Stop and smell the roses with us. Enjoy a newly remodeled private apartment on a small, working farm in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Pet the donkeys, meet Dave the sheep, enjoy coffee by the pond with the ducks and chickens and still be near all the modern conveniences and attractions.
Are you looking for a vacation or business travel spot that is close to everything but feels like you're in the country? Then this private guest suite on our 4 acre chicken and miniature donkey farm in Durham, NC is for you. You can sightsee or work all day then relax by the pond with a cool drink.
We're less than 1/2 a mile off I-40 and only 6 miles to Chapel Hill (UNC & UNC Hospital) and 9 miles to downtown Durham (Duke University, American Tobacco Campus, Durham Bulls). Only 15 minutes to RDU Airport and RTP, 20 minutes to Raleigh (NC State, Carolina Hurricanes). Very close to shopping and restaurants around Southpoint Mall as well as The American Tobacco Trail, plus we're only minutes to Jordan Lake and the Jordan Lake Gamelands.
The apartment features:
- a bedroom with queen bed, cable TV, DVD player, armoir, closet and chair;
- a dining area with dining table and seating area;
- a kitchenette with refrigerator/freezer, induction cookeye, microwave, toaster, sink, coffee maker and coffee, and basic cooking supplies;
- a full bathroom with shower and hair dryer;
- AC/heat and ceiling fans.
All sheets and towels are provided, as well as wifi Internet and we'll even have some free range eggs in your fridge.
We can not allow outside animals of any kind, sorry.
We look forward to meeting you!
Interaction with guests
We will be around during your stay and are always more than happy to show you around the farm and introduce you to the animals, or recommend place to eat or visit. Our default position, however, is to stay out of your way and let you enjoy your vacation.
Other things to note
If you are here for a special occasion and would like a bottle of champagne chilling, or a 6-pack of NC craft beer in the fridge we can probably make that happen. Just message me and we will work out the details.
This is a working farm, so use common sense.
Don't open any gates or feed any animals without asking first.
Definitely no smoking anywhere on the grounds.
There is a dog, Clarice the Great Pyrenees, who roams the farm and keeps the chickens and donkeys watched over, she may give a bark but is mostly a big, white teddybear. She is the reason for keeping the gate closed though.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable. We're always happy to give you recommendations for places to see, dine and do around Durham/Chapel Hill. Check out the guidebook on the listing too.
I'm a graphic designer and hobby farmer who loves his lady, his animals, hockey, travelling, fishing, music and a nice cocktail by the pond. As a traveller I know it can be hard to find an interesting place to stay that doesn't cost a fortune. We've tried to make that happen here. We're laid back, but take good care of our house and the guest suite.