We travel with our 4yr old all the time and while we do enjoy staying at hotels, we do change it up a bit and recently we stayed at The Ocoee Mist in Benton, TN. And let me just tell you, it has to be one of my favourite places on Earth. From the location, the surroundings, the peacefulness, the accomodations, and the farm animals.
Wait. What. Farm animals? Oh yea.
4 geese (maybe 5 now? They had an egg when I was there)
I know it sounds a lot, but Kevin and Carol have a lot of land and those animals have plenty to roam. The animals do not stay in your room nor do you stay in their stable. There is 2 wonderful houses (one house has two rooms and the main house is for the overflow of guests). The animals are extremely friendly and the owners are especially kind enough to allow us to walk around and get near the animals. I have never heard my daughter squeel has much as she did while we were there. This really is a family-friendly environment and I can’t recommend it enough. If you want to have a great time rafting on the Ocoee, they are only 5 miles away from it and then you can relax at Ocoee Mist.
Ocoee Mist is located in Polk County, Tennessee near the Ocoee River and the Hiawasee River. They are 2 miles from Lake Ocoee, 2 miles from restaurants, and 5 miles from downtown. The view there is wonderful, even when it rained we were happy sitting on the porch watching Mel the Camel impatiently wait for my husband to pet him again.
The breakfast was amazing (the dining room is awesome!) and I can’t talk highly enough about the owners. Very sweet, down to Earth, and wonderful people to talk to. Your family will never forget the experience, I promise. Our daughter still talks about “Daddy’s best friend, Mel the Camel”
For more pictures of Ocoee Mist Farm B&B, check out our Flickr set.