Farmstay U.S. Blog

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Archive for tag: Connecticut

Wow, what a great month we had in July for new members! Please join us in giving a hearty welcome to these newly listed farms. Here are some quick highlights from their profiles:

Chantilly Ridge Alpacas

Chantilly Ridge Alpacas

Port Orange, Florida

We are a family run full service Alpaca Farm (meaning we do all the work), located in beautiful Port Orange, FL. Come and help out on the farm, feed and play with the Alpacas, chickens, bunnies. Relax by a beautiful pool (get a wonderful massage, optional ) or visit the many interesting places Daytona Beach and surrounding areas have to offer.

Pholia Farm

Pholia Farm Goat Cheese Dairy

Rogue River, Oregon

Go glamping in a charming, refurbished 1970 Airstream Land Yacht in a private setting on a real goat cheese farm. Participate in milking and farm chores if you like, feed baby goats in the spring, or hike our forest trails. The farm is completely off the power grid and nestled on 24 acres of forest and farmland. It is family run, sustainable, and organically managed.

Sweet Retreat

Sweet Retreat Guesthouse and Sugarworks

Northfield, Vermont

The guesthouse is perfect for short or extended vacations. To get you started, we stock the guesthouse with ample breakfast fixings for your first morning meal. We invite you to help yourself to fresh veggies from our lush garden in summer, and to complimentary maple syrup from our sugarhouse year round throughout your stay.

Harvest Village

Harvest Village

Leroy, Michigan

Harvest Village, an organic, centennial farm features natural meat products from grass fed cattle and sheep; pastured heritage pigs; free range heritage turkeys; and free range chicken eggs.

Spiritwind Farm

Spiritwind Farm

Lebanon, Maine

Beautiful and private historic farm in southern Maine. I raise English Shire horses, Nubian and Nigerian goats, chickens, and pigs. Delicious Chevre cheese and luxurious goat milk soap are products from my goats. Almost everything I serve is from the garden or from my animals. The animals are all treated humanely and they live happily and freely on the farm.

Flamig Farm 2

Flamig Farm

West Simsbury, Connecticut

Over the past 30 years, driven by Nevin Christensen's Eco-environmental vision, Flamig Farm has grown from a small egg, organic vegetable, and strawberry operation to a richly varied, education and entertainment, farm complex and petting zoo.

Newton Farm

Newton Farm

West Kill, New York

Set in a high mountain valley, in the heart of the Catskill Region, Newton Farm Collective is a small market garden organic farm on 50 acres of rolling pasture and woodland.The farm dates back to the 1840's and retains all of its charm and curiosity, the setting is truly tranquil and peaceful.

Welcome New Members - April 2012

We were pleased to welcome four new members to the site in April! Introducing...

Zion Hill Farm and Gardens, Preston, Connecticut

Zion Hill Farm

This 200 acre farm, located about 30 minutes north of Mystic, Connecticut, features alpacas, donkeys, and chickens, and is home to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) enterprise. Guests enjoy hiking along the Quinebaug River, or just relaxing around the farm.

Zion Hill Farm can accommodate up to 4 guests in a private bedroom and bath. A full breakfast each morning is included and features fresh eggs and produce from the garden. Children under 12 are welcome, as are pets, and wedding parties.


Three Bear Holler, Clyde, North Carolina

Three Bear Holler

Situated on sixty private acres in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, Three Bear Holler's settlers cabins are full of vintage charm. Dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s, they've been lovingly restored with modern amenities. The farm raises their own beef, chicken, vegetables, fruit trees, honeybees, and berries.

The two cabins at Three Bear Holler can accommodate up to 4 guests. Meals are self prepared in the full kitchen, and parties and other groups or special events are welcome.


Hoehn Bend Farm, Sedro-Wooley, Washington

Hoehn Bend Farm

This small working farm in Skagit County, Washington, is home to a developing herd of heritage Irish Dexter cattle (the smallest breed of cattle) and Shetland sheep. Add in a friendly pot-bellied pig, barn cats, and a Collie puppy, and guests enjoy a fun, active farm experience.

Hoehn Ben Farm can accommodate up to 6 guests in their remodeled farm house. Meals are self prepared in the full kitchen. Children under 12 are welcome, as are parties and special events.



D.A.'s "US" Organic Farm, Pleasant Hill, Oregon

D.A.s US Organic

This 100 acre organic farm, located near the Willamette National Forest, grows organic forage crops and practices intensive management grazing for livestock. Guests may help with daily chores, such as feeding rabbits, horses, and barn cats, and preparing soil for planting.

Guests enjoy lodge style accommodations with private master bedrooms, with a capacity of up to 18. Meals are served family style. Children under 12 are welcome. The farm allows weddings, parties, and other events, and guests may bring horses or pets.