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8๐•˜๐•ฆ๐•–๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•ค6๐•“๐•–๐••๐•ค๐ŸŒท2br/1baแดผแดบ CHS าบorse๐ŸŽิฒarm~thั” แ‘•แ—ฉแ—ทIแ‘Ž

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Farm stay
hosted by Lizabeth
  1. 8 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 1 bath
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๐—ก๐—ผ ๐—–๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฒ
๐“๐‡๐ˆ๐’ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ. ๐—œ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜… ๐˜„/๐—ฎ ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น. ๐—œ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐— ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ! ๐ˆ๐“ ๐ˆ๐’ ๐€ ๐‚๐‡๐„๐€๐ ๐๐‹๐€๐‚๐„ ๐“๐Ž ๐’๐‹๐„๐„๐! This compact "cabin" has 2 bedrooms-each w/full bed,2 twin beds,3 Roku TV'๐ฌ! Guests spoke & this ๐‘๐„๐๐Ž is the result-families want a "budget friendly" space w/ "enough beds & tvโ€™s for kids. No need to pay "downtown hotel prices" and this redo ๐‡๐€๐’ enough beds for everyone. A kitchenette for ๐‹๐ˆ๐“๐„ meals and ๐“๐ˆ๐๐˜ full bath too. The animals await you. ๐—œ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ.

The space
This is a compact Airbnb- no illusions of grandeur please. THIS IS A SMALL SPACE! This is NOT for families who want a lot of space!! If you want more space rent one of the larger Airbnbโ€™s on the farm. This is for families who need more beds and not wanting to pay downtown hotel prices. This is a place to hang your hat and spend the days โ˜€๏ธOUTSIDE enjoying the nature๐ŸŒณ - exploring the farm (this is an immersive farm experience for all๐Ÿด), or playing at the local beaches (35 minute drive), Kiawah๐Ÿ‘™, Folly๐Ÿ–, and Edisto๐ŸŒŠ. No gourmet kitchen just a kitchenette! Itโ€™s vacation time๐Ÿ - not cooking time- let mama out of the kitchen and treat her to dinner ๐Ÿฝ with the savings ๐Ÿ’ฐ from booking this little Airbnb! Kitchen has a mini sink and apartment size fridge- hot plate, microwave, drip coffee maker, kettle. No closets. 3 flat screen Roku tvโ€™s. One in each bedroom and one in the living room. High speed WiFi and good cellular. Again- this is a compact and small space- please look at the photos and READ the description!!! If you want to complain then go to a hotel and pay more for a single room with 2 double beds. **I could have put only two beds in this unit but I put 6 beds for families with more kids. Do NOT book this for the low price and then complain about the space.

A Blog post written by Claudia Ossa about her farm stay:
โ€˜Twas the day before the Monday of winter break in White Plains, NY and nary a plan was in sight. As someone who grew up in sunny California, the notion of a winter break is not ingrained in my psyche; HOWEVER, we have two kids, ages 7 and 8, and the weather was pretty frigid. The promise of a steady diet of โ€œNo more screen time or else!!!โ€ or, in reality, โ€œHow about another season of Bunkโ€™d?โ€ for a week, put some fire under my SAHM butt to figure something out.

So I hit Airbnb in search of warmth of any kind, ideally paired with a pool.

Anyone who understands East Coast winter culture knows that this search should have occurred at least two months in advance. Charleston, South Carolina has been on my radar for a while. Images of seersucker, bowls of glistening grits and a generous amount of politeness seemed like the perfect order, but there was little to no availability in Charleston for a family of four with a budget founded in reality.

