Weatherbury Farm Vacation

 

"The notion that living on a farm could be a vacation is not new, but it's a concept whose time has arrived. Have children ever been less aware of rural life"
The Baltimore Sun 
May 19, 2002

"...a destination where families can spend a week or a weekend experiencing hands-on farm life."
Pennsylvania Magazine 
March/April 1999

Weatherbury Farm Vacation
1061 Sugar Run Road
Avella, Pennsylvania 15312

Phone: (724) 587-3763

E-mail: info@weatherburyfarm.com

Hosts: Dale, Marcy & Nigel Tudor






 

 


It’s the 21st century and Grandma no longer lives on the family farm. We invite you to stay with us at our family farm and make some down-on-the-farm memories.

Children who stay for two or more nights are invited to participate in our “Official Weatherbury Farm Kid” program. Each family receives a packet (filled with coloring and activity books) about farming. Younger children do chores and complete a picture worksheet; older children have fun doing chores and learning with our "Farm Workbook."

Children who complete the program are awarded an "Official  Weatherbury Farm Kid" certificate.

 Children of all ages will enjoy helping Farmer Dale with morning chores. They will become acquainted with  goats, rabbits, ducks, chickens, geese, sheep and cattle. Weatherbury is a working farm.

Nestled amid the serenity of 100+ acres of rolling farmland in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Weatherbury Farm is a quiet place, far from the madding crowd, where meadows and gardens, fields and valleys, cows, sheep and chickens combine to create a perfect setting of tranquil relaxation. Here the gentle amenities of life are still observed.

 To stay at Weatherbury Farm is to experience the richness and warmth of a period when welcoming friends or strangers was a cultivated art.  Guest rooms,  located in a cluster of restored historic farm buildings, are lovingly furnished with old fashioned charm.  

 

 After a relaxing evening and peaceful night in the hospitable country rooms, guests at Weatherbury Farm  will awaken to the aroma of a farm-fresh breakfast. Meals are delicious and plentiful. Fare includes family favorites such as apple-cinnamon pancakes, green eggs/no ham, or creamy peach filled French toast accompanied by freshly-ground coffee, tea and juice.



Country gardens surround the farmhouse providing the perfect setting for relaxing in a hammock or playing croquet on  the lawn. The gorgeous sunsets and breathtakingly beautiful

 

sunrises make a stay here truly a peaceful and relaxing experience. At day's end, one can take in the dance of the fireflies from the porch swing. 

There are many activities for the guest who wants to be busy, and those who so desire can be busy doing nothing at all.   Guests may relax on the porches, picnic on the  grounds, or enjoy the swimming pool on a summer day.  

Nature's four seasons provide the backdrop to this charming farm vacation. Whether guests prefer the greening spring, languid summer afternoons, colorful autumn foliage or winter-white mornings, they will delight in a stay at Weatherbury Farm.

Weatherbury Farm is set in an area of natural beauty to offer a stopping-off place for exploring the many attractions of the area. Opportunities for bicycling, boating, fishing, hiking,  and golf abound. 

Auctions, antiquing and flea markets are among the many choices of entertaining year round activities. Starlake Amphitheater and Brooke Hills Playhouse offer a variety of summer entertainment.

Also close by is Meadowcroft, a 19th century  outdoor village museum which includes one of the oldest archaeological sites in North America, and the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. Pittsburgh, Washington PA and panhandle West Virginia are within easy driving distance.

 

 

 

Weatherbury Farm Guests on Weatherbury Farm:

“I love the homey feel of your place — more like staying with friends than being a “guest” in an establishment. Weatherbury Farm is absolutely on my list of places to re-visit.” (Illinois)

"Your farm bed & breakfast are delightful, but you as a family make it perfect!" (Pennsylvania)

"Nigel, Thank you for playing with us when we stayed.” (Age 9, England)

“We’re really happy to spending wonderful time at your farm. We miss you!” (Japan)

“Thank you for the restful stay at Weatherbury Farm. You live at a very special place - thanks for sharing it with us” (Virginia)

“Thanks for making our first bed & breakfast experience a terrific one! You really made us feel welcome and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it” (Pennsylvania)


Location:

Weatherbury Farm is located in rural southwestern Pennsylvania (20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh and 10 miles west of Washington), convenient to routes I-70 and I-79. A detailed map, with  written directions is sent with the confirmation letter.

 

Guest Information

Rate schedule -- Rooms
# in Family

1 night

per night/ 2 nights

per night/ 3 nights

per night/ 6+ nights

2 $133.03 $110.14 $95.97 $87.25
3 $146.68 $123.79 $109.62 $100.90
4 $160.33 $137.44 $123.27 $114.55

Rate schedule -- Suites

# in Family 1 night per night/ 2 nights per night/ 3 nights per night/ 6+ nights

2

$176.63 $153.74 $139.57 $130.85
 3 $190.28 $167.39 $153.22 $144.50
 4 $203.93 $181.04 $166.87 $158.15
 5 $217.58 $194.69 $180.52 $171.80
 6 $231.23 $208.34 $194.17 $185.45
7 $244.88 $221.99 $207.82 $199.10

Rates include farm activities, lodging, breakfast & taxes
Children of all ages are welcome and are included in "# in party"
Multi-night rates do not include daily housekeeping.

* Weatherbury Farm offers lodging on our working beef and sheep farm. Since the opening of Weatherbury Farm, we've hosted many notable guests including a Nobel Prize winner, actors, writers, doctors, lady bugs, and spiders. Although flies are unwelcome to some of our first-time visitors, the cows seem to like them!

* A reservation deposit of $100 is required.  Payment is due on arrival. There is no refund for an early departure. Short-notice cancellations can be applied to future stays within three months; a $50 re-booking charge applies. Re-bookings can be made no more than 5 days prior to the desired reservation date.

* After enjoying the bountiful farm breakfast, served daily at 8:30 am, guests are invited to help with farm chores. The remainder of the day may be enjoyed exploring the farm or the countryside.

* Well-mannered children are welcome Children must be accompanied by an adult while on the farm premises.

* Check-in: 4 - 7:30 p.m. Sundays: 5 - 7:30
  Check-out: 11 a.m.

* No smoking is permitted in the house or buildings. No phones or TVs in guest rooms.

* Sorry, we can't accommodate pets.