see a herd of deer cross the misty road as they come to the Cane River to drink or look for berries. Often, you will cross paths with roosters and chickens as they search for food. Watch too for small bears along the river, but please just observe! As you turn onto the driveway, cross over the Cane River and enter the property, make a mental note of the local swimming hole on the left. It is a favorite watering hole in the summer and locals call it the “rope hole”. Good for cooling off in the summer. Pass the entry gate, and you will see an old cattle barn. In summer months, grapes grow on the vines up and along the top of the roof of the barn. When they ripen, make sure you pick a few.
After you settle in, take some time to sit on the rocking chair porch with a glass of wine or sweet tea. The rockers are hand-made by locals. You can listen to the water as it flows over the natural rocks and giant boulders and the water passes along the shores of the pristine Cane River.
Mornings are great for walking along the path of the river located just outside your back door. Around the corner, from the house in the summer months, we grow a kitchen garden with fresh corn, tomatoes and herbs. Cooks, please feel free to pick a few herbs if needed for your cooking. Usually we have more than enough. Fall visitors, go “head” and grab a pumpkin! Wading in the river is a must for the summer afternoons. We suggest wearing old tennis shoes or such for traction. Unlike swimming pools, cut-offs and old t-shirts are preferred! Dinner out with “people watching” is fun in downtown Burnsville. But most like to cook in our state of the art “country” kitchen using local produce and fish. The kitchen is a favorite of most and is equipped with a double oven and nice cookware. There are plenty of plates and utensils for families. The chilly water from the tap is from a hand-dug water-well, so please use what you need conservatively.
There will be plenty of room to serve your meals from our antique 12-foot long table from an old-local country-store. Everyone will enjoy dinner as they pull up a bench round the dinner table. Entertainment optional….talk and get to know each other again. Sometimes, locals pass by on the path behind the house on an evening walk. Be prepared to say “hey” and talk a bit. They never meet a stranger and are very friendly. They may even drop off a bag of “ramps or beans” from their garden.
As you settle into the evening, use the river-rock spa shower or antique claw-foot tub. The baths are equipped with his-and-her robes and luxurious soaps.
Later, curl up on the sofa and watch a movie, pop some old-fashioned pop-corn or go outside and look for lightening-bugs. Star-gazing is also incredible on a clear night.
As yawns overtake the evening, make sure the windows are open for optimal enjoyment of the fresh mountain air. And lastly, climb into one of our luxury beds and fall fast to sleep in anticipation of tomorrow!
Calendar shows Monday to Sunday.