Farm, Ranch, and Vineyard Stays in the News & Blogosphere

Family farms and ranches promise the vacation of a life-time. See what the media and bloggers have to say about farm, ranch, and vineyard stays in the United States.

2017 50 Farm Stay Vacation Spots for Families in Each State

Vermont Business Magazine: Female farmers play critical role in Vermont's Ag economy

The Laurel of Asheville: Agritourism Well Done: Asheville Farm to Table Tours

Beloit College Round Table: 'Growing Food Naturally' panel highlights joy, difficulties of small farmimg

The New Age Parents: Unique Vacation Experiences for Kids

Arkansas Life: Away We Go: Five Summer Getaways

Best of New Hampshire: The 15 Coolest (and Most Unique) Hotels in New Hampshire!

Lancaster Farming: Doing It All at Flint Hill Farm

The Oregonian: Gerry Frank's picks: Experience rural life at Leaping Lamb Farm Stay in Alsea

Smart Talk at
Live from the 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show

Reading Eagle: Rural hospitality visits the Pennsylvania Farm Show

Capital Press: Western Innovator: Farm offers visitors taste of country living

Agritourism Connections: California Farm Stay Stories

Garden & Gun: Weekend Field Trip to the Farm

Travelers Today: Five Infant-Friendly Destinations for 2017 Field Excursions: Horse adventures at the Tennessee Dude and Guest Ranch in Dunlap



Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association: Cultivating Rural Tourism

Lancaster Farming: Farm Stays Offer Holiday Appeal

The Travel Bite: Farm Stays: Vacationing on a Farm

MiniTime: 5 Fabulous Resorts to Host Your Family Thanksgiving

Oxford American: The Harris Hegemony

Lancaster Farming: 'Farm Stay' Business Offers Income, Education Family travel five: 5 trips you must take if you really, really love fall

AARP Travel: 10 Low-Cost Family VacationsAAA World 2016

AllTheRooms: Best Websites for Unique Places to Stay

KATU AM Northwest: Oregon Department of Agriculture: Agritourism (video)

The Front Porch Gourmet: Finding Serenity: White Oak Pastures Part II... A Day on the Farm

The Front Porch Gourmet: Finding Serenity: White Oak Pastures... Unplugged

Traveling Mom: Farm to Table Goodness at North Fork 53 in Nehalem, Oregon

Edible Portland: Escape to the Country (appeared in Spring 2011 magazine)

Must Be the Milk: Destinations Down on the Farm - and Elsewhere!

Capper's Farmer: Growing the Organic Market, One Woman at a Time

Hobby Farms: Become a Farmcation Destination (article originally appeared in the July/August 2014 issue of Hobby Farms)

The Zebra: The Last Travel List You'll Ever Need: 150 Frugal Tips You Can Use Today

AAA World: Down on the Farm (tip: if asked for a zip code to read this story, enter 19804)

Modern Farmer: 4 Great Back-40 Getaways

Los Angeles Times: Drive the Northern Oregon coast: Haystack rocks, giant dunes, and fresh seafood

Yankee Magazine: The Best 5 Farm Inns

New Zealand Herald: Seven great stays for agritourists

Huffpost Travel: The Most Adorable Farm Stay Inns in America

Bangor Daily News: How your kids can spend the summer learning, getting messy on a farm

Family Travel Forum: 51 Great Family Summer Vacation Ideas

Travel Mamas: How to Connect Kids with Nature on Family Vacation

New Hampshire Farms Network: Agritourism Hot Topic at Tourism and Planning Conferences

Boston Globe: For a real farm experience, sleep over

Capital Press: UC webinar series to help farms with agritourism

Wausau Daily Herald: More women taking charge of Wisconsin Farms

ParentMap: Farm-fresh Getaways: Where to Give Puget Sound Kids a Taste of the Country Life

Psychology Today: Raising Organically Grown Kids: Simply Good Living

The Dallas Morning News: 5 hot eco-friendly travel spots

Travel Mamas: Why Book a Family Farm Stay Vacation

Chicago Business: Summer Camp on the Farm

Southern Farm & Garden: A Rural Experience (opens a PDF)Southern Farm & Garden

From the Grapevine: Farms, monasteries, and more places to stay for the adventurous traveler

