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Flint Hill Farm in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania is known as a Farm Educational Center. Located on 26-acres, this multifaceted farm is a working Alpine goat and Jersey cow dairy that procudes milk, cheese, and yogurt. You can pick up these products in their on-site store or enjoy them with your breakfast when you stay on the farm.

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Guests and visitors to the farm can also opt to sign up for a cheese making class, where they learn to make chevre, mozzarella, or cheddar cheese. They also give the option of milking the cows and goats in the morning before class!

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Flint Hill Farm draft horseOvernight guests have the option to be "farmer for a day", which includes hands-on egg-collecting, feed and water the ponies and horses, feed and milk the goats, and observe cow milking. Draft horses help with much of the everyday farm work during certain seasons.

The farm itself dates back to about 1850 and run by two famlies until Kathleen Fields purchased it in 1997. Vacationers can choose to stay in the farm house, where there are two rooms with queen beds, plus a room with twin beds, or stay in a mobile home/RV that is situated in the six acres of woods on the property.

Activities at Flint Hill Farm in PA

Camps are offered during the summer, including Farm Camp, Horse Lovers Camp, and Kindercamp. More information can be found on the farm's website.

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Start planning your trip to Flint Hill Farm today!

Enjoy a closer peek at Flint Hill Farm through this video:

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Rustridge Winery & Ranch is the getaway from getaways as one of their guests called it. Rustridge is a vineyard, winery, thoroughbred racehorse ranch and a bed and breakfast. Just 20 minutes from Napa Valley’s Silverado Trail, the once large racehorse ranch is now a combination of the owners, Jim and Susan’s, two passions wine and horses. They continue to breed and race thoroughbreds and have over 20 years of experience producing award winning wine.

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Cooler nights and higher elevation allow for a later harvest than most grapes in Napa Valley which gives the distinct quality and flavor you’ll have to try and enjoy for yourself!

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Rustridge Ranch & Winery is known for their organically grown grapes and award winning wine. They offer a variety of wines through their Rustridge, Racehorse and Library selections including Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Zinfandel. The Rustridge wines are their current barrel selected premium wines that bring out the best elements of the Chiles Valley. Their Racehorse selection includes their everyday wines. The Racehorse Red is a blend of Zinfandel and Carbenet and the white is a Chardonnay with a touch of oak. A collection of both Rustridge and Racehorse wines make up their aged Library wines.  More information on their selections, wine purchases and Rustridge Wine Club memberships can be found at their website (Rustridge.com).

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In order to exercise the young horses they run them through the vineyard aisles. Fifty acres stretching down the valley make for a great run. For strength, they run the horses up and down the steep hills that ring their valley.

Visits & Tastings

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When visiting the ranch, make sure you take advantage of the wine tasting, property tour and the many other activities they have to offer. The tastings are by appointment so make sure you plan ahead of time and reserve a spot (Schedule Your Tastings). If you’d like, you can learn about breeding and training horses or the process of growing grapes and making wine. Another option is to take a hike through the vineyard and the surrounding hills and enjoy beautiful views and bird watching or bring a bottle of wine, set up a picnic and just relax.

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B & B Farm Stay

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway you’ve found it. The Rustridge Bed & Breakfast offers a sunlit breakfast room with a ranch-style breakfast to start off the day right. Tennis, hiking, barbequing and other fun farm activities are available throughout the day. Take the edge off lounging in the sun by the pool or relaxing in the eucalyptus sauna. Then gather in the country kitchen for an evening of Rustridge wine sampling and hors d’oeuvres.

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The B & B offers several options for overnight stays including bedrooms with comfortable queen size featherbeds, private bathrooms, adjoining rooms, beautiful views and direct access to the pool and sauna. For more information and availability look at their options here (Rustridge Bed & Breakfast).

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It’s hard to beat a nice warm and cozy fireplace in the bedroom, a private deck looking out over some amazing views and access to a relaxing sauna.  Add a bottle of wine and you’ll think you’ve found paradise.

Your getaway from getaways is here at Rustridge Ranch and Winery. For more information on the ranch and booking information here is a link to their Farm Stay profile.

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Photo Credit: Rustride Ranch & Winery

NEW MEMBER SPOTLIGHT!

