sheep

10 Picturesque Farms You Can Actually Stay At (But Only One We’d Recommend)

10Aug

The San Juan Islands of Puget Sound aren’t exactly the first place people think of when conjuring images of farms. However, Turtleback Farm Inn on Orcas Island is a totally legit—and picture perfect.

Think: pear and apple trees, sheep, chickens, ducks and miles of bright green hills with mountains and ocean in the distance. Like we said, swoon. The folk national-style farmhouse dates back to the end of the 19th century, but, like most of the farmhouses on our list, has been updated over the years… >>

 

raccoon

Busted: The Raccoon Files

26Jul

raccoon

This little lady was caught red handed while grabbing green apples last weekend.

If you’re a wildlife lover, our farm will keep you busy and interested – raccoon, bald eagles, woodpeckers, songbirds. Head to the pond for Kingfisher, wood ducks and mallards or to the beach for orcas, otters and crabby salmon!

 

sheep in the field

Yes, It’s Fall

26Sep

Sheep with their winter coats almost grown in are out grazing in the fields of the valley.

Prolific blackberries are ripe for the picking and impossible not to get caught up in.

It’s the quiet season, and I have to say, I like this time of the year as much as spring.

Silent, green, peaceful.

The beaches are nearly empty except for the oysters & driftwood and the local wildlife seems to reemerge when the tide of summer visitors ebbs.

And good news for you, the room rates are lower to boot.