About Us

 

How Julep Farms Started.....
 
While driving up to Highlands, NC to look for investment properties, Lauren (a decorator, designer, & restauranteur) and Rick Weaver (techno-geek & former US Marine ) stumbled upon this enchanting pasture. Lauren & Rick decided to purchase the land and Julep Farms was born. They then started to create a farm with a nod to the regal elegance of the Kentucky Derby with a splash of sweet tea southern meets modern.
 
The Weavers had recently sold their first restaurant concept, The French Market & Tavern in Locust Grove, and were looking to start their next project. Their goal: To create a space to preserve and if possible, improve this stunning landscape, to provide a gathering spot for all to enjoy. 
 
Featured in the photo above, Lauren Weaver, their son Gray, age 12, Rick Weaver, and their daughter Avery, 19.
 
 

About the Farm....

Settled in the Valley of the gently rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, sits 22 acres of one of Rabun County’s most stunning and picturesque pastures. Large White Oak and Persimmon trees line creek beds, the ever-changing mountain vistas and star filled nights lit up with help from the fireflies are a common scene here in the valley. Within this beauty sits JULEP FARMS, a MODERN FARM RESORT. While staying at Julep, guests will enjoy the natural beauty around them as well as the gardens and farm life which are there for all to enjoy. The Cottages are NOW OPEN!  Completing in Summer of 2019, the Social House will join in on the fun! This stunning structure will consist of ...

  • The Julep Market will be filled with our own freshly grown flowers and herbs, unique home and garden finds, furniture hand made jewelry and much more. The Julep Coffee and Sweets bar will be perfect for you coffee lovers and those searching for a quick grab and go lunch or to satisfy that sweet tooth.
  • The restaurant, known as the Julep Kitchen, will feature New American cuisine with a decidedly Southern Twist. The kitchen will focus on seasonal cooking with high-quality ingredients.
  • The Julep Bar will be home to a grand selection of wines and champagnes, locally crafted beer and creatively constructed cocktails with a favorite and classic, the Mint Julep, taking the front seat.
  • Our event spaces and locations will be second to none with several locations and sites to fit many styles, tastes and budgets. Julep Events welcomes all corporate retreats, special occasions and weddings. Julep Events are available for booking now, with event dates available, starting on September 1,  2019. Please email us your inquiries pertaining to events. The sites, although some still under construction, are ready to tour to the public by appointment.  Please contact us at (706) 960-9600 to schedule a visit!

We look forward to sharing this stunning piece of land with all who visit.....

 

Social House Fresh Cut Flower Garden Feed and Seed Barn Croquet Lawn Garden and Chicken Coop In The Oaks Sweet Tea Derby Cottage Boat House Cottage Magnolia Cottage The Meadows