Please join us in welcoming Belle Meade Farm in Sperryville, Virginia to the Farm Stay U.S. website.

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This restored Victorian farmhouse is located on 138 acres of fields, woods, and streams in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains. A teaching farm with organic gardening, chickens, horses, pigs, and cows, Belle Meade Farm is a great place to renew and refresh.

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The farm has four in-house rooms, as well as a stand-alone cottage, all with private baths. Rates include a hearty breakfast. Guests of all ages are welcome, as are weddings and special events.

To learn more and plan a visit, check out the Belle Meade Farm listing here on Farm Stay U.S.!

(Photos courtesy Belle Meade Farm)

heydenrych-sceneHeydenrych Farms is a 130-acre farm in Canajoharie, New York, 50 miles west of Albany and a four hour drive from New York City. Farmers Magda and Andre Heydenrych moved to Canajoharie from their native South Africa in 2004, with a strong understanding of how they wanted to farm. Magda and Andre raise 100% grass-fed beef and lamb; the sheep and cattle are never given feed, unecessary antibiotics, or growth hormones. The Hydenryches also raise horses, chickens, and one special zebra named Chaka! The animals are all given the opportunity to express themselves in their natural environment. These farming practices earned Heydenrych Farm an Animal Welfare Approval and American Grassfed Certification for beef in 2009.

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In addition to the grass-fed meat, handcrafted, tallow-based soaps are also a Heydenrych Farm specialty. The soap comes in appealing varieties like "Avocado & Strawberry," "Autumn on the Farm," and "Divine Cocoa Butter Vanilla." Magda and Andre have boosted their farm's business by offering their meat and soap for sale by mail in addition to local drop offs.

Heydenrych Farm offers a farm stay in a private, 3-bedroom 1880s farmhouse that sits on its own two acres with a great mountain view. Guests have access to all the house's amenities, including a full kitchen and outdoor grill where guests can prepare the farm's own grass-fed meats and fresh-picked vegetables -- guests are welcome to pick in-season vegetables from the farm's gardens. Many guests also enjoy walking around the nearby pond and helping care for the animals, though helping with chores is optional. Magda will also teach custom soapmaking to interested guests.

Off the farm, there are miles of trails, plus canoeing, golfing, apple picking, and plenty of museums.

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Rates for the farmhouse, which sleeps up to six, are $125/night for two guests, plus $15/night for each additional guest/night. High-speed wireless internet is available for an additional charge.

For more information, visit the Farm Stay U.S. Heydenrych Farms listing or the Heydenrych Farms website.

Photos courtesy Heydenrych Farms.

Stillwaters1Stillwaters Farm, located in Henderson, Tennessee, is 131 acres replete with green pastures, shady wooded areas, small ponds, and grassy hay fields. We spoke with Valeria Pitoni about what makes Stillwaters such a special spot.

Valeria shared with us that although the farm has a "way out" feeling, due to being nestled among approximately 1,000 acres of cropland, wooded areas, and other family farms, it's actually quite close -- only 2 miles -- from the city limits of Henderson. The farm, farm stay, and their animal inhabitants live on the front 25+ acres of the property, while the rest is considered hay fields and natural habitat.Stillwaters2

This "back 100+" acreage is an excellent place for a hike or golf cart ride, and, after being assessed by a semi-local ornithologist, Valeria says they can boast a good population of birds whose species are rated as in-decline. (Bring your binoculars!) Other wildlife in the area are deer and wild turkeys in abundance, an occasional coyote, and once in a great while visitors to the farm may see a red fox, an armadillo, or even otter or bobcats.

When asked what guests typically do when they visit the farm, Valeria said, "while many of our guests arrive with a list as long as their arm, most emerge from the Cottage after a couple of days with hair sticking every which-way, coffee mug in hand, stating -- emphatically -- that they can't remember when they've rested so well!"Stillwaters3

Aside from all that wonderful rest, guests receive "critter tours" to get to know the inhabitants and landscape of the farm, any questions they have are answered, and from that point on, they decide what they'd like to do. Guests are welcome to join in whatever farm activity is happening, whether it be hay season, bringing in the crop, animal feeding and/or grooming, trimming time for horses, gardening, animal babysitting, nature hiking and photography excursions, flower collecting, and much more.

