Oregon Farm Getaways are a fun way to spend a weekend or a few days just relaxing and experiencing life on a farm. Interact with the animals, help with harvesting crops, go horseback riding or just go on long walks and relax with a good book when you get back.
Whatever you do, this is a great way to renew your spirit and get away from the hustle and bustle of life. These are romantic getaways for you and your sweetheart to enjoy. Most of them are great for families and some are perfect for family reunions. Some of these Oregon Farm Getaways are old homesteads.
You have the choice of different areas in Oregon:
At Wine Country Farm you can stay at an Oregon winery near Dundee surrounded by vineyards and trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. You can arrange for a tour of Oregon Wine Country on horseback, visit the nearby Evergreen Museum with Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose, visit the Oregon Coast and Portland, both of which are only an hour away. Both rooms and suites have spectacular views and one has a fireplace and a private entrance. This bed and breakfast is mentioned in the best selling book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.
White Oak Farm is a 22-acre working farm one mile from Fern Ridge Lake outside of Eugene. Here you can get up close and personal with horses, sheep, and pigs. The lambs are born late winter and in the fall. The accommodation is a two-room suite with deck and private entrance. Breakfast is included and there is a minimum of a two night's stay.
Nestled in the hills of the Coast Range near Philomath and Corvallis is Leaping Lamb Farm. This is an old Oregon homestead that has been a farm since the land was first cleared by the Spencer family. Today the farm raises sheep and turkeys. Other animals include chickens, geese, a peacock, and the farm's dogs and cats. The accommodation is a two-bedroom cabin with decks overlooking the orchards and pastures. The cabin has a fully equipped kitchen and washer and dryer. If you are there during the right season you may pick your own blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, plums, apples, grapes, and lettuce to include in your meals. The cabin sleeps six and is suitable for couples and families.
The Clear Creek Inn is a place you can enjoy all four seasons of the year. Clear Creek Farm is located near the Wallowa Mountains near Halfway Oregon. In the 1840's this was a rest stop for the wagon trains traveling the Oregon Trail. Today it is a working cattle ranch. It has two trout and bass ponds and an orchard with plum, apple, peach, and pear trees.
The old farmhouse overlooks the Pine Valley where you can enjoy birdwatching, biking, horseback riding, hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. The rooms are large and all have private baths. There is one family suite.
Also nestled at the foot of the Wallowa Mountains near Joseph, Oregon is Whitetail Farm Bed and Breakfast. Rooms have views of the valley or the mountains, queensize beds, and private baths with clawfoot tubs. There are facilities for stabling your own horses. Farm animals include chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, goats, mules, horses, a donkey, a llama, cats and a collie. This is my favorite of all the Oregon Farm Getaways.
If you have ever wanted to stay at a real live working cattle ranch, staying at the Aspen Ridge Resort located just north of the California-Oregon border near Bly, Oregon will fit the bill.
Aspen Ridge Resort is set on the 14,000 acre Fishhole Creek Ranch. Here you can stay in a log cabin with all the modern conveniences and look out over a high mountain meadow where the cattle are grazing. Or you can stay in a room in the lodge. You can watch the cowboys as they work with the cattle during the summer months. The cattle return to the ranch from the California pastures during May. Activities include fishing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, tennis, and swimming. During the winter months when snow is on the ground you can enjoy snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. The lodge has a restaurant and a bar.
View From Cornucopia Lodge
Base Camp Baker
The Cornucopia Lodge is located in the Wallowa Mountains on the edge of the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Visitors stay here because they love trail riding through the mountains on horseback in the summer or snowmobiling in the winter. You can rent a room in the lodge itself or rent one of the cabins.
The best way to get an idea of what Cornucopia Lodge is all about is to watch the video below. It is an episode of The Horse Show with Rick Lamb and it goes into detail about what the lodge has to offer. It also tells about the nearby gold mining ghost town of Cornucopia.
The video also has some commercials for horse clothes and horse food. I found them kind of interesting and the horse wearing what looks like a large pioneer woman's dress is kind of funny.
This is the place to go for some serious horseback riding and don't worry if you have never riden before. Many have gone before you and had a great time. Call (800) 742-6115 (toll free) or (541) 742-4500 (local) for more information or a brochure. Do watch the video so you can see the fantastic scenery of this part of Oregon.
The Ashland Mountain House sits on what was once a 4,000 acre cattle ranch just half a mile from Emigrant Lake and five miles from Ashland, Oregon. The farmhouse started out as an inn for travelers on the Oregon/California Gold Trail, settlers and their wagon trains, and later as a stage coach stop.The house was totally refurbished starting in 2002 and today it has large bedrooms furnished with antiques as is the rest of the house. Each room has a private bathroom. Enjoy a breakfast with homemade scones, pancakes, sausages, bacon, and fruit in the dining room or the veranda. If you just want to be alone with your sweetie at breakfast, you can have your own private table.
Ashland Mountain House is surrounded by neighbor's farmland which allows it to retain the feel the inn had 100 years ago.
Lonesome Duck Ranch is located north of Klamath Falls, Oregon and less than an hour south of Crater Lake. There are cabins and cottages that are perfect for just one or two people on up to eight people.
People come here for the world-class fishing in the Williamson River, birdwatching, photography, biking, canoeing, and kayaking. Boats and canoes are available from the resort. Winter activities are cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.Edit
Green Springs Box R Ranch is a 1,500 acre ranch located in Oregon's Cascade Mountains near Ashland. You can enjoy all the farm animals and even collect your own eggs for your breakfast. You will be spending a lot of time outdoors where you can go horseback riding, swimming, hiking, and mountain biking.
There are several cabins on the ranch. You could rent all of them for a very large group up to 34 people. Aspen Cabin is a real log cabin. It has three bedrooms and sleeps up to eight people. Lakeview Log Guest House has four bedrooms and sleeps up to 16 people. Enquire about the other cabins available.
Green Springs Box R Ranch is also a great place for a destination wedding in their Great Western Hall.
Just 13 miles from Sisters, Oregon sits the Long Hollow Ranch where you can truly enjoy the dude ranch experience. You can choose to just relax and soak in the atmosphere or join in with the workings of a truly authentic cattle ranch. You can even participate in a real live cattle drive. Other activities include fishing in the ranch's well-stocked reservoirs and horseback riding around the ranch or on the nearby rimrock.
You have the choice between a room in the ranch house or a cottage. Enjoy delicious home-cooked meals before and after your activities.