The Choose ‘n Cut Experience

The Ellis Family Farm is the choose ‘n cut operation of Elk River Evergreens.  Over the years, visiting this farm has become a Christmas tradition for families choosing a natural Christmas tree for their holiday décor.

Our farm is set in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of northwestern North Carolina, right in the heart of Avery County ski country.  With literally thousands upon thousands of Fraser fir trees of all heights, shapes, and diameters from which to choose, our customers always find the perfect Christmas tree.

The experience of finding a tree on our farm is unparalleled; enjoy exhilarating walks through forests of Fraser fir, breathing fresh, clear, mountain air, taking in breathtaking views of Beech and surrounding mountains.  Family dogs are welcome to romp with the kids as you locate your tree.  Hop aboard the wagon and go on a hayride (available on weekends, weather permitting).

Depending on conditions, you might visit us during or after a snow.  Nothing says Christmas like a fresh mountain winter scene, and to warm you up after you pick your tree, we have complementary hot cocoa, hot apple cider, and popcorn always available in our Gift Shop.  While you wait on us to harvest, bale, and load your tree on your car, van, or truck, check out the wreaths, roping, ornaments, decorations, and gift items available in our shop.  And on weekends, Sweet Tooth Bakery, our sandwich shop, has some tasty treats you’re sure to enjoy.

We always say, “Bring your camera!”  The trees, mountains, foot bridges, and even our little tree farm photo booth make great settings for happy holiday photos.

It is the heartfelt desire of each Elk River Evergreens employee to make finding your perfect Christmas tree a memorable part of your Christmas celebration.  We look forward to meeting your family and being a part of your best Christmas ever.