Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have modified our cleaning process to add more bleach based cleaning solutions.   We have previously used the “green” cleaning processes, but in an effort to make the cabins as safe as possible for our guests during the pandemic, we are now using the stronger bleach based products.   We are also deep cleaning more frequently and are paying special attention to the high touch areas.   We have always drained and cleaned the hot tubs after a guest checks out, and we are continuing that process with bleach based solutions. 

We will be wearing face masks whenever we are interacting with customers.  We suggest our customers wear face masks when interacting with other people, but it is not required.  The local rules on face masks are constantly in flux by the local governments, so please let us know if you have any questions about the current rules that are in effect during the time of your stay.   Many area businesses require their customers to wear face masks, so we highly recommend you bring a face mask when traveling.


We use mulching blades on all of our mowers to keep from creating lawn waste.   We compost the animal manure, along with grass, leaves, and fresh vegetable and herb waste.  Once the raw material has composted, we use it as fertilizer on the property to grow plants and to enhance the landscape.  Our composting process uses about 15,000 gallons of raw material each year (measured by 50 gallon collection bins). We are proud of our manure management program and our ability to keep natural vegetation out of the landfill.

The farm has thousands of trees.  As we trim trees and remove dead trees from time to time, we recycle them.  If the trees are hardwoods, they are cut into firewood for the cabins.  Small limbs and brush are ground into wood chips and used for mulch on the trails and around the plants.  We purchase the majority of our firewood from a local supplier, who gets his firewood from trees that are being removed for some reason, as part of landscaping, therefore recycling the trees that would otherwise be waste material, and also avoiding the cutting of beautiful trees just to produce firewood. 

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