Olive Hill Vacation Rentals


Nestled in Iotla Valley in western North Carolina only four (4) miles from the town of Franklin, The Old Campbell Farm and The Dock Barnard Farm beckon vacationers to relax in beautifully restored homes built in the late 1800's, sit a spell, relax, catch some fireflies in the meadows, and relish time around the table with friends and family after enjoying the many attractions of western North Carolina. The Old Campbell Farm was built by the Campbell family as they settled the valley in the 1800's, and the log cabin's rustic exterior now shelters a comfortable and well-appointed interior designed to suit the needs of modern travelers. The Dock Barnard Farm was built by Dock Barnard for his bride Ellen Winstead Barnard around 1895. and likewise shelters a comfortable and well-appointed interior while preserving the home's original architecture.

Whether you stay for a weekend, a week, or a month, either The Old Campbell Farm or The Dock Barnard Farm can be your home base to explore everything from Dollywood in nearby Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina. There is never a shortage of things to do! Our guests enjoy hiking in the Smokies, bicycle riding on marked trails and paved routes, motorcycle riding on challenging mountain roads, fishing, antiquing, horseback riding, zipping along a canopy tour, viewing waterfalls, golfing, canoeing, whitewater rafting, sightseeing, and strolling along the country lane or the woodlands road, just to mention a few possibilities. After dinner (or supper, as we say in the mountains) sit on the screened porch or take a walk in the meadow to catch the last light of day and perhaps a glimpse of a doe and her fawn.

With four-season access and fantastic views of the mountains surrounding Iotla Valley, The Old Campbell Farm and The Dock Barnard Farm provide impeccably clean and fresh furnishings, linens, kitchen, and more. Does your schedule include some vacation time? We welcome you to book your next vacation getaway with us!

About the owners:
Jim and Pam Rogers, owners and proprietors
of both The Old Campbell Farm and The Dock Barnard Farm, are lifetime residents of Franklin. In fact, Jim's family has been farming in the Iotla Valley since 1879. The Old Campbell Farm and The Dock Barnard Farm actually are part of their larger 350-acre working farm where they specialize in growing Angus cattle and timber. The meadow at The Old Campbell Farm and two small fields at The Dock Barnard Farm produce hay each year for their cattle herd.

Professional quality photos of The Old Campbell Farm can be viewed on our "Home" tab, compliments of our daughter-in-law who is an avid photographer. Professional quality photos of The Dock Barnard Farm will be coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy a sampling of owner taken snapshots by clicking our "Additional Photos" tab above. If the idea of pure relaxation in a country setting in the mountains of western North Carolina strikes your fancy, contact Jim and Pam Rogers at 864.706.3309 or at jim@olivehillvactionrentals.com or via the "Contact Us" tab above. We look forward to hearing from you!


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Directions to Franklin?   (Source: franklin-chamber.com)

From Asheville: Take I-40 West to Exit 27 (23 South/74 West). Stay on 23/74 to Exit 81 (U.S. 441/23 South). Approximately 18 miles to Franklin from this exit. Approximately 65 miles.

From Atlanta:
Follow I-85 North to I-985. Left on I-985 which becomes 23/365 North. 23/365 becomes 23/441 North. Follow straight into Franklin. Approximately 125 miles.

From Greenville, SC:
Take I-85 South to Exit 19 (Clemson). Follow 76 West to Clayton, Georgia. Take U.S. 441 North straight to Franklin. Approximately 110 miles. (Alternate route: Take I-85 North to I-26 West, then I-26 West to I-40 West, then I-40 West to Exit 27. Follow US-74 W/Great Smoky Mountains Expressway and US-23 S to Franklin. Approximately 140 miles.)

From Knoxville, TN: Interstate: I-40 East to Exit 20 (Hwy 276 South). Stay south on 276 until reaching 23/74 South. Follow to Exit 81 (U.S. 441/23 South). Approximately 18 miles to Franklin from this exit. Approximately 130 miles

Jim and Pam Rogers, Owners & Proprietors
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