For some people, their dream vacation is all about white sandy beaches, mojitos, and pristine blue waters, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But if you’ve ever dreamed of vacationing in a farm in the middle of acres of land where animals roam free, well, the time has come to make your dreams come true.
I’ve searched far and wide and discovered the most magical farm stays where you can get away from everyday life and enjoy the company of the friendliest furry companions. From adorable goat farmhouses, to an alpaca sanctuary, and even a lavender farm, there’s a farm rental for everyone!
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Unique Farm Stays for Families in the United States
1. Farmhouse retreat near Acadia National Park
The Captain’s Retreat located on Mount Desert Island is convenient to all of Acadia National Park’s highlights! Families will enjoy nearby hikes, swimming in Echo Lake, or kayaking on Long Pond, all just a few minutes away! Beech Hill Organic Farm is just down the road offering local produce, grass fed meats, fresh eggs, maple syrup and more to make your stay perfect.
The farmhouse has been renovated and sits on a gorgeous 3 acre property. Families can relax or play on the large lawn, pick wild blueberries in the woods or watch wildlife over Denning Brook. Come experience a quintessential New England farmhouse on your well deserved vacation!
Relax in style after a day in the park, enjoy a traditional lobster boil, make s’mores at the outdoor fire pit or gaze at the stars from the hammock. Rating: 4.7/5
2. Escape from The World in this Modern Farmhouse
Would your family love to experience life on the farm? Mimi’s Farmhouse in Flintstone, Georgia can house up to 8 people with its four bedrooms and 3 baths. Walk through the gardens and enjoy the scenic views. Kids will love seeing the goats along the fence line. Families might want to add on one of the following upgrades: Bonfire, Farm Tour, Fresh Farm Bouquet, or a Personalized Goat Visit. Your kids are going to love this place!
If you find yourself in the Chattanooga area, this is the perfect farm vacation! Rating: 4.9/5
3. Hang Out at Dub’s Barn
If you want to get the full experience of what life on a farm is like then book a stay at Dub’s Barn near Waco, Texas. We know you will fall in love with the barn wood accents and shiplap walls in an instant.
Not only will you get to milk cows and feed them, but you’ll also be able to buy yourself some yogurt, cheese and milk that’s about as fresh as you’re ever going to get. And if you want eggs for breakfast, you can collect them yourself from the chickens on the farm. Rating: 5/5
4. Stay at a Working Sheep Farm in Wine Country
Namaste Farms in Temecula, California has a rural feel while being centrally located to town and the local wineries. If you are looking for the perfect staycation this is the place to be. You can walk around the farm and interact with the animals. At night, can enjoy the peace and quiet while roasting marshmallows at the wine barrel fire pit!
The main cottage has two bedrooms (one is a loft), comfortably sleeping 4. Keep in mind this is an actual working farm where a shepherdess and her dogs are working every day. This means there is dirt, dust, chickens, peacocks, alfalfa, sheep, bugs, and other living beings associated with nature and farm life. If you mind dust and dirt, this isn’t the place for you. Rating: 5/5
5. Explore The Alpaca Retreat
Looking to spend some time communing with nature? Then this luxury farm getaway in Camano Island, Washington, is perfect for animal lovers looking to escape the city.
The main living area opens onto two large decks with spectacular views of Port Susan and Mount Rainier. A large grass lawn is bordered with beautiful gardens. The lower level of the house is perfect for the kids with two sets of bunk beds, a ping pong table and plenty of hang out space.
An outdoor pickle ball/basketball court will entertain everyone for hours. If you are in the mood for a nature walk, there’s a one-mile private forest trail just for guests. It’s a great spot for bird watching and enjoying the energy of the forest. Should you need accommodation for additional people, we also offer the “Alpaca Cottage“, a unique, spacious, one-bedroom house that can sleep up to six and is located at another area of the farm. Rating: 4.6/5
6. Have fun on this Colorado riverfront farm
A riverfront farm in Colorado surrounded by wine country, fishing, river rafting, and hiking, biking, and golfing? Sounds like a dream farm vacation! You’ll be surrounded by all kinds of farm animals including alpacas, goats, dogs, and peacocks.
The farm has fresh eggs available daily for your breakfast and you can help yourself to the fruits and vegetables in the gardens. There is a private stocked pond for fishing or you can try your luck fishing in the river. Take a bike ride to one of the local vineyards or float the Colorado River from the property. Rating: 4.8/5
7. Surround yourself with blooms at this lavender farm
Lavender Hill Farm on Vashon Island in Washington is known for their U-Cut lavender field and farm store, open from mid June through early August. With over 1000 lavender plants and more than 15 varieties families will love this tranquil setting. The house is light and bright, with 5 well appointed bedrooms and three bathrooms for guests.
