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Storybrook Farm is entering a new chapter.
We have so many fond memories of the friends we have made at the B&B over the past eight years. And it is time for new adventures.
We will no longer be operating as a traditional B&B with individual overnight room rentals with breakfasts, with the exception of the International Storytelling Festival every first weekend in October. We will still offer accommodations for that weekend only.
Instead, we will be hosting small events like microweddings and elopements, retreats, family and office celebrations, artisan classes, etc. with a maximum capacity of 24 people. Our beautiful Farmhouse can still be rented for these events, with overnight group accommodations if needed.
You can find out more at our events website at WWW.STORYBROOKFARMWEDDINGS.COM or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you once again for being our treasured guests over the years. We are so blessed to have met so many wonderful people who have touched our lives in wonderful ways.
With Much Love,
John and Diane
The nearly 25-acre farm, bed & breakfast and wedding destination in Jonesborough, TN is picture perfect from the pond at the foot of the long gravel driveway to the 3-acre woods. In 1992 when Diane and John Vogt and Diane’s parents bought the land, it was not a pretty sight (or site). Brambles and honeysuckle chocked the entire property. Nothing of value could flourish beneath the strangling vines, so the Vogts set about to change things. In 1994 they moved in and began landscaping the two houses….
The Vogts have rescued, recycled, and repurposed most of the building and landscaping materials that went into their house and gardens.
Other resources have come from places like “Habitat for Humanity” stores or Craigslist, where they adopted rescued chickens. Many of their art pieces are from family history or their travels. Due to the nature of acquiring legacy plants, animals, décor, and materials over the years they, too, have a story of their own.
–Johnson City Press
The B&B opened its doors in 2011, and in the past 7 years has enjoyed getting to host thousands of visitors from all over the country and world.
John and Diane Vogt are the Storybrook Farm owners. John is a landscaping wiz and Diane enjoys taking care of guest’s household needs. They have 3 grown children who are married to 3 wonderful people, 8 grand-pups and 2 grand-kitties.
“They did not treat us as customers or guests, they treated us like family.” — Bettina & Colby, May, 2017
We specialize in micro weddings and elopement for 2 to 24 people max. These miniature, elegant, and minimal hassle occasions combine the best elements of a traditional wedding and an elopement. They are a great value and include most of your event needs (cake, flowers, food, etc.). They are perfect for vow renewals and destination weddings, too!
We are also available to host other special events like company retreats, family reunions, private parties, baby and wedding showers, a group picnic or afternoon tea.
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Founded in 1779, Jonesborough is Tennessee’s oldest town. It’s rich history, adorable shops, fascinating museums, cultural activities, and nearby outdoor adventures make this the perfect place for a weekend get-away.
Check out www.Jonesborough.com to learn more about what’s happening in Jonesborough!
International Storytelling Center
Bringing the spirit of storytelling to audiences year round. Opportunities include the National Storytelling Festival, Storytelling Live! weekly performers, and the community storytelling program.
Jonesborough Repertory Theater
Live theater with year round productions that vary from musicals, comedies, classics, and readers theater. Surprisingly high production value and showcase of talent from such a small (yet passionate) community!
Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Jonesborough
Brought to you by the Heritage Alliance
Horse Drawn Carriage Ride & Tours
View of the oldest town in its original mode of transportation.
Family oriented, candle lit investigation and ghost stories revealing history and heritage in TN’s oldest town.
“Where Jonesborough tells its story, the Chester Inn State Historic Site & Museum provides visitors with a glimpse into the history of the oldest commercial building in a town known for its cherished architecture.”
“Founded in 1982, the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum and Archives collects artifacts, documents, and photographs to help tell the stories of the land and people who constituted the ‘mother of Tennessee.'”
Click Here to see full descriptions for the activities below on the official Jonesborough website, or click on each event to see more details.
Festivals/Once per Year Events
Jonesborough is full of interesting and artistic shops and boutiques
Farm markets, coffee shops, delicious diners, candy stores, and even a Vegan place!
Including hiking and walking trails, a brewery and distillery, plenty of beautiful parks, and more!
There are so many places nearby that offer even more historic, cultural, outdoor and culinary experiences. Check out these links!
Things to do in Northeast Tennessee, www.NortheastTennessee.org
Highlights: outdoor adventures with scenic views in the mountains, music, history, antiquing, up and coming food and beverage scenes
Johnson City, TN www.visitJohnsonCityTN.com
Highlights: Buffalo Mountain, Yee-haw Brewery, restaurants, music
Kingsport, TN www.visitKingsport.com
Highlights: Bays Mountain, great downtown area
Bristol, TN/VA, www.discoverBristol.org
Highlights: music scene, Bristol Motor Speedway
Greeneville, TN www.visitGreenevilleTN.com
Highlights: home of President Andrew Johnson and Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Elizabethton, TN www.Elizabethton.org
Highlights: Antique shopping, nearby Watauga Lake
Erwin, TN www.ErwinTN.org
Highlights: Antique shopping, Appalachain Trail access, gorgeous mountain views
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium, in Kingsport, TN
“The Park features a picturesque 44 acre lake, hiking trails, a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art Planetarium Theater, and Animal Habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles.” A great place for families!
