Stepping Stone Heritage Farm for Sale
Agritourism opportunity in the Annapolis Valley
Agritourism Definition and Resources
Entry 1 & 2 Credit Dictionary (dot) com
3: Agritourism or agrotourism, as it is defined most broadly, involves any agriculturally based operation or activity that brings visitors to a farm or ranch. Agritourism has different definitions in different parts of the world, and sometimes refers specifically to farm stays, as in Italy. Elsewhere, agritourism includes a wide variety of activities, including buying produce direct from a farm stand, navigating a corn maze, slopping hogs, picking fruit, feeding animals, or staying at a bed and breakfast (B&B) on a farm.
Agritourism is a form of niche tourism that is considered a growth industry in many parts of the world, including Australia, Canada, the United States, and the Philippines. Other terms associated with agritourism are "agritainment", "value added products", "farm direct marketing" and "sustainable agriculture".
(Entry 3 credit Wikipedia)
Tourism in which tourists take part in farm or village activities, as animal and crop care, cooking and cleaning, handicrafts, and entertainments.
2: Tourism in which customers stay in accommodation on working farms and may have the opportunity to help with farm work.
While definitions vary there is a theme of guests enjoying a real working farm environment. It may be as a participant or as an observer.
Farms can vary from wedding venues to glamping locations to helping with the planting and upkeep of the farm to practicing chef's duties with the food at hand to being a hiking or riding jumping off point to anything the 'farmer' might imagine as representative of the theme.
Imagination would seem to be the only real limitation.
Imagine what you might do, given the opportunity!!!!
Is there a Fit for you?
Agritourism includes many areas of outdoor recreation, retreat, education, accommodation or entertainment. A few examples of agritourism are:
Retreat and rendezvous centers;
Farm tours for families and school children;
Farm-based lodging and cross-country ski or snowshoe trails;
Children’s educational day camps;
Country overnight bed and breakfasts;
Bird and wildlife watching;
Corn mazes and haunted forests;
Horse-back, hay, sleigh, vintage tractor, snow-machine or sled-dog rides.
Farm & Inn for Sale
Sometimes it's easier when you consider a few ideas.
See our Inn for sale here.
As luck would have it we also have a modest farm for sale too. Stepping Stone Farm is located in the Annapolis Valley near Berwick.
It is situated on a private drive, about 300' from the Black Rock Road with partial border and views on the Cornwallis River. The 2 homes are situated on +/- 47 acres with fields, meadow, woodland and 2 streams.
For over 2 decades it has been maintained as a certified organic and more recently as a certified naturally grown property there is an opportunity to do it your way.
The 3364 square farmstead home has a spacious open floor plan, 3 or more bedrooms with ensuite baths and a feeling of privacy without isolation. The 2nd home is a 2 bedroom 775 square foot cottage. Both homes are heated with one central (free standing) furnace. A very reliable drilled well is complimented with a municipal sewer service.
The property has served as a 'farm stay' venue in the past catering to longer term business stays as well as B&B.
Why an Inn and a Farm?
Many Guests are exploring Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley AND South Shore. Quite simply, there's an opportunity to package the adventure.
Owning both properties opens the advantage for growing a great deal of what you serve, both at the Inn and on the Farm.
Guests are more and more food aware and want to savor what they eat. You can create that advantage!