Spend time relaxing in this 1930s farmhouse, which has been thoughtfully updated. It’s perfect for a family reunion or groups of friends. Enjoy your morning coffee on the long farmhouse porch overlooking the gardens, fields, Quartermaster Harbor and Mount Rainier. The property is walking distance to the town of Burton where you can find all the supplies you will need for your stay. Rating: 5/5
8. Smoky Mountains getaway
Need some peace and quiet? You will find it at this farmhouse on 10 acres near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This property has everything from a red barn to fun farm animals including mini horses, donkey, ducks and chickens.
With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, this property sleeps 10. Spend the day sitting in the rocking chairs on the front porch or sitting on the porch swing. In the back is a creek, picnic table, and fire pit for nights under the stars.
A creek surrounds the property and horses will come through the backyard as they head to the next pasture. You can hear the owls, turkeys, and woodpeckers, and see the eagles, ravens and hawks. Kids love it! Rating: 4.9/5
9. Appalachian farm experience in North Carolina
Willet Ponds Farm in Todd, NC is the perfect Appalachian farm experience. There are several buildings to rent on property, the Old Farmhouse is one of the three. Spending time on the farm is all about spending quality time and making memories with your family.
Guests can interact with some of the farm animals on property including: Penelope the donkey, Josephine the pot-bellied pig, bunnies, horses, dogs, and a menagerie of birds (including peacocks). You can also join in feeding the chickens, gathering eggs, and waking to the rooster’s crow–it’s therapeutic! There are hiking trails, fishing, swimming, and other outdoor activities for all ages. No one will claim of boredom here. The property has 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and sleeps 8. Rating: 4.9/5
10. Farmhouse retreat near Fort Worth
Not far from Fort Worth, Texas you will find 21 acres that are perfect for relaxation. Guests can feed or pet the horses, watch the cows, play with the dogs, swim in the pool, relax in the hot tub, or just sit on the porch and watch the spectacular sunsets. This 3 bedroom/2 bath farmhouse sleeps up to 8 people.
Enjoy the fishing pond, wrap around porch overlooking the swimming pool, front porch swing, and hot tub. In the evening sit poolside or by the fire pit and cook something on the grill.
There’s also an optional game room for rent that includes: a portable bar, pool table, shuffleboard, ping pong table, foosball table, big screen TV and toys for all ages. The property has an optional Outdoor Pickle Ball Court (net, balls & paddles are available when you rent the game room). Rating: 4.9/5
11. Try an Ohio farm-cation
Host a big family reunion in the Ohio countryside where everyone can simply relax and enjoy the scenery. The farmhouse has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with a large porch perfect for drinking tea and reading a book. A nearby trail leads to the top of a hill with the most gorgeous sunrise and sunset views.
In the back of the house is a large porch with room for up to 30 guests, an historic garden, a barn, and farm friends including kittens, pigs, turkeys, and chickens. Everyone will love this space for a family gathering. Rating: 4.8/5
12. California wine country farm retreat
The Anavo Farm Retreat is located in the heart of Santa Ynez wine country in the quiet village of Ballard. It’s just a quick bike ride to Los Olivos and it’s central to everything the Valley has to offer, yet it feels off the beaten path.
This is a unique opportunity for your family to stay in a renovated guest house. Only the sound of sheep, horses, and neighboring roosters crowing can be heard in the distance. We know it’s hard to get away, and so you’re experience needs to spectacular… and it will be! Rating: 4.9/5
13. Hundred acre farm stay in Connecticut
Whether you stay for one night or many, this isn’t just an apartment, it’s a true farm experience. Guests can help with chores, watch, or opt out. This private 1300 square foot apartment can sleep 8 with three bedrooms and one full bath. Kids will love feeding the animals, helping to collect eggs, and petting the goats on the farm. There’s a beautiful lawn for children to play, a pond stocked with fish, and a nearby stream. Rating: 5/5
14. Farm vacation with an apple orchard, horses, and secret beach
Laurel Knob farm house in Hamburg, North Carolina dates to the 1890s and is located next to a beautiful rushing creek. It has been totally remodeled with updated amenities, while retaining its original charm. The property sits on a 5.5 acre fenced farm with an apple orchard, chicken coop, and two gentle horses named Dancer and Cherokee.
Expect to be greeted by our farm cats, Milo and Otis. The setting is perfect for just relaxing and enjoying the mountains. There’s a picture perfect old covered wooden bridge crossing the rushing creek. Grab your camera and head out to explore the farm! Rating: 5/5
15. Beach Plum Farm Cottages
A charming hidden gem tucked away in Victorian Cape May, NJ, Beach Plum Farm is a working farm supplying fresh ingredients to local restaurants. This sanctuary by the sea has 5 historic luxury cottages, a farm market and kitchen, and lush manicured grounds for dining events and activities. Families have access to the property’s bicycles, golf carts, swimming pool, and bbq grills.
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