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We came for the experience to stay in a vintage Airstream...but the farm is what won our hearts and will be most remembered. We came at the tail end of the fall and the leaves were still on the trees. It was a beautiful rural setting and about a 10 minute drive from the town of Rogue River. The goats were a treat to see and the yummy goat cheese that was left for us to sample in our refrigerator was delicious! We had a healty and tasty dinner at the Station Restaurant in Rogue River with plenty of leftovers and a reasonalble bill. We hope to send others your way to stay and experience Pholia Farms. Thank you G and Vern!
Really unique experience, you definitely get a taste for farm living in this space. Very comfortable bed and peaceful outdoor space to take in the beautiful mountain backdrop. We took lots of pictures of the cute goats, chickens and even turkeys!
What a lovely place. We got the chance to milk the cute goats and visit the facilities. The airstream was very cute and clean. We definitely recommend this place!
My daughter and I were on a road trip, coming from the Redwoods and had planned to make a stop at this goat farm. These folks have the most adorable dogs---they give you an escort up the long drive way. The Airstream is as pictured--super cute! We loved reclining on the porch after our drive. The sample of cheese was a nice big piece which we promptly devoured. And we bought more before we left. The bed was comfortable and it was no big deal using the bathroom that's located by the tasting house and barn. I highly recommend this location. We have a renewed appreciation for goats and goat cheese.
The Rogue River Airstream Farmstay was our first airbnb experience and was notable in that it was everything we expected it to be. There were no unexpected surprises. It is truly a glamping experience but that is what we signed up for. At first I was a little worried about sleeping in the Airstream due to the heat of the day (~90F) but it was comfortable and we did not even need the AC. The misters on the deck were a really great idea. We got to learn as much as we had time for about goat-farming and cheese-making as well as having quiet time for ourselves in the inviting Airstream trailer. We only wish we had more time to explore the surrounding area. Thanks go to G and Vern for making us feel welcome, patiently explaining how their farm works and providing a great example of self-sufficiency.
This is a great place to stay. No need for flowery language here: if you are looking for a unique, private, quiet stay in the country with gracious hosts, this is it.
But don't just stay overnight! We discovered on our three night trip that southern Oregon has plenty more to check out and my wife and I are looking forward to a return trip some day.
Also, if you are driving a Volvo and require some unscheduled maintenance, they know a good mechanic.
If you are ever anywhere near this area I would *highly* recommend making your way to this lovely farm!!
The airstream itself was absolutely charming... it was delightfully decorated and had such a sweet, quaint feel but with thoughtful conveniences like fresh local coffee, and delicious cheese from the farm. Upon our later than desired arrival, we still had time to lounge in the chaises on the deck and just relax to the sounds of silence after a long day of driving and hiking. My son and I watched a cute DVD (discs and player provided!) in the super comfortable bed before going to sleep. The fridge kept our food fresh and the camp-stove was just perfect for heating things up in the morning. Currently there is an emergency-only potty inside the airstream and the main bathroom with shower is a quick walk to the barn. This was just fine with us but the place will be even better when they get the in-Airstream bathroom fully fixed up.
Airstream charm aside, the rest of the place was wonderful too. The country roads getting there were beautiful and before bed we pulled a blanket out of the car and laid down on the grassy area in front of the camper and spent about an hour just taking in the stars... a huge treat for us city folks!! In the morning (after coffee on the deck) we hiked through the wooded area behind the farm and spent some time visiting with the goats, chickens and dogs on the farm itself. I also bought a bunch of handmade cubes of goats-milk soap to bring back for friends.
Unfortunately I didn't get to meet G. because we arrived somewhat late, but I did speak to her on the phone for directions and helpful check-in hints and she was quite lovely. Upon our arrival Vern greeted us and gave us a brief run-down of everything we needed to know. We got to chat with him again in the morning and he gave us a great travel tip for our continued adventures north.
Overall it was a fantastic and unique experience off the beaten path... just what we were looking for!!
This place is great. Nestled into a quiet valley surrounded by trees, mountains, and goats. If you have never stayed on a farm before, book a night at this one. G's family is great and more than comfortable showing you around and visiting. They make great cheese too.
Quiet, relaxing -- just what we were looking for. G was very welcoming. We liked the airstream, especially the lounge chairs on the deck. The goat cheese made there was quite good. Our first introduction to the woofers program (world organization of organic farmers?).
What a wonderful experience! The Caldwells are welcoming and warm, their farm is a joyful place and the airstream, with its comfy bed and cool night air, provided the most restful sleep I've had in months. Already looking forward to a return visit!
GIanclis was great! She was busy during her stay but was kind enough to leave us some goat cheese they made! Thank you thank you thank you!!