Another busy summer has come to a close at East Hill Farm. We had several familiar faces return and many new families join us to explore our farm stay experience. Whether it was the first visit or the twenty-first, we saw all of the families participating in similar activities, including: milking the cow, checking for chicken eggs, making arts and crafts, relaxing by the pool, and chatting over drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the cocktail party.
Throughout the summer of 2017, guests participated in “The BINGO Challenge”, a new challenge where guests participated in fun, farm activities and tasks to earn a five-in-a-row, X, or coverall on the challenge board. Prizes were awarded based on which bingo pattern they completed.
One of the tasks was to write a letter to a favorite staff member or team and explain what they loved about their visit. Whether the guests were first-timers or had been coming for years, we got many of the same responses. Here are a few snippets from the letters we received:
“Dear Velvet [one of our horses], Thank you for our amazing ride. I had so much fun running fast. I truly appreciate your listening skills.”“We wanted to say once again how much our family enjoyed our stay! We relaxed; we made new friends, and got to see the old ones. EHF is a one-of-a-kind place and we are happy and grateful to be able to experience it.”
“Thank you for all the fantastic activities! You all were enthusiastic and fun every day! Thanks again for making our vacation so special.”
“This is our family’s second visit–last year being our first. We have met so many amazing families who came back year after year. This is a testament to EHF’s staff. Beginning with the front office who are friendly and professional down to housekeeping who are efficient and stealth-like, popping in our rooms while we eat our breakfast.”
“Thank you to the grounds keeping/maintenance/do a little of everything staff! You keep the farm looking beautiful. As a fun fact, I learned that the Farm has 2000 new plants and flowers planted every year! That’s so many!”
“Thank you of course to all the barn staff. You take such tremendous care of the animals and are always so friendly and knowledgeable about the animals. The barn is always kept so clean and the animals are so well taken care of.”
“Thank you so much for creating such an amazing place to grow up. Most of my favorite family memories are from East Hill Farm. My farm friends have turned into family. Thank you for the activities and spaces for us to play. Even though we are “adults”, we all are still able to be kids here.”
Farmer Dave and family are appreciative our farmtastic staff who make guests’ vacations fun and relaxing. Thanks so much to all our guests for another fun filled summer on the farm. See you next time!