ABC acres - Hamilton
ABC acres is a Permaculture Farmstead in the Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana - as our guest, join us in the adventures of growing and raising healthier food choices while regenerating the world around us.
Family owned/operated and established in the fall of 2012, ABC acres focuses on sustainable food production, healthy living systems, and regenerative ecological design. Our cattle, chickens, goats, turkeys, and pigs are out on open pasture, eating, resting, and living the way nature intended. Much like our livestock family, our vegetables, herbs, fruits, and nuts are grown with the same approach. Its a mixture of annuals and perennials intertwined with pollinator species, companion plantings, and multi-structured food forests. Its natures way..a way of reducing disease, increasing harvest, and ensuring diversity for an overall healthy farm. In fact, doing things that mirror natural ecosystems is the focus of our operations.
ABC acres presently offers two newly-built, and well-appointed homes for Farm Stays and Vacation Rental - THE GUEST HOUSE and THE GATE HOUSE.
THE GUEST HOUSE and THE GATE HOUSE were constructed with health and wellness in mind for the resident - built with no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) both inside and out, non-toxic spray foam insulation, HEPA filtration for high quality interior air all season long, and Alive Water systems to reinvigorate and re-energize water at all points of use..these speaking to the underlying theme of healthy environments which pervades the farmstead.
THE GUEST HOUSE was built in 2014. Offering four dedicated bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, comfortable living/dining space, and well-equipped kitchen, THE GUEST HOUSE interior sits at about 1800 sqft. On the exterior, a covered deck along with outdoor dining set and lounge furniture for your relaxation and viewing pleasure. Seasonal strawberry patches situated off the North side, as well as a selection of culinary herbs for use in the kitchen, are all yours to enjoy.
THE GUEST HOUSE is situated in the heart of the farm. Positioned alongside the seasonal waterway (April to October), the current implement shed, and in close proximity to the goat barn, livestock paddocks, and owners residence, THE GUEST HOUSE pays witness to many daily activities of the farm.
THE GATE HOUSE, ABC acres newest farm structure (built Summer of 2015), offers two dedicated bedrooms, two full bathrooms, comfortable living/dining spaces, and a spacious, well-equipped kitchen - an interior of about 1200 sqft, plus single-car garage.
As for the exterior, THE GATE HOUSE offers a bit of separation/privacy despite being just a moments walk to the action of the farm. An East-facing front porch if for your coffee and sunrise, a patio on the North side is situated alongside the newly planted fruit orchard, and on the South side, a recently added pergola provides shade if for taking in the sweeping Valley views and/or an outdoor celebration.complete with bbq grill and fire pit. Watch as June-bearing strawberries explode, late summer blackberries climb the fence, and fall apples and pears adorn the trees all fresh, organic edibles for your tasting pleasure!
As a guest of the farm, and from the comfort of your home or whilst strolling about the property, you may witness osprey fishing for trout in the waterway, farm staff running pasture irrigation, elk & deer grazing the pastures at dusk, any number of processes that go into the design and earthwork of a fully-functioning Permaculture system, and much much more. It is these on-farm experiences that give staying at ABC acres its uniqueness and charm.
As you settle into your stay, be sure to take in all the sights, sounds, and activities that ABC acres has to offer. Self-guided walking maps will direct you around the property.take time to read the informational kiosks strategically positioned throughout, enjoy a morning coffee or afternoon rest alongside the Crater Garden recreation & picnic area, spend some time photographing the various livestock, watch the honey bees buzzing amongst the diverse plant selection or, better yet, grab a fishing pole and stroll down to the Bitterroot River to try your hand at hooking dinner! As a guest of the farm, many complementary activities await during your stay.its just a matter of how you might wish to spend your time.
Conveniently located just a few miles South of Hamilton, a short walk to the Bitterroot River, and bordered by picturesque farms and public lands, ABC acres provides an idyllic combination of wide-open spaces, wildlife, and outdoor adventure, while also remaining just minutes from the towns happenings and city amenities. Be it fishing, hiking, or boating...golfing, skiing, or wine-tasting...grocery stores and dining....or rock climbing and hot air ballooning.whatever you might fancy, ABC acres is within its reach.
Dont hesitate to contact our Farm Stay Manager with any questions you might have, where/what you can explore, and how to best enjoy the abundance of on- and off-farm activities available. Beyond a place to simply rest your head, ABC acres is here to enhance your visit and help create memories for a lifetime.
1075 Sleeping Child Road
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