Bent Creek Farm was established in 1990 by Eddie and Robin Skeen near Copper Creek which is thought to be the site of one of the earliest Clinch Valley settlements in Scott County. Bazel Boren, who traveled with Daniel Boone in 1773 while blazing the Wilderness Trail and fought with local frontiersmen to defeat the British at the Battle of King’s Mountain in 1780, returned to Copper Creek to establish Boren’s Fort which is thought to be located on the current day Bent Creek Farm property.
Bent Creek Farm
2073 Little Duck Road (PO Box 238)
Nickelsville Va. 24271
Happy Trails Cottage Guest House
Newly remodeled cottage located in serene country neighborhood within 30-40 minutes of Devils Bathtub, Carter Fold, Natural Tunnel State Park, Spearhead Trails, Scott Co Horse Park, Clinch and Holston Rivers, Mendota Fire Tower. Within an hour of Bristol Motor Speedway.
Sip your morning coffee on the back porch while watching Charolais cattle graze. Commune with nature and feel the stress slip away. Enjoy the run of the house! Morning coffee is provided.
The original Happy Trails Cottage was a structure built with the proceeds from the sale of two cows and has served as home to many families over the years.
HTCGH has plenty of parking area for guest’s cars, trailers, ATV’s.
Charolais Cattle Sales
Our Charolais herd began in 1992 with the purchase of three cows at the Asheville North Carolina purebred sale. We have continued to select genetics with emphasis on calving ease, growth and maternal traits. Foundation sires Eliminator, Wyoming Wind, Mac 2244 and Duke 914 were selected to reach our goals. We have continued to use current breed leading A-I sires Ledger, M-6 New Standard, Gain and Grade and Grid Maker to further enhance our breeding program.
We look forward to talking Charolais cattle with you. Please give us a call and visit us to view our herd.
Local Points Of Interest
The Devil’s Bathtub
Devil’s Fork Loop Trail is perfect for the true back country enthusiasts who are willing to get their feet wet. All hikers should be prepared to scramble over boulders, and should plan their visit during relatively low water conditions. The highlight of the trail is the spectacular Devil’s Bathtub, a naturally smooth swimming hole.
Carter Family Fold
The Carter fold is a rustic, 800+ seat music shed offering traditional music every Saturday night. Museum opens an hour prior to the show. The Carter Family was discovered in Bristol and recorded 300 songs between 1927 and 1942. The family has often been credited as forerunners of modern-day country music.
Natural Tunnel State Park
More than 850 feet long and as high as a 10-story building, Natural Tunnel was naturally carved through a limestone ridge over thousands of years. Other scenic features include a wide chasm between steep stone walls surrounded by several pinnacles. Want to improve your skills, or challenge your skills? Stone Mountain is the trail for both!
Your expedition starts here. With over 550 miles of trails on five systems, the hardest part is choosing where to begin. Winding ATV trails, hiking and biking spots and an up and coming equestrian system makes Spearhead Trails a world-class destination with over 500 planned miles of trail for any skill level.
Scott Co Horse Park
Scott Co Horse Park promotes and provides equine activities in Scott County and the surrounding region for youth and horsemen, while encouraging sportsmanship, family values and lasting friendships with community and members through dedication and public involvement. They promote activities pertaining to each breed.
The Clinch River
In a cast of Virginia rivers that portray history and natural wealth, the Clinch has a story and a character all its own. The Clinch River has a lot to offer those who want to escape the familiar and explore the life of a river. Whether you come to experience the fishing, or just to view the spectacular scenery, please keep safety in mind.
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota Fire Tower sits atop Clinch Mountain, in Washington County, VA. It is a 100-foot steel tower. No longer manned, it is mainly a hot spot for birdwatching as well as a hiking destination for many. The scenic gravel road winds to the trail head parking area at the top of the mountain. There are two routes to the tower.
Bristol Motor Speedway
Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track venue located in Bristol, Virginia. Bristol is among the most popular tracks in NASCAR because of its distinct features, including extraordinarily steep banks, an all concrete surface, two pits, and stadium-like seating. It has also been named one of the loudest NASCAR tracks.
Ride Virginia’s most exciting trail destination! The MountainView “Off Highway Vehicle” (OHV) system is a multi-use trail system primarily designed for ATVs and Side by Sides. The 118 miles and 5365 acres of picturesque trails begin in the ATV-friendly town of St. Paul where riders have access to a vast selection of lodging, shopping, and dining offerings. The town of Coeburn trailhead opened Summer 2017, offering riders even more town access to ATV-friendly Coeburn’s conveniences, dining and shopping.
The Stone Mountain system currently offers 34 miles of challenging intermediate to advanced level OHV trails on 500 acres. Stone Mountain has nine stunning overlook vistas never before offered to the public. Many of the overlooks have rest areas and picnic tables for outdoor dining with unmatched views. Considered to be a “technical trail,” Stone Mountain is a “Blue and Black” rated system that will appeal to intermediate riders with families, but also offers challenges for the hard-core enthusiast.