10 Best Farm Stays In California, USA

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Angelyn
Angelyn
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Imagine waking up to the sound of chirping birds, the wooshing of cool breeze, and the sparkles caused by sun glints over the stream nearby. Let’s introduce you to a more interesting facet of California. Apart from the sun, the sand and the surf, California is home to some amazing farmlands that produce more food than any other part of the country. It is time to break the stereotype and experience the fresh and greener side of California. Go farm hopping, be it in Irvine, Tecopa or Camarillo. Read on for our list of the best farm stays in California, USA, far from your average accommodations and just perfect for your next getaway in this western US state.

1. Vintage airstream studio, Scotts Valley (from USD 106)

Located just five minutes from Scott’s Valley Drive, this half-building, half-airstream farmhouse, with modern amenities, has a beautiful landscape offering a close-to-nature vacation for all. Fitted with a barbeque grill, a picnic table with chairs, and a parasol for some shades, the expansive wooden deck is a perfect spot to enjoy the quiet coastal redwoods. Sleep on a comfy double bed filled with huggable pillows and wake up the next day to enjoy the beach nearby. The forested neighborhood could not have been more welcoming and the chickens and ducks roaming around the yard will surely complete your farm stay experience.

Private Airstream Studio on the Farm
Scotts Valley, California, United States
365 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cell service wasn’t really available but the wifi was good
the cottage runs quite cold at night but there is a heater and really warm blankets
cozy little space and lots of chickens and goats to enjoy
having the space heater is great because it was very cold in the morning
wifi is spotty but they provided some good dvds
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and organized
the bedroom was mostly clean aside from the blinds which were dusty
the airbnb was clean spacious and had every thing you needed
easy to find clean and peaceful
just as pictured cozy and clean
Host:
heather is kind and a great host
the farm animals did not disturb us and were very cute our hosts were extremely accommodating and helpful
the animals were so sweet and friendly we loved the whole experience
100 feet on the other side of the bed were two goats both friendly
Location:
the location is ideal
great location and very cute trailer/cabin
such a cute place
great location we loved staying here
this is an enchanting location and the place is wonderful
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2. Spacious tipi for a magical glamping experience, Vista (from USD 185)

A relaxing landscaped area and a stylish tipi will complete your farm stay in this ranch situated in a semi-rural area between Bonsall and Vista California. Wake up on a queen-sized bed with soft pillows and kick start the day surrounded by lush greens and farm animals. Enjoy milking goats, barbeque grilling, and sipping a fresh latte while dipping in a nice hot tub with a view. After exploring the nearby attractions such as Safari Park and Legoland, take advantage of the outdoor shower where you get to enjoy the nice breeze under the moon for a refreshing bedtime.

22' Tipi at Wishing Well mini Ranch
Vista, California, United States
277 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was an absolute joy to connect with kiva and share a delicious breakfast and goat's milk latte
one of the most unique experiences ever the interior is very cozy and thoughtfully decorated
we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and my kids absolutely loved it
Cleanliness:
tipi was very clean and comfy
i did not use the outdoor shower but the bathroom was spotless as well
very clean and unique spaces
the tipi was clean and welcoming
the tipi was clean comfortable and beautiful
Host:
kind guy and friendly
kim is a good host
they were so helpful and got me everything that i needed to make my daughter's party a success
loved this place great host and a great space
everything was perfect from start to finish kim and his wife were the most amazing host
Location:
kim&kiva place is amazing everything is really thoughtful and unique
the fire pit inside was gorgeous and was a great central sitting area
kim's place is very special
this place is magic the pictures depict it well
magical place loved every minute of it
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3. Lovely stay with beautiful farm views, Vista (from USD 148)

Have a peaceful getaway in this Airstream trailer situated near the I-15 and Highway 76 freeways offering a unique stay for campers. With a chic interior, guests may enjoy sleeping on a full bed with clean sheets after exploring the farm housing some miniature horses, llamas, and chickens. Prepare a sumptuous meal in the kitchenette fitted with a mini-fridge, an oven, and a stove together with other culinary basics. Kick start the day with a farm breakfast and tea lattes that you can enjoy on the front patio with parasols and chairs or choose to take in the scenic view in the open air with plenty of spots to spread out any time of the day.

