Hiking Trails

283 Covered Bridge Inn Maria DeForrest

This vast farmland offers many options for our trail blazers. Stretch your legs and enjoy the wildlife! Keep in mind – this is a WORKING dairy farm. You may encounter crops, tractors, livestock, irrigation, and sometimes our distinct dairy aroma! (You’ve been warned!) All trails will end by the pond and through the Covered Bridge on your way back to your comfortable room. View map of grounds.


wine fireplace

loveseat pillow

This laid back room invites our guests to gather and relax.  Cozy up to our 200 year old restored fireplace in one of the rich leather chairs or tufted sofas to enjoy your coffee, a good book, or casual conversation. The years of character companied with high end design and meticulous craftmanship will take your breath away.

breakfast and the dining room

breakfast table

breakfast spread

place setting

The dining room is the original dining room where our Hopkins ancestors had their meals and nourished their bodies for a day of hard work on the dairy farm. Help yourself to the 24 hour beverage station with unlimited coffee, tea, water, ice maker, and our farm made ICE CREAM!   Our farmhouse breakfast will be served from 8 - 9 am. Be sure to indicate any dietary restrictions or food allergies on your reservation. We are happy to accommodate any unique needs. 

Camp Fire

fire pit

campfire group

The ultimate in social relaxation at the end of a long day is to sit around a camp fire and share stories with family and friends – old and new.  Make s'mores while letting the warmth of the campfire flames relax your body and mind.  Campfire wood and kindling always available.  S’mores kits are available for purchase.

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The vast acreage of open land available for you to stroll includes the gardens, the courtyard, the dairy barn, the Covered Bridge and pond. Escape to a secluded bench to enjoy a book, watch the hummingbirds feast, or take a walk through the Covered Bridge and sit by the pond to enjoy the wide open spaces available to you. View map of grounds.

Front Porch

rockers front porch

Bask in the surrounding farmland on our front porch rockers. Slow your body and mind to really enjoy and appreciate the land. The front porch is available any time of day or night to enjoy a rock and a refreshment.  After a summer rain, the local farmers insist that you can hear the corn growing…you just have to sit and listen. Watch the deer and wild turkeys stroll across the fields in the fall, and take in the blossoms and promises of warm weather that spring time offers.