TravelingMom: Stay, Play, or Get Away - Unbeatable Ideas for a Central Texas Summer Vacation

Trekaroo: Top Treks: Where Your Family Should Stay in 2016

Conscious Company Magazine: Scaling Sustainable Farming

Family Travel Forum: The Very Best Spring Break Vacation Ideas

Cheapism: 13 Money-Saving Spring Break Staycations for Families Beyond the Buzzword: Agritourism Explained

NPR: American History Lives: A Story of the People, By the People, For the People

Fox News: America's Best Archipelagos



Poughkeepsie Journal: Planning a trip? Think green

Only in Kansas: These 12 Unique Places to Stay in Kansas Will Give You an Unforgettable Experience


Sunset Magazine: City Slickers' Haven - Rancho dos Amantes (opens a PDF) Leaping Lamb Farm: A Mountain Farm Getaway

Naples Daily News: Give gifts that are fun & benefit others

Stock and Land Agri-tourism's Untapped Potential

Edible Seacoast: Beauty, Worthwhile Work and Fun

Epicure & Culture: Food Travel: 12 Accommodations Offering Immersive Culinary Classes

Our State Magazine: Homeplace: Fodderstack Farm

The Oregonian: Oregon Photographers: Life on a Farm photo essay

The Daily Item: Agritourism? Who Knew? (Editorial)

The San Luis Obispo Tribune: Rêves de Moutons in Paso Robles is farm, fromagerie and farm-stay

Sunset Magazine: Local's Guide to Southern Oregon Wine Country

Family Travel Files: A Harvest Time Farm Stay is the Remedy for Nature Deficiency Disorder

Today Health & Wellness: Heading to the orchard? 7 tips for a great u-pick farm day

Ashland Daily Tidings: Willow Witt Ranch Celebrates 30th on Sunday

Red Tricycle: 12 Fantastic Farm-cations You Must Try at Least Once

TravelDew: Lee Roversi - Owner of North Country Farms

Boston Magazine: Farm Stays Are the Coolest New Vacation Trend

Chicago Business: Roughing it in comfort down on the farm

Life With the Crew Blog: A Farm Stay in Maine

Trail Mates Blog: Day Trippin': Inn at East Hill Farm, Troy, NH

5280 [The Denver Magazine]: Vacation on the Range

Hartford Courant: Farm Stays As Vacations Growing Popular

Vancouver Family Magazine

Vancouver Family Magazine: NW Getaway: Coyote Ridge Ranch

The Wall Street Journal: Vacation on a Vermont Farm, a Uniquely American Tradition

The Seattle Times: Glampsite of the Week: Yurts on an Alpaca Farm

Hello Bee Blog: Stony Creek Farmstead - A Glamping Farmstay in the Catskills

Aloha Magazine: 5 Summer Vacations That Feed Your Soul

Outdoor Families Magazine: Food for Thought: Connecting kids to lifelong nutrition

The Montana Standard: Farm stay vacations part of the mix at scenic Stillwater County ranch

Shreveport Times: Need berries? Check out Greer Farms

EnCompass by AAA Colorado: Colorado First: Farm, Fork, and Freeway

Country Living: 10 Amazing Farm Stay Vacations Across the U.S.

Trips to Discover: Top 15 Farm Stay Vacations

The Rockaway Times: Dishing the Dirt: Summer ExcursionsFamily Fun Feature FamilyFun: Try a Farm Stay Vacation

USA Today Travel: 5 animals adding furry fun to food travel Travel with Grandparents: Vacations the Whole Fam will Love

The Orlando Date Night Guide: Getaway: Glamping at Westgate River Ranch

Macaroni Kid: Four Adventure Trips for Moms

Travel Oregon: Unplug with an Oregon Farm Stay

Trekaroo: Family-Friendly Midwest Island Getaways

The Family Travel Files: Free Range Family Fun Happens When Your Kids Meet Real Farm Kids

Southwest Airlines: Work the Land in Lake County California

SunSentinel: Family travel five: It's time to treasure nature together

News4Jax: Ditch the hotel!