1962 Airstream at Wishing Well mini Ranch
Vista, California, United States
381 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the mattress and pillows were very comfortable
it had a nice grass area a table and chairs a corn hole game
charming and cozy space with an abundance of cuteness outside the door
the beds were super comfy and our overall stay was great
we highly recommend having the breakfast and the latte
Cleanliness:
the airstream is spotless clean airy and very cozy
the airstream was very clean stylish and comfortable
it was quiet and clean
the place was clean and everything we needed was there
the place was perfectly clean and beds were so comfortable
Host:
kim was a perfect host
the host was very welcoming and informative
kim and his wife were great hosts
kim as a host was very gracious
kim was an amazing host and made us feel very welcome
Location:
location is easily found and accessible
kim’s place was extremely cute and inviting the animals (and humans) were so friendly
what a charming place to stay
kim’s place was recommend by a friend and it did not disappoint cute and cozy with comfy beds
it is a very relaxing place perfect for meditation or just chilling :))
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4. Fairytale cottage of cedar shingles, Paradise (from USD 99)

Prepare for a lovely escape as you stay in this private accommodation located in Velasquez Tambo Ranch. Experience country living in a tiny and fully air-conditioned cottage surrounded by large windows and glass doors allowing natural lighting inside the house. A home away from home, get to enjoy a bed space with a comfy king bed, a fully stocked bathroom, and complimentary fresh delicious eggs and scones. The whimsical garden awaits all guests as soon as you enter its premises while the oversized patio offers one of the best spots to enjoy the cool breeze under the tree canopy.

Private Paradise/Chico Farm Getaway
Paradise, California, United States
108 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the beautiful decor king bed layout and amenities of the tiny house
it's clean quiet filled with natural light during the day and is very comfortable
the beds were super comfortable so very welcome after our long journey from seattle
the king-sized bed is very comfortable and we slept well in our peaceful surroundings
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and new
very clean and quite cute
the tiny house is clean and comfortable
the tiny house we stayed in was very clean and cozy
the tiny house itself is clean and well-appointed for your stay
Host:
outstanding hosts and property
the hosts are very personnel and friendly
loved the friendly animals :-)
welcoming hosts with a smiling personal greeting
the hosts provided little touches of hospitality throughout the home which made my stay that much more welcoming
Location:
a beautiful location and the tiny house was just right
great place to be if you want to get away from everything
wonderful location for a paradise/chico visit not too far from oroville or yuba city either
this is a wonderful place to get away and slow down
honestly if you are ever staying in paradise this is 100% the place to stay
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5. Gorgeous home with amazing sunset views, Templeton (from USD 136)

Enjoy a peaceful stay on this ranch tucked in the back roads of Templeton and strategically located not far from other central coast cities. Feel welcome in a sparkling clean and stylish studio space with floor-to-ceiling glass windows offering great views of beautiful sunsets right in the common area. Tuck in a comfortable queen-sized bed or spend time reading a book while sitting on the sectional and taking advantage of the wonderful natural light. Your Instagram feed should not miss out on the panoramic corner view as you breathe in the fresh air while staying on its very nice deck.

Wild Woman Ranch (studio)
Templeton, California, United States
432 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities excellent view comfortable bed and great water pressure
the room was perfect and the views were amazing and peaceful
the views are gorgeous and the room spacious
wifi is available but bandwidth was pretty slow at least in our room
the room is spacious and has a beautiful view
Cleanliness:
very clean comfy bed lots of great personal touches
everything was super clean the shower products were lovely the sheets smelled amazing
quiet clean and very comfortable
cozy and clean and comfortable
very clean inside and the bathroom was bright and great shower too
Host:
rebekah is an awesome host
loved the host cat
rebekah was quite accommodating as well
rebekah is a lovely and great host
the host was very friendly and everything from check in to check out went very smoothly
Location:
such a cute place location is great
super accommodating lovely location friendly animals
a great based to explore the central coast
it’s a great place to get away from it all
it is only 10 minutes from town close to wineries & just the perfect little getaway
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6. Peaceful cottage with riverfront access, Fall River Mills (from USD 124)

With 375 acres (152 hectares) of private land to raise cattle, this family ranch welcomes guests, together with their furry friends, to experience the fun in Fall and Tule Rivers. Relish the moments of fishing, summer swimming, and enjoying the sun and the sand accessible from the well-appointed cottage that can accommodate a maximum of four travelers. Take delight in the little personal touches inside the house including the lovely collection of art pieces, decorative plants, and its overall coziness. After a long day of exploring the expansive yard, relax your tired muscles in a bedroom with a comfortable queen-sized bed perfect to recharge your energy bar.

