Frequently Asked Questions
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Our web site is chocked full of information about visiting Weatherbury Farm Vacation. These FAQ's provide even more information. If you still have additional questions, please e-mail us!
What exactly is a farm vacation?
Weatherbury Farm Vacation is a working farm that
offers overnight lodging and a farm experience. Check out our
Weatherbury Farm Kids' Program!
Farm vacations are
also known as farm stays, agritourism and most recently haycations!
To avoid disappointment, book your stay as soon as you have a definite date! Some dates are booked months in advance. Please call us at (724) 587-3763 to finalize your reservations!
Baby lambs and calves are born in sync with nature and start arriving mid-May. Guests are invited to walk in the meadows -- check out our cow daycare and baby lambs jumping for joy!
Even though Weatherbury is "far from the madding crowd,"
there are a number of restaurants within 1 -15 miles -- and we have a menu
basket for browsing.
A visit to Weatherbury Farm provides children the opportunity to visit a working farm (especially difficult now that grandma lives in a beach-front condo!), a great place to unwind and to get away from the stress of the madding crowd. In fact, more and more grandparents visit Weatherbury each year to teach their grandkids about life on the farm.
Children of different ages take away differing experiences
and memories from a farm visit.
1. Farm Learning Experience with a hearty farm fresh breakfast followed each day by in-depth morning chores. Weatherbury's educational farm experience stay is appropriate for adults and children (usually 8 & older) who want to learn more about farming and agriculture. The emphasis will be on the organic and sustainable production methods used at Weatherbury Farm.
2. Farm Stay
with a light farm fresh breakfast.
Light morning chores
eggs and, perhaps feeding baby
3. Group farm stays -- rent all three suites for a family
& friends get-together. Light farm fresh breakfast. Light
will be offered on one or both mornings. Enjoy
life on the farm and/or explore the countryside.
Farm stay visitors are invited to participate in our Weatherbury Farm Kids Program.
One of the most asked questions prospective guests ask is "is my child a good age to visit Weatherbury Farm?
So we though we would include some thank-you notes received from children:
"I love the farm The farm is the best place ever." Age 5
"Dear Farmer Dale, I had so much fun on the farm and I'm glad that you do this for children." Age 8
"Dear Farmer Dale, Thank you for letting me do the chores in the morning. Also thank you for giving me my certificate at breakfast. I hope I can come back." Age 9
"Dear Tudor Family, Thanks for a wonderful farm vacation! I enjoyed it a lot. I had fun taking care of the animals. Thanks again!" Age 9
"Thanks, Tudor Family, for an Amazing farm vacation! I had a blast! I am sure you will see me again at the farm soon!" Age 13
"Dear Farmer Dale, Marcy & Nigel, We had a wonderful time this weekend learning about the operation of your cattle farm and your daily morning chores. Thanks so much!" Age 14 & 15
One mother of a toddler told us that we should charge more for toddlers (!) as the sensory and experiential stimuli are invaluable.
You might also enjoy reading 3 1/2 year old Vania's journal of her visit to the farm (in PDF format).
Our hearty farm breakfast, served Saturdays and Sundays, during our farm experience stays at 8:30 am, features family favorites. Every breakfast has an egg dish and pancakes. Meals are plentiful and delicious.
On farm stay weekends, a lighter farm fresh breakfast is served with an egg casserole one day and pancakes the other.
During our traditional bed and breakfast stays a continental breakfast is offered.
When you make your reservation, we'll check with you on any special dietary requirements you might have.
Because we are farming three times as many acres as a few years ago, Weatherbury Farm is only open on select weekends in June, July and August. Nonetheless, we hope you will delight in a stay at Weatherbury Farm.
Here's a brief listing of driving times to Weatherbury Farm.
No jacuzzis -- our farm water supply couldn't handle
them. We do have clawfoot tubs in the livery
1061 Sugar Run Road
Avella, Pennsylvania 15312
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