Inhabitots: 13 idyllic, organic family farm stay vacations around the world

edible hudson valley apr 2015

Edible Hudson Valley: Betting the Farm, making agritourism the flavor of the Hudson Valley

Better Homes and Gardens: 10 Best All-Ages Trips (link opens as a PDF)

Honest Cooking: Breakfast at Oregon's Youngberg Hill Inn and Winery

Yahoo Travel: The 9 Farm Stays You Have to Try in 2015

The Dallas Morning News: Family Travel: Heed the call of the wild



Bed and 2014's Top 10 Farm Stay Inns

Tendencias: Turismo en la Granja: volver a lo basico

Modern Farmer: Meet the Modern Farmers: Suzanne Willow and Lanita Witt

The Family Travel Files: Best of Winter Days on the Farm For Three Generations

The Group Travel Family: Interview with Ruth Pepler of Dogwood Hills Farm, Harriett, AR. (video)

Brit+Co: 13 Must-Visit Vacay Destinations Your Kids (+You!) Will Love

Reflections Magazine: Hit the hay at a farm stay (click the magazine link above)

Boston Globe: Farms make their stock a draw for tourist trade

Tread Rightly (blog): Our farm stay at Naylor Organic Farm, CA

KARE 11 News: Down on the Farm with Julie and Bel

From the Grapevine: Goat-farm bed and breakfasts are far from 'meh'

Red Tricycle: Family Road Trip: Full House Farm

Visit California: Best of the West: 5 California Farm and Ranch Stays

The Rogue Valley Messenger: Farm Stay Journal: Two Days at Jacksonville's Sanctuary One

Fox News: Taking the Kids -- when they aren't in school yet this fall

TribLIVE: A trip down on the farm provides a chance to relax, learn

Red Tricycle: Fields of Fun: 8 Family Farm Stays to Book Now

Portland Monthly:
Chic Tiny-House Farm Stays From Plate & Pitchfork

The Jewish Daily Forward: Living Life the Way It Should Be Lived

The Lane Report: Exploring Kentucky: Five-star retreat

Natural Awakenings Magazine: Summer Mini-Getaways

Hobby Farms Jul Aug 2014

The Daily Review: Taking a farm vacation in Bradford County: People from all over the world stay at Berry Fields Farm in Overton Township

Hobby Farms : 5 Fantastic Goat Farmstays to Visit This Summer

USA Today Travel: Colorado's ranch trail: Grass-fed, natural food

Travel Pulse:
Why not head to the farm for your next vacation?

The Seattle Times: Farm to table: Where to eat local on Orcas Island

Capital Press:
Elk ranch dream continues to evolve

Rodale News: Your New Favorite Vacation Spot? The Farm

The Oregonian: Gerry Frank's picks: Take a llama trek in the Wallowa Mountains (and a farm stay in the Southern Oregon Cascade Mountains)

Hobby Farms: Working for the Weekend (only available on newsstands)

Northwest Travel Magazine: Down on the Farm: A Working Vacation

NW Travel Mag July 2014Sunset: Top 8 Agritourism Experiences

Macaroni Kid: Farm Vacations Offer Low-Cost, Low-Stress Family Fun

Good Fruit Grower
: Stone fruit farm stay

Times Union: Leisure time to feast on

Dallas News
: Family Travel: A trip with the little ones? That's kids' stuff

New Jersey Online: Weekend getaways: Down on the farm stay

Mail Tribune: Food Touring in Southern Oregon

NW Travel Mag June 2014

Northwest Travel Magazine: Northwest Guest Ranches

Craft Librarian: Read 'Farm' and make your own tiny tabletop farm

Farming - The Journal of Northeast Agriculture: Are You Ready to Add a Farm Stay to Your Business Mix?

