The SpaceNorth Star Horse Farm is a working farm. We offer riding lessons, summer camps, a growing equine therapy program, and ongoing horse boarding and breeding. Please do not explore the Farm without supervision; we would be happy to give you a tour when we have a moment!
In fact, we have guest stalls as well as guest rooms, so if you're traveling with a horse or three and want to stay close to them, you've found the perfect place to stay! (Additional charges will apply if your horse(s) also need to stay over.)
The two rooms we have for rent overlook some of the paddocks where we turn horses out daily. Each has ample closet space, a comfortable full size bed, drawer space, and a comfortable chair to relax in.
Linens are provided. For stays of a week or longer, we're happy to switch out your sheets and towels. You're also welcome to take advantage of our washer & dryer. Guest AccessGuests will have use of their room(s), the upstairs full bathroom, the kitchen (BYO food), the breakfast nook, and the front porch and back deck. Please check before using the living room and dining room, since we have a dog who loves going in there and chewing up whatever he can reach!
The basement is rented by another tenant, and the owner stays in the master bedroom upstairs. We appreciate your respect of those personal spaces. Interaction with GuestsIt varies. No meals are provided, but you're welcome to use the kitchen (as long as you leave it as clean as you found it!). We have busy schedules to keep to, so the timing may or may not work out for us to spend much time with you while you're here. The NeighborhoodIt's rural out here for sure! There are farms and fields as far as the eye can see, but downtown Aurora is just 10 minutes away by car. Grocery stores and a small mall are just a couple of miles away. Getting AroundThere's plenty of free parking on the farm, but little public transportation nearby. The La Fox Metra stop on the UP-West line is under 10 minutes away by car -- and the Aurora stop on the BNSF Metra is about 15 minutes away by car. Taxis are available at both train stations. Other Things to NoteRiding lessons can usually be arranged with 24 hours notice. Lessons cost $40/hr per person, or $30/half hr.