Last Updated November 6, 2020 11/6/2020

Top 15 Farm Stay Vacation Rentals in the Northeast

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There are lots of different styles of Airbnbs and VRBO properties that you can choose to have a unique local experience when you travel. But one of the best ways to experience the New England area is to book a farm stay where you can live in an old-style farmhouse for a while, interact with farm animals, or just enjoy the slower pace of a peaceful lifestyle. Here are some of the best farm stay vacation rentals in the Northeastern U.S.

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Organic Farm Artistic Spacious Eco-Loft – Franklin, Maine Inside Organic Farm Artistic Spacious Four-Bed Eco-Loft
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Inside Organic Farm Artistic Spacious Four-Bed Eco-Loft

Organic Farm Artistic Spacious Eco-Loft – Franklin, Maine

This farm stay in Maine accommodates up to six people and has three bedrooms and one bath. It’s 45 minutes from Bar Harbor and is a rustic farm apartment with a full kitchen stocked with breakfast foods and farm vegetables that can be bought in season. You can even purchase organic homemade wine when you stay here! This is a second-story space with a 40-foot deck that overlooks the Schoodic Mountain and Hollow. There’s a small third-story cupola with skylights here for extra sleeping space. You’ll get a full kitchen, functional-yet-spotty internet, two composting toilets, a shower/bath, and laundry available for longer stays. This space used to be an art gallery, and some prints and sculptures are still here and available for sale.

Fat Sheep Farm & Cabins, Ascutney Cabin – Windsor, Vermont Outside Ascutney Cabin
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Fat Sheep Farm & Cabins, Ascutney Cabin – Windsor, Vermont

This Vermont farm stay is listed on Airbnb and accommodates five guests in an area that feels secluded but is only 10 minutes from I-91 and 11 miles from Woodstock and Quechee. There are four additional cabins here that are also available for rent. When you stay here, you’ll be on a small working farm on 60 acres of land that is used for growing vegetables and has dairy sheep and chickens. You’ll have your own porch with Adirondack chairs, heat, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and a full kitchen here. It’s also ADA-friendly and pet-friendly with a $20 per night pet fee. Ask about taking a farm tour and visiting with the farm animals.

New England Pastoral Farm Setting on 100 Acres – Newport, New Hampshire New England Pastoral Farm Setting on 100 Acres
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New England Pastoral Farm Setting on 100 Acres

New England Pastoral Farm Setting on 100 Acres – Newport, New Hampshire

Another VRBO farm stay is this 1,200-square-foot house that sleeps up to five people. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom and is one of two cottages available to rent on the property. It’s on a 100-acre farm that was established in 1790 and offers farm-fresh eggs for breakfast and a pool for relaxing. Lake Sunapee State Park is 10 minutes away for water sports, hiking, and skiing. This is a great choice for experiencing rural New England while still being less than two hours from Boston.

Flamig Farm Staycation – West Simsbury, Connecticut Front of Flamig Farm Staycation
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Front of Flamig Farm Staycation

Flamig Farm Staycation – West Simsbury, Connecticut

Enjoy the charm of rural Connecticut when you stay at this farmhouse for up to five people. Here you’ll find a second-story balcony with a grill, table, and chairs, as well as lots of books and toys for kids. There is a full kitchen here, Wi-Fi, and free access to the petting zoo to see the animals. There are additional fees for the farm tour, collecting eggs, pony rides, and hayrides. This is a great place to celebrate a child’s birthday!

Coyote's Den at The Howling Woods – Tremont, Maine Exterior of Coyote's Den at The Howling Woods
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Exterior of Coyote's Den at The Howling Woods

Coyote's Den at The Howling Woods – Tremont, Maine

This Maine farm stay is for two people and in a village of tiny homes. From here, you can hike to the western mountains, bike three miles to picnic by the ocean, and drive to nearby places for theater, seafood, and more. The home is in a seven-acre forest and has fresh vegetables and herbs in the gardens. There are also goats, fowl, a mini-horse, songbirds, and fresh eggs at the farm. Dogs are allowed here. Stay here for a rustic experience that’s off the grid but still comfortable with a wood stove during cold months.

Beautifully Restored Farmhouse – Bar Harbor, Maine Exterior of Vacation at a Working Farm in a Beautifully Restored Farmhouse
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Exterior of Vacation at a Working Farm in a Beautifully Restored Farmhouse

Beautifully Restored Farmhouse – Bar Harbor, Maine

You’ll also love vacationing at this working farm with an 1,800-square-foot restored farmhouse that dates back to 1890. It sleeps eight people and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There’s a portable crib here for very young guests and lots of room to play, as well as children’s books for a family-friendly atmosphere. Other features of this space are laundry machines with laundry supplies, barns and farm animals that you can pet, a private hiking trail that connects to Acadia National Park, and front yard with a firepit for making s’mores. The national park is just a mile from here. Guests here enjoy the nice deck, all the amenities of home, and being able to bring their pets along for a small fee.

Cottage on The Farm – Moreau, New York Front of Cottage on The Farm
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Front of Cottage on The Farm

Cottage on The Farm – Moreau, New York

Here’s a farm stay in New York that’s ideal for small families, couples, and solo travelers. This is a cozy cottage on a farm with unique rustic décor to give you a taste of rural life. The hosts have partnered with a couple who owns horses to offer guided horseback riding around the 70-acre farm. When you stay here, you can also purchase farm-raised beef, farm-raised chicken, have the opportunity to butcher your own chicken, and get fresh eggs that you collect yourself (the first dozen is complimentary). Guest access also includes a hot tub, gym, charcoal grill, coffee and tea, snowshoes, and walking sticks.

