The Farm

Tom Sawyer Christmas Tree Farm

slider1High above the hustle and bustle of everyday life there is a magical place with rolling hills, ponds, and more than 80 acres of beautiful Fraser Fir Christmas Trees. Nestled among the trees is a haven of tiny little elf-sized cottages – each with its own elfish decor. Every year, in late November, the Elf Village comes to life with holiday fun for kids of all ages, as Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm reveals the best selection of fresh trees in all shapes and sizes.

Our family-run farmstead practically glows with Christmas magic year-round, but during the months of November and December, the elves stir up special fun and frolic for everyone. Come see what we mean! Make this holiday season one your family will remember and treasure for years to come!

Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina on the Highlands/Cashiers Plateau overlooking Lake Glenville. At about 3800 feet elevation, Lake Glenville is the highest large reservoir in the eastern U.S., with over 1400 acres of water surface. The lake’s cool mountain waters provide a beautiful backdrop for our farm.

Just 6 miles from the Village of Cashiers, we invite you to Choose ‘n Cut your own Christmas tree, or we’ll cut one for you, then experience our magical Elf Village for lots of fun family and holiday festivities.

We have over eighty acres dedicated to growing the finest Fraser Firs, ranging from 3’ to 13’ in height.

Choose ‘n Cut hours start the Saturday before Thanksgiving from 9 am to 5 pm – come rain, shine, or even snowfall! We are even open on Thanksgiving Day from 1 to 5 pm.

Bring the kids and/or grand kids. Bring the dog too! (on leash please) Feel free to bring your own picnic lunch or make reservations at the nearby Zookeepers Bistro (  Here’s a PDF of their special Tree Farm box lunch menu. Box Lunch Menu

From our family to yours, may the peace and joy of the holiday season stay with you all year long!

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The Sawyer Family Farmstead is a fully active and operating Christmas Tree Farm with varying terrain and rustic landscaping. Please note, not all areas of the farm are wheelchair-accessible. The Farmstead provides agritourism or agritainment opportunities for guests. There are inherent risks when participating in any outdoor or semi-outdoor activity. All guests assume liability and the risks of personal injury when enjoying our farm and event venues.