Farm Inns and Bed and Breakfasts
Agritourism is the word given to the practice of drawing visitors to farms for recreational activities, which range from corn mazes and hay rides to the creation of bed and breakfast or inns on working farms. Many farmers have found that a dual business of hospitality and agriculture is a good choice economically, and many find introducing visitors to the beauty and pleasure of the farm life rewarding. A farm inn might be a large historic building with suites, hot tubs, and a full restaurant located on the rolling hills of a sheep farm, or it might be just a few rooms in a farm house where guests are invited to join in the chores. Whatever your preference, you can find a farm that suits your tastes and enjoy a wonderful weekend in the country while helping to support New England agriculture.
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* = organic
Fitch Claremont House
83 Fitchville Road
Bozrah, CT 06334
4 guest rooms available in 1790’s house on vineyard with on-site winery. Seasonal breakfast features home-grown produce. Winery tour available. Each room features a fireplace, private bath, and complementary bottle of homemade wine.
472 West Cummington Road
Cummington, MA 01026
6 guest rooms in 200-year-old Dutch Colonial farmhouse on 200-acre sheep and berry farm. Maple sugaring operation on-site with 4,000 taps. Guests may help feed the sheep and pick their own berries. Breakfast features maple syrup made on the farm. Hot tub with enclosed gazebo available. Open May 1 – October 30.
* Delta Organic Farm Bed & Breakfast
352 East Hadley Road
Amherst, MA 01002
1 guest suite w/ queen bed and sofa bed available on 40-acre, certified organic produce farm. Organic breakfast available upon request ($10/guest). Guest suite is safe for the environmentally sensitive. Wireless web access. Conference room available (capacity: 40).
* Hawkmeadow Farm Bed & Breakfast
322 Lander Road
Lee, MA 01238
3-room suite w/ 3 beds (2 twins/1 queen) available on produce & llama farm. Breakfast provided. Llamas available for Berkshire Mountain hikes. Guided sunset hikes available by appointment. Open year-round.
303 Rannapo Rd
Sheffield, MA 01257
4 rooms available in 1830’s Greek Revival farmhouse on 250-acre working farm. Family heirloom pumpkins and other produce grown. Breakfast provided. Guests are welcome to explore the farm. Open year-round.
175 Blair Road
Williamstown, MA 01267
2 rooms available on working dairy farm. Breakfast included. Children are welcome to feed and pet the llamas, ducks and rabbit. Evening babysitting available for a modest charge. Open year-round.
* Inn at Valley Farms
633 Wentworth Road
Walpole, MA 03608
3 rooms in 1774 Colonial home B&B. 2 cottages also available on 105 acres of farmland. Organic flower and vegetable gardens. Guests are welcome to visit the farm animals, and to pick eggs from the henhouse and produce from the garden. From the website: “There are several diverse habitats on the farm attracting numerous wild bird, plant and animal species including, wild turkeys, pheasant, Dutchman's Breeches, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, fox, deer, raccoon, Trout Lilies, Trilliums, nesting kestrels and killdeer, red tail hawks and more.” Guests may also visit the farm next door to observe milking.
Maple House Bed and Breakfast
51 Middletown Hill Road
Rowe, MA 01367
4 rooms available in 200-year-old inn on homestead farm. Breakfast included. Guests may help feed the goats, sheep, chickens and turkeys. Retreat/reunion full-house rental available for up to 10 people. Open year-round.
Stevens Farm Bed and Breakfast
749 Old Coldbrook Road
Barre, MA 01005 978-355-2227
6 rooms available on working farm. Breakfast and afternoon tea included. Guests may help with haying (Summer) and make apple cider (Fall). Pond for fishing/ice skating and 20’ x 40’ swimming pool on-site. Hay rides available. Conference room available. Open year-round.
Sunset Farm Bed and Breakfast
74 Main Road
Tyringham, MA 01264
5 rooms available on 300-year-old farm. Breakfast includes eggs and maple syrup from the farm. Former dairy barn (built in 1891) available for weddings & other events. Event capacity: 100 inside barn, 400 for outdoor event with tents.
Upland Meadows Farm
338 West Cummington Road
Cummington, MA 01026
3 rooms available on 200-acre working farm. Breakfast included. Farm includes a peach orchard, horses, goats, sheep, and a llama. Field rental available for weddings/events. Pets welcome. Horse boarding available for $10 per day.
