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Fantastic Farm Stays Around Washington for Seattle-Area Families

Frolic with critters and learn about local food on a working Northwest farm

Kate Missine

Published on: March 25, 2021

Fantastic Farm Stays Around Washington for Seattle-Area Families

Aerial view of White Lotus Farm & Inn in Port Ludlow, Washington, where families can visit and stay on the farm
Overview of White Lotus Farm & Inn, Port Ludlow

1. White Lotus Farm & Inn, Port Ludlow

Just over the Hood Canal Bridge on the Olympic Peninsula, White Lotus Farm & Inn sits across 70 acres of flower fields, orchards and "food forest" planted with more than 50 varieties of fruit, nuts and mushrooms. There are also honeybee hives! Owners Niall and Natalie aim to cultivate an edible ecosystem, and give tours and educate guests on the farm’s growing practices. Youngsters get a true taste of where their food comes from, by sampling and gathering the homegrown produce, to helping look for eggs to taking care of the farm’s animals. White Lotus critters include roaming sheep, turkeys and even a resident llama.

Visitors get a one-bedroom suite for four in the main farmhouse, with a private entrance leading out to the communal fire pit and gardens. There’s also a grill and al fresco seating area, where families can prep their own farm-to-table dinners. There’s no TV in the room (yay for unplugged time!), but if you’re craving screen time, the comfy den area does have a TV and DVD player along with games, books and movies.

Want an off-site day trip? Olympic National Park is within a few hours’ drive, and the quaint town of Port Townsend only 20 minutes away. 

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