Horsin' Around, Phyllis Rathbone
1279 Dillingham Road
Barnardsville, NC 28709
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Facilities: Horse Facilities: Horses & Mules: We offer stall board and 24x7 on site care plus daily fenced pasture turnout and three feedings of hay in stall included. Medium 10' x 10' stalls are $20 per night; large 14' x 14' foaling stalls next to our beautiful creek are $25 per night. You get unlimited use of a Morton indoor riding arena, large outdoor riding arena, and you can also walk or ride your horse one quarter mile ride up the road to enter the Pisgah National Forest (Big Ivy boundary) for all day rides, hiking, picnicing, and fishing. The Hunger Games was filmed in our own Big Ivy woods, and we also have a fantastic Navitat facility 10 minutes away!
People Facilities: For the 2-legged folks, we rent our wood-panelled bunkhouse for $60 per night. It has 2 bunkbeds (bottom bed is a double bed futon style, upper is a single bed). Amenities include coffee maker, toaster, microwave, crockpot, bath/shower, heat/AC; we will accept dogs if horse savvy, and indoor friendly. Or you can bring your LQ or RV and camp in the National Forest; another option is the Comfort Inn in Mars Hill, NC, about 15 mins north, they accept dogs as well.
Location: We are in the Western North Carolina area of the Smoky Mountains, about 25 miles north of Asheville's I-40, 10 miles off of I-26. Closest fast food and groceries, a Wal-Mart & Lowes are 20 mins south, in Weaverville, NC. Our guests say they not only get a safe and friendly place for their horses to hang out, they get a relaxing vacation. Multiple hiking trails allow you access to beautiful Douglas Waterfalls nine miles up the top of our mountain - plan to stay a few days or a week!
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