-John Muir

A well appointed, exceptionally maintained 56+ acre Equestrian Estate nestled in the heart of Reems Creek Valley not far from excellent dining, city amenities or the Blue Ridge Parkway. This serene escape is to be enjoyed by a true equestrian connoisseur, secluded for privacy, an absolute oasis for horse lovers. Equine facilities include a 10 stall Custom Main Barn with in-barn office w/Heat & AC, full bath, refrigerator/sink, trophy/tack room, wash & grooming room, vet room, feed room, 2 hay storage rooms, high velocity fans, exhaust & sound system. A Custom Broodmare Foaling Barn with 5 stalls (2 heated), feed room, hay storage & sink. An Indoor Arena w/kick plate & viewing room opening to a larger Outdoor Riding Arena. Machinery Garage. Round pen. Multiple building sites with amazing views, woodlands, fenced pasture & hay fields.

The 1930 home completely remodeled in 2000 has 3 covered porches surrounded by endless breathtaking views. This 2,360 sq ft vacation rental offers three bedroom that sleeps up to 9 in beds, and two baths with custom wooden doors and cabinets, elegant lighting, a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, living room with comfortable couches, a rustic dining room table and chairs and a large flat screen TV, The country farm vacation rental is also equipped with a washer and dryer and one car garage. This home is the perfect secluded retreat to enjoy the mountains and relax from the every day-to day. No matter what age there is something for everyone to enjoy at Brookside Country Retreat.

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Well worth your consideration

The close to 40-acre, multi-building property is a movie-set quality gem, clean, quiet, manicured, it looks and smells pretty. Once there, you are in your own world.

Quite the rare find. To begin with, I don’t think I’ve ever been to a farm or horse farm cleaner than this one, inside and outside. And having owned, visited, and stayed at several farms you can rely on that. If you are a clean freak, this is the place for you. The attention to detail shows in all things big and small. Somebody loves this place.

The main house itself has been very tastefully restored and renovated. Every space, item, furnishing, and fixture inside and outside is clean, fresh, and feels well treated or new. The kitchen and bathrooms are new. All the bedding, pillows and towels seem brand new.

It is particularly suited for two couples, or for a family up to 6-8. But it is quite multi-generational as well. Each age can enjoy the combination of features here, from toddlers, children, teens, young, middle-aged, and senior adults.

The check-in and check-out process, as well as the communication with property owner-manager is seamless, friendly, and helpful. You never hear a noise, no one is intrusive, the property is huge, so you rarely see others not in your party. They are there on a moment’s notice if you have a question, need something or some help. Even the horses are nice.

I find the online listing, photos, and descriptions accurate, and the excellent reviews here well deserved.

I would say the only miniscule matter, and it is completely insignificant once you get to the property, is a small slice of the neighborhood. Both location and neighborhood are as good as it gets, but unfortunately anywhere mountain rural has little if any zoning. That means you will find a rare diamond like this in proximity to a lump of coal. The last few yards on the road proximate to the property are very “NC Rural”. That property is not related to this property, just in the hood. That’s the way it is, so we chose to find that “NC open air museum of authentic yet rusting farming equipment & artifacts” charming. On the other hand, that contrast will remind you how good you have it on Brookside Country Retreat and Horse Farm.

Overall… If you like nature, animals, clean air, nice people, peace and quiet, a hassle-free experience, this special place is well worth your consideration.

Henri D. -2021

Well worth your consideration