1884 farmstead, steeped in history, meticulously restored, where historic and modern are blended to perfection
Health and Safety
Protecting our guests and our community are a top priority. We are committed to performing the recommended safety and cleaning processes to help give you peace of mind when you need to get away. In addition, we adhere to the mandates from our state and local government officials. Last but not least, we block 1 night prior to each stay to ensure adequate time for thorough cleaning and sanitizing.
Ricky - December 2022 (Airbnb)
I normally don’t write reviews, but of all the stays I’ve had this one was the furthest above expectations. The pictures don’t do this place justice. The house had everything and it really felt like home, everything was very intuitively placed so I didn’t have to search for things. The property was enormous and gave lots of privacy and was great for exploring with my young children. I couldn’t recommend more both for comfort and value. Hope to stay again!
John - October 2022 (Airbnb)
This is an ideal setting to rest and relax. The property is such that you don't need to go anywhere and then again it's close enough to everything if you do. Jim and Pam are amazing hosts. Highly recommend meeting them at check-in. They are both thoughtful and very helpful. The level of cleanliness is probably the best we have experienced anywhere.
Mark - August 2022 (Vrbo)
Lovingly restored, the farmhouse was perhaps the cleanest VRBO property I have had the pleasure of staying in!
Lisa - January 2022 (Airbnb)
This place is amazing!!! Tucked away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to many attractions. Pictures dont begin to do this place justice. All of the special touches and amenities were great!!!! Hosts were very accommodating going above and beyond expectations! If you’re headed to this area…..this is the place to go! Thanks so much Pam & Jim…….we’ll definitely be coming back!
Rhonda - November 2021 (Airbnb)
Lovely stay. Charming, very clean home away from home! Definitely recommend and will book here again!
Cynthia - November 2021 (Vrbo)
The farmhouse is better than the photos! Lots of character and history. Very comfortable and well-equipped. Little farm the house is on is located in picturesque valley surrounded by mountains. Good hiking, scenic drives, lovely waterfalls in the area.
Ryan - September 2021 (Airbnb)
5-stars all the way, in all categories. The attention to detail was apparent at every turn from communication leading up to the stay, meeting us at check-in, and all the meticulously planned and provided amenities. The home was just as picturesque as the airbnb site photos show. Sitting on the screened porch drinking coffee and listening to the birds was a treat. We had a family of 6 and were very comfortable. Well-stocked kitchen, board games loads of towels, and extra blankets. Jim and Pam really thought of everything. We caught trout and grilled it fresh on the grill, which was clean and worked perfectly. We will be back! The boys are already looking forward to our next visit.
Samantha - August 2021 (Airbnb)
The OCF is amazing! Its truly close to activities for the family. We went horseback riding, checked out the waterfalls. One day it rained so we took the little ones to “the factory” which has arcade, mini gulf, bumper cars, etc. With the little ones the house was perfect! Open and spacious, yard was perfect for them to run around and play! Communication was great with the host! This is truly a place to stay and we cant wait to return for more adventures!
(The Old Campbell Farm debuted as a dedicated vacation rental property for Thanksgiving of 2012.)
You can expect quick responses to your questions prior to your arrival, easy-to-follow driving directions, beautiful grounds, an immaculate vacation home, and the choice of either self check-in or a warm welcome from Jim and Pam upon your arrival. They will be happy to meet you in the parking area, get you checked in, then answer any questions you may have about the home, about the history of the property and the surrounding area, and about dining options and things to do nearby. Just let them know in advance if you would like them to greet you upon your arrival. Thanks! Jim and Pam live nearby and will respond promptly during your stay in the event you need assistance.
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 rental 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 vacation home base while you 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.
Jim and Pam Rogers, owners and proprietors of both The Old Campbell Farm and The Dock Barnard Farm
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Ex: for a 2-night stay, total cost = $431.65
Contact Jim and Pam for a detailed invoice for the number of nights in your stay at our vacation rental.
At the time of booking, 50% of the reservation cost 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 five (5) guests. If more than five 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.
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Thank you for choosing The Old Campbell Farm for a truly unique lodging experience sure to complement your vacation getaway!