About this listing
Stay with us in a comfy and quiet guestroom and get a great night's sleep. Sleep in if you like! Enjoy a complimentary farm fresh breakfast in the morning.
Enjoy all the Olympic Peninsula has to offer and more!
Wake up to the sounds of birds and chickens, sheep and the smell of fresh ground coffee being brewed.
Welcome to Pear Tree Farm in Port Angeles, WA. We are a small 5 acre hobby farm located in the beautiful Eden Valley area aprox 6 miles west of Port Angeles. Off the beaten path on a lonely Alder tree lined dirt road, you will find our farm. We raise sheep, dairy goats, chickens for eggs and ducks.
You will be greeted by our herding dogs, 'Darby' the Australian Shepherd and 'Max' our Welsh Corgi. And almost always the cats, Boo, Bobbi and Basha, will come to see who will be giving them lots of attention next!
You are welcome to wonder around and meet the sheep and dairy goat, they all like to get treats and be petted.
*NOTE: There is a lot to read here, but please, be patient and read all of it, there is much to explain, we want you to have a wonderful time with us, so please read all the way to the end....thanks
* There will be a test ;)
There is so much to do and see here!
Explore the magnificent Olympic Peninsula! hiking, kayaking, fishing, birdwatching, shopping, dining. Sleep in a warm, comfy, quiet,clean room. At Pear Tree farm we mean bed AND breakfast! Enjoy a complimentary farm fresh breakfast of eggs, home baked goods, goat cheese and local fruit in season.
Enjoy our complimentary breakfast in the dining room, your room or in warm seasons on the sunny front porch while bird watching!
NOTE RE: EARLY BIRDS!: If you will need an early departure and want your complimentary breakfast before 9 am, I will bake something special for you the night before (muffins, scones, bread) for you to warm up in the microwave and take with you. Coffee and tea is always available for you to help yourself, there are take away cups with lids for you to take.
There are cold cereals, oatmeal, toast, eggs, jams, fruit, yogurt, fresh goat milk and cheese, etc.
Please help yourself :)
The guestroom is lovely, cozy and quiet. Decorated in 'shabby chic'. The bed is a double (full size) pillow top. (We have a single size roll away and an air mattress for extra guests as well.)There are plenty of extra pillows and blankets.The bathroom with shower is a couple of steps across the hallway (there are fluffy robes and slippers in the closet for your use).
Lots of outlets for your electronic devices.
Lots of storage space, a dresser, closet space and a table.
free WiFi for your devices.
A Comfy chair and lots of books to read.
Our home is an older modular (OK, it's just another term for mobile home, you'll find we have upgraded it considerably) on 5+ acres of partially forested land, cross pastured and occupied by sheep, goats, ducks and chickens, and maybe a wild thing or two.
We are a farm, we spend a great deal of our time outdoors during the warm season (who doesn't?) and if you are expecting 5 star perfection, you might want the Hilton in Seattle. We work all day, at times there might be a bit of clutter, a dish in the sink or a dog toy on the floor. But we will feed you a great breakfast, won't mind if you don't mind that my carpet is old and my chair pillows are a mite crooked.
We welcome you with love and want you to have a peaceful and relaxing time with us here on the farm.
*ALLERGENS PLEASE NOTE: We DO have three CATS that are both outdoors and indoors,
Although they are not allowed in your room, please be aware that they are in the house frequently in case you have allergies. We have two DOGS as well, all our pets are obedient and respectful. (We recommend bringing allergy medications in case you may need them.)
There is a handicap ramp in front and handrails in the bathroom. If you have any questions or need further description of the specifics please feel free to ask. We are in the process of making the home more handicap accessible. (I disabled myself and use a mobility scooter in the house)
I have a golfcart I use to do my gardening in, if you would like to see the farm without having to walk I would love to take you around myself.
We love making our guests feel at home. Our friends and previous guests say they love my (complimentary) BREAKFASTS of fresh scones and homemade wild berry jams. We offer these as well as homemade breads, biscuits, cookies, waffles, french toast as well as farm fresh chicken eggs (you are welcome to collect them yourself if you like!) tell me what sounds good and I will do what I can to make it for you.
We have a milk goat, if you would like fresh raw goat's milk and you are interested in learning how to milk a goat by hand, we will take you out to the barn and you can learn!
I can show you how I make fresh goat cheese as well.
