The SpaceUpscale, very private, and large, luxurious space. It includes: a King bed, a large dressing room with large walk-in shower and private water closet. Many of our guests have been single professional women on assignment here for two months or more. Accordingly, we have adjusted our rates to offer attractive discounts for weekly or monthly stays. Our guests' comfort is due to the luxurious, private and spacious living quarters and the security features (fire and burglar alarm service, fenced and gated grounds.)
Located in the heart of Eastern North Carolina just two miles from downtown Goldsboro, this historically significant gem (known locally as "The Farm") blends the ambiance of a comfortable European country estate with interior architecture from Vernon Hall, the most historically significant plantation house in the county.
The guest wing is around 2,000 square feet, completely private and self-contained, with separate entrance and amenities. This bedroom, decorated in gray with purple and mauve accents, is on the first floor and features a California king bed with canopy. This bedroom is appointed with an antique chest, sofa and elegant, yet comfortable furnishings. Sliding glass doors open on to a deck that overlooks gardens featuring azaleas, pecan trees, and a range of flora and fauna.
Other first floor spaces are common area spaces and include the fully equipped galley kitchen , a large "front parlor" (see photo and description below) , and a small dining table. Upstairs the lounge/library has Wi-Fi, a flat screen Sony TV, and DVD. There’s also a small office area in a corner of the library with a large glass desk and screen for privacy.
The main room in the guest wing is the living room or "front parlor" featuring 12 foot ceilings and a large, elaborate, hand-carved mantel. All of the interior architecture, including the heart of pine flooring, was removed from Vernon Hall (ca. 1819) a plantation house that once stood on the banks of the nearby Neuse River. The front parlor was reconstructed to scale. Described by one architectural historian as the “most unusual room in the South,” the front parlor's focal point is an immense fireplace with unique designs carved by enslaved artisans 200 years ago. This mantel was featured in Winterthur magazine as an example of early 19th century Southern vernacular interior architecture. This rare room is idea for enjoying a glass of wine, a "bourbon and branch" or cocktail of your choice. It's also perfect for simply reading and relaxing. It works excellently too for small events like discussion groups, receptions, or showers. It's been used for just about every kind of small celebration you can think of - for going on two centuries.
The rate you are quoted online is for the accommodation of the bedroom pictured in this listing and includes shared use of the common areas in the guest wing . For reservations for more than 2 people, please use the listing for "Architectural Gem" or request a quote by the Airbnb "Special Offer."
Also, if you are inquiring about accommodations for only yourself, we may be able to offer special pricing via the Airbnb "Special Offer" feature.
While there is ample room in our facility for 16 people, sleeping accommodations for groups will require use of more bedrooms in the main house and/or air mattresses. Once negotiated, the special offer reservation will be secured via the Airbnb "Special Offer" feature. We want to do our best to accommodate you and are happy to discuss your options. Rates for Events must also be based on negotiated terms and secured via the Special Offer.
This property is a unique venue and a wonderful location for a variety of events. The grounds include a fenced garden and the surrounding 15 acres include ample parking sites. The interior main house includes a versatile "Great Room" with dining space for up to 5O people, reception space for larger groups, small stage for house concert or other presentations. Reservations for weddings or other events most likely will involve negotiated terms and will be booked by way of Airbnb "Special Offers" feature. We are delighted to discuss your event with you by phone or, of course, to show you in person and can show the property most days, by appointment!
Charlie and Laurel Sneed are your hosts and can help you as much or as little as you wish. Just let them know your needs! Guest AccessGuests can access all rooms of the guest wing except bedrooms occupied by other guests. Guests are also welcome to access the garden and surrounding wooded areas. Interaction with GuestsWe are usually on site except for trips to town and errands. We try to be sensitive to our guests' desire either to be left alone or to socialize. Accordingly, we have gotten to know some of our guests very well. The NeighborhoodWe are separated by highways and woods from surrouinding neighborhood. Some guests do jog or walk into surrounding neighborhods which are low traffic and very friendly communities. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation at our address. We do have bicycles for guests to use and there are private taxi services. Our friend Jo Anne operates a car service known as At Your Service for travel to and from the Raleigh Durham airport... as well as other airports.