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Farm Stays

Farm Stays
Experience old-fashioned family fun on the farm

Get a real sense of what makes farm life tick, and lend a hand collecting eggs and tending vegetables, or just sit back and enjoy the picturesque landscape and enjoy the fruits of the farm when meal time rolls around.

Mar Vista Cottages (Gualala). Families love these 12 housekeeping cottages nestled in dramatic coastal hills along the North Coast; kids can collect eggs and harvest berries for breakfast.

Willow Creek Ranch (Mountain Ranch). Try your hand at milking cows, quilting, and other farm tasks at this pretty ranch in rolling Gold Country foothills (day visitors also welcome).

Naylors Organic Farm Stay (Dinuba). This family-run orchard southeast of Fresno in the sunny Central Valley invites guests to pick and eat their fill of juicy, organic peaches and other stone fruits (in season mid-May to mid-August).

Mariposa Creamery (Altadena). Visit this creamery on the historic Zane Grey Estate, northeast of L.A., to learn about artisanal cheese making. Lucky guests who book early can bed down in a retro-chic Airstream trailor.

Flip Flop Ranch (Lucerne Valley). Full days of feeding chickens, making soap, and helping with other homesteading activities keep overnight guests busy at this family-friendly guest ranch on the east side of the San Bernardino Range. 

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