In the early 1880s, when the family farm was the center of American rural life, farmers regularly took in travelers who were fleeing cities for a vacation. Those 'farm stays' were the original B&Bs. Now travelers looking to get back to their roots can take farm vacations. You'll leave feeling well fed, well rested and closer to the land.
Armstrong Farms Bed + BreakfastArmstrong Farms website
1020 Ekastown Road, Saxonburg, PA 16056
An award-winning country Bed + Breakfast located 45 minutes from Pittsburgh in southeast Butler County. Idea for a romantic weekend, farm vacation or family reunion. Accommodations include the main farmhouse and two guesthouses. Activities feature outdoor photography lessons, fly-fishing and hunting.
Ber-Nita Acres Bed + BreakfastBer-Nita Acres website
151 Benett Drive, Ellwood City, PA 16117
Quiet 1860s country farmhouse in beautiful surroundings, comfortably furnished. Three 2nd floor guest rooms. Full farm-fresh breakfast. Huge sitting/meeting room.
Weatherbury FarmWeatherbury Farm website
1061 Sugar Run Road, Avella, PA 15312
Kid-friendly farm vacation. Escape to the quiet tranquility of beautiful meadows and gardens. Guests stay in six rooms in structures around the property, including the 150-year-old farmhouse and the Livery, a reconstructed stable. Meet Farmer Dale for a morning of bottle-feeding lambs and baby goats (children can earn a "Farm Kid" certificate for mastering their chores) or take a walk through the pasture with the goats. At night, soak in you claw-foot tub while gazing out the window at the darkened sky.