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authentic. Floors are antique. Walls are finished
with a milk-paint look. The Chestnut Cabin has a
wood-burning fireplace (as well as air conditioning
and heat), as does the Hickory Cabin, which also
has an outdoor fireplace located in a spacious outdoor porch overlooking the pastures and woods.
Both cabins have Jacuzzi tubs, oversized showerheads and well-equipped morning kitchens.
The cottages are lovingly restored bungalows
that have fully equipped kitchens, wireless Internet,
cable TV, washers and dryers and the same luxurious
sheets that the Gottfrieds bought for all the beds.
"We went overboard on the sheets." Bev says.
"People are just in love with the linens. We wanted
everything we did to be quality. I wanted them to
be upscale but yet comfortable."
All of the cottages have names too. The Cooper
Cottage has an outdoor fireplace in the covered
breezeway between the cottage and an enclosed
garage. Guests often build a fire at night to watch
as they talk and watch the fireflies that light up the
night. The master bedroom of the Morgan Cottage
opens up onto a covered porch. The headboard of
the queen-size bed in the pet-friendly Parker
Cottage was once the soundboard of an upright
piano. "So you can lay there and strum the strings,"
Bev says.
The cabins and cottages are full of other whimsical features. The hinges in the cabins are reproductions of antique filigreed hinges. The doors carry
big tiger's eye-doorknobs set into large, square
antique-looking locks. Myron is a gifted woodwright who did much of the interior work, as did
the "family secret weapon," a Mennonite carpenter
who works wonders with wood.
Bev rarely has to mention the attractions that
bring guests to her property, eight miles from downtown Asheville. But when she does, she commends
the city's burgeoning independent restaurant scene,
as well as its several breweries. There are hiking,
biking, fishing, ziplining and other activities, as well
as the Biltmore House and excellent shopping and
spa hopping.
And of course, there are the simple pleasures of
being on the farm itself, starting with the pastures
and their contented residents. "Samson loves to pose
for pictures," Bev says. If he sees a bride at the fence,
he's all over it because he knows she's got a tasty
bouquet." 
IF YOU GO

The Farms Cabins and Cottages
215 Justice Ridge Rd.
Candler, NC 28715
Top: All five cabins and cottages have ample space for families and friends.
Lower: Tubs and fireplaces make for a warm end-of-day welcome at the cabins.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014

Letters / You Said It
From the Editor
From the Farm
BRC Unlocked
Mountain Report
Creasture Feature
Great Buys in the Mountains
The Hike
Festivals and Events
Country Roads
It’s Weird, It’s Wonderful, It’s Asheville!
Photoessay: The Waterfalls of Western North Carolina
Mountain Adventure: Where to Play, Where to Stay
One Day on the Parkway, 1987
Little Zoos, Big Fun
Mountain Garden
Flavors
Cabin in the Woods: The Farms Cabins and Cottages
Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 3
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Letters / You Said It
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 8
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - From the Farm
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - BRC Unlocked
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Creasture Feature
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Great Buys in the Mountains
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - The Hike
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Festivals and Events
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 20
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 23
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 24
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - It’s Weird, It’s Wonderful, It’s Asheville!
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 26
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 27
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 28
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 29
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 30
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Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 33
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Photoessay: The Waterfalls of Western North Carolina
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 35
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 36
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 38
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Mountain Adventure: Where to Play, Where to Stay
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 41
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Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - One Day on the Parkway, 1987
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Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 50
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 51
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Little Zoos, Big Fun
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 54
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Mountain Garden
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 56
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Flavors
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 58
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 59
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 60
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 61
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Cabin in the Woods: The Farms Cabins and Cottages
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 63
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 64
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 65
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 67
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