The Gray Fossil Site and HandsOn Museum
Great for kids and paleontology aficionados alike!
Animals that have been unearthed so far include: saber tooth cat, alligator, tapir, rhinoceros, short-faced bear, and a mastodon as well as hundreds of plants and other animals.
Outdoor Adventures including rafting, hiking, parks and more
Other great Northeast Tennessee Cultural Experiences
Don’t miss these local tastes of history!
Thank you to the many guests who have already shared their experiences at Storybrook Farm B&B. Your kind words are greatly appreciated.
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What a spectacular weekend. The beauty of Storybrook makes my heart beat faster. We couldn’t believe how each window, porch, and doorway had another beautiful view to take in. We sat by the pond and found an amazing peace. Thank you.
Thank you so much. We will have quite the story to tell when we return home. The beautiful gardens, sunshine patios, and entertaining hosts…it was so relaxing.
Thanks so much. It was lovely and filled our trip with sunshine.
Thank you guys, definitely enjoyed my stay.
We enjoyed the weekend more than you know. It has been one of the most relaxing stays we have ever experienced! The breakfast was amazing. Thanks for the kindness you shared with us. We will definitely be back!
What blessing to have met the both of you. We really enjoyed the breakfast and conversation. The hospitality will not soon be forgotten. See you again soon.
Thank you for the many ways you showed hospitality.
Thank you for treating us like family. We leave with fond memories.
Many thanks for the little things you do, as well as the big ones too! You each give service that makes your guests feel welcomed in with warmth. Your space is full of grace and beauty. Till the next time it draws me back!
Thank you sooooo much for a lovely time. We leave with new friends.”
Great Time. Great People.
From the moment we saw Storybrook Farm we were beyond speechless. From the green acres to the flowers and wonderful homes we were taken away. You all do so much bring happiness to others shows your wonderful hearts. You made our wedding a true fairytale and this weekend will be forever cherished. We can’t wait to reminisce on our anniversaries!
What joy we had celebrating the M. Family’s upcoming first child with a baby shower and our closest friends and family. The location and facilities were perfect. Sincere gratitude.
Thanks for everything! You made our event so special.
Thank you for a wonderful anniversary. This made our night magical.
This was the perfect place for a family holiday. The house is amazing and the views are breathtaking. We felt right at home, yet felt transported to a new special place. Thank you for your generosity and kindness. We look forward to finding an excuse to come back soon.
Having the run of the house for even a night was blissful and restorative. With first-rate hospitality and amenities, we were in great hands. Unique to this B&B we had kitchen and fridge access…. and panoramic views. We truly loved the peaceful and relaxed pace. The venue is tastefully decorated with storytelling eye candy where ever your eye falls. We loved everything. Thanks again.
The Storybrook Farm B&B is just beautiful! Every room is unique and welcoming. Every window has a wonderful view. It can’t get better than this!
Thank you both for a great time. Love your home!
Storybrook Farm…what wonderful hospitality, service, great scenery, and glorious breakfast. Nothing is better than food straight from the garden. Farm fresh is the best. Thank you.
The trip could only be better if we could take the chefs home with us. Needless to say the breakfasts were delicious.
Thanks so much for your hospitality! We enjoyed Jonesborough and the delicious pancakes.
We had the most wonderful stay. A king sized bedroom was such a treat to find. Decorated with family and travel details. Hospitality second to none. A wonderful breakfast with all the trimmings and the extra added touch of personal attention. We plan on 2 or 3 trips this fall to see the foliage at its peak. Your B&B will be the first one I call to make a reservation.
We have found a “Little Heaven on Earth” at your Bed and Breakfast. From a comfortable room, to delicious breakfast, wonderful conversation, and Southern charm, this is the perfect place to unwind and restore from one’s hectic life. We will be back SOON!
We hate the idea of leaving this beautiful place and appreciate everything. Look forward to seeing you next October.
Being here felt like home. It was comforting and rejuvenating. What a blessing to have a place like this to come to when stressed and dealing with life.
Thank you for your hospitality. The B&B is gorgeous and we loved our stay here! Kids favorite: Feeding the animals!
We never thought we would find a place like this near the city. This was just what we needed. Calm, relaxing, and full of charm we thank you for the little personal touches that make this B&B feel like a welcoming home.
We hear that Storybrook is beautiful all 4 seasons. The summer was a gorgeous visit. Can’t wait to come back, especially in the winter.