3-Bedroom Farmhouse on 100-Acre Farm – Walpole, New Hampshire 3-Bedroom Farmhouse on 100-Acre Farm
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3-Bedroom Farmhouse on 100-Acre Farm

3-Bedroom Farmhouse on 100-Acre Farm – Walpole, New Hampshire

Here’s a 1,200-square-foot farmhouse that you can rent on VRBO that sleeps eight people and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It’s on a 100-acre working farm in one of the most picturesque places in all of New England. The first floor has a kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedroom, while the second floor has two bedrooms and a bathroom. There’s also a sofa bed on the first floor. This is a true farm experience that gives guests access to a farm store that sells pasture-raised meats, homemade jams, locally made maple syrup, eggs, and honey. Get outside on the walking trail to go over to the orchard to pick in-season fruit or to visit the chocolate shop, farmers’ markets, petting farms, and winery. End your day in a rocking chair on the porch that overlooks the fields.

Authentic Farmhouse Close to Stowe – Morristown, Vermont Authentic Farmhouse Close to Stowe
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Authentic Farmhouse Close to Stowe

Authentic Farmhouse Close to Stowe – Morristown, Vermont

Here’s a very popular private room farm stay that’s available on Airbnb on the Antiquity Acres farm. It was built in 1902 and restored in 1988, and it is minutes from Stowe on 134 acres of a working horse farm. There are spring-fed swimming ponds, walking trails, and a continental breakfast here with fresh baked goods. Guests can use the mountain bikes, kayaks, and snowshoes onsite. Let the owner know in advance if you’d like to use the kitchen for cooking.

Classic New England Farmhouse – Boothbay, Maine Front of Classic New England Farmhouse
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Front of Classic New England Farmhouse

Classic New England Farmhouse – Boothbay, Maine

You can walk to the ocean for kayaking and nature trails from this farmhouse that sleeps up to six people. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a bright kitchen, fenced back door, and doggie door for your pup. You’ll have a shared bathroom here and a separate laundry room to use, while guests also enjoy the wraparound porch with rocking chairs at this New England farmhouse.

Lavender Farm Private Luxury Suite – South Kingstown, Rhode Island Lavender Farm Private Luxury Suite
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Lavender Farm Private Luxury Suite

Lavender Farm Private Luxury Suite – South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Another popular farm stay is this Rhode Island rental that has one bedroom and one bath to accommodate up to four guests. The Airbnb rental space is a luxury suite above a lavender field on 14 acres of land. The farm here has alpacas, sheep, a llama, donkey, chickens, ducks, guinea hens, geese, and a peacock. There are about 4,000 lavender plants here and a gazebo at the center of the field that you can use. Dogs are not allowed here. The suite is on the second floor and accessible by stairs. For an add-on experience, ask about the gourmet lavender-inspired dinner!

Pie in the Sky Farm Retreat – Marshfield, Vermont Pie in the Sky Farm Retreat
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Pie in the Sky Farm Retreat

Pie in the Sky Farm Retreat – Marshfield, Vermont

This 2,000-square-foot farmhouse sleeps six people and is available to rent on VRBO. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and is on 120 acres. It’s a great way to experience 1800s rural living with modern updates. The owner lives next door and has lovely food and flower gardens here. You’ll also have hiking trails on the property and it’s a short country drive from restaurants and ponds.

Carriage Barn – Marlboro, Vermont Garden at Carriage Barn
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Garden at Carriage Barn

Carriage Barn – Marlboro, Vermont

The Carriage Barn is a farm stay in a two-level apartment that’s private and has lots of fresh country air and wooded trails to enjoy. Couples and solo travelers with pets enjoy staying here. It’s kind of like being in a well-appointed cabin with a full kitchen, queen-size bed, and a bathroom with a shower. The host makes snowshoes available in the winter, and there is a farm stand and berry batch nearby for local produce.

Equestrian Apartment Near Beaches, Golf & Restaurants – Richmond, Rhode Island View of Equestrian Apartment Near Beaches, Golf and Restaurants
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View of Equestrian Apartment Near Beaches, Golf and Restaurants

Equestrian Apartment Near Beaches, Golf & Restaurants – Richmond, Rhode Island

There are miles of groomed hiking trails at this working horse farm that is eight miles from the beaches and golf courses. The farm stay can host up to four guests in its rustic one-bedroom apartment above a working horse barn. The first-floor kitchen and dining area are shared spaces with horse riders and stable renters during the day. You can even bring your own horse to stay for an extra charge.

Berlin Trails Inn and Farm – Berlin, New Hampshire View of Berlin Trails Inn and Farm
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View of Berlin Trails Inn and Farm

Berlin Trails Inn and Farm – Berlin, New Hampshire

Enjoy a rustic, cabin-style room with log furniture and all the comforts of home when you book this Airbnb farm stay. There is a private entrance to the bedrooms, but all rooms share a common kitchen and bathroom. Come here for kayaking, fishing, wild berry picking, cookouts, skiing, and snowshoeing – depending on what season it is. It’s a true farm experience with gardens, barns, chickens, goats, and apple trees.

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