Farmstay U.S. Blog

Created for and by travelers and the farmers, these posts will cover a variety of topics related to farm stays in the U.S.

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Don't miss our previous list of farm stays to follow on Instagram!

It can be difficult to say goodbye to your new "farm family" when vacation is over. You want to hang on to that feeling - the connection and quietude.

Farmers are sharing their daily lives with increasing frequency via social media, and one of our favorite ways to see what they're up to is to follow on Instagram. Here, in no particular order, are six more farms or ranches (with farm stays) to follow on Instagram right now!

1. ABC Acres in Hamilton, Montana

ABC Acres uses their Instagram feed to show off their gorgeous land, from endless skies and mountain vistas, right down to the earthworms in the pasture and everything between the two.

abc_acres Instagram

See their profile on Farm Stay U.S.: ABC Acres

 

2. Blind Buck Valley Farmstead in Salem, New York

Blind Buck Valley Farmstead provides lots of little glimpses into life on their farm, like their beautiful location, the 18th century farmhouse accommodations, chickens and eggs, and happy kids (human and goat).

bbvfarmstead instagram

See their profile on Farm Stay U.S.: Blind Buck Valley Farmstead

 

3. Hillside Homestead in Suttons Bay, Michigan

Food historian Susan Odom has created something unique at Hillside Homestead. Follow along on Instagram for photos of farm animals, woodstove cooking (and bread baking!), and projects around the farm.

Hillside Homestead Instagram

See their profile on Farm Stay U.S.: Hillside Homestead

 

4. Dogwood Hills Guest Farm in Harriet, Arkansas

Here's a farm that's proud of their state - check out one of the hashtags they use, #wonderfularkansas. Dogwood Hills shares a mix of photos from around the farm and various activites relating to agritourism.

Dogwood Hills Instagram

See their profile on Farm Stay U.S.: Dogwood Hills Guest Farm

 

5. The Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy, New Hampshire

East Hill Farm has a long and fascinating history in New Hampshire. Of all the farm stays listed here at Farm Stay U.S., they can accommodate the most guests (140) and their inn has been a destination for families since cottages were built after World War II. Their photos provide a glimpse of activities and inquisitive animals.

Inn at East Hill Farm Instagram

See their profile on Farm Stay U.S.: The Inn at East Hill Farm

 

6. Serenity Sheep Farm Stay in Belgrade, Montana

Another one from #bigskycountry! We love the photos of the covered wagon guest accommodations, but all the shots of animals and wool-related activities are equally enjoyable.

Serenity Sheep Instagram

See their profile on Farm Stay U.S.: Serenity Sheep Farm Stay

 

Hope you've discovered some new favorites here! Also, be sure to follow Farm Stay U.S. on Instagram. We mostly re-gram from our farm stay members, so it's a great way to find new places to add to your must-visit list.

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.