If Fido needs a relaxing country getaway this summer, there’s no need to book a flight to Provence, France, for him to enjoy a lavender farm. There are pet-friendly farms throughout the U.S. that welcome you and your pup to pick this aromatic plant. And, of course, there are plenty of opportunities to snap a few pictures.
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Pelindaba Lavender Farm
The "peak of purpleness" for visiting Pelindaba Lavender Farm is from the beginning of July through the end of August. You and your pup are free to walk the lavender fields and pick stems in the cutting garden. While you're on the farm, be sure to check out over 200 lavender products sold on-site (including a pet product line!), visit the Demonstration Garden and Essential Oil Distillery, and buy your own lavender plants to bring home from the nursery.
After a long day in the fields, salty sea dogs can get their fix of nautical fun without stepping a paw off dry land at The Wayfarers Rest.
Loess Hills Lavender Farm
At Loess Hills Lavender Farm, you and your pup can wander around the rows of plants and pick your own flowers from the fields by the stem. Their lavender blooms from mid-June through September. Loess Hills offers other products in the barn, such as farm-made lavender fudge, tea, spices, and lotion.
Playing on-leash at the farm is great fun, but Fido may also need to let loose before bedtime. This nearby Omaha home has a fully fenced backyard for zoomies.
Lavender Valley Field and Farm
With Mount Hood as the backdrop, Fido is sure to get some Instagram-worthy shots in these purple fields. Lavender Valley Field and Farm has 10 varieties of lavender plants which start blooming in mid-June, with peak season falling at the beginning of July. The farm offers pick-yourself lavender as well as plenty of homemade lavender-infused products.
Located down the road from the farm, you can stay at this cozy home furnished with a hot tub and fireplace.
White Oak Lavender Farm
This family-owned lavender farm has plenty for you and Fido to do on your next country stay-cation. Just minutes from Harrisonburg and about an hour from Charlottesville, White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple Wolf Vineyard gives you the opportunity to relax in the country without straying too far from the city. It’s both a lavender farm and vineyard, so you'll be able to wander the purple fields and sip on local wine during your visit. Dogs are welcome in the winery area and fields in front of the gift shop, but not allowed in the gardens in the back where the owner’s animals reside.
Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, this charming tiny house features plenty of grassy space for walking your pup and serves as the perfect base for your summer getaway.
Purple Haze Lavender Farm & Gift Shop
Purple Haze Lavender Farm contains more than 15,000 plants of more than 50 varieties of lavender for you and your pup to frolic in this summer. The lavender fields range from typical shades of violet and dark purple to white and pink, so you’re sure to enjoy the views. Before you leave, swing by the outdoor window of the farm’s Bell Bottom Beverages and order lavender lemonade, or share a scoop of ice cream with Fido.
Take your sweet-smelling lavender gifts underground at this one-of-a-kind dome home in Sequim.
Frogholler Lavender Farm
Frogholler Lavender Farm’s field, store, and greenhouse are located on four acres, which gives furry pickers plenty of space to roam and enjoy the relaxing scents. Try to plan your trip around Farm Feast Days, when you’ll be able to enjoy home-cooked meals on the premises.
After learning the farm life ropes, stay at a secluded 22-acre country getaway where your pup can continue to explore the North Carolina woods and creeks.
Pageo Lavender Farm
Set in the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, the picturesque Pageo Lavender Farm is sure to delight dogs and their humans. The farm’s you-pick fields open every summer, and the gift shop offers a selection of lavender-infused products. If you’re planning on staying the whole day, call ahead to place an order for lunch from the seasonal menu.
If your pup still has energy after picking lavender all day, he can run in the fenced yard at this comfy bungalow.
Willowfield Lavender Farm
The organic Willowfield Lavender Farm features a four-acre field covered in approximately 1,000 perfectly purple plants. After a prance through the flowers, explore the rest of the 28-acre farm, which includes a variety of pet-friendly woodland trails. Before you leave, swing by the shop and enjoy a selection of lavender-infused drinks and snacks.
Enjoy a farm stay after your farm visit at Grandpa's Cabin at Heidenreich Hollow. While Fido takes a lavender-infused nap, take a dip in the outdoor wood-fired clawfoot hot tub.