Thursday, December 31, 2009

Digging Footings for new Event Barn

Happy New Year Team!

Here is a photo sent to me earlier today.   The crew is onsite and digging footings for the foundation of our new Event Barn.   We are progressing nicely.

Be safe,


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Progress Photos - Dec. 29, Foundation Prep.

Isn't the Claxton Farm site just amazing?!!!    As you can see by these photos, dirt is moving....April 2010 is our deadline to have new construction complete!  We're on our way!

Please send requests for more info to

Site prep and road widening underway!


The heavy equipment is rolling at Claxton Farm.  We're moving dirt, widening roads, and preparing for foundation of the new event barn at Claxton Farm.   It's an exciting time.   We have confirmed several new "post fire" bookings and available dates are going quickly!   If you have clients that may be interested in an event date at Claxton Farm in 2010, please refer them to to complete the request for information form or have them call 828.658.1390 to speak with Micah or Maria.

Happy New Year to you and yours!

all the best,


Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Hello Everyone!

I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!  

Claxton Barn construction permits are pulled.  Of course, the "storm of the decade" will slow things this week, but not much work would have happened over the Christmas Holiday.   We're still on schedule to meet our April deadline for certificate of occupancy. 

Hope  you all have a safe and wonderful Holiday.

All the best,


Here is a link to view the new rendering with details:

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Permits are pulled and constrution begins!


Great news!  Construction permits have been allocated to our builder by the County.   The footprint of the building has been  marked.  Heavy equipment for site work is being delivered now and grading starts tomorrow (Friday Dec. 18) morning.  We are officially moving toward our April completion date.  

Because we will now have a year round venue, we're pre-booking for "A Claxton Farm Christmas" in 2010.   Anyone that is interested should complete the Request Information form on the Claxton Website. 

Merry Christmas,


Monday, December 14, 2009

Rendering Complete


 Here is a rendering of the NEW Event Barn at Claxton Farm.   The barn features a hard floor, 20' vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, wood siding inside and out, accent lighting, covered terraces, and more!  It will be very rustic inside and out, yet have some conveniences that will make it a fully functional, year round venue.  Construction will start with site work this week and estimated completion date is April, 2010 with our first wedding on May 1st, 2010.   Thank you all for your patience and for spreading the word that we're continuing to move forward with what is sure to be a premier event venue for years to come.

All the best,


Monday, December 7, 2009

Renderings Coming


I've seen the renderings of our new event barn at Claxton Farm. It's really neat that the architect was able to keep the basic roof line and structural appearance as the old barn. There are twenty foot ceilings, covered terraces and more, yet all very rustic and simple, just like the old barn! We'll release them to the staff and reservation holders this coming weekend.

Also, there some some very interesting "Green" aspects to the new construction, like geothermal heating & cooling. Also, a portable saw mill is being set up and selective cutting will happen on the farm, which will reduce on over all carbon print.

Folks, the amount of work that has been done since November 2 is impressive. I know that many folks do not understand designing and constructing a new building. If anyone were to question our progress, please let them know that we are working at Mach 5 speed to get this done. My next Blog post should have some sort of rendering included.



Friday, December 4, 2009

I have seen the plans!


I want to let you know that I've seen the plans for the NEW Event Barn at Claxton Farm. Please inform everyone that serious progress has been made and that there will be a private unveiling for our staff and family on December 11th, then we'll release the renderings and plans to our entire list of reservation holders. After that, to the general public. Construction will start soon and our deadline for completion with C/O is May 1, 2010.

Thanks for all your support during this time, and thank you to the Claxton Family for continuing the vision and for continuing to share the magnificence of Claxton Farm for years to come!

My best,


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dec. 11th


Plans are coming together and site work has begun. I will be working with The Claxton Family through the final review of plans, hopefully this week. I know that Dec. 11th is the date set for "unveiling" the plans. I hope to have renderings in the hands of our reservation holders prior to that. Now you all have a date to look forward to and to share. Things are moving forward and we're looking forward to a huge 2010 season at Claxton Farm and beyond. Thanks, Joe