White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia
Five Overnight Georgia Farm Adventures
Need a break from the usual hotel and continental breakfast? Why not spend a weekend in a covered wagon or on one of Georgia’s oldest farms instead?
Trade in the Wi-Fi worry for a morning pedal boat or high tea service on these farm stays in Georgia.
Dunham Farms, Sunbury
For 250 years, Dunham Farms has welcomed guests into its country quarters. Unplug from the bustling tech world, and check into one of the farm’s cottages for the weekend. Dunham Farms offers kayaking, delicious dining options (including a high tea service!), and informative and interactive tours throughout the year. Dunham’s accommodations can house couples as well as large family reunions and gatherings – there’s enough space for everyone!
Wander off the farm and explore nearby historic sites such as the famous Dorchester Academy and Museum and Fort Morris. A half-hour down the street is the historic district of Savannah, famous for its history and exciting night life.
Photo Credit: Fort Morris, Buddy Maertens
Horse Creek Stable Bed & Breakfast, Blue Ridge
Close to Blue Ridge but still in the country, Horse Creek Stable Bed & Breakfast is a secluded romantic getaway in the North Georgia mountains. Lester and Diane, the owners, use the profits from the B&B to fund its animal sanctuary, which includes furry friends like alpacas, horses and dogs.
Lester & Diane wrote a children's book about Tricycle, their rescued three-legged golden retriever and his friends on the farm. You can order a copy here.
Blue Ridge has a variety of adventures for couples and families alike! Tour the treetops and countryside with a journey into the forest’s canopy, pack a up a bag and explore one of the dozens of trails or ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. After a long day of exploring, you can grab a drink at a vineyard or visit Blue Ridge Brewery. Blue Ridge offers tons of fun for the tots, too!
The Rock Ranch, The Rock
Offering activities for children and adults, The Rock Ranch is just between Columbus and Macon. Founded by S. Truett Cathy of Chick-fil-A, Rock Ranch has ziplining, a petting zoo, a rock wall, and tons of other activities. Families can purchase the best Georgian-grown produce at the country store or pick their own!
The ranch has several options for lodging, but nothing beats the Conestoga wagon camping trips. Equipped with bunkbeds and a starry night sky, you’ll feel like you’re living the Oregon Trail games. These trips also include s’mores and a storyteller…all around a giant campfire!
Serenbe is a bustling progressive community on 900 acres of preserved forest just outside of Atlanta. Serenbe Farms' open-air market has fresh produce and handmade pieces including eclectic jewelry, bathing products and leather goods. The farm-fresh produce is used in The Farmhouse at Serenbe's decadent lunch and dinner service – farm-to-table service means you’re served the freshest possible food.
After hiking the wildflower fields and waterfall trails, you may want to relax with a spa service or catch a movie with Serenbe’s in-house film society. You can cozy up in one of the Inn at Serenbe's hot tubs before retiring to one of the luxurious country lofts for the evening.
White Oak Pastures, Bluffton
White Oak Pastures is another great trip within the state. The Harris family has tended cattle on the southwest Georgia farm for five generations. White Oak prides itself on their treatment of animals, land and employees. After learning about the cattle and the farm-to-table process, you can spend the night in one of their wooden cabins and join the employees for a hearty meal.