I came upon a horse ranch in Meggett, SC, only 30 minutes from Charleston. I practically cry-laughed when I read the hostโ€™s description which included, โ€œTHIS IS NOT A HOTEL. THERE ARE BUGS, THIS IS A FARMโ€ and โ€œLEAVE ANY DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR BEHIND.โ€ I decided to take a gander at the reviews despite Lizabethโ€™s (the host) fervent attempts at getting us to go elsewhere, and I discovered only glowing reviews, many by repeat visitors. The photos of the farm only galvanized my resolve. I think Lizabeth may have been writing in a secret code to certain types of people because she included an inordinate amount of emojis in her descriptions. I was beguiled by the balance of harshness and whimsy. Let's just say that she had me at Palmetto bugs that look like roaches, and I am deathly afraid of chunky bugs.

I am not sure how I convinced my country-club-raised husband to stay in a converted shed with no indoor bathroom and cats, but I did. The kids were, of course, thrilled out of their gourds (farm humor) at the prospect of sleeping with cats in their own loft beds while attached to a barn full of adorable horses, goats, a miniature pony and a big black dog. Worry not. There are a plethora of lodging options on the farm that include bathrooms and even full kitchens, but we went with the most minimal, yet the most popular, space because of the proximity to the animals and the adorable absurdity of the whole thing.

There were so many โ€œfirstsโ€ on this trip for our family, including a 13 hour mostly device-free car ride with a sprinkling of hotel stays that ranged from super-dingy to pretty fancy, but I wonโ€™t get into those right now.

Iโ€™m only writing about this visit to East Gate Farms in Meggett, South Carolina because it was one of the best vacations we have ever taken, and we were only there two nights and three days.

From the moment we rolled through the gates, a feeling of peace washed over us. Horses, open sky, moss gently waving from tree branches and a big barn/stable smack dab in the middle. Pretty perfect.

We pulled up to our designated parking spot, and I could just hear the Pioneer Woman whispering, โ€œWelcome yโ€™alllllll.โ€ One glance at the tiny converted shed, and I thought, โ€œOh shit that IS tiny,โ€ but once we opened up the doors, I became 7 all over again. I wanted to claim first dibs on the bunk with the window overlooking the farm, but alas, I am almost 50 and that would have been kinda mean to the kids, not to mention another clue for my husband that he might have married Dharma from Dharma and Greg. (Google it, young people!)

We are not cat people. I mean, the kids donโ€™t know if they are cat people, but WE, my husband and I, are not cat people. He lived with a gal who had a cat for several years, and I had the pleasure of sitting on the couch that said cat loved to mangle, but other than that, not a lot of feline action in our lives. So, to us, renting a room that came with at least two of the 13 cats that live in the barn seemed like a challenge right out of The Amazing Race.

Our kids are now officially cat people but also, horse, dog, goat and chicken people (donkeys too). We shared our space with the kitties but occasionally had to show them the door when shit got too crowded. I tried to say, โ€œOk cats, time to goooo,โ€ in the sing-songy voice of a non-cat owner, but my husband reminded me that cats donโ€™t listen so I ended up having to gently extract them physically. Donโ€™t tell anyone, but these mfโ€™ers are soft, squishy, purring deliciousness. Weโ€™re still not cat people but will now dabble in our neighborhood cats from time to time. P.S. The Bunk Room is the only room that includes the cat amenity.

I could go on and on about this farm stay, from the gentleness and eagerness to please of the lovely ranch hand family which included horseback rides, custom bonfires complete with sโ€™mores to the ability to feed the animals snacks 24/7, but I wouldnโ€™t want to give all of the magic away.

We never had the pleasure of meeting our host, Lizabeth, but she was always an Airbnb message away. Like Charlie from Charlieโ€™s Angelsย (the original, not the remake! Was there a remake?), we never saw her, but her presence was felt in many wonderful ways. The kids were sad when we packed up, bound for Charleston. We were sad too, but we knew we would be back.

This was our second experience with Airbnb. I love the humanity around the sharing of spaces and the generosity of opening up something beautiful and intimate to anyone. The โ€œFarm Bathingโ€ title of this post refers to our glamping trip to a farm in Vermont that we took last summer through HipCamp, a site similar to Airbnb that โ€œoffers outdoor stays and camping experiences via a website and mobile app.โ€ There was a lot of overlap with our farm stay in that we were immersed in the farm experiences and felt a sincere connection with the humans behind the farms.



