Frequently Asked Questions

 

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The Farm Lodging FAQ

 

Q: Is there food available on the property?

Our Farm Kitchen is often busy catering events held at The Farm Event Center.  Sometimes, however, the kitchen is available for Culinary Escapes and cooking classes.  Call for pricing and availability.

Each of our cottages as well as Eagle Crest Lodge is equipped with a full kitchen.  Cabins have a “morning kitchen” with a small refrigerator, toaster, microwave and a coffee pot.

 

Q: What is a Culinary Escape?

Our Culinary Escapes are a perfect getaway for a romantic weekend or a girls outing.  During the day, guests explore all Asheville has to offer.  Then they return to The Farm to relax after a day of adventure.

Our packages contain the following

  • 2 night stay in one of our well appointed cabins or cottages
  • 3 farm-to-table meals:  2 breakfasts and one gourmet dinner with a cooking demonstration by our Executive Chef, Mike Ferrari
  • Mid week participants can also join one of our cooking classes (space permitting)

 

Q: When are Culinary Escapes scheduled?

Culinary Escapes run over 3 days.  Guests check in on Day 1.  On Day 2, they enjoy breakfast in The Farm Kitchen and have the day to explore Asheville or just relax on the property.  They return to participate in our cooking demonstration and gourmet dinner and then retire for the evening.  On Day 3, there is another delicious breakfast before you head home.

Culinary Escapes are generally scheduled for Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday or Friday/Saturday/Sunday.  Space is limited.  Call our office at (828) 667-0666 for availability.

 

Q: How do I find out about upcoming cooking classes?

We release a list of upcoming classes each quarter; usually offering 2 to 3 per month.  Folks interested in our classes can check on our website or sign-up to receive our e-news class schedule.

 

Q: Are these hands-on cooking classes or just demonstrations?

Our cooking classes are a real hands-on experience.  Classes are limited to just 12 students to ensure everyone has plenty of time to practice techniques and work directly with our Executive Chef.

 

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy is different based on the property:

  • Farm Cabins and Cottages and Carriage House – Customers who cancel 60 days before the rental date will br refunded 50% of their initial deposit.  Cancellations within 60 days are non-refundable.
  • Eagle Crest Lodge – Customers who cancel 120 days before the rental date will be refunded 50% of their initial deposit.  Cancellations within 120 days are non-refundable.

 

Q: What do I need to do to reserve a cabin or cottage?

Customers can reserve one of our properties as follows:

  • Check availability and reserve the date on The Farm website
  • Complete the Rental Agreement
  • To secure the reservation, customers make a 50% deposit of the total rental amount.  A credit card number is retained on file as a security deposit in case of damages to the property.  Note:  100% of rental fee is due if rental is made within 30 days of arrival.
  • Thirty days before the rental date, we will charge the remaining balance to the credit card on file.

 

Q: Can I schedule a private cooking class?

Yes, we do offer private classes for corporate team builidng, birthdays and other special events.  Give us a call to discuss menu options.
 

Q: My son is getting married at The Farm.  Can I reserve all of the cabins for our family?

Yes!  Family and friends of our couples often rent all of the cottages and cabins to create a true destination wedding.

 

Q: What is there to do at The Farm?

The Farm Cabins and Cottages and the Carriage House are located just outside of Asheville, NC.  Asheville is an eclectic artsy city with activities for everyone — eat in our independent restaurants, poke around in our local stores and art galleries and enjoy the unique downtown architecture.  Nature lovers can take advantage of the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway as well as biking, hiking, tubing and white water rafting.

On The Farm property, guests can enjoy peace and quite and lovely mountain views.  The owners have rescued a number of older and injured horses (and a donkey) and while guests can’t ride them, they are welcomed to pet them and even share an apple or carrot!

 

Q: What is there to do at Eagle Crest Lodge?

Eagle Crest Lodge is located just outside of Abingdon, VA.  There is a lot to do in the surrounding area including:  The Virginia Creeper ideal for bikers and hikers, the Bristol Motor Speedway for NASCAR fans and theater buffs will enjoy The Barter Theater – an 85 year old Abingdon institution!

The lodge is located on South Holston Lake.  Guests have access to a private dock and boat ramp to enjoy the water.  The property iteself is 3 acres and offers plenty of room for the kids to run around. Guests can enjoy ping pong and shuffle board and gather around the fire pit after dark.

 

Q: How far away is Asheville and The Biltmore House?

Asheville is about 10 miles from The Cabins and Cottages and just 3 miles from the Carriage House.  The Biltmore House is in South Asheville which is about a 20-25 minute drive.

 

Q: Are any of your units dog friendly?

Dogs are welcomed at The Parker Cottage as well as The Carriage House.  There is a $50 fee and there is a maximum of two dogs.  For the safety of our horses, we ask the guests keep their dogs on a leash when walking around The Farm property.

 

Q: Do any of the units have hot tubs?

While we do not have outdoor hot tubs at any of our units, our Chestnut and Hickory cabins each have a Jacuzzi tub.

 

Q: Can I host an event at Eagle Crest Lodge?

Our lodge is a vacation rental that can comfortably accommodate up to 18 guests. Guests are not permitted to host parties or other gatherings on the property as these are not permitted under the neighborhood bylaws.

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