Christmas Tree Farms Near Asheville: A 2022 Guide

Five Christmas Tree Farms We Love Near Asheville

Choosing and cutting a tree at one of the many Christmas tree farm near Asheville has become a holiday tradition for our family. I love that the tree farms are only 30-40 minutes from town but feel like a different world. We love taking the kids to various farms and getting in the Christmas spirit.

The best time to get a Christmas tree in Asheville is either just before or after Thanksgiving. This is when the farms open for the season, after all. For the 2022 season, some opened the week before Thanksgiving and others the weekend after.

Keep in mind that there is a national Christmas tree shortage. So, if you wait too long you run the risk of them selling out. Some of the farms on this list are already closed for the season!

If you are looking for more fun things to do this holiday season in Asheville, check out our list of holiday events and markets.

About Western North Carolina’s Christmas Trees

Christmas trees with mountain in the background at Mehaffey Tree Farm in Waynesville, NC

Most of the trees you’ll find at Choose & Cut Christmas tree farms near Asheville are Fraser firs.

This type of tree flourishes in the southern Appalachians above 3000 feet.

The cool temperatures and abundant rain make it the perfect place for Christmas trees to thrive. In fact, over 50 million Fraser firs are grown in North Carolina.

Map of Christmas Tree Farms Near Asheville

Mehaffey Tree Farm

This is the Christmas tree farm we visited this 2022 season! It was a quick drive and we grabbed OWL Bakery on the way, of course.

We were immediately greeted after walking up and given all of the details by a… kid! This definitely wasn’t his first tree season. He showed us which area of the farm to find the height of tree we were searching for and sent us on our way with a pole to measure the trees.

After exploring for a bit and finding the perfect tree, we just waved the measuring pole a few times until someone saw that we were ready. They drove over and cut the tree down with a chain saw.

We could have opted to cut the tree ourselves but it was easy enough to let them. The tree was taken back to the baler and then they tied it to the top of the car.

About Mehaffey Tree Farm

Location: 24 Corner Drive | Waynesville, NC

Dates: Mehaffey Tree Farm opens for the season on November 19. They are open from 9am-5pm on certain days (mostly weekends) from the 19th through December 11th. They may close the first weekend of December due to inventory. Check their Facebook page for details!

Other info: Leashed dogs are allowed. Hot chocolate and apple cider are available at the checkout booth. Trees start at $80 (4-5′) and go up to $250 for a 9-10′ Christmas tree.

Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm (our favorite tree farm near Asheville!)

Their choose & cut farm is closed for the 2022 season. They have a few 10-12′ trees available by appointment only. Their retail location will remain open through mid-December.

We love Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm! It’s where we got our tree in 2021. We would have returned this year but we needed a 7 foot tree and all of theirs were pre-cut for the season. These trees grew in a location on the farm that wasn’t as accessible as the taller trees. This changes annually!

Not only are the rows of Christmas trees beautiful, but the land all around it is gorgeous. There are mountain views, a small stream and even a large pond with rocking chairs to sit and enjoy the view. Apart from that, there are several gorgeous properties that are available to rent! This would be such a magic place to stay during a snowy weekend.

Christmas tree sign at Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm in Waynesville, NC

About Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm

Location: Boyd Mountain’s Choose and Cut farm is located at 445 Boyd Farm Road in Waynesville. It is closed for the season. Their retail location is also in Waynesville at 1373 Dellwood Road and will remain open through mid-December.

Dates: The choose and cut portion of the farm is closed for the 2022 season. However, you can make an appointment to cut a 10-12 foot tree or buy a tree at their retail location in Waynesville. Their retail location will be open through mid-December. Check their Facebook page before visiting to make sure they are still open.

Other info: You can catch Santa at the farm November 19, 20 and the 25-27. There will also be a food truck on-site, as well as wreaths and a gift shop.

Sandy Hollar Farms

Another great family-owned Christmas tree farm near Asheville! This one is in Leicester, which is about a 35 minute drive from downtown Asheville.

Not only will you find exceptional Christmas trees (8 feet and under), handmade Christmas wreaths and beautiful views, but you can also take a hayride!

About Sandy Hollar Farms

Location: 63 Sandy Hollar Lane | Leicester, NC

Dates: Opens the weekend of November 19 for the 2022 season. They will also open for Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving weekend and the first two weekends in December depending on inventory. Their hours are 9am-4pm, with the last wagon going out at 3:45pm.

Other info: Christmas trees up to 8′ tall will be available for Choose & Cut. You can also enjoy hayrides and shop for fresh wreath, garland and other gifts.

Duckett Christmas Tree Farm

Duckett Christmas Tree Farm is closed for the 2022 season.

Find beautiful Fraser fir trees near Asheville at the Duckett Christmas Tree Farm in Clyde, NC. They have cle firs from 5-13′ tall, so you are sure to find the perfect one for you!

Duckett Christmas Tree Farm Mountain View in Clyde, NC

About Duckett Christmas Tree Farm

Location: 4033 Max Patch Rd, Clyde, NC 28721

Dates: Closed for the 2022 season

Other info: Duckett Farm is a 500 acre working farm, with the Christmas tree part occupying just a small portion of it. They have raised beef cattle, horses, bobwhite quail and they even offer guided quail hunts on their preserve.

Tom Sawyer Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village

This last one on our list is a bit of a haul from Asheville (~1 hour 20 mins), BUT it is such a magical little spot! First of all, it has the words “Elf Village” in the name. But the elf village won’t be open for the 2022 season. However, Santa will be there! And you can enjoy the rolling hills, ponds and over 80 acres of Fraser fir trees.

Not only can you enjoy selecting a tree, but you can also stay after for sweets and treats. Crossroads Custard will be on the farm offering coffee, cider, & sweets. Happ’s Place will have chicken salad sandwiches, chili & pizza. There is also beer and wine, live music and carols, Santa, Elf games, lots of photo opportunities and more!

This is a great option if you have kids around age 10 or so who wouldn’t mind a longer drive from Asheville for a fun experience.

Sign at Tom Sawyer Christmas Tree Farm showing directions for trees, Santa, caroling, games and food

About Tom Sawyer Christmas Tree Farm

Location: 240 Chimney Pond Road | Glenville, NC

Dates: This tree farm is open November 23, 25, 26 and 27, and December 3 and 4. Rain or shine from 9am-4pm.

Other info: Plan to stay awhile! There is so much to see. Enjoy a hot chocolate, lunch and a visit with Santa!

We hope our list of great Christmas tree farms near Asheville helps inspire a Christmas tradition of your own! We will continue to update it as the season progresses to mark when the various tree farms close up for the winter.

Disclaimer: Hours, pricing, menus, etc. may have changed since we last updated this post, so make sure to confirm all of this directly prior to visiting any business or attraction listed on our site.

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