If sampling at farmers markets and touring local wineries doesn’t quite fill that harvest appetite, visitors can also experience Pennsylvania’s agriculture product in a hands-on way by staying overnight at a local farm. Many of these agritourism experiences even allow visitors to get their hands dirty by helping out with family farm chores or taking part in picking this year’s harvest. For a list of farm stays, please visit the following link: http://www.visitpa.com/media/story-idea/pennsylvania-farm-stays.
Eby’s Pequea Farm B&B - Dutch Country Roads
Between Paradise and Intercourse in scenic Lancaster County is this seventh generation, family owned dairy farm where guests have been entertained for 33 years. Milk a cow, feed a calf beside covered bridges, water gardens and visit in the home of Amish neighbors in a farm that has operated since 1814.
Weatherbury Farm – Pittsburgh and its Countryside
Join Farmer Dale for morning chores at this kid-friendly farm vacation where visitors can make down-on-the-farm memories by exploring meadows and gardens and meeting the farm’s cows, chickens and sheep. Recommended as the perfect farm stay in Everyday with Rachel Ray Magazine, visitors will leave appreciating the little things in life.
Berry Fields Farm - Upstate PA
Berry Fields Farm is located in the beautiful Endless Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, a location chosen for its seclusion and unspoiled simplicity. Visitors can stay in the guest house, shop in the farm store, eat a meal in the dining room or tour the grounds. This hidden treasure has been featured on the Today Show and in The New York Times.
Mountaindale Farm - Valleys of the Susquehanna
This 175-acre general farm is secluded, yet very accessible to nearby state parks. Guests may help with barn chores year-round and interact with farm animals including sheep, goats, cattle, horses, geese, ducks, chickens and dogs. Extremely spacious, the farm is accustomed to hosting group events and family reunions.
Wester Farm B&B Cottages - Pennsylvania’s Great Lakes Region
In l976, the Wester Jersey Farm began with a family cow named Dumplins and soon, one cow turned into more than 100 dairy cows. Farmer Al and his family began inviting folks in for breakfast and with the addition of a guest bed, the farm became a bed and breakfast. Now, guests from all over the country are welcomed to mingle with the cows and rest in one of the four cottages on the scenic property.
Elver Valley B&B and Cabin - Philadelphia and the Countryside
Visitors will enjoy a ranch-style bed and breakfast complete with swings and a petting pasture of animals to feed. A seasonal cabin is also available as guests enjoy the spacious lawn and pond, perfect for boating, fishing and swimming.
Hummerhaven Farmstead - Dutch Country Roads
Visitors are invited to help with the feeding and care of exotic and heritage breeds: mini donkeys, Pot belly pitg, Nigerian dwarf goats, Babydoll sheep, mini horses and more. Located near Hershey Park, Knoebels and Indian Echo Caverns, this farm is the perfect destination for your family.
Olde Stone Guesthouse B&B-Brandywine Valley
The Olde Stone Guesthouse began in the late 1700s when the original buildings were constructed. Later they were used as part of the Underground Railroad to hide slaves who were escaping to freedom in the North. The bed and breakfast is nestled among acres of farmland near the border of Lancaster and Chester counties. Visitors can take a relaxing stroll through the garden or enjoy viewing the horses in the meadow.
Rocky Acre Farm B&B-Dutch Country Roads
Located in Lancaster County, the 200-year-old dairy farm was once part of the Underground Railroad. Visitors get the experience of working on a dairy farm by feeding a newborn calf or gathering eggs from the henhouse. In the morning, guests are served a family-style breakfast including pancakes, waffles or French toast with homemade preserves. In the evening guests can take a hayride through the rolling hills of Lancaster County.