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Historical, Easy Access, Modern Interior, Tranquil, Near Popular Attractions

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 BR / 1 BA - Easy access, views of beautiful Iotla Valley & Cowee Mtns Range

The Old Campbell Farm

Exterior and grounds of this 1880's farmstead have been preserved with deference to the rich history.

Interior has been renovated with all the desirable modern comforts and conveniences, including linens and towels for your use. Only a short drive from many western North Carolina destinations. Screened porch perfect for picnics and morning coffee. Bike routes nearby for easy access. Non-Smoking.

-Four-season, easy access

-Valley view

-Fully furnished

-Maximum occupancy: 6

-Bedroom 1: Queen

-Bedroom 2: 2 Singles

-One queen AirDream sofa bed

-One bathroom

-Modern well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher

-Spacious living/dining area

-Washer (high-efficiency) and dryer

-Central A/C and heat with high-efficiency heat pump

-Fireplace with gas logs

-Wide-screen, HDTV

-Free WiFi

-Free nation-wide calling

-Screened porch with outdoor dining furniture and rocking chairs

-Gas outdoor grill

-Small stream perfect for dabbling toes on a hot afternoon

-Front lawn large enough for a family softball game (or a wedding reception)

-Extensive, marked bicycle routes nearby

More Details

Jim and Pam Rogers
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Jim and Pam Rogers

Jim and Pam Rogers, The Old Campbell Farm's owners, are lifetime residents of Franklin. In fact, Jim's family has been farming in the Iotla Valley since 1879. They live nearby, less than a mile from the Old Campbell Farm, and they love to meet new folks and provide the perfect home-away-from-home for the enjoyment of their guests! In fact, The Old Campbell Farm is the first of two historic properties Jim and Pam have preserved and have made available as vacation homes. The Dock Barnard Farm, a beautifully restored 1890's Folk Victorian home, is located less than a half-mile away. The properties complement one another and can make the perfect combination for larger-family vacations.

Jim and Pam Rogers purchased this farmhouse in 2011

Why Jim and Pam Rogers chose Franklin

Jim personally knew Fannie Campbell Tallent, the most recent descendant of the Campbell Family to live at The Old Campbell Farm, so there always has been a sense of closeness to the 1884 farmstead. After the property left the Campbell family in the 1970's, and after a succession of owners, The Old Campbell Farm eventually fell into a sad state of disrepair. Jim and Pam were fortunate to purchase the property, adding the 4-acre tract to their farm where they specialize in growing Angus cattle and timber. The meadow at the Old Campbell Farm produces hay each year for their cattle herd. They especially love the large lawn, the beautiful hosta beds, listening to the burble of the creek from the rocking chairs on the screen porch, and watching for wildlife! But more importantly, they loved restoring and preserving The Old Campbell Farm, a truly wonderful historical treasure!!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Whether you stay for a weekend, a week, or a month, The Old Campbell Farm can be home base to explore everything from Dollywood in nearby Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina. Go hiking in the Smokies, bicycle riding on marked trails and paved routes, motorcycle riding on challenging mountain roads, and strolling along the country lane that leads to the Farm. After dinner (or supper, as we say in the mountains) sit on the screened porch or take a walk in the meadow to catch the last light of day and perhaps a glimpse of a doe and her fawn.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Campbell Farm cabin is a wonderful retreat any time of the year. Jim and Pam are amazing to work with and they ensure every need is met. Our son and his family stayed for three weeks and we visited often. The cabin is situated in the beautiful Smokey Mountains with rolling hills and a wonderful stream just off the screened porch. The accommodations are first class. I highly recommend the Old Campbell Farm to everyone looking for a peaceful, relaxing home away from home!
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Franklin, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Not handicapped accessible
  • Damage must be reported immediately.
  • Change or set-up of passwords not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Vanity, well-lighted mirror
  • Shower includes hand-held shower massage for full coverage spray that awakens and invigorates, plush towels, bathroom fan with heater and light, . . .
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Additional Guest Accomodations - 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen AirDream Mattress on sofa bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • Both bedrooms feature comfy sleep system mattress sets, elegant linens, oak furnishings, and built-in closets. Bedroom 1: Queen room has plush wall-to-wall carpet, direct access to wrap-around porch, beautiful natural light by day, and romantic lamp light at night. Bedroom 2: Two single beds - this room has especially beautiful restored original wood floor, all the comforts of a modern bedroom, but with the distinctive air of stepping back in time. Additional Guest Accommodations: Handsome sofa in living room converts into a queen sofa bed with amazingly comfortable AirDream Mattress, when needed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Historical, Easy Access, Modern Interior, Tranquil, Near Popular Attractions
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful house for a family gem hunting trip for 3 days. The house is close to the gem mines and downtown Franklin NC. The inside is so clean that we let our baby crawl on the floor. It has everything we could ask for such as wifi, direct TV, cooking / laundry staff. The owner Jim and Pam are very very nice and friendly.

