Why Choose The Old Campbell Farm?


Open Floor Plan for Kitchen, Dining Area, and Living Area


  • 2 BR / 1 BA, entire home
  • Truly four-season, easy access
  • Valley view
  • Fully furnished
  • Parking lot on site
  • Central A/C and heat
  • Fireplace with gas logs
  • Wide-screen, HDTV
  • Satellite service (DirecTV) 
  • Free WiFi
  • Gas 4-burner outdoor grill
  • Extensive guidebook for things to do nearby 

Additional Details

  • Bedroom 1: Queen - premium mattress set and linens, plush carpet, access to wrap-around porch 
  • Bedroom 2: 2 Singles - premium mattress sets and linens, beautiful original wood floor, modern comforts, yet distinctive air of stepping back in time
  • Additional Guest Accommodations: Handsome sofa in living room converts to comfy queen sofa bed
  • Bathroom: Step-in shower, hair dryer, soft fluffy towels, toiletries
  • Modern, well-appointed kitchen: handsome all-electric major appliances, toaster, both single-serve and 10-cup coffee makers, pots/pans, Pyrex cookware, baking accessories, dinnerware for 8, generous counter surfaces, salt/pepper, paper towels, all within reach, fun for team cooking!
  • Spacious living/dining area (open configuration allows maximum enjoyment of family time)
  • Pub-style dining furniture seats 6 
  • High-efficiency washer (HE laundry detergent provided), clothes dryer, iron, and ironing board 
  • Screened porch with dining furniture, rocking chairs 
  • Woodlands, small stream perfect for dabbling toes on property
  • Front lawn large enough for family recreation (a softball game, a wedding reception, . . .)
  • Extensive, marked bicycle routes near

House Rules

  • Non smoking only
  • Pets not allowed (service animals only)
  • Not handicap accessible
  • Responsible party must be 25 years old or older 
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome (please contact owners to discuss special equipment needs for infants and/or toddlers)

Availability Calendar

Recent Reviews - Exceptional, 5/5

Screen Porch and Rocking Chairs

April - Dec 2018 (Vrbo)

My family of 5 spent a week here over Christmas break and we enjoyed it very much! It was clean, very well stocked and accommodating. My kids especially loved the Christmas lights and tree that was decorated outside upon arrival! The owners are amazing and easy to work with, looking forward to renting from them again in the future.

Natalie - Nov 2018 (Airbnb)

Jim and Pam's place was wonderful. The home was so warm and  comfortable. It was the most well equipped airbnb I have ever stayed in. The location was so quiet and peaceful and only a few minutes drive to town. This will definitely be our go to place when in Franklin.

Christopher - Oct 2018 (Vrbo)

We enjoyed our two night stay at this charming house, and wish we had the time to stay longer. The house is in great condition and well maintained as well as the surrounding yard. We highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a quiet, secluded getaway. Jim and Pam Rogers were great hosts, good solid people and we hope to enjoy staying at their properties many times in the future.

Catherine - Aug 2018 (Airbnb)

Wonderful historic mountain cabin, beautifully restored and modernized. We really enjoyed our weekend. The hosts are very kind and helpful-  Delightful people!

Jule - Aug 2018 (Vrbo)

This home was perfect for my family. It was in a beautiful location and had been remodeled with great care. It was very clean and had everything we needed. It was nice to have Jim and Pam meet us upon our arrival. They have put a lot of work and love into this house. We enjoyed roaming around the yard and exploring the creek and watching the horses next door.

Carol - Jul 2018 (Vrbo)

This is a clean, well stocked home. We had everything we needed, even a hummingbird feeder. I really enjoyed the screened in porch with it’s old fashioned screen door. There is history to this farm, if you enjoy history. The farm sits only 8-10 minutes from town, but you feel like you are further. The farm is quite secluded and you are in the country. If you don’t like the quiet, private, away from it all, get away, this may not be for you. Franklin is a very small town, but you have several places within a short drive to visit, if you want. Franklin has all the grocery stores, gas etc. you would need. There is wi-fi, cell service and satellite for tv. We were perfectly happy with the privacy and it was a relaxing long weekend for me. Would recommend for a relaxing trip and a chance to recharge. Thank you Jim and Pam for sharing your knowledge and checking on us when we arrived.

Tao - May 2018 (Vrbo)

We stayed in this beautiful house for a family gem hunting trip for 3 days. The house is close to the gem mines and downtown Franklin NC. The inside is so clean that we let our baby crawl on the floor. It has everything we could ask for such as wifi, direct TV, cooking / laundry staff. The owner Jim and Pam are very very nice and friendly. We had a wonderful time and got some very nice gems! We would highly recommend this vacation house to others!

(The Old Campbell Farm debuted as a dedicated vacation rental property for Thanksgiving of 2012.)


