To help sustain Stauber Farm and give others an opportunity to enjoy it, the Tafts now offer the farm as a vacation rental from May through October. Overnight guests may use the cabin for one or two persons and the main house for as many as seven. Also, within guidelines, guests may hold group gatherings, such as outdoor weddings, retreats and reunions. For pricing and scheduling, call or email Lamar Taft.
Guests at Stauber Farm are welcome to call the place home for a while and to enjoy the 19th century rural setting, along with the comforts of air conditioning, cable TV, and wireless internet. They are invited to cut the flowers and pick the berries, fruits and vegetables to use during their stay. The gentle spirit of the place encourages rest, good conversation and other activities such as cooking, reading, playing the piano, bird watching, and walking – either in the woods or along beautiful Kapp Road. Also, visitors may watch the donkeys, sheep and chickens, as care for the animals is provided. While Stauber Farm is not a catering facility, it keeps a list of preferred resources for prepared food, extra equipment, and services for weddings and special events.
The area is rich with tourist spots, providing a variety of day-excursion opportunities. Stauber Farm is close to these attractions:
Important Historic Sites of Colonial America:
Old Salem, Bethabara and Bethania offer guests of all ages the pleasures of exploring the past. Each village has a visitor center with ample resources. The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, known as MESDA and located in Old Salem, is unique and exceptional.
North Carolina Wine Country:
The Yadkin Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA) established in 2003, covers more than one million acres in Forsyth and five surrounding counties – Surry, Yadkin, Wilkes, Davie, and Davidson. Nearby are more than two dozen wineries and vineyards offering group or individual tours.
Colleges and Universities:
Wake Forest University, Salem College, Winston-Salem State University and The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, enhance the quality of life for area residents with year-round performances, lectures, and athletic events.
Known as the City of the Arts, Winston-Salem is home to The Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), and Diggs Gallery.
The Piedmont and Its Many Treasures:
Guests at Stauber Farm may visit regional places of interest – The International Home Furnishings Show, known as “the Furniture Market” in High Point; The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro; Guilford Battleground in Greensboro -- or they may take a leisurely drive along the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, an easy day’s excursion.
Hiking, Biking, Golf, and other sports:
Various parks and golf courses, including Tanglewood, offer excellent settings for active sports. To inquire about a particular interest, call or e-mail Lamar Taft.