Lots of folks who approached our Farm Stay U.S. booth at the
Mother Earth News Fair peppered us with questions, including, "so
how much does this farm stay thing cost?"
The quick (but perhaps frustrating) answer is that farm stays
can cost almost anything. Farm stays are a really broad category of
accommodations -- they can range from a simple tent site to a
luxurious resort with five-star amenities and service. The one
unifying factor is that all 'farm stays' are situated on a working
farm, i.e. a farm that produces food or fiber. Accordingly, price
varies tremendously. For an American farm stay, you can pay from
$10-15 to pitch a tent at Four Springs Farm in VT
or D Acres
of New Hampshire, to upwards of $1000/night for an
all-inclusive stay at the Blackberry Farm in
Tennessee. Of course, you can find all rates in between as well.
The most typical range is something like $70-150/night, prices that
are comparable to B&Bs you would find in the same area.
Take-home message: there's a farm stay for every type and every
Photo taken by Michelle Nowak:
Four Springs Farm, Royalton, Vermont