Whitetail deer at The Old Campbell Farm

  • Q: Is this vacation home used as a residence part of the time? The Old Campbell Farm is a dedicated vacation rental property.
  • Q: What time can I check in on the day of my arrival? Any time after 4:00pm. (Earlier, if housekeeping permits.)
  • Q: Where will I find a key to the home? Your hosts Jim and Pam will greet you at The Old Campbell Farm and give you a key.
  • Q: If my plans change unexpectedly, can I get a refund? Yes, if cancellation occurs at least 30 days prior to arrival date.

Your VIP Welcome Awaits

Welcome bouquet of black-eyed Susan and hydrangea blooms

You can expect quick responses to your questions prior to your arrival, easy-to-follow driving directions, beautiful grounds, an immaculate vacation home, and a warm welcome from Jim and Pam upon your arrival. They will meet you in the parking area, get you checked in, then answer any questions you may have about their vacation home, about the history of the property and the surrounding area, and about dining options and things to do nearby. Jim and Pam live nearby and will respond promptly during your stay in the event you need assistance.

2019 Rate Calculations

Additional Information

Nestled in Iotla Valley in western North Carolina only five (5) miles from the town of Franklin, The Old Campbell Farm beckons vacationers to relax in this beautifully restored vacation home built in the late 1800's, sit a spell, relax, catch some fireflies in the meadow, and relish time around the table with friends and family after enjoying the many attractions of western North Carolina.

A little bit of history: On November 14, 1867 Joseph Stephens Campbell (1839-1915) married Mary Elizabeth Bird (1851-1907). Around 1884, Joseph and Mary Elizabeth built the one-room log cabin on the land  that we now call The Old Campbell Farm. Their two daughters were Margaret Elizabeth and Fannie Isabelle. Fannie and her husband Jess Tallent went on to raise 5 children in the one-room log cabin. Margaret Elizabeth married Nathan Andrew Allman, and they moved to Georgia. We have the pleasure of personally knowing many of Fannie's descendants. Although genealogy is not our forte, as time goes by, it is such fun to connect with descendants of Margaret Elizabeth!

Restoration and renovation officially began on January 4, 2012. Just as the seasons progressed from winter through spring and summer to autumn, improvements to both the interior and the exterior of the log cabin and farmhouse progressed. Surprises? Yes, there were several surprises along the way! But, thanks to the extensive knowledge, skill set, and hard work of our one-man crew and to Jim's woodworking talents, the transformations were amazing. The log cabin's rustic exterior now shelters a comfortable and well-appointed interior designed to suit the needs of modern travelers.


Whether you stay for a weekend, a week, or a month, The Old Campbell Farm can be your home base to explore everything from Dollywood in nearby Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina. There is never a shortage of things to do nearby! Our guests enjoy hiking in the Smokies, bicycle riding on marked trails and paved routes, motorcycle riding on challenging mountain roads, fishing, antiquing, horseback riding, zipping along a canopy tour, viewing waterfalls, golfing, canoeing, whitewater rafting, sightseeing, and strolling along the country lane or the woodlands road, just to mention a few possibilities. After dinner (or supper, as we say in the mountains) sit on the screened porch or take a walk in the meadow to catch the last light of day and perhaps a glimpse of a doe and her fawn. 

With four-season truly easy access and fantastic views of the mountains surrounding Iotla Valley, The Old Campbell Farm provides impeccably clean and fresh furnishings, linens, kitchen, and more. Does your schedule include some vacation time? We welcome you to book your next vacation getaway with us!


About the owners:

Jim and Pam Rogers, owners and proprietors of both The Old Campbell Farm and The Dock Barnard Farm, are lifetime residents of Franklin. In fact, Jim's family has been farming in the Iotla Valley since 1879. The Old Campbell Farm and The  Dock Barnard Farm actually are part of their larger 350-acre working farm where they specialize in growing Angus cattle and timber. The meadow at The Old Campbell Farm and two small fields at The Dock Barnard Farm produce hay each year for their cattle herd.


Availability Calendar

2019 Rates

Contact Jim and Pam for the total cost of other lengths of stay.

Rental Policy

At the time of booking, 50% of the reservation charges is due. The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. Olive Hill Vacation Rentals accepts payment via PayPal as well as via Visa, Mastercard, and Discover credit and debit cards.

The policy of Olive Hill Vacation Rentals and the owners is to only allow rentals to family groups, married groups, and responsible adults over the age of 25  (proof of age is required). Anyone under the age of 25 and/or unrelated young people (high school students, college/fraternity/sorority groups) are prohibited from renting through Olive Hill Vacation Rentals. Any reservation that is made under false pretense will not be allowed access to the rental property, and there will be no refunds of any monies paid. The Old Campbell Farm can comfortably accommodate six (6) guests. If more than six persons are in your group, prior approval must be given by the owner.

Property Cancellation Policy: If it becomes necessary for a guest to cancel a reservation, regardless of the reason for cancellation, please contact Olive Hill Vacation Rentals as quickly as possible. 

  • Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund, less processing fees.
  • Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund, less processing fees.

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Olive Hill Vacation Rentals - Rental Policy (pdf)


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