Hello again good Spring House Farm friends! After a splendid summer and fall season, the leaves are finally off the trees and the through woods visibility is fantastic! From our upper trail we are able to see over into the next county! That cool mountain air has been replaced with a chilly dry air that makes a walk through the woods, the hot tub and a wood burning fire place especially nice.
I have decided to clean up and close mow the pastures that you may see approaching the farm. Before I had them leased for hay production and just wasn’t happy with the way they looked expecially before cutting time. While it took some time and effort to get them mowed down to yard length, I think you would agree that they turned out great. As a result, I have equipped our cabins with a Frisbee and with nearly ten acres of close mowed pasture makes a fine place to toss the disc!
Another fun thing to do in them is to go out on a clear night and lay on your back and do some star gazing remembering that this far out in the sticks, we don’t have city lights to impair the view so the stars are amazing. I even have a nice pair of binoculars I’ll be happy to lend in case there’s a full moon.
If it’s near dusk and you find yourself at our little bridge that crosses our waterfall there’s a good chance that you will see our heard of nearly thirty deer grazing.
Bring a rod! Our fishing is still active in the colder months with large mouth bass and blue gill on the bite. Our front pond is open enough for for you fly fishing folks who just want to work on their cast.
Don’t forget about touring our Historic Albertus Ledbetter House c.1826. Did you know that it’s listed in The National Register of Historic Places? The tour not only includes the house but our period one and one half story log cabin. It served as a dairy barn during the depression era but before that it was located on a different part of the farm and was known as the Calloway Harris house. We think it was built in the late eighteenth century! Then there’s the spring house for witch the farm is named. It’s function was used to store and protect those food items that was needed to sustain the many folks who lived and worked here on the farm.
A word about our cabins for those who haven’t stayed with us before. The cabins are perfectly secluded and private on our ninety-two private acres. Along with a front porch hot tub (Yes, the cabins are that secluded and private!), each cabin features a real wood burning fire place or an outside fire pit. They are fully equipped and stocked with unlimited firewood, farm fresh eggs local sourwood honey. Each cabin also has a Weber gas grill.
If you don’t feel like cooking check this out!
Catered Dinner: Savor a three-course gourmet dinner in the privacy of your secluded cabin.. Our chef will deliver all the food and all the trimmings (including china) to your cabin and leave you to enjoy a romantic dinner for two. Choose from a extensive menu with a special emphasis on international cuisine and healthy choices too!. Besides the usual favorites like steak, lobster, Caesar salad and local barbecue, our chef specializes and has prepared stuffed quail, salmon wellington, seafood stuffed shells and fresh mussels and amazing farro salads. And don’t forget dessert! Just ask and she will prepare whatever your heart (and sweet tooth!) desiresFinally we are approaching our slower months and are offering a sweet deal for those firt timers and especially you guys who have stayed with us many times before.
In fact check out all our package deals.
We all hope you have a special, happy and safe holiday season and hope to see you soon!
But before I go… It was suggested to me that I say a word or two about our son Cailein who’s currently serving in the United States Navy. Cailein is currently deployed and serving in the Persian Gulf aboard the Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier.
The holidays are especially hard for our service men and their families so please keep them in mind and prayers not only through out this holiday season but all the time.
Arthur, Zee, Mr. Jerry Lee and Miss Belle!