Farmhouse Stays in Catalonia
Dotted throughout Catalonia are farmhouses (casas rurales in Spanish, and cases de pagès or masíes in Catalan), where you can spend a weekend or longer. Accommodations vary from small, rustic homes to spacious, luxurious farmhouses with fireplaces and pools. Sometimes you stay in a guest room, as at a bed-and-breakfast; in other places you rent the entire house and do your own cooking. Most tourist offices, including the main Catalonia Tourist Office in Barcelona, have information and listings. Several organizations in Spain have detailed listings and descriptions of Catalonia's farmhouses, and it's best to book through one of these.
Confederació del Turisme Rural i l'Agroturisme de Catalunya. www.catalunyarural.info.
Federació del Turisme Rural d'Unió de Pagesos de Catalunya. www.agroturisme.org.