I want to tell you about a magical place where your family can rent a cabin for a holiday farm stay. Staying at Heritage Farm is one of our favorite Christmas activities. It’s a quick little road trip from Indy.
Once upon a chilly evening in the heart of Indiana, our adventurous family of six embarked on a magical journey. We drove a little more than an hour away to Flora, Indiana, where we were welcomed by the warm embrace of a vintage 1850s cabin. The cabin was surrounded by the soft-eyed curiosity of enchanting alpacas, and the nostalgic spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas.
The cabin was rich with the essence of history and the whispers of Christmases past. A single room on the main floor was equipped with seating areas and dining areas. A sink was outside for washing dishes. The bathroom with modern plumbing was attached to the cabin on the outside. Upstairs is a large single bedroom for everyone to share. We found ourselves settling into this historic cabin, exploring the deck, climbing the stairs, and looking in the cupboards.
As flames danced in the fireplace, the joyous laughter of our four children filled the cabin. We cozied up, sharing stories, stringing popcorn for the tree, playing games, and singing Christmas carols. A plate with cookies, marshmallows, and s’more supplies filled the room with sweetness, hot cocoa delighted our senses and warmed our bellies.
From outside, the bells of Santa’s sleigh jingled through the night. A knock upon the door revealed a surprise visit from Santa Claus himself! With twinkling eyes and a jolly demeanor, Santa brought an avalanche of excitement from the children. He knew each of the children by name, their Christmas gift hopes, and even the names of their best friends and teachers. It was the most special Santa visit of all time.
Late that night, snuggled under comfy patchwork comforters, our whole family drifted into dreams filled with the magic of this unique holiday experience. The loft, lovingly prepared, offered a nest for sweet dreams, with the cozy embrace of two full beds and two twin beds.
Morning on the farm brought the delightful aromas of a farm-fresh breakfast. Homemade cinnamon rolls, fresh ingredients, and the genuine warmth of hospitality. Outside, the alpaca farm beckoned. Curious eyes, gentle hooves, and soft fur stir up a world of wonder. My children giggled and laughed as they played and interacted with the beautiful creatures.