Amid the green sloping scenery of Roland, Arkansas, sits P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm. Seeing the Greek revival farmhouse three stories high, visitors will feel instantly transported to the 1840s.
“The farm sits on 600 acres with sweeping vistas of the Arkansas River,” says Smith. Upon arrival, guests enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride up to the main house and witness the breathtaking beauty of the Arkansas River along the way.
Although the farm serves as a home for Smith, a conservationist, television host and garden expert, it also hosts weddings, lunch tours and holiday events. During the lunch tours, guests can rub elbows sitting at a long wooden table and enjoy the Christmas meals like one big happy family.
“Holiday lunch tours are especially popular leading up to Christmas,” says Smith. “Guests will see the home and grounds all decked out for the holidays. We bring in fresh greenery from the farm to use in garlands and other décor throughout the house,”
Lanterns with red ribbons light the exterior, while Christmas bulbs intertwined with garlands give the farm a warm, holiday glow. At Christmas, Smith says, “we transform the iconic Pumpkin House at Moss Mountain Farm into a Gingerbread House.”