Excerpts from the report Highlights: Farm vacation businesses provide needed additional income for numerous New England families. City people began visiting farms in the region decades ago. New England's recreation attractions and widespread advertising give farm vacation facilities in this region an advantage over those in other regions. Advantages of a farm vacation business include: Earning additional cash income, meeting interesting people, learning about other places, helping city people learn about farm life, and being appreciated for skills the family and neighbors often take for granted. Some disadvantages inherent in farm vacation businesses, as in many recreation enterprises, include: A short summer season, adverse weather and other conditions over which operators have no control, and occasional difficulties with uncooperative guests. Additional disadvantages of farm vacation businesses are the lack of privacy and the fact that the income may be low.