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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
Join 2 other guests
£27 per person
£27 per person

Meet your host, Meagan

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 398 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 398 reviews.

Rob
January 2021
This was such an amazing experience! Also for a bunch of city kids the hike was super easy. All the goats were so friendly and affectionate. Want to come back so much. All health and safety precautions taken by Meagan were on point, making it a responsible outdoor trip!
This was such an amazing experience! Also for a bunch of city kids the hike was super easy. All the goats were so friendly and affectionate. Want to come back so much. All health a…
Joseph
January 2021
What a lovely experience! Meagan does a fantastic job of making the experience extra wonderful. It’s not just hanging out with the goats. It’s integrating with them on the hike and getting to be in nature. Meagan loves the goats and it shows! She’s wonderful. We will definitely do this again!
What a lovely experience! Meagan does a fantastic job of making the experience extra wonderful. It’s not just hanging out with the goats. It’s integrating with them on the hike and…
Stefany
January 2021
This was such a great experience even in a pandemic! The goats were so amazingly sweet and cute. Meagan and her family were so kind and personable. Hearing about how they rescued all of these goats was amazing.
Yifan
January 2021
We had a great time there. Goats accompanied us on the hill walk, with chickens rambling round and their dog sitting near the fire sharing smores. Hosts are very nice, calming and entertaining. Strongly recommended.
Michael
January 2021
The goat rescue was a wonderful experience. We loved meeting, scratching, hugging and loving on the goats. The small hike with the goats was magical and informative. Can’t wait to go back.
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…

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  • Mon, 18 Jan
    15:00 - 16:30
    This time is popular
    £27 per person
  • Fri, 22 Jan
    11:00 - 12:30
    Join 2 other guests
    £27 per person
  • Sun, 24 Jan
    11:00 - 12:30
    Join 2 other guests
    £27 per person
  • Mon, 25 Jan
    11:00 - 12:30
    Join 5 other guests
    £27 per person
  • Fri, 29 Jan
    11:00 - 12:30
    Join 4 other guests
    £27 per person
  • Sat, 30 Jan
    11:00 - 12:30
    This time is popular
    £27 per person
  • Sat, 30 Jan
    13:00 - 14:30
    £27 per person
  • Sun, 31 Jan
    13:00 - 14:30
    £27 per person

Activity advisory

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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.