USA Today Travel: Awesome Agritourism Experiences for Foodies Getting personal with two New England dairies

Takepart: Why Vacationing on a Farm Isn't as Weird as It Sounds

Trekaroo: Top 10 Things for Families to Do in Texas

South Spring 2014: Farm Stays (pages 66-73)

Westways Mar-Apr 2014

Westways Magazine: Out & About, Back to the Farm (links to PDF)

Green Lodging News: At Kentucky's Southern Grace Bed & Breakfast, the Chickens Eat Well... Really Well

Charlotte Today, WCNC: Vacations centered around food

World Property Channel: Top 10 Spring Break Breakaways

Wicked Good Travel Tips: 23 Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Celebrate Your Love On Valentine's Day

Los Angeles Times Travel: 2014 Californa Official State Visitor's Guide points you to farms in the state where you can stay and "work" a little

Vacation Idea: Best Farm Vacations in the Sonoma Valley




Washington Times Communities: New Year's places to get your travel on in 2014

CBS Los Angeles: Holiday Getaway on a Budget

Farm Marketing Solutions Podcast: Agricultural Hospitality Through Farm Stays

JenningsWire Podcast: The American Farm Stay

The Times Argus: Grant gives VT agritourism a boost


The Ticker: Travel Back in Time in Suttons Bay

Travel Mindset: Kinnikinnick Farm Stay: Family Fun Outside of Chicago

Long Island Newsday: A farm stay vacation lets you get down and dirty

Portland Monthly: Oregon's Best Farm Stays

Plum Deluxe: Out in the Fields: Farm to Table Experiences in North America

Trekaroo: 5 Reasons to Take Your Family on a Farm Stay

Republican American: Agritourism provides family fun that supports local farms and ranches

Watertown Daily Times: Overnight stays spotlighted at Country Cousins Farm on Open Farm Sunday

Posh Ports: Day Trippers!

Nomad Luxuries: Glamping at Kinnikinnick Farm Recap

Huffington Post: 3 Great Farm Stays for Escaping the City

Green Philly: Flint Hill Farms. Or that time I milked a goat...

Michigan this Morning on the Road: Hillside Homestead

Los Angeles Times: California: A farm stay just right for family fun

Chicago Tribune Travel: Taking the kids on an Easter weekend getaway

Food Network Magazine: Book a Cheese-Making Stay at Trevin Farms

Modern Farmer: Hope and Hardship: The Life of a First Time Farmer

Condé Nast Traveler: Slow Food and Agritourism in the Pacific Northwest

Condé Nast Traveler: The Best Farm-to-Table Restaurants in the Pacific NorthwestConde Nast Traveler March 2013

Condé Nast Traveler: Restaurants, Farms, and Farm Stays in Oregon and Washington (slide show)

Los Angeles Times: L.A. Times Travel Show - Which countries, travel pros will be there Farm living is the vacation for some (link no longer available)

Madison Magazine: A Farmstay Getaway

Kentucky Monthly: Barn & Breakfast

The Denver Post: Colorado elevates agritourism as yet another reason to visit

The Ledger: Bring out the foodie in your kids with these culinary destinations

LA Weekly Blog: Q&A with Cheesemaker Christine Maguire of Rinconada Dairy

Poughkeepsie Journal: Farms offer culinary treats (video)

The Boston Globe: St. Croix offers a little bit of everything

The Family Travel Files: Farm Stay Family Vacations - Free Range Family Fun with Mother Nature and Her Support Team

Mountain Democrat: California Rambling: Farm Stays

The Sacramento Bee: Agritourism with a European flair at Oroville's Feather Down Farms

NBC Washington: Get down on the farm and high in the trees at Sandy River Retreat

Don't Mess with Mama: Planning a Summer Vacation? Consider a Farmstay to Teach Kids About Life on the Farm

Parent Map: Shake Up Summer Vacation: Four Ideas for Unusual Family Getaways

Go Green Travel Green: 5 Great Farm Stays in the U.S.

Independent Record: Providing a taste of farm life




TravelingMom: Get Outdoors - With or Without the Kids (click the magazine link above) Michigan: Susan Odom's Kitchen and Pies at Hillside Homestead (bonus! Video of Susan making pie crust.)

The Culture-ist: Discovering Agritourism - Why a Farmstay May Inspire You More Than You ThinkImproper Bostonian

The Improper Bostonian: Escaping Urban Life

The Guardian: Activities and adventures in the US' really great outdoors

Wisconsin State Journal: Agritourism offers vacationers a taste of country life

OPB: Farm Stays Offer a Taste of Country Life

California Farm to Table: Vacation Planning? Try California Sustainable Farms!

