Iconic mountain farmhouse nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains. This recently renovated artist’s home is the perfect balance of contemporary design and rustic charm with local artwork and antiques throughout. A clear, bold mountain creek runs a stones throw from the front door filling the entire environment with the calm, soothing sounds of rushing water. Surrounded by a large yard and forest lands, the house offers outdoor enthusiasts a sanctuary of sounds and sights.
The Farmhouse at a glance…
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The farmhouse is located in the Pensacola community, south of Burnsville nestled in the Black Mountain chain in the shadow of Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Rockies. Located approx 8 miles south of Burnsville, where you’ll discover live music, libations, art, shops, coffee, casual & fine dining.
The area is rich in outdoor activities for all ages, from hiking, white water rafting, tubing, kayaking, gem mining, horse back riding and more. Approx 50 minutes to the south is the city of Asheville which has been called the ‘Paris of the South’.
Within a 50 minute drive you can explore the urban excitement of Asheville with its buzzing art scene featuring hundreds of fine artists, performing arts venues, crafters, folk artists and numerous galleries. Asheville’s vibrant food scene is diverse and runs the gamut from four-star cuisine to unique food trucks and the beer scene boasts the most breweries per capita of any U.S. city.
Amazing stay...again! This was our second time to the Yellow Farmhouse and it did not disappoint, again. My parent stayed at the old tobacco barn. Everybody had a great time playing in the creek and enjoying the surrounding area. I don’t want to recommend this house to my friends as I am selfish and don’t want the secret to get out! Haha. Thanks again John!!Zak W. 7/28/2020
Shangrila - with some (resolvable) kinks! We will definitely try to stay here again next summer - we absolutely loved the place and the owners were lovely and attentive!
It is worth noting that we spent several hours in one day with just a trickle of water and the one whole evening following with no water at all. We had two adults and four children and two toilets that couldn’t be flushed, and we also couldn’t take showers or wash dishes that night. The problem was resolved by the next morning but we were living without a basic utility that night, and it didn’t feel good to have paid the full rate for that evening considering how big it is not to have running water in a house.
We also had periodic issues with the tv’s connectivity (which John resolved for us), and the only window AC unit in the main living area went out due to a water leak at the outlet. They did fix that within 24 hours. For future guests, we recommend that critical information on the water issues be provided by the owners, so that potential guests can decide whether the limits will work for them, and also to know how to work around it once they are there. It would also be helpful to have info on the tv printed for guests. 🙂
We loved the Roku remote though - nice touch for those of us who stream our entertainment! WiFi was strong, landline was great, kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. We worked through the kinks and know the house now, and it is not overstating to call it Shangrila in Pensacola. 🙂
Wonderful mountain meadow setting, rushing stream, birdsong, wildflowers. We hated to leave. The old remote farmhouse reminded me of my grandparents’ house but with more comfortable modern improvements. We needed to work remotely part of our stay and the wireless was solid. Comfortable beds. Fully equipped kitchen. Many thoughtful touches. Highly recommended!Ralph 7/07/2020
Remote and Enjoyable - updated with history in mind Enjoyed the property and remoteness (20 min to town). House adequately heated and cooled. Beds firm and soft pillows. Hot water is HOT. Open the door and listen to the creek while at dining table. You are away from the city so enjoy the fireflies, deer and places to fish nearby. House character remains with modern updates. Will book again.Tony D. 7/01/2020
Very peaceful and relaxing space. Well appointed, comfortable, and clean. Not much happening in Burnsville with C-19 still in force but Asheville isn't far and plenty of things were open there. The Parkway is also close and easily accessed for a drive. Pleanty of hiking in the vicinity as well. We saw several deer, loads of wild turkey, and a very large black bear just up the mountain on 197. I also enjoyed climbing the mountain on my bike. Very little traffic and a solid workout.Paul 6/29/2020
Great visit in Burnsville Our two families really enjoyed our visit to the Asheville area. The yellow farmhouse was cozy, clean and charming. The master bedroom and bath was the full upstairs. There were 2 bedrooms downstairs which shared a bathroom. There was also an extra room off the kitchen/dining which was a great area for kids to sleep together on camping mattresses. The laundry is in this area. Right off of this room was the back patio which had a bunch of chairs and a fire pit - a perfect place for the kids to hang. Lots of firewood in the garage. When at the house, we spent most of our time outside on the front porch, in the back by the fire pit, or by the creek.
The house sits right next to the main road but there were so few cars that we didn't hear them over the sounds of the creek rushing by. Down the road a short drive is a great spot for fishing!
The house had everything we needed, including some extras like shower gel, laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent, trash bags, hand soaps, coffee/filters, cooking spray and some spices. The only things I wished we had more of were plates, coffee mugs and good knives. The ice maker didn't make more than a few pieces of ice so we bought a bag. But not a big deal.
We took a long hike on the Big Butt trail just a short drive down the road (turn right out of the drive and the trail head is on the left about 5 miles down). It goes all the way to the Blue Ridge Pkwy (there and back is about 13 miles). We also visited Navitat for some great ziplining!!
John was a wonderful host. He stopped by to get the trash one day (we forgot to mention the ice!). I highly recommend this house for a stay near Asheville.