Thanks for stopping by. The Hacienda is many things at once. An organic farm. A haven for lost dogs. A short term rental. Event Space. Family home. Homestead. Artist Retreat. Created, rehabbed and tended by former Decatur chef & restaurateur turned farmer and host, Michele. That's me.
I bought this groovy mid century estate in 2005, with a swimmin' pool and tennis courts and a lot of little tiny rooms and mint green Formica in a little farm town an hour from Atlanta. Over the years I've transformed this grand dame estate into an open breezy contemporary home and event space with a big open kitchen at the heart on 6 acres of organic gardens. The Formica is gone and the pool is filled in (growing wild herbs and tree saplings now). It's a mid century modern... farmhouse. An eco friendly multi unit home with garage apartment too with 5 years running on Airbnb. There are tons of old growth trees, lush grounds and a little hen house and covered run for pastured hens, the old tennis court would love to have another cottage or a shop on it...
It is a great location for a farm business, a vineyard and tasting shop, event space, cooking school, agri tourism, organic farm, yoga/spa retreat. Private and secluded yet close to in town conveniences in Cornelia and Clarkesville. 3 miles to shopping, groceries, big box stores like Lowe's, Ace Hardware, Ingles, ALDI (coming soon!) restaurants and Wallymart.
75 miles north of Atlanta and 90 miles from Greenville, SC and Asheville. A convenient, pastoral lifestyle is waiting for you.
Conveniently located off of Hwy 985/365, we are 25 min north of Gainesville on the way to Clayton