What is It?
There is a generally agreed-upon definition of "Farmstay" (below), but each farm family defines their own way of making it work. Our concept is undoubtedly different than that of other hosts. We hope that our guests will enjoy becoming an integral part of our household during their stay.
Farm stays can be any, or all, of the following:
- agritourism (a farmer opening his/her farm to tourists for any reason),
- ecotourism (responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment), and
- geotourism (tourism that sustains or enhances the culture and the well-being of local residents). [Wikipedia.com]
The nature of each farmstay is as unique as the family that runs it. What they have in common is that they offer the opportunity to leave the bustle, noise, lights and crowds behind -- and relax in a much slower-paced, natural environment.
Inclusive, Guest-focused & Comfortable
You are invited to share our modest home as if you are members of our extended family. You may participate in our daily farm activities, or just kick-back and enjoy "owning" 125 beautiful hill-top acres of fields and woodlands.
Not Just for Kids
While farm visits are popular with families with kids, you do not need to borrow a few kids in order to justify coming here for a visit. This is an ideal location for taking some "me" time -- to rest, restore, and re-charge your batteries. You can sleep in, meditate, read, meander, or exercise at your whim. Whether alone, with a partner, or with a few close friends, the peace and quiet are positively therapeutic.
It is just the two of us at home these days. While our kids visit reasonably frequently (for which we are most grateful) -- they are generally not here when farmstay guests arrive.
We have two house-dogs and four house-cats. The name of the one in the photo is "mustache" (what else)?
You can keep the door to your room shut, if you do not want furry "visitors", but this is their home, and they do have access to the rest of the house most of the time.