Experience farm life the old fashioned way. Enjoy solitude and beautiful natural scenery while staying in a newly renovated 1890's home with all the modern amenities of a 1930's farm house. Located 12 miles from Lanesboro.
Schmidt Farm is a visitor friendly family farm with a passion of sharing our experiences with others, bringing you closer to our roots in agriculture.
Located in the beautiful hills of Southeast Minnesota, this property is available for you to enjoy a hands on farm experience or just a secluded get away. Our farm borders the east side of Forestville State Park in an area abundant with wildlife and outdoor recreational opportunities.
We share our farm with a variety of species including horses, donkeys, Icelandic sheep, goats, chickens, llama, cats & dogs. Each of these animals provide for the farm a specific function helping add to the sustainability of the farming system.
Private hiking trails are available for your exploration as well as direct hike-in access to Forestville State Park.
Karen offers a variety of skills development opportunities for an additional charge including soap making, candle making and fiber arts. We also offer opportunities for hiking with 4-legged friends (including donkey, llama, goat).
Learn about organic vegetable growing with our large garlic and asparagus gardens.
Paul would also love to share with you our experience off-setting electrical u mesage through our solar panels arrays.
You choose your level of involvement with the hosts.
*If you have additional family or friends who wish to join in the experience, contact the hosts directly to discuss camping options in addition to the farm house.
Fall is a great time to enjoy the farm. Experience the beautiful fall colors, watch the harvest activity and sheep shearing, enjoy cool evenings by the campfire & explore the openness of the forest in the fall.
As we move into the fall season, the farm animals will start to move to our home farm as the pasture slows down for the year. ** all animals are now moved to the home farm for winter shelter**
Winter offers many offers many different opportunities on the farm. Trails are available to explore by hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. A perfect winter getaway.
Holiday gatherings are a great reason to get together on the farm. Whether you need a home to host your family event or a cozy place for relatives to stay, Schmidt Farm is also available for these types of gatherings.
Spring lambing season on Schmidt Farm is a popular time for visitors. Contact Karen to schedule a stay when new lambs are expecting to be born.
See Schmidt Farm on Facebook to meet the animals see what is going on here this week!
This property is not available for hunting. Motorized recreational vehicles are not allowed.