A note about COVID-19: At Appletree Farm, health and well-being are our top priorities. In light of the Delta variant, we ask that guests interacting with us in-person wear masks, and we will do the same. Also, please know we have enhanced our already stringent cleanliness practices and hygiene standards to ensure a safe stay for all. Thank you. (Updated August 2021)
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At Appletree Farm, we hope to connect you with Oregon’s agricultural and cultural potential. Our small farm sits in the Willamette Valley, just outside of Eugene and around the corner from some of the finest Oregon wineries.
We are a small diversified farm and we are happy to share with you our flock of Gotland sheep, our gardens, our flock of hens and our property.
Story, Safety Guidelines, and More
Our small farm is rooted in the work of the gardens, and our flock of sheep. We value our French heritage, which is an integral part of our farm life and you might see its colors when you visit us.
If you need a break from your busy life, a place to rejuvenate or re-energize, maybe snuggle with a sheep or 2, a couple of nights in our farmstay might just be what you need.
Give us a call today to discuss your stay with us.
The Farm Studio
Our remodeled farm studio provides a nice bright space with a main room, a sleeping loft, a bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen. Important note: The sleeping loft is accessible through a ladder-style set of stairs. If you are unsure about climbing up, the couch turns into a bed in the main room. Our setup is cozy and perfect for a small family of 4, or 2 or 3 adults trying to escape the city. The studio is stocked with some breakfast essentials, farm fresh eggs and seasonal produce.
Appletree Farm Farmstay is a short term experience (no monthly rental available).
Nightly rate: $115 (this includes vegetable that are in season, fresh farm eggs, some breakfast essentials and milk)
Cleaning fee: $30 per stay
Please let us know if something gets damaged during your stay.
Our location allows for quiet time on the farm, as desired, with an easy access to some of Eugene’s best breweries, tasting rooms, restaurants or coffee shops. Eugene is home to the University of Oregon campus with the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. and. of course Track Town USA. Eugene is about 12 to 15 minutes away from our farm. You can bike to Eugene and some wineries from our farm. (Ask us about borrowing bikes).
Our farm is not “isolated”, it is surrounded by other properties and our farm is home to our family and our children.
Safety and Accessibility
Unfortunately, this studio and this property have a lot of unleveled terrain, many steps, and a step-ladder to get onto the loft. We are sorry that we are not ADA accessible. And, if you are allergic to wool, our place will not be the right fit for you. We ask that there is no smoking and no open fire by guests on the farm. It is too much of a liability and too big of a risk considering the drought and all the flammables around (hay, wood, trees…)
We ask that ALL GUESTS who want to enter barn, sheep area and garden first be oriented by a member of our family. We ask that you do not graze in the garden or pick flowers. This is a small farm but a working farm. all produce and flowers are carefully picked to contribute shares to our community. We will make sure to share the bounty of the farm and let you know what you can pick.
We work with rare and expensive genetics to develop our flock of sheep. We have many pairs of shoes and boots available (that never leave the farm) for guests or, if you prefer wearing your shoes, we ask that you wear booties we provide.
All fences can be electrified so please be mindful.
We are a non-programmed farm (no set activities, no entertainment, no childcare) unless you have scheduled something with us ahead of time. Parents are responsible for entertaining and watching their children.
Non registered guests are not allowed without prior approval from the owner.
The Pool is not available to farm guests at this point.
Trampoline is available, jump at your own risks and children must be supervised
at all times.
Pets are not allowed.
All room rates subject to 9.5% Oregon lodging tax. A reservation/security deposit of one night’s stay is required at booking.
A Note About COVID-19
In light of the pandemic, if you are feeling unwell, please check https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html for guidelines, and please cancel your reservation accordingly. We will be glad to help you reschedule.
If someone you have interacted with within the last 2 weeks has come down with COVID-19, please go and get tested and if in doubt, cancel your reservation.
No access to barn, gardens or greenhouse during COVID- 19 pandemic without being accompanied by a family member.
Please wear a mask and practice social distancing when interacting with anybody else but your party on the farm.
We reserve the right to cancel your stay, even after your arrival, if you fail to follow these guidelines. Thank you for your understanding.