The Apple Orchard was a beautiful, shaded summer refuge, ideal for family camping. There were several nearby groups camping with us in the orchard — which concerned me at first — but everyone was friendly, and respected curfew & noise guidelines.
We hit the site in full apple season, so we were charmed by the sounds of falling apples throughout the day. We took advantage of the on-site fruit stand with apple juice and cider. We spent the Labor Day holiday here and there were plenty of daytime activities nearby, including the Tamales Village Annual Founders Day Celebration, Doran beach, and the Wildflower bakery. The town of Valley Ford is also a nearby gem. We spent one day at the campsite — and the orchard provided plenty of shade to escape the hot summer sun. The site is grassy, which allowed the kids to run barefoot and kept them relatively clean.
We went on the farm tour, which I'd highly recommend. The larger property is beautiful and the hosts' garden is amazing. I think as this site continues to develop, it will be even better.
Really impressed by this plot of land. In the center of the city, yet here is this magical slice of midwestern farmland. More private than I expected. Full of life: butterflies, birdlife, trees, wild grasses, rows of fresh vegetables, chickens. This is a special site. We just visited during the day, but I would love to come back and spent a night under the stars here.
Amazing. Exceeded my explications and excited to come back. The hospitality was exceptional, including the gourmet, farm fresh breakfasts. The ambiance of the property was special. Loved the sounds of wandering chickens and turkeys. We could have happily stayed in the treehouse the whole weekend, but the surrounding area also had so much to offer. It's really a perfect getaway. We were only there for two days, but it felt like a much longer vacation. Highly recommended.