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Kila
All Year: Spring, Summer, Fall
Area (ha): 20ac 8.1 hectares
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 15668
Region: Mountain

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Last Updated: January 5, 2020


We are a 20 acre off-grid, solar powered, fairly remote homestead on the side of a mountain. We are at 4700 feet elevation. We specialize in raising cashmere goats in a holistic manner. We live in a very small strawbale house, cook on a wood cookstove in the winter, electric hot plates and a little convection oven in the summer.
The land is very special around here, with stunning views and no houses in sight, although there are a couple of neighbors not too far away. Wildlife is everywhere, from rabbits and deer, elk and moose, to foxes, coyotes, wolves, bear and mountain lions.
We have gardens, both veggie and flowers, plus fruit trees and berries. 27 cashmere goats, 17 Chickens,2 dairy goats, and 2 Livestock Guardian dogs.
There are goat pens to clean, gardens to tend to, and firewood to gather, among other things. We have some building projects planned, too. We're bordered by thousands of acres of National Forest lands, so there are lots of hiking opportunities.
We'll share breakfast and dinner with you, mostly homegrown food. You will need to bring your own lunch food and your favorite snacks and share the kitchen. We are gluten free and mostly grain free, so if you like wheat and other grains, you can bring them with you. There is an old Alaskan camper outside, with a really comfortable, cozy bed in it. Eating, showering, etc, is in the house. Come for a few days, or a week or two. Please no dogs. I can't guarantee your dog's safety with two livestock guardian dogs protecting this place.
My husband is working full time off the farm, so I really need help getting all the projects done around here.

reviews (26)
Helper: David Kalanovic Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Serbia Date: August 17, 2019
my stay here was a nice experience and i feel like i learned a lot. ann and j... view complete review

Helper: Sarah Reid Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: June 5, 2019
I spent a week here and it was such a blessing! Ann is one of the sweetest, ... view complete review

Helper: Caitlin McKellick Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: May 19, 2019
Ann and John are such wonderful people! They made me feel very comfortable an... view complete review

Helper: Henley Davis Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 19, 2018
Ann and John's farm felt almost like home after a few days. Located literally... view complete review

Helper: Lisa and Zach Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: June 19, 2017
Zach and I were looking for some firsthand experience with off-grid living an... view complete review

Helper: Brent and Courtney Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: June 15, 2017
Ann and John, We can not thank you enough for taking on all four of us! We a... view complete review

Helper: Andrea Soong Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 27, 2016
I had a wonderful time staying with Ann and her husband on their farm. The l... view complete review

Helper: Dagny Anderson Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 8, 2015
I stayed with Ann and John for about a week in October 2015. I met two other ... view complete review

Helper: Cameron and Jamie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 9, 2015
I stayed on the farm with my friend Cameron for two weeks in August 2015.The ... view complete review

Helper: Ruth and Wesley Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: August 19, 2015
We stayed with Ann for a week in July 2015 and had an amazing time. Ann is a ... view complete review

Helper: Joshua Williamson Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: May 15, 2015
Being a native of New Hampshire and coming to Montana not knowing a soul, Ann... view complete review

Helper: Scott and Julia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 28, 2014
Can't even begin to explain how wonderful staying with Ann was. We had an in... view complete review

Helper: Faye and Calum Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 12, 2014
We stayed at the farm for 1 week in early October. The work we did was pred... view complete review

Helper: Katharina and Fabrice Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 10, 2014
We spent one week with Ann and her goats. Ann is a great host, a good cook, a... view complete review

Helper: Michael Lance Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 3, 2014
I really enjoyed this farm experience, even if for just a weekend. The goats ... view complete review

Helper: Valerie Moulton Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: May 3, 2014
It was an absolute delight to spend a week in Ann's goat paradise! I was luck... view complete review

Helper: Emily Rich Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 22, 2013
I feel so fortunate to have been able to stay at Ann's haven in the pines as ... view complete review

Helper: Krystal and Tyler Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 3, 2013
Ann's place was a blast. The goats are SO cute and fun to play with. We even ... view complete review

Helper: Hunter Stanford Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 30, 2013
Ann is SO much fun to be around. You will be very impressed by the house she ... view complete review

Helper: Colin and Heidi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: June 14, 2013
We love Ann and Pine needle farm! Ann hosted us for 8 months while we lived o... view complete review

Helper: Kyle and Margot Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: May 25, 2013
The Pine Needle Farm is a very unique place and it was very interesting to ex... view complete review

Helper: Molly Starcher Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 16, 2013
My stay at the farm was wonderful. I feel so lucky to have gotten to know Ann... view complete review

Helper: Cassandra Coravos Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: December 30, 2012
I stayed with Ann for a little less than a week over the summer on my first H... view complete review

Helper: Richard cusson Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: September 23, 2012
Only stayed 2 nights but still managed to saw up several cord of firewood for... view complete review

Helper: Rebekah Engstrom Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: September 6, 2012
Ann is great! I stayed for 12 days with Ann there at the farm. There was wood... view complete review

Helper: Matt and Michelle Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 3, 2012
Ann was a very welcoming host. She goes out of her way to make your stay com... view complete review

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