We are a small 3 acre hobby farm with many fun animals! Our house pets, a golden-doodle named Chloe and a cat named Cleo, help us "run the farm" and watch over our friendly little pony, several crazy goats and over 40 Chickens. In the spring, we tap our Maple trees to make yummy Maple Syrup and we also ready the garden beds and plant our gardens. Sometimes we get lucky and introduce new animals in the Springtime as well. Baby goats and baby chicks make everything exciting and new. Summer is always full of new projects, building barns, mending fences, and of course the animal chores; milking goats, feeding animals, bathing the pony and mucking stalls. Do I even need to mention how gorgeous the farm is in the Fall? With all of the Maple, and other trees surrounding our property, the beauty comes to it's peak in the fall months. Surrounding the nature on our farm is even more nature! We have deer, coyotes, thousands of squirrels, and so many different breeds of wild birds (drawn in my our many bird feeders) to see as well.
***Please note: as of July 2021 We do not currently spray for mosquitos due to our free range chickens on site. You will want mosquito spray if you plan to spend any time outside, especially at night!***
We don’t have any official designated or specific spots to park. Our home has an asphalt drive and lots of grass and shade areas to park for an overnight rest depending on the size of camper or rig. We will help decide the best spots depending on the time of year and the size of your rig!
We have a large fire pit that we often have evening fires in and overnight guests are welcome to sit outside at the fire. If you're interested in seeing the animals, or helping out around the farm, that may be available as well! You will find we are very willing to lend a hand. While we didn't "check the box" if you are running low on water, we are willing to top you off if need be! Don't be afraid to ask!
We do have a single 30amp/110v electric hookup, (behind our current travel trailer which is parked in a gravel parking spot near our house). We also have 15-20 amp service that could be used if available. Power might not always be available but again, it never hurts to ask!
1. Please keep pets on a leash! If your dog likes to bark at and chase animals you must keep them on an extra short leash as we have chickens running around. Please be sure to pickup after your pets.
2. Please - No smoking
All roads are paved to our home. We have an asphalt driveway and lots of sunny and shady areas. We are less than 2 miles off the highway.
We prefer for our overnight guests to stay connected to your rig however if it is necessary or preferred to unhook than you are permitted to do so. We have 3 acres and all overnight stays are easily parked on the grass around our property with plenty of room for a vehicle parked next to your rig.
The Michigan Capital is 15 minutes away if you've never seen it. They offer tours depending on the dates of your start. If you're in the mood for more animals and nature, Potter Park Zoo is very close, as well as Harris Nature Center. Just 8 minutes away is the Meridian Historical Village that hosts many reenactments and has cute shops and actives available. They also have Farmers Markets all Spring and Summer-Fall long! There are some great golf courses, tons of fabulous restaurants, and endless things to do within 20 minutes of Maple Darling Farm.
Brad and Alley couldn’t have been more welcoming!
It was a very quiet and relaxing night spent on their Farm!
We were the first guests at Maple darling farm. Our hosts were incredibly gracious. We had options on where to park with power supplied as needed. The chickens the goats and the pony created a refreshing atmosphere and our hosts and their children were wonderful people. Welcome to stay at our place anytime.