We first came just my husband and I and spent a couple nights before our daughter joined us. We were welcomed by Darlene and told about restaurants if we wanted to go out to eat. There were amish pastries and snacks when we arrived. Also a hot chocolate and tea bar available. She invited us to explore the house and the grounds. I can see how some people would call it cluttered, but I thought it was charming. We were looking to relax and this was the perfect place for it! Breakfast every single day was amazing! She accommodated my husbands gluten sensitivity with gluten free biscuits the first morning. We also had fresh fruit, a huge bowl of bacon, and scrambled eggs. All were delicious. The other breakfasts included fried potatoes, sausage, and pancakes. Amish pastries were also served daily. Yes the mug thing is unique, but I'm not a germaphobe so I didn't mind at all. I didn't find the place dusty, but I'm not super particular. My husband and I enjoyed a movie downstairs as well, there is a large selection of mostly older movies, but it's nice to find something you haven't seen before :)
My daughter joined us the last two nights. She LOVED it! We played UNO several times (there are a lot of games available). She enjoyed the crafts in the basement and the other toys. There is a trampoline and playground she had fun on. She loved being able to collect eggs and feed the animals. She loved the decor and the puppies. Another family stayed who had a child her age and they had so much fun together. Pancakes were made our last morning in honor of the three children who were staying, they really enjoyed that!
I can't say enough good things about this place. I highly recommend it for a long weekend!
ALSO remember this is a farm, it's not going to be the cleanest place ever, but Darlene does a great job at maintaining it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Country Girl At Heart Farm Bed & Breakfast is an interactive farm stay. We have chickens, ducks, goats, horses, rabbits and several dogs & cats...All doing their part to make your stay enjoyable. Our 5 themed bedrooms honor people groups and we have 2 suite options included, all with their own private bathrooms. A ramp gives guests who prefer no stairs great access to all of the first floor and we even have a handicap accessible bedroom & bath on the first floor for your convenience. Our delicious breakfasts are enjoyed by guests together at 8 AM Central Time amid lively conversations, and then all are invited to meet & feed some of our livestock as well. The first floor Great Room has comfy couches & footstools, a rather large marble table for a game of cards, board game or a computer if you must, a player piano, and Library area filled with material on country living, gardening, sustainable life and cookbooks as well as books for children. Our guests can enjoy more active fun in the Basement Rec Room with Ping Pong, Pool, Foosball, Air Hockey, Puzzles, and a Movie area as well as books, games & dress up for the youngsters. Off the Farm, there are wonderful caves to explore, horses to ride, antique treasures to find, rocks to repel, zip lines to maneuver, and water & animal parks to enjoy! Local folks at local restaurants love to visit with you too! This area has something for everyone! ... more less