As you drive down the mountain you see the stately red brick country style farm house, hemlock barns, and the gazabo. Private, eligent, and peaceful are the main characteristics of Clinch River Farms. Someone waves to greet you and Libby the boarder collie begins to bark her welcome.
All you can hear is the sound of the river below and some farm animals running around. You notice how isolated it seems but you are only a little more than a mile from civilization. The road is paved all the way down to the river. As you approach the farm house you notice a beautifully manicured lawn perfect for ceremonies. A covered porch has procelin tile and a Jeffereson Wall. The deck above gives a wonderful view of the Clinch River and the Norfolk & Southern Railroad. White country style rocking chairs invite you to stay a while and give a warm feeling as you enter the indoor event area.
A complete conference center with all the amenities and with extras such as an inviting fireplace, big screen TV, and lots of soft country style furniture. A winding oak staircase goes up to the private farm house. Patio style doors open onto the back porch. Large, Open, roomy and very flexible to be set up just the way you want it. Country charm that can be decorated to your liking.
Across the yard you will find a charming gazebo which is made from hemlock to match the barns. There are builtin benches all the way around the twelve foot structure. The handrails are white to add a more formal look of elegence. A small porch in front is perfect for formal ceremonies.
The Virginia Monitor Barn is picture perfect. The eight 12 foot stalls are equiped with lots of extras like 4 wheelers, golf carts, and lots of other toys. Lots of room for your ideas and even a stall to bring your horse.
As we leave the farm house area, we head down the mountain towards the Clinch River. First we go through a gate that is automatically opened with solar panels. We will pass the chicken coop and some farm tractors. A small barn and River Overlook are on the way. We will go under the Norfolk and Southern trestle as we meander down to the river. This is the main line of the N & W railroad that goes to Norfolk with coal most everyday.
Now we can see the beautiful expanse of the Clinch River. The great Clinch begins in Tazewell County and the farm is on the headwaters. This river is magnificant and boasts being the most bio-diverse river in the world. Great fishing, kayaking, swimming and water fun is the best part of the farm.
The river bottom is flat and very fertile. Wild flowers surround you as you head down river. Butterflies are plentiful. On the river bank is a park like area with swings, a fire-pit for camp fires, picnic area and two shelters. You walk out on the swinging bridge and see Small Mouth Bass in the river. There is an outdoor open air meeting room in the top of one shelter. A large dance stage/theater is facing the river. The train comes through the mountain tunnel as it crosses the river on yet another trestle.
Overlooking the riverbend, you see Journey Cabin. This rustic cabin has been especially designed to be romantic, private, and comfortortable. A private bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, country kitchen, great room with vaulted ceiling, a huge loft, and peaceful country porches. This place is rustic with lots of country charm. Journey Cabin is completely off the grid and operates only with alternate energy. A big bear wood and coal stove makes the cabin cozy even in the fall and spring.
On the other side of the river is 40 acres of fun. Lots of trails and opportunities for 4 wheeling, mountain biking and hiking. The view from the top of the mountain is breathtaking.
As the day ends, the ride back up the mountain driven by a John Deere Tractor, makes you wonder if you want to ever leave. The old farmer that drives the tractor smiles with a knowing grin and you feel good about your decision to start your married life with your friends and family at the farm. Clinch River Farms is a family owned operation with people who care and want to make this the best day of your life.
You all come visit.