RESTAURANTS WE LOVED NEAR THE FARM

Our bunk room was not fit for cooking and that was a great thing because it forced us to explore some insane food just minutes away from the farm. Lizabeth shares lists on Airbnb for local beaches as well as restaurants, and she was spot on for both!

ANGEL OAK
You will never hear me say that any food is elevated. Simple foods that have been passed down through generations do not need to be elevated. However, I do enjoy a spin on a classic and this is what the people at Angel Oak do. I am very picky about my fried chicken. I am not a fan of super herby and overly-brined birds. This fried chicken scores a 10 on texture, juiciness and breading and a 7.8 on seasoning because someone snuck some herbs in there, but if you woke me up at 3 am and said, โ€œthere is some fried chicken from Angel Oak outside, but it's 10 below and you have to eat it barefoot,โ€ I would. I am also picky about fried green tomatoes. You would think I was from the South. (Does South America count?) I have eaten a superb fried green tomato and none ever lived up to it, until now. I like straightforward food, so when I saw that the FGTs were served with a dollop of pimento cheese, I had my doubts. I donโ€™t tend to fill my gut with just one heavy-ass-thing at the beginning of the meal only to be rendered a sad useless blob by the end, but THESE babies were oh-so-amazing. I am realizing that I am full of โ€œdonโ€™tsโ€ when it comes to dining out and this includes foofy cocktails, but I was feeling festive so I ordered the Paloma. It turns out that I have been drinking cocktails at all the wrong places because this one was special. It was balanced. Not too sweet, not too bland and just boozy enough. I ordered it somewhere else a few days later, and it was not the same. I wish we had a restaurant like Angel Oak around these parts because I would become a regular. Some wordsโ€ฆ casual, class yet inventive, super high quality and delicious.

ROXBURY MERCANTILE

This restaurant was a teensy bit further than Angel Oak but possessed a similar vibe. I recommend hitting Driftwood Beach located in Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve for some beach and heavy photography and then an early dinner at Roxbury Mercantile. The food here was excellent. I love a wedge salad and not an elevated wedge salad, although this one was tall. It was everything a wedge salad needed to be. Each ingredient was extremely fresh, and you could taste that the blue cheese dressing did not skimp on ingredients. The other favorite here was the shrimp and grits. I like a S&G where the shrimpies are saucy and well-seasoned on a backdrop of simple but expertly executed grits. I would also eat this dish barefoot in the snow. The edge that Roxbury Mercantile had over Angel Oak was the kid factor. This place has a super cool bench that sways called a Joggling Board. This occupied the kids for a bit between dinner and tiny but heavenly key lime pie. I want a Joggling Board, and I know just where I am going to put it! They also offered cornhole and a sweet lounging area too.

SO WE DIDNโ€™T END UP STAYING IN CHARLESTON AFTER THE FARMโ€ฆ

After a delicious lunch at Rodney Scottโ€™s BBQ, where the hype is well-deserved, we quickly discovered that the hotel that we could afford during winter break in historic Charleston, would surely drain our coffers of the joy we had just accumulated at the farm. ย As we all sat in the happiest part of our sad hotel room, a bed next to a window, I took to searching for resorts NEARBY and after being told that a few were SOLD OUT, the hotel Gods smiled upon us and we scored a room at The Sweetgrass Inn that is located at the Wild Dunes Resort. I am not going to go into full detail about this, but let's just say that for very little over what we were paying for a den of despair in Charleston, we landed a GORGEOUS less-than-a-year-old resort on the beautiful and pristine Isle of Palms. I highly recommend the combination of East Gate farm in Meggett, SC followed by The Sweetgrass Inn at Isle of Palms. We ate most meals on our two-day visit on the resort, but had the pleasure of having a traditional Southern Breakfast at Seabiscuit, a charming and delicious family-owned restaurant only few miles down the road on Isle of Palms.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
38" HDTV with Roku
Window AC unit
Private patio or balcony
Shared backyard โ€“ Not fully fenced
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Where youโ€™ll be

Meggett, South Carolina, United States

This is Meggett- the old southern families who built Charleston reside around here- This is the true southern low country- farms and land for miles- marshes and ocean breezes abound.

