We’re so thrilled to have you joining us at the Farmstead! We’re eager to make your stay a delightful and calming experience that exceeds your expectations.
We recognize that everyone has their own reasons for coming to stay with us, and we want to ensure that you’re comfortable during your time here. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we’re committed to offering you a sincerely warm welcome.
To make the most of your stay, and to ensure your safety and comfort, we kindly request that you take a moment to read through our check-in information. If you need assistance with anything, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
Our ultimate goal is for you to depart feeling entirely rejuvenated, renewed, and with wonderful memories that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
Glen and Lisa Oostema
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 10 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, we have a central air conditioner that we can turn up for your comfort.
Yes, a self check in is available. The sliding glass door will be open and a key will be on the kitchen table for your use.
For your convenience robes, bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, complimentary toiletries, tissues and a hairdryer are provided in each room.
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.
All non-registered guests must have a parking permit(-you can ask us for one-), park in the VISITOR parking area, and leave by 8 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.
In addition, during the season, you can also purchase one of our garden 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 10 am on your day of departure to enable us sufficient time to prepare for the next guests.
The barn is home to our animals, and here you will find our Wagyu herd and a few other breeds of cows. .
Treats for the animals: We provide a limited amount of treats for the animals. 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.
The kitchenette facilities include complimentary coffee and tea, apartment fridge, microwave oven, toaster, coffee pot and all the amenities required to help you prepare light meals.
For your use, we supply a BBQ. It has a side burner for cooking with a skillet or pot.
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.
The hot tub is available upon request. — The Farmhouse Hot Tub is available for all our accommodation guests and can be booked for private use. –-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, which 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 convenience.
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 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
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.
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