asheville mountain cabinsMy heart is in the Highlands…

When Scottish pioneers reached the Great Smoky Mountains, they felt like they had come home. The wooded mountains wreathed in mist, the rolling meadows, the rocky streams rushing through the glens-all reminded them of their own Highlands of Scotland. They settled here and farmed the land in the way of their grandfathers, and the Smokies became known as The Southern Highlands.

Come to the Southern Highlands.
Come home to Randall Glen.

Our mountainside and the rolling pastures of our farm occupy a peaceful high glen at the end of a beautiful valley. Come share our farm bounty. Pick an armful of wildflowers, glory in a sunset, dream by a crackling fire. When you come to Randall Glen,  you’ll never want to leave. Once you leave you’ll always want to come back.

horseback riding vacations nc Randall Glen is located just outside Asheville in the historic farming community of Big Sandy Mush. Completely isolated by mountains, this picture postcard valley is still farmed by original settler families and has no commercial development at all. We’re on Newfound Mountain at the very end of the valley, and have over a hundred acres of mountainside and rolling pasture filled with wildflowers, creeks, and forest. We’re surrounded by thousands of acres of conservancy land, and wildlife flourishes here. Our home farm, Randall Cove Farm, is at an elevation of 3100 feet and our Randall Glen mountaintop is at 3600 feet, giving us wonderfully cool summer air and great snow in the winter. We’re so high, in fact, that sometimes we’re actually surrounded by clouds.

Our Home Farm

asheville farm vacationsOur home farm provides fresh vegetables, fruits, and eggs. Visitors are welcome to participate in everyday farm life and to help feed our Highland sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, guinea fowl, Jersey cows, and horses. According to season, you might experience sheep shearing, horseshoeing, or bottle feeding lambs and baby goats. There are simple pleasures, too, like blackberrying, creek wading, picking armloads of wildflowers, chasing fireflies, and gazing at more stars than you’ve ever seen.

We want you to feel at home here, and to feel as if you’re part of these mountains.

Come to the Southern Highlands. Come home to Randall Glen.

PLEASE NOTE: We wish we could welcome pets, but this is a working farm. It is the job of our Great Pyrenees guardian dogs to protect our livestock. They sometimes perceive visitor dogs as a threat, and this creates a very stressful situation for all parties. For this reason, pets of any kind are strictly prohibited to visit. We hope you understand.



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Sights and Sounds

Sights and Sounds

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