There are some things unique about our area and we
want you to be prepared. This is not Gatllnberg! Briar Rose
Farm is in a pretty rural area of the Central Mountains norh
of Asheville. Services (like gas and food) are few and far
between. You will not want to arrive here without food or you
will spend your precious vacation days driving just to go to a
grocery store. So please print the driving directions from the
bottom of the cabin pages ( or this page)and read them
so you will see where the grocery stores are that you will pass
on your way here.
Restaurants: There is one small cafe within 2 miles of
the farm. The Trust General Store Cafe is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Breakfast is
served only on weekends. Hours are limited so don't expect service beyond 7 PM. A menu is
available in the notebook at your cabin for more information.
Cell Phones do not work here as we have no cell towers. You may get cell service from the nearby
mountain tops and three miles away, as well as from the Duckett Top Tower, Hot Springs, and of course,
Asheville. But service is spotty.
Use our phone number (828-622-7329) for an emergency contact number and we will be happy to
convey any messages of an emergent nature to you.
For those staying at our Farm Cabin that has a phone, please note the phone number of that cabin :
828-622-3230, long distant calls are included.
What to Bring
Food and Drinks: Again, please note that our "local" grocery stores are more than 17 miles away, (30
minutes driving time). The grocery stores you will pass on the way to the farm are noted on the "Driving
Directions" listed on the bottom of the cabin pages. We encourage you to print these directions even if
you have a GPS as they contain more local information that could be most helpful. Madison County here is
a dry county. Only beer and wine are available in Hot springs. Small cafes and convenience stores close
to the farm have minimal supplies. You don't want to spend your vacation driving to the grocery store!!!
Movies? The Farm cabin has a VHS player with lots of titles there while the Sweet Briar and Knob Cabin
have DVD players and very limited titles.
Books and Games: All the cabins have an assortment of local authors, nature books, and short stories but
nothing is better than your own good book around the fireplace in the evening or out on the porch. All
cabins have some games but the Farm Cabin has the best supply.
Shoes: Our ground is uneven so sturdy shoes are recommended for hiking and kids enjoy the creek and
barnyard with rubber boots. You don['t want to try to hike in flip flops!
Flashlights: It gets really dark here at night so if you plan to do much walking around after dark, you might
want to bring a flashlight. This is the country, no street lights!
Fishing Equipment: Nearby streams are stocked with rainbow and our native speckled trout are in good
supply . Licenses are available within a few miles of the farm.
Swim Suits: Our local swimming hole is about 7 miles down the road and the SPA in Hot Springs has
mineral water for tubing. The Hot Tubs at the cabins are private, so swim suits are optional .
Linens and paper goods are provided at the cabins.
All cooking utensils are present but if you require something special, such as a crock pot or cupcake tins,
you may wish to bring those.
Driving Directions: Please print!
Located on over 240 acres
with a variety of animals and
crops,. We invite you to
wander. Look here to see
some of the sights on the farm
and things to do right here!
Located on a high Knob, total
privacy and an incredible
view! Sleeps up to three.
Briar Rose Farm 828-622-7329
Sweet Briar Cabin
Located above the main farm,
offers privacy and peace, it
sleeps up to three.
Located right on the farm,
close to creek and animals,
sleeps up to five.
|Briar Rose Farm - Vacation Cabin Rentals
91 Duckett Top Tower Rd., Hot Springs, NC 28743
What to Bring