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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,010 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property


A Magical Farm in the Smoky Mountains where Nature Rejoices . . .

Experience the comfort and coziness of this 1920’s farmhouse nestled amongst the Great Smoky Mountains, which has been fully renovated and updated to include all of the luxurious comforts of home, including a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with inside dining seating for 10 guests. The Gardener's House at Frog Holler combines a beautiful farmhouse with gardens, ponds, breathtaking mountain views on all sides and farm life to it’s fullest! Experience real 'country living' with cows, horses and chickens lazily grazing on neighboring mountainside pastures.

This beautiful, peaceful home is located in the quaint town of Waynesville, with an award-winning Main Street full of cafes, galleries, restaurants, coffee shops and just about any shopping you can imagine nearby.


10 minutes from Downtown Waynesville

20 minutes from Asheville

3 miles from Lake Junaluska

10 minutes from Maggie Valley/horseback riding, skiing and tubing/Cataloochee Ski Resort

2 miles from I-40

15 minutes from The Parkway/Great Smoky Mountains National Park

30 minutes from the elk and synchronized fireflies at Cataloochee Valley

A short drive to Pigeon Forge (Dollywood), white water rafting, Gatlinburg.

2.5 hours from Atlanta

The Gardener's House has reliable high speed internet and wi-fi included. It also has Satellite TV with two new big flat screen televisions.

Enjoy a relaxing night's sleep on our high-quality mattresses!

Sleeps 9 Adult Guests in beds and a comfy couch. There are also 3 twin foam mattresses and complete bedding for additional guests/children to "camp-out" in the library/den/loft.

Everything you need to start your vacation off right---high quality linens and towels, soaps, lotion, shampoo, kitchen cleansers, coffee/tea bar and other goodies. Just buy groceries at one of the 3 major grocery stores--including the brand new huge Ingles just 10 minutes away!

Enjoy a very special breakfast of complimentary fresh eggs from the beautiful pasture-ranged chickens at Frog Holler. Our eggs are the healthiest available, with bright orange yolks and flavor like you have never tasted before! Our spoiled and happy birds range through mountain pastures and fields, eat certified organic feed, veggies and fruits and are not confined to fences. Delight in fresh-picked vegetables straight from the garden*. Frog Holler is a fully-functional farm with gardens of organic flowers, herbs, fruits and veggies, including a delicious array ranging from varieties found in Grandma's garden to the exotic. *

Relax on the porch swing or rockers while songbirds flutter amongst the flowers and birdhouses. Be mesmerized by the large variety of butterflies floating amongst the many blooms. Curl up in bed on Summer evenings cool enough for a light blanket, even in July! (55 - 60 degrees at night is the norm!) Just open the windows for the cool nighttime breezes and experience 'Mountain Air-Conditioning!' Although the farmhouse is air-conditioned, you may feel you do not need it with the great low mountain temps and low humidity. Be lulled to sleep by the night sounds of the frogs’ lullabies and the waterfall outside your bedroom window. You may even hear the mournful wail of a coyote in the distance.

Amongst the beautifully landscaped flower and vegetable gardens are two ponds, a large one in the garden area and another tableside by your kitchen window! Be greeted each morning by two foot long Koi fish from their window-side pond. Stroll down lavender-lined paths through gardens strewn with fountains and statuary. Enjoy all the comforts of a home, not a rental. You should find just about everything you need for a comfortable and memorable stay.

WEDDINGS AND SPECIAL FUNCTIONS AT THE HOLLER! Enjoy the entire farm for use as a very special fairytale wedding and honeymoon, anniversary party, family/friends reunion or other special event! The entire farm is flat and in a secluded location with beautifully landscaped grounds--all for a very low price. Packages start at $999.00 and include three nights or more in The Gardener's House and use of the entire farm for your special function.

Pets welcome --just click "Pets" when booking. See "Rates" for small pet fee.

No Security Deposit!!! Just like a Hotel, we authorize a credit card to save you paying a deposit or buying insurance. No damage, no charge.

See Rental Agreement for all terms.

*Complimentary produce, eggs and flowers harvested by staff and provided when available/in season.

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More Details

Robyn Cammer
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Robyn Cammer

Robyn is Rental Manager for The Gardener's House at Frog Holler, which is family owned and managed. She and her parents moved to the beautiful Smoky Mountains from Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1999 to enjoy mountain and farm living. Mom is still active with farm life and harvests in the gardens -- at the age of 96!

Fortunate to grow up on several family farms, Robyn has continued her love of the outdoors and creative farming techniques. Since retiring from the legal, real estate and construction fields, she has developed three farms and multiple vacation rentals. She stays busy also as a Vacation Rental Consultant and/or Farm Consultant.