Hot coffee, tea and goodies are always available. I also have a variety of fresh baked cookies and pastries if you're in need of a treat.
Let me know if you have special dietary needs (Kosher, diabetic, vegetarian, GF, etc) and I will do my best to accommodate you.
We are close to Olympic National Park, Olympic Discovery Trail, beaches, Hoh Rainforest, the town of Forks, Ferry to Victoria, etc.
We are down a rural dirt road close to the junction of hwys 112 and 101, aprox 6 miles west of downtown Port Angeles.
We are only a few minutes from Fairchild International airport with links to Boeing field in Seattle as well as Victoria, B.C. and the San Juan Islands.
If you need us to pick you up or run you back into town or the local airport we will be happy to help.
We have two new bicycles you can use. We can take them downtown or a local trailhead for you to use and pick them up when you are ready to come back.
If you like to go for a walk you can check out the Olympic Discovery Trail near our house.
In the summer months there is a private garden on the side of the house where your room is where you can read a book, have a glass of wine, a cup of tea or coffee in solitude.
If you are a birder you are in for a treat, we have bird feeders all around the property and attract many species of birds. A pair of binoculars and several bird and wildlife guides are available during your stay. Ask us for a list of the local birds.
There are gardens where we grow organic vegetables, herbs, berries, flowers, a greenhouse as well as wild forage for berries and mushrooms..please be careful to not eat the poisonous ones ;) (we provide guidebooks as well as the phone number of the nearest hospital ;) )
A hammock is available to use in the trees to rest or relax with a book.( We can provide a blanket and a pillow for you if you need a nap)
There are lavender farms in adjacent Sequim aprox. 45 minutes east of us. Visit us during the annual Lavender Festival! (mid-July)
Restaurants in town offer a variety of cuisines. From Thai, Chinese, Mexican, pub fare and Seafood.
There are many shops offering gift items to take home. ask us about info for the shops, restaurants and other attractions available in the area. Ask us, we try to get out and sample the local places.
PLEASE NOTE: We only accept reservations from people with completed profiles. Thanks!
We look forward to having you!
Living room, yard, kitchen, gardens, guest bathroom,
laundry area, front deck, just watch where you step. ;) ..back deck, greenhouse, herb garden, the treehouse, (if unoccupied at the time) WiFi, (you may borrow from our collection of DVDs to play on your laptop).
Interaction with Guests
We love chatting and getting to know our guests. That's what is special about AirBnB, the interaction with guests and hosts. We have found most AirBnB guests don't stay in people's homes unless they really want to interact with the hosts. But, if you need your own space we are fine with that as well. :) we understand that traveling can be tiresome and we want you to enjoy your time here and relax as much as possible.
If you want to help with farm chores you are welcome to 'pitch' in. Most of our guests get a lesson in milking the goat. (when she is 'in' milk)
Looking for the FULL farm experience?
Of COURSE you can shovel manure!!! You needn't even ask!! We will make sure you get a shovel and a pair of work gloves. Weeds are ALWAYS free here at the farm, so do help yourself!!
We love living here, we are away from town, out in the woods mainly. We have several neighbors, all of them good, friendly people. We all watch out for one another and help each other from time to time.
There is a bus service that picks up a mile from the house. And in town you can connect to numerous transports to Forks, Seattle, Port Townsend, and Sea Tac airport. We would be happy to give you a ride to town and if we can help you get to where you need to be.
Black Ball Ferry takes you to Victoria, B. C. and back from downtown Port Angeles. Crossing is aprox 90 minutes.
NOTE*: If it's your birthday and you are headed to Victoria, you can get a FREE RT ticket, just show them your ID and you get to go free!!, (return anytime).
We also have 2 bikes you may use, one is a Mt. Bike, the other is a woman's 5 speed bike, both new condition.
*There is a parking spot out in front just for you to park, look for the 'Please Park Here' sign.
*We want you to feel special ;)
Other Things to Note
PLEASE NOTE!: you must provide a full profile with a clear photo of you and your spouse/partner/friend/pet/servant, etc.
I am hesitant to accept those with no photo (or you as a tiny speck next to the Eiffel Tower!) And I would like to know a little (or a lot!) about you: what you do/did for a living, what you like to do, why you are traveling to our lovely area, etc.
