The Inn at Little Farm Pond

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An Unforgettable Escape Right Outside Of Boone, NC

Where luxury and charm come to life

Relax and unwind at The Inn at Little Pond Farm, a modern farmhouse inn in the mountains of western North Carolina.  We think of our country inn as more than a bed and breakfast but as a physical extension of our mind’s happy place. Say hello to a place where your concerns are unfounded, the details are handled, and you may breathe easily with the weight of the world firmly off your shoulders.

The Inn at Little Pond Farm is the ultimate combination of luxury and calm, thanks to its lavish European finishes that make guests feel at home. Every aspect of your stay will be luxurious, from the Provence-imported furniture and tableware to the kitchen’s use of locally produced food.

Who We Are – Meet The Faces

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A man in a brown pullover standing with a woman in a white turtleneck outdoors by colorful trees

Karen & Ben Slocum - Owners

Ben and Karen Slocum live in Charlotte, NC, with their two children. Karen was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, before moving up and down the East Coast for college, medical school, residency, and fellowship. Ben is from Vienna, VA, but he was raised in a military family and lived everywhere from Seattle to Key West and even Naples, Italy before attending college in western Massachusetts.  Ben continued his travels after graduation and resided in Louisiana, Kentucky, Arizona, and Washington, D.C.

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Ben and Karen began their lives together in Washington, D.C., but Karen always felt the pull to be back in North Carolina.  Both Ben and Karen love the North Carolina weather, the ability to be in the mountains or at the beach after a quick drive, and the undeniable southern charm and hospitality that North Carolina offers.

When they are not working, Ben and Karen enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, or trying out new restaurants or activities in the area.  They’ve always enjoyed new adventures — and they feel The Inn at Little Pond Farm will be their best one yet.

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A young girl smiling with an expansive mountain range covered in trees behind her

Rachel Conway - Inn Manager

Rachel relocated to the high country in 2015 while attending Appalachian State University. During her time in Boone, she worked as a Montessori Teacher, raft guide, and advocate for sustainable food systems. She was thrilled when she stumbled across The Inn at Little Pond Farm and has been loving every moment of it!

During her free time, Rachel is an avid whitewater kayaker and enjoys traveling around the southeast exploring rivers. She can also be found camping, climbing, or trying out new recipes at home.

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A woman with brown hair and hoop earrings sitting beside a stone fireplace

Courtney Roper - Inn Manager

Courtney was born and raised in Eastern NC in a farming community, where her love for locally grown food originated.  This has been an inspiration for her throughout her career, specifically seeking out places where she could use local products and ingredients in her daily work.

Courtney moved to Boone in 2002 for college, and she never left!  She loves working in hospitality where she can combine her loves of creativity, community and serving others. Courtney resides in the heart of Boone with her two daughters, two dogs and two cats.  In her free time, she loves kayaking and exploring new areas with her kids.  She also enjoys experimenting and learning new skills in the kitchen!
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Experience the Beauty of North Carolina

The Inn at Little Pond Farm is close to an abundance of outdoor activities, attractions, regionally acclaimed eateries and vineyards, and more. Book your next stay with us today!

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