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The Farm:
This is a private and gated estate property and Thoroughbred farm.
*Seattle Slew (Triple Crown) and *Forliโ€™s (Triple Crown) Granddaughter (retired),
amongst other former Champions reside here. All the farm animals are available to meet and pet, for our guests, who rent one of the homes, which are only available through Airbnb. The farm is our private 100 acre family property. This farm is a replica of a known NY Thoroughbred racing farm in Saratoga, New York.
The land is a manicured and maintained, and our family home since we moved the farm to South Carolina from Pawling, New York in 2014. The farm is close to Charleston (downtown) and the beaches (Atlantic Ocean) of South Carolina. These are farm stays (rural) in the country (bugs), we have 30 sweet horses (our pets) for you to enjoy in the, welcoming and neighborly, low-country of South Carolina- where Southern hospitality is still a thing.

Location:
This is Meggett- the old southern families who built Charleston reside around here- This is the true southern low country- farms and land for miles- marshes and ocean breezes abound.

The farm is 100 flat pastoral acres. 30 minutes to downtown Charleston.
15 minutes to West Ashley.
24 miles to Folly Beach.
20 miles to Edisto Island.
28 miles to Kiawah island .
24 miles to Charleston International airport.
The farm is centrally located between Edisto Island beach and Downtown Charleston. Many guests spend a day at Edisto Beach, Kiawah Beach or Folly Beach and then another day (or two) exploring Downtown Charleston. Afterward coming back to the farm to enjoy the pink sunsets, a private bonfire, and afterward, joining everyone in the barn for night check (when the horses are checked before bedtime) which is each evening at 9:30pm.

The Airbnbโ€™s:
These are Airbnbโ€™s in the low-country of South Carolina.
Rustic, charming, warm and comfortable are apt descriptions of these units. With a cabin or cottage feel.
~The Guest House is a family sized 3br/2ba unit with 4 beds and sleeps 6. https://abnb.me/Hm7jUVOau9
~The Deck House Is a 2br/1ba unit with 3 beds that sleeps 6.
https://www.airbnb.com/h/deckhouse2br
~The Club House is a 2br/1ba unit with 3 beds that sleeps 6. https://abnb.me/u8SxERuau9
~The Cottage is a smaller 1br/1ba unit with 6 beds that sleeps 7. https://abnb.me/
~The Carriage is a 1br/1ba with 3 beds that sleeps 5.
https://abnb.me/Az41eFs9t9
-The Complete House Is a 3bedroom/2bath home with 9 beds that sleeps 12. https://www.airbnb.com/h/eastgatefarmstay3brcompletehouse
-The Bunk Room is a studio with 3 beds that sleeps 4.
~The Cabin is a smaller 2 bedroom one bath with 6 beds that sleeps 8.
Each unit is private.
These are farm stays, in the country, which include, free interaction with our horses, goats, chickens,
barn catโ€™s, our deer
and black Shepherd.
These are farm stays. They are โ€œuniqueโ€ stays not โ€œluxuriousโ€ stays. This is a working farm- with animals (and bugs). It is, after all, the โ€œlow countryโ€ of South Carolina which is hot, humid, and muggy. The Airbnbโ€™s are the farmโ€™s older out-buildings converted to Airbnbโ€™s - *Please do NOT have any illusions of grandeur.
But come and visit for the fresh country air, the real farm life experience...
Also, the great nightly rates.
Bring your family and enjoy a stay on the farm.
The Farm:
This is a private and gated estate property and Thoroughbred farm.
*Seattle Slew (Triple Crown) and *Forliโ€™s (Triple Crown) Granddaughter (retired),
amongsโ€ฆ

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