This is what it looks like insideBarn kitchen has a fridge and cold and hot running water (except in winter, between Dec. 1 & Mar 15, when spring water is drawn from a freeze-proof hydrant 30 outside)
Indica el número de adultos.
Indica el número de niños.
De 2 a 12
Indica el número de bebés.
Menos de 2
Máximo permitido de huéspedes: 6. Los bebés no suman en el recuento.
No se hará ningún cargo de momento

From the outside, it's a restored tobacco barn. Slide open the giant door and there's a 400 square ft all-season, carpeted, insulated, great room with grid power, fully-provisioned kitchen, high ceiling, sleeping loft, lots of windows & huge porch overlooking/hearing a vigorous creek.

El alojamiento

In 2008, I set about restoring this old tobacco barn, pouring foundation, replacing the roof, laying new flooring, and building what is essentially a modern one-room tiny house inside. I've never seen anything like it and probably never will because it made zero economic sense!

The room is around 14' x 17' with 20' ceilings, sleeps one couple and two singles or kids in the loft. In warmer weather, a giant porch overlooking a robust creek could easily accommodate another four sleepers in bags.

There's a private shower room (hot & cold) with a space heater, an outdoor kitchen with hot & cold running water, a Weber grill, a loft way in the high rafters, near where a barn owl occasionally perches. The kitchen has plenty of basic cooking implements and utensils in good condition. French press for coffee, cast iron skillet, basic pots, pans, knives, some spices depending on who's left what. If you are a chef or foodie and would like, please feel free to bring stuff you know you'd like to have w/ you.

Please note: between between November and mid-March, water is shut off to the barn to prevent freezing pipes. Spring water is drawn from a nearby freeze-proof hydrant.

Servicios y zonas comunes

This property is for rent nightly (2 nights min), weekly or month, either separate or together with a secluded mountain cabin (
Guests have access to the full property -- nearly 30 acres, including 1 linear mile of private wooded hiking trail, a one of a kind treehouse "the Nest," 1200 feet of creek frontage, giant meadow, 100 fruit and nut trees, whatever's up in the raised beds, a composting toilet and a hot/cold shower (the toilet and shower are shared if there are other guests in the cabin). Also, if there are no guests in the cabin, barn guests can enjoy the frog pond, the cabin porch, and the wood-fired hot tub (for an extra $25). We keep plenty of wood on hand and to keep the tub clean).

Atención a los huéspedes

Your host(s) will accessible anytime by email and text, but will generally not be present during your stay.

Pls note, the barn is one of 2 dwellings on this parcel; the other is a cabin/tiny home about 75 feet away ( Sometimes, there'll be no guests in the cabin, and other times, there will. If you have a larger group, or for a completely private experience, both structures can be rented pretty for not a lot more.

Otros aspectos destacables

The entire property including the barn was "developed" using permaculture and sustainable homesteading principles. If we are not around to explain things, there is a full binder with all the details of how we came to build what is here.

And while the cabin is not grid-tied, the barn has full power, internet, and phone. You don't need to build a fire to cook or be warm (building a fire in a barn isn't such a great idea anyway), read by candle light or worry about your laptop battery. At the same time, you are in the country and going outside at night, you'll see tons of stars, breathe clean air and hear only animal sounds and the rushing creek below.

No matter what the season, what the weather, Good Egg Barn is comfortable and unique.

Note: Since we opened in October, 2014, guest reviews consistently tell us us best thing about staying at Good Egg is being off the grid and the treadmill of modern life, unplugging from the dominant culture and experiencing oneself as humans did 100 years ago and more.

Whether it’s the absence of electricity (in the cabin), the quiet of the country, no city glow in the night sky, or the once common experience of the natural world dominating over human-made or human-crafted things, it’s astonishing for many of us to see and feel and experience without constant communications via text and email and the distractions of modern life. Many people write that they’ve learned an enormous amount about themselves, about homesteading or permaculture, and about alternate ways of being.

This Spring (2016), we’ve increased the minimum number of nights to encourage, facilitate and deepen this experience for guests. Our prices now reflect more accurately our costs to maintain and improve the buildings & the property as well as carefully and lovingly transitioning it between guests.

WARNING: Under North Carolina law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.” N.C.G.S. § 99E-32(b).

El alojamiento
Baños: 1
Dormitorios: Estudio
Camas: 3
Llegada: A partir de las 15:00
Salida: 11:00
Tipo de habitación: Casa/apto. entero
Llegada con acceso libre: Caja de seguridad


Personas adicionales: Sin cargo
Gastos de limpieza: 57
Precio por fin de semana: 115 / noche
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Normas de la casa
Prohibido fumar
No se admiten mascotas
No se admiten fiestas o eventos
No adecuado o inseguro para bebés (menores de 2 años)
La hora de llegada es a partir de las 15:00

There is no smoking anywhere in the barn. Also, no shoes indoors (the floor is partially carpeted and insulated but a pair of thick socks or slippers is a good idea!).

