9 Holiday Farmsteads Offer a Taste of Country Life

Forget posh resorts in the hearts of bustling shopping districts and downtown cores. Fast-paced urban living is hardly what flying is all about. That is why overworked travelers are reveling in agritourism, heading for remote hills and valleys in search of rustic farmhouses where they could delight in rolling greenery and landscapes and maybe milk, make some cheese, eat fresh from a garden or enjoy nearby countryside activities like wine tasting, fishing or crop harvesting.

Overall, you’re almost guaranteed to leave feeling relaxed and at peace. But the best part: You’ll get plenty of decoration ideas to bring home.

Stowe Farmhouse, Vermont

Dating back to the early 1800s, this house on a dairy farm recently underwent a major renovation which turned into a 3,500-square-foot contemporary farmhouse.

The spacious house has feel-good interiors with warm wood and farm-fresh furnishings.

An all-new state-of-the-art kitchen keeps the farmhouse vibe.

Vibrant and green in summer time, the site is near trails, golf courses, mountains and much more.

The updated home also features a brand new paned stone fireplace.

There are five bedrooms, each with its own soft charm.

There are 3 bathrooms. Throughout the remodel the owners added contemporary heating and septic systems.

They also recently added this expansive new living room.

Price: From $550 per night | More information

Leelanau Farmhouse, Northport, Michigan

Recently renovated, this contemporary farmhouse retains the allure of its hundred-year history. Chickens roam the property, which contains a vegetable garden, an outdoor kitchen, a fireplace and a hammock under a huge chestnut tree.

Beaches and wineries are nearby, plus you can go boating, fishing and more

The chef’s kitchen, with its gas cooktop and 2 stainless steel countertops, is a specific draw.

The cozy, brightly lit living room has a down-filled sofa and an indoor fireplace.

Price: From $259 per night | More information

Cabin Cove Farm Log Cabin, Leicester, North Carolina

This 28-year-old log cabin is made from hand-hewn hemlock from Colorado. The entire first floor has all the natural logs exposed to the inside. Every bit of the cabin was constructed by hands, even the fireplace, made by a local mason using river stone.

The second floor is all pine tongue and groove paneling with exposed structural beams. Virtually all the furniture is solid hardwood. The beds are hundred-year-old household heirlooms.

Price: Starting from $195 per night for 2 guests in year | More information

Stony Creek Farmstead, Walton, New York

This rustic farmstead in the Catskill Mountains is close waterfalls, mountains, forests, lakes and valleys. Bear Spring Mountain and Catskill State Park are also nearby.

The farm is for veggies, eggs and meat, all completed in a free-range, beyond-organic way.

The guest tents sleep, with a 484-square-foot living area and kitchen stocked with cooking gear. And if you’re searching to unplug, this is the place to do it. The tents don’t have power. Instead, light stems from candles and lanterns. There is also a gorgeous cooking stove, a lovely cupboard bed and gorgeous wood cabinets, floors and furniture.

Price: From $525 for 2 nights (minimum) up to six guests | More information

Chestnut Hill Ranch Bed and Breakfast, Only, Tennessee

This rural bed-and-breakfast is located on a picturesque farm. Cows, chickens, fresh vegetables, and herbs and honey chosen onsite finish the nation vibe.

Guests can enjoy nearby bass fishing tours, a kayak ride down the Buffalo River or chauffeured winery tours at the farm Cadillac limo.

Themed rooms — Western, wilderness or Victorian (shown here) — have private bathrooms and fine linens for a romantic farm stay.

The wilderness room is easily the most popular. The first 1905 fireplace, a canopy bed, fly rods, native art and log furniture create a warm, rustic experience.

Price: From $149 per night for 2 guests | More information

Jenne Farm Farmhouse, Coupeville, Washington

Among the first farmsteads on Whidbey Island in Washington, this farmhouse was built in 1908 for $5,000 from 1 bargeload of old-growth Douglas fir. It’s recorded in the National Register of Historic Places. The house, barn and all the outbuildings are in their original state and design.

The interiors are furnished with easy period furniture. Wide curved moldings, a butler’s pantry, wainscoting in the kitchen, sliding wood doors, and plaster and lathe walls are all in their original state.

Price: From $250 per night; minimum of 2 nights; could sleep | More information

Chanteclaire Farm Farmhouse, Friendsville, Maryland

Built around 1890, this farmhouse on 100 acres of rolling hills boasts traditional design with painted hardwood floors and plaster walls. Several doors still possess the first transom windows.

A former proprietor knocked down some walls and added a master bedroom.

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house has since been fully renovated.

Besides its interior appeal, the property has streams, a pond, wooded hillsides filled with wildlife, soy and corn fields, walking trails and more.

Price: Contact for availability and rates | More information

Trevin Farms Farmhouse, Sudbury, Vermont

This contemporary farmhouse was constructed in 1980 from timber which has been cleared from the property and milled onsite. There are 12 rooms in the house, which has maple hardwood flooring and various theme rooms. The living room has African artwork, while the kitchen nods to farm civilization with images of chickens and farm animals.

Here is the only farm in Vermont where guests could milk a goat, make cheese and keep overnight.

Price: From $109

Weeds Farm Farmhouse, Healdsburg, California

Cedar shingles, white trim, a screened porch and a balcony communicate a family summer home in Manchester by the Sea that the homeowner seen while growing up.

Two classic McGuire rattan chairs comfy up a sunporch.

The living room ceilings were sandblasted to expose the texture of the fir wood grain. All the artwork in the residence is first, done mostly by California artists.

The kitchen cabinets, island base and bookshelf are solid cherry. The counters and farmhouse sink are black soapstone.

A turquoise four-poster bed brightens one of the 3 bedrooms.

Price: $750 per night (minimum three or four nights); sleeps eight

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