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The Barn at Heritage Farm

Posted on: June 28th, 2016 by 89and52 No Comments

The Barn at Heritage Farm is located on a farm in the foothills of NC and is available for weddings and events. They will open in October 2016. The farm is located on 70+ acres in the beautiful foothills of Dobson, North Carolina and is surrounded by rotating crops of tobacco, corn, soybeans, blackberries and blueberries. The barn has over 8,000 sq ft. and can accommodate 300. It also has a half loft containing handrails made from over 1,000 tobacco sticks. The inside is lit with wagon wheel lanterns and the main stage at the front has a 24-window view of Pilot Mountain. There is a covered porch with seating and fire pits, a bridal room, a groom’s room, & a catering room. There is also a farm pond on site can be used for pictures. Ask about the wedding packages!

Luna’s Trail Farm, Event Center, and Lodging

Posted on: May 4th, 2016 by 89and52 No Comments

Luna’s Trail Farm & Event Center & Lodging

Located in the foothills of North Carolina, with gorgeous views of Pilot Mountain, Luna’s Trail is the perfect venue for a wedding, a relaxing weekend getaway, a business meeting, or a fun family reunion! It’s also a great place to buy fresh produce. Only minutes from Mount Airy and Winston-Salem!

Lodging

The Red Cabin

Located on 248 acres of farmland, this beautiful 3-bedroom cabin gives its renters access to 7-plus miles of hiking, a lake, creek, stand-up paddle board, canoe, excellent views of Pilot, Sauratown, and Hanging Rock Mountains. Great for viewing wildlife and perfect for bird watching! Also enjoy looking at the llamas, goats, cattle, hogs, and pasture raised chickens. Located about 300 yards from the wedding venue, this is an excellent place for people to prepare for their event.

This lodge sleeps eight in three private rooms, each with their own bathroom and shower. Our largest room sleeps up to 5 guests and has a king bed, small sitting area, and 2 twin beds with a trundle. The second bedroom has a queen bed with excellent views of the lake, and the third bedroom offers a king-sized bed with views of the surrounding meadow and lake. Each bedroom has satellite television. The facility has heat and air conditioning, as well as wireless internet access.

The Green Cabin

During most of our wedding venue tours, the brides usually lay claim to the Red Cabin, which is the original cabin down by the lake.  After that, there is an awkward pause during which there is a token effort to plan where the groomsmen will be able to get ready.  In an effort to make things flow more smoothly, we’ve made an area to accommodate the groomsmen, complete with pool table and large screen TV!  It’s called the Watch House, mostly because it’s located right at the entrance of the same property so you can see who’s coming in.   It’s got a large parking area, and the view of Hanging Rock is fantastic.  The main indoor attraction is probably the game room, which contains the above pool table and television.  There are also 2.5 baths, a wood stove, a full kitchen, and beds for 6 (queen, queen, twins) – plenty of amenities to get ready in a relaxed, comfortable environment. It’s also right in the middle of the blueberries and blackberries, which could make for some tasty pickings, in addition to frequent deer visits!

Hanging Rock Cabin, coming soon!

Event facilities

Set on the bank of a lake and also overlooking one of our favorite views of a meadow and creek on the property, the Big Barn is the main wedding venue at Luna’s Trail. Originally built as a pole barn, the venue has the rustic feel which fits in with the rest of the farm. However, it is equipped with heating, air conditioning, audio visual equipment, a portable stage, portable dance floor, 4 bathrooms and 3 separate fireplaces, including a large fire pit on the back patio. Fans and space heaters are available as needed. The venue offers a brand new caterer’s kitchen, with top of the line equipment to accommodate your caterer’s needs. There are smaller areas for more intimate gatherings, but there is enough space to accommodate 300 people. The richness of the warm, wooden indoor area, along with the uniqueness of the tin ceiling within the covered patio, create a venue with an elegant, vintage appeal.

Luna’s Trail Farm is located at 1155 Wilson Farm Road in Westfield, NC. Visit their website at www.lunastrail.com.

Call 336-351-2052 for more information and/or reservations.

 

Soap-Making Workshop at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm

Posted on: February 23rd, 2015 by 89and52 No Comments
PINNACLE, N.C. — Handmade soaps make wonderful gifts and add a touch of luxury to your bath. People who want to learn the basics to begin crafting their own natural soaps can get a crash course on the subject at Horne Creek Farm’s Soap-Making Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 28.
The course will be taught by Mary Colman, goat farmer and soap maker at Pinnacle Hills Goat Farm. She and her husband Brian started their farm almost eight years ago, with two Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goat doe kids and a Great Pyrenees puppy. She started making goat milk soap about a year later because she had many skin issues, particularly itching.
Colman’s very first batch was oatmeal honey goat milk soap, hand stirred for at least an hour. She explained, “It actually turned out really nice and from that first bar of soap I learned how good goat milk was for my skin. Did you know that goat’s milk has over 50 nutrients, minerals, acids and enzymes? Vitamins A, C, B1, B12 and E? Goat milk has a pH level similar to that of human skin. It is gentle and soothing and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth.”
Since that day, Colman has made thousands of bars of soap which she and her husband sell from their farm website www.pinnaclehillsgoatfarm.com. You can also find her and information on her products on Facebook.
She is active with the Surry County Farmers Market, serves on the market’s board and is a well-known vendor at the farmers markets in Elkin, Dobson and Mount Airy. Colman is also a fixture at events at Horne Creek Living Historical farm, often bringing along a goat or two to showcase their role in her products. Her soaps can be found for sale in the Horne Creek Farm gift shop year-round.
Making an easy two-vegetable oil soap the old-fashioned cold process way using distilled water, lye, and ingredients found in the grocery store, will be demonstrated in the workshop. At the end of class, all participants will take home a bar of soap and handouts on soap making. Class size limited to 10 people. Participants must be 16 and older and costs $20 per person, plus 7% sales tax ($21.40). Pre-registration is required. The class will be held in the visitor center at Horne Creek Farm 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For additional information and to enroll, please call (336) 325-2298. Horne Creek Farm is located at 308 Horne Creek Farm Rd., Pinnacle, N.C. It is within the Division of State Historic Sites in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
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