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THE INN AT LITTLE POND FARM

where luxury and charm come to life

We like to think of The Inn at Little Pond Farm as more than a bed and breakfast — but a physical extension of your mind’s own happy place. (You know the one: The place where your worries don’t exist, the details are taken care of, and you can breathe deeply — with the weight of the world decidedly off your shoulders.)

The Inn at Little Pond Farm is the perfect combination of sophistication and comfort — boasting lavish European finishes that usher in the coziness of home. From the Provence-imported furniture and dishes to the handmade wood furnishings to the locally sourced ingredients in The Kitchen — your time here is marked with luxury at every touch.

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Nestled in a pine grove 10 miles west of Boone, North Carolina — our Inn is the perfect getaway for the burned out go-getters, the outdoor-loving adventure seekers, and the culinary loving foodies alike.

Each of our six guest rooms offer accommodations straight off your Pinterest board, and our kitchen is home to the kinds of culinary experiences you'd only expect on an international food tour. The Inn is large enough to host small events such as weddings, retreats, corporate events, and more.

We also offer a variety of classes throughout the year-focusing on food, friends, health and wellness!

WHO WE ARE

the faces around the inn
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KAREN & BEN SLOCUM

Owners

When Karen first set foot in the Inn — it was magical. French music wafted through the air, and the crisp clean simplicity of the inn made her feel a million miles away. She knew she had found a hidden gem in the mountains of North Carolina that could rival any 5 star luxury accommodation.


Later that evening, she had a four course French meal prepared for her while picking up tips on how to prepare the perfect filet mignon and creme brulee. She called Ben right away to tell him about this special place, and the rest is history!

Ben and Karen live in Charlotte, NC, with their two children.  Karen was born and raised in Charlotte before moving up and down the east coast for college, medical school, her residency and fellowship. Ben is from Vienna, VA but grew up in a military family, moving all over the US and Italy before attending college in western Massachusetts. After college, Ben continued his travels and lived in Louisiana, Kentucky, Arizona and Washington DC before moving to Charlotte with Karen in 2015. The two met on Martha's Vineyard where Karen waitressed after college and Ben spent summers with his family. They both love meeting new people and going on new adventures — and they have a feeling The Inn at Little Pond Farm will be their best one yet.

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Hunter Hallmark

Head Chef

Hunter was born and raised in Western North Carolina.  The son of two artists, a sculptor (father) and a pastry chef (mother), art and creativity ran through his family. 

 

His love for cuisine is fueled from his Southern upbringing, as well as his studies of European and Japanese cuisines.  His own personal cooking style is a combination of each. 

 

Hunter studied Business Management at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and studied Culinary Arts at the Art Institute of Charlotte, NC.  In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, building furniture, and staying active.  

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Courtney Roper

Evening Manager

Courtney grew up in Spivey's Corner--a farming community in eastern North Carolina.  She moved to Boone in 2002 for college and has since called it home! 

She is an animal lover who grew up showing Arabian horses. In her free time, she loves spending time with her daughters and family and exploring the high country in her kayak. 

Courtney has been in the service industry for over 20 years.  She is passionate about hospitality and loves meeting new people.  She is excited to start a new journey at the Inn!