We recently took visitors to see the house where Carl Sandburg and his wife lived in their older years. The house is low key and charming, a HUGE contrast with the excess and opulence of the Biltmore, which isn't too far away. All of us enjoyed seeing this home, but what really knocked my socks off was the setting. The property is quite large, and the rural mountain views are both peaceful and spectacular. Lillian Sandburg raised prize winning goats, and today a small herd is maintained here. After touring the house, we headed for the goat barn were several very cute lady goats greeted us and posed for pictures. We're already planning a return visit with our grandchildren! This is a way of life they know nothing about, and I' sure they will have fun discovering it. Not least of our delight in this place is the price. Admission to the grounds is free. Only the house carries a fee, and that is modest--$5, I think, $3 for seniors. We saw many people, some with dogs, or kids in strollers, setting off on the hiking trails that were as much a part of the appeal for the Sandburgs as they are for todays visitors. This really is a gem of an attraction.