Warfield House Inn
200 Warfield Road
Charlemont, MA 01339
8 rooms available in 2 houses on 530-acre working farm. Breakfast included. 2 restaurants on-site (restaurants closed Mondays). Farm raises emus, Hereford beef cattle, Haflinger horses, chickens and llamas. Event/wedding/conference facility available. Event capacity: 160 - inside, 200 - outdoor pavilion. Llamas available for hikes. 2 hot tubs on-site.
* D Acres of New Hampshire
Organic Farm & Educational Homestead
Streeter Woods Road
An educational center that researches, applies and teaches skills of sustainable living and small-scale organic farming on 180-acre farm. Overnight options include: 1 private room w/ shared bath; dorm room w/ 3 single beds; yoga room w/ space for 12 sleeping bags; outdoor camping and car camping; shared tree houses.
Guests can learn about alternative building and renewable energy projects, and visit the farm animals. Extra charge for meals ($6 and up). All meals are vegetarian and 90% of all food served is organic. Many educational workshops & events available.
Hartman’s Herb Farm
1026 Old Dana Road
Barre, NH 01005
5 rooms available in reproduction colonial home on 23-acre herb farm w/ 4 operating greenhouses. Breakfast provided. Dinner available by prior arrangement. Herb, flower & gift shop on premises. Open year-round.
Wedding and event rental available (capacity: 150).
150 South Street
South Hero, VT
One guest suite with private deck available on 100 acre working farm/apple orchard. Petting paddock includes donkeys, sheep, horses, rabbits and goats. Country breakfast included. On-site farm store sells homemade applesauce, apple butter, jams, jellies, and pies made with fruit from the farm. Store also features an observation beehive.
Guests may pick their own apples in the fall, press cider, and make hand-cranked ice cream. Moonlit wagon rides and school tours available. Justice of the Peace on-site. Open year-round.
* Couture’s Maple Shop & Bed and Breakfast
560 Vt. Route 100
Westfield, VT 05874
3 guest rooms & 1 family suite (for 4-6 guests) in 1890’s farmhouse on 325-acre dairy farm. Sugarhouse on-site. Breakfast features maple syrup made on the farm. Guests may observe maple-sugaring process (Spring). Maple Shop carries Vermont maple syrup and maple products.
Crescent Bay Farm Bed & Breakfast
153 West Shore Road
South Hero, VT 05486
3 guest rooms in renovated 1820’s house on 121-acre working cattle farm. Country-style breakfast included. Farm features approximately 20 llamas. Homespun yarn harvested from llama wool available for purchase. Maple sugaring takes place in Spring. Open May-August.
Emergo Farm Bed & Breakfast
261 Webster Hill
Double occupancy rooms and family suites available on 200-acre dairy farm. Breakfast provided. Guests may participate in farm chores. Heritage tour and dairy tour available.
* Four Springs Farm
776 Gee Hill Road
Royalton, VT 05068
4-bunk rustic cabin and secluded tent sites available on 70-acre organic vegetable and poultry farm. No meals provided with stay, but guests may pick their own vegetables for purchase. Picnic pavilion available for rental. Small bakery on site.
Many educational programs and opportunities to help on the farm available (http://www.fourspringsfarm.com/programs.html). Campground open April – October.
Shearer Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast
297 Shearer Hill Road
Wilmington, VT 05363
6 rooms available on small working farm. Guests may participate in maple sugaring in private sugarhouse (March, early April). Breakfast included, features Vermont apples and maple syrup made on the farm. Apple-baker bowls and syrup available for purchase. Open year-round.
* Shelburne Farms
1611 Harbor Road
Shelburne, VT 05482
24 bedrooms and 2 cottages available on 1400-acre working farm, national historic landmark & nonprofit environmental education center. From the website: “Our nearly 400 acres of sustainably managed woodlands received Green Certification from the Forest Stewardship Council in 1998. Our grass-based dairy supports a herd of 125 purebred, registered Brown Swiss cows.” Children’s farmyard on-site. Cheesemaking on-site. Many educational programs available (http://www.shelburnefarms.org/educationprograms/index.shtm/). Guided 1 ½ hour tours in truck-pulled, open-air wagon available. Breeding barn tour available. Open mid-May – late October. Meals not included (restaurant on-site).
Shepherd's Hill Farm
25 Hartwood Way
Taftsville, VT 05073
2 rooms available in modern farmhouse on sheep farm. Breakfast included. From the website: “Guests may participate in farm chores, if desired, consisting of feeding the sheep, moving fences to assure proper grazing rotation, cleaning the barn, or weeding the garden.” Guests may also help with honey harvesting and egg collection. Farm store sells lamb meat, honey, eggs, wool, blankets, produce, herbal products, and hand-woven rugs. Swimming pond on-site. Wedding/event rental available. Open year-round.