The Happy Traveler sticks to two-lane blacktops and can’t resist a dirt road in the woods – and some of those roads lead to charming, one-of-a-kind farms. Pursue your happiness and experience Pennsylvania’s storied agriculture legacy in a hands-on way at one of these farm stays, and rest easy as you soak in your rural surroundings.
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 47 years. Pick sweet corn, feed a calf beside covered bridges, water gardens and visit the home of Amish neighbors on a farm that has operated since 1814.
Weatherbury Farm - Pittsburgh and its Countryside
Join Farmer Dale for morning chores at this kid-friendly vacation, where visitors can make down-on-the-farm memories by exploring meadows and gardens and meeting the farm’s cows, chickens and sheep. This organic farm only has grass-fed beef and sheep with certified organic grains. Recommended as the perfect farm stay in Everyday with Rachel Ray Magazine, Weatherbury will leave visitors appreciating the little things in life.
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 or two farm house suites 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 for guests to 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-bellied pigs, Nigerian dwarf goats, Babydoll sheep, mini horses and more. The farm is involved in a number of stewardship and conservation practices for grasslands, wetlands, ponds and forested areas. Guests are invited to help identify and enhance these habitats and wildlife structures. Located near Hersheypark®, Knoebels and Indian Echo Caverns, this farm is the perfect destination for your family.
Olde Stone Guesthouse B&B - Philadelphia and the Countryside
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, offering visitors a relaxing stroll through the garden or a view of horses in the meadow.
Rocky Acre Farm B&B - Dutch Country Roads
Located in Lancaster County, the 200-year-old dairy farm was also 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.
Berry Fields Farm - Upstate PA
Located in the beautiful Endless Mountains of northeastern PA with spectacular views of the surrounding landscape, Berry Fields Farm welcomes all guests to sit back, relax and enjoy the unspoiled simplicity of their rural farm. Whether you’re picking blueberries in the late summer months, collecting sap in the winter or visiting the local farm store, there’s always something to do during your stay. With grass-fed cattle, an organic garden and an abundance of fruits and vegetables, guests can experience everything there is to love about life on the farm.
Farm of Peace -Dutch Country Roads
This 150-acre farm in Warfordsburg, Pa., allows visitors to experience life in the country at this quiet and peaceful farm stay, surrounded by lush woodlands and stunning vistas of the rolling hills and nearby Allegheny foothills. Guests can interact with chickens, sheep and lamb; hike along the farm’s 150 acres of fields, woods and seasonal streams; or bicycle along the nearby C&O Canal towpath.