"The Barndo" at The Baker Homestead just off the South Holston Lake (via Sportsman's Marina- a full service marina complete with Restaurant and Bar), 5 mins from the Virginia Creeper Trail, 10 mins from The Barter Theatre in Abingdon, 15 mins to Bristol Caverns, 20 mins to arguably the best fly fishing east of the Mississippi and the Appalachian Trail, art and culture, and numerous parks- AND 25 mins from Bristol Motor Speedway! You’ll love us because we are a working Grade A Dairy Goat Farm.
We uniquely centered amongst the best the southern Appalachians have to offer. Fishing, biking at the Creeper Trail and other venues, hiking, boating, the arts, Bristol Motor Speedway, and all within a few minutes drive. The Cottage is a small two-story dwelling with a Queen-sized bed upstairs in the bedroom (obviously sleeps 2) with private bathroom (nice tiled shower stall) and living area downstairs, outfitted with a daybed nook under the stairs (sleeps one), pullout full-sized futon/sleeper (sleeps 2), propane stove/range and small fridge with ice-maker in the kitchen area. It has all the essentials- coffee maker, tea, pots and pans, etc.- needed to feed up to five guests. Nice deck off the french doors looking out over sheep, goats, and horses in adjoining pastures. Relaxation at its finest, nestled in an heirloom tree orchard containing a variety of Apple, Peach, Pear and Cherry trees, along with Currants, June, Black, Blue, and Raspberries- a beautiful setting.
Please enjoy the cottage and the surroundings as animals are in close proximity to the back deck, but any and all gated paddocks are off limits. Please do not feed the animals anything other than grass! Animal health on a Grade A Dairy is paramount, so please be respectful of the restrictions. Thank you!
Interaction with guests
We will be happy to welcome you in and answer any and all questions you may have during your stay. Our farmhouse is next door, but please be aware that as a working farm with small children, we are early to bed, and early to rise!
Other things to note
Animal lovers paradise with Goats galore, sheep, horses, cows, rabbits, chickens, dogs, cats, coyotes (you will hear them singing in the hills at night, but no worries, the Great Pyrenees keep them at bay- GREAT guardians!). Cell service is Verizon only it seems. Not sure about Sprint but AT&T definitely doesn't work here. Please be advised, Wifi works and does fine but isn't screaming speed. The cottage is on the left as you come up the drive across from the farmhouse. Parking is through the gate just in front of the Barndo.
As we are a working farm, have small children, and discerning neighbors, we are both up and to bed early. We ask that you be respectful of our farm, our animals, and our privacy. HAVE FUN, but please be cognizant of our lifestyle and restrictions inherent in our dairy business.