The Summer KitchenThe Compost Toilet Building. Sink and changing area for shower are shown here.
Lovely Well House on an Organic Fruit Farm
Hosted by Irene
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2 guests
Studio
1 bed
Half-bath
2 guests
Studio
1 bed
Half-bath
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York Farm is a working organic fruit farm located just a few miles from downtown Hutchinson. You’ll love my place because of the farm experience - the farm pond, the locally grown organic meals, wind turbine, beehives, farm pond and renovated buildings with nice wood.

Our farm pond was man-made by a backhoe and is buffered on all sides by native prairie grasses. Because it is so sheltered from runoff the water is very clear.

The space

We specialize in growing organic strawberries, currants, gooseberries, pears, apples, and table grapes. We also grow a variety of herbs (six kinds of mint!), and vegetables in our hoop house (plastic growing structure similar to a green house).

We have a summer kitchen that is newly renovated and attached to our barn that you are welcome to use.

Our compost toilet facility has lights with a working sink, composting toilet, shower and changing area with a beautiful view of our tree nursery and fields. This building is a short walk from the Well House. We provide you with a lantern to help you navigate to the building at night.

The pool in our listing is actually our farm pond. Our farm pond was man-made by a backhoe and is buffered on all sides by native prairie grasses. One side is 18 feet deep, the other is 5 feet deep. You can take a lap around the pond to cool off, or hang out on the bridge and enjoy the cottonwood trees. Because it is so sheltered from runoff the water is very clear. We haven't put fish in it, but there are minnows that have come in, we think they were transferred to our pond as fish eggs on birds wings.

Guest access

You are welcome to use all of the spaces on the farm. The barn, outhouse building, summer kitchen, farm pond, walk through our fields on the inside or outside of our fence. We have 85 acres to walk around on.

Interaction with guests

We are a working fruit farm, but love to give farm tours and help make people comfortable while they stay here. As our guest(s) you will receive a farm tour.

I love to cook and if you stay with us over a meal time you will be welcome to eat with us. I am very comfortable cooking for people with food allergies. We eat mostly organic food and source the food as locally as possible. Most of it comes from our farm.

Other things to note

We have a wind turbine, several bee hives, one dog named Leila who is friendly, and a young daughter.


Amenities
Kitchen
Essentials
Shampoo
Free parking on premises

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - One german shepherd mix dog named Leila who is friendly

Cancellations

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Hunter User Profile
September 2017
York Farm is the perfect country getaway for city dwellers and travelers alike. Irene and Andy are excellent hosts and the experience is like no other. The house was clean and cozy. The "outhouse" was more like a luxury bath-house. The pigs were really fun to play with. And the fruit was, seriously, the best we've ever had. Andy gave us a tour of the land, and is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what they do there. Unfortunately, we had personal obligations that kept us away from the property, but we can't wait to come back and spend more time relaxing, exploring and learning more about the history and processes of running an organic farm.
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Response from Irene:
Thanks for the nice review Hunter. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay here. Andy said he enjoyed having you as guests, you both are welcome back anytime!
September 2017

Kerry User Profile
September 2017
A clean and simple space to relax in the natural setting of their organic farm. Having to walk across the grass to the shower/outhouse and the barn's kitchen isn't for everyone. It is a bit like being at a nature camp.

Maria User Profile
August 2017
The wellhouse was so cute and we really enjoyed seeing the organic farm! I recommend staying at York Farm if you are in the area for an event or a vacation.

Gina User Profile
August 2017
Irene and Andy's was the perfect stay. It felt far away from the busyness of daily life but was filled with friendliness, beauty, and kind little thoughts. They're the loveliest folks you could imagine in the best setting. Stay here if you're looking to unwind and relax and sample the most delicious fruit you've ever tasted. Can't wait to come back someday!

Kate User Profile
August 2017
I wanted a quick trip to the country and saw the York Farm on Airbnb and booked as soon as I had the chance. Got way more than I bargained for and had a great time walking the farm and getting a break from the city. Irene and Andy were friendly and accommodating. I would compare the experience with camping but without roughing it. I woke up just before dawn and heard great horned owls in the distance. Then I spotted an owl sitting on a fence post. It was the first time I saw one in the wild and awake. It was a peaceful time and I felt I got to recharge my batteries before the end of summer.
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Response from Irene:
Hi Kate, Thanks for your review. It was great hosting you, you are welcome back anytime! Irene
August 2017

Nick User Profile
August 2017
Irene and Andy have a truly wonderful place. We have air bnb-d a lot and this place is at the top of our list for friendliness, comfort, cleanliness and location. We were hugely delayed arriving due to bad weather, but Irene and Andy welcomed us warmly despite the late hour, feeding us with grapes, fruit crumble and tea. The cabin was cosy and quiet, comfortable bed, clean and efficient bathroom/shower, great cooking facilities. Couldn't have asked for more. The fruit farm is an utterly unique place, very peaceful, beautiful views, pigs! and a stunning barn. Andy and Irene were incredibly knowledgeable and opened our eyes to a side of Minnesota we would otherwise have missed. It was our first visit to the state and we fell in love with it. Great position for exploring, easy drive to Redwood Falls, Mankato, Minneopea State Park, New Ulm, Gaylord, etc. Also a good drive to Little House on the Prairie's Walnut Grove/ De Smet Thank you for a wonderful stay!
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Response from Irene:
Thank you Jess and Nick for the lovely review. It was really nice getting to know you, I am so glad you were able to make a stop at our farm for the night. I hope you had a great vacation and are getting back into your routine at home just fine. You are welcome back anytime!
August 2017

Tyler User Profile
August 2017
York Farm was exactly what my wife and I were looking for! It is only an hour from the Twin Cities, but you feel much further away when you get there. Andy was an excellent host for our stay. The Well House was clean and had more room than we needed (it is actually very small) because we were never in there. Andy gave us a full tour of the farm. The variety of organic fruit they grow here is mind boggling. The pigs were our favorite. They ate like well pigs and Andy would get in there and pet them. They all laid down like dogs and let him rub their bellies. We helped gather fresh veggies from the garden and prepped dinner in the summer kitchen. Andy then prepared an amazing pork (from one of their own pigs) dinner cooked in the wood fire outdoor oven. We all ate together and shared stories, Andy has a lot of good ones. If you didn't know already Uni-cycling can take you to a lot of places in this world! I took a dip in the Pool aka the man made pond. The water was very refreshing and clean. The property is truly beautiful. Flowers were blooming everywhere and Irene's bees were busy collecting their pollen. We closed our night out with a glass of wine by the fire. We called it a night around 10:30. The country air can really take a lot out of you. We loved the York Farm and we plan on coming back some day. At $75 a night its a steal when you include a meal its highway robbery. I think they could charge more so take advantage now before they take my advice :) Thanks again Andy for being a great host and Irene for your excellent communication up to trip! Tyler Gangestad

Hutchinson, Minnesota, United StatesJoined in December 2015
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