About Walnut Hollow Ranch

Come visit Western North Carolina’s premier cattle ranch and excite your senses.

Walnut Hollow Ranch welcomes visitors and farm stays, offering RV camping and pasture for your horse vacation. The farm store offers foods from 14 local participating farms. Farm tours are offered year round, and Charlie enjoys introducing his ranch in person, sharing his wealth of knowledge about sustainable management of productive pastures, genetics, animal husbandry and the environment. Visitors can see the herd up close and learn about the ranch’s high-welfare farm management and handling systems.

Premium Black Angus Beef
No antibiotics used
No hormones or steroids used
No growth promoting drugs
No medicated feeds or ionophores
No preservatives or chemical tenderizers
100% vegetarian diet, No animal by-products
Artificially bred specifically for beef genetics
Source verified to ranch of birth
AWA Certified humane animal practices
USDA Inspected slaughterhouse and butcher
Harvested at a young age (20-24 months)

Walnut Hollow Ranch Premium Black Angus Beef is produced without hormones or antibiotics for higher Omega 3 fatty acids and lower saturated fats. The ranch is certified by Animal Welfare Approved caring for the health and well-being of the cattle using the highest animal welfare standards. The result is the finest beef you’ll ever put on your plate.

Walnut Hollow Ranch was bestowed the 2014 Area 1 Conservation Farm Family of the year award. The ranch manages over 37 conservation practices. Walnut Hollow Ranch is the first business in Clay County to receive recognition from the NC Department of Environmental Quality. The NC Green Travel Program recognizes businesses in the travel industry that have established and adhere to a set of guidelines that protect the environment.

Tour fees are $20 per car or a minimum of $5 per person for 30 minutes. The educational tour is for 1 hour at a cost of $30 per car or a minimum of $7.50 per person. Inquire about group rates. Restroom, telephone, picnic area and Wi-fi are all available. There are many photo opportunities on the ranch’s scenic, family-friendly property. Buses, RVs, kids, and pets are welcome. The Loft rental and RV hook-ups are available with plenty of parking. The ranch offers pasture for your horse vacation. Conviently located close to hundreds of miles of “Awesome Mountain Trail Riding”.


Physical Address

1100 Carter Cove Rd.
Hayesville NC
(Clay County)

Mailing Address

(Clay County)

Phone 828-389-8931
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Business Contact

Charlie Kissling
Phone: 828-389-8931
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Artisan Foods
honey, pet food

Dairy & Eggs
butter, cheese, eggs

Farm Tourism & Events
farm tours, workshops, event space/weddings

fresh flowers

fresh herbs

Meat, Fish & Fowl
beef, chicken, goat, lamb, pork, turkey, trout

Nuts & Seeds

Specialty Products
soap, firewood, candles, artisan crafts, compost, manure


1/8, 1/4, or 1/2 shares of beef.

Pick Up Spots

Pick up: at the farm.


Please call the ranch for information




October to December




We're listed as both a buyer and supplier in ASAP's Wholesale Local Food Guide, ASAP's Farm to Business Trade Directory.

View our Buyer Listing View our Supplier Listing


Farm Store open year round

Store Hours

  • Fri. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Store Hours

  • Fri. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Our Farm Offers:

Walnut Hollow Ranch is a working cattle farm welcoming visitors and farm stays. The ranch offers tours, RV camping, barn loft lodging, tent camping, events and is pet friendly. Activities are fishing, hiking and swimming. Walnut Hollow Ranch Trail Vacation Stables offers a equine facility for awesome mountain horseback riding with your horses. The farm store features our Premium Black Angus Beef, local foods from 14 farms and crafts. The ranch hosts Agri-tourism events, such as farm-to-table suppers, cookouts, pasture walks and cooking classes. Come visit Western North Carolina’s premier cattle ranch and excite your senses. Charlie will personally introduce you to his ranch and share a wealth of knowledge about sustainable, regenerative management of productive pastures, genetics, animal husbandry, environmental and conservation practices. Discover how the ranch manages complete beef production from conception to plate.


We sell at the following tailgate markets:

In the ASAP directory

Hayesville Farmers Market

Additional Tailgates

  • Blairsville Farmers Market


Pasture Raised, Humanely Raised, Animal Welfare Approved


Walnut Hollow RV Campground & The Loft at Walnut Hollow Ranch Vacation Rental

Walnut Hollow Ranch RV Campground is small, quiet and clean park on a 175 acre working mountain cattle ranch. The farm store offers our Premium Black Angus Beef and other local foods and crafts. Farm tours are offered year round. 2 sites on concrete, 3 sites on gravel, 1 site on grass. Generator back-up. 5 minutes to town. Come experience Western North Carolina's Premier Cattle Ranch and explore the beautiful Nantahala Mountain region of the Smoky Mountains. The Loft sleeps 4, full kitchen and bath on lower level, clean and quiet, reasonably priced. Awesome trail riding vacation with your horses. Trailer and RV camping with hook-ups available. Pets welcome. Five minutes to town and tourist areas.