by Amanda Norcross
Looking for a unique overnight experience with the kids? Book a stay at Leaping Lamb Farm, a small, family-owned farm on the Oregon Coast. Families can stay in a private cottage or rent out the entire Farm House, ideal for family reunions or multigenerational trips. The fun of a stay includes helping out on the farm — collect eggs, feed the animals, garden, and more.
Our Editor Loves
- Experience on a working farm
- Ideal location for multigenerational trips
- Bottle feeding the adorable lambs
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
by Michael G
We had a wonderful time at Leaping Lambs in early August. The weather just barely touched the warm scale (highs in the mid 80's and lows in the mid 60s). Perfect weather but the typical lush Oregon green was slightly missing due to the lull in rainy weather. We loved the access to the gardens to help with dinner preparation and using the fruits on the property to supplement breakfast (mulberries, blueberries, blackberries, apple, etc). It was also fun and different to get to interact with the animals up close. Tater the Horse, Paco the dusty Donkey, the flock of Sheep (including Shawn and Nona), Sven the Ram and all the chickens (plus the cute goats). Wear the provided boots by the property as you'll be walking through some animal poop but it is a real farm! This is also an incredible value I think compared to a typical AirBnb. $250 per night for the 2 bedroom cottage gave us almost full access to the 60+ acre farm. We took daily hikes on a .5-1 mile hiking trail on the property, spent hours in the creek re-arranging rocks and creating dams, working with Scottie on finding proper vegetables in the garden to go with our dinner and taking naps in the perfect weather (plus turning on the gas powered fireplace when it was slightly chilly in the mornings from having the windows open all night. I would highly recommend any family to come to this wonderful farm for a relaxing time enjoying the outdoors of Oregon in your own little paradise. The only recommendation I would have is plan well for your meals before you arrive and go shopping for exactly what you'll need for lunch and dinner (maybe email Scottie in advance to ask if/what vegetables and fruit are accessible during your stay) because the closest actual grocery store is 30 minutes away in Corvallis. There is a small mercantile store called John-Boys Mercantile in Alsea (5 minute drive from the Farm) that has the essentials but not much else. Similar to that of a larger convenience store. Plan on cooking or preparing all of your own meals also (only one restaurant in town called Deb's), but this is also a great way to reconnect with your family and nature by spending quality time together. We picked mulberries and then made mulberry waffles and the kids loved it. Thanks again Scottie for a great time on the farm!
by Thea W
We took our granddaughters here for spring break during the first week of April. We rented a 2 BR cottage for $125 per night. Everything was very clean and comfortable. The fridge was supplied with fresh eggs, mandarin oranges, milk, orange juice,spring water and more. Bakery bread and butter were on the table. The cupboards were fully stocked also. It was a delight to become acquainted with Scottie Jones who is a genuine farmer. Read her book Country Grit. She led our granddaughters ages 6 and 9 through many farm chores instructing them about farm life all the while. She is wonderful with kids and they immediately felt comfortable and capable. This was lambing season and we found abundant cuteness on the farm. It rained all the time we were there, but we all got used to the mud and muck that is farm life. As an added bonus we found some fairy houses in the woods. Our girls did not want to leave.