BBC Travel: Vactioning down on the farm - eco-tourism

Buttoned Up: Summer's not over yet - top tips for organizing last minute fun

812 Magazine: Back to the Farm

Martha Stewart: Family Farms Worth Traveling For

Chicago Tribune: Get away from it all and go farming

WMTW: Farm stays new trend in Maine vacations

Care2: Three Reasons to Visit a Farm This Summer

Mainebiz: A new insurance law could help a growing number of tourism-based farms

Chicago Tribune: Taking the Kids: Food is part of the adventure at some hotels

Willamette Living Magazine: Northwest Farm Stays

City Kids Homeschooling: Connecting with Food and FarmLucky Kids

City Kids Homeschooling: Farm Stay Family Vacation

TODAY Travel: Farm stays offer homegrown fun for families

Capital Press: Website helps farmers connect with farm-loving tourists

TODAY Travel: Vacations that connect kids with nature




Suburban Hobby Farmer: Planning a Farm Vacation

Lucky Kids Magazine: Choose Your Own Adventure (opens a PDF)

Rachael Ray Magazine: Harvest Holiday (opens a PDF)

Bankrate: Skip Disney World for a frugal farm stay

Agri-View: 'Farmstay' enterprises growing in popularity

The Wall Street Journal: Cooking with Mr. Green Jeans

Urban Farm Online: Farm-Fresh VacationsRachaelRay

The Delmarva Daily Times: Delaware Launches Harvest Trail

The Street: Agritourism for the Luxury Traveler

Mercer Island Reporter: More than vegetables at Mercer Island farmers market

Chicago Tribune: Down on the farm, with a side of good food

Bozeman Daily Chronicle: More tourists skip the beach to vacation on farms, ranches

New York Times: Small U.S. Farms Find Profit in Tourism

CNN: Recapping Budget Travel's 5 common farmstay questions -- answered!

Budget Travel: Trip Coach: 5 Common Farmstay Questions - Answered

Condé Nast Traveler: True Grit

Country Living: The Haycation

Outside Magazine: 2011 Travel Hot List (no link)

Grit Magazine: Getting Back to the Roots on a Small Farm

Triple Pundit: Farmstays Beome Summer Vacation of Choice for Eco-Minded

Natural Awakenings: Touch Nature - Vacation Down on the Farm (click the magazine link above)




Southern Living: Secret Farm Hideaways

Whole Living: Acres Away (no link), companion article Cooking with Fire

The Miami Herald: A Family Haycation at Apple Pond Farm (link no longer available)

The Oregonian: A family vacation at the Leaping Lamb Farm may be just what the doctor ordered

Rapid City Journal: Ranch goes grass-fed, embraces agritourism

Redbook: Take a totally unplugged vacationHobby Farm Home

Chicago Now: Farm vacations for you and your pooch (link no longer available)

Tuscon Green Times: Arizona Farm Stays (link no longer available)

The Lane Report: Country Girl at Heart B&B profile (link no longer available)

The TODAY Show: Farm vacations offer educational fun Growing Farm Stays and Agritourism in the United States

Frommer's: Central Coast CA Agritourism (link no longer available)

Budget Travel: 4 American Farmstays We Dig

Hobby Farm Home: Abbey Road: Working Farm and Bed-and-Breakfast

ABC News Travel: 10 Great Farm Stays in America Horseback riding farm stays in PA

Valley Business Journal: Down on the farm: Upper Valley farms open doors to agritourists

WMAZ Channel 13: Dublin Vacation Farm Offers Taste of Europe, Country

Los Angeles Times: Family vacation at Willow-Witt Ranch in Oregon



Older Stories

Sunset: Top 10 Farm Vacations

The New York Times: A Farm Vacation - Wish You Were Here and My Summer 'Haycation' (video)

Budget Travel: 5 affordable summer travel ideas for families

The Baltimore Sun: Away from the herd Pennsylvania: Laurel Echo Farm B&B has the charm, and the chores, to put a family's stresses out to pasture

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