Whoa, there. The small town of Denton is home to a bed-and-breakfast that caters to horse lovers.
Parkside Bed & Barn opened in 2001 to allow travelers to stay in an interesting place and also board their horse or horses in an eight-stall barn. The spacious property also includes a fenced-in pasture where the horses are free to run and graze.
In 1996, Parkside owner Karen Bloxsom and her family moved from New Jersey to rural Randolph County and constructed a ranch-style house. The Bloxsom family’s love for country living and animals made their 56-acre expanse ideal for their adventurous lifestyle.
“Five years later, the building bug hit again and a second house was constructed,” Bloxsom says. “The idea for Parkside Bed & Barn is named after a small community in New Jersey where members of our families were raised. The three bedroom numbers are the original house numbers of family residences dating back to 1927.”
Room No. 1128 at the three-room Parkside guest house is decorated with cowboys and horses, and sleeps four, with a full bath, dresser, closet and television. Meanwhile, room No. 1463 has an Old West theme with pictures of John Wayne and Old Glory, and sleeps two. Room 1173 is also Western-themed with cowboy hats, bandana curtains and sheriff badges, and sleeps two.
The bed-and-breakfast also has a full kitchen, family room and a deck with a grill that guests are welcome to use at any time. Breakfasts are included with each night’s stay, and specialty weekend packages are available.
Parkside Bed & Barn is located just west of the Asheboro city limits, on NC Highway 49.