The farm occasionally hosts artist's workshops, where they prepare and paint gourds that are raised on the farm. Off farm activities can include visits to Civil War monuments, such as Shiloh National Battlefield Park, a pearl farm attraction, Casey Jones Village and Museum, a minor league baseball park, and several state parks within an hour's drive. Guests may also enjoy horseback riding, canoeing, visiting the nearby Amish community of Lawrenceburg, or attending events at the West Tennessee State Fairgrounds. The town of Henderson boasts a new day spa, only 4 miles from the farm, where guests can find services like massage, facials, manicures, and pedicures.Stillwaters4

Local food enthusiasts can make their way to the West Tennessee Farmer's Market in Jackson, where dozens of vendors sell a wide variety of produce, grass-fed meats, arts, crafts, and products from Stillwaters Farm. The farm itself also has "The Silo", their very own on-farm store featuring their handcrafted artisan soaps, soy candles, art, photography, and more.

Guests staying at Stillwaters Farm enjoy a free-standing 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,000 square foot cottage at the leading edge of the farm. It's climate-controlled with central heat and air, and it offers an outdoor lounge area with views of the diverse gardens and pastoral vistas. A private drive leads to the private parking for Cottage guests. Stillwaters6

Inside, Valeria tells us, "the Cottage is furnished in period antiques, albeit touchable antiques, along with a 1917 cast iron claw foot tub for soaking." The bedrooms are spacious and the beds have premium mattresses for guests' comfort. There is a television and DVD/VCR player, along with a small library of videos, and a stereo hidden away in the living room, but there is no satellite, cable, or Wi-Fi service. A small, but eclectic, library is maintained for guests to use.

Stillwaters5Guests self-prepare their meals, and the kitchen is outfitted with all major appliances, cookware, tableware, and flatware necessary. The Cottage is stocked with coffee, soaps, and essentials like cooking oil, salt and pepper, and spices for guests to use, and guests are encouraged to partake of the fresh, in-season produce from the farm's garden.

To learn more, we invite you to visit the Stillwaters Farm listing here on Farm Stay U.S., as well as their website and Facebook page.

(All photos courtesy Stillwaters Farm)

Please join us in giving a hearty welcome to four new site members who joined us in October! Here are some quick highlights from their listings:

Triple Creek Farm

Triple Creek Farm

Berger, Missouri

Berger Guesthouse at Triple Creek Farm is located in Franklin County Missouri in the middle of Missouri Wine Country.... We are located just a few miles east of Hermann, Missouri or a few miles west of New Haven, Missouri. We are a working farm. We have an apiary (bees), berries, vegetables, eggs and sell at the local farmers market. We have a two suite guesthouse and love to welcome visitors to the area all year round.


Territorial B and B

Territorial Bed and Breakfast and Barn

Junction City, Oregon

We have a cute and cozy 50's style farmhouse and a working stable located in the heart of Oregon wine country. Immerse yourself in country living, enjoy a morning walk in the pasture, pet the horses, play with the goats, and experience farm life. Plenty of opportunities to groom and help care for the horses, help out with barn chores, work in the garden and green house, or sit back on the deck or patio in the back yard, watch the animals, and enjoy a good book or a relaxed conversation.


Fox Haven Farms

Fox Haven Farms

Middletown, Maryland

Fox Haven is a historic farm located along the Catoctin Creek in Jefferson, Maryland. Organic gardens, hens, walking trails and wildlife make this farm a must-stay. You are likely to see nesting bald eagles, beaver splashing, great blue herons, foxes and a multitude of birds during your visit. You may choose to help in the organic gardens, gather eggs for breakfast, help plant trees in our American Chestnut research orchard, or simply enjoy the peace and quiet of the breathtaking landscape with a cup of coffee and a good book.


B and B Ranch

B and B Ranch

Fly Creek, New York

B & B Ranch, Guest House & Spa is a Country Inn in rural Fly Creek New York. It's also a Community Supported Farm, a producer of natural gourmet foods, a horse stable and riding center, and an exceptional Central New York vacation on 340 acres of forest, farmland and open pasture. We raise Piedmontese beef, Berkshire Pork and provide a wonderful break from the ordinary with our 5 unique guest suites and an indoor swimming pool. We can promise you rest, relaxation, and the best the country has to offer.

