Story Book Meadows offers opportunities for you and your family to interact with our horses and other farm animals at our Equine Assisted Learning Center or Bed & Breakfast. Please call or text 705-716-7971 OR email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Individual sessions with our horses facilitated by our Life Coach, please visit our website
Bed & Breakfast
All prices are listed per night – maximum of four people (six by special request). Check in time: 4-8 pm Check out time: 12pm
Our basement self serve suite of rooms has a private entrance and a full compact kitchen for your cooking pleasure and living area in addition to the two bedrooms and bath (#1 bedroom has a queen bed and queen pull out couch) (#2 bedroom has two single beds). Decorated with country flair and the farm values of hope, faith & love we have designed this space for you to be filled with a sense of serenity as you reconnect to a forgotten and simpler way of life. Although we offer Wifi and a stereo, we have no tv; so we encourage guests to read a book, play cards or board games, finish a puzzle or just sit awhile and enjoy friends, family or a fire in the fireplace. Although we don’t cook your breakfast, we do supply our farm fresh eggs, bacon and bagels for your self serve breakfast.
If you bring your dog, we have a fenced in yard for them to play in with a doggie door entrance to the kitchen where they can stay when inside.
We are 10 minutes to shopping if you are looking for food and the Loretto Inn and Tavern is just down the road for a late night snack.
**We welcome well behaved children 8 and older
**We welcome well behaved dogs
Call / text 705-716-7971 for availability
1st & 2nd Guest $125/night Each additional Guest is $30/night Dogs $40
Retreats & Experiences
Individual Overnight Retreat Stay
Our personal farm retreat offers you time to disconnect from your everyday life and de-stress. We invite you to our ranch to seek the solitude and that can bring clarity for confusing situations, peace for anxiety and stress, wisdom for decision making and refreshment for the future. Your personal retreat includes any two of the following services (1 hr each): Interactive farm & animal session, Life Coaching, Conflict Coaching, Equine Assisted Learning for Personal Development, Equine Assisted Learning for Leadership Development, Connecting with Horses session.
All inclusive individual experience stay including basement self serve suite for one person for one night is $225 Check in: 12pm – Check out: 12pm
Please call if you would like to bring another person to join you on your personal retreat or if you would like to stay longer than one night so we can give you a multi-night discount!
Group Overnight Retreat Stay
On your first afternoon you will enjoy the Farm Visit & Educational session. Later that evening or in the morning choose your group activity with the horses; Equine Assisted Learning session, Connecting with Horses session or Team Building session. Whichever activity you choose, you will start with bringing your horse in from the field and grooming him/her.
In the morning you are welcome to join our family with morning chores on the farm which includes feeding the animals and collecting fresh hen house eggs for your breakfast. You’ll say goodbye to your furry friends and pick a few vegetables from the garden if they are in season.
All inclusive group experience stay including basement self serve suite for four people for one night is $475 Check in: 12pm – Check out: 12pm
Please call if you would like to stay longer than one night so we can give you a multi-night discount!
Full Day Experiences
Bring your group to the country for a day of refreshment, fun and personal development with our herd of horses and other farm animals. Your day can be customized to provide any of the following services: Interactive farm & animal session, Life Coaching on your desired topic, Equine Assisted Learning for Personal Development, Equine Assisted Learning for Leadership Development, Natural Horsemanship lesson. Or we can accommodate your group’s agenda. Group size is 4-6 people. Snacks and drinks will be supplied. Bring your own lunch. Perfect for a ladies group, mother/daughters, club outing. Please call for customized pricing of larger groups.
Half Day Experiences
Equine Assisted Learning for Youth and/or Adults
Enjoy an afternoon at Story Book Meadows with the farm animals. Learn about the care and keeping of horses and chickens while enjoying the opportunity to connect with nature and the fresh outdoors. Then we’ll take an hour with the horses to see what they have to tell you about yourself through our Equine Assisted Personal Development program. This program helps increase your self-awareness of how you interact with others and build your confidence and self-esteem as you learn about non-verbal communication and other life skills through fun activities for individuals, groups or families. Group sizes up to 6 people. Time: 1pm – 4pm. Snacks and drinks will be supplied. Call/text to arrange the date for your group to visit us.
Natural Horsemanship learning experience:
Spend an afternoon with the horses and take the opportunity to understand the depth and beauty of their personalities. Learn the wonder of speaking their language with our Natural Horsemanship methods. This means you will learn to ‘talk’ to them in their language. We’ll show you the basics, safety, grooming and round penning. There’s so much more to horses than just riding. They are sentient creatures with a depth of empathy and understanding that will shock you as you build a relationship with your horse. Group sizes up to 4 people. Time: 1pm – 4pm. Snacks and drinks will be supplied. Call/text to arrange the date for your group to visit us.
Team Building & Leadership for Adults
Stress in the workplace is an important issue for employer’s today. Our afternoon course in Team Building & Leadership builds resiliency in staff teams. This aids in reducing staff turnover and disability claims, resulting in increased quality of work and life. Our program is beneficial for those in healthcare, social services and first responders; however, anyone in a stressful workplace or customer service industry can benefit too! Group sizes 4- 8 people. Time: 1pm – 4pm. Snacks and drinks will be supplied. Call/text to arrange the date for your group to visit us.
Team Building & Leadership for Youth
Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. Equine Assisted Personal Development is an emerging field in which horses are invited to teach personal growth, life skills & leadership. EAPD is a powerful and effective approach that has an incredible impact on youth. Through engaging with the horses young people find themselves learning valuable life & leadership skills in a fun and exciting environment.
- Communication styles and the roles they play
- Building confidence & increasing self-motivation
- Peer group pressures
- Personality and how it affects leadership
- How to become a more effective leader
Group sizes 4-8 people. Time: 1pm – 4pm. Snacks and drinks will be supplied. Call/text to arrange the date for your group to visit us.
Boarding and Natural Horsemanship Lessons
Indoor/Outdoor board available all year round. Call /text for details & pricing.
Please visit our website for more details