A woman feeds a newborn lamb with a bottle.

Littlejohn Farm | Tim Forbes, Southeastern Ontario

Ontario farm stays and food experiences

A woman feeds a newborn lamb with a bottle.

Littlejohn Farm | Tim Forbes, Southeastern Ontario

Experience life on the farm. Connect with the land, meet farm animals and enjoy the taste of garden-fresh goodness. Live out your dream of being a ranch hand or farmer on these unique Ontario farm visits.

Tips for what to wear on a farm visit:

  • Comfortable, sturdy, flat, closed-toed boots or shoes
  • Dress in layers, with a sweater or light jacket for fall weather
  • A hat and gloves for hands-on activities
  • Wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty (consider a change of clothes for the trip home)

      Northern Ontario

      Kenora Bed ‘n’ Bale

      Located close to town, this was once the site of a popular campground from the 1920s to 1960s. Recently it’s been lovingly rebuilt and restored, but with a country twist.

      Kenora Bed ‘n’ Bale is a small, urban farm resort that offers a variety of unique and easy outdoor and rural experiences.

      Enjoy glamping in a tiny cabin or camper, go hiking and berry picking, meet the horses and other farm animals and experience the fun of campfire comradery.

      Location: 66 Cambrian Drive, Kenora

      Southwestern Ontario

      Secret Lands Farm

      A family-owned and operated sheep dairy farm south of Owen Sound in Grey Highlands producing small-batch, artisanal dairy and cheese products using traditional, organic farming practices. Farm tours and food events are held throughout the summer and fall, and products are sold at the farm-gate shop.

      Book the Sunday Farm Tour and Brunch, a three-hour event that starts with a walk around the farm and a visit to the barn, followed by a leisurely brunch featuring dairy, cheeses and meats from the farm. 

      Location: 733792 West Back Line RR2, Proton Station

      Inn the Orchard

      Breathe in the refreshing country air on a farm stay at this picturesque property surrounded by peach and cherry orchards, grapevines, walking trails and a bubbling creek in the Niagara region.

      Opt for the cottage with a loft and outdoor Japanese soaker tub, the log cabin overlooking the 16 Mile Creek or a simple, yet luxurious two-level container home with an outdoor firepit and hot tub. Add on a customized, luxury picnic package for two or more complete with blankets, pillows, wine, food and even a Bluetooth speaker.

      Location: 4299 Fairlane Road, Lincoln

      Texas Longhorn Guest Ranch

      Channel the spirit of the West.

      Stay in a cozy, glamping-style covered wagon with a queen bed, lovely linens and a covered porch, enjoy fresh coffee or tea before breakfast and hearty ranch-style meals, chill out poolside, and toast marshmallows over your private firepit at this adults-only ranch retreat.

      Seasonal, adult B&B glamping includes a full breakfast. BBQ steak, chicken or salmon dinner available to add on (book in advance), call 519-247-3644 for reservations.

      Location: 1745 Melwood Drive, Strathroy

      Alabaster Acres

      Get the best of both worlds. Located just outside Caledon Village, Alabaster Acres offers visitors a taste of farm life plus the plush experience of luxury glamping.

      Sign up for gardening, handicraft, canning and other homesteading workshops, visit with the farm animals (learn about their animal-assisted therapeutic programs for people with disabilities) and turn in early to enjoy your ultra-relaxing glamping site.

      Three glamping sites are available based on two guests (additional guests, including kids, are extra), two-night minimum stay in summer, includes continental breakfast. Farm workshops are between 1.5 and 3 hours long, price varies depending on group size.

      Location: 18692 Hurontario Street, Caledon

      Pretty River Valley Country Inn

      Pretty River is an upscale, eco-minded country inn with just 11 accommodation options that feature wood-burning fireplaces, seating areas, fridges and ensuite private bathrooms.

      The property is also an organic farm and home to reindeer, Icelandic horses, Chantecler chickens, pigs and honeybee hives. Delicious maple syrup and lavender jelly are also produced here. 

      Adult-oriented (kids over 12 years old welcome), prices vary depending on suite and season, book online. Level 2 electric vehicle charging is available for guests onsite.

      Location: 529742 Osprey-The Blue Mountains Townline

      Eigensinn Farm

      The ultimate farm-to-table dining experience, Chef Michael Stadtländer and his wife, Nobuyo grow and raise organic produce and livestock on their 100-acre (40-hectare) home farm.  The bounty of their farm is used to prepare multi-course meals during their signature dinner-on-the-farm events.

