The Scout House is a unique gem – a modern, country hideaway located in a vibrant, cultural community. It's perfect not only for weekend getaways, but also for longer retreats. With all the amenities of a home-away-from-home – including a full kitchen, washer/dryer, large screen TV, books, games, magazines, and a vintage VHS collection – you will be assured of having a comfortable stay. The two bedrooms with brand new beds provide ample space for relaxation and privacy while the tranquil pond will soothe even the weariest of travelers. During the cooler months, guests may enjoy curling up by the wood burning vintage fire place in the living room.
Feel free to explore the grounds, but be mindful not to poke around the outbuildings; they're as old as they look (our tobacco barn dates to the late 17- early 1800s!) They're definitely in need of some love and restoration.
Guests will have access to the entirety of the cabin including a serene sittin' porch with scenic views. The driveway and parking area are offset from the road and completely private. There are several outdoor seating areas, including cozy spots at the fire pit. There is a lightly wooded path to a spring fed pond where swimming, floating, and quiet contemplation are encouraged.
Interaction with guests:
Since The Scout House is a private cabin our interactions depend on how much you would like to socialize. We love getting to know our guests, but we admire and respect those that prefer solitude as well.
We know the area well and would be more than happy to chat about things if you need advice or recommendations. We’ve also left information in the cabin regarding local eats, attractions, upcoming events, and more.
We live next door and are readily available should you need us. Occasionally you may see us down in the field tending to our fruit trees, visiting the garden beside the barn, or by the pond, which is behind our house. Otherwise, it's just you and the wildlife!
Lastly, it should go without saying, but we are LGBT friendly and nondiscriminatory towards all genders, races, nationalities, ages, and religions!
The Scout House is located on a scenic farm road, but is only a few minutes drive to downtown Carrboro and Franklin St. in Chapel Hill and a mere 7 minute drive to UNC Campus. (Game schedules permitting ;)
There's an amazing assortment of places to eat, drink, shop, and generally be entertained. Further, there are year-round farmers markets, parks, and community events that make visiting fun any time of the year. Let us know what you want/need, and we'll point you in the right direction!
While there are some local public transportation options in addition to taxis, Uber, and Lyft, we recommend you have a vehicle if staying at The Scout House.
Other things to note:
We love animals, but at this point in time, as we are trying to keep things clean and simple, regretfully cannot accommodate pets. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you and your furry sidekicks.