OK, so a farm may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think vacation. But hear us out. Spending some time at a farm can be an invaluable way to actually get away from it all (we’re looking at you, Mrs. Laptop on the Beach). We’ve handpicked our top three farm vacations in the Southwest, so all you have to do is pack your plaid and buy some great new boots. It’s sounding better already, isn’t it?
This cattle ranch turned rustic retreat in just outside of the town of Nogales in southern Arizona draws its name from Salvador Corona, the Mexican muralist and bullfighter whose murals adorn the courtyard walls. Rooms feature Saltillo tile, and many include stone fireplaces or hot tubs for cozying up on the chillier desert nights.
Tucked into a serene corner of Colorado’s North Fork Valley, near charming little Paonia—and about 10 million miles from city life—this 1908 farmhouse inn has been restored to all its glory. The rooms are quaint and the food is killer—innkeeper Dava Parr left her career as a renowned Aspen chef to prepare cutting-edge comfort food using the best of the local bounty.
Nestled on 160 acres along the banks of the Colorado River amidst the red rocks of Moab, Utah, this Four Diamond ranch retreat dates back to 1903, when Fred and Ida Stearns claimed it as their homestead. The original two-room farmhouse has been preserved and still stands by the resort’s organic herb garden.