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Animal experience hosted by Ruth

90 minsHosted in English and French
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

PLEASE MESSAGE ME FOR Afternoon tour or larger group. (I have received my vaccine & follow CDC guidelines) Also can offer animal tour only for discounted rate. Arrive at the Kitty Hotel homestead grab a coffee, fruit or scone before our tour. Visit animal enclosures armed with carrots as the animals come and visit. The horse & goats love carrots & grapes, the pigs will eat just about anything. Inside the chicken enclosure baby chicks can be held if mommy hen permits. See mother hens with chicks & more sitting on eggs ready to hatch out babies soon. Treats can be offered as the eager hens gather around looking for their favorite snacks. Just sitting back and watching the animals feed and engage with each other is fascinating. Fair warning, some enclosures have rocky unlevel terrain. Safety guidelines must be respected so that the experience is safe for the animals and the visitors. At any time of year there are many rescued animals that live here harmoniously. The raised bed gardens provide vegetables, herbs and flowers and are used to feed the household and also the animals. Large compost piles give us beautiful black rich compost each spring to produce our abundant garden and the circle of life is illustrated in a rich tapestry at the Kitty Hotel, a modest homestead. 100% of your fee goes toward the upkeep and care of the animal
PLEASE MESSAGE ME FOR Afternoon tour or larger group. (I have received my vaccine & follow CDC guidelines) Also can offer animal tour only for discounted rate. Arrive at the Kitty Hotel homestead grab a coffee, fruit or scone before our tour. Visit animal enclosures armed with carrots as the animals come and visit. The horse & goats love carrots & grapes, the pigs will eat just about anything. Inside the chicken enclosure baby chicks can be he…
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What's included

  • Food
    Some simple scones, pastries or a simple plate of fruit will be available....
  • Drinks
    Thermos of hot coffee, iced or hot tea and a big pitcher of water. On reque...

Meet your host, Ruth

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 124 Reviews
  • Identity verified
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE FOR CUSTOM TIMES. My modest & simple residence is home to many animals, many rescues. Come and tour the ranchette & see hens, pigs, feed carrots to a horse and 7 goats & 2 alpacas, watch the peacocks mingle among us as they look for handouts, play with rabbits as they nibble their breakfast greens and chuckle as you watch the ducks swimming in their pond while munching on lettuce. The resident dogs and cats are harmonious with all the other creatures. Almost everyone was rescued and enjoy their life in my sanctuary. Using all organic feed and sprouts we also use apple cider vinegar, diatomaceous earth and other natural remedies to keep animals healthy. Tea & coffee will be available. IF ANYONE IS AFRAID OF DOGS PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I HAVE 4 BIG RESCUES THAT LOVE PEOPLE. I CAN CONFINE THEM IF NEEDED
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE FOR CUSTOM TIMES. My modest & simple residence is home to many animals, many rescues. Come and tour the ranchette & see hens, pigs, feed carrots to a horse and 7 goats & 2 alpacas, watch the peacocks mingle among us as they look for handouts, play with rabbits as they nibble their breakfast greens and chuckle as you watch the ducks swimming in their pond while munching on lettuce. The resident dogs and cats are harmonious with all the other creatures. Almost eve…
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From £43
/ person
Wed, 16 Jun
£43 per person
08:00 - 09:30
Join 2 other guests
£43 per person
Thu, 17 Jun
£43 per person
08:00 - 09:30
Join 5 other guests
£43 per person
Fri, 18 Jun
£43 per person
£43 per person
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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.

Where you'll be

There are 3 enclosures for animals. One for horse, goats, alpacas. One for pigs, one larger one for all chickens, ducks and guinea fowl. Rabbits also available. Each enclosure is accessible but fair warning there is animal poop on the ground and depending on interaction with animals, one may get dirty. Scratching Jethro's belly (Large boar) may mean getting dirty knees. We do our best to maintain sanitary and healthy conditions.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 124 reviews.

Michael
June 2021
We had an amazing time at Ruthie’s farm. We brought our 2 kids (age 5 and 3) and it was a very personal experience. Ruthie was so good explaining stuff to us and the kids and there were so many more animals than we realized. The setting is picturesque, the coffee and scones were great and feeding and petting the animals up close was a highlight. It’s clear that Ruthie loves these animals and loves sharing that with others. Highlight of our trip.
We had an amazing time at Ruthie’s farm. We brought our 2 kids (age 5 and 3) and it was a very personal experience. Ruthie was so good explaining stuff to us and the kids and there…
Jeanette
June 2021
If you don't do anything else in Mariposa, you NEED to take a trip to Ruthie's beautiful farm. She was one of the most kind-hearted and genuine people I have ever met. You can tell straightaway that she loves and cares for her animals. They are so well taken care of and trained! My group and I felt so at home and at peace. Ruthie and her furry friends were 100% the highlight of our trip. Go give Ruthie all your money because she truly deserves it!!!!
If you don't do anything else in Mariposa, you NEED to take a trip to Ruthie's beautiful farm. She was one of the most kind-hearted and genuine people I have ever met. You can tell…
Dan
May 2021
Ruthie is a wonderful host. She has a wonderful way with children. It takes a big heart to take in some of the animals with special needs that she has. It's a very charming property and a lovely experience. Highly recommend!
Richard
May 2021
A wonderful experience for my family and me! Ruthie is an excellent host—thoughtful and accommodating. Great local coffee and pastries before we got to visit and feed the animals! The kids were enamored of Ruthie’s dogs and cats, who are very sweet, patient, and kid-friendly. Highly recommend this experience!
A wonderful experience for my family and me! Ruthie is an excellent host—thoughtful and accommodating. Great local coffee and pastries before we got