Fern Creek Farm Retreat

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Farm stay hosted by Lisa

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Fern Creek is a small family farm nestled in the forested hills of Yamhill County's wine country. Guests enter a captivating peace-filled space (a separate apartment in the lower level of our home), which is surrounded by forests and gardens where all kinds of life flourishes.
Our sustainability practices (see below) demonstrate our commitment to helping life flourish--at Fern Creek and beyond.

The space
Fern Creek offers your body and soul the opportunity for rest and/or rejuvenation. Take a walk in the woods or on the country roads that wind around the hills in our neighborhood. We are a solar powered farm on five acres, which includes a forest of evergreen, maple, and oak, nearly two acres of attractively designed orchards, berry fields, vegetable gardens, a charming (I know, really?) hen house, and an even more charming goat yard and barn, home to our two adorable Nigerian Dwarf goats, Clara and Sophie, and Sophie's two baby boys, who will live with us here until early May. On top of their barn sits a little prayer retreat cabin.

Guests stay in a 1250 square-foot apartment with 9-foot ceilings and good natural light. The kitchen and bath cabinets come from reclaimed lumber off a barn in Gaston. French doors off the master bedroom (king bed) lead to a private patio. A second bedroom holds a queen bed and is the quieter and darker of the two rooms. The open design kitchen, dining room, and living room make you feel like you’ve entered a place with room to breathe. Stay two nights or seven and rest in the beauty and quiet of this small working farm.

Homemade cookies (Mark makes famously popular Ranger Cookies) will be on the table when you arrive along with a complimentary bottle of local wine for guests staying three nights or more. The apartment includes a private courtyard with a hot tub, flat-screen TV, wireless Internet, ironing and bath amenities. Organic, fair trade coffee and tea, organic oats, sugar and dried fruit are stocked in the fully equipped kitchen, along with our organically grown popcorn and an old fashion stove-top popper. Fresh fresh fruit and vegetables and eggs from Fern Creek can be purchased as seasonally available from the Fern Creek Market (adjacent to the apartment), along with a variety of small batch preserved items, our own Sageworks Soapery goat milk soaps, fair trade organic chocolate (made in the NW) and other snacks.

Regarding our commitment to sustainability: We grow our food sustainably, and solar panels supply all of our energy needs at Fern Creek. Energy we don't use is donated back to PGE as a credit to help cover electric bills for low-income families. We have an EV Level 2 hook-up available for guests driving electric vehicles. Cleaning supplies and bath amenities are Earth-friendly and you can take the small bars of Sageworks Soapery soap in the bathroom when you leave, as well as the loofah sponge on the kitchen sink. Reusable grocery bags are in the broom closet, and reusable water bottles in the kitchen cabinets. For your part, we ask that you turn off lights when you leave, use the bins provided for recyclables and compostables, keep the hot tub lid on when you are not in it. Thank you!

Regarding our enhanced cleaning protocols: While we maintain a minimum of 27 hours airing time in between guests, when less than 72 hours separate guests, our enhanced cleaning routine involves following our regular cleaning with disinfecting frequently touched surfaces (e.g. light switches, door knobs, stove and cabinet knobs, faucets), rotating and airing out sofa, and bed pillows, and opening windows. These will be in effect until further notice.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
31" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Roku
EV charger
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Backyard
Luggage dropoff allowed

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Newberg, Oregon, United States

Fern Creek is less than an hour from Portland and just over an hour from the Oregon coast. We are 10 minutes outside of Newberg, home to George Fox University (where we both have faculty appointments), and within 5-15 minutes of a number of very fine wineries and restaurants. Our immediate neighborhood is pastoral. A walk up Williamson or Dudley Road takes you by vineyards, horses, sheep, and cows. If walks are your thing (they are ours) we've put together a description of 5 jaunts you can take in the neighborhood, ranging from 1 to 10 miles. Our hope is that a stay at Fern Creek takes you away from the noise of your regular life and steeps you in sounds, smells, and sights of an older, more natural world.

Hosted by Lisa

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A good day: being outside anywhere doing anything. Mostly that means working on our small CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm, but it includes hiking, walking up the hill past the sheep and horses, and reading/napping in the hammock. Baking, cooking, and preserving food are favorite things I do inside--and being with friends and family. On my bookshelves: Tolkein, Wendell Berry, Mary Oliver, Maria Semple, Ingrid Unsted, Michael Pollan, Patrick Rothfus (to name a few). In my pantry (from our fields): assortment of dried beans, red onion marmalade, zucchini relish, Dilly beans, peaches, salsa, strawberry syrup, hot mustard relish (to name a few).

I try to pay attention to bees and butterflies, the budding of trees, the creek's annual journey, the emergence of daffodils, bird, hen, and squirrel play--and to respond to life with gratitude, hoping to help life flourish by loving and tending the places of the world I touch.

I hope to greet you when you arrive, but if I'm harvesting vegetables or otherwise out and about I'll catch up with you later. I'm glad to show you around Fern Creek or let you explore the five acres on your own. Mostly we hope the peace and beauty of this place feeds and nurtures your soul as it does ours. We've created a space for guests with that hope in mind.
A good day: being outside anywhere doing anything. Mostly that means working on our small CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm, but it includes hiking, walking up the hill p…

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We assume people choose Fern Creek partly because they are seeking the kind of quiet found in hiking, walking, reading, sitting, and wine tasting. It offers a respite from the city and is a good place to work or take a staycation. We will stay out of your way (!) but I’m available by text to answer questions during your stay.
We assume people choose Fern Creek partly because they are seeking the kind of quiet found in hiking, walking, reading, sitting, and wine tasting. It offers a respite from the city…

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Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $100

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