What you'll do
THE HAUTE GOAT SHMURGLE SHMURGLE: Def, snuggle, smooch, hug, cuddle ANY animal but particularly and with emphasis – a Nigerian Dwarf Goat. The magic begins when you come down the driveway and catch your first glimpse of the breathtaking Northumberland Hills. Meet Haute Goat owners Shain and Debbie as they greet you with open arms and warm farm hospitality. You’ll discover their passion for their animals is infectious. Gather just outside the 100 year old farm house to hear how Haute Goat came to be, some history of the farm and an introduction to Jack and Teja – the friendly Livestock dogs. We'll spend some time introducing the Nigerian Dwarf Goat breed, its unique traits and history and how they came to be in North America. Following the orientation, everyone heads down to the goat pen where we will "Release the Goats" on the count of 3...:) We then hike through the fields and trails for about 30 minutes before heading into the Goat Playground. and shmurgle with our 35 goats and babies...Now that you have great stories and pictures to exchange come in and enjoy some samples of the most interesting goat cheeses in Canada while learning about their different characteristics, all while having the most incredible view as your backdrop. Enjoy our fabulous new Cafe featuring local and seasonal delicacies....have lunch or a snack whatever suits..
- Responsible interactions
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
- Caring expert hosts
Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.
- Diverse animals
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
We are 2 people who came to our senses and left Toronto in 2007 for a place in the country. In 2009 we brought home 4 impossibly cute Nigerian Dwarf Goats and now we are one of the largest breeders in the country. We give workshops on milking, making cheese and much more. We've birthed more than 180 baby goats on our farm and have helped many people start their own herds. But the Haute Goat Shmurgle was developed so that people could meet, cuddle (Shmurgle) and learn more about these completely joyful animals.
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Where you'll be
Our Haute Goat Shmurgle guests are invited into the 'private' Goat Playground for most of the experience. Its full of playground things built just for our goats and you'll enjoy seeing them balance on the teeter totter, climb to the top of the spool and pose and squeak through our cloth tunnel.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 20 guests of all ages can attend. Please be sure to dress for the weather. We also suggest boots or at least closed toed shoes.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
We are always a 'go'! This experience is an all-weather experience. So please make sure you dress for the weather. The only time we cancel is if roads are bad due to ice or snow, or in the case of thunderstorms.
Shmurgle (and Cuddle) a Goat!