Remember that episode of “The Office” when Jim and Pam stayed at Schrute Farm, Dwight’s B&B on his beet farm? Well, it might not have been the romantic getaway they were hoping for, but it turns out Dwight was ahead of his time—because farm stays are all the rage.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to say on a farm, these farm stays are sure to pique your curiosity. Don’t worry, there won’t be any beets, bears or Battlestar Galactica with these farm stays (too many “Office” references? Never!)
12 unique farm stays around the U.S.
Located in southwestern New Hampshire, the Inn at East Hill Farm is a relaxed farm resort where families and friends can gather and unwind. Kids can gather the eggs that guests will eat for breakfast, and there are activities for any kind of weather: campfires, swimming (indoors and outdoors), boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, water skiing, hay or sleigh rides, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing and ice skating.
Price per night: $56-189
Location: Troy, New Hampshire
This small farm in northwest Montana has Icelandic sheep, Berkshire pigs and milk cows. Capacity is limited to two, so this might be best for a getaway with your partner.
Price per night: $125
Location: Ronan, Montana
At Willow Wilt Ranch, you can choose to stay in the three-bedroom Meadow House, the Farmstay Studio, a furnished wall tents or in one of the tent sites in the forest campground. This off-grid ranch has goats, chickens, ducks, geese and livestock guardian dogs. Guests are invited to join the hosts for daily chores, hike, or enjoy the sounds of nature.
Location: Ashland, Oregon
This three-bedroom log cabin sleeps up to 12 people, making it an ideal location if traveling with another family or two. Situated on a nine-acre Highland cattle farm, the cabin is just 25 minutes from Grand Mesa National Park and just 12 miles from Vega Reservoir. For families who like to ski, it’s just 25 minutes from Powderhorn Ski Resort. Whatever season you visit, the views are absolutely spectacular.
Location: Collbran, Colorado
Want to stay in a treehouse that doubles as a farm stay? Behold the majestic oak treehouse in Celeste, Texas. The treehouse sleeps seven and has AC and space heaters so you’ll sleep comfortably. During the day, you can visit Simon the donkey and Henry the goat, or go finishing in a nearby pond. At night, relax in the hot tub or gaze up at the stars.
Location: Celeste, Texas
Enjoy mountain life along with the cadence of a working farm. “The Tower” in the Farm House overlooks a pond and orchard, and has three bedrooms, a full kitchen and one large bathroom. Animals on the farm include Friesian horses, Jersey dairy cows (which the hosts milk), chickens, ducks, a barn cat to catch mice, and two Catahoula Mountain dogs for livestock protection. Only 25 minutes from Asheville, North Carolina, the Farm House also has easy access to activities like white water rafting, hiking, zip lines, horseback riding, mineral baths, and local festivals.
Location: Marshall, North Carolina
What better way to get the farm stay experience than staying in a silo, amiright? With four bedrooms, three lofts, and two-and-half bathrooms, this farm stay is great for family get-togethers or gatherings with friends. As cool as the silo is, the best part of this vacation rental on a working farm are the views of the Blue Ridge mountains.
Location: Rapidan, Virginia
If you want to go off-grid for a few days without really going off-grid, this is the place to do it. At this farm stay in the forest, you can fish, read, swim (when weather permits), or just enjoy the peace and quiet. The cabin is surrounded by herds of cattle that graze on the property.
Location: North Bloomfield, Ohio
One word: Alpacas! This working alpaca farm and fiber processing mill is located on 10 wooded acres with views of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim and surrounding mountains. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is a 50-mile drive away. The one-bedroom, one-bath cabin also has a sofa sleeper to accommodate groups of up to six.
Location: Williams, Arizona
Touted as Texas chic, this two-bedroom farm stay is home to alpacas, llamas, miniature donkeys, miniature sheep and spotted sheep. Located in wine country, guests can spend time relaxing the peaceful yard enjoying the views and the animals. There is a fire pit, hot tub and BBQ grill.
Location: Fredericksburg, Texas
Located in the heart of wine country, this vacation rental boasts incredible views, a fishing lake and resident horses. This cozy one-bedroom is ideal for a couple’s getaway with your partner to escape the distractions of home (i.e. Cocomelon and endless requests for more applesauce pouches).
Location: Defiance, Missouri
If you’re planning an extended family vacation with grandparents and cousins, this is the place. This seven-bedroom historic barn sleeps up to 28 people, has a huge family room, and spectacular views of the Teton Mountain Range, Fall River, Snake River Bluff, and surrounding farms. Outdoor recreation opportunities abound—swimming, hiking, fishing, snowmobiling and Yellowstone National Park are all nearby.
Location: Ashton, Idaho