10 Great Farm Stays in America

Seeking a different pace of life, owners John and Judi Stuart left Las Vegas behind and brought the best of their hospitality know-how to Abbey Road Farm, set in the heart of wine country in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Modeled after European agritourism establishments, the farm integrates local food, wine, arts, and culture, creating an environment where aspiring oenophiles can taste some of the world's finest pinot noirs by day and enjoy music at an outdoor concert pavilion by night. And this is not your grandfather's farm experience. Set in a converted silo, the circular guestrooms are designed for comfort, with plush king beds, Jacuzzi tubs, and radiant floor heat. Guests can choose trips to nearby wineries and restaurants with help from the farm's concierge service, or stay back to assist with low impact chores or learn to make goat cheese.

$160-$210 per room, per night; open year-round; abbeyroadfarm.com

Great for Animal Lovers… Farm Sanctuary (Watkins Glen, New York)

As a nonprofit, Farm Sanctuary's priority is ensuring the happiness and well-being of more than 500 rescued farm animals, many of whom survived untold horrors from abuse or neglect. But that doesn't mean human guests get left out in the cold. Overnight visitors to the upstate New York farm can stay in comfortable red cabins with double beds, basic furniture, and stunning views of the countryside. They're also treated to a healthy continental vegan breakfast, which the pigs and chickens more than appreciate. Those who come can help make a difference in these animals' lives by volunteering on the farm, or they can simply take a free tour and meet the residents. The Sanctuary's second location in Orland, California, also welcomes visitors.

$85-$115 per night members ($95-$125 non-members); open May – October; farmsanctuary.org

Great for Beach Bums… North Country Farms (Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii)

When most people picture a Hawaiian vacation, they think of sand and surf. But the islands are also big on agriculture. North Country Farms, located on Kauai's north shore, combines the best of everything on its three acres of gardens and orchards. While guests can enjoy complimentary beach chairs and boogie boards, they're also encouraged to pick their own organic fruits and vegetables, including oriental steaming greens, bananas, and of course, pineapples. Hand-crafted wooden cottages blend in with the farm's tropical setting, and come with kitchenettes for indoor cooking and lanais for barbequing. Guests will also find a breakfast basket filled with coffee and tea, granola, and muffins. Observe farmhands in action or laze in a hammock. It's all good at North Country.

$150 per cottage, per night; open year-round; northcountryfarms.com

Great for Luxury Seekers… Blackberry Farm (Walland, Tennessee)

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