If Fido needs a relaxing country getaway this summer, there’s no need to book a flight to Provence, France, for him to enjoy a lavender farm. There are gorgeous pet-friendly farms throughout the U.S. that welcome you and your pup to pick this aromatic plant. And, of course, plenty of opportunities to snap a few pictures.
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1. Pelindaba Lavender Farm
The "peak of purpleness" for visiting Pelindaba Lavender Farm is from the beginning of July through the end of August. You and you pup are free to walk the lavender fields and pick stems in the cutting garden. While you're on the farm, be sure to check out over 200 lavender products sold on-site (including a pet product line!), visit the Demonstration Garden and Essential Oil Distillery, and buy your own lavender plants to bring home at the nursery.
After a long day in the lavender fields, Fido can relax at this Vintage Island Home that's walking distance from the ferry.
2. Loess Hills Lavender Farm
At Loess Hills Lavender Farm, you and your pup can wander around the rows of plants and pick your own by the stem out in the fields. Their lavender blooms from Mid-June through September. Loess Hills offers other products in the barn, such as farm-made lavender fudge, tea, spices and lotion.
Bring your furry friend’s favorite flower back to this charming home near downtown Omaha.
3. Lavender Valley Field and Farm
With Mount Hood as the backdrop, Fido is sure to get some Instagram-worthy shots in these purple fields. Lavender Valley Field and Farm has 10 varieties of lavender plants which start blooming in mid June, with peak season falling in the beginning of July. The farm offers pick-yourself lavender as well as plenty of homemade lavender-infused products.
Located down the road from the farm, you can stay at this cozy home furnished with a hot tub and fireplace.
4. White Oak Lavender Farm
This family-owned lavender farm has plenty for you and Fido to do on your next country stay-cation. Just minutes from Harrisonburg and about an hour from Charlottesville, White Oak Lavender Farm gives you the opportunity to relax in the country without straying too far from the city. It’s both a lavender farm and vineyard, so you'll be able to wander the purple fields and sip on local wine during your visit.
Located in Harrisonburg, this tiny home with a huge yard is a perfect base for your summer getaway.
5. Purple Haze Lavender Farm & Gift Shop
This 12-acre farm contains more than 15,000 plants of more than 50 varieties of lavender for you and your pup to frolic in this summer. The lavender fields at Purple Haze Lavender Farm range from typical shades of violet and dark purple to white and pink, so you’re sure to enjoy the views.
If Fido wants to extend his stay and receive first-hand experience on this working farm, there’s a pet-friendly 3-bedroom vacation rental on the property. Dogs are welcome in the home for an additional fee of $100 per stay.
6. Araceli Farms
Relatively new to the business, Araceli Farms opened it’s lavender fields to the public (and pups) in 2018. While visiting, you’re free to harvest your own stems and flowers from the seven lavender varieties grown here. To ensure the farm isn’t overcrowded for the 2020 season, tickets are required ahead of time, which may be purchased for $5 for general admission and $15 for admission and a lavender bundle.
For centrally located digs between the farm and Sacramento, reserve a few days at this modern home.
7. Frogholler Lavender farm
Frogholler’s lavender field, store and greenhouse are located on 4 acres, which gives four-legged pickers plenty of space to roam and enjoy the relaxing scents. Try to plan your trip around Farm Feast Days, when you’ll be able to enjoy home-cooked meals on the premises.
After learning the farm life ropes, stay at a secluded 22-acre country getaway where your pup can continue to explore the North Carolina woods and creeks.
8. Pageo Lavender Farm
Set in the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, the picturesque Pageo Lavender Farm is sure to delight dogs and their humans. The farm’s fields open every summer for you-pick, and the gift shop offers a selection of lavender-infused products. If you’re staying the whole day, lunches may be ordered with 24 hours notice.
If your pup still has energy after a long day picking lavender, he can run in the fenced yard at this comfy bungalow.
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