Mott's Cottage
Fall River Mills, California, United States
412 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
mott's cottage is adorable and filled with all the amenities needed to ensure a super comfortable stay
it is homey the view is amazing and the cottage is cozy and unique
the cottage is cozy quaint beautiful
i'm sure that the cast iron fireplace radiates a lot of heat in winter
there are ceiling fans and a box fan
Cleanliness:
clean warm and comfortable cottage with very sweet animals
regarding bugs: do not leave a crumb out or you’ll get a stream of ants to clean up
although the cottage is small it is clean and comfortable and the setting was simply beautiful
mott's cottage was clean comfortable and cozy
Host:
excellent host everything went very smoothly
natalie and jeremy were awesome hosts
natalie is a lovely host
natalie is a wonderful host who cares deeply for her guests
friendly farm dogs great experience
Location:
such a beautiful and peaceful location
nice quiet place in the middle of nowhere
great great middle of a rural valley location next to a farm and the river
beautiful location and very cozy for a weekend getaway
exactly the location we wanted great price and comfortable accommodations
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7. Quaint farm stay on a ranch, Fallbrook (from USD 54)

A trailer with a vintage touch, this farm accommodation offers a scenic glamping experience with a magical twist like no other. Take it easy on the patio out front where you can enjoy the sun while watching the farm animals roam freely or join the farm tour to get a closer encounter with goats and alpaca. Manage to have a sumptuous meal in the kitchenette with a stove, a refrigerator, and a microwave to help in your culinary endeavor. A comfy queen-sized bed awaits after a tiring day of exploring the 4-acre (1.62 hectares) ranch, just enough to have a night of good sleep and prepare yourself for another exciting day ahead.

Animal lover’s trailer Glamping
Fallbrook, California, United States
323 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the most important piece of furniture the bed was amazingly comfortable
the bed was so comfortable and it had lots of little amenities that were perfect for our stay
the trailer has all the basic amenities (including a tv) and a nice big bed
cozy comfortable and enjoyable loved the free-water and coffee available
Cleanliness:
and the camper was very clean well-appointed and just adorable
the bed was very comfortable and clean
lovely place to stay clean and smelled great
cozy and clean in the center of a beautiful property
the trailer itself trixie was clean and full of character
Host:
the hosts were friendly and helpful
the host was very nice and communicative
she was great responding and seemed very friendly
beautiful property friendly animals & lovely hosts
tricia has been a fantastic host to us
Location:
this place is pretty darn close to it's listing
what a charmer fantastic location and so fun
we loved the place stay close to the animals it’s so good
her locationis pretty close to camp pendleton north which was convenient for us
the area is nice and quiet and a couple minutes' walk to a mexican restaurant
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8. Cozy retreat with an artistic touch, Fallbrook (from USD 89)

Be with nature and stay in this semi-attached place located in Fallbrook. It can accommodate a maximum of four guests. Get inspiration from the creative combination of decors that add to the overall cozy ambiance of the space including the rustic furniture and artwork display. Wake up on a queen-sized bed complemented by soft pillows or spend the night reading a book beside the eccentric yet stylish fireplace. To make the most out of your vacation, don’t forget to visit the pen which houses animals like mini horses, pigs, and chickens that are all available for petting over the fence.