This month we feature an interview with a very dynamic duo, ranch stay members Ron and Chris Wilson of Lazy T Ranch in the Flint Hills of Kansas.

FSUS: Ron and Chris, you both have quite the bios! You are both 5th
generation ranchers, plus Ron has been (in his words):

A 4-H member, FFA officer, farm radio broadcaster, college lecturer,
Congressional staffer, association executive, rural development
director, corporate vice-president, small business co-founder, rodeo
ticket-taker, Sunday School teacher, diaper changer, bottle washer,
tractor driver, posthole digger, thistle chopper, haybale stacker,
fence fixer, calf holder, manure scooper, and tail twister.

And Chris has served as the President of the American Agri-Women and as Kansas
Deputy Secretary of Agriculture! family


How and why did you two decide to host a Ranch Stay amidst all of this?

Ron & Chris: Five years ago we moved back to the ranch and built a new home.  Mom moved up with us two years ago, leaving her house empty so it was available to remodel and serve as a guest house.

FSUS: What's the setting of your ranch like? What's the landscape like,
and the climate?

Ron & Chris: You've heard of flat, treeless Kansas?  This is the exact opposite.  We are nestled in a region called the Flint Hills, with tall hills, deep draws, plenty of native stone, and lots of trees and brush.  We have four distinct seasons, each of which has its appeal.

FSUS: What do guests typically do during their stay at your ranch?

Ron & Chris: Guests can enjoy their privacy if they like, because we are in a secluded spot although close to Manhattan, but usually our guests choose to visit our historic stone barn, feed horses and goats, and enjoy the landscape.  Sometimes a family will gather eggs from our chickens and have them for breakfast.

ranch-houseFSUS: Since both of your families' roots in ranching go way back, and you are involved with many facets of ranching and ag policy, I expect you have some insight into ranching history and trends. How has ranching changed or stayed the same in this country over time?

Ron & Chris: This is generally cow-calf country, with herds of brood cows populating the rangeland.  Cattle feeding is not predominant here, although there are some feedyards.  Cattle feeding has become concentrated, particularly in western Kansas where several large packers have located.  Beef is our state's largest single ag industry, still dominated by decentralized groups of producers (as opposed to pork and poultry, which have become more unified or vertically integrated).  In addition to ranchers, there are lots of farmer-stockmen raising grain and cattle.

FSUS: Ron was dubbed the "Poet Lariat" of Kansas in 2003 by then-governor Bill Graves. Ron, why did you start writing Cowboy Poetry? Do your ranch stay guests get to see you perform? ridinginparadecloseup

Ron: I grew up here on the ranch and have always been a cowboy at heart.  Years ago I was at a conference in Colorado where they had a cowboy poet as entertainment.  I had never heard or seen such a goofy thing, but it was definitely entertaining.  Years later I tried my hand at writing and performing it myself, and have had a great time since.  Overnight guests don't get cowboy poetry as such, but they do if they schedule one of our beef barbecue suppers.

FSUS: Could you tell us about the special events you have at your ranch throughout the year? Like the fall festival and National Day of the Cowboy?

Ron & Chris: Most of our activities are done by appointment, such as when tour groups or organizations book an evening for supper and entertainment.  However, during weekends in October, we hold our Fall Festival which is open admission for pony rides, pumpkin patch, hayrack ride, kid activities, etc.  In 2012, for the first time, we hosted a National Day of the Cowboy celebration and had about 50 people come out for speakers, picnic supper, and western entertainment.  It was a lot of fun and would hope to do it again.

FSUS: What are the accommodations like at your ranch?

Ron & Chris: The guest house is a remodeled and expanded family farm home, with three bedrooms and a large common living room.  It has satellite television, but it also has card games and marks on the wall to mark the kids height on their birthdays through the years.  The front porch is native stone and the house is nestled into our corner of the river valley, surrounded by the Flint Hills.

FSUS: What meals do you offer, and what's on the menu?

