Ox-Ford Farm Bed & Breakfast Inn is part of an authentic working farm located on a slope off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mount Mitchell in Western North Carolina. Beef cattle and pedigree sheep are raised here on steep mountain pastures with beautiful vistas all around. The history of the farm goes back to 1876, when it was given to a beloved daughter Nancy, who had just married the area's only country doctor. Many generations of their descendants were raised on the farm, and visitors to the family was always in abundance. Ox-ford Farm remains today a very special place for the people in our area. The farmhouse is now a bed & breakfast inn, with four full bedrooms and three full baths. Furnishings are beautiful but distinctly comfortable. The atmosphere is very relaxed and homey. Our Roosters may wake you up in the morning for a stroll to watch our animals at their breakfast, or you may be opt for another hour or two of sleep. Breakfasts are exceptional, your choice, all naturally grown products including fresh eggs and home-baked bread.
4.4 on June 15, 2012
I found Oxford Farm listed in a brochure that focused on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I made reservations and our last night out, we stayed with Dr. Hapke. Our night there was very special. From visiting with Edith, drinking delicious coffee, touring the farmyard and seeing many peacocks and various livestock, visiting with Denise, her helper, petting the Great Pyrenees dogs, etc., we loved it. The breakfast was very good. However, I believe our highlight was visiting with Edith. What a special, interesting lady with a good vision for a B & B. I grew up on a small farm in the midwest so Oxford Farm brought back many good memories. My husband and daughter did not grow up on farms, so they especially enjoyed this experience. We will return again, hopefully soon. John and Pat
5 on June 28, 2011
We have stayed at Ox-Ford Farms on four different occasions over the years. Dr. Hapke is a rare treasure! She saved this wonderful farm, created a world unto itself and still actively runs it virtually by herself. She was such an inspiration to us that when we retired we bought 36 acres in Georgia and opened up our own Bed & Breakfast / farm. If you are an animal lover Ox-Ford Farm is a very unique place to stay and visit. Pick your own eggs, help feed the baby lambs, hike up one of the most scenic paths in the Asheville area, or just sit down and talk to (listen to) one of the most fascinating women you will ever meet. If you don't like animals then a run of the mill hotel is a better choice, but if you do want to experience a working farm then this is the place to be. Ask her to go easy on the breakfast or be prepared to let out your belt. Tel her that Lester & Diane sent you.
5 on May 19, 2011
Staying at Ox-Ford farm felt like checking into heaven. Even with our large group of 15 we were given exceptional service and our stay was very enjoyable. The doctor made us all feel welcomed, wanted, and spoke at length about the farm and it's history. My sweetheart and I even talked of being married here in the future. The slow and natural pace of the farm coupled with it's beauty and animal life took our breath away. It rejuvenated us body and soul and left us longing to return just as soon as we had gone. It has also inspired us to move to the mountains of NC in the near future. God willing we will continue to enjoy the beauty of Ox-Ford farm for years to come. Thank you.
5 on July 20, 2010
My husband and I luckily happened into selecting the Ox Ford Farm B&B on a whim while exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway. Wow, what fun to see this working farm, tour the property, see all the farm critters plus dogs and cats, eat a fabulous breakfast, and get to know the wonderful woman owning and running the B&B. She is amazing. Children between 4 and 13 would LOVE this place. Very homey, not fancy, and a great place to visit.
5 on September 23, 2007
This is a destination by itself. It is difficult to rank favorites among the property, getting up close with farm animals of every description, the four wonderful Great Pyrenees companions, the tranquility of the setting, being awakened by roosters and peacocks, Edith's elaborate, farm-fresh breakfasts, etc. But right up there would have to be the warmth and personality of the innkeeper, Dr. Hapke.
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