Robyn Cammer purchased this house in 2005

Why Robyn Cammer chose Waynesville

The farm is in the middle of just about everything! Even though it is in a very rural area of farms surrounded by beautiful mountains, it is only minutes from Downtown Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Lake Junaluska and Asheville and all their great events--The best of both worlds. If you want a trip to the city, you are 20 minutes from Downtown Asheville. We are just over the mountain from Maggie Valley--about 10 minutes, just 12 minutes from Downtown Waynesville and 5 minutes from Lake Junaluska! And being only 2 miles from Interstate 40 gets us everywhere really fast and easy. Also great in challenging Winter weather since the road is not steep to get in and out of the farm and it is so centrally located in areas where the roads are cleared in increment weather.

What makes this house unique

The farm offers a serene atmosphere to get away from it all. Become another one of our wonderful regular guests who visit each year! Enjoy fresh veggies, fruit, flowers and eggs from the farm. It does not get any more 'Local' than that! The farm is teaming with songbirds and much wildlife, butterflies, frogs, bees, hummingbirds, not to mention the surrounding mountain pastures with cows and horses, chickens. Just sitting on the deck in the afternoon is an experience you will not soon forget. There is so much activity between all the beautiful flowers. Enjoy a bonfire by the pond at night while listening to a multitude of frogs', coffee on the deck in the morning next to the waterfall and koi pond while enjoying the mountain views. All of this is just minutes from great hiking, rafting, art galleries, festivals, and so much to do. You will want to return again and again like many of our repeat guests (and like we did!).

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful and unique place! We enjoyed it all.
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Waynesville, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2010 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • See Rental Agreement for complete terms
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Very large Downstairs bathroom and dressing area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Upstairs with vaulted tongue & groove ceiling
  • 2 Full Bathrooms--one up and one down (ENDLESS HOT WATER HEATER, no cold showers!)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Other (See Description) - 1 sofa bed/futon , Comfy Sofa in Livingroom
    THE SUNSET ROOM - 1 double bed , UPSTAIRS
    THE GARDEN ROOM - 1 double bed , UPSTAIRS
    ROBIN'S EGG BLUE ROOM - 1 large double bed , DOWNSTAIRS FRONT
  • Two Bedrooms and a full bathroom downstairs (bedrooms on front and back of house) Two Bedrooms and a full bathroom upstairs plus a Library/loft area (bedrooms on each side of house) There are also 3 twin mattresses with complete bedding for additional guests/children for floor use.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 20 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Complimentary organic vegetables when in season/available; eggs, flowers, Highchair, 3 large covered decks, mountain/garden views on all sides, outdoor dining (mostly covered) seating for 20 or more, rockers, porch swing, stroll-through gardens with statuary; two ponds with Koi fish, whole house fan, whole house water filtration, red oak flooring, walking sticks, hats, Wi-Fi, on-demand hot water (NO COLD SHOWERS!), library, vanity dressing area/lighted make-up mirrors, back massagers, large closets, waterfall sounds, masseuse on call, private chefs available, birdfeeders, birdhouses, birdbaths, wind chimes, fine art; kitchen is fully-equipped: breadmaker, cappuccino/espresso machine, coffee grinder, coffee makers, crockpot, food processor, gas stove and oven, large dish and Emeril copper bottom pots and pans selection (no cheap aluminum pans), Corningware, spice grinder, spice rack, toaster oven, waffle iron, ice cream maker, ironing board/iron


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average rating of 4.9180326 based on 108 reviews

Peaceful, unique vacation rental, great location!

  • 5 of 5

The Gardener's House was a unique vacation rental in a farm house, nicely decorated and updated. We loved the quiet, peaceful setting and picturesque landscape and waking to the rooster's crow (but not too early). Easy access, the location was perfect for our stay to visit family and go hiking in several different areas (Pisgah, Max Patch, etc.) We enjoyed our stay, even able to roast marshmallows in the fire pit out back.

  • Review Submitted: 05/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sandy Springs, GA

Great, getaway place in the farmer’s home. Cozy and feel of a farmer country side.

  • 5 of 5

Overall nice place getaway! Great garden views, and would highly recommend it if you are looking for farmer’s home experience. It does get chilly at night, and it is an older style home, but we enjoyed it!

