Best Agritourism Destinations across the World
This year, if you are envisaging for a tour for rejuvenation, instead of the traditional tourist locations, think of visiting and staying in a top farm and have an entirely new experience of traveling. The latest trend is ‘Agrotourism’ in which you get involved in some agro-oriented activities. The following are few top-rated farms around the world, where you can have your bed-n-breakfast in a rustic environment.
1. Luxury Farm stays, New South Wales, Australia
This farmhouse is just two hours journey from Sydney. You can collect the eggs yourself for your breakfast along with fresh bread, bacon, honey and homemade cheese. You can take up activities such as potato harvesting, blackberry picking and care for baby animals. Going out of the farm, you can enjoy horse riding and explore Australia’s national park, farmers’ markets, and waterfalls. The rate is $212 per night of stay.
2. Warborne Farm Lymington, England
This farm is 170 years old; 180 acre Organic Farm in the New Forest National Park. You and your children will like to be surrounded by live stock such as sheep, ducks, geese, chinchillas along with hundreds of varieties of fruits and vegetables including; melons, pumpkins, cauliflower, and corn, etc. The charge is $760 per week, and both the farms can accommodate six guests.
3. Abbey Road Farm; Carlton, Oregon
A great destination for wine lovers, it is located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and slows down your life for a while. You can enjoy your stay, particularly in oenophiles where you can enjoy wine-testing, live music or simply strolling along with the resident goats and chickens. There are more than 200 wineries within a half-hour’s drive. You need to pay $175 per night.
4. Holualoa Inn, Hawaii
It is a gorgeous inn, located on Mount Hualalai in the Kona Coffee Belt and is spread over 30 acres. Besides 5,100 Kona Coffee trees, you can find a large number of tropical fruit trees such as avocado, papaya, pine apple and flower gardens. Down the mountain, you can take up sea activities such as diving, kayaking and snorkeling. After your sun-n-surf, you can retreat to a cooler temperature and relax, viewing at the Pacific. The charge is $149 per night.
5. Eckington Manor Cookery School & Farm, Worcestershire, England
This farm covers an area of over 260 acres, on the River Avon. It breeds award-winning herds of Aberdeen Angus and Highland cattle, sheep and Gloucester Old Spot pigs. It has facilities for staying and also has a cooking school for the aspiring chefs. There are 15 rooms to stay, with a charge of $200 per night. You can experience an English country life, with antique furniture, antler chandeliers and Mulberry throws.
6. Farm Sanctuary, Watkins Glen, New York
This Rural Oasis spreads over 175 acres in the Finger Lakes Division. It has two other locations in California. If you like to make friendship with furry and feather, you can find some chickens, cows, and sheep that are rescued routinely from slaughter houses and factory farming. Outside the farmhouse, you can find gorges and waterfalls, miles of hiking trails, natural gems and wineries. The charge is $110 per night.
7. Damali B&B, British Columbia, Canada
This French style farmhouse is located in Cowichan Valley, which is in the center of the Wine Country of Vancouver Island. Originally a ship farm, it now encompasses fields with over 25 varieties of lavender and a winery with lavender as one of the ingredients. There is a maze of the lavender fields. The charge is $ 145 per night.
8. Junnar Tourism, Pune, India
Parashar Agrotourism, Junnar is the best destination in India for a rustic stay with family. Junnar is 115 km from Nashik, 100 km from Pune and 67 km from Ahmednagar. You can enjoy a typical rustic stay in huts and experience the simplicity and serenity of rural life. Your children will enjoy, picking their fruits or vegetables and making friends with sheep, cows and chicken.