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Reves de Moutons

Rêves de Moutons translates roughly to “the dreams of the sheep” or “sheep dreams”, which sounds a lot like sweet dreams, which becomes reality when you find you can stay on a sheep farm in the heart of Paso Robles wine country!

Evan and Kristy of Reves de Moutons

 

Meet Evan and Kristy Bishop - a lovely young couple who opened their Inn, farm, and fromagerie in 2014, following their own dream to create a place where they might ultimately retire, but while still young could enjoy a region of their choice and be productive participants in the landscape and community.

 

Evan and Kristy raise sheep and goats for milk, cheese, meat, and wool. They are working to become a certified dairy (hopefully by spring), and then will be able to sell their cheese to their lucky guests.

 

Evan spent summers at the family dairy in Maine and is a photographer by trade; Kristy was in the health industry until the couple settled down to make their way on the farm.

Reves de Moutons Collage

 

Best of all, rather than keep their beautiful farm to themselves, they decided to open an inn for guests! Here you can stay in luxury retro style campers with plush queen sized beds and fully equipped kitchens, as well as an intimate community courtyard for hosting a group retreat or meeting the other guests. If you prefer, there are two rooms in the farm house shared with the Bishops.

 

Daily farm tours and meet and greets with the flock of sheep and goats allows guest to get the farm experience without having to muck out the pens! Or, if guests want the full hands-on experience, that can happen too. Evan is happy for the help with the feeding and the milking, and Kristy will hand you an extra muck rake if you are willing.

 

Reves de Moutons Collage 2

 

Pricing starts at $149 per night in the glamping trailers, identified as Bliss, Harmony, and Joy. Or rent all three for a family reunion or holiday with friends for $349. The two rooms in the farm house are available on Airbnb (search for Rêves de Moutons) for $129 per night, and these include breakfast.


The lodging is bordered by a vineyard on one side and the farm’s livestock on the other. Use the farm as a base camp for all there is to do and see in the area. It’s a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of life and you might just find that you don’t go anywhere but fall into the gentle rhythm of the countryside with a glass of wine and a good book!

 

For more information, check out the Rêves de Moutons listing here at Farm Stay U.S., or visit them on their website, Facebook, or Instagram (a must follow, for more of these gorgeous photos)!

 

All photos courtesy Rêves de Moutons.

Elegant Rusticity at Kinnikinnick Farm, Illinois

“Life follows the rhythm of the seasons."

This is not your ordinary campground. Located on a certified organic farm in the rolling hills of northern Illinois, Kinnikinnick Farm’s Feather Down farm tents (part of the Feather Down Farms franchise) offer guests a charming and authentic farm stay experience.

Elegant Rusticity at Kinnikinnick Farm, Illinois

From spring through fall, guests can stay in the spacious wood-floored tents and enjoy beds made with European style linens; wood stoves, along with kindling and wood to cook and keep warm; and fresh, local foods. With no electricity inside the tents, evening light is provided via oil lamps and candles. Hot showers and flush toilets are located in a nearby bathhouse.

Elegant Rusticity at Kinnikinnick Farm, Illinois

 

The farm was originally founded in 1849, and has been in continuous production since. David and Susan Cleverdon purchased the farm in 1987 and began their organic garden in 1993. Now, they sell their certified organic produce directly to farmers market customers and Chicago-area chefs, as well as partnering with a program that helps feed Chicago’s homeless.

Elegant Rusticity at Kinnikinnick Farm, Illinois

Food and Chores

Guests are welcome to help out with some of the farm chores, like collecting eggs, feeding animals, and harvesting crops, or they may choose to simply explore the countryside and relax.

Elegant Rusticity at Kinnikinnick Farm, Illinois

At Kinnikinnick Farm, guests can purchase meal components like meats, eggs, and produce, then grill outside or cook over their woodstove. The farm also offers “arrival meals” for the first night, and during particular times of year, the outdoor wood-fired oven is available for build-your-own pizza nights.

For folks who want to carry on the fresh, seasonal cooking back home, the farm has a recipe page on their website.

Elegant Rusticity at Kinnikinnick Farm, Illinois

To learn more about Kinnikinnick Feather Down Farm visit their listing here on Farm Stay U.S., then head over to their website to book next year's vacation!

Elegant Rusticity at Kinnikinnick Farm, Illinois

 

(All photos courtesy Kinnikinnick Farm; Coral VonZumwalt)

12 Days of Christmas (on the farm) - Day 8

Arizona Collage

If you're planning on visiting a national park this year, a nearby farm or ranch could make a good "home base" for your explorations.

Lots of farms offer camp sites or tents, as well as RV hookups, and even glamping!

 

glamping collage

 

 

Willow Witt TentImagine a weekend dedicated to glamorous camping -- glamping!

On June 2-3 this year, glamping aficionados all over the country will gather together and celebrate the (comfy, fluffy, elegant) outdoors.

What is glamping? Picture tents with beds, fully-furnished yurts, antique sheepherder wagons, or spots to park your own adorably restored vintage camper.

While the term may be relatively new, the concept of glamping dates back to the early 1900s, when American and European travlers stayed in luxurious tent accommodations while on safari in Africa.Pagett Farm Tent Today's glampers still seek out close-to-nature locales while opting for comfort in their lodgings. Farm fresh and organic foods round out the experience.

You can find glamping opportunities on our search page. Click on Show More Search Options, then open the Amenities tab.

Alternatively, visit the National Glamping Weekend website, and find a gathering to join!

 

Photos: Willow Witt Ranch, Pagett Farm