Upon your departure you are
invited to take a horseshoe with you for luck and to remember your stay
Because our first guest
house has been so well received, we now have two guest houses.
Each cottage contains a bedroom with queen sized bed, bathroom with
whirlpool tub, fully equipped kitchen and living
room. In addition the new guest house has it's own private deck overlooking one of
A little about how our Guest House came about.
Just before Christmas a few years ago, the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center asked us if they
could include our barn and guest facilities on their charity barn tour. We
immediately agreed! There were eight hundred and twenty people that came
to see our farm and the five others on the tour.
After the tour we got so
many calls from people that wanted their visitors to stay with us, that we decided
to open guest cottages to the public. When we traveled we always included our canine
family members. We found it especially difficult to find a facility that accepts large dogs. Our largest is a Great Dane, so it was decided that our
Guest House would have to be dog friendly.
If you enjoy antiquing this is the area for you. Start in quaint downtown Landrum where there are several antique and specialty shops. Next head north on Hwy. 176 to the historic town of Tryon. N.C. where more quaint shops can be found. After you leave Tryon again head north on Hwy. 176 ,a quiet country road, to the cute hamlet of Saluda. Heading northward you will come to Hendersonville, yet another quaint mountain town brimming with antique and gift shops. Hendersonville is the home of the apple festival each autumn. Traveling further north you will come to Asheville , the home of the fabulous Biltmore House. All of these towns have wonderful restaurants.
If hiking is your passion, you will love the area trails. The Palmetto Trail is located just a few minutes walk from our farm and has miles of dog friendly hiking. Just around the corner or accessible from the Palmetto Trail is the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center. It is a wonderfully relaxing place to hike or just sit and admire the scenery with your four legged hiking partner. See link page for more information. A short distance north on Hwy. 176 is Pearson Falls , a beautiful water fall with trails in a mountainous setting.
If you enjoy horses there are beautiful farms with horses everywhere. This area is considered the horse country of the piedmont of South Carolina and Western North Carolina. Landrum and Tryon play host to many horse shows every year. If you would like to ride, Lone Oak Farm offers riding lessons and is only five minutes away. Lincoln and Suzanne Russell coach the Converse College Equestrian Team.
At the end of the day you
you can return to Barking Fox Farm Guest House to again relax and enjoy
farm life with horses and serenity.
COMING IN MAY
We will be getting day old chicks. When they grow up guests will be able to enjoy farm fresh brown eggs.
FENCE (Foothills Equestrian Nature Center) is
a 5 minute walk or 2 minute car ride away from Barking Fox Farm. It's a wonderful place to walk your
dogs on their beautiful trails. Another nearby trail system is the Blue Wall
Passage of the Palmetto Trail and it's only a
few minutes from the farm. This is a very "doggy friendly" area.