Saturday, November 6, 2010

Your Questions, Answered: Part II

"So, how expensive are these 'farm stays,' anyway?"

Lots of folks who approached our Farm Stay U.S. booth at the Mother Earth News Fair asked this question.  For the answer to another common question, check out this post, which talks about farm stays v. WWOOFing v. B&Bs.

Back to the question at hand. Farm stays are a broad category of accommodations, ranging from a spot to pitch a tent to luxurious resort with five-star amenities and service. The unifying factor is that the accommodation is situated on a working farm, i.e. a farm that produces food or fiber. Accordingly, price varies tremendously. For a non-working American farm stay, you can pay from $10-15 for a tent site at a place like Four Springs Farm in VT or D Acres of New Hampshire, to upwards of $1000/night for an all-inclusive stay at the Blackberry Farm in Tennessee. Of course, you can find all prices in between as well. The most typical range is something like $70-150/night, so comparable to other B&Bs you would find in the same area. There's a farm stay for every type and every budget -- what a relief!

Photo: Four Springs Farm, Royalton, Vermont

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