No trip for families - or any one else for that matter is complete without a trip to Maple View Farm - a Dairy Farm 20 minutes from downtown Chapel Hill. There is a Country Store here - with Ice Cream made on site from the cows you can look at while you eat your ice cream on the big front porch of the Country Store - as you rock in a rocking chair - look over the beautiful rolling fields and watch a beautiful Carolina sunset. Here you can buy milk in a glass bottle, buy farm beef ( organic), homemade local soaps and bread - even an ice cream cake for a special occasion. Maple View is part of our thriving locovore food movement. Dont miss it!! Sometimes there are hayrides with - yes- real horses, and its not uncommon to see the locals ride up to the hitching post and vist the store to buy fresh milk, homemade butter and local eggs. Don't miss this gem. We love our Maple View. Please don't visit all at once. Its the Best Kept secret we all know!!You will love the Ice Cream!!! Those of us who live here in the environs are all about preserving our rural heritage. Come out to Maple View for a taste of the country 20 min. from Chapel Hill.
Celebrity Dairy is a local goat farm along with a beautiful B&B. In addition to goats, there are ducks, chickens, pigs and turkeys on the farm. Oh, and peacocks. Banish any thoughts of hokey, dirty farms. This is a lovely, classy place to stay AND a sustainable agriculture farm. There are also miles of hiking trails adjacent to the farm.
The B&B is formed from two buildings - one from the 1800s and another modern. Ask Brit about the fireplace in the dining room! Rooms range about a hundred dollars a night.
I had some friends coming from London and they stayed there for three nights and loved it! We visit often for Sunday dinner, and are having our wedding there.
On the third Sunday of the month, there's a fabulous 5 course meal prepared by local chefs. Most of the ingredients are locally grown or produced.