Media and Press

Heritage Farm has been featured by several media. Scroll the section below to read or view the feature stories.

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Indiana's Best Unique Sleeps

Visit Indiana

Visit Indiana's travel website recently held a contest for viewers to vote for their favorite unique place to stay in Indiana.  Heritage Farm was voted #8!

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America’s 10 Best Farm Stay Vacation Rentals

Lonely Planet

CAROLINE MORSE TEEL

August 2020, FLORA, Ind.— You won’t see many people at these American farm stay rentals, but you will see lots of friendly fluffy faces – animals like alpacas and baby goats, are part of the package deal. Don’t expect to be sleeping in the barn or waking up at the crack of dawn to milk the cows, as these working farms have added luxurious accommodations for guests who can pitch in as much (or as little) as they like during their stay.

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Heritage Farm Stay

Farm Stay Vacations

Travel Indiana Magazine - Elizabeth Granger

January 2020, FLORA, Ind.— A respite in the country can provide a way to unwind and reboot. Remarkable cultural and animal awareness, as well as friendship often comes as a bonus.[more...]

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WISH-TV Feature

Anchor Brenna Donnelly

Oct. 2019, FLORA, Ind. (WISH) — A website is helping provide a boost to income and tourism to some farms in central Indiana by connecting tourists to campsites.

The site is called HipCamp and works as a short-term property rental like Airbnb and Vrbo, except instead of renting a room in a house or an apartment, you rent a space of land on a farm to pitch a tent, a tiny house by a river, or a cabin in the woods. [more...]

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The Cabin Issue

Midwest Living Magazine

June, 2019 - The moment I open my car door, farm smells and noisy songbirds whisk me far away from the radio static. In lieu of a bellhop, a stray alpaca struts across the gravel driveway. Chickens form a welcome party at my feet, scurry out of reach, then linger close by. Even the landscaping lets out a raspy bark before the bushes part against the roly-poly waddle of … a polar bear? No, a Great Pyrenees, Tim Sheets says, emerging from the farmhouse. He introduces me to Jack and his shy counterpart, Frost, who stays hidden in the shrubs. “Let me show you the cabin,” Tim says. [more...]

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Indiana's Unique Accommodations

Travel Indiana Magazine

January, 2019 - Animals play a part at Heritage Farm in Flora, too, near Kokomo. Here it’s alpacas. Because the public was curious about the animals, owners Tim and Beth Sheets began hosting one-day seminars to introduce the alpacas to the public. [more...]

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Harvest Host, New Friends & Alpaca

Maine Family Travels Blog

October, 2018 - We stayed at our third Harvest Host in Flora, Indiana — The Heritage Farm Suri Alpacas.  We happened to be one of three RVs staying the night, which proved to be a lot of fun! [more...]

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Revived by Alpacas and Agritourism

Indiana Preservation Magazine

November, 2017 - If you approach Tim and Beth Sheets' farm in Howard County from the west, you can tell their agricultural product—alpacas—right away. The shingle design on the barn roof tells that story. Brown, white, and black Suri alpacas roam the pastures surrounding the barn where Hereford
cattle once grazed. [more...]

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If These Barns Could Talk

My Indiana Home Magazine

Fall 2017 - Take a leisurely drive through the Indiana countryside and you'll likely pass dozens of barns - some weathered and tattered from decades of use, others sharp and freshly painted - each with a story to tell. [more...]

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Rural & Romantic

My Indiana Home Magazine

Spring 2017 - Couples tie the knot at Indiana Farms. [more...]

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Alpaca Farm

Curiosity Quest TV Episode

September 2016 - We had the privilege of having the host and crew of the PBS kids show, Curiosity Quest visit our farm and film an episode. You can view the episode below. Even though the program is geared towards kids, the video contains a lot of great information for everyone! [more...]

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Into the Fringe

Farm INDIANA Magazine

July 2016 - Genealogy has become a lucrative global enterprise as families seek roots that anchor and ties that bind. In Indiana, those roots often were first planted in farmland and continue to grow and flourish throughout subsequent generations. [more...]

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The Definative Guide to Raising Alpacas

Modern Farmer Magazine

Fall 2015  - Having gone from boom to bust seven years ago, alpacas are poised to once again take the country by storm. (And is it any wonder?) [more...]

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Barn Raising at Heritage Farm

Video Blog

August, 2010  - Wow! What a weekend.  We got considerably more done than I was hoping for.  Our barn crew of 12 family members and friends started to arrived at 8:00 a.m.  Son Michael, daughter Jennifer and Son-in-law Taylor (along with grandaughter Kylie) came from Indy and Flora. [more...]