After renting rooms out on Airbnb for two years, at Beulah Land Farm, Im so excited to offer a very unique, fully equipped campsite, which makes use of green techniques to repurpose our old chicken house, horse shed and concrete pig pen! The net result of a year of preparations has produced an unusual and lovely place to spend your vacation in the mountains far from the maddening crowd!! Come to the mountains and find a place of rest at The Henhouse on Beulah Land Farm!!
The Henhouse at Beulah Land Farm is a Happy Green Campsite
A very DIFFERENT vacation experience awaits you at The Henhouse at Beulah Land Farm
As you arrive you will find your own little wonderland at The Henhouse-
Walk through the arbor past your picket fence and survey your
sweet little campsite. It is a self contained area set up against a cliffside
on our farm with a huge cabin tent, a solar shower and green toileting
facilities and most of all, your own
Henhouse Outdoor Kitchen!
The Henhouse is literally our seventy five year old chicken house- which has
been remodeled and repurposed as an open air outdoor kitchen. At one end, you will find cabinets and shelves loaded with everything you could possibly need in the way of dishes, pots and pans, utensils and even staples for cooking on your own little camp stove, which sits on a massive antique farm table. You are also provided with a large cooler, a small travel cooler and a big Pic Nic Basket for day trips.
The concrete Henhouse floor has been painted and then partially covered with vinyl and has a 1950’s formica table and chairs and an antique high chair. Two big windows overlook my own little garden. This year its only tomatoes because I had surgery on my neck in May, so you get to see how good the pig weed and other weeds grow in that rich soil that was a chicken yard for seventy five years!
At the other end of the Henhouse you will find a "washing up station", with a galvanized wash basin, a bushel basket full of towels and a space to put up your dish rack when you finish washing your dishes in the big galvanized tub which sets just a few feet away, under the faucet. Theres also a medicine chest with a mirror complete with some helpful essentials!
At night, the Henhouse is well lit with strands of old timey looking bulbs
which cast a rosy glow that is bright enough to play games by.
There are many games you can borrow from the main house. You might want to set up the old croquet set and play like they used to back in the nineteen twenties! When I researched the history of my home, I was told that it was a community gathering place. The neighbors used to come down here after church in carriages and the ladies in their long dresses would stroll around the lawn and play croquet.
Your “tent away from home” is a fourteen by ten foot Coleman
Cabin tent. It easily divides into two rooms and has two super comfy queen
sized beds made up with soft cotton sheets and blankets. Generally when there are only two people, I take one of the beds down so you have room in there for a comfy reading chair and table. It makes for a much more roomy bedroom. You will appreciate the power strip for recharging your phones and computers and the box fan! Being in the valley, there is usually a breeze and even the warmest days almost always end in very cool nights.
For your “green” showering pleasure, enjoy a solar shower in the Pig Pen.
Thats right. I said Pig Pen. Back in the days I was homeschooling my
four sons, our first pig pens were EPIC FAILS! We would be doing school
on the couch and hear “Snort Snort” and there would be our two pigs looking
in at us with their feet on the window sill. So, finally, we built a concrete pig pen! Much to the boys disappointment, they never came calling again. At the time we were studying the legends of King Arthur. So we decided to name all the pigs after the knights of the round table. Naturally, we called the pig pen, “Hamelot". Well, like the Henhouse, Hamelot has now been repurposed! Silly Hand painted pigs in the shower enclosure will remind you of Beulah Land’s bygone days. Step out of the shower into your own private container garden- of flowers and vegetables. If anythings ripe, help yourself!
Behind the Pig Pen is the old Horse Shed. We built this for our old pony,
Buck to get away from the wind and the snow during one of our iciest
winters. And do you know what he did? He went up to the top of the hill
and stood there with his head down facing into the wind!! Eventually he did
spend quite a bit of time in the old shed. His bit and bridle still hang there.
It now contains our little ‘green’ outhouse, a dry composting toilet.
Some other amenities of the Henhouse at Beulah Land include a picnic table, croquet, fire pit and Brushy Fork Creek which runs the entire length of our property- it is a lovely shallow tumbling creek. My kids grew up building dams along the creek- still a favorite pastime for our guests!!
I have made every effort to create a completely outfitted, serene space for you to find not only an inexpensive easy camping vacation in a lovely sustainable environment, but a place of rest and peace. Come to the mountains and find your "quiet" again!
Toegang voor gasten
The Henhouse Campsite backs up to a cliff side on my farm. It sits back about twenty five yards from Brushy Fork Creek, a lovely mountain stream that runs the length of my property. Between the cliff side and the stream are landscaped gardens and horseshoe pits and a large bonfire ring! We are not in the woods, however, so please feel free to BRING WOOD- also, there are several places that sell firewood nearby!
Interactie met gasten
My house is about fifty yards up the drive from the Henhouse. I am home full time so you can usually catch up with me pretty easily. Im out and about on the property a good bit of the time. I love my flowers and spend a lot of time watering and weeding them, planting new beds. This summer, I have been super busy getting another campsite up and running, which will be a Glamping Van with a couple tent sites, but hope by next summer to have lots of flowers planted around the campsite and a much more productive garden. This will keep me close by should you need anything!
