$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)
For the ultimate country experience, albeit not necessarily the get-your-hands-dirty kind, Blackberry Farm has created a consummate union between a working farm and a top-notch resort in the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains. The Relais & Chateaux property is a feast for the senses, where artisans like the cheese maker and preservationist (a.k.a. jam lady) supply homemade ingredients to onsite chefs. When not busy with equestrian outings or renewing at the Farmhouse Spa, guests can study with these masters, tracing the path food takes from farm to plate. Accommodations range from estate rooms to multi-bedroom cottages, and are packed with amenities like feather beds and plush robes. While pricey, stays include pantry snacks and three meals per day at one of two restaurants serving Southern "Foothills" cuisine.
$795-$4,500 per room, per night; open year-round; blackberryfarm.com
Great for Nature Lovers… Pagett Farm (Palermo, Maine)