Barn and Breakfast

13 Sep

Did you know that goats snore?  Well they do and I know this first hand.  Last week-end my husband was away and the weather was gorgeous so my children and I booked to sleep in the hay in a barn in the mountains of Switzerland.  With goats.

There is a great program in Switzerland called Schlaf Im Stroh (Sleep in the Hay) in which over 200 farms open their barns to tourists to sleep.  It costs next to nothing and is an experience to say the least.  And to make it all the more fun and convenient the farm where we stayed is only a little over an hour from our house (the kids mentioned that it’s so close that we could even do it EVERY week-end).

In the coming weeks I’ll be writing an in-depth description of our stay for my Traveling With Kids column on Classic Play!  but in the meantime here are a few photos of our wonderful stay (the kids said it was their best trip EVER).

Where we co-slept with the snoring goats.

Our bed for the night.

On a evening stroll in the mountains.

Views from the farm.
Most delicious cheese made at the farm.

Check back for the link to my travel column soon to find out more about this amazing barn stay.


4 Responses to “Barn and Breakfast”

  1. Christy Milford (@SweetSavoring) September 24, 2012 at 23:38 #

    Hi! I followed your link from Design Mom and I love reading about people living in Europe! This barn stay sounds like it’s right up my alley. I’ve done lots of solo traveling, and now that I’m married it’s fun planning on where I’ll go with my husband 🙂

    P.S. I believe you about the cheese- there’s just nothing like fresh from the farm.

    • Jillian in Italy September 25, 2012 at 23:35 #

      That cheese! It was just so so tasty. I think my son ate half the plate!

  2. Kirsty@Bonjour September 24, 2012 at 23:52 #

    What a great idea… I wonder if they do this in France too? I could handle it for one night, after that it would have to be either me or the goats as I can’t stand snoring! The cheese looks divine, a great advantage to a farm stay.

    • Jillian in Italy September 25, 2012 at 23:38 #

      I handled it for one night (without too much sleep). I don’t think I could do more than that though.

      I don’t know if they do it in France but it’s worth a trip to Switzerland just for this!

      And yes…the cheese was divine!

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