A Harvest Time Farm Stay Is the Remedy for Nature Deficiency Disorder.

An escape to rural America is an easy way to create your own free range agri-adventure enjoying the simple pleasures of a lifestyle enjoyed by a select few. The great thing about a farm stay getaway is that it will be beautifully screen free and most likely can also be labeled  free range.

Farm Stay Pumpkins and Kids

Pumpkins and kids make any farm stay extra special.

An authentic farm stay is not is a bed & breakfast in an old farm house no longer part of a working farm but instead it is an immersive experience and a tonic for those suffering from  “Nature Deficiency Disorder.”

Through hands-on experiences children have to possibility to learn the values of conscious, responsible living. What a great way for kids to learn that milk comes from cows and not cartons in the supermarket and that goats are not just curios and gregarious, they are a source of scrumptious cheese.

Farm Stay Egg Collecting.

During a farm stay nothing creates more excitement for tykes than collecting fresh eggs.

No two locations are the same and each experience is unique not just to the farm or ranch but also to the season of the year. There will always be daily livestock chores (optional), and often times harvesting, and maybe even wrangling. Little urban bunnies may participate in animal grooming, apple picking, pumpkin hunting, hayrides, campfire stories, and stargazing without the intrusion of city lights.

Western Pleasure Ranch in Idaho Horseback Rides

Experiencing autumn from horseback at Western Pleasure Ranch in Idaho is the stuff from which family memories are made.

The perfect resource for planning a farm or ranch stay in North America is Farm Stays US – a site offering oodles of un-hotel vacation experiences. Their rich menu of listings spans coast to coast including all 50 states. A useful guestbook tab features comments from guests who often times are parents or grandparents..

Some farms host guests in the farmhouse while others provide separate spaces including converted farm buildings, cabins, floored safari tents, or campsites. No two locations are the same and each offers unique benefits – the most obvious advantage – a chance to unplug, disconnect and discover the gift of time.

Who doesn’t need more time to enjoy life?

Nancy Nelson-Duac

Curator of the Good Stuff  for www.thefamilytravelfiles.com  and a lover of pumpkins, horses, and goat cheese.

Free Range Family Fun Just Happens When Your Kids Meet Real Farm Kids.

Summer family vacation time is precious time when sharing experiences and memory making is the whole point. Farm stay vacations offer families an opportunity to escape from sound bites and take advantage of rural life loaded with the basics for family fun.

Kids of Asgaard Farm and Dairy Farm

Arrange for your kids to meet the kids of Asgaard Farm and Dairy Farm, an organic green spot in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, just outside of the village of Au Sable Forks.

Through hands-on experiences children have to possibility to learn the values of conscious, responsible living. What a great way for kids to learn that milk comes from cows and not cartons in the supermarket and that goats are not just curios and gregarious they are a source of scrumptious cheese. Who could resist the kids of Asgaard Farm in upstate New York?

City slickers and little urban bunnies may participate in a variety of agrarian activities that often include gardening, animal grooming, crop harvesting, and stargazing. It is sometimes possible to milk a cow or gather eggs; hug a lamb or feed a goat; nestle with bunnies or play in a freshwater stream.

One of the absolute best resources for planning just such an escape is www.FarmStayUS.com, a site offering oodles of un-hotel vacation experiences. This delightful site serves up so many tempting family vacation possibilities that no matter where you live in the U.S. there is a place within a half day’s drive. No two locations are the same and each offers unique benefits – the most obvious advantage – a chance to unplug, disconnect and discover the gift of time.

Who doesn’t need more time to enjoy life?

Nancy Nelson-Duac           Curator of the Good Stuff for the Family Travel Files and a lover of goat cheese.