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In the age of needing space from our neighbors, agritourism is having a moment. Visiting a farm lets you reconnect with nature in a way you can’t while working from home or social distancing in cities. Happy farm animals and green pasture for miles around allow you to exhale and relax, something this year has made difficult for many of us. If a few days of fresh air and wide-open spaces is just what the doctor ordered, look no further. We’ve rounded up 7 farms you can visit and stay at for a vacation to remember. Best of all, you can easily book
Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool? We guarantee you’ll be singing that nursery rhyme on repeat when you visit Grand View Farm. This property is home to a flock of Gotland sheep (the ones famous for their luxurious gray curls and distinct black faces and legs). The beautiful animals are bred and raised here, and the family takes great pride in their health and beauty. Book a stay and you can experience rural farm life! The farmhouse suite was built in the late 1700s and offers two bedrooms—perfect for a family stay!
This beautiful farmhouse getaway is set on a 200-acre horse farm in Upstate New York. In the fall, there is no better place to see the leaves turn colors; electric shades of green, orange, yellow and red will wow you at every turn. Winter provides plenty of ski options at Butternut Mountain or the Catamount Ski Area, and summer is an excellent time to hike, fish, and explore the Catskills. The home has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, and the huge porch is a lovely place to enjoy coffee in the mornings or a glass of local wine as the sunsets.
Horses call this peaceful farm in the town of Pulaski home, and so can you. An hour south of Nashville, this 18-acre farm offers an idyllic setting surrounded by rolling hills. The owner recommends visiting Big Creek winery for tastings and live music on Saturday nights. Got a sweet tooth? You’re just a hard hour drive from Milky Way Farm, the former home of Frank Mars, the founder of Mars Candy (hence the name). Book a tour of the 25,000-square-foot abode and ogle at the meticulously kept grounds.
Thistle House is one of the most stunning farm properties we’ve ever come across. Located about 90 minutes north of Dallas, this 50-acre property is completely updated and includes a helipad to…you know, make travel easier for you! Horses and cattle will greet you upon arrival, plus you can explore a pecan grove and spend some time with ducks and geese, or go fishing in the pond for catfish or bluegill (catch and release of course). This sprawling farm home offers every amenity you could ask for and the picture-perfect fire pit looks like the place to roast marshmallows for s’mores and watch the sun sink down after a long, lovely day.
This stunning A-frame home in the foothills of western North Carolina is just begging to be booked! Guardian dogs protect the property’s horses, Angora goats roam freely, and you’ll find a couple of cats living in the barn at all times. It’s pet friendly so you can bring Fido along and let him off-leash! The home, set on 50 acres, offers 2 bedrooms and was built in 2014. The owners live in the barn house on the property and will likely pop by to say hello and welcome you to the area!
Nestled right in the heart of Central Coast wine country, Z Ranch is an excellent choice for a farm-style stay. This 2 bed, 1 bath home is surrounded by huge oak trees and vineyards and ideally located about 10 minutes south of Paso Robles. You’ll be just minutes away from beautiful hikes, delicious wineries, and amazing restaurants. Back home, grab a seat on the patio at sunset to watch Floyd the zebra and his best friend Larry the goat frolic around in the yard—for real!
This romantic home near Bend is perfect for couples or a small family. The 2-bedroom home offers stunning views of the Cascade Mountains and from the porch, at Naftaland Ranch you’ll watch alpacas, llamas and sheep roam below. No matter the time of year, you’ll always find something to do here. From rafting, hiking, and cave exploring in the warm months to snowmobiling and sledding, there is truly something for everyone.