Western NC mountain home with satellite internet

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Posted or Updated: Feb 26,2024   Reviews (2)   Applications: 1

Western NC Mountains, Franklin
Macon,North Carolina United States

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From: Jun 26,24  
To:      Jul 10,24
Days:  15, Short Term

Small farmlette with mountain view waiting for you with work remotely satellite internet.

Our house is 800 square feet.   We have a large covered deck to the east and south with a porch swing, rocking chairs, sitting and eating areas.   Our half mile of gravel road has several houses on it.  

Your accommodations are a small guest suite:  queen bed, some dresser and closet space, and a small private bathroom with shower.  Internet speeds are about 10 down and 3 up for satellite.  We also have DSL.  There is no cell signal.  There is a land line and ios works on wifi.  I don't know about others.

Our property is completely non smoking.

We have a semi Mother Earthy Farmlette:  Solar electric  (grid tie with batteries), solar hot water, small orchard, large veggie garden,  creek fed water for the garden, a well with potable water.  We neat with wood and there is a backup heat pump.

Nearby:  Nantahala National Forest, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Qualla Boundary (Eastern Band of Cherokee), Appalachian and Bartram Trails, gem mining, trout fishing, waterfalls, natural waterslides and swimming holes, bike trails, greenway, fishing, boating, golf, birding, wildflowering, white watering.  Nature photo ops abound.  Grocery stores, Wal-Mart, library, super cozy bookstore, coffee shops, live theater, cinema, breweries.  Local transit will come to the house with a day's notice.  Asheville is 80 minutes away, Atlanta 3 hours.  We have a folder of things to do in the area, such as visit the Museum of the American House Cat.  During the summer, there are weekly outdoor concerts and occasional festivals.  

Our farm is suitable for children but not for the very young.

We ask house sitters not to bring their personal pets

Basic critter care:  Feed and water the critters, maintain the ducks litter, walk the dog, play with the dog and cats, collect eggs.  Barley the dog would like to go hiking with you.  The cats would like you to take your coffee on the deck so they can snuggle up.

Basic garden care:  Water and  harvest for yourself.  

Critter care you might not expect:  
Cats live outside, the only litter box is in the storage area where they sometimes sneak in and can't get out.
The dog likes to run once a day, in addition to walks.  Either in the front yard, jogging with you, in the dog park, or on hiking trails.
The ducks have a tiny artificial pond that gets drained and refilled daily.   We have ducklings and will get chicks soon, all should be integrated outside by June.

Depending on your gardening comfort level, we may be starting seedlings in trays or have some in the ground that will need hand watering.

Orchard:  The orchard will need watering if we isn't get rain.   There should be berries, and other fruits depending on late freezes.  

House stuff that is unusual: 
Compost plant based food scraps. Drop off trash and recycles on your way to town.  The solar hot water may need attention.  We'll bleed the air before we go and it should be fine.

Sitter must spend 2 hours with us before the sit to meet the critters and learn the routine.

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (2)

“ Wonderful stay in rural Franklin, NC ”

Sit Dates Oct-17-23 - Dec-4-23 Sitter SubiTraveler67, Member Since Feb-12-23

What a wonderful time in the Smoky Mountains! Every morning waking up to the amazing views from their wrap around porch and enjoying a nice cup of coffee or two while their dog is at your feet and a couple of friendly kittys take turns sitting on your lap! Such a relaxing house sit in a moutain setting that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Ed, Apex NC

“ WNCMountainHome Hosts: Kind, Sensible, Organized ”

Sit Dates Jun-20-22 - Jul-5-22 Sitter hygge62, Member Since Dec-28-17

My housesitting host couple communicated back and forth easily to ensure that the needs of both parties were taken into consideration and provided well-detailed, sensible instructions for their sit, as well as being just plain kind, interesting and caring people = too bad we didn't get to vacation ensemble;  the serenity of their surroundings is not to be underestimated;  glad i was able to, particularly them, help them be able to do their thing, 

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