Andere dingen waar je op moet letten
REALITY CHECK: just to make sure we are on the same page- please read through this before you make a reservation. I have lived here at Beulah Land for thirty years. My husband and I moved here in 1987 to pursue a slower more purposeful form of life with our young four sons and my 97year old Grandma. In the ensuing years, we have raised and cared for flocks of chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, a milk cow, meat cows, sheep, goats, pigs, bunnies and just about every other kind of animal you can keep as a pet! As a matter of fact I am working on a book about our experiences that I hope to have available in the next few months. We have a lot of wonderful memories of that life, but thirty years later, things are very different. I am a happily divorced single Grandmother. My farm has about an acre of level land and another acre of hillside. The Henhouse campsite is situated up against the hill where there is a pretty rocky cliff overhang. It is located about twenty five or thirty yards from Brushy Fork Creek which runs the length of my property. It is a shallow creek, not much more than a few feet deep in any spot, but fun for creek walking. I cannot promise you will not see a water snake from time to time but I have never seen a poisonous snake on this property in thirty years. When you come across the bridge onto Beulah Land Lane (my driveway) you are on a long concrete drive that runs all the way down to my house which is at the end of the driveway. I have tried to include accurate pictures to depict the location because I don't want anyone to be disappointed- There is no big red barn with a silo- there used to be a barn, but it fell down one winter afternoon (theres a story that will be in my book!). The campsite is actually on the spot where the barn used to be. There are no farm animals or crops of anything but flowers. :-) There are a couple horses across the road that runs by our property. You are welcome to give them apples and carrots. There are no fields of wheat or hay, except across the creek on a five acre strip of land which is between the creek and Highway 421. You might see a tractor over there, ploughing up the field in the spring and then they grow field corn. You can hear cars on the highway but at night its pretty quiet. We used to build dams all along the creek to make it sing at night. You are welcome to do the same. There will be no hayrides in the fall. (though I do know an awesome place you can go for one) Now, I live here with my grand daughter and a few good folks who share the space with us. It is a serene and quiet spot in a lovely valley. I do raise a garden, now. It is right beside the Henhouse and you are welcome to eat from its produce while you are here. The campsite is built around the former outbuildings which have been repurposed, so it is not in the woods. I have planted a river birch tree right across the fence from the tent which will grow into a great shade tree, eventually. Depending on the weather, it might be warm in the tent during the day, but the Henhouse is shady and almost always a breeze blowing. We have a two story Guest House between my house and the Henhouse. It has two small apartments in it. Neither one of them are worried about a little noise at the campsite. If you look through the pictures, I hope you can get a good idea of what to expect. If you need something or would like to borrow a game you are more than welcome to come up to the main house. But please be sensitive to the privacy of the folks who are staying with me- I do rent out one of my rooms on Airbnb and I want my other guests to enjoy the tranquil and serene setting that we have here. There is a tree swing and a rope swing in my yard- you are welcome to bring your kids up here (just not too early) and let them swing but please make sure they are supervised- I usually do a walkabout in the morning with my coffee so if you're up, I'll probably check on ya. I hope I have presented a clear and accurate description here of what to expect!
Events will be allowed if they are pre cleared with me.
No smoking or open flame in the tent.
In order to get your deposit returned, I ask for three things
1. Place all sheets and pillow cases, towels and washcloths in laundry basket.
2. Wash and put away all dishes used.
3. Make sure all trash is picked up and put in trash can.
I was born in Utah, raised in Miami, Florida but have lived near Boone, North Carolina for the last thirty years. It is the place I have always dreamed of living and in the house I waited my whole life for and I would never give up my home but I DO want to see the rest of the world. I love to travel and I LOVE Airbnb. I spent six weeks in Italy a couple years ago with my best friend and we stayed solely at Airbnb places. We had an amazing experience! I love to experience the world and its people in all the expression of their individuality! I love writing, art, music, theater as well as gardening, nature and animals! I have raised four sons and am raising one grand daughter. Some day I would like to go to Europe with her!
By the time she has graduated from high school, and I have paid off my mortgage, I plan to do some SERIOUS traveling!! For now, I limit myself to trips that are mostly less than a couple weeks. In the mean time, I love hosting my guests from all over the state, country and world! You all bring the world to me! So know that you are more than welcome!
Hmm. Do I have a life motto? I guess it would be to make every effort to live without regrets! I always try to prioritize my opportunities by this- do today what will not be available to you tomorrow! I home schooled my four boys for sixteen years, during which time I took care of three family members for a total of ten of those years. That is why the rooms are named after "Grandma" (my paternal Grandmother) and "Grammie" (my mama). And for the past eleven years, I have been raising my grand daughter who will soon be fourteen! She is a sweet lovely child, and reminds me every day of her father, my oldest son who sadly we lost at the age of twenty seven to an accidental overdose. After four boys it is perhaps the greatest challenge of my life thus far to raise a girl, ☺️ but I wouldn't have it any other way! There are no regrets in those choices.
I am also a writer and am working on a book of poetry/narrative and art. It will be called "Good Grief" if i ever finish it! I am presently taking a class at the local Jr College on computer art. I am learning the skills I will need to design the pages of my book with visual creativity. When someone loses a child, there seems to be a dearth of comforting materials, so I hope to create something beautiful that will be a comfort to those in need.