In 2012, Lindsay O’Reilly was working as a CPA in Florida dreaming of life outside of the cubicle. She felt as if life was passing her by and wanted to be spending her time doing something more creative. With her love of horses, it must have been fate when Lindsay, her husband Randy, and her mother saw “Tanglewood Farm” for sale under the Carolina blue sky.
Lindsay quickly traded in her cubicle for a 10-acre farm in the Sandhills when she, her husband, and mother decided to purchase the farm from a former Olympic equestrian. The farm had a main house, stables and three private apartment rentals that were used to house team members. They bought the property knowing that they were going to transform those rental properties into BnB suites for locals and tourists alike.
“We used to say, ‘maybe one day we’ll own a farm,'” Lindsay says. “It was kind of a pipe dream. I loved horses, but never had a BnB before.”
The Making of Tanglewood Farm
Her mother was previously an interior designer, so the two designed the spaces together to pay homage to the equestrian landscape. Within three months, the three suites, (The Fox Den, The Horse & Hound, and The Tally Ho) were open for business.
They have had great success welcoming military families, golfers and even fellow North Carolinians looking for a couple nights away. What first started as bagels and pastries turned into a three course farm-fresh meal once Lindsay decided to attend culinary school.
“I started using our BnB guests as guinea pigs for new recipes,” Lindsay says.
Breakfasts change weekly depending on available ingredients and dietary restrictions. Guests have access to a full kitchen in their suites, so a homemade breakfast delivered right to their door is the O’Reilly’s opportunity to spoil them.
Suites at Tanglewood Farm range from $110 to $115 a night. Ready to take your staycation? Book your stay on their website, AirBnB, and VRBO. There is a two-night minimum stay ranging from $110-$115 a night.