Plan a Cozy Farm Stay and Connect with Springtime Nature.
LivCo is filled with opportunities for outdoor adventure. From kayaking to hiking, biking to waterfall chasing, however you like to play in Mother Nature, you can find your favorite activities here — and they’re extra-enjoyable during the springtime, when the landscape overflows with flora and fauna coming to life after a long winter. However, you don’t have to limit your outdoor fun to your daytime explorations around the region. You can immerse yourself in LivCo’s best outdoor spots even further, thanks to cozy farm stays that put you right in the middle of it all, night and day.
A unique accommodation option, farm stays allow you to see the inner workings of a farm during your visit, and, in the spring, LivCo’s farms are busier than ever, welcoming the cutest new residents to the barnyard, from adorable calves to lambs, friendly chicks to ducklings. If this sounds exactly like the quaint and relaxing retreat you’ve been dreaming of, keep reading to learn more about three farm stays in LivCo.
Take a Rustic Ride at Letchworth FarmBack to Top of List
Nunda, New York
On nearly 90 acres and adjacent to the beautiful Letchworth State Park, Letchworth Farm is a working horse farm with two spacious guesthouses overlooking the fields. Both guesthouses can fit four travelers, so they’re perfect for a small group of friends or a family and each is outfitted with everything you need for a comfortable stay in this rural retreat. Both offer WiFi (so you can get a little remote work done, if you really can’t unplug at the moment), lots of space to spread out and relax (both indoors and out), kitchens and dining areas and other desirable features. They’re even equipped with wood-burning stoves, so you can cozy up on a chilly evening.
Of course, since this is a farm stay, you’re not expected to hide away in your guesthouse all day. The farm offers guided trail rides throughout the property to its guests, allowing you to explore the fields and forests on horseback (no experience necessary!).
Spend a Day Exploring a Charming Working FarmBack to Top of List
Avon, New York
Built in 1894, the Charlton Farm is a pastoral hideaway with historic appeal. Sitting on 30 acres in Avon, and within close reach of wineries, breweries and other LivCo attractions, the property was once owned by a stagecoach manufacturer. While the days of stagecoaches are long gone, a stay on this farm still provides plenty of 19th-century charm and elegance that really does make you feel as if you were spending the night at a rich stagecoach baron’s country estate.
There are seven guest rooms available on the farm, outfitted with antique furnishings but upgraded to ensure all your modern-day needs are met. When you’re ready to explore beyond your guest room, you’ll find the working farm is just that — hard at work producing a range of fresh fruits and veggies, as well as providing a home for barnyard animals including chickens, sheep, bunnies, alpacas and a few farm dogs. So, start your day with a wholesome farmhouse breakfast, give the alpacas a pet, feed the chickens, explore the surrounding area by bike or canoe, and then top off the day on the farm with a drink by the fire pit.
Book a Stay at an Historic FarmhouseBack to Top of List
Avon, New York
Another historic farm property awaits in Avon. Built in 1852, The Farmhouse at Kindred Ground Farm is a great fit if you’re looking for a spot to stay with a group and enjoy some privacy, but also potentially access the nearby historic barn, which is used for events. All of the above is why The Farmhouse and broader property are a popular option for weddings and wedding parties. Not seeking a private stay or no upcoming event to book? No worries! There’s no need to rent the entire farmhouse; you can book a singular room, too.
Regardless of your reason for scheduling a stay at The Farmhouse, though, you’ll enjoy the expansive space, with its six bedrooms, modern kitchen, lots of living space and big front porch facing the Genesee River Valley. If there’s no event occurring at The Barn, be sure to request a tour and check out the former working dairy farm’s silos and corn crib.
ALREADY BOOKED YOUR STAY? YOU CAN STILL EXPERIENCE LIVCO’S AGRITOURISM SCENE.
Even if you’ve already booked a stay at one of LivCo’s many accommodation options, you can still experience agritourism and local farms in many other ways. One of the best parts about spring’s arrival is the colors and creatures returning to the rolling hills and woodlands of the region. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the flora and fauna of springtime, here’s where to take your camera and connect with nature.
Farmer's Daughters MarketBack to Top of List
Nunda, New York
Located near the Finger Lakes Trail, Genesee Valley Greenway, and Letchworth State Park, stop by this roadside stand for locally sourced goods, produce and fresh baked treats! Oh, and there are baby goats.
Talulah's Fancy Wildflower FarmBack to Top of List
Lima, New York
Along the banks of Spring Brook on Route 15A in Lima, New York, Talulah’s Fancy Wildflower Farm opens the first weekend in May this year. Visit their unique outdoor art studio and gallery where you can expect to see wildflower meadows, an array of potted backyard perennials, fresh-cut floral bouquets, and pottery pairings, as well as a large selection of one-of-a-kind nature-inspired jewelry designs!
Fire Creek FarmsBack to Top of List
Livonia, New York
Owned by husband and wife, Kylie and Jake Stevens, Fire Creek Farms raises pigs, cows, chickens, turkeys, and honeybees. Stop by their on-site farm store to pick up locally sourced products, fresh eggs, meats, and their custom-made kitchen items including cutting boards and coffee mugs
Promethus FarmsBack to Top of List
Livonia, New York
Close to Conesus Lake, this farm market features fruits and veggies, locally grown produce, dairy products, and flowers. Explore their small on-site café where you can enjoy craft coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and homemade treats. Plus, there are goats you can hang out and interact with (and goat products you'll want to take home).
Valley View FarmsteadBack to Top of List
Dansville, New York
Visit the Valley View Farmstead from spring to fall to pick up beautiful bouquets, flower jars or single stems. They offer farm-to-table arrangements and bouquet subscriptions as well as a traveling bouquet bar and U-cut events for hire. Whether it be a wedding, baby shower or just a fun night with the girls, you can make any event memorable by renting the flower trailer for any occasion from late June to October.
Parker's Old Time FarmBack to Top of List
Springwater, New York
A family homestead style farm located in Springwater, Parker's is just up the hill from Hemlock Lake. Everything here is done consciously and sustainably to provide a source for all-natural, high-quality local foods and products. Supporting small farms is a great way to get close to where your food comes from.