We had a wonderful time and got some very nice gems!

We would highly recommend this vacation house to others!

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable & cozy

  • 5 of 5

Would go back again in the drop of a hat 🎩👍.....our 3 days went by way too fast

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect 3 nights in this wonderful home - it has everything needed for a relaxing stay! It was immaculate, porch and grounds are super! Beds make you sleep like a baby! Mountain air was awesome! Close enough to the city for restaurants, entertainment, shopping. Jim and Pam, owners, did a magnificent job revamping this home, can only imagine the amount of time, love, sweat, and devotion they put into. We loved it and look forward to a return visit. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did!

  • Review Submitted: 05/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reunion getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Campbell farm home was everything and more as described online. The home was very comfortable and inviting, especially the screened in front porch and rockers. Very quite and secluded area, however access to town was very convenient. The home was immaculately cleaned above and beyond expectation. Home owners greeted us upon arrival and gave us the history of the Campbell homestead. Wifi had excellent speed and my 18 year old twin grandsons gave it a thumbs up 👍

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Location

  • 5 of 5

From the rustic exterior to the updated interior there was nothing left that could make this farm any better! but wait the location is awesome as well. My wife and i loved the old campbell farmhouse. it is close to everything and the trees and animals "deer, squirrels,beaver" were in abundance. Pam and Jim were very nice and gave us an abundance of info on the farm and history of the town! I look forward to spending more time at the campbell farm with the whole family next year if its available!

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden gem in a mining town

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location of this cabin. You don't need an SUV to get to it because it's on flat ground, unlike many other rentals in the area. We went to Mason's Mine which is just a short but pretty drive from the cabin. My mom found a 16 carat sapphire! Pam and Jim were so accommodating. We brought our teething toddler and she had a rough first night in terms of getting any sleep. The next day, I asked if we could get a fan in our bedroom, for some white noise which our toddler sleeps with at home, and they came over within 20 minutes with a fan in hand. Thanks to their amazing hospitality, we all slept peacefully our last night. One nice touch is the photo book in the cabin. It shows the renovation of the cabin and the history of who lived there and when. It put a story with the cabin and made it feel more personal and inviting. We plan to return, hopefully next year, if Pam and Jim will have us. I highly recommend this place especially if you are heading to Mason's Mine or just want a relaxing vacation in front of a fireplace.

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Macon County Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Mulligan's Bar & Grille
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Mill Creek Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 28 - Bryson City Road
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Caffe Rel, Sunset Restaurant, Happy Daze Donuts...
Nearest Ski
56 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Car: necessary

Treat yourself to an evening at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, a premiere venue for great performances.

Perhaps you’d like to include some well-known destinations on your itinerary:

Nantahala National Forest,

Appalachian Trail,

Pigeon Forge, TN,

Asheville, NC,


Cherohala Skyway and the Blue Ridge Parkway,

Legendary Cherokee,

Cradle of Forestry,

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad,

Cades Cove,

The Whistle Stop Mall,

Old School Antique Mall.

Outdoor activities to consider:

Cycling (The Old Campbell Farm is adjacent to the Burningtown Loops),


Fly fishing,

Gem mining,

Horseback riding,


Lake fishing,

Mountain biking,


Snow skiing (at Cataloochee Ski Area),



Water skiing.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$105.81

The Olive Hills Vacation Rentals "Rental Policy" must be accepted BEFORE the reservation process can be completed.

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.