Farmhouse Instructions and Information

Hi we’re Glen and Lisa Oostema – the proud owners of Oostema Farmstead.

Thank you for booking to stay with us.  We hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing time at the Farmstead and that your stay exceeds your expectations.

Whatever your reason for staying with us, your comfort is our priority, and we guarantee you a genuinely warm welcome.

To get the most out of your stay here and to ensure your safety and comfort, we’d be grateful if you could take the time to read this check in information.

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.
Glen or Lisa 1-360-815-1494

Our aim is for you to leave fully relaxed, refreshed, and with incredible memories that you will cherish forever!

Warm Wishes

Glen and Lisa Oostema

Wake up to Country Views

Peaceful ⭐Relaxing ⭐Beautiful Surroundings


  • Would you please read the Farmhouse information listed here on this page and one located on the table in the Apartment?

  • You will find a tutorial video here for all the information about the house here.

  •              ***Please note, if you rented the King Bedroom only, the 2nd bedroom and bathroom are not available.  If you rented the 2 BEDROOM, you will have access to both rooms.***

  •  If you are using the hideaway, please watch this video here.  Charges may apply to use the bedding if no extra guest fee was paid.

  • Would you please leave the door closed at all times? If you choose to leave the door open for an extended time, it will result in unwanted flies into the home, which will create extra cleaning fees to remove what they leave behind.

If you have unloaded your luggage at the steps, you then can pull up and around the top of the driveway.  You will see a guest parking sign. Pull up to that sign and park there.  Do no go past the sign and park in front of our garage doors.  There is space between the sign and our garage for us to get out. 

Once you have parked by the guest’s sign, you can turn around and walk back down the driveway.  There is a sign that says “apartment.” Enter through the sliding glass door. 



You can check into the apartment from 4 pm on the day of arrival. We kindly ask that you check out on the day of departure before 11 am.

You can check into the Farmhouse Apartment after 4 pm. 

Follow the driveway to the Y in the road and then make a left up the little hill to the Main Farmhouse.  If you need to unload your vehicle, you may stop at the Apartment sign, at the top of the stairs that lead to the patio, and unload your vehicle.  

Yes, a keyless check in is available. The sliding glass door will be open and a key will be on the kitchen table for your use.

Yes, we can accommodate up to six people in the Farmhouse Apartment.

The sofa converts into an Air Dream Sofa Sleeper for 2 which provides the same plush dimensions and luxury feel as a premium mattress, as you will see from the video demonstration below.  There is an extra charge for use of the linens and hideaway bed. 

For your convenience robes, bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, complimentary toiletries, tissues and a hairdryer are provided in each room.

If you are using the hideaway, please watch this video here.

The Sheets and blanket are located in the King Bedroom in the closet. Charges may apply to use the bed if no extra guest fee was paid. 

The sofa converts into an Air Dream Sofa Sleeper for 2 which provides the same plush dimensions and luxury feels like a premium mattress

Please watch the video, any damages resulting in failure to use the airbed properly will be charged to the guest.

When you stay in the apartment, you benefit from exclusive use of your own private patio area with a large patio table and seating area from which you can enjoy amazing panoramic views across the fields. A private outdoor grill and utensils is also provided for your use. IN addition, you can also enjoy shared use of the garden with both other guests and the owners (who you will often find tending and working in the garden 😊)

You can access the internet free of charge. Search for the wireless network called Guest, and You will require the password Farmstead. Wi-Fi is available outside, but you may not have a signal unless you are closer to the house. 

  • We do offer a smart TV.
  • If you log into your account, please log out. We will not be responsible for other charges. Would you please not unplug the Satellite or TV cords? A fee may apply if we need to fix it.

The Farmstead is pet Friendly, you can bring up to two dogs, under 50lbs for an extra charge per pet of $50 per stay

Here on the Farmstead, we do allow pets. You are more than welcome to walk with them around the property and let them stretch their legs. We ask that they are on a leash at all times and that you clean up after them. If you would like to take them off-leash, kindly walk in the raspberry fields. There are 55 acres that you can wander through. 

  • Dogs are NOT allowed in the barn. No exceptions.

  • Pets are not allowed on the bed or the couch. They must have their own bed.

  • We do offer a pet towel, and it is located in the basket under the TV stand.

  • Pets must be walked by a responsible person and cleaned up immediately.

  • A dog cannot be left unattended at any time without our permission in the apartment.

All non-registered guests must have a parking permit(-you can ask us for one-), park in the VISITOR parking area, and leave by 9 PM.

As we all know, unfortunately, noise travels! Here at Oostema Farmstead, we pride ourselves on providing a tranquil and peaceful place to stay, and because of this, we have a designated “quiet time,” which is between 10 pm and 7 am. We kindly ask that you respect other guests by keeping noise levels to a minimum during this time.

Our Farmstead store is not open daily.  You can pre-purchase your products before arrival, which is highly recommended for optimal thawing time. To shop, go here: Farmstead Store.

Please order all meats 24 hours before your arrival, so we can collect the meats and get them thawed out for you to cook when you arrive.  If you wish to purchase additional meats or items, please make an appointment with Lisa. We will gladly open the store for you, and you can browse our products.  

