|Minimum Stay||1 - 2 nights|
Come Experience Life on a Small Working Farm and Enjoy Cozy Comfort at a Farm Stay in Beautiful Skagit County, Washington.
Our 30-acre farm is home to a herd of heritage Irish Dexter cattle (the smallest breed of cattle) and Shetland sheep (also a small breed). A very social pot-bellied pig, chickens, miniature donkeys, barn cats, and our collie keep life at the farm active and fun. Meet our animals, help with feeding and farm chores, collect eggs, brush the donkeys, or just relax in the peaceful country setting.
Our Farm House was built at the turn of the century and has been completely remodeled to offer comfort as well as all the modern conveniences you might desire. The 3-bedroom, 1-bath Farm House will comfortably sleep 6-8 guests: A master bedroom with a queen-size bed, a second guest bedroom with a double 4-poster bed, a third guest bedroom with a daybed and pop-up trundle, and a queen sofa bed in the living room.
The newly-remodeled bathroom has a full-size tub with shower, pedestal sink, and toilet. Crisp white towels are provided for farm stay guests.
The kitchen is fully equipped so that you can prepare your own meals—there are two ovens, electric stove top, full-size refrigerator, microwave oven, dishwasher, numerous small electrical appliances (including a coffee maker, toaster, and blender), washer and dryer. Dishes, glassware, utensils, and cookware are all provided.
Our Farm Stay is located in Sedro-Woolley, in beautiful Skagit County, Washington, about half-way between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Keywords: Farm house; peaceful, country setting; small working farm; friendly animals
Retired from white-collar professional careers, Terry has returned to his roots in Skagit County and to farming. Jean is learning to be a farmer in the only way possible: by just doing it.
Our animals--the cows, sheep, and pig--are friendly and social and are used to being around people. Many can be hand-fed treats and enjoy scratches.
We welcome visitors who are interested in learning about farm life. We delight in introducing children to farm animals and the wide-open space of our country setting.
The Owner purchased this house in 2008
The farm is nestled in a lovely valley with hills on both sides. The setting is peaceful and serene. And yet, it is only about 20 minutes from I-5, the major north-south freeway in Washington State.
The farm is located in a rich farming county where Farmer's Markets and farm stands abound. U-pick opportunities are plentiful in the Summer and Fall.
Numerous recreational activities are near by: Boating, fishing, and rafting on the Skagit River; golfing; hiking; mountain and road biking; horseback riding; skiing and snowboarding (at Mount Baker, 1.5 hours away); skateboarding.
Wake up slowly and wander out to watch the farm animals go through their morning routines. Help with morning or evening feedings (if you choose to do so). Learn that watching cows eat is an amazingly soothing experience.
Wander through the field or down the road, catching glimpses of small farm life at every farm.
Appreciate a slower pace of life, the smell of freshly-mown grass, and a dazzling display of stars on clear nights.
Local and regional major activities abound:
Woodfest in Sedro-Woolley (March)
Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon (April)
Loggerodeo in Sedro-Woolley (July)
Festival of Family Farms (throughout the county in October)
This place is a spectacular place to stay. The house is comfy, cute, and equipped with all the things from home. The owner provided us with a fresh dozen of eggs from the chickens and other great amenities. Our son celebrated his birthday at the farm, and he enjoyed all the animals. Terry gave us an impromptu hayride and mesmerized us and our friends kids. We can't wait to come back for another visit and see the animals and go hiking nearby.
Our stay at the Hoehn Bend Farm is one we will never forget. Not only was the house clean, organized (I love labeled shelves!) and comfortable but every detail had been thought of- a pack n play set out for our baby, a dozen farm fresh eggs in the fridge, an alphabetized binder with information about the house/area, supplies in the cupboards for making cookies, lots and lots of board games, etc. And the experience of being on the farm was amazing! We took the jeep out to the pasture to see the ONE day old baby calf, helped spread hay for the cows when they came into the barn, fed the miniature donkeys, played in a huge hay fort, got eggs from the chickens, took the chickens outside on a cart, went on a hay ride to pick pumpkins from their pumpkin patch, etc. I cannot recommend this experience enough for families! It was an opportunity of a lifetime. Terry and Jean are so wonderful with kids. They encouraged each one of our kids when they tried something new and were great teachers! We will be back for sure and we can't wait to see what our new experience will be like. Every visit is different!
My Wife and I and our 4 and 2 year old spent 4 wonderful days at the farm to start off our summer vacation. Terry and Jean were great to deal with making the arrangements and were there to meet us upon our arrival. The farm house was clean and comfortable and stocked with everything we could need including a dozen farm fresh eggs and some gourmet coffee. The beds had quality sheets and the bathroom was like new.
The Kids founds their bearings in no time and were making friends with the animals and posing on the tractors like they'd been born in a barn. Terry and Jean had us driving the tractors and the 1950 Jeep they have as well as taking us on Hayrides and a guided tour of the property. We helped (watched) bring in 30 acres of hay and to top it all off greeted a newborn calf on our last night which was an amazing ending to our 4 nights on the farm. Terry and Jean have found the perfect balance of giving every opportunity to have you participate with the goings on at the farm while giving time and space when its mealtime / bedtime / time to relax..... We will be back!!!
We managed a family girls weekend coinciding with the end of the tulip festival. As beautiful as the tulip fields are, we did not want to leave the farm house. It is very clean, and well appointed. We really came for the animals and were not disappointed. Terry and Jean are very gracious hosts and we enjoyed learning about the farm. Their care and dedication to their farm and guests is unequaled.
I would highly recommend this property to anyone who is looking for some tranquility and peace of mind.
Thanks again so much!
Dawn and Family from Central Washington
I loved it here alone, just me & the animals. The house is lovely, the bed is wonderful, it was nice not to have wifi or tv & just read & write. It was a great birthday present to myself & I will return soon. I had good fun antiquing close by.
No detail was missed in this perfect location. The farm house has been beautifully decorated and supplied, and everything was in place for a relaxing time in the country. Jean and Terry were wonderful, compassionate hosts... we had great email communication, and fun conversations while on the farm. Luna the Malamute enjoyed the farm rodents, while a handful of my young adult 'children' loved feeding the pig, lounging under the apple tree, playing games in the living room (they had a crack at Tiddly Winks), and just relaxing in the atmosphere. We ventured out to Burlington to visit some fruit stands, the mall, and an excellent Italian restaurant (Johnny Carino's - Monday family meals are awesome!). The farm is a delightful place to "get away from it all", yet have quick accessibilty to the "all" when wished.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 1 2015 - Sep 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$40 + Tax|
Additional guests over 6 guests (up to 2): $20/person/night.
Maximum length of stay: 14 nights.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Payment for 1st night is a non-refundable deposit that will be applied to the total payment.
See website for more information about cancellation policy.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.