farm by the creek
Farm by the Creek rests beside one of Kabini River’s main tributaries. It is a riverside farm initiative that advocates the conservation and nurturing of the surrounding biodiversity. The farm is enveloped by flourishing plantations and paddy fields, providing scenic views and opportunities for relaxed walks, cycling, and photography. The hosts reside on the farm and grow a diverse range of fruits and vegetables, and raise chickens, goats, and cows.
The hosts strongly adhere to a slow-paced lifestyle, typical of a small Kerala village. They demonstrate their reverence towards the community’s traditions by sourcing locally-made goods and by hiring locals. Farm by the Creek offers a refreshing escape from routine life and a much-needed alternative to ordinary establishments. Take a breather, relish the cool Wayanad breeze, and immerse yourself in the local way of life.
Farm by the Creek is a private retreat located beside a river that consists of 4 rooms. The cottages are a combination of earthy colours and textures that are influenced by both Malabar architecture and rustic farmhouses. There are picturesque views of the surrounding beauty. The rooms themselves are spacious, offering sit-outs, enclosed decks, and king-size beds with vintage mattresses.
The area is surrounded by coconut, bamboo, mango, jackfruit, and cashew trees, and has sequestered hammocks and swings for for ultimate relaxation in the outdoors. The open areas and sumptuous grass also provide a playground for children to safely play and interact with farm animals.
Additionally, a common terrace area is available for guests to relax and enjoy a hot cuppa.
Wholesome food is cooked with ingredients obtained from animals and plants, which are grown locally or at home without the use of any chemicals. Savour an assortment of fresh and local dishes every day. The food offered is predominantly South Indian and Kerala cuisine.
Farm by the Creek is ideal for people looking to escape from hectic city life. It is suitable for groups of friends, families, or couples who desire to experience traditional Kerala village lifestyle and farm-living, in comfort.
As part of the Nilgiri biosphere, Wayanad is a haven for birdwatchers and trekkers alike. Moreover, many single-day and multi-day treks start here, in addition to various natural sights that are just a short drive away.
Farm by the Creek is located in the heart of Wayanad district, about an hour away from the main town of Kalpetta and 12 km from Kuruva Island. The farm stay is a little over 100 km from Kozhikode, and if you’re driving from Bengaluru, the drive should take around 6 hours.
Accurate details will be provided at the time of confirmation.
things to do
A quick dip in the river and a walk across the paddy fields, while enjoying the serenity and crisp morning air, can do wonders for your well-being. Swimming, fishing, and a traditional coracle ride on the river can all be arranged. Additionally, informative plantation walks are available, where you can learn about how coffee, pepper, and areca nut are cultivated and harvested. If conditions permit, guests are welcome to engage in some of the farm activities.
Visiting the local tribal community is a must-do, where you can learn about their ancient traditional customs and lifestyles, as well as how they are adapting to modern life. Here, you can even learn a bit of archery, pottery, or basket weaving. Bicycles are available on-site, and yoga, meditation, and Ayurvedic treatments can be organised. Please get in touch with us for bookings.
The property costs Rs. 5000 for doubles, inclusive of breakfast.
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