Welcome to The Martyn House…we are Rick Lucas and JoAnn Antonelli…
Rick brews beer and is an amazing photographer to view his portfolio of images visit his web site at ricklucasimages.com Rick is also the glue that holds our world together. He can be seen doing any number of handyman projects around the farm, our coffeehouse or journeying throughout the county with camera in hand looking for the next great shot!
JoAnn is a lifelong serial entrepreneur her history has revolved around being an artist, designer, merchandiser, small business consultant, gardener, numerous start-ups …she is a creator of extraordinary ideas! she reminds us that life is a journey of constantly creating, live with intention …..believe in the unbelievable!!
Together… we travel the world…create spaces…inspire community connection and yes we throw a darn good dinner party! We love The Mountains and seek Adventure in our down time whether hiking, kayaking or simply exploring ….there is always a ‘what next’ for us …that is what feeds our soul….
About Our Homestead
The Martyn House Farm is a unique Retreat located on 18 beautiful acres in the North Georgia Mountains, The Martyn House Farm is a natural haven, a welcoming place to those in search of an escape in Mother Nature. The Farm offers a picturesque setting as well as unusual accommodations. There is “Glamping” in luxury tents from India, appointed with antiques, fine linens, and en suites each tent has a covered veranda for morning sunrise and/or evening stargazing. The private barn wood-clad Studio overlooks a meadow and is complete with outdoor claw foot tub, efficiency kitchenette and private bathroom /with glass shower.The studio has a queen and twin bed. The Cottage is romantic and located just a hop skip and a jump away from the farmhouse, it has 2 twins (or converted king) and a kitchenette and private bath. The rear porch overlooks the property. The Mill House is our newest addition an eclectic upcycled dwelling complete with side porch w/ an outdoor tub. Inside your are intrigued by the unique character of the decor where numerous windows and french doors bring the outside in. Swim in the pond or bathe outside under the wisteria in a secluded claw foot tub, then relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air on one of our covered daybeds. If physical activity is what you crave, go for a walk among flowerbeds galore and explore the organic vegetable garden that supports the occasional Farm-to-Table dinner. Finally, you end your day around the glow of the fire, make new friends from far and wide, and marvel at the unobstructed view of a million stars.
Our unwavering commitment to remain in harmony with nature and to protect and support the land has resulted in a socially responsible, green property that is known for it’s magic
About the part of the world we live in
The Georgia Mountains offers many adventures: the Appalachian Trail starts here, there is White Water Rafting at the Ocoee River, Kayaking or tubing down the Cartecay River, Fly Fishing, Apple Picking, Mountain Biking, and of course there is always the Wine HWY. …visiting our numerous vineyards. Back at the Martyn House you can relax with a good book, take a stroll down to the pond, hang out with the chickens, croquet, bocci, naps are always good, or just hang by the fire pit for some familiar conversation.