My wife, two year old daughter, and I enjoyed a relatively pleasant two night stay. I always start with the positives, and I do think there are several. The cost is very affordable, and was the primary draw for our booking, in conjunction with the attempt to stay away from the mega-resort feel. Anita, the matriarch of the family, is a good hostess and greeted us very warmly. There were warm cookies/cakes, popcorn, ice tea, and lemonade available most of the day each day in the common area of the farmhouse. Many of the other guests had children, and the environment is very child-friendly. The farm/petting zoo area was absolutely wonderful. Most of my daughter's time was spent feeding and "talking to" the rooster, four goats, peacock, rabbits, and kittens. The basics of the positive reviews are very accurate.
On the equivocal side, guests need to remember that this is an 1800s farm house. It creaks, has musty odors, and rotten wood permeates a lot of the exterior gazebo/common areas. The room, however, was relatively clean.
On the negative side, the first impression upon arrival is one of confusion. There is a sign that points to "check-in", but the idea of reception or check-in is very loose. Much of the direction received from the hosts about events or how to reach someone on staff is placed on notes taped to the farm house door. There are many toys/books/videos available for children to utilize, but they are very old, worn, and somewhat dingy. As one of the other reviewers noted, the breakfast is very mediocre at best. The greatest drawback, ironically, was the location. We were hoping for a more country setting, but the inn is located adjacent to a 55 mph freeway that is elevated above the inn. It makes for a very noisy nap on the hammock in the yard.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay, which is why we rate the experience a 3 out of 5, but wanted other travelers to have a balanced perspective. We would still choose this location over one of the crazed resorts, and it was a great value when you include breakfast--but we may try something a bit more expensive next go-around for an annual get-away.