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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.

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

About the Farm....

Settled in the Valley of the gently rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, sits 22 acres of one of some of the 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 enjoy the natural beauty around them as well as the gardens and farm life which are there for all to enjoy.

The JULEP MARKET is filled with our own, freshly grown flowers and herbs, unique home and garden finds, furniture, handmade jewelry and much more. The Julep Coffee and Sweets bar is 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, features New American cuisine with a decidedly Southern Twist. The kitchen focuses on seasonal cooking with high-quality, fresh ingredients.

The JULEP BAR is 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 are second to none with several locations and sites to fit many styles, tastes and budgets. JULEP EVENTS welcome all corporate retreats, special occasions and WEDDINGS. Please email us your inquiries pertaining to events at events@julep.farm or contact us at (706) 960-9600 to schedule a visit.

We look forward to sharing this incredible slice of heaven with everyone… Lauren and Rick Weaver JULEP FARMS, A MODERN FARM RESORT