Farm Stay USA
Bonne Terre Louisiana is a member of Farm Stay USA – a network of Farms offering farm vacations across the country.
There are only TWO members in Louisiana!
What is a Farm Stay?
Farm vacations are well known around the world but not so for many Americans. While farmers markets bring fresh food to the city, farm stays invite guests to stay overnight in the country and experience the lifestyle – for a night, for a weekend, or more.
With lodging ranging from rustic to luxury and from farm houses to tents, there is an experience for everyone looking for connections to their food, fresh air, and the countryside. It’s about the rural experience and putting a personal face and story to farming.
It is Personal at Bonne Terre.
What can guests expect at our Farm Stay? Guests will experience a pleasant, leisurely stay with no farm responsibilities, unless they elect to have some. Personalized scheduled farm tours are offered, and weather /or time permitting, guests may help with basic farm chores, such as gathering eggs from our four different flocks of chickens, feeding critters and, when in season, harvesting fruits and vegetables.
Exceptional travel destination
Bonne Terre is an awesome destination. It is an excellent central location for day trips in the surrounding area. Additionally, the cottage itself contains a vast and diverse blend of resources to help a traveler become intimately acquainted with the area (history, natural history, music, arts, food). The cottage host was also very open to assist with any questions or directions that we needed.
I have stayed at many cottages over the past twenty years, both in the U.S. and in Europe, and Bonne Terre is the cleanest cottage I have ever stayed in. The owners take exceptional care of this cottage.
I was happy that the cottage was equipped with exclusively environmentally friendly cleaning products and laundry detergents. Also, as advertised, there was no sign of pets or smoking in the cottage (excellent for those with allergies).
The location is very picturesque, with lots of wildlife. Ideal for birdwatching.
A perfect place for our Honeymoon
My husband and I stayed at Bonne Terre while we were on our honeymoon, and we could not have chosen a more perfect place. The artistic and homey cottage has such a vital energy to it, no doubt in large part because of the creative energy that radiates from Jen herself. Every detail is considered, from the thoughtfully stocked kitchen to the record collection featuring local musicians to the welcome basket left for us upon arrival. As environmental professionals, we appreciated the respect Jen clearly has for the earth and enjoyed spending afternoons watching and interacting with the horses, goats and chickens on the farm. Bonne Terre was the perfect home base for exploring the region, which is rich with music and Southern culture. It is truly a magical place, and we hope to return!
I’d highly recommend visiting
Jen’s place is very relaxing and scenically beautiful. I was amazed at how clean and organized her farm and studio was. All of the animals are so happy and I can understand why. I enjoyed sitting on the deck, playing the guitar with a cup of her signature roast coffee. I’d highly recommend visiting.