Please carry food scraps to the compost bins in front of the outhouse and keep scraps of all size from going down any of the drains as we use a sensitive gray water system that needs to keep clear.

If there are no guests at the cabin, by pre-arrangement, you can pay a $25 fee to use the spring-fed wood-fired hot tub. We love pets, and they are welcome in the cabin, but not in the barn.

We ask that you not take plants or rocks from the property and that you put all trash and recycling in the appropriate marked bins with lids tight We appreciate your leaving the cabin as you found it.

Note: from time to time, guests leave things behind. We understand and try to connect lost items with their owners. Because we are a remote location, and each item must be handled several times and transported to me in town to be packaged and mailed, there is a $30 handling fee in addition to postage. So please check & double check before leaving!




Cancela hasta 5 días antes de tu viaje y recibe un reembolso completo. Cancela en los 5 días previos a tu viaje y no se te reembolsará la primera noche, pero sí el 50 % del coste del resto de noches.

Funciones de seguridad
Detector de humo
Detector de monóxido de carbono
Ficha de instrucciones de seguridad
Extintor de incendios

Estancia mínima de 2 noches

16 evaluaciones

Perfil de usuario de Hannon
Julio de 2017
Fantastic small cabin about an hour outside Asheville. Gorgeous scenery and trails on the property as well as in the area. Don responds very quickly to any questions and seems passionate about the property.

Perfil de usuario de Janelle
Mayo de 2017
The barn at the Good Egg was just wonderful! My husband, I, and my 3 children stayed here for a relaxing, off the grid weekend and highly recommend! Don has done a great job on this property. There is lots of land to explore and the creek is magical! The kids LOVED doing the treasure hunt that Don prepared and visiting the tree house multiple times. It's an hour from Asheville, which makes a good day trip, but it was hard to even get the kids to leave! We will definitely be back to the Good Egg really soon!

Perfil de usuario de Grant
Octubre de 2016
Our stay at Don's place couldn't have been better. We were looking for a relaxing retreat to the mountains and that's exactly what we got. Don's pad has private hiking trails, incredible star gazing opportunities and everything you could want in Hot Springs. Don even gave us a perfect (but hilly) 16 mile route for the two members of our group who were training for an upcoming marathon. Cheers Don - we can't wait to return to the Good Egg soon!

Perfil de usuario de Shelby
Julio de 2016
Our stay at Good Egg was amazing! This place is truly a slice of paradise. The grounds are beautiful, and Don attended to every detail. A short drive from Asheville, we were able to explore the city easily while staying emersed in the mountains. Don was available throughout the trip for suggestions. We spent most of our time on the barn porch, relaxing and watching the fireflies. The trails were very well taken care of and were easy to navigate. The creek on the property was refreshing, especially being able to hear it from the barn porch! Thank you Don for an awesome weekend getaway! We will be back!

Perfil de usuario de Chase
Febrero de 2016
The Great Room is unique accommodation - an old tobacco barn converted to a cottage - how cool is that? Don had all the instructions and details needed for a comfortable, yet rustic stay. What I enjoyed most was the mile hiking loop; it really made this rental special.

Perfil de usuario de LeahLeah es Superhost.
Noviembre de 2015
Our getaway weekend at The Good Egg was a very special, unforgettable weekend due to such a magical and serene escape that Don has created. The barn and the property were exactly how they were described and even more! We thoroughly enjoyed everything the good egg had to offer; cooking, relaxing on the porch listening to the rustling creek, hopping along the rocks up the creek, hiking, and exploring the incredible artistic masterpiece, also known as, "The Nest". As soon as we arrived we said to each other that we would be back. Such a wonderful job done by Don in creating a truly special place to get away, refresh, and relax. Don was very quick to respond before,during, and after the trip. The effort he made to try and accommodate our requests was very obvious and much appreciated. Thank you for being such a great host and such a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back!!

Perfil de usuario de Jiayang
Octubre de 2015
We had a wonderful weekend with the wonderful barn. Like others mentioned, the composting toilet is a bit of surprise, but clean and fun nevertheless. Hot water wasn't able to hold for showers of four continuously, little rearrangement of shower schedule might needed for a group of people. The room was lovely decorated, the trail uphill is wonderfully constructed, only wish there is some indication of time/distance of each trail. Thank you again for letting us stay here.

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Asheville, Carolina del Norte, Estados UnidosSe registró en Octubre 2012
Perfil de usuario de DonDon es Superhost.

Most of my life I lived in the Northeast. One summer, I realized I could just as easily work from a beautiful place in the mountains as I could in the urban duplex where I woke to the sound of buses and fell asleep to my neighbor’s radio.

In 2008, I moved to Asheville, NC. Soon after, I found a 30 acre parcel in the nearby mountains that would become Good Egg. Over the years, with input from permaculture designers, I built a tiny home/cabin, refurbished the old tobacco barn, and developed a low impact, fun, sustainable infrastructure, which has become a rustic writing retreat and getaway for me and an occasional rental property.

I enjoy writing fiction, non-fiction and poetry, reading, making music, word play, distance running, meeting people and feeling connected to family and friends.

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