Lodging • Cousin Sarah’s | Cousin Sarah is a Deluxe Farmhouse Room. Many guests’ favorite room, Cousin Sarah is on the 3rd floor. The four-poster cherry king bed is a center piece of the room. A claw-foot soaking tub for two is tucked into an alcove of the room behind a moveable antique screen.
Another alcove is furnished with a chaise lounge by the window for a quiet read. The newly renovated bath has a large tiled shower. The third floor has central air-conditioning for those few hot days in the summer. All lodging rates include a country gourmet breakfast for two each morning. • Sleeps 1-2 • $159-$269, The average rate is $199.
The Mast Farm dates from the late 1700s, when Joseph Mast traveled to the mountains from Randolph County, North Carolina, where he was born in 1764. His father John had settled there after emigrating from Switzerland via Pennsylvania, where his brother remained. Joseph is said to have traded his rifle, his dog, and a pair of leggings for 1000 acres of fertile Watauga River Valley land. The first house, a two-room log cabin, was built around 1810 and remains today as the oldest inhabitable log cabin in Watauga County.
“Danielle, We thoroughly enjoyed meeting with you and all of our vendors. We are so pleased with everyone. You are such a pleasant person. Holly, Tina, Gregory and Jason are wonderful. We’re excited about H’s cake. I’ve never had a wedding cake with so many flavors. Thank you so much for all the coordination and work that you’ve done so far. If you need anything from me, please don’t hesitate to ask. I know D. has to get back with you concerning her dress, a color swatch and the exact names for the calligraphy cards.” ~ L.
“Danielle, Many thanks to you and each there in Valle Crucis for making a brief stay a wonderful one.” ~ DS
“S. and I had a wonderful time. The inn was beautiful, the food was great, and we love the Valle Crucis area, but what really made the trip special was your family’s hospitality. We appreciate the time you took to make our weekend unique. I have already recommended the Mast Farm Inn to several of my friends and co-workers, and S. and I hope to be back very soon ourselves. Please get in touch when you’re in Raleigh… we look forward to hearing from you again. Have a wonderful week!” ~ T