Our home will be yours for your stay, and we like treat our guests as part of the family. Well, actually I make family take out the garbage, run errands, etc, let's say more like really good friends ;)
Check in is 4 pm, if you want to come a little earlier to drop your bags and go out for a while that's fine. We just need time to change the room out before you arrive. So if you need to come a little earlier, just call us and ask if this is OK. Usually it is.
We appreciate a call or text message about an hour before your arrival in case we are out in the garden or tending the animals so we can watch for you.
Smokers, note: smoking is not allowed anywhere on the farm.
We tend to see smoke and douse with water first, ask questions later...
If you have children they must be at least the age of 10 (our place is just not child proof for young kids and babies, this is for their safety and my sanity...I'm a worry-wort mom) and supervised at all times as this is a real farm and there are real animals and real equipment that could be dangerous. We take no responsibility for what may eat an unrestrained child.* Please note: poorly behaved children will be fed chocolates and sent home with a puppy!
You are welcome to use the kitchen, (If you would like to cook yourself eggs for instance or you need to eat before 8am) we will clear a spot for you in the fridge if you like, you can use all my funky pots, pans and gadgets, just clean up after yourself (but you know that)
There are 3 steps with a railing coming up one side of the front deck, a ramp on the other side of it, with wide door to accommodate a walker or wheelchair.
* Please note: if you use a walker or wheelchair, we aim to be handicap accessible as I am handicapped myself, let me know your needs and I will be more than anxious to help. If you have special needs just ask us.
We have three cats who are curious and friendly, they are not allowed in the guestroom normally,*NOTE: if you are ALLERGIC to CATS please know they are in the house frequently. DOGS: Max the Corgi comes in too, Darby the Aussie stays outside mostly, both are very friendly, but respectful and obedient and well behaved.
SO...If you are not a dog/cat lover that's OK, but please note you may not enjoy yourself ;)
This is a critter friendly environment and we have lots of them!
*Please note: we do our best to keep the house vacuumed and dusted, it is impossible to keep it pet hair and dust free, if you have breathing issues please consider a hotel or plastic bubble.
We are not able at this time to accommodate any guest's dogs. :( sorry
We are happy to have you as our guests, please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay the best ever! Welcome and have a great time! :)
Adrienne and Jim were very welcoming. The location is a little difficult to find and definitely not walkable from Port Angeles, about a mile of one lane gravel road from 112. We were pretty busy and out and about during our stay and only had one breakfast with them, but it was very good. Waffles and eggs with herbs and goat cheese made by a culinary student staying with them. Bathroom is shared with other guests, including student workers. Host also rents a treehouse and it looked terrific from outside, I wish we had been able to rent it but at time of booking it was not yet available. We are a bit introverted, so learned that being in a home felt awkward for us.
Adrienne and Jim were very welcoming hosts. Their farm was the perfect location for exploring the upper end of the Olympic Peninsula. We were very comfortable and the breakfasts were delicious.
They provided us with useful information about the area.
Jessica, thanks for the fun evening singing along with you both!! That was really cool, and I wish we could do it again. I might get a new guitar and practise. Hope you will come back and explore the park again soon, take a bit more time doing it so you don't wear yourselves out! :)
Adrienne und Jim sind freundliche Leute, die sich über ihre Besucher freuen. Es ist eine einfache Unterkunft, genauso, wie in der Anzeige beschrieben.
Our stay with Adrienne and Jim was very relaxing and comfortable. They were great about communicating with us before we arrived. Since we were arriving late they recommended a place to eat dinner in town before getting to their farm. Our guest room was very clean and comfortable. The bathroom was also spotless. We also enjoyed some homemade cookies and wine they provided.
After a great night's sleep, we got a tour of Adrienne and Jim's working farm the next morning. Our visit concluded with a wonderful breakfast.
Our stay was short, but we're glad we stopped at this lovely spot!
Just like the dicription says this was a very cozy room! Very comfy bed, great selection of books and we had delicious cookies waiting for us! :) Adrienne and Jim were wonderful hosts. They gave us great recommendations for sightseeing, restaurants, and shopping. We had a wonderful breakfast every morning and great conversations. Truly made to feel like we were at home. We fell in love with this place. Even the dogs and cats- Darby, Max, Bob, Boo and Bosha- were all very loving and welcoming!
Adrienne & Jim provided us with a gorgeous place to stay two nights. She made us feel very comfortable and welcome in her home.
