15 Gorgeous Farmhouses To Relax, Reconnect With Nature And Stay In
Modern comforts, native experiences, and a cozy country vibe—we compile the most eye-catching and relaxing farmhouses across the country for a truly relaxing getaway for you and your loved ones
It’s no secret that being in nature is a good healing balm for a tired body and mind. The warm rays of the sun, the soft and fresh breeze, the calming sway of the trees and leaves—these natural cues bring in us a sense of relaxation, which sometimes, are all we need to recuperate from the stress and anxiety of the daily grind.
The healing and restorative powers of nature is not just something that’s “a matter of fact.” A number of studies have found correlations between exposure to nature and a host of physical, mental, and emotional benefits such as improved attention, lower stress, better mood, reduced risk of psychiatric disorders, and even upticks in empathy and cooperation.
For example, a study by University of Chicago psychologist Marc Berman, PhD found that those who live in neighborhoods with more green space showed better attentional functioning than those who live in homes in the middle of cement jungles.
Even the sounds of nature were found to be recuperative, and a study published in the Pscyhonomic Bulletin & Review found that listening to nature sounds helped people perform better in demanding cognitive tests than those who listened to urban sounds.
What’s the root of our connection to nature? Well, researchers published in the International Journal of Well-being that “since our ancestors evolved in wild settings and relied on the environment for survival, we have an innate drive to connect with nature. The stress reduction hypothesis posits that spending time in nature triggers a physiological response that lowers stress levels.”
So, are you ready for your turn to go back to nature and take some time off from the stresses of your daily work? We found 15 farmhouses with modern, native, and country themes around the country that you should definitely check out for your much-needed dose of calmness and relaxation.