Agritourism in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina

The North Carolina Smoky Mountain region is known for its wide rivers and fertile valleys. You will find many small family farms along the way where you can stop and purchase local produce as well as enjoy the beauty of the farmland. The establishment of local, grass-fed beef is also flourishing as the fresh food movement continually grows and becomes a part of the local economy.

Merritt Farm Alpacas is located about 65 miles southwest of Asheville in the picturesque small town of Otto, North Carolina. Our wonderful 10-acre farm is centered around a 200-year-old log cabin that serves as our office, welcome center, and alpaca store. Our store offers raw fiber, battings, rovings, yarns and apparel.We offer the finest service and support possible with farm visits always available. Whether you are gathering information, new or established breeder, our customer service is but a phone call away. With the acquisition of two herds plus births, our farm is now able to provide award-winning animals to our discriminating clientele.Several of our breeding goals are superb fiber, correct healthy body conformation and calm temperaments. We strive for consistency in our breeding program with particular attention paid to overall soundness and conformation. Our goal is for our crias to play an important part in the alpaca industry for years to come. Based on our award winning herdsires and blue ribbon breeding stock our farm will continue to produce future show winners.
837 Hannah Mountain Road Otto, NC 28763 (828) 371-1254 www.alpacasofmerrittfarm.com Get Directions
Choose and Cut Frasier Firs! Easy paved access, lots of parking, restrooms, handicap facilities, free refreshments, wreaths and gift items in our hospitality tent. You select the tree...we cut it, bale it and tie it on your vehicle or you can use our bow saws and cut it yourself! A wonderful family experience walking through the manicured fields and selecting your own tree! Payment forms accepted are cash, check, MasterCard, Visa. The open dates for Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm for 2017 season are: 2017 tree farm dates: Nov. 17-19 Nov. 23-26 Dec. 1-3 Dec. 8-10
445 Boyd Farm Road Waynesville, NC 28785 (828) 926-1575 boymountainchristmastreefarm.com Get Directions
Truly, Buffalo roam on this private 72 acre little piece of heaven tucked away in the mountains,featured #4 on the top 7 most unique places to stay in NC! Buffalo farm with meat available. If you are looking for a quiet “get away from it all” retreat, this is it! Enjoy long hikes on the property, fishing within walking distance from the log cabin on The Pigeon River or take a trip into town to do some shopping or antiquing. Children will love the short hike through the woods to the play area, The BC Corral! This custom designed area has everything from swings, zip line, slides, teeter toter, cargo nets, rock wall & even a horse shoe pit for the adults! The kids will love it here!
372 Bison Run Road Clyde, NC 28721 (828) 550-0960 buffalocreekvacationsnc.com Get Directions
Goats On The Roof is a fun family stop! Lots to do, we carry Amish foods, Amish Furniture, unique gifts, T-Shirts, homemade fudge, best nitro homemade ice cream, gem mining and rock crushers!! You can even feed the goats and become an official Goat Ranger! You can sit back and relax in one of our Amish Adirondack rockers by the fire pit roasting marshmallows! There's always a surprise at Goats!! Be sure to follow us on Facebook & Twitter for contest and special events.
3026 Hwy 441 South Tiger, GA 30576 (706) 782-2784 goats-on-the-roof.com Get Directions
Families Welcome!!! We have a 100 acre farm where we grow, can and sell items here on the farm. We have Apples, Blackberries, Muscadines and More. WE Produce over 700 Jams, Jellies, Cider and more. We have A fully Commercial Bakery where we are always making bread, Pies and fritters to enjoy.For the Kids we have Ice Cream, corn maze, fried pickles, hayrides, train, Gem mining and field trips. We have our Barnyard and our Farm Themed Playground. There is also a Pavilion for birthday parties and family get togethers.
18 Sorgum Mill Drive Lakemont, GA 30552 (706) 782-7848 hillsideorchard.com Get Directions
A 20-acre garden where the whole family can come to enjoy self-harvesting of mountain-grown vegetables.

Tomatoes
Peas
Beets
Melons
Beans
Yellow Squash
Corn
Okra
Peppers
Cut Flowers
395 Bradley Creek Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-2725 www.jwmitchellfarms.com Get Directions
Our gardens were named for Perry D. Slocum, internationally known hybridizer, who received the Water Lily Hall of Fame Award in 1986. Perry was the President of the International Water Lily Society from 1988-89. Perry’s Water Gardens is a Wholesale/Retail Aquatic plant nursery established in 1980 by Perry D. Slocum and is known for shipping high quality mature plants.The best time of day to view our Nymphaea (water lilies varieties) is 10 am to 2pm whereas many varieties don’t begin to open until between 9am and 10am and like wise begin to close slowly after 2pm. Our Nymphaea (water lilies) begin to bloom early April and began to decrease blooming in early September. The same time of day applies also to our Nelumbo(Lotus varieties) they open and close their blooms also. Nelumbo begin to bloom in Mid June and begin to decrease flowering in the first part of August in our region. To view our Water Iris varieties April is the month they show their colors. We are open for sales throughout the year, but would like for you to call before visiting from October thru March. The height of our blooming season is the month of July. Along with Water lilies and Lotus, many of our Bog and Poolside plants are in full bloom.We are open for Visitors April 1 thru Labor Day. During fall and winter, please call for appointment due to availability and dormancy of plants. No admission fee. Donations are accepted. Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am – 3pm (Closed for Lunch) Closed on Sundays You can call for an appointment for hours 9am – 12pm, as well as on the weekends.
136 Gibson Aquatic Farm Rd Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-3264 perryswatergarden.net Get Directions
Alpacas, llama sales. Animals, visitors, store, yarn, roving, felt, fleece, scarves, quilts, crafts, books, eggs.
179 Harvest Cove Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-0047 skyvueranchalpacas.com Get Directions
Family friendly. Kids Christmas. Costumes, tree, activities, Frasier fur, reindeer, choose-N-Cut, elf, SANTA.
240 Chimney Pond Road Glenville, NC 28736 (828) 743-5456 tomsawyerchristmastreefarm.com Get Directions
Wehrloom Honey is a small family business tucked away in the Appalachian region of western North Carolina. We live and raise our Honeybees in Graham County, which is made up of 2/3 national forest. Living in such a wild and uncultivated place allows our honeybees to forage from the most natural unadulterated sources. We feel this results in the most delicous honey. More than just honey: moisturizing balm, blooming cream, lip balm, wool dryer balls, soaps and decorative beeswax candles.
257 Willie Colvin Road Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 735-2771 wehrloom.com Get Directions