Policies & Guidelines

Check-In / Check-Out

Check in starts at 4:00 pm on the day of your arrival. Check out is by 11:00 am on the day of your departure. 

Higher ground clearance vehicles (trucks, SUV's, crossover, etc.) recommended to get to the Tiny Stay location.  Parking for 2 vehicles is available next to the Tiny Stay  Parking is available at the bottom of the hill approximately 160 yards from the Tiny Stay.

The Cottage Stay has parking available for 4 vehicles. Easy assess off of Trimbles Mill Road.

What To Bring

Food 

Personal Clothing

Off grid activities (books, board games, etc.) for the Tiny Stay.

Reservation Payments

Reservations must be paid in full at booking.

Restrooms & Water

The Tiny Stay has an adjacent outhouse and shower shed with running water. (The water is from the farm well, and pumped up to a clean holding tank.  Because the water is in a tank, we don’t recommend drinking from the faucets.)   The Tiny Stay has a Berkey water filter for clean drinking or cooking water.  

The Cottage Stay has normal bathrooms and septic system. The house is supplied with well water and the refrigerator is equipped with a water filter.

Visitors

Non-overnight visitors are welcome to visit you during your stay.

Cancellation Guidelines

To cancel a reservation, please contact onfarmstay@gmail.com or text/call 540-416-9069

Full Refund: 28+ Days in advance of check-in start

75% Refund: 27 – 14 Days in advance of check-in start

50% Refund: 13 – 7 Days in advance of check-in start

25% Refund: 6 – 2 Days in advance of check-in start

No Refund: Less than 48 hours from check-in start

If cancellation is due to an uncontrollable emergency / medical circumstance, please contact us directly.

Pets

We love animals, but pets are not allowed at The Tiny stay or The Cottage Stay

Fires & Firewood

Fires are only allowed in the designated stone fire pit or metal fire pit.  Firewood is provided.

Emergencies

Any immediate emergencies please call 540-416-9069. If it’s a medical emergency- call 911.  All calls to 911 must be reported to 540-416-9069 immediately to assist emergency personnel with finding The Tiny Stay location.  Thank you!

Trash

Please place all nonorganic trash (paper, plastic, cans, bottles, tin foil, etc.) in the trash can inside the stays.  Avoid leaving any trash or food scraps outside since this may attract unwanted wildlife visitors. 

Organic trash can be placed in the designated compost bucket in the stay locations.  We compost these scraps on the farm and we appreciate you doing your best to separate your waste.

Smoking

No smoking in The Tiny Stay or The Cottage Stay.

Conduct

No illegal, noxious or offensive activities shall be conducted, nor shall anything be done on the farm, which is or could become an unreasonable annoyance or nuisance.  We will not tolerate abusive or disruptive behavior whether directed at farm staff or other persons.   Harassing or harming livestock will not be tolerated.

The following are grounds for reservation termination and removal from the property: loud noise,(mechanical, musical or vocal) foul or indecent language, causing damage to property or equipment or another person, drunken disorderly conduct, failing to follow rules, failing to follow directions of the farm staff, knowingly harming livestock, threatening or abusive behavior or any other conduct that is not the type of behavior expected at a family campground/resort.

Exploring Polyface Farm

Polyface Farm has an open door policy.  Anyone may come anytime Monday through Saturday to see anything anywhere. Please respect the privacy of private homes.  We have a completely transparent farm operation and truly welcome the integrity that this openness creates.  If you come to stay during Monday – Saturday (store is closed Sundays) and want to also purchase products, please check our store hours.  For the farm's policy about working with us for a day, please see our Tag Along page.  The farm is a total of 960 acres.  On Farm Stay guests are welcome to hike up the mountain road (3.2 miles to the top) to see pig pastures and ponds that feed and supply water for the livestock.   You can refer to the farm map in the Polyface farm store for directions.

 We are happy for brief interactions and pointing guests to their individual interests of things to see on the farm.   We love talking and interacting with visitors to the farm, but we are a working farm with lots of moving parts.  Please respect the time of farm staff.

Unless you have a previous planned appointment with Joel or Daniel Salatin, please respect their time and keep any conversations short.

Private pool in front of the white farm house is off limits to guests.

A children's play area located in front of the farm store can be enjoyed during daylight hours.

All children (under the age of 13) need to be accompanied by an adult (18 and older) during all hours for the duration of their stay at the Tiny Stay. 

While we welcome you anywhere on the farm, including roads, be aware of tractors and equipment and just step aside while the machinery passes.  We have plenty of room to share.

Liability

 On Farm Ventures, LLC and Polyface, Inc accept no liability for physical or non-physical injury.