Artist's bungalow on a scenic ranch
Fallbrook, California, United States
331 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i loved the fireplace in the living room and overall chill vibe of the place
enormous closet beautiful shower and the cutest furry friends to visit
Cleanliness:
very clean warm and comfortable
the place was clean and spotless
everything was clean the space was lovely
tricia's bungalow is clean quaint and very peaceful
very clean and the bed was too comfortable and the bathroom very stylish
Host:
tricia was a wonderful host
tricia is an excellent host
tricia was always quick to respond to any questions or requests she is a very gracious host
great host friendly and super helpful
tricia was a great host and we enjoyed our short time there
Location:
location was nice
loved the location and the animals
the location also happens to be amazing
very central to a lot of cool places in the area
great place comfortable and cute surroundings
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9. Eco-friendly cottage in a quiet preserve, Point Arena (from USD 285)

African hoofed animals await guests of this eclectic farm stay located just a short distance from the famous Point Arena on the beautiful Mendocino coast. The cottage is tastefully decorated with antiques, stylish furniture, and good-looking stained glass windows allowing natural lighting to fill the place. Enjoy a comfortable stay in the living area with a chic sofa and a reclined chair or feel welcomed in a room with a double bed to relax your tired muscles after joining a tour around the animal sanctuary. Have a refreshing shower in the well-stocked bathroom and take advantage of the small yet well-appointed kitchen where you can prepare meals and snacks during your stay.

Chapel Cottage on African hoof stock preserve
Point Arena, California, United States
138 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wi-fi is excellent
we had a wonderful relaxing time in the cozy cottage sitting on the deck and in hot tub
the cottage is perfect and the beds comfortable
the cottages were comfortable with a full kitchen
the cottage is well stocked with comfy furniture a useful kitchen comfy beds and bath
Cleanliness:
the hot tub was very clean and was already heated upon our arrival
the housing was clean and mostly constructed with old gorgeous and rustic woods
excellent accommodations very clean and well appointed cottage with everything needed for a comfortable stay
it was also much more space than i imagined from the pictures and spotlessly clean
Host:
judy was a great host
our hosts were welcoming and gave an excellent tour
frank and judy were great hosts
frank and judy were inviting hosts and judy was always quick to respond to any questions or requests
our hosts (judy and frank) were very friendly and helpful
Location:
the town is cute and in walking distance
walking distance to a cute downtown area with several restaurants a store couple bars
the location around the area is also very cool to explore
it is truly a one of kind location
pros: wonderfully serene remote location with the back porch overlooking a stream
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10. Lovely haven surrounded by rolling hills, Big Sur (from USD 650)

Located in the heart of Big Sur and offering great sights of Pfeiffer Beach, this farm stay welcomes guests who wish to experience peaceful ranch living. Start your day with a simple breakfast in the kitchen area and sip your morning coffee while feasting your eyes on the surrounding lush greens visible through the extra-large glass windows. Spend time reading books in the dedicated workplace with a comfy couch or witness the incredible sunsets in the garden overlooking the ocean. At night, bond with your family on the expansive patio with tables and chairs perfect for a romantic stargazing activity.

Big Sur, Goat Farm, Ocean Views!
BIG SUR, California, United States
137 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stunning views cozy romantic lodging with all amenities
the cabin was charming and cozy with unparalleled views of magical big sur from the deck and bedrooms
this place is truly gorgeous with a cozy cottage offering spectacular views
we used the cabin at its max capacity and were all very comfortable
the beds were very cozy and comfortable and we were greeted with fresh eggs plums and beautiful flowers
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and tidy
we arrived to a clean cabin ready for our stay
clean plenty of beds and space for us and our two teenage girls
we arrived to a beautiful clean house with amazing views
the cabin is charming and clean with a quintessential big sur aesthetic and vibe
Host:
lygia was the perfect host
our hosts were so kind
thank you for being such a wonderful host
our hosts made us feel very welcome and at home for the week
great hosts and great accommodations
Location:
the location is good (close to 'central' big sur)
excellent location and very private
location was perfect: secluded but still close to various shops around big sur
location is perfect for seeing what big sur has to offer
the gardens were amazing and the location was perfect
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Far from your average accommodations

Nothing beats a holiday staying away from the fast-paced and concrete jungle of the city. Together with your loved ones, have a grand time appreciating the beauty of nature and get closer to lovely farm animals. Gratify your hunger for fun and tranquility while staying in the best farm areas in California, USA, on your next leisure trip.

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