Farm Stays

Join us on the farm for a unique, friendly, and rustic stay in our tiny (farm) house.

Our wooded farm is located on the edge of Cove, Oregon at the base of Mt. Fanny. Our farm is a working, family farm. We raise produce and a few animals for ourselves, our community, and the region.

We love to welcome visitors to the farm and experience farm life for a few days. We also love introducing folks to our beautiful region.

Accommodations:

We offer a tiny house for rent that has a full size bed for two people. A kid or two can sleep on pads on the floor. Older kids or additional adults can stay in our homemade tear drop camp trailer (aka the guest room) adjacent to the tiny house.

The tiny house is rustic, comfortable, and full of light. It has electricity and is heated with wood. There is “running water” out of an old-fashioned crock that we fill from the spigot outside. It is outfitted with a gas cook stove, fridge, plenty of wood, and a full kitchen. The composting toilet is outside. There is access to a shower, an office for remote work, and wifi in another building on the farm.

The tiny house is located next to a creek surrounded by oak and ponderosa pine trees. It has views of the woods and our pastures.

Staying in the tiny house is an experience somewhere between camping and normal life. We don’t call it glamping (glamour camping) since it isn’t glamorous–it is, again, rustic. We know it isn’t for everyone, but we love the tiny house like a member of our family. It kept us warm, dry, and happy for eight years before we built our farm house. If you like unique experiences, you don’t mind building a fire, and you don’t mind using an outhouse, then you’ll love it, and we’ll love to have you as a guest.

The Area:

We live on the Native lands of the Cayuse, Umatilla & Walla Walla past and present and honor with gratitude the land itself and its people.

The farm is located on the west side of the Wallowa mountains in the Cop Copi or Grande Ronde valley–one of the largest round valleys in the world. We are eight miles from the Moss Springs trailhead into the Eagle Cap Wilderness and within 30 minutes to an hour drive of many other trailheads into the Wallowa, Elk Horn, and Blue Mountains.

From our farm you can easily access resort & back country skiing, mountain & road biking, hiking, birding, fishing, and Hot Lake hot springs for the day. We are 10 minutes from historic Union, 30 minutes from La Grande, and 45 minutes from Baker City and Pendleton. We are about two hours from Wallowa Lake.

What we can offer you:

Farmer Nella Mae Parks and her husband Michael Hatch are outdoor and nature enthusiasts. Nella Mae grew up adventuring in the region and learning the flora from her ecologist mom. Hatch spend 10 years as a ski guide in the Sawtooths of Idaho and is the current director of the Outdoor Adventure Program at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande.

We are happy to help folks plan their trips, see and appreciate northeast Oregon regardless of your previous experience in the outdoors. We are very tied into our community and can recommend hikes, bike trails, white water, gear rental options, guides, shuttles, vistas & sites, restaurants, and more depending on your interests.

With advance notice, we can arrange a multi-farm tour around Union County or provide a gardening, food preservation, art, or baking class. We also teach folks western swing dance!

We kindly request:

  • Dogs on a leash. As we have farm dogs, wildlife, and livestock, we require visiting dogs to stay on a leash at all times.
  • Let us show you around. Please visit the greenhouses and livestock with someone from the farm.
  • Practice farm courtesies. Don’t park in the driveway & leave gates as you find them (open or closed.)
  • Keep an eye on your kids.

How to Book a Reservation:

Nella Mae’s Farm Stays are available starting July 1st, 2021. You can make a reservation soon through hipcamp.com or contact us by email or phone. 541-910-4098 or farmer@nellamaesfarm.com.

Looking forward to seeing you!