The SpaceIf you are looking for a place to get away in nature, relax, and rejuvenate, you have found it! . Once you get here and take a deep breath, you will never want to leave! Lay in the hammock on the porch by the river listening to the sound of water falling over rocks, and soak up the peace and tranquility. Meander along the forested walking trails around the property and enjoy the wildlife, flowers, plant life, and beautiful sitting areas. Have a picnic, fish in the pond, swim in our pool, bicycle, kayak, visit the bees, walk the orchard, find all the bird houses along the walking trails, or go star gazing at the open sky and beautiful stars at night. These are just some of the on property offerings at “Back to Earth Farm”.
If you are interested and we are available, we can also work with you to create a custom farm experience. You can spend some time with a farmer and have hands-on participation in seasonal activities or just walk with us and learn about sustainable agriculture and simplified healthy living. We have grass fed cows, chickens, guineas, bees, bats, composting, and gardens. You can learn more about regenerative farming, the soil, nutrient dense foods, and health and wellness.
The cabin is hand-crafted from pine and cedar and is an amazing piece of architecture. The smell of cedar wafts by as you walk in the door. Although we call it a “cabin”, because it is made with all kinds of wood and sits by a river in the forest, one of our visitors called it the Ritz Carlton of cabins. It has all the conveniences of a home, but with the peace and serenity of living in nature. It has 2 bedrooms, a bath, living area, dining area, full kitchen, heating and air, fireplace, TV, wraparound lower porch, 2 upstairs porches, and a 2 car covered car port.
One bedroom is downstairs with a king bed. The upstairs bedroom is a loft area with 2 single beds and a queen bed. The bathroom is downstairs with a shower, no bath tub. It can comfortably sleep 6.
It is fully furnished, including a fully equipped kitchen with a full-sized fridge, toaster oven, two-burner stove, a French press coffee/tea maker, and a blender (perfect for breakfast smoothies!) The stove is an old-timey stove and although the electric burners work great, you will need to bake anything in the toaster oven. The kitchen is equipped with dishes, silverware, and pots and pans. The eating area has a large table (hand made by me) with benches and 2 chairs on the end. It can comfortably seat 8.
It includes complimentary coffee and tea. All linens and towels are provided. There is access to a washer/dryer in the carriage house near the main house if you need it. We also provide shower gel, shampoo and hair conditioner so you don't have to pack these bulky items!
I would caution that the upstairs has open stairs and a walkway to an upstairs porch area, so while architecturally stunning and sturdy you may only want older kids up there. The cabin is not child proofed. Guest AccessThe cabin is a stand-alone building that is located approximately 1/2 mile on a graveled road from the main house around a bend and in the forest by the river. It cannot be seen from the main house. We live in the main house. You also have access to the other 110 acres which includes a fishing pond with dock, river, and walking paths around the property. We have a pool at the main house and a gas grill at the pool house that you are welcome to use during your stay. We also have a 2 kayaks and bikes available. We have vegetable gardens, bees, composting areas, chickens, guineas, and cows which provide us fresh vegetables, honey, eggs, and meat. Depending on the season there may be plenty to share.
You do not have access to the main house or other facilities such as the barns, carriage house, and sheds. The property has exterior and interior electric fencing. Interaction with GuestsWhenever possible, we enjoy greeting our guests when they arrive and giving them a brief introduction to the cabin and the farm. We also do our best to see them off when they hit the road. If you contact us ahead of time we can arrange a farm tour that suits your interests or we can see what works out when you get here. Other than that, you may occasionally see us, but we are never more than a phone call or text away if you need us. The NeighborhoodIf you want to include a variety of activities during your stay, there are numerous activities available off property. We are located in what is called the Central Park area of North Carolina. Named this because, although we are nestled in the forests and pastures of the ancient Uwharrie mountains and near sparkling lakes, we are also located in close proximity to metropolitan areas such as Greensboro, Winston/Salem/, Charlotte, and Raleigh/Durham.
We are closest to Asheboro, NC, about 8 miles, and 14 miles from the North Carolina Zoo which is an amazing zoo on 550 acres, and 5 minutes from golf. We are next door to hiking in the Uwharrie National Forest, and close to a large pottery region in Seagrove, NC. We are just an hour away from the famous Pinehurst golf courses and resort, and near outdoor recreational activities, cultural recreation, beautiful scenic byways, and historical sites. Or you can go to the nearby metropolitan areas and find whatever you are interested in. If you would like help creating an itinerary, Janice would be happy to give you ideas. Getting AroundWe are 8 miles away from a city so a car is necessary to get here or visit anything. If you stay on property for all your activities, you can walk most anywhere. Other Things to NoteWe are on a paved road up to our house, but you will need to drive about 1/2 of a mile on a graveled road to get to the cabin. If you want to roam around the farm you might want to bring boots or appropriate footwear.