2502 Norton Road

Monday – Saturdays – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sundays 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
closed Wednesdays

From August 13 through August 28, Interior Designers representing the Southeastern region will not only bring trending design to Cashiers but will again create the magic that is The Cashiers Designer Showhouse. Leading area landscapers are involved in redefining the areas surrounding the home and in turn creating serene and evocative late summer mountain gardens for Showhouse strolling.

About Burt Farm

The Cashiers Designer Showhouse, benefitting The Cashiers Historical Society, caps off the summer season on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. This year, we’re pleased to welcome you to Burt Farm.

Photos provided courtesy of Jochen Lucke and Silver Creeek Real Estate Group; Cashiers, NC

Also known as the James Madison Zachary House, Burt Farm was built in 1880 on 131 acres of stunning grounds that exemplify the natural amenities of Western North Carolina. Dr. James Zachary, a dentist, married Alice Rogers in 1877 and built the house three years later. The couple lived in a cabin on the property while the house was under construction, but it would eventually be home to the family’s seven daughters.

The acreage around the house originally number 1500 acres, which Dr. Zachary cultivated into a working farm. He fenced off more than 400 acres for grass and grains and 20 for wheat and rye. He also raised hogs, cattle and horses, and planted an apple orchard. 105 acres were devoted to fish ponds.

Dr. James Zachary owned and operated a saw mill on the property, and lumber for this house was milled there. Bricks for the chimney were also created in a kiln on the grounds. Dr. Zachary died in 1898 and his wife, Alice, continued to operate the farm on her own. She also held the position of postmaster until 1905. Upon her death in 1927, the property of Burt Farm was divided among the daughters.

The main house features 7 bedrooms and 4 baths lovingly restored to blend seamlessly with the manicured grounds. The porch retains its original detailing, including the sawnwork on the second level and a six-light lancet window in the gable end. A charming guest cottage and outdoor living room are among the highlights of this historic home. Today, the grounds boast a tennis court and putting green, while numerous streams, ponds, waterfalls, expansive vistas and hiking trails make for stunning scenery and scenic activities.

Photo credit: Jochen Lucke of Silver Creek Real Estate Group; Cashiers, NC

Your’e Invited
Click this image to download a copy of the 2016 Showhouse invitation! Purchase your tickets online or download the form below. Hope to see you there!

Order Form

Order Tickets Online Below

Showhouse Tickets

Daily Tickets – $40 eachWill be available at the following locations;

Each ticket is good for a single day touring the home & admittance to the grounds for shopping and dining throughout Showhouse. Tickets purchased online or by phone will be available at will-call table at Burt Farm. NO TICKETS WILL BE MAILED.

Cashiers Historical Society
1940 Highway 107 South
(828) 743-7710

Cashiers Farmers Market
78 U.S. Highway 64 East
(828) 743-4334

Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce
202 U.S. Highway 64 West
(828) 743-5191

Vivace of Cashiers
104 Highway 107 South
(828) 743-2800

Acorns at Old Edwards Inn & Spa
465 Main Street
(828) 787-1877

Acorns on Church
120 S. Fourth Street
(828) 787-2640

The Summer House
2089 Dillard Road
(828) 526-5577

Vivace of Highlands
230 South 4th Street
(828) 526-1880

Sapphire Community Center
127 Cherokee Trail
(828) 743-7663

The Cashiers Designer Showhouse (Showhouse!) is the primary fundraiser of Cashiers Historical Society, whose work in educating and advocating to preserve the cultural heritage of our Valley is so essential.