Here’s a list of common questions and answers to help plan your stay at our historic B&B farmstay property in New Hampshire’s beautiful Monadnock Region.
Can we tour your farm?
Absolutely. We’re passionate about clean, nutritious food and the sustainable farming practices we’ve employed here on our 105-acre farm, and we’d love to share our experiences with you. We are completely transparent and happy to show you any aspect of our farming methods.
What do you raise on your farm?
We are a pasture-based farm raising 100% grass-fed beef, pasture-raised heritage pork, chickens, turkeys, eggs, cashmere goats, and livestock guardian dogs to protect our flocks. Additionally, we raise a wide variety of produce, herbs, edible flowers as well as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.
What farm activities can we do during our stay?
We have laying chickens, pigs, beef cows and goats on the farm year round so there’s always something to see, but since the emphasis of our farm is raising our animals on nature’s intended diet of grass, most farm activity here happens between the end of April and the end of October when the grass is growing at its best. Although we always have some animals that can be visited up close and touched, we are not a petting farm, which means our animals are not confined to pens or overly used to an overload of human contact. Many of our animals can be seen on your own depending upon the time of year and where they are in the rotational grazing process as they are outside in the pastures 24/7 during the summer months.For a more in-depth look at our animals and our sustainable farming practices, tours can be arranged upon arrival. If it’s baby animals and up-close farm animal interaction you’re after, then there are two wonderful petting farms in the area Brattleboro Retreat Petting Farm and The Friendly Farm, open Memorial Day – Columbus Day.
Up with the roosters? Follow along helping with morning chores which begin at 7am daily (April through October). Bring your boots and be ready to get dirty! Or help collect eggs each afternoon.
Additionally, you may walk/taste your way through our extensive organically managed vegetable gardens, hike our woodland walking trail, visit our farm store, walk to neighboring Alyson’s Orchard to pick your own fruit in season, and in springtime walk to a local sugar house and learn about maple syrup.
Check out the Food and Farm section of our Attractions page for a list of many other farm-related activities to take part in in our agriculturally rich area.
Does your farm smell?
As silly as it sounds, we sometimes do get this question. Because of the intensive rotational grazing methods we employ our animals are always on fresh pasture never allowing their manure to build up and cause unsightly smells. And using our chickens as “cleanup crew” after the cows ensures elimination of nearly all flies on our farm. Isn’t Mother Nature wonderful?
Are your meats and produce available for purchase?
All of our meats are available for purchase to either grill on the propane grills provided for a great local meal during your stay or for take home to enjoy later. Our beef, lamb, chicken, pork, and turkey are all sold by the pound and frozen so plan ahead and bring a cooler as it’s very easy to stock up to take a piece of the farm home with you!
How many guests can your property accommodate?
Can cottage and farmhouse guests have breakfast in the Inn?
How far are you from…
…Alyson’s Orchard? Alyson’s Orchard borders our 105-acre farm on two sides, so if you’re attending a wedding or event at Alyson’s you can’t get much closer! The distance is very easy to walk unless you’re dressed in wedding attire when you’ll probably prefer to drive.
…Downtown Walpole? Downtown Walpole is an easy 3-mile drive from the inn. We’re located on Wentworth Road, which turns into Main Street so it couldn’t be much easier.
Keene, NH? An easy 20-minute drive. Brattleboro, VT? 25 minutes. Boston Logan Airport? 2¼ hours. Bradley International Airport? 1 ¾ hours. New York City? Just under 4 hours. Montreal? Just under 4 hours.
Are your accommodations handicapped accessible?
All Inn guest bedrooms are on the 2nd floor, but our Bellows Cottage has a 1st floor bedroom, no step entrance, handicap height toilet, grab bars, double wide shower, and removable shower seat. The Kilburn Cottage is similar to the Bellows Cottage, but has a 1 ½ step entry.
We’re arriving by motorcycle (or bicycle or snowmobile). Do you have covered storage for our 2-wheeled vehicles?
We have plenty of covered storage space for your 2-wheeled vehicles as well as plenty of off-street parking for a trailer if you’re towing one behind.