This was our second visit and I wasn't sure if my kids would still love it as much as they did 4 years ago but wow, did they ever! They love roaming the property, brushing the horse and donkey, chasing chickens and collecting eggs and herding the sheep. I had to stop them to eat lunch - no one wanted to sit still for that! They were outside from 9 in the morning until well after 6 at night and loved it. On our first trip, they said that they prefer the farm to Disneyland and that was still their opinion even at the ages of 9 and 10.
Scottie is a fantastic hostess and puts you right at ease. She was great at sharing the rules with the kids and responsibilities with them. The cabin is a perfect spot to with a really nice view of the fields. It is nicely kept and clean.
After two days I found that I didn't want to leave and go back to a "noisier" life... we will definitely go back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the Coast Range of Oregon, Leaping Lamb Farm has been a farm for over 100 years. Overnight stays, known as a farm stay, are offered in a private, fully equipped cottage about 500 feet from the main farm house. The farm raises lamb for market and has large gardens and orchards for personal and guest use. Guests may 'graze' these during harvest for their meals. The farm is also home to chickens, turkeys, a goose, horses, and a donkey. Participation in farm chores is not required. Great for families or as a quiet retreat for adults. 25 miles from Corvallis; 41 miles from the Pacific Ocean; 2 hours from Portland. ... more less