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.


AAA World Family travel five: 5 trips you must take if you really, really love fall

AARP Travel: 10 Low-Cost Family Vacations

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 (link no longer available)

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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