Barking Fox Farm Guest House
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Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the quaint little hamlet of Landrum, South Carolina, this unique accommodation offers comfort, convenience and accessibility.
Situated on a private forty-three acre horse farm, Barking Fox Guest House affords guests the taste of the area, as well as the feel of the serene country life. Whether you are visiting for horse showing, house hunting, fox hunting, or vacationing, you can relax and sit back to enjoy the view and ambiance. Comfortable is the one word that describes this wonderful establishment.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Barbara Stephens for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
People stay here for a quiet romantic weekend getaway. Many guests want to experience life on a horse farm.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We are best known for our welcoming of dogs. They are not just accepted they are welcome. Our guests and their dogs are the thing I love most about our cottages. They are just wonderful and when they return again and again they seem like friends coming to visit.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The charm of the small towns, beautiful scenery and of course the horse farms.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
The best compliment we can receive is when guests tell us how relaxed they, what a great time they had and want to return.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The beautiful scenery in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the three small towns nestled there surrounded with horse farms. Also the Biltmore House and Henderson are in driving distance.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Go to the Biltmore House, Carl Sandburg House, Flatrock Playhouse, great antiquing, hike the Palmetto Trail, Pearson Falls or the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Hike the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center or the Palmetto Trail both dog friendly. The F.E.N.C.E. horse show grounds are reached through the Palmetto Trail or around the corner by car.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Stone Soup or the Hare and the Hound both have outdoor patios where dogs are very welcome to dine with you.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have two complete cottages. Each contains a living room, fully equipped kitchen, bedroom with queen size bed and bathroom with a whirlpool tub. Laurel has a hide-a-bed for that extra guest.
Do you accept pets?
We welcome pets. Please see our doggie guest book.
Dogs are not only accepted, they are welcomed.
We provide dog biscuits and dog beds at no extra charge.
Dogs must be kept on a leash when outside.
We love to have our guests feedback.
Andy came with Mom and Dad from Cape Cod. He loves to travel and really enjoyed watching the horses and even saw some wild turkeys.
Kujo and Maverick came from Florida and had such a good time they came back and brought their brother to enjoy the farm.
Webster and Whitney just loved farm life and getting away from the cold weather in MI.
Please visit more Doggie Guests on our web site.
FENCE (Foothills Equestrian Nature Center) is a stone's throw from Barking Fox Farm. It's a wonderful place to walk your dogs on their beautiful trails. Another nearby trail system is the Blue Wall Passage of the Palmetto Trail. This is a very "dog friendly" area. We are also less than an hour to the Biltmore House.
In addition to the local eating venues, there are numerous antique shops, tack shops, art galleries and gift shops. There is also the Tryon Fine Arts Center and local art galleries which feature local professional artists.
Amenities include a full kitchen, tile floors with oriental rugs intentionally designed for the canine member of your family, and a whirlpool tub perfect for massaging those achy muscles at the end of the day. Breakfast items include milk, juice, eggs, and baked goods from our local bakery. Our doggy guests are not forgotten. There are doggy beds, doggy bowls, and doggy biscuits. Please see our guestbook for past doggy guests.