ABC acres is a Permaculture Farmstead in the Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana - as our guest, join us in the adventures of growing and raising healthier food choices while regenerating the world around us.
Established in the fall of 2012, ABC acres focuses on sustainable food production, healthy living systems, and regenerative ecological design. Our cattle, chickens, goats, turkeys, and pigs are out on open pasture, eating, resting, and living the way nature intended. Much like our livestock family, our vegetables, herbs, fruits, and nuts are grown with the same approach. It’s a mixture of annuals and perennials intertwined with pollinator species, companion plantings, and multi-structured food forests. It’s nature’s way…..a way of reducing disease, increasing harvest, and ensuring diversity for an overall healthy farm. In fact, doing things that mirror natural ecosystems is the focus of our operations.
ABC acres presently offers two separate homes for farm stays and vacation rental - the Guest House and the Gate House, both of which were built with no VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) inside and out, which speaks to the underlying theme of healthy environments that pervade the farmstead. Both structures are as well equipped with HEPA filtration for high quality interior air all season long, and ‘Alive Water’ systems which reinvigorate and reenergize the water at all points of use.
The Guest House was built in 2014. Offering four dedicated bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, comfortable living/dining space, and fully-equipped kitchen, the Guest House interior sits at about 1800 sqft. On the exterior, a spacious deck is situated on three sides for your relaxation and viewing pleasure.
The Guest House is situated in the heart of the farm. Positioned alongside the seasonal waterway (April to October), the current implement shed, and in close proximity to the goat barn, livestock paddocks, and owner’s residence, the Guest House pays witness to many daily activities of the farm. As a guest of the farm, and from the comfort of the west-facing porch, you may witness osprey fishing for trout in the waterway, elk & deer grazing the pastures at dusk, goats bleating in the near distance, the many processes that go into the design and earthwork of a fully functioning Permaculture System, and much, much more.
The Gate House, ABC acres’ newest farm structure (built Summer of 2015), offers two dedicated bedrooms, two full bathrooms, comfortable living/dining spaces, and a spacious, fully-equipped kitchen; total interior of about 1200 sqft.
Stepping outside, the Gate House is flanked by three outdoor spaces for guests’ enjoyment - an East facing deck from which you can enjoy the sunrise, a North side patio situated alongside the newly planted fruit orchard, and on the South side, a pergola for relaxing in the shade, taking in sweeping views of the farm and area mountains, or enjoying an outdoor celebration/bbq. Throughout the enclosed, spacious, and dog-friendly yard (home to an all-season/all-weather dog house), are seasonal edibles for you to enjoy. Watch as June-bearing strawberries explode, late summer blackberries climb the fence, and fall apples and pears adorn the trees… all fresh, organic edibles for your tasting pleasure!
Conveniently located just a few miles south of Hamilton, a short walk to the Bitterroot River, and bordered by picturesque farms and public lands, ABC acres provides an idyllic combination of wide-open spaces, wildlife, and outdoor adventure, while also remaining just minutes from the town’s happenings and city amenities. Be it fishing, hiking, or boating...golfing, skiing, or wine-tasting...grocery stores and dining....rock climbing or hot air ballooning….whatever you might fancy, ABC acres is within it’s reach.
Don’t hesitate to contact our Farmstay Manager with any questions you might have, where/what you can explore, and how to best enjoy the abundance of on and off farm activities available. Beyond a place to simply rest your head, ABC acres is here to enhance your visit and help create memories for a lifetime.
Self preparation, Organic, Gluten-free, Locally grown, Cookouts, Farm Fresh Eggs
Full kitchen, Linens provided, Laundry facilities, Internet, Phone, Fire pit, Stabling for horses, Ground-floor bedroom, Baby sitting, Great View, A/C, Private Bath, Free WiFi, Barbeque/Grill, Dog kennel, Massage, Fireplace(s), TV, Playground, Solar Shower, DVD/VCR, Helicopter landing , Farm Store, Refrigerator, Bicycles, Microwave, Pond, Public transportation nearby, Dishwasher
Activities & Animals
Animals, Chickens, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Golf, Gardening, Bird Watching, Snowmobiling, Skiing, Canoeing/kayaking, Wine Touring/Tasting, Hunting, Goats, Pigs, Cows, Bees, Deer, Rafting, Teaching Farm, Boating, Casinos, Farmers Market, Orchards, Swimming, Ice Skating, Nature walk, Children's activities, Berry picking, Snowshoeing, Field Trips, Guided Nature Walks, Turkeys, ATVs, Ducks, Rabbits, Photography workshops, Wildlife, Kayaks, Rock Climbing, Board games, Organic farming, Festivals, X-Country Skiing, Rodeo, Guided Fishing, Backpacking, Guided Hunting, Permaculture farming, Workshops, Yard games (croquet, bocce ball, badminton), CSA (food / fiber), Microbreweries, Open Some Holidays (inquire), Flower Fields, Barn Cat(s), Farm Dogs, Plant Nursery
Children under 12, Pets, Horses, Weddings/Elopements, Parties, Corporate Retreats, Family Reunions, Special Events, Tour Groups - Small, Tour Groups - Large