Walnut Hollow Ranch

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County: Clay

Location: 1100 Carter Cove Road, Hayesville, NC 28904

Total acres 175.0

Acres of cropland/tillable land 5.0

Acres of pasture 60.0

Acres of unfenced pasture 110.0

Property Description

Walnut Hollow Ranch is a working cattle farm welcoming visitors and farm stays in Western NC. The ranch offers tours, RV camping, barn loft lodging, tent camping, events, pet friendly and offers trail vacations for awesome mountain horseback riding with your horses. The farm store features our Premium Black Angus Beef, local foods from 14 farms and crafts. The ranch hosts Agri-tourism events, such as farm-to-table suppers, cookouts, pasture walks and cooking classes. Walnut Hollow Ranch is dedicated to providing high-quality all natural beef. Our Black Angus Cattle are raised responsibly, with top standards, producing the finest beef obtainable. We are committed to offering a healthy beef choice direct to your family. Walnut Hollow Ranch Premium Black Angus Beef is produced without hormones or antibiotics. The ranch is certified by Animal Welfare Approved caring for the health and well-being of the cattle using the highest animal welfare standards. The result is the finest beef you’ll ever put on your plate. Walnut Hollow Ranch, located on Carter Cove Road, is the first business in Clay County to receive recognition from the NC Department of Environmental Quality. The ranch is the first business in Clay County to be recognized by NC GreenTravel.

Type of opportunity

  • Sale (Standard)
  • Sale (Owner Financed)
  • Lease (1 to 5 Years)
  • Lease with Option to Buy

Type of opportunity - more info

This fully operational farm is an opportunity by a sale or lease. Strong sales history with a large customer base. Business can be expanded easily. Persons who are personable, hard-working, motivated, detail-oriented and capable to work the farm store, tourism, events and maintenance of the cattle ranch. Campers: The ranch will barter a full hook up RV site and Premium Black Angus Beef for 10 hours of work for two persons per week. Internships: The ranch will barter for 30 hours of work per week in exchange for lodging and meals.

Equipment & infrastructure

  • Barn
  • Fencing
  • Well / Pond / Other water source
  • Livestock facilities
  • Farmer housing
  • Farm equipment
  • Cold storage (cooler/freezer)

Equipment & infrastructure - more info

8 major established pastures with drinkers, several small pastures. Tractor, skid steer, mini-ex, atv Farm store

Current production on farm

  • Cattle (Dairy/Beef)
  • Flowers
  • Herbs
  • Woodlot or forest products

Current production on farm - more info

45 - 60 head of Black Angus and SimAngus cattle Walnut Hollow Ranch is dedicated to providing high-quality all natural - grass fed beef. Our Black Angus Cattle are raised responsibly, with top standards, producing the finest beef obtainable. We are committed to offering a healthy beef choice direct to your family.

Current and past farming practices

  • Conventional
  • Ecological production but not certified

Current and past farming practices - more info

Sustainable, regenerative management of productive pastures, genetics, animal husbandry, environmental and conservation practices. The ranch manages complete beef production from conception to plate.

Additional aspects

Walnut Hollow Ranch is located in the beautiful Nantahala area of the Smoky Mountains. Hayesville, NC is a small, rural town in Western NC Nantahala Mountains. The area is rich in music, arts and culture. Lake Chatuge is Clay Counties gem and Tusquittee Bald crowns the Fires Creek Wildlife Area. The region attracts tourists, retired people, homesteaders and like-minded folks interested in sustainable, and regenerative farming. Come visit Western North Carolina’s premier cattle ranch and excite your senses.