Farm stay policy

Policies & Guidelines

Check-In / Check-Out

Check in starts at 4:00 pm on the day of your arrival. Check out is by 11:00 am on the day of your departure.

The Cottage Stay has parking available for 2 vehicles. camper, uhal or trailer. 

What To Bring


Personal Clothing

Reservation Payments

Reservations must be paid in full at booking.


Non-overnight visitors are welcome to visit you during your stay.


We love animals, but pets are not allowed at  The Cottage Stay

Fires & Firewood

Fires are only allowed in the designated stone fire pit or metal fire pit.  Firewood is provided.


Any immediate emergencies please call Dawn 970-210-3980 or Ron970-238-0794. If it’s a medical emergency- call 911.   


Please place all nonorganic trash (paper, plastic, cans, bottles, tin foil, etc.) in the trash can inside the stays.  Avoid leaving any trash or food scraps outside since this may attract unwanted wildlife visitors.

Organic trash can be placed in the designated compost bucket in the stay locations.  We compost these scraps on the farm and we appreciate you doing your best to separate your waste.


No smoking inside The Cottage Stay.


No illegal, noxious or offensive activities shall be conducted, nor shall anything be done on the farm, which is or could become an unreasonable annoyance or nuisance.  We will not tolerate abusive or disruptive behavior whether directed at farm staff or other persons.   Harassing or harming livestock will not be tolerated.

The following are grounds for reservation termination and removal from the property: loud noise,(mechanical, musical or vocal) foul or indecent language, causing damage to property or equipment or another person, drunken disorderly conduct, failing to follow rules, failing to follow directions of the farm staff, knowingly harming livestock, threatening or abusive behavior or any other conduct that is not the type of behavior expected at a family campground/resort.

Exploring Shag Valley Farm

Shag Valley Farm has an open-door policy.  Anyone may come anytime Monday through Saturday to see anything anywhere. Please respect the privacy of private homes.  We have a completely transparent farm operation and truly welcome the integrity that this openness creates.  If you come to stay during Monday – Saturday (store is closed Sundays) and want to also purchase products, please check our store hours.  For the farm’s policy about working with us for a day, please see our Tag Along page.  The farm is a total of 5 acres.

 We are happy for brief interactions and pointing guests to their individual interests of things to see on the farm.   We love talking and interacting with visitors to the farm, but we are a working farm with lots of moving parts.  Please respect the time of the farm staff.

Unless you have a previous planned appointment with Ron or Dawn Donalson please respect their time and keep any conversations short.

A children’s play area located in front of the farm store can be enjoyed during daylight hours.

All children (under the age of 13) need to be accompanied by an adult (18 and older) during all hours of their stay at the Cottage.

While we welcome you anywhere on the farm, including roads, be aware of tractors and equipment and just step aside while the machinery passes.  We have plenty of room to share.


 On Farm Ventures, LLC and Shag Valley Farm, Inc accept no liability for physical or non-physical injury.