Farmstead Mill Spring, Vacation Rentals Lake Lure & Chimney Rock NC

The Hive

2 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath

About this space

The Farmstead is a special type of experience because it offers guests an opportunity to reconnect with themselves in a way that others do not. In addition to providing a beautiful and relaxing retreat, the Farmstead is run by missionaries who are committed to providing water, schooling, mentorship, and trade skills to children in Tanzania. Every stay at the Farmstead brings one day of school —and we hope that you will join us in our cause!

This is the best time to visit—the fall foliage is beautiful making this property perfect for photos (and even better for activities like zip lining). It sits near hiking routes, Lake Lure, Tryon International Equestrian Center, Parker-Binns Vineyard—the list goes on. From farm tours to wine tasting and apple picking nearby; every member of the family can find an adventure. Just step outside and you’ll find yourself surrounded by gardens, an abundance of nature and farm animals, fresh farm eggs for breakfast and a peaceful stay guaranteed. Despite their small size, the tiny homes are spacious, open, and equipped with everything you will need.

The Farmstead is a special type of B&B because it offers guests an opportunity to reconnect with themselves in a way that others do not. In addition to providing a beautiful and relaxing retreat, the Farmstead is run by missionaries who are committed to providing water, schooling, mentorship, and trade skills to children in Tanzania. Every stay at the Farmstead brings one day of school —and we hope that you will join us in our cause!

The space

This is the best time to visit—the fall foliage is beautiful making this property perfect for photos (and even better for activities like zip lining). It sits near hiking routes, Lake Lure, Tryon International Equestrian Center, Parker-Binns Vineyard—the list goes on. From animal tours to wine tasting and apple picking nearby; every member of the family can find an adventure. Just step outside and you’ll find yourself surrounded by gardens, an abundance of nature and farm animals, fresh farm eggs for breakfast and a peaceful stay guaranteed. Despite their small size, the tiny homes are spacious, open, and equipped with everything you will need.

Every stay has brought a day of possibilities to the children in Tanzania. Owners Darin and Heather built the tiny homes on their farmstead in hopes of sharing a bit of Tanzania with others. They wanted to create a place where guests can pause – step back from life’s complexities to really reconnect with what matters most. If this tiny home isn’t available when you’re looking – or if your group needs something bigger – check out our other tiny homes at the farm; the designs are all unique!

You’ll find plenty of peace and quiet at our farm and nothing to distract you from the natural beauty of the surroundings. We encourage our guests to say hello to the animals on our property, who are here to greet them every day. Don’t worry about staying up to date with your favorite television shows or sending emails from your phone. You are truly disconnected at the farm, and your mind and body will thank you for it. Technology, restaurants, and other modern conveniences are just a short drive into Lake Lure 2 miles away. If disconnecting from the internet is your goal for a weekend getaway, then the farmstead is the perfect destination for you! There are many benefits to disconnecting from technology, including mental and physical health benefits.

*You must provide your own linens and towels. Please pack QUEEN linens for futon and TWIN XL linens for loft bed. We do have linens for rent if you happen to forget.*

BEDROOM
• Memory Foam Twin XL-size mattress in the loft
• Loft has lighting for reading
• Full-size memory foam futon bed below

KITCHEN AND DINING
• Dining counter area that folds down for more space
• Picnic table with front row seat to farm animals
• Mini-fridge
• Microwave
• Stove
• Coffee, Creamer, Sugar
• Cooking supplies

Guest access

Guests have contact-less self check in, 24/7 keypad entry

Other things to note

Here is a complete list of our tiny homes which can be found by clicking on our profile photo/page. All tiny homes are pet friendly except for The Hive. This is our minimalist tiny home and is front and center to our donkey, bull, dairy cow and goats. We ask that pets do not approach the fence line to keep our animals calm.

The Hive
The Perch
Tiny Cabin
Tiny Barn
Appalachian Blue
Tiny Cottage
Light & Lofty
The Burrow

No Wifi. We hope you’ll find your stay peaceful. Cell Phone service is limited on the farmstead. You may get service once you exit the farm gates at the top of the driveway.