  • Review Submitted: 12/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jae, We are glad you enjoyed your stay! I am sure it was chilly since the cleaning crew found the heat in the house had been turned off when they arrived just after your check-out. Prior to your check-in it was set to 70 degrees. There is also a woodstove which had a fire built for your use but it had not been lit during your stay. There are also 4 additional heaters in the house which can be moved around for our guests' comfort (all were found unplugged and had not been used). The Gardener's House stays very warm, even when the chill factor has reached 20 below in windy weather. It was totally restored/rebuilt in 2006 and has R-24 and R-30 insulation throughout. I wish you had contacted us during your stay if you did not know how to adjust the heater temperature (directions are in the Guest Info book in the kitchen with all other information on the house).
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Knoxville, TN

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We shared this updated cottage with family members who had gathered for a wedding over the Labor Day weekend in the North Carolina mountains. It was a very pleasant stay and the owner is a lovely and accommodating host. I actually knew nothing about Waynesville, NC, and was pleasantly surprised to find that it is a quaint artist town, similar to Asheville, but on a smaller scale. We recommend this lovely cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 05/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, Bonnie!
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Charlotte, NC

Beautiful views and peaceful atmosphere.

  • 4 of 5

We went for a weekend the end of September and had a great time. Sitting outside on the beautiful patio during the cool evenings was such a treat. It was fun feeding the chickens and Koi. We went on a tour of the Sierra Nevada Brewery near Asheville - a must see. (You have to book the tour three months in advance.)

The house was well equipped and we were brought fresh eggs and vegetables.

We had a wonderful visit with our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Please read all the reviews for the house! The listing information is accurate. Robyn is very prompt in answering email questions. The only thing that would make this house absolutely perfect is a bathroom as part of the master bedroom (maybe that will be the next renovation). The dirt/gravel entrance road to the house was just fine for the motorcycles and trike - minor item is the entrance to the parking area is a tiny bit step but wasn't a big deal for most of the motorcycles.

Thanks and I hope to stay again


  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Sharon. Glad you enjoyed your stay! I already have plans for that sometime in the future with a big garden tub included. :) (and a sauna, too, if we can fit it in the space available)
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Waynesville/Canton, NC/Raleigh, NC

Delightful Charming Country Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Frog Holler is bursting with charm! Decorated beautifully and so fun to explore the organic gardens. Everything you need for a wonderful visit. Close to the interstate, near good little cafe for meals out, but kitchen is fully equipped including delicious organic eggs. Thoughtful special touchs by the owner made our stay special. Thoroughly enjoyed our short visit!

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your stay, Sharon!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Frog Level Brewery, Bearwaters, Classic Wineseller
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Many within 2 - 25 miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Smoky Mountain Railroad
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many within 2 - 6 miles
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Cataloochi Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

The Gardener's House is the perfect home base for exploring the Smoky Mountains National Park, Cataloochee Valley (elk), Cataloochee Ski Resort, Pisgah National Forest, The Blue Ridge Parkway and Nantahala National Forest. Surrounded by quaint mountain towns with multiple breweries, coffee shops, shopping/antiquing and great dining close by, you are just a few minutes from just about any adventure!

20 Minutes to Asheville

SKIIERS!!! 10 Minutes to Maggie Valley (Cataloochee Ski Resort/end of Maggie Valley)

5 Minutes to Lake Junaluska

10 Minutes to Downtown Waynesville

2 Miles to I-40 Exit 24

30 Minutes to Sylva/Western Carolina University

Hot Springs Spa, Folkmoot, Great Smokeys National Park, The Biltmore, The North Carolina Arboretum, The Nature Center, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Harrah’s Casino, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, road biking from the farm, motorcycling/Blue Ridge Parkway, numerous Art Shows and Festivals, Wheels Through Time Antique Car and Motorcycle Museum, The Elk at Cataloochee, Colburn Gem & Mineral Museum, Thomas Wolfe Memorial, Diana Wortham Theater, Zebulon Vance Birthplace, Gem Mining, Nantahala National Forest, Pisgah National Forest, Cherokee National Forest, Joyce Kilmer National Forest, Waterfalls, Maggie Valley, Asheville (20 minutes), local Artists and Craftsmen


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Waynesville, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
15 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
JULY 1 through LABOR DAY
1 Jul 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
5 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
16 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$66.59 + Tax
Basic Cleaning Fee AU$99.88 + Tax

Concerned with a possible last minute cancellation? You can purchase travel insurance online at many sites for as little as $17 or 2% - 5% of the trip cost for extra security and ease of mind. That way, if an emergency were to occur, you have recourse for canceling your stay and obtaining a refund. Just google "trip insurance".

Just like a hotel, an authorized credit card serves as a security deposit/damage protection--so you do not incur non-refundable insurance fees or pay a $500 deposit. No damage/no charge.

See Rental Agreement for complete terms.

Weddings/Special Events Packages start at $999.00 (3 Nights) for use of the farmhouse, farm grounds and rear parking area.

Rates/fees subject to change without notice.

Many sites pick up rental information from other sites and do not always list it correctly. VRBO/Homeaway are generally correct. Owner/Landlord is not responsible for errors caused by other rental listing sites.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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