1884 farmstead, steeped in history, meticulously restored, where historic and modern are blended to perfection
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 2 nights prior to each stay to ensure adequate time for thorough cleaning and sanitizing.
Mandy - January 2021 (Airbnb)
Perfect property and cabin! Perfect!
Matt - November 2020 (Vrbo)
A beautiful home with a wonderful history! This home was perfect for our family over Thanksgiving. Our girls really enjoyed playing in the yard and the stream. Great location, close to everything, but still private. We absolutely loved spending time on the porch. Jim and Pam are wonderful hosts and they have put a lot of love and thought into their home. It was very clean and included everything we needed. We are so thankful for our relaxing week and look forward to coming back soon.
Jason - November 2020 (Airbnb)
The Old Campbell Farm is a comfortable, clean, historic, and convenient place to stay just outside the bustle of downtown Franklin. Jim and Pam were great hosts who were easy to communicate with. I'd definitely stay there again.
Ashley - October 2020 (Airbnb)
Jim and Pam's place is amazing! Like a home away from home! They are gracious hosts and met us upon arrival to show us around even though it was late! Would love to come back!
Lisa - September 2020 (Airbnb)
We had the most wonderful stay at the Old Campbell Farm. It was impeccably clean and had everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable. The screened porch with rocking chairs was my favorite spot. Beautiful house and grounds. We can’t wait to come back soon.
Sarah - August 2020 (Airbnb)
Our stay at the Old Campbell Farm was ideal. Perfectly clean, with character galore, yet modern amenities throughout the house. Our four kids enjoyed the large yard to play ball and the tiny creek to dip their toes into. Every message I sent to Jim and Pam was answered immediately. A binder full of tips and trips for the area was very helpful. Thank you, Jim and Pam!
James - July 2020 (Airbnb)
The house itself is very comfortable and a joy to return to at the end of a long day of local adventures, but the gardens and grounds that it sits in are what makes this place extremely special. It really is a little slice of paradise - from playing games in the garden, to our children playing in the stream at the bottom, to the evening mugs of cocoa on the verandah watching the fireflies...we will forever have fond memories of our time here (and will be hoping that one day we might return!). Cannot recommend it highly enough (nor the local area, which has so many options for adventures).
Emily - June 2020 (Airbnb)
Perfect getaway for our family with young kids! Spotless home so beautifully restored! We especially enjoyed playing in the little creek and big yard, comfy beds, and screen porch to watch the lightening bugs and hear the creek and birds, well stocked kitchen (and extra linens and fluffy towels!), and serene country setting. Pam and Jim are incredible hosts--some of the best Airbnb hosts we've been had! Perfect spot for making memories!
Daniel - May 2020 (Airbnb)
Wonderful stay. Great amenities and very comfortable house. Easy to find and wonderful hosts. They fixed my scheduling error and were always at hand to help. We’ll be back!
(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 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.
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
(check-in/check-out days flexible)
Ex: for a 3-night stay, total cost = $543.26
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 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.
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Franklin, NC 28734 US
Thank you for choosing The Old Campbell Farm for a truly unique lodging experience sure to complement your vacation getaway!