Ron & Chris: We offer lunch and supper but supper is our most common offering: beef barbecue with all the trimmings.  See http://lazytranchadventures.com/lazy-t-ranch-beef-bbq.htm

FSUS: Anything else you'd like to highlight?

barn-w-horsesRon & Chris: A friend of ours has a saying:  Horses are magic.  We have had visitors who apparently have never seen a horse up close and personal, and they seem to find them fascinating.  People love to pet and feed them.  The goats will eat feed right out of kids' hands, which tickles their palms and causes them to have a blast.  Kids have described their birthday parties here as their best ever.

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For more information on Lazy T Ranch, visit their Farm Stay U.S. listing or their website: http://www.lazytranchadventures.com/

Serina Harvey and her two sisters founded Flip Flop Ranch in 2003. The ranch, located in the desert of Southern California near Big Bear Lake, combines a farm stay with heritage livestock and farming therapy for women who have been victims of domestic violence. The ranch's mission is "To build healthy relationships between people and the world around them." We are excited to share our interview with Serina, and give you the inside scoop on this fascinating place.

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1. Neighboring farmers laughingly dubbed your place "Flip Flop Ranch" when they noticed you and your two sisters -- city slickers turned farm girls -- doing ranch chores in fiip flops! Have you found any chores that you can't do in flip flops?

 

There are few chores we haven't learned to do in Flip Flops, but there are some.  It's difficult to shovel in flip flops, for example, although not impossible.  Milking the goats is definitely a challenge, mainly because they have a tendency to step on your toes and boy does that hurt.  We have horses and cows and we don't do any serious work with them in our flip flops.  That is one thing that we will actually change out of our flip flops for because if a cow or horse steps on your toes, you are in for some serious damage.  I'm racking my brain to try and figure out what I won't do in my flip flops and I can't really think of anything else.  I don't like wearing flip flops when it's really muddy outside, but fortunately that doesn't happen very often in the desert.  Also, sometimes when I'm planting in the garden I will sit back on my feet and the ground can be very hot in the summer (again, it's the desert) and my poor toes get burned.  Most of the time I just put a towel on the ground first, but sometimes I change out of my flip flops.  Any activity that has a big likelihood of resulting in permanent toe damage, I will change out of my flip flops for.

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2. Tell us about your heritage livestock! What kind of, and how many animals, do you have?

Just about all of our animals are heritage livestock.  We have 30 Cotton Patch geese, 100 Dorking chickens, a handful of Nigerian Dwarf goats (and we want lots more), some Australorps, Bourbon Red turkeys and Guinea hogs.  We have somewhere around 300 animals and we sell hundreds every year.  The cotton patch geese and dorkings are our biggest sellers and they make enough to pay for themselves, plus a pretty decent profit.  We raise the bourbon red turkeys for thanksgiving and hope to sell Guinea Hog meat soon.

3. You also have an orchard and organic gardens. What do you do with all the food you raise?

We use most of the food we raise in order to feed our guests and then we sell most of the rest of the food to them when they leave!  It's like built in customers.  Direct marketing is really the best way to make a profit for a small farm. You cut out the middle man, farmer's market costs, transportation, etc.  We make jams from our fruit, zucchini bread, garlic pumpkin seeds and many more value-added products.  Our guests become hooked on the great food we serve and want to buy some to take home with them.

flipflopranch-peaches4. Tell us about your ranch's setting. What's the landscape like, and the climate?

The ranch is located in the High Desert of Southern California.  The landscape is very much like a western movie setting and the area is actually very popular for filming movies.  Roy Rogers and Dale Evans used to live out here and John Wayne and many other cowboy celebrities would vacation here.

The desert is shrubs, cactus, Joshua trees and gorgeous sunsets.  It certainly can get hot here, but the desert nights make it totally worth it.  In the summer, the nights are perfect with a billion stars in the sky.  Winters can also be chilly, but most of the time, summer or winter, it's between 70-90 degrees with very little humidity.

5. What kinds of things do guests typically do when they visit?

Guests are welcome to do whatever they want when they're here, but most guests help feed the animals during the morning and afternoon feedings as well as help to milk the goats.  The little ones (well, the big ones too) help collect the eggs.  The more industrious guests help harvest food from the garden or orchard and maybe join us in the garden to plant or weed.  The very industrious guests grab shovels and join in with the hard work.  During the downtime, guests can swim in the pool or play billiards, air hockey, darts or fooseball in the game room.

