Welcome to Sommers Gate Farms

Welcome to Sommers Gate Farms on line! Our website is easy to navigate and provides information about our farms, horse motel facilities, clinics and activities. Our site includes our calendar of events, photos of our facilities and events, registration forms and fees. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, give us a call or send us an email message. Our contact information is on the Contact page of this site. Thank you!

SPECIAL NOTE: Sommers Gate Farms and our Horse Motel was featured in the Illinois Farm Bureau Partners magazine, February, 2013 Spring edition.

Our Horse Motel and horse facilities are located at our farms in the Vandalia, IL area. All of our events are held at the farms in the Vandalia area. Visit the directions page for more information.

Horse About Us

We are so blessed and fortunate to own our farms. Even though both properties were in dire need of some serious TLC when we bought them, we couldn’t believe how lucky we were to find them. It took us several years of cleaning up, tearing down, updating and rebuilding, which included all the scrapes, scratches, bruises, bumps, sore backs and, of course, the financial surprises you can’t seem to avoid, to get them up to “presentable.” Once we finally got there, we decided the farms were just too wonderful not to share.

So we gave it a lot of thought and decided to open our gates and extend our friendship and the hospitality of our beautiful piece of country living to folks traveling through. We also thought it might be fun and rewarding to add an occasional horse clinic to our agenda during the summer months. Sommers Gate Farms was born. read more

House Our Accomodations

If you’re traveling cross country with your horses, pets and/or hunting dogs and need a nice place to stay as you’re passing through, our horse motel and facilities offer accommodations for you and your entourage all at the same place! read more

About Sommers Gate Farms

At Sommers gate Farms it is our mission to make sure your visit with us is as hassle-free as possible. We’ve made our facilities comfortable and appealing to travelers passing through who have horses and pets and need a cozy place to stay, to participants who attend our events and to those just looking for a quiet place to get away for a weekend retreat. Guests can choose between the fully remodeled farmhouse or a campsite with electric hookups and access to water. Be sure to check out the photo albums of our facilities. We are confident you will like what you see.

Also visit our calendar to check availability for horse motel reservations or to catch up on upcoming events.

Horse group ride