Organic lifestyles are all the rage these days, and where better to go than a hidden farm tucked away somewhere in the foothills of the mountains. Get to know the locals, experience new craft and farming techniques and stay away from the city for a few days at these super cool farmstays.
1. Hmong Hilltribe Lodge
For a real Hmong experience, check into the lodge that teaches you the history, and introduces you to the lifestyle of the Hmong. Sit around fire pits, while learning traditional dancing and dress of the Hmong.
111 Moo 4, Tambon Mae Raem,
Amphur Mae Rim
081 993 1416
2. Mindful Farm
This place is for people who want to enrich the mind and go organic. Meditation is a vital part of this farmstay retreat, with lots of other activities from dharma study to farming to keep you active and open minded.
123 Moo 4 Pang Term Village, Maesap, Samoeng
086 196 0304 (English and Thai)
086 184 4480 (English and Japanese)
3. Phrao Organic Farm
Take a day trip to learn about planting, growing and harvesting your very own organic vegetables. Accommodation will soon be available for those wanting to stay longer too.
217 Moo 3, T. Wiang, Phrao
081 274 5656, 093 184 8194
4. Daradalay Banndin Farm
Only open during the winter months, this simple farmstay offers a heartwarming experience in community life and sufficiency economy concepts. Stay in mud huts and eat local organic food around a campfire.
5. Thung Dong Farm Stay
Learn Thai cooking, go hot air ballooning, study farm animal care and float lanterns at night around a fire. A true local farm experience with a variety of exciting experiences awaiting you.
Huai Kaeo, Mae On District
084 363 7504
6. Baan Hom Samunphrai
Live in a farm surrounded by Thai herbs and plants that are used in the farmstay’s main objective — to get people cooking organic Thai food. They even use the herbs in their massage and herbal therapy courses if you’d prefer.
93/2 Moo 12 Tawangtan, Saraphi
053 817 362, 053 817 356
7. Youdin Kindee Farm Stay
Join the farmers in the height of the harvest and learn how to collect, prepare and cook with fresh organic vegetables. Spend the night in the heart of the farm and enjoy the fresh green air around you.
83 Moo12, Baan Mae Nai, Mae Ram, Mae Rim
091 479 8687