Farm stays are not just for lovers of farm life. They are also great getaways for nature lovers and just about anybody who likes the farm-to-table kind of dining. The idea of staying on a working farm and helping with some farm work like — crop harvesting or animal rearing is just so satisfying and worth experiencing.
Who knows, one might even fall in love with the farm life and get inspiration to create a farm and satisfy one's love for growing things and taking care of animals. Take some time off from the computers and the city life and enjoy the peacefulness of nature in these farm stays around the world.
11 Liberty Hill Farm & Inn, Vermont
Liberty Hill Farm & Inn in Vermont offers guests a luxury stay on a working farm. The Inn features several guest rooms with comfortable furnishings and visitors here will be offered meals made with ingredients gotten right from the farm.
Besides the delicious fresh food and peaceful atmosphere, there are also opportunities for guests to get their hands dirty and help with some farm work.
After having a hearty breakfast, guests can head out to the farm to help collect some eggs, feed hay to some cows or even milk them. For more adventures, there are opportunities for hiking, skiing, and mountain biking nearby.
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10 Fattoria Barbialla Nuova, Tuscany, Italy
Enjoy amazing luxury and relaxation with a stay at this working farm in Tuscany. Guests at this farm stay will be treated to a nature-inclined adventure characterized by rooms surrounded by farms engaging in different types of farming activities including dairy and crop farming.
Guests will also be offered opportunities to hike and explore the beautiful nature that surrounds this spot.
Spend an ideal day at this farm stay by enjoying the delicious fresh food with a sweet drink and then grab a book in the fields or help out on the farm by feeding animals or going hunting in the forest.
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9 Abbey Road Farm Bed & Breakfast, Carlton, Oregon
Abbey Road Farm Bed & Breakfast is perfect for travelers who love to be close to wine and a farm atmosphere.
This 82-acre farm presents guests with rooms equipped with bathtubs and heated floors. Each room also offers wardrobes and a personal chef.
Driving the Oregon coast is one way to experience things; another is to enjoy a wine-tasting adventure with mesmerizing views of the open fields with a backdrop of forest-carpeted mountains.
8 Babylonstoren, Western Cape, South Africa
The sights of the beautifully arranged gardens and the clean atmosphere are what welcome guests at Babylonstoren.
While that alone is enough to make guests feel relaxed, there are other amazing things to enjoy here.
From restaurants offering food made from the garden to wine tasting centers, and a garden spa, guests at this farm stay will be satisfied on all fronts.
Spend an ideal day here by visiting the bakery for some delicious home-baked sweets or head over to the spice garden to explore the different spices and their unique aroma.
There is also a Juicery where guests are offered natural juices made with fruits and vegetables from the farm.
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7 Goodstone Inn & Restaurant, Middleburg, Virginia
Located in the heart of Virginia’s wine country, Goodstone Inn & Estate is one of the best escape spots in the country.
When it comes to accommodations, Goodstone Inn features suites equipped with luxury furnishings and picturesque views of the surrounding nature.
The real excitement at this farm is outdoors where guests will be presented with views of the surrounding mountainous landscape.
For an unforgettable experience at this farm, one can begin a day by heading over to the restaurant to enjoy a farm-to-table meal with some delicious wine.
After the meal, proceed to engage in one of the adventures offered here some of which include hiking, mountain biking, and swimming. There’s also a spa for relaxation and some skin treatment.
6 Coombershead Farm, Cornwall, England
Coombeshead Farm is a working farm that offers guests a relaxing stay in its guest house and so many opportunities for outdoor activities.
At this dairy farm, guests will be presented with wine tasting opportunities, delicious fresh food, and suites equipped with large beds and bathrooms equipped with toiletries, and a bathtub.
Many meals here are farm-to-table and guests are allowed to come to the kitchen to watch as their meal is being prepared by a world-renowned chef.
As expected from a dairy farm, one can expect a lot of pork, beef, and duck on the plate as well as a wide variety of wine as the owner of this place is a wine specialist. With meals usually eaten at a 12-seater table, it’s a family atmosphere at Coombershead Farm.
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5 The Farm At Cape Kidnappers, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
New Zealand is known for its massive sheep farming industry and the Farm at Cape Kidnappers is the perfect place to explore this feature of the country.
Located on a hilltop with views of the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful mountainscape, this farm also farms cattle and guests are welcome to enjoy a stay in the luxurious lodge where they will be treated to a dining space, fitness center, and a spa.
Activities to enjoy here include golfing, and wine tasting, and there are also opportunities for bird watching.
The main lodge offers views of the working farm and one can also visit to get more intimate with the daily lifestyle of this place.
4 Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont
Twin Farms features an atmosphere and offerings that promise guests a home away from home. Situated on a 300-acre forest area, this farm features up to 20 rooms and restaurants that offer a wide variety of meals and drinks.
Activities to enjoy at this farm stay range from hiking and biking to canoeing on the Copper Pond. The lushness that surrounds this farm stay also ensures that guests are met with different views during various seasons of the year.
Fall, however, is perhaps the most beautiful time to be here which makes it one of the best fall getaways in the United States.
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3 Los Poblanos Historic Inn And Organic Farm, New Mexico
Los Poblanos is the ideal farm stay for travelers seeking relaxation and delicious food.
Positioned on a 25-acre lavender field, guests will be welcomed with a sweet aroma as well as 45 guest rooms, and a restaurant offering a wide range of dishes and drinks.
Opportunities for wine tasting and other farm exploration are available nearby as well.
2 Mountain Goat Lodge, Colorado
At Mountain Goat Lodge, guests will have opportunities to spend some time with goats, chickens, and llamas.
Training for cheese making and how to raise chicken is offered here which makes it a great place for those seeking to start their farms. While there is so much to enjoy outdoors at this farm stay, there is also so much to enjoy indoors.
With rooms featuring Wi-Fi, HDTV, and mountain views, some guests may remain indoors for most of their stay. Meals offered here are farm-to-table and there are also various drinks to choose from.
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1 Leaping Lamb Farm & Farm Stay, Oregon
There is a kind of satisfaction that comes with eating self-produced food and one place where one can get this kind of experience is the Leaping Lamb Farm.
Here, guests who stay at the farm cottage or farmhouse will have opportunities to get their hands dirty feeding chickens, collecting eggs, and harvesting vegetables.
The farm also raises sheep, horses, ducks, and peacocks, so there are lots of things to keep guests busy here.
Those who want more than the farm chores can hike, go fishing, or experience stargazing at night.