Country Vacations

Posh Seven | May 31 2014

As reported by Betsy Trainor, in Posh Seven  May 31 2014:

” Have you ever thought about working and playing while on vacation? Here’s a chance to enjoy a scenic, rural setting away from the traffic, noise and stress of suburbia; an opportunity for you and your family to get outdoors and experience the real workings of a farm or ranch. It’s also a great way to escape for just a few days if you don’t have the time for an extended vacation. There are many locations in our area which offer opportunities to simply relax and enjoy the beautiful country scenery. Or, you can jump right in and get your hands dirty by working as a farmhand during your stay.There are cattle and produce farms, equestrian ranches, and historic farmlands that offer travelers the chance to experience life in a tranquil, rustic setting. You can decide whether you want to work or play (or both) during your stay at a country bed and breakfast, old-fashioned farm house or historic inn. Spending a little bit of time researching on the Internet will help you find exactly what fits your country adventure aspirations. There are country vacations located in the Shenandoah Valley, Central Virginia, Southern Virginia, the Eastern Shore, the Blue Ridge Highlands, Hampton Roads, and Northern Virginia. There are also opportunities for country work or play/stays located in sister states such as Maryland, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

Here are a few ideas to get your perfect country vacation started: …

Weatherbury Farm is a working grass-fed beef and sheep farm staffed by family members. It offers vacation weekends to educate its visitors about organic farming. Folk music jams and workshops are also available. There are two types of stay packages: a traditional bed and breakfast stay with the opportunity to enjoy life on the farm and explore the countryside; or a farm stay with morning chores and educational programs for children and adults that focus on sustainable farming techniques.

Whether you are seeking to simply unwind, take a quiet hike down a scenic trail, gather fresh eggs as the sun rises, wrangle noisy cows into a barn or learn how actual cowboys spend their days, there is a country vacation made just for you. This is a chance for you to really count your chickens before they’re hatched! ”