I admit it... I can be a bit of a daydreamer. I guess, working
on a farm, I should call it woolgathering! Helping to run the Farm
Stay U.S. website is the perfect sort of job for doing a little
in-my-head-dream-vacation planning, with so many beautiful photos
of farms, ranches, and vineyards to admire.
Fall is my absolute
favorite time of year. The weather is perfect and the colors are
There is pumpkin-flavored-everything.
It's easy to immediately think of New England for fall travel, and who
can argue? They have all that amazing autumn foliage for leaf
peepers, and something about the region just screams crisp air and
ruddy cheeks. It says, bonfires, like at Liberty Hill Farm in Vermont, or an
afternoon spent antiquing before spending the night at Cold Moon Farm. Break out the scarves
and boots and let me tromp around the barn!
Fall is cranberry harvest time all across the United States.
Here in the Pacific region, there are
cranberry bogs to be found in the town of Grayland, Washington,
which is a little under two hours from The Inn at
Crippen Creek Farm in Skamokawa. Imagine a day snapping photos
along the Washington coast, and winding down with a 5-course
gourmet meal on the farm, cooked for you by the professional
How about a high-desert getaway this time of year?
New Mexico, too, has stunning fall foliage
and sweeping vistas. I'd choose to enjoy the views from horseback
and take a trail ride through a piece of Native American history at
Guest Ranch in Winston.
Alas, I can't spend the entire day with my head in the
clouds... just one more peek at our regional guide and I
land on the South (East
South Central) region, with an eye on Kentucky for some
antebellum charm. An afternoon spent harvesting apples at The Farm LLC, followed by some stargazing,
brings my daydream to a pleasant close.
Where would your daydreams take you? Leave us a comment!
(Photo Credits: morgueFile, Geronimo Trail Guest