Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps
Jaqueline Pray Hatch
About Jaqueline Pray Hatch
We were tired of the corporate life we were living and the rat race of working to pay bills. So we decided to take a leap of faith and buy a cabin in the forest of NC on a cold water creek, just outside of Asheville near the Blue Ridge Parkway. We wanted a more peaceful meaningful life. Mark is originally from Southampton England and Jacquie from Boston Massachusetts. We met in Central Florida working in our busy careers. We decided that when we retired we would buy a farm in the mountains and grow our own food and live off the land. It has been the most peaceful rewarding 10 years of our lives. We have 3 friendly dogs, 2 German Shepherds and a Hound, 2 cats, and a small flock of sheep.
Jaqueline Pray Hatch purchased this Cabin in 2009
Why Jaqueline Pray Hatch chose Balsam Grove
We spent over a year looking for the perfect property for us. It had to have several things: a creek, high elevation, pasture, forest land, a beautiful town was a must (Brevard), close to activities and near a city (Asheville). This property had all we were looking for and it was on the market for only 72 hours. Living here is like a slice of heaven. There is 5 1/2 acres on Maggie's Farm and we border thousands of acres of Pisgah Forest on 2 sides of the property. We built our home across the creek and in the very back corner of the property. In case of emergency we are just down the road a bit.
What makes this Cabin unique
The back deck is so relaxing, watch and listen to the creek while enjoying a lazy afternoon. Just beyond the creek we border the Pisgah National Forest where there are thousands of acres of forest and trails. Transylvania county is "The Land of Waterfalls" with over 250 waterfalls. The property location is the perfect jumping off point for nearly everything you want to see or do in Western North Carolina and come home to a comfy cabin and bed. There is a stocked rainbow trout pond on property along with 1000+ feet of natural cold water stream with brown trout running through the farm directly behind the cabin. Maggie's Farm has blackberries, blueberries and raspberries for picking. We grow a wide variety of fruits and vegetables which can be eaten while on your stay. You can actually have a full dinner all from food grown right here on the farm during the harvest season.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great stay at Maggie's Farm
Such a unique and fun experience for the whole family!
Everything we needed!
Wow! We enjoyed our stay at Maggie’s Farm. Jackie and Mark are so amazing. The property is gorgeous and is everything mentioned on the site. We got to unwind and hang out at the house and enjoyed our trips into the mountains. Caught and cooked some amazing trout from the pond as well. Thanks for letting us enjoy your little slice of heaven!
The place was clean and comfortable. We will definitely stay here again!
Maggie’s Farm a hit!!!
Great hosts and great property in a beautiful area. The cabin was perfect for a quick holiday weekend getaway for myself and wife. The cabin was pet friendly and our 13 year old Lab was welcomed like a family member. Thanks Jackie and Mark for letting us share your property and we’ll see you again. Mindy and Paul
What wonderful hosts!
We had such a great time staying in Jacquie and Mark's cabin! The setting is so peaceful with the stream running in the background and a view of the mountains. The cabin was in pristine clean condition and had everything one could need both in terms of linens and kitchen equipment. Jacquie and Mark were so accommodating of our puppy who came with us and we were so grateful!! We can't wait to return!!
We had an amazing time. Mark and Jaqueline were great hosts. The property was gorgeous and great for dogs. Close to hiking and waterfalls. Will definitely be back.
Truly a nature lover's paradise. There are endless activities including: Asheville, Brevard, Breweries galore, Horseback riding in the Pisgah Forest, Fly fishing, Trout fishing, Hiking, Motorcyling through the Blue Ridge Pkwy, Mountain biking, Tubing & Whitewater rafting, visiting WATERFALLS, NC Trout Farm, Sliding Rock, Hunting for Bear, Deer, Wild Boar. The headwaters of the French Broad River is here as well. If you want to go to a casino,Cherokee NC is just a short drive on the Blue Ridge PKWY. The town of Brevard is where we shop. It is a quaint town with alot of charm. There is a genuine Soda Shop (Rocky's) that has been there since the 1940's. There is also a huge toy store (O.P. Taylor's) for the kids. Brevard is know for its solid white squirrels, if you're lucky you may see one. In September there is a huge apple festival in closeby Hendersonville and throughout Western North Carolina during apple harvest. The Biltmore Mansion and winery is a short drive and a beautiful way to spend a day.