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Hugs, Hike, and Hang with Rescue Goats

Napanoch, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Meagan

90 mins
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Did you know that spending time around animals reduces stress and increases feelings of happiness? You can double that when they are rescued goats!

Come spend outdoor time in a small group with ample room for social distancing to meet some of the most affectionate goats there are. Visitors will get to meet and learn about each goat and breed as well as their rescue stories, behaviors and unique characteristics of the species. We are loaded with goat fun facts and corny goat puns to add a little laughter into our day!

You'll also become part of the herd when we proceed to hike through marked trails on our 9 acre property with the goats, who enjoy navigating the trails and foraging along the way. Watching the goats in a natural habitat and bonding with them is truly magical.

We end with extra quality time with all of the goats, who love lots of attention, allowing for plenty of hugs, scratches, and photo ops. Everyone leaves with a small goat fun fact booklet and sticker of their favorite goat.

This experience is fun for all ages - we have an equal amount of adults and children. If a date or time isn't available on our calendar, please ask! We have an open schedule and would love to accommodate you if we can!

*Please note that there is no public restroom on-site.
Other things to note
This experience is rain or shine. Bringing water bottles is recommended.
Please note that this is a private residence, and while we're happy to have guests use the bathroom, it would be helpful if guests could stop before arrival as bathroom breaks take away from group time with the goats.
Did you know that spending time around animals reduces stress and increases feelings of happiness? You can double that when they are rescued goats!

Come spend outdoor time in a small group with ample room for social distancing to meet some of the most affectionate goats there are. Visitors will get to meet and learn about each goat and breed as well as their rescue stories, behaviors and unique characteristics of the species. We are l…

Meagan's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Seasonal beverages (eg: Hot cider or hot chocolate or tea in fall/winter, <...
  • Equipment
    We have a hand-washing station and hand-sanitizer station available for all...
From £27
/ person
Mon, 18 Jan
15:00 - 16:30
This time is popular
£27 per person
£27 per person
Fri, 22 Jan
11:00 - 12:30
Join 2 other guests
£27 per person
£27 per person
Sun, 24 Jan
11:00 - 12:30
£27 per person
£27 per person

Meet your host, Meagan

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 391 Reviews
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We have cared for rescue goats for over 7 years. After our first goat wandered onto our property after being "set free" by a local camp, we constructed our current animal enclosure and have grown our "family" to seven very friendly (and spoiled) rescue goats. Each one comes with a different rescue story, from being seized from a "backyard butcher" to a defunct petting zoo operation, we will share each narrative with you during your visit. I am a supporter of, and have collaborated with, Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, Catskill Animal Sanctuary and Farm Sanctuary in both receiving our rescued animals (we also have 19 rescued chickens!) and caring for them. We are excited to share their stories with you!
We have cared for rescue goats for over 7 years. After our first goat wandered onto our property after being "set free" by a local camp, we constructed our current animal enclosure and have grown our "family" to seven very friendly (and spoiled) rescue goats. Each one comes with a different rescue story, from being seized from a "backyard butcher" to a defunct petting zoo operation, we will share each narrative with you during your visit. I am a supporter of, and have collaborated with, Woods…
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Where you'll be

"Frederick Farm" is a 9 acre property and residence, also host to two separate Airbnb rentals. We have a large vegetable garden for the animals adjacent to the animal enclosure, which is several fenced in acres of pasture and forest, with a natural stream throughout. Our marked trails meander through the property for our hike. Our site is located in the Catskill Park and is walking distance to the Rondout Reservoir with spectacular water views

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 391 reviews.

Elaine
January 2021
What a magical afternoon we had hanging out with the sweetest little goats ever! I learned so so much and left with such an appreciation for these lovely little creatures. Meagan was a great story teller and shared the adorable “love drama” unfolding. We were completely emerged in their habitat and they welcomed us onto their pasture and lead us on a beautiful walk within the woods. Who knew all I needed was a goat cuddle to heal my soul!! Do yourself a favor and book an afternoon with these beauties!
What a magical afternoon we had hanging out with the sweetest little goats ever! I learned so so much and left with such an appreciation for these lovely little creatures. Meagan w…
Tara
January 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit with Meagan’s goats! Meagan is extraordinarily passionate about goat rescue which my partner and I found very inspiring! The walk through the snow covered hills on the property was fun and informative. Have you ever seen a goat jump over a stream? You haven’t fully lived until you see this! ☺️ The goats are well loved and comfortable around strangers and they love taking selfies! Thank you Meagan!
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit with Meagan’s goats! Meagan is extraordinarily passionate about goat rescue which my partner and I found very inspiring! The walk through the snow c…
Charlie
January 2021
Five stars for sure! Pros: cute goats with distinct personalities, lots of hands-on time with them (hugging, petting, brushing, hiking alongside, feeding them leafy branches), beautiful wooded area to walk through, hike was just the right length, Meagan is a super engaging and knowledgeable guide, price was fair, safety items like snow treads and hiking poles were provided, and bonus chickens! Cons: none! Highly recommend for animal lovers of all ages.
Five stars for sure! Pros: cute goats with distinct personalities, lots of hands-on time with them (hugging, petting, brushing, hiking alongside, feeding them leafy branches), beau…
Ashley
January 2021
Could not recommend more! The goats were so cute and had their own unique personalities. The hosts were so kind and knowledgeable & clearly love these animals. Additionally, the experience felt safe as we were outside and everyone was wearing masks. If you have the opportunity, go hug some goats!
Could not recommend more! The goats were so cute and had their own unique personalities. The hosts were so kind and knowledgeable & clearly love these animals. Additionally, the ex…
Steph
January 2021
We made so many new fury friends! Absolutely loved playing and hiking with them. Meagan was amazing and helpful host and she made the experience even better! We will definitely be coming back in the near future !
Victoria
January 2021
This was a fun experience getting to hang out with, brush, pet and go on a light walk with goats! Meagan is so passionate about the goats and it was really wonderful hearing about their stories and personalities. The animals are super friendly and used to human interaction. You go on a very easy walk through the woods. Yak tracks are available for your shoes and youre offered a walking stick if you like. Meagan helps forage for fresh pine and dry leaves to feed the goats on the walk. There is a lot of quality time with the animals. Definitely a great value and happy to support an animal sanctuary!
This was a fun experience getting to hang out with, brush, pet and go on a light walk with goats! Meagan is so passionate about the goats and it was really wonderful hearing about…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Appropriate footwear such as hiking boots, rain boots or shoes that you don't mind getting messy. Clothing that is weather appropriate as the experience is strictly outdoors.