Farm Tours

What you'll do...

Excite Your Senses' as we stroll down the concrete drive and I explain the importance and management of productive pastures. The ranch manages the pastures with a rotational grazing system, so keep your eye out for the herd. 


Charlie wants visitors to experience

the sights and smells of the farm

while discussing the cattle health,

genetics and nutrient requirements


There are many photo opportunities. In addition, you will see many conservation practices used to protect the farms resources, water quality and environment.

Buses, RV's and pets are welcome. Farm Lodge, RV Ranch and a picnic area are available with plenty of parking.


Shop at our Farm Store and consider grilling out while you relax in our picnic area enjoying the beautiful views of the mountains.  (fees apply)


Rates and Extra Charges
Rules and Guidelines
Things to do in the smoky mountains

Your host...

Charlie enjoys introducing his ranch sharing his wealth of knowledge about sustainable, regenerative management of productive pastures, genetics, animal husbandry, environmental and conservation practices.


I have a commitment and passion

for conservation and preservation

of farmland and a proud steward of the land


I know fresh, quality foods and endeavour to offer the highest quality beef with the highest animal welfare standards.


2014 Regional WNC Conservation Farm Family of the Year award.



  • Handicap Accessible

  • Restroom

  • Pets welcome

  • Farm Store

  • Gas grill and picnic area

  • Catch and release fishing pond




30-Minute Informational Tour

The 30 minute tour is great for families with younger children. You will see the momma cows and their baby calves at certain times of the year. The kids can also see "Boogie" The Horse and "JV" The Donkey. The kids can climb on hay bales and the John Deere tractor for a photo.The educational tour begins at the entrance of the farm store of the main building. The importance and management of productive pastures will be explained as you stroll down the concrete drive. The ranch manages the pastures with a rotational grazing system, so keep your eyes out for the herd.

Cost (per) Carload


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90-Minute Educational Tour

The educational tour offers an informative discussion about how the cattle and ranch are managed. Charlie will explain how calves are chosen and the beef process.  There are many photo opportunities, especially seeing the kids with the farm tractors and equipment. Around the corner are other feed, material and hay sheds. Charlie wants visitors to experience the sights and smells of the farm while discussing the cattle nutrient requirements. Discover how the ranch manages beef production. In addition, you will see many conservation practices used to protect the farms resources, water quality and environment. The tour will end in the farm store where you will learn about the healthful benefits of our wholesome beef. Traveling a distance, no problem, we'll ship or safely pack your order!

Cost (per) Carload



The Ranch Experience - 3 Hour Tour & Lunch **

The Ranch Experience includes the 90 minute educational tour plus lunch with "Cowboy Charlie" on the ranch for up to 10 people.  Lunch includes a 1/3 lb Walnut Hollow Ranch Burger with Lettuce, Tomato and a Pickle, Cole slaw, Chips and a Cookie. Condiments are available with your choice of Water or Coke. (minimum 4 people)

Cost (per) 4 people / Adult Per Person / Child under 12

$195 (+tax) / $50 / $30




Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice
Reservations with 50% advance deposit

Rates plus 10% state and local taxes.


  • Always on leashes

  • No pets left unattended

  • Clean up after pets


  • 14 days or more - 100% refund of deposit less service fee $15.00 / $50.00 **

  • Less than 10 days - 75% refund of deposit less service fee $15.00 / $50.00 **

  • Less than 7 days - 50% refund of deposit less service fee $15.00 / $50.00 **

  • Less than 3 days - Minimum cancellation service fee $15.00 / $50.00 ** (Credit issued if you re-book)

  • Gas Grill & Picnic Area $10 per family per use

  • Catch & release Bass pond $10 per person/ $20 per family


This property is privately owned. The visitor accepts inherit liabilities with the understanding that he/she does hereby release Walnut Hollow Ranch, its officers and employees of all liability for loss or damage to property and injury to his/ her person arising out of their use of the facilities or COVID-19 and agrees to indemnify Walnut Hollow Ranch, its officers and employees, against claims resulting from loss or damage to property or injury to the person of any member of the family of the registered guest arising out of the use of the facilities.

NC Agritourism Limited Liability Law

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.

Liability and Waiver Disclaimer

In exchange for participation in activities offered by Walnut Hollow Ranch, Carter Cove Road, Hayesville, NC 28904 and use of the property, facilities and services of Walnut Hollow Ranch, I agree for myself and for members of my family or group to the following:


  1. I recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with activities at Walnut Hollow Ranch and will assume full responsibility for personal injury, loss or damage arising out of my or my family or group's use of or presence upon the facilities at Walnut Hollow Ranch.

  2. I agree to indemnify and defend Walnut Hollow Ranch and it's owners, agents or employees against all claims, causes of action, damages, judgements, costs or expenses (including attorney or litigation costs), which may in any way arise from my or my family or group's use of or presence upon the facilities of Walnut Hollow Ranch.

  3. I agree to pay for alll damages to the facilities of Walnut Hollow Ranch caused by me or my family or group's negligence, reckless or willful action.

  4. Any legal or equitable claim that may arise from participation in the above shall be resolved under North Carolina Law.



What our visitors are saying...

"We've started coming to this area regularly, and Walnut Hollow is the first place we contact to stay. Charlie is meticulous about keeping a clean and orderly place, and puts guest comfort as a top priority. In fact, Charlie makes the whole place everything that it is--he is what infuses it with personality and charm. Without his humor and relaxed nature, we would not keep coming back. Both rooms and beds are super comfortable. Staying on the property is quiet and serene. There is a quaint relaxing pond with chairs by it to take in nature. No tv reception, but we don't want that anyway. Very helpful that guests can use the kitchen and there is fridge space. We've had a farm tour, and that is worthwhile too. You learn a lot of helpful info about meat and (some of) what it takes to run a ranch like this."

"Unique experience with friendly people. Knowing nothing about a cattle ranch, I asked a lot of questions - some pretty silly ones. Charlie had great patience with me and explained the inner workings of the ranch. My husband and I thought the tour was great- it gave us a better understanding of what it takes to produce the meat that we have come to take for granted. Beautiful ranch."

"Had the opportunity recently to have lunch and go on a farm tour of this Angus Beef ranch. The location is stunningly beautiful, the beef was delicious, and the owner Charlie was a wealth of information. He took time to explain a lot about the process of raising the cattle and how his farm has adopted dozens of conservation techniques and earned animal welfare approval. It was fun and educational - bet its a great place to stay as well."


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