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Farmer, cyclist, father of Alison, geologist, former medical professional
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Dan and his crew were wonderful hosts. Dan's work history as a geologist is fascinating. The rooms were very comfortable and quiet. The farm was beautiful and the animals were adorable. Breakfast was EPIC. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!
I spent in the Buckland Farm not much time but will remember my experience for long long time! Dan and Co are very pleasant, hospitable, generous, accommodating, polite, fun to be with people! I enjoy every minute being in the farm. Very nice accommodation: decoration, clean, comfortable, airy!
Lovely trip to the pig farm, delicious fresh eggs, homemade sausages, etc, etc. plus very informative, opened and intelligent conversation for desert. I wish could stay longer.
Hopefully next time!
This host provides a separate and comfortable space for quests. The farm is immaculate, efficient and produces a diverse variety of products. Staying there proved to be a pleasant learning experience. Be certain to carry contact information of the host because the location is remote.
Dan was welcoming and more than willing to share information about his farming operation, and his animals. We really were surprised at the differences between real sustainable farming and our preconceived notions which biased toward agribusiness which isn't sustainable. Best breakfast we have ever had. Fresh baked biscuits and honey, eggs and bacon from the farm, and Dan went out to the garden and picked us a melon as well. Town isn't nearby, so dinner before arriving could save a trip back out. Quiet and peaceful. One of the highlights of our trip.
We stayed with Dan and company for one night en route to our other adventures. We were greeted by a very friendly E.J. and Maggie,and we were given freedom to explore the farm. Make sure you ask to see the biggest pig, at 1200 lbs, you might have ever seen. After a mild hike out to see the farm and more pigs, in the most natural environment, we spent some relaxing time in the hammock, with Buck (the cat) and the mockingbird. Dan nicely invited us to hang-out where we shared some squash blossoms(yummy), meat and carbs in lard, and we added what we had to the mix in this impromptu picnic, ladled with good conversation, finding little connections along the way. Dan and Company then scooted us toward the bonfire in the back field where conversations continued with full-view of the Milky Way, topped off with a nice walk back to our room through the corn field for more star-gazing off the porch to our room. These guys (and Maggie) have it goin' on! Sustainable farm, organics, and care to both people and animals. Intelligent stay and more than worth your while, Dan's farmhouse is a great place to stay with great company. Interact as much as you wish, but interactions are highly recommended. Pigs, hops, snakes going at pigs, pigs going at snakes, wildflowers, hammocks, great bed, nobody in the bathroom, spotlessly clean, great breakfast, help with maps and wonderful farm helpers along with great hosting by Dan. You will be pleased. I know we were. Thank you for a most enjoyable night!
Wonderful stay on a busy working farm; lived up to every aspect of their listing and web site. Dan and Maggie were great hosts and we even received a private and very informative tour of the farm's land and woods by EJ. Food was great as well as the breakfast conversation with Dan about sustainable farming in this area. The porch attached to the guest suite was ideal for watching the sunset turn to stars and the room was breezy and cool though the day had been a real hot one. We even found a delicious dinner in nearby Bedford. Can't wait for another chance to visit!
Dan, Maggie, Drew and Eric, were the best host one could ask for. The space was private, quiet, and immaculate . I enjoyed sitting on my own porch and experiencing the quiet surroundings of the farm. Breakfast was amazing each day - Try Maggies granola! and the fresh bacon was enough to make your eyes roll back in your head.
At night the darkness is so complete that you can just sit and listen to the night sounds and and rustle of leaves.
I learned alot about a self sustaining farm, got to meet the pigs, saw the most beautiful chickens I have ever seen. Buck the cat was most entertaining.
If you are looking for an educational visit, or just a relaxing time spent alone you can have both. Interact as much or as little as you want, explore the surrounding countryside, and rolling hills. Visit Bedford Village, eat at Horn o Plenty ( where much of the produce came from this farm) and stop and have coffee at Hebrew Coffee. After a day of exploring hike on the farm out to the meadow, or the surrounding area and then sit back and watch the fire flies.
The rooms themselves are welcoming, and comfortable. There were fresh flowers, clean linens, and a full bathroom. You could not ask for more.
This is a working farm so if you are sqeamish about dirt maybe not the place for you- but if you love getting out doors, or just reading a book without the woosh of cars and business this is a perfect spot to stop.
Everyone there was personable, friendly and more than accomodating. Thank you for a wonderful visit.
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Buckland Farm. It was a really relaxed and unfussy atmosphere. The bed was comfy and it was awesome to have farm-fresh eggs and bacon for breakfast. If you're looking for a simple and pleasurable way to get away, I would highly recommend staying here.
Our experience was absolutely wonderful.
We appreciated the clear and timely communications, the warm welcome, the clean and cheery room, the soaps, the privacy, the porch and view of the farm landscape, the peaceful feeling. There's something special, and dare I say magical about this landscape. We appreciated the chance to walk the land, mingle with the pigs, and do some birdwatching, too.
Enjoyed the farm breakfast with products from their own farm. These folks really know how to cook. French toast, home-made granola, farm-fresh eggs, and bacon from the farm.
Don't miss an opportunity to prowl around nearby Bedford and consider dinner at the farm-to-table restaurant there called Horn of Plenty.
We highly recommend a stay here.
We stayed at Dan's Buckland Farm and had a wonderful time. He was a gracious host that was very available. My son had read the AirBnb property profile for Dan's farm and was excited about the chance to see and interact with the pigs. And when we finally arrived he was enthralled with the pigs. Dan has possibly planted the seeds for a future pig farmer.
We played with the mother pigs and their piglets and also shadowed Dan when he feed them in the evening. We meet Bo the 1200 pound future farm mascot :) . We also meet volunteers that were working at the farm. They and Dan explained the process and ideas behind more sustainable farming techniques. Dan cooked us breakfast that came from his farm. It was really good!
If you are looking for an open space in a rural community with a great host and healthy animals and good chance to sit back and relax the Buckland Farm is perfect!! I look forward to our next visit.