Recently I ran into a friend I had not seen in years and she wondered what had happened to our Crippen Creek Chronicles. She had lost touch with our adventures here at the farm and missed it. Apparently not everyone is on Facebook or Instagram, both of which have become quick substitutes for blogging. Boy was I shocked when I pulled up my blog and saw that my last post was in 2015.


So spring seems to be a good time to dust it off and bring everyone up to date on happenings here at Crippen Creek.


Without a doubt the biggest change has been the addition of another dwelling unit that we now call The Roadhouse. We have always felt bad to turn down guests that were traveling with young children. But when you only have two guest rooms and you are here for a quiet getaway the last thing you want is to experience someone’s toddler having a meltdown. We have made an exception to the rule when the guest books both rooms.

Well now your favorite farm getaway just got more family friendly!

 If you're looking for a summer escape that's less than two hours from Portland, the Inn at Crippen Creek Farm can now accommodate your whole family - including the family dog!

Long known for our gourmet farm-to-table food and warm country comfort, the Inn at Crippen Creek Farm is proud to introduce the Roadhouse - an entirely new vacation home adjacent to our main property.

The Roadhouse is a light and bright 3-bedroom home that sleeps 9 and offers all the comforts of the main Inn, plus the option to cook your own meals in its well-equipped chef's kitchen.

Give the kids a break from summer screen time and give them a little screened porch time instead - kids are welcome and encouraged to learn about farm life by participating in chores like feeding the chickens, slopping the hogs, collecting eggs, and more.

Meanwhile, Mom and Dad can take a cooking class, learn how to bake artisan bread, or just relax and let the gentle sound of the nearby creek melt away the stress of everyday life.

The Roadhouse is a great gathering place for small retreats whether you are a lone writer or an artist seeking solitude, or a group of friends gathering to pursue a craft or spiritual development. We have already hosted several Fiber Arts Retreats that included meals along with your lodging. If your group wants to economize by doing their own cooking that can be arranged as well.

So we will leave it there for now and see if I can challenge myself to more regular and timely posting.

But let me ask you. What kind of content would you like to see? Recipes? Kitchen tip? Our adventures and misadventures in farming? Meanwhile please enjoy these pictures of our Roadhouse.