May_slideshow_farmstay1
Enjoy 42 acres of pastureland and proximity to millions of acres of public lands rich with wildlife at Barking Mad Farm in Enterprise.
May_slideshow_farmstay2
At Long Hollow Ranch in Sisters, there’s always something to join in on: moving cows, fixing fences or harvesting hay.
May_slideshow_farmstay3
Leaping Lamb Farm Stay in Alsea invites visitors to enjoy the rustic charm of its farm cottage. Guests can help collect eggs, feed the lambs and visit with the resident donkey. (Photo credit: Dennis Rivera / Leaping Lamb Farm Stay)

Staying at a farm or ranch in Oregon is all about tradeoffs. Trading your alarm clock for the rooster’s crow, that breakfast snack bar for a plate of farm fresh eggs and an evening in front of the TV for sunset on the porch. Make the trade and unplug at these farm and ranches around the state.

Bleats and Sheets

Just east of Grants Pass in the town of Rogue River, Pholia Farm Creamery and Dairy houses guests in a 1970 Airstream trailer on its 24-acre off-grid goat farm. Help feed the Nigerian Dwarf goats, take a cheese-making class (Pholia makes award-winning, handmade aged and raw milk cheeses) or take a hike in the forested foothills.

Sit. Stay.

As the name suggests, Barking Mad Farm in Enterprise welcomes your four-legged friends to wipe their paws on the welcome mat. Enjoy 42 acres of pastureland (with many off-leash romping spots) and proximity to millions of acres of public lands rich with wildlife. Cozy suites offer views of the Wallowa Valley.

In the Orchard

The 40-acre farm at Draper Girls Country Farm just south of Hood River sprawls at the feet of Mt. Hood. Relax in the country cottage at the heart of this U-pick fruit farm, which grows cherries, apples, pears, and strawberries, and operates the only fresh juice cidery in the region.

Farmly Fun
Located between the Willamette Valley and the Coast Range, Leaping Lamb Farm Stay in Alsea invites visitors to enjoy the rustic charm of its farm cottage. Guests can help collect eggs, feed the lambs and visit with the resident donkey. Fresh eggs, fruit and vegetables can be purchased on site for DIY meals.

Cattle Call

At Long Hollow Ranch, a working cattle ranch in Sisters, there’s always something to join in on: moving cows, fixing fences or harvesting hay. Enjoy hearty home-cooked meals and comfortable rooms in the historic ranch house. Fill your days with trail rides, fly fishing and hiking in the Central Oregon mountains.

 

about author Eileen Garvin

Eileen Garvin lives and writes in Hood River. When she’s not hunched over her keyboard or digging in the garden, you can find her mountain biking, kiteboarding, hiking, skiing or camping somewhere in Oregon.

Flag as Incorrect

Is any of the information on this page incorrect?

If you liked this, you may be interested in our other Oregon Food Trips. Go see them here!

Learn about all of Oregon’s Food Trips

These maps and directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, or other events may cause road conditions to differ from the map results. For travel options, weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941.

Share your thoughts Comments

Have something to say? Your Comment

  1. Beth Shorey says…

    Our stay at Leaping Lamb Farm was nothing short of spectacular. A home run for sure!

    Written on May 6th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
Close
Win a Pendleton Blanket

WIN A PENDLETON
CRATER LAKE
BLANKET

Subscribe to the Travel Oregon email newsletter and be entered to win a commemorative Crater Lake Pendleton Blanket.

Click here for terms and conditions.

You're almost there!
Click the link in the email we just sent you to confirm your subscription.

Hmm, something went wrong, please try later.