The Farmstead Experience

Hi we’re Glen and Lisa Oostema – the proud owners of Oostema Farmstead, a working farm located a short drive from Lynden, WA.

We have been married for 35+ years; we have two grown children and two grandchildren.

We are retired Dairy Farmers. We left this industry about 15 years ago after 12 years on the dairy, where Glen was raised as a child. We took over his parents’ dairy of 30 years.

We had the opportunity to sell the dairy, and we did. We moved to our current property, which is 117 acres. We have raspberries and field crops that surround the Farmstead.  You will also find our herd of cattle as we raise Grass-Fed Wagyu here on the Farmstead. 

In 2016, we opened our first Farmhouse Apartment listing. Since then, we have added a Tiny Farmhouse and a small intimate campground, making the most of our fantastic, secluded, and peaceful location in Whatcom County.

We have loved sharing our home, and the Farmstead with many guests, turned friends, from all around the world! It is indeed our priority to provide a comfortable, beautiful, and peaceful space for you. But most importantly, we hope you will find rest and relaxation close to nature with a glimpse into a slow living pace, and we hope to share that experience with you through your stay.

If you have difficulty with anything, do not hesitate to let us know, and we will be more than happy to help you. In addition, we can be reached by phone via text or phone calls.

Call Us at: 1-360-815-1492

Stay with us for an experience unlike any you’ve had before. We have the best sunsets and you can see the horizon for miles!

Your Farm Stay

Welcome to Oostema Farmstead – Award Winning

Enjoy a unique farm stay on a 117-acre working farm nestled in beautiful Whatcom County. Enjoy a true escape where you will wake up to country views and experience hospitality that is second to none!


Whether you’re looking to slow down and unwind from your busy life or seeking a new experience and adventure, a stay at Oostema Farmstead may be just what you need.

Surrounded by farmland and contented livestock, visitors can enjoy a relaxing break from the fast-paced city lifestyle, with plenty of room and freedom in a beautiful, rural setting.

With 117 acres to explore, the Farmstead is the perfect getaway for adventure and relaxation. Visitors can enjoy plenty of walking paths through the berries, roads for bicycle and scooter riding, and an abundance of opportunities for nature study (Eagles, Snow Geese, Ducks, and other birds), photography, and other artistic endeavors.

Start your day with countryside views, breathing in the fresh air while watching the sunrise over Mt. Baker. Take in the beauty that is this vast land. End your day with mesmerizing sunsets while relaxing in front of your private firepit.


Farm vacations are well known worldwide but not so for many Americans. ‘Know your farmer. Know your food.’ is a current rallying cry in the U.S. as urbanites look for connections to their food and to the countryside, and farmers look for avenues to diversify.  It’s about meeting in the middle – farmer and guest. Everyone benefits.  Don’t worry. It will not be boring. It’s about the rural experience and putting a personal face and story to farming.

While farmers’ markets bring fresh food to the city, farm stays invite guests to stay overnight in the country and experience the lifestyle – for a night, a weekend, or more. Where else can you feed a cow, pet a goat, harvest your veggies from the garden, see the stars, or collect eggs?

We offer a variety of accommodations from camping and a two-bedroom apartment to our luxurious Tiny Farmhouse. None are alike.

Explore the gardens, take a walk through the berries and say hello to our cows, chickens, goat, and pig. Stop awhile and take in the panoramic views!

There’s no shortage of fun outdoor activities here on the farm and beyond.


Activities for every day of your visit.

Oostema Farmstead is surrounded by sheer natural beauty and has many things to do and places to visit. Here are just a few:

◾Easy drives to surrounding towns of Lynden and Bellingham with their specialty shops, restaurants, and cafes.
◾Scenic drives to surrounding areas of interest like Chuckanut Drive and Mt. Baker.
◾ Plenty of activities like fishing, golf, cycling, beachcombing, and trail walking are all within easy reach.
◾Local farmers’ markets are in the nearby towns of Bellingham and Lynden.
◾Other places of interest and activities include Whatcom Falls, local beer and wineries, and Lummi Island.
◾We are also the gateway to the San Juan Islands and, of course, our friends to the North, Vancouver, and Whistler, BC.
◾Or just spend a day chilling on the Farm!


Cook up farm-fresh meals by purchasing ahead via our store website – enjoy home-grown eggs, sausage, bacon, Wagyu beef, and other delicious meats.

As a guest on the farm, you’re invited to share in the gifts of farm life. Guests can enjoy fresh produce from our garden and fresh eggs from our chickens. Kids and adults are welcome to help feed the animals, collect eggs from our chickens, visit the animals, feed them a treat, and harvest fresh vegetables (depending on season and availability).

And acres of raspberry fields that offer a delightful place to wander – and pick a few fruits while in season!

To find out more, visit   Farmstead Store

We are delighted to be awarded Accommodation Provider Of The Year 2021.

Thanks to the excellent feedback from guests who have stayed with us, and indeed many thanks to those who helped us with their very kind reviews of our property.
It is an honor for us, and we will keep up our efforts to maintain high standards in hospitality & service!

We look forward to many years to come.

Choose from...

The Apartment

Perfect for
2-4 guests

The Tiny Farmhouse

Perfect for 2 guests

Farm Stay In Washington

The Barn

Perfect for 2 guests

RV Sites

Choose from Full Hookups to Dry Camping

Tent Camping

In our
beautiful gardens