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Delicious Tasting Tour at Mount Gilead Farm and French Broad Creamery

| 9/16/2019 10:14:00 AM


What is more delightful than finding a hidden gem ‘experience’ on vacation? I am so excited to share this gem with you. Alex and I recently booked a trip to the Smokies and what a breathtaking experience.

For our first Airbnb experience, we hit the jackpot! We started our trip at a beautiful cottage in the Smokies & ended our trip at a lovely Bed & Breakfast about 2 hours away. I was pretty glued to our cottage with the stunning view of the Smoky Mountains but we did break out for one excursion & I am so glad we did! 

Just outside of Asheville lies a beautiful town called Leicester, NC. With rolling green hills, farm houses, winding country roads & mountain views, Leicester looks like it is straight out of a painting.

We booked our trip to Mount Gilead Farm and French Broad Creamery for our working farm tour. Little did I know just how much Alex & I would enjoy this fantastic day trip. So much so, that I just had to share with you. If you are taking a trip to the Smokies or Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, I highly recommend you stop by and visit our new friends.

When we arrived to this beautiful 48 acre farm nestled in the rolling hills and mountains of Leicester, we were greeted by Zachariah who helps run the day to day operation of the farm with his family. It was such a joy taking a tour of this 1st generation family farm & with his wonderful story telling abilities and knowledge, Zach really helped us to jump right in. It would suffice to say we made some new ‘forever friends’. I felt like I was walking through a painting and with breathtaking views, precious animals (horses, donkeys, chickens, goats and more) it was the BEST way to just be in nature and relax.

Ellen Pfeiffer
9/17/2019 7:23:28 PM

It has been my honor to know the Russell family for many years now....initially as their neighbors in Charleston and now as a frequent visitor to their new home in Leicester. As an active B&B host in Charleston, Kathleen encouraged me to start my own home based venture and I have been a happy host to many visitors for over 12 years now. They are a beautiful, inspiring family and I am so impressed with their vision, diligence, focus, dedication to task and now -- overwhelming success -- with this new venture. Thank you for highlighting Gilead Farm in this fantastic article. Their recognition is so well deserved!

9/17/2019 10:32:32 AM

It makes your heart happy to know God still has families like the one that lives at Gilead Farm. They and you are Good People! Thank you for sharing. Barbara

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