      Learn about their maple syrup production from the onsite sugar bush, honey production from their apiary and skilled forest foraging. 

      Call to inquire about upcoming farm dinner dates and to make reservations well in advance. On select days during their dining season (June - September), guests are treated to an outdoor (weather-permitting) multi-course meal that lasts approximately four hours. 

      Location: #449357 – 10th Concession, Grey Highlands, R.R.#2 Singhampton

      Taste Real Fall Rural Romp

      Explore the exciting farm, market and food experiences this fall on a self-guided tour to learn about the region’s agriculture, meet the makers and growers and taste the local flavours of the season in Wellington County.

      This self-guided event occurs on September 28, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

      Location: Throughout Centre Wellington, Erin, Guelph-Eramosa and Puslinch

      Riverside Oasis Farm

      Recharge and reconnect with the earth at this farm retreat. Meet the farm animals, enjoy nature walks and river views and be energized with organic, farm fresh food.

      Learn about animal care, sustainable growing and beekeeping on a guided farm tour.

      Stay in one of two all-season glamping-style Mongolian yurts overlooking the Welland River. Farm tours are free for overnight guests.

      Location: 6696 Canborough Road, Wellandport

      Jireh Hills Family Homestead

      Experience unique, hands-on learning about simple, sustainable farming and enjoy the rolling hills, Carolinian forest and winding Sydenham River of southwestern Ontario.

      Accommodations include a year-round nature lodge and seasonal RV glamping.

      Location: 3355 Lobelia Drive, Alvinston

      Southeastern Ontario

      Haute Goat

      Perched in the rolling hills of Northumberland east of Toronto, this 200 acre (80 hectare) property raises Nigerian Dwarf Goats and offers farm activities like goat yoga, ‘shmurgle-ing’ (snuggling with a baby goat), sunset walks, goat milk soap-making or cheese-making as well as cozy overnight accommodations.

      Although goats are the main attraction, the farm is also home to alpacas, chickens, Icelandic horses, dogs and a mule named Lucy Mae Bella. Enjoy a light lunch at the Screaming Goat Café and purchase goat cheese and other goat milk products.

      Unique glamping-style sleepovers or farmhouse accommodations include breakfast.

      Location: 1166 5th line, Newtonville

      Littlejohn Farm

      Littlejohn Farm is an agritourism group getaway experience in rustic-chic Prince Edward County. Get hands-on making charcuterie, cheese or sourdough bread, take a wine tour, join farm workshops and meet the resident chickens, ducks, honeybees, pigs and goats.

      The Experiential Farm Dinners are authentic culinary events that captures the essence of farm living and focuses on where our food comes from. 
      Location: 908 County Road 10, Picton

      Foymount Farm and Equine Retreat

      Embrace a different pace at this peaceful, over 50-hectare farm and forest, located in the picturesque countryside of the Ottawa Valley.

      Two comfortable, private, pet-friendly farm-stay cottages are available for rent, and activities include pony rides, horseback trail tours, farm ‘chores’ like collecting fresh eggs, bringing in the donkeys at night and picking fresh vegetables from the garden. Summer kid’s camps and workshops are also offered.

      Location: 3837 Foymount Road, Cormac

      Elmhirst’s Resort

      Located on the shores of Rice Lake in the heart of the Kawarthas, this family-friendly resort has an extensive on-site garden, farm, apiary and stables. Tour the garden, feed the chickens, collect fresh eggs and saddle the kids up for a pony ride or take a guided trail ride with neighbours, Stillbrook Riding Stables.

      ‘Elmhirst’s Own’ food and produce grown on-site is used in the resort kitchen. There are also herb gardens at each cottage for guests to use.

      Year-round, family-welcoming one to five-bedroom cottages, some with accessible features, select pet-friendly units, book online. 

      Location: 1045 Settlers Line, Keene

      Ottawa Valley Farm to Fork

      Sample farm life on an unforgettable agricultural vacation at this working heritage farm.

      From hands-on farming experiences to delicious, farm-fresh food and peaceful farm house accommodations, appreciate the rural charm of the countryside.

      Outdoor activities include farm tours, cycling tours, picnics in the pasture and more.

      Location: 1320 Scotch Bush Road, Douglas

      Last updated: May 28, 2024

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