Just before Christmas 12 years ago, the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center asked us if they could include our barn and guest facilities on their charity barn tour. We immediately agreed! There were eight hundred and twenty people that came to see our farm and the five others on the tour.
After the tour we got so many calls from people that wanted their visitors to stay with us, that we decided to open guest cottages to the public. When we traveled we always included our canine family members. We found it especially difficult to find a facility that accepts large dogs. Our largest is a Great Dane, so it was decided that our Guest House would have to be dog friendly.
If you enjoy antiquing this is the area for you. Start in quaint downtown Landrum where there are several antique and specialty shops. Next head north on Hwy. 176 to the historic town of Tryon. N.C. where more quaint shops can be found. After you leave Tryon again head north on Hwy. 176 ,a quiet country road, to the cute hamlet of Saluda. Heading northward you will come to Hendersonville, yet another quaint mountain town brimming with antique and gift shops. Hendersonville is the home of the apple festival each autumn. Traveling further north you will come to Asheville, the home of the fabulous Biltmore House. All of these towns have wonderful restaurants.
If hiking is your passion, you will love the area trails. The Palmetto Trail is located just a few minutes walk from our farm and has miles of dog friendly hiking. Just around the corner or accessible from the Palmetto Trail is the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center. It is a wonderfully relaxing place to hike or just sit and admire the scenery with your four legged hiking partner. See link page for more information. A short distance north on Hwy. 176 is Pearson Falls, a beautiful water fall with trails in a mountainous setting.
If you enjoy horses there are beautiful farms with horses everywhere. This area is considered the horse country of the piedmont of South Carolina and Western North Carolina. Landrum and Tryon play host to many horse shows every year at The Tryon International Equestrian Center and F.E.N.C.E.
At the end of the day you you can return to Barking Fox Farm Guest House to again relax and enjoy farm life with horses and serenity.
Our hens provide guests with organic blue and brown eggs.