March 27, 2023

Farm stays are a unique way to experience a different way of life

Working farms that offer accommodations in destinations like Colorado are a way to glimpse a unique way of life.
Visitors to Colorado looking for something other than a hotel or resort stay can instead take advantage of accommodations offered at working farms to experience unique activities and an authentic look at a different way of life.

Fresh and Wyld Farmhouse
Located in Paonia, this property focuses on a commitment to locally grown food, keeping its own vegetable gardens, chickens, goats, berry patch, and apple trees to feed its guests. Options at the Inn include group retreats and workshops, weddings and reunions, and wellness options such as massage and yoga.

Mesa Winds Farm
This 36-acre farm outside of Hotchkiss produces peaches, apples, grapes, raspberries, asparagus, vegetable, honey, and wines. Visitors reside in rehabbed “picker cabins” and can lend a hand with farm work if they so choose.

Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch
A working farmstead, Canyon of the Ancients in Cortez specializes in free-range eggs, organic vegetables, and all-natural beef and lamb raised at the ranch. Guests can stay in one of four vacation rental units and participate in a range of activities at and around the guest ranch.

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