"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"
"...a destination where families can spend a week or a weekend experiencing
hands-on farm life."
Weatherbury Farm Vacation
1061 Sugar Run Road
Avella, Pennsylvania 15312
Phone: (724) 587-3763
Hosts: Dale, Marcy & Nigel Tudor
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 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.
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 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.
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)
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.
* 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!