In 2012, the Southwell family’s dream for a simpler, healthier life in the mountains took root in 80 acres of Southwest Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. From that land rose their permaculture farmstead, ABC acres, a destination for on-farm vacation getaways, or “farm stays,” with guided farm tours, livestock feedings, nature observation walks and workshops.
Wanting other farmers to share the economic and educational opportunities, yet finding no travel agencies or booking sites suited to support their properties and immersive offerings, the Southwells did what they do: They dug in to build a network committed to supporting the land and those who steward it. With Yonder, the Southwells are bringing Stewards and travelers together, expanding beyond farm stays and creating a platform for diverse nature-rich experiences.
For Yonder it’s simple: We believe reconnecting with nature will restore the planet and humankind. We’re activating our purpose by mobilizing a collection of countries and businesses to renew reciprocity between humans and nature. Positive systemic change is our goal.
Every property and activity that qualifies for our platform goes through a careful selection process that ensures access to nature, uniqueness and management by people, Stewards, who demonstrate a commitment to their local environment and communities.
We believe that our nature-rich stays and activities not only inspire a deeper appreciation for the natural world, but also a greater sense of responsibility to protect it. As the climate crisis heightens, cultivating nature advocates is critical.
We bring a beginner’s mind to life and offer new ways to engage with the world, instill hope and connect with something bigger.
We honor nature’s power to ground us; reignite our curiosity; and physically, spiritually and mentally heal us.
We nurture our environment, our local communities and our guests by setting the new standard in travel that prioritizes environmental and social responsibility and fosters profitability.
We reinvent travel and hospitality by relying on experts and insights to inform our ideas and redefine extraordinary service for our guests and our Stewards.