Get Your Much-Needed Breath of Fresh Air at These Farm Stays Near the Metro
Treat yourself to a much-needed change of scenery for a night or two.
by Ina Louise Manto | September 23, 2021
Getting tired of your daily routine and dreaming of getting a long overdue breather where you’ll only be surrounded by nature for a night or two? You’re not alone in dreaming of someplace where you can wake up to the sounds of chirping birds, crisp cool air, and worry about nothing but lounging. For the next long weekend or a special celebration, go on a short drive from the metro and treat yourself to a relaxing staycation at these farm stays:
Location: Lucban, Quezon
Head down south and find yourself in a little oasis in Lucban, Quezon. Surrounded by tall coconut trees and greenery, the Ponce Farm offers a glamping experience where you’ll get to stay at a stylish tent that can accommodate up to 10 guests. Bring a picnic mat, run around with your pet, cool off at the private pool — there’s plenty of activities you can do here. At night, you can go stargazing on the tent’s platform or have a fun movie night; the tent comes with a projector!
Rates start at P10,814. Book your stay here.
Location: Lobo, Batangas
If you can’t choose between the mountains and sea for your next getaway, Campo Canueza will let you experience the best of both worlds. The two-story bahay kubo has three airconditioned bedrooms, which can accommodate up to 10 guests. A private pool has also been recently added to the property and if you’re in the mood for some sun and sea, the beach is just a 5 to 10-minute drive away from the property.
Rates start at P8,000 per night. Book your stay here.
Location: Nueva Ecija
Perched on a hill scenic A-frame cabin will let you wake up to an unobstructed view of the Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges and Pantabangan River. Honestly, waking up early to catch the sunset wouldn’t be a problem when you’ll get this stunning view. The cabin has two floors: a spacious living and sleeping area on the ground floor and an attic with a large window for appreciating the surrounding view even when indoors. If you want to rough it out, a tent can also be set up on the cabin’s veranda.
Rates start at P1,500 per night for a weekday stay. To book your stay, send a message to their Facebook page.
Gina’s Garden and Farm
Location: Real, Quezon
If you don’t want to go for the long drive to Baguio, Gina’s Garden and Farm would give you a similar Baguio experience. It’s located in the Sierra Madre Mountain ranges, with three hectares of land waiting to be explored. From hammocks attached on trees to Bali-like nests for picture-taking, nature will be your playground at Gina’s Garden. Try waking up early during your stay and you might see the thick Baguio-like fog when you go out for a morning walk.
For inquiries and bookings, send a message to their Facebook page.
Location: Cabuyao, Laguna
Does your dream retirement include buying a piece of land, setting up your own farm, and settling in a quaint home? Gabby’s Farm will let you get a taste of the retirement dream minus the expenses and work involved in building a farm. The two-floor bahay kubo features spaces you’d find in a classic Pinoy home: a silong on the ground level and a mezzanine on the upper floor. It’s in a serene location with views of Mt. Makiling, Tagaytay Ridge, Laguna de Bay, and Calamba cityscape but still offers the convenience of being close to popular destinations. Tagaytay is just 10 minutes away and Nuvali, a commercial place in Sta. Rosa is just 15 minutes away.
Rates start at P7,400 per night. Book your stay here.
Lily Vacation Farm House
Location: Jala-Jala Rizal
Lily Vacation Farm House offers a bit of everything during a stay, which is perfect for family reunions, intimate celebrations, and even team buildings. They have a farmhouse with three bedrooms that can accommodate up to 14 guests, a glamping house for four for those who want to rough it out, and a bahay kubo with two double mattresses for a rustic stay. There’s a private pool at the back of the farmhouse overlooking a view of Mt. Makiling, Mt. Bahanaw, and Laguna de Bay! Other than relaxing, there are plenty of activities to do here too, as they have facilities for sports, horseback riding, ATV rides, and more.
Rates start at P22, 407 per night. Book your stay here.
Travel safely and responsibly! For more information on travel requirements, contact the Airbnb hosts or send a message to their official pages.