Agricultural farmstays are a transient lodging accommodation containing five or fewer guestrooms in a single family dwelling or guest house, provided as part of the farming operation, with an on-site farmer in residence and that includes all meals provided in the price of the lodging. Agricultural farmstays must directly relate and support the farming operation on site. The farmer must be in residence on the property. An Agricultural Promotion Plan shall be prepared and submitted that demonstrates the primary use of land is agriculture and that the use promotes and educates guests about local agriculture. This use is subject to Transient Occupancy Taxes.
Definition of Agriculture, Sonoma County General Plan: The production of food, fiber, plant materials, and the raising and maintaining of horses, donkeys, mules, and similar livestock and farm animals.
Agricultural farmstays may be conducted subject to issuance of a zoning permit in: LIA, DA, LEA, and RRD zones. Agricultural farmstays may also be conducted subject to issuance of a use permit in coastal districts: LIA CC, LEA CC, DA CC, RRD CC, and AR CC.