Actually, this was my first time staying in home in the farm, and we were a little bit worried to stay in the farm. But we were totally wrong. We truly enjoyed our time there! It is hard to describe how much I enjoyed her place because of my lack in English. It's just that gorgeous. If I get one more chance to go to Olympic national park, next time, I will try staying in their tree house which was recently built up.
Her house is placed in calm and peaceful suburban area. It is surrounded by lots of trees and birds. As you arrive their house, the first thing you would probably hear is sheep crying.
They have two dogs, 10 year old Max and 4 year old Derby, and two cats, 19(!) year old Boo and I forgot the other one. All pets were very friendly, even Boo! My two year old son, who never met a big sized dog, seemed to be a little bit frightened by their size at first sight, but soon getting along with them very well as if they were friends for a long time.
In the morning of second day, Jim took us a tour to their farm, and gave us a chance to feed sheep with bunch of crackers and carrots . They have dozens of sheep in addition to several chickens, which is why they call their place as "sheep farm." Jim also showed us how the chicken lay their eggs, which were served as breakfast every morning. We took a lot of pictures at their farm. That was a remarkable experience for my family.
Also, Adrienne gave me very practical advice for traveling around the Olympic national park, such as preparing a bug spray to go Hoh rainforest. She liked hanging out with people and told me a lot of interesting story about her family history, their place and about Olympic national park.
They made us a breakfast for two days, and it was pretty good too, partly because they use fresh eggs which their hen just laid. I also liked their muffins very much!
I had a great memory staying there, and I would highly recommend to those who is considering to stay in a calm, friendly and peaceful place and have a farm experience in Bainbridge island. But, I would not recommend to those who expect a palatial 5-star hotel class room.
P.S. To Adrienne & Jim if you guys read my review (I am Philip and this account is my wife's) : I really loved your muffins! That was the most delicious muffin I have ever tried. I really wanted to learn from you how to make a muffins.
We enjoyed your staying with us, your son was adorable and we would love to have you come and stay with us again!
The muffins are really easy to make:
Put into one bowl a banana, mash well, add a couple of teaspoons of lemon juice and the grated zest from half of the lemon
Add one egg beaten well and a teaspoon of vanilla.
Add a half cup of buttermilk, 1/2 cup of oil, then mix in a half cup of brown sugar and then some blueberries.
In another bowl mix 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder and a half teaspoon of baking soda along with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a dash of cinnamon.
Blend the two bowlfuls together carefully and gently, mix only enough to incorporate the two. Fill greased muffin pans 2 thirds of the way full, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake at 350 until golden brown and a knife inserted comes clean. This is from my memory, I don't have a recipe, hope that helps! :)
I've never had such a wonderful experience staying with Adrienne & Jim. Their hospitality and generosity goes above and beyond any expectations one could reasonably expect from their host. Getting to experience the farm, meeting Sheep,Ducks,Chickens, Dogs, and Cats truly made the trip up to Washington one we will never forget. Chatting with both Jim & Adrienne is a pleasure, and the two are wonderful people that you will love getting to know. Besides the experience staying on the farm, the convenient access to Olympic National Park and all it has to offer within minutes is perfect for hikers and adventurers to have a place to stay and maximize the enjoyment of the park without having to camp! I could go on and on how great it is staying there, but just know if you're going to feel like part of the family as soon as you walk through the door, and what's better than that!!!
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About the Host, Adrienne & Jim!
My husband and I moved to the Olympic Peninsula 12 yrs ago from California where I had a sign business for 20+ years. I am a Washington native, my husband is from CA. We are both retired and now work the farm full time. We raise sheep, goats, ducks and chickens, grow vegetables, berries, herbs and fruit. We have 32 sheep, 4 Nubian goats, 2 dogs 3 cats, 1 duck and a lot of chickens.
Retired from the sign business I now spend time in my art studio at home and also love to cook, garden, paint, craft, make cheese, read and listen to music.
I love to travel and have visited England, Scotland, Mexico, Canada, Alaska and Israel.
If there is one thing I love that's spoiling my guests. If you stay with us you will be treated like friends and I will do my best to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We want our guests to feel loved and cared for.
5 things I can't live without?
Well, my husband for sure, he is my rock, my friend and my most trusted person of my life
Music, I love classical, country, cowboy music from the 30s, and some bluegrass. All sorts of folk and music of other countries.
My Corgi Max.
Gardening, I am obsessive when it comes to gardening.
Painting, I am a professional artist, retired from sign making.