6. What are your accommodations like?

We offer four rooms in our 3,000 sq ft house.  All of the rooms are a good size with some of them just downright huge. Our biggest room has 2 queen beds and a twin with room for some blow up mattresses (available from us) for a large group to sleep on.  The rooms are pretty simple, but comfortable and clean farm house rooms.  We are starting to work on some farm murals and cheerful paint on the walls and are constantly trying to make the accommodations nicer and more comfortable because we want our visitors to be happy.

7. Your ranch is also part of a domestic violence nonprofit program for women who are victims of violence. How does the program work, and how does it fit in with your farm stay?

I am a farmer, but I actually have my doctorate in marital and family therapy.  In all my copious spare time, I offer farming therapy for military personnel with PTSD and for women victims of domestic violence/abuse.  Nature works amazingly well to heal people and research has shown that farm work, even without any therapy, can create significant improvements in people's mental health.  I simply take it a step further and combine farming with actual therapy.  Trauma seems to melt away while you're milking a goat, bitterness disappears with every pumpkin that grows, and self-esteem builds with each jar of jam that is made.  Our farming therapy program is something that I and my family really want to expand.  It brings meaning to our lives, as well as our clients', and a service-oriented purpose to our farm.

8. What meals do you serve, and what's on the menu?

We serve all sorts of things at the ranch.  We eat with our guests so we have to cook for ourselves as well as them.  Sometimes we get bored with the same thing so we have the attitude that our guests are joining US for dinner, rather than us joining THEM.  Tonight we had smoked brisket, corn on the cob, mashed potatoes, salad and watermelon.  However, we've also had taco bars, spaghetti and sloppy joes.  I make the most amazing enchiladas.  For breakfast, we usually have some variant of pancakes, bacon and farm fresh eggs.  My pancakes are becoming (slightly) famous because I sometimes make them in crazy designs like cows, chickens, goats or even a six-shooter.
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Fore more information on Flip Flop Ranch, visit their Farm Stay U.S. Page and http://www.flipflopranch.com.

Please join us in welcoming five new farm and ranch stay members!

Earthrise Farm, Madison, Minnesota

Earthrise Farm

Originally purchased in 1944, this 240-acre family farm near Madison, Minnesota is run by sisters Annette and Kay Fernholz. The gardens here are comprised of a four acre portion of the farm, and the remainder is farmed organically by their three brothers.

Earthrise Farm can accommodate up to 4 guests in their Pacific yurt. Breakfast is provided. Children under 12 are welcome, as are family reunions.

 

 

 

Country Cousins Farm, Evans Mills, New York

Country Cousins Farm

Located in the village of Evans Mills, New York, the Country Cousins dairy farm invites guests to partake in some hands-on experiences and find out what life is like as a farmer. Guests can help with morning milkings, evening feedings, and other chores.

Up to 8 guests can be accommodated in the private cabin. Meals are served family-style, and guests are welcome to relax in the farm's family room and play games. Children under 12 are welcome.

 

 

The Farm in Whitewright, Whitewright, Texas

The Farm at Whitewright

Situated on 30 acres, The Farm in Whitewright, Texas invites you to get away to a quiet place for a night or two. Help out with frolicking goats or milk a cow.

Up to 6 guests can be accommodated in the private suite, and horses are welcome too -- there is plenty of space to park a trailer. Meals are to order. Children under 12 are welcome.

 

 

 

Red Rock Valley Ranch, Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Valley Ranch

Stay in Red Rock Country! Guests have the option of staying in the ranch's guest room, or bringing their own RVs and horses. Endless riding in every direction lead to vistas and petroglyphs.

The queen guest room accommodates 2, or guests may bring an RV for the single RV parking space. Refreshments are provided, but otherwise guests are responsible for their own meals. Children under 12 are welcome.

 

 

Tyner Pond Farm, Greenfield, Indiana

Tyner Pond Farm

This new, modern farmhouse is located just east of Indianapolis, Indiana. Take part in some of the farm activities (if you choose), or just enjoy the hundred acres of farmlands and free-ranging farm animals.

Groups of up to 9 will have exclusive use of the farmhouse. There is a farm store to purchase eggs, chicken, pork, and beef to make up your farm-stay meals. Children under 12 are welcome, as are weddings, parties, reunions, and special events.