Pre-Order Your Farm-Fresh Produce

Why not enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner fresh from the Farmstead? Cook up farm-fresh meals by purchasing ahead via our store website – enjoy home-grown eggs, sausage, bacon, Wagyu beef and other delicious meats

Everything will be ready for you in the refrigerator when you arrive.  To find out more, head over to our online store.

Add one of our mouth-watering meats, along with Farmstead fresh eggs, and you’ve got the most delicious meal of truly Farmstead local produce! 

In addition, during the season, you can also purchase one of our $5 baskets to pick and fill as you go with all your favorite herbs and organic vegetables.

Picking fresh produce and then teaming it with fresh meat and eggs for lunch or dinner is one of life’s simplest pleasures.

We ask that you vacate the property by 11 am on your day of departure to enable us sufficient time to prepare for the next guests.

  • Before you leave, please dispose of trash in the can we provide.
  • Please place all dirty dishes in the designated tub
  • Please do not leave any excess like large cardboard or packaging material-please take it with you. We do not recycle, so place all bottles and cans in the designated garbage can. If you would like to recycle or you have excess, you can go here: Nooksack Valley Disposal and Recycling 250 Birch Bay Lynden Rd, Lynden,  
  • Place all the dirty laundry in the basket located in the King Bedroom, in the closet.
  • There is no need to strip the bed. 

Take a look around

The Facilities

The barn is home to our animals, and here you will find our Wagyu herd and a few other breeds of cows. You will discover our calves, Cash (Holstein), Ruby (Shorthorn), Sylvia (our Kune Kene pig), and Cher (our Boar goat) in their pens. 

  • Treats for the animals: We provide a limited amount of treats for the animals. You can find some for Sylvia and Cher near their pens in red Folgers Coffee Tubs. We ask that you spaciously feed them treats so there is some for the other guests to enjoy providing them, and do not feed or throw any hay, grain, or anything else for them to eat. 

  • Alfalfa cubes can be found in the front of the Big Gabrel Yellow Barn. But, again, please limit the amount so others can also enjoy this activity.

  • We ask that you spaciously feed them treats so there is some for the other guests to enjoy providing them, and DO NOT FEED or throw any hay, grain, or anything else for them to eat. This can make them very ILL! AGAIN DO NOT FEED THEM ANYTHING ELSE. 

  • Caution and Child Supervision: Children or minors are not allowed in the barn alone. They MUST have an adult with them at all times.

  • Please supervise all children with you AT ALL TIMES. The property is a working farm with electric fences, machinery, sharp tools, livestock, and other items not present at a typical camping facility. Parents are responsible for ensuring their children’s safety and any other children that belong to their group and assume all risks associated with staying on the Farmstead.

To Join our Tour, sign up here:  Farmstead Tours

Enjoy free high-speed wi-fi, Direct TV, smart TV, a selection of board games, various books, guides and maps. The apartment also offers a separate working area with a desk for somewhere quiet to catch up with emails and messages.

The kitchenette facilities include complimentary coffee and tea, a water cooler, mini fridge, microwave oven, toaster, coffee pot and all the amenities required to help you prepare light meals.

For your use, we supply a BBQ. Please turn off all burners when done and clean them up after each use. There are utensils and pans located under the toaster oven.

You have access to the Farmstead Laundry Area which is located in the Farmstead Barn Office and offers both a washer and dryer.

Hot Tub

  • The hot tub is available upon request. — The Farmhouse Hot Tub is available for all our accommodation guests and can be booked for your private use. ⁣⁣⁣Evening time slots are 7:30 and 9 pm -please click here to book a time

  • Unregistered Guests are not allowed in the hot tub. Please follow the directions in the accommodations on opening and closing the hot tub. Failure to follow instructions may damage the lid, and this will be passed on to the guest.

  • Please do not bring glass cups to the hot tub. However, we provide plastic cups located above the microwave for your convince.

  • The Hot Tub is located at the back of the main Farmhouse and can be accessed by walking through our yard – so bring shoes to wear!

  • The robes provided in the bathroom can be used for your convenience.

  • You will need to walk through the campground during the summer months to access the Hot Tub.

  • Hot Tub hours are until 10 pm, no exceptions.

  • Children under the age of 18 must be supervised at all times. 

You have complete access to all of the property, so you may take full advantage of the fields to wander through. From riding bikes to leisurely walks through the raspberry fields, it’s there for you to enjoy. The driveway goes in a circle around the main Farmstead, and it will lead to the fields.

You will find a map of the property located at the check-in station in the campground for your convenience. 


The management will not accept responsibility for any valuables lost or mislaid unless handed in for safe custody. Further, we take no responsibility for any damages or losses incurred to vehicles or property contained therein. Guests are reminded to take the usual precautions and not leave any valuables or other items on show in their vehicles. Our total liability to you is limited to the booking price, and under no circumstances will we be responsible for any indirect or special damages

Nearest Shops:
Northwood Market and Thirsty Badger: A small family-owned convenience store, located at the corner of Northwood and E. Badger Rd. 1501 E. Badger, Lynden
Groceries, toiletries, meds, Beer, and Wine are available for purchase.
Nearest Bank / U.S. Bank ATM – Address: 218 Front St, Lynden.
Nearest Post Office: Address: 600 Front St, Lynden.
Nearest Pharmacy: Rite Aid Address: 8090 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden.

How to use the hideaway

The Two Bedroom Apartment