*Remember to pack linens & towels , if not you may rent them from the farm*

Boma Destination Rentals
What is a boma? The word boma is used in Southern and Eastern Africa to describe a gathering of people. Communities come together to share their food and drink around a fire. This closeness is what Boma Destination Rentals represents; a unique gathering place with storytelling and new experiences. Each stay in a Boma rental directly contributes to orphanages in Tanzania.

Amenities

  • Garden view

  • Kitchen

  • AC - split type ductless system

  • Shared backyard – Not fully fenced

  • Security cameras on property

  • Public or shared beach access

House Rules

  • Check-in: After 4:00 PM

  • Checkout: 10:00 AM

  • No smoking

  • No parties or events

  • No pets

  • Self check-in with keypad

Additional Rules

Please do dishes and strip linens in a pile on bed.

Bag all trash and dispose of in the dumpster near front gate.

Please do dishes and strip linens in a pile on bed.

Bag all trash and dispose of in the dumpster near front gate.

If there is any damage let us know as soon as possible through the platform. You have access to coffee, cream, sugar, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.

Unauthorized Late Check Out will be charged at regular late checkout rate of $50.

Smoking in Tiny Home $300.00 minimum charge ; grounds for eviction from farmstead property.

Early check in 1PM /Late check out 1PM $50 (depends on availability)

Shamara and Andrea: best friends from NJ in the city

5.0Based on 4 reviews
Cleanliness
5
Communication
5
Check-in
5
Cccuracy
5
Location
5
Value
5
  • Carli
    October 2022

    Great facilities Clean and lots to do from interacting with the animals to cayaking to…

  • Heidi
    September 2022

    Staying in a tiny house was fun for my daughter and I on our girls…

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What to Expect

Renting this property offers a unique experience that differs from staying at a hotel, so we’d like to share some info ahead of time so you can decide if it’s in line with your expectations:

If you crave a luxurious hotel experience, this might not meet your expectations.

You’ll be closer to nature here and its critters. From buzzing bugs to recent wildlife traces. Although it’s safe and secure, just be cautious of your surroundings, and it’d be wise not to invite wildlife by leaving food out at night, etc.

We’re not kidding when we say there are farm animals! Get ready for a true “rustic” experience with fire pits, a vegetable garden, and farm animals roaming around.

There’s no Wi-Fi signal, and some mobile operators have limited to no coverage, but it offers a rare chance to truly disconnect and unwind. Most cell phone services work at the entrance of the facility, however, and there are always homesteaders in the area if you need a hand.

Although this is a nature-embracing setting, just know that you’re not staying in the boondocks either. You’ll still be close to modern amenities. In fact, there’s a Starbucks 5 minutes up the road!

Get ready to embrace rustic charm, reconnect with nature, and experience a different kind of vacation where you can mingle with farm animals, enjoy the delights of nature, and let go of the digital world. We can’t wait to welcome you to our little slice of rustic paradise!

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5.0Based on 4 reviews
Cleanliness
5
Communication
5
Check-in
5
Cccuracy
5
Location
5
Value
5
  • Carli
    October 2022

    Great facilities
    Clean and lots to do from interacting with the animals to cayaking to walk around the property
    Very close to great chimney rock down town amazing views and the best part was the hospitality of April and Brian.
    Thank you

  • Heidi
    September 2022

    Staying in a tiny house was fun for my daughter and I on our girls trip! We absolutely love the farm and feeding the bull, chickens, goats, pigs, and donkey.

  • Brittany
    September 2022

    I definitely recommend staying here! The tiny house is beautiful and unique. The farm is quiet and the animals are great!

  • Paul
    August 2022

    I treated my family of 5 for a weekend of disconnecting from screens and connecting with nature. This tiny home community was the perfect choice. We have 3 boys 9,11,13 and the boys could not get enough of watching all the farm animals that are all over the property. We rented two cabins next to each other to spread out between and it was perfect. The cabins where clean and well thought out. There was easy access to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. My kids are now saying they want to go at least twice a year as they loved it so much. My wife and I loved it as well super fun get away from they busy pace of the city.

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