Mt. Province: Sagada Orange Picking

Located in the town of Sagada in Mt. Province, Rock Farm Inn and Cafe is an inn that is highly visited by tourists because of its orange picking activity.



It is a fact that there are more people Googling "Orange Picking in Sagada" than Rock Farm Inn and Cafe. It is not something that the owners should be concerned with but something that they should be proud of. Why?
The "naturific"  Rock Farm Inn and Cafe

Enjoy picking your own oranges!
That's right focus my dear wife!

Rock Farm Inn and cafe is actually located in an part of Sagada that is quite isolated. As a matter of fact, roads to the inn is unpaved and lacks proper lighting. Therefore, the popularity of the orange picking activity brings in customers to their doorsteps.

Oranges mania!
The Annoying Orange would sure hate this
Before I further tackle the orange picking activity, lets first check out what the history of the place. The 9-hectare land where Rock Farm Inn and Cafe now stands in was acquired by its owners way back in 1993. It was originally developed into an orange orchard which eventually gained popularity resulting to the construction of the inn that stands today.
Inside the cafe
A quiet part of the cafe

Rock Farm Inn and Cafe, as its name suggests, has an inn and a cafe... 


Speaking of its inn, here's its accommodation rates:

  • Executive Room - P2,100 / night
  • Mini Executive Room - P1,800 / night
  • Bunk Rooms for 8 - P500 pax / night for groups of 4 or more ; P2,000 minimum rate for groups 3 or less
  • Bunkrooms for 6 -  P500 pax / night for groups of 4 or more ; P1,500 minimum rate for groups 3 or less
  • Basement Accommodation: P2,000 / night 
  • Romantic Couple Rooms - P1,300 / night
Then there is the cafe... Cafe Bodega was launched in 2005. It has a rustic feel and offers an eclectic menu that is a must try. 

Now for the highlight of Rock Farm Inn and Cafe -its orange orchard. The "citrusy" smell of the orchard gives early mornings a unique feel if you're staying in one of its rooms. You can avail of the orange picking / orange eat-all-you-can activity for only P50, the catch? You can only eat the oranges inside the orchard and you have to do so in only 30 minutes. 
We gotta pay for that.

If you can't get enough of the oranges and you want to bring some home, then tell the staff and she/he will give you a basket after your eat-all-you-can stint. Fill it up with as many oranges that you want and pay the amount after it has been weighed. 
Here's a tip: Taste the fruit of every tree. Harvest and buy only from the tree that has fruits that suits your taste.

Overall, the orange picking / orange eat-all-you-can activity is a blast. My wife and I enjoyed it so much that we wanted to comeback someday with a backup of professional orange eaters. 

Getting there:
From the Sagada town proper, you may opt to rent a tricycle to bring you to Orange Drive, Rock Farm Batalao or simply tell him to bring you to the Orange Farm in Rock Farm Inn and Cafe.

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