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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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Apryl Boyce

Inn Manager

Apryl began working in hospitality at an early age. She grew up cooking at Snowshoe WV and went on to work at The Lodge at Vail, Sweet Basil and Montauk in Colorado. Ultimately the country roads led her back to her roots in the mountains of North Carolina. 

 

She brings with her, experience in sales, hospitality, spa services, cooking and holistic living. 

 

Apryl is a well-traveled, self-proclaimed nomad with a passion and commitment to creating memorable experiences for our guests.  She will work hard to make every aspect of your stay unforgettable-whether it be a made-from-scratch breakfast or help arranging a personalized spa package.  She is here at The Inn at Little Pond Farm to make you feel at home. 

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Michael Armes

Head Chef

Micheal grew up in rural North Carolina working on family farms in his youth. After attending college in Savannah, Georgia, Micheal relocated to Charleston and began training with some of the country's best emerging chefs. 

One of Micheal's career highlights includes training under Chef Thomas Keller at The French Laundry in 2003. Since 2006, Michael has been in the high country serving at some of the area's most well-known dining establishments, and we are now thrilled to have him join us at The Inn at Little Pond Farm.

When he is not working, he enjoys being at home raising his 16 year daughter Josephine and their chickens! Michael also enjoys spending as much time in the woods as possible, foraging for mushrooms and wild edibles, which often find their way into his cuisine.

Hunter Hallmark

Head Chef
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