We are a family owned and operated organic polyculture farm on San Juan Island, WA, committed to nurturing the land, our family, and our livestock through the use of creative, organic/sustainable farming practices and the production of pasture raised meats, vegetables, flowers, and herbs all year. Located outside the port town of Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island, our farm has forests, pastures, ponds and meadows, and provides a diversity of high quality habitat for livestock and wildlife. Choose from the following:
1-The luxe Swan cottage with private bathroom (up to 2 people) $250/night, 2 night minimum; no cooking facilities; mini-fridge, hot pot, microwave; all linens
2- The yurt for sleeping 4, $75 each person, 2 night minimum; shared guesthouse shower and bathroom; full kitchen can be arranged depending on availability. The yurt is basically your tent set up for your adventure here. BBQ style cooking area available for this accommodation.
3- Campsite-up to 2 people each; $75 a night, 2 night minimum; campsite locations are subject to rotational grazing of livestock; call for what is "in use" and available; all sites are within walking distance of main activity area and bathroom area.
Choose from the north pond, the meadow, the woods, or the old oak area.
Additional information upon request, and please, email or call and ask!
You will find plenty of hiking, biking and accessible beaches and water activities on our island and in Puget Sound, as well as a thriving farms, farmers and farm products, artists, good causes, eateries, activities.....you will love our on-site farm store.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
The vibe at Swan Cottage at Aurora Farms
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Aurora Farms is a unique spot located on San Juan Island. You'll need to take the ferry over ,which we recommend arranging ahead of time, and definitely have car transportation to get to the farm, but it's worth the effort. The farm is family owned and the host is Lori Anne. She's really nice, easy to talk to and eager to make you feel at home on her land. There's typically a bunch of other people at the property because she has a number of different farm interns and employees throughout the year. If you're lucky like we were, you'll get to meet them AND all of her animals: chickens, pigs, sheep and even goats!
As for where you'll sleep...there are several different sites for you to choose from at Aurora Farms. You can stay in the yurt which is gorgeous - spacious, super clean and sleeps 4 (note, they're single beds so perfect for a group of friends and parents and kids but maybe not so much if you're looking to sleep two to a bed.) It's definitely glamping at it's finest though and we can see it being the perfect place for all kinds of different reasons..
You can also pitch a tent on several different parts of the property - next to the little lake with it's own little island, in a field next to the goats and chickens or even in the woods so that you have a little more privacy. Personally, I think if we went back we'd pitch our tent on the little knoll next to the lake.
If tent camping doesn't suit you don't worry, there's even more options. How about Swan Cottage with it's own private bathroom, tub, deck and incredible overlook?!
Be sure to inquire with Lori Anne about other options because she said from time to time, depending upon availability, there are other spaces free such as the room and kitchen where her current intern was living. She's also got plans to get an old Airstream ready for guests!
And last but not last, the location itself, San Juan Island, is a really cool place to explore. We think Aurora Farm is the perfect home base for those explorations and are eager for others to discover it!