Lucky Bar Farm

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Things to do at the Farm

Lucky Bar Farm offers a unique opportunity to spend time at our North Carolina bed and breakfast simply by relaxing right here on the property. We have listed some local attractions you might find enjoyable. For those who want to stay put, read on for a list of special amenities you can enjoy while never leaving our home:

  • Enjoy our rocking chair front porch from sunrise to sunset
  • Relax on our sundeck and take a swim in the pool (seasonal)
  • Onsite fitness center includes a stationary bicycle and weights. NordicTrack 2950 commercial treadmill with iFit access is available.  If you subscribe to iFit at home, you can login with your personal username and password and keep up with your workouts.
  • Our dart board is always a hit for those who enjoy a fun game of darts.
  • Enjoy jigsaw puzzles, a game of cards or play some board games.
  • Get out on the lawn for a fun game of cornhole.
  • Enjoy the barn and petting the animals.  They love posing for pictures.
  • Take a walk around the property and enjoy the beauty of the season.
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Visit Pittsboro

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No matter how long you decide to stay at the Lucky Bar Farm, Pittsboro offers many sights and activities. Downtown historic Pittsboro is just 8 minutes from our B&B.  Check out all the opportunities for fun.  Pittsboro offers several unique shops where you can find that special item to take home with you.

Make sure to visit Vino Wine Shop, the family owned wine shop in downtown Pittsboro that hosts free wine tastings every Friday night from 5pm – 7pm.  Anna, the owner of Vino, has an incredible knowledge of all things wine and can guide you in the direction of whatever you might be looking for.

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B. Everett Jordan Dam and Lake

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Jordan Lake has become a major attraction for recreation seekers and various facilities have been developed to meet their needs. These include campsites, picnic areas, beaches, boat launching ramps, a marina and nature trails. One of the three-mile walking trails is just 2.5 miles from the Lucky Bar Farm. Oftentimes, you will see locals and visitors casting a fishing line into the water right at the Jordan Dam.

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Deep River Sporting Clays

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Deep River Sporting Clays is a quick 10 minute drive from the Lucky Bar Farm.  Located just 7.7 miles from our B&B Home, you can enjoy a fun filled day outdoors.  Deep River is located on 65 acres of scenic woodlands and has been serving central North Carolina for over 30 years.  They offer a Sporting Clays Course, Wobble Deck and Covered Shooting pavilion. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. Plan your day now at Deep River!

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Carolina Tiger Rescue

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If our guests are planning a visit to the Tiger Rescue, we recommend you purchase tickets 2-3 weeks prior to the date of your visit.  The Tiger Rescue is such a popular attraction that you must book ahead.  PITTSBORO, NC (May 25, 2021): Carolina Tiger Rescue, North Carolina’s only federally and GFAS (Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries)-accredited big cat sanctuary, worked with the U.S. Department of Justice and several other accredited sanctuaries to execute a large-scale rescue of 68 endangered big cats at Tiger King Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma last week. The cats rescued included lions, tigers, lion-tiger hybrid species, and a single jaguar, all of which were removed from the Oklahoma facility due to “ongoing Endangered Species Act violations.”

Carolina Tiger Rescue is caring for four of the 68 cats while the U.S. Department of Justice seeks permanent forfeiture of the animals. While in Carolina Tiger Rescue’s care, they will receive the best in veterinary care, diets, daily enrichment, and enclosure space and design.

“We are glad to see the Department of Justice working hard to better the lives of big cats in captivity, beginning with Tiger King Park,” said Pam Fulk, Executive Director of Carolina Tiger Rescue. “We thank everyone who was involved in this operation.”

Due to the ongoing nature of the case, Carolina Tiger Rescue will not be taking any questions from members of the media at this time.

About: Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 GFAS-accredited nonprofit wildlife sanctuary dedicated to saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild. We work toward a day when wild cats are living in their native habitats and not exploited by humans.

Fair Game Beverage Co.

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NC Rum, Vodka, Brandy and Cider is all available at Fair Game Beverage located in the heart of the Chatham Beverage District at the end of Lorax Lane in Pittsboro, NC.  They invite you to sample their spirits and have bottles available for purchase.  They keep a rotation of NC ciders on tap and sell bottles of these as well. They offer a selection of NC wines and specialty food products. Just a short 10 minute drive from Lucky Bar Farm, Fair Game Beverage is sure to please.

Starrlight Mead Winery

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Starrlight Mead is a honey winery located in Pittsboro, NC.  They specialize in creating award-winning and delicious meads.  Our guests can enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour or a class on how to make your own mead.  Make the Starrlight Mead winery a stop on your visit to Pittsboro! You might decide to become a member of the Mead Club.  Bottles of wine are available for sale at the winery.

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Fearrington Village

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Surrounded by beautiful gardens and farm pastures grazed by Belted Galloway cows, the shops at Fearrington Village offer an exceptional range of gifts and accessories for the home and garden. Live outdoor entertainment is available seasonally.

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Village of Pinehurst and Area Golf

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Whether golf is on your agenda, or you just want to experience the beauty of the Sandhills of North Carolina, Pinehurst and Southern Pines are a short drive away from Lucky Bar Farm. Headed down US1 South from the farm, Pinehurst is only 42 miles away. Fill your day with golf or dining, or you might decide to just shop till you drop!

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American Tobacco Trail

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The American Tobacco Trail is a 22+ mile rails-to-trails project located in the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina, with 4.5 miles through northeast Chatham County.

New Hope Valley Railway

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Per the website for the Railway: During June, July and August we have one Saturday and one Sunday ride day each month (with multiple rides) as well as 10:30 am rides on one Wednesday and one Friday each month.

COVID-19 safety measures implemented last year will be revised, starting with our May 29 ride.  As a result of changes to State of North Carolina COVID-19 guidelines, as well as CDC guidance, we have removed capacity limits on our open-air passenger cars.  Each open-air car has approximately 30 unreserved bench seats, seating two people each. All seats will now be available for purchase. However, although the State of North Carolina has relaxed its mask requirements, the TSA and the Federal Railway Administration (FRA) still currently require masks for passengers and crew on riding on trains, including heritage railways such as ours. Family cabooses may still be reserved for a family group.

Our Operate-a-Loco experiences for June and July are sold out, but times are available in August and later months.

To purchase tickets for our rides, please see our ticket calendar Buy Tickets. Please visit our schedule page to review our other scheduled 2021 ride dates. Choose your ride day or month, select a departure time, then ‘Buy Tickets’. Our Family Cabooses sell out quickly, so if a ride does not show a caboose is available, it has already been sold. The price for a Family Caboose is $100 for up to ten passengers.

Tickets for our Track or Treat: Halloween Express rides and Santa’s Reindeer Roundup Express rides are not yet available for purchase and will be added to the ‘Buy Tickets Calendar’  this summer. Please check here or on our Facebook page for any updates or changes.

Please read the important ride info on our Plan Your Visit page to make your trip comfortable and memorable. Currently, our No. 17 steam locomotive is undergoing regularly scheduled repairs to maintain safety and compliance. In the meantime, all trains are pulled by vintage diesel-electric locomotives followed by four open-air passenger cars and a caboose.

We appreciate your patronage, donations, and support in 2020. We took precautions to protect our volunteers and visitors and will continue to do so during the pandemic. The museum and trains are operated and maintained 100 percent by volunteers, passionate to preserve and share railroad history. For more information on some of our volunteers, see Tracking Our Volunteers.

FireClay Cellars

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