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Private Walking Tour of a Real Working Cattle Ranch

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Hayesville, US
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Private Walking Tour of a Real Working Cattle Ranch

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Hayesville, US
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Experience the thrill of a real working cattle ranch on a Private Walking Tour that will excite all your senses. Stroll down the concrete drive as your knowledgeable guide explains the importance and management of productive pastures. Keep your eyes peeled for the impressive herd, as the ranch utilizes a rotational grazing system. Get up close to the cattle, learn about their health and nutrient requirements, and snap incredible photos along the way. Witness firsthand the conservation practices employed to protect the farm's resources, water quality, and environment. Buses, RVs, and pets are all welcome, and there are plenty of amenities to enhance your visit, including a Farm Lodge, RV Ranch, and picnic area. Take advantage of the Farm Store and consider grilling out while enjoying the breathtaking mountain views. Join this unforgettable tour and appreciate the dedication of these land stewards.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 1 hours
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • "Learn about sustainable and regenerative management"
  • "Experience the sights and smells of the farm"
  • "See conservation practices to protect the environment"
  • "Shop at the Farm Store and enjoy the mountain views"
  • All fees and taxes
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Gratutity

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Introduction

Experience the magic of a real working cattle ranch with a Private Walking Tour that will transport you to the heart of farm life. Get ready to "Excite Your Senses" as you stroll down the concrete drive, taking in the picturesque surroundings and learning about the importance and management of productive pastures. This immersive tour is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the ranch's rotational grazing system and its impact on the cattle's health and the environment.

What to expect?

During this captivating tour, you can expect to witness the beauty of the farm firsthand. Keep your eyes peeled for the majestic herd of cattle as they roam freely across the lush pastures. Immerse yourself in the sights and smells of the farm, engaging in insightful discussions about the cattle's health and their nutrient requirements. As you explore, you'll also have plenty of photo opportunities to capture the essence of this authentic farm experience.

Who is this for?

This Private Walking Tour is perfect for anyone seeking a unique and educational adventure. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, an animal lover, or simply curious about sustainable farming practices, this tour offers something for everyone. Families, couples, and solo travelers will all find joy in this immersive experience. Buses, RVs, and even pets are welcome, ensuring that no one is left out of this extraordinary opportunity.

Why book this?

By booking this Private Walking Tour, you'll have the chance to witness the incredible conservation practices implemented on the ranch to protect its resources, water quality, and the environment. As you engage with the knowledgeable tour guide, you'll gain a deep appreciation for the ranch's commitment to sustainable farming. This tour is not just an opportunity to learn about cattle ranching, but also a chance to connect with the natural world and gain insights into the importance of responsible land management.

Good to know

When planning your visit, keep in mind that tours must be scheduled in advance. The tour times are available on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30am or 2:30pm. To secure your preferred time slot, make sure to call 828-389-8931 to schedule your tour. Additionally, the ranch provides ample parking and offers accommodations such as the Farm Lodge and RV Ranch, making it convenient for visitors to fully immerse themselves in the ranch experience. Don't forget to pack a picnic and make use of the picnic area during your visit.

Reviews

Visitors who have experienced the Private Walking Tour of the real working cattle ranch have been enthralled by the charm and educational aspects of the experience. They have praised the knowledgeable and friendly tour guide who provided valuable insights into the ranch's operations and conservation practices. Guests have also expressed their delight in being able to witness the cattle grazing and learn about their health requirements. The combination of scenic beauty, educational content, and warm hospitality has left visitors feeling satisfied and inspired by this unique tour.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Walnut Hollow Ranch

We enjoy introducing our ranch and sharing our knowledge about sustainable, regenerative management of productive pastures, animal husbandry, environmental and conservation practices. We have a commitment and passion for conservation and preservation of farmland and are proud stewards of the land. We know fresh, quality foods and endeavor to offer the highest quality beef with the highest animal welfare standards. 2014 Regional WNC Conservation Farm Family of the Year award. Beef Quality Assurance and Animal Welfare Approved certified. Please call for tour availability Monday - Thursday. Tours normally held at 10:30am or 2:30pm Friday and Saturdays.

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Reviews

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5 (7)

westernyank180

The private tour of the ranch with Brian was a special treat. The kids (and we) loved learning about how they raise their cattle. The owners are conscientious and care for the animals well. Brian was an absolute pleasure as a tour guide. The kids loved going through the cattle chute, feeding the chickens, and seeing the cattle eat. This is a beautiful property. I almost wish I had an RV so I could stay here in a peaceful setting and catch fish in the ponds. This is a fabulous family activity if you are in the area.

I6118JHdaniellem

This was a great way to spend the morning. The ranch is beautiful. We did the 1.5 hour educational tour. Charlie was informative and interesting. My kids are 12-14 and he kept their attention the whole time. We didn’t know anything about about cattle before going, but we learned a lot. We bought a large tenderloin from the store that was amazing!

eliasdamas

We enjoyed the ranch . Charlie was great , informative, nice and knowledgeable. Beautiful scenery around the ranch. Hopefully if we come back next year we could eat and try to meat there, since now because of the COVID-19 we could not do on our tour.

rkwitt

My mom, husband, and I visited Walnut Hollow Ranch in October, 2019. We were visiting friends in Tennessee and we decided to check out Walnut Hollow Ranch. We own a motorhome and we are member of Harvest Hosts. While in Tennessee, I was doing some research on Harvests Hosts and I discovered Walnut Hollow Ranch. We ended up running late, so we called ahead and the owner, Charlie Kissling, very graciously agreed to stay open til we arrived. Upon arrival, we noticed how beautiful and pristine that farm was! You could eat off of the barn floor! We were greeted by employees who explained their operation to us.All of us purchased steaks. We talked to Mr. Kissling about accommodating our 42ft motorhome. He graciously showed us the campsites that we could fit into. Their staff was very friendly and eager to answer any questions! Later that evening, we cooked the steaks and they were the best steaks that any of us have ever eaten!! We will definitely return to Walnut Hollow Ranch! We highly recommend that everyone should visit Walnut Hollow Ranch!!

Lobostravels

Our host Charlie, as well as all of the staff (Jerry and wife) were very hospitable and knowledgeable about the ranch. It was a very family-like atmosphere. They went out of their way to accommodate us with our 30P Fleetwood Flair with a full hookup. The ranch was full and still more campers came. Charlie was great and found spots to help everyone out. Charlie even offered to take us half-way to meet an enterprise vehicle rental representative to have the use of a vehicle enabling us to see the sights. We opted to pick one up on the way but felt that was very nice of him to offer. The ranch was beautiful, nestled in the mountains. We were able to walk around the ranch, had a wonderful shower and did our laundry. There were lots of things to do in the area.

BahamaBob65

We stayed 4 nights in a site with water and electric. Full hook-up sites all the way down to tent sites were available. These sites are smack in the middle of a working cattle ranch. All the sounds that go with a working farm are likely to happen here. We loved it. The evenings were very quiet. The staff is very hospitable and knowledgeable about the farm and the area, in general. We used the common restroom instead of our holding tank. We thought it a bit odd that we were asked to pay $6/pp for showers when we could have used our shower, but hey, it is what it is. Maybe it covers the cleaning. We bought some of the cut steaks and thoroughly enjoyed them. The dogs even got a special blend of ground made just for them. Definitely would stay again. Thanks Charlie and Carol. Great time. Bob & Tiffany

jerrygski

We came and stay for 2 nights in the Ranch Room. It's a Hostel type room and there is another upstairs, called the Loft. They have RV sites, tent sites, boondocking sites, and the best Angus beef you can get. They are dog and kid friendly. We highly recommend a stay here if you are in the area, passing through or just need some time away. The place is beautiful, the scenery is amazing, and Charlie, the host is the best. This is an actual working cattle ranch. Come and stay, say hi to the cows, horse, donkey and CC the cat.
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2024-04-18 07:38