Paige Baker’s success comes from seeing opportunity in unexpected places. As the designer and owner of the Guest House at Mountain View Farm, her vision now stands ready to receive friends and guests with the grace and charm of Paige herself.
Paige and husband, Chad, purchased the rolling spread at the foot of the Tennessee Mountains to build a home for themselves and their two young children. A new generation had arrived to breathe life into the retired dairy farm and homestead. Along with panoramic views and peaceful setting, the site was especially appealing because it would lend itself perfectly to the family’s active interest in Labrador Retriever training and field trials. Through much effort, the property was designated a natural preserve and unique landmark for the sport, where avid trainers evaluate the performance of their dogs in a competitive environment. Sportsmen came from across the country for special events and coaching from advanced trainers. With a natural gift of hospitality, she and family played host to guests and their dogs with more and more frequency. As their dreams were becoming reality, she was beginning to see a new opportunity in the original, old farmhouse.
Paige had a vision of what the tattered, bungalow-style homestead could become. And she knew that, with just the right TLC, it could offer the perfect retreat for all of her guests and perhaps even some new ones. The little farmhouse’s time had come, but not everyone saw her vision. As the project got underway, builders and craftsmen scratched their heads as she described her unique ideas, including the use of natural barn wood on interior walls, a galvanized bucket as a sink, mason jars as lighting and tree bark siding. But with her gentle guidance they all began to see the vision take shape, and the house sprung to life once again.
Now accommodating guests, Mountain View Farm is an ideal sanctuary. Fishermen come from far and wide to outsmart the native trout and bass, with exclusive access to the renowned South Holston River. Others enjoy hiking or just relaxing on the breezy front porch, while the on-site chef prepares a meal sure to please. Produce is harvested from the private garden and paired with local, organic ingredients that only taste like they’re from out of this world. Still the atmosphere, with its rustic, casual charm, makes guests feel like they’re right back home.
The Guest House is available for private parties, special dinners and overnight stays. If you’re looking to catch up on some much needed relaxation and camaraderie, the Guest House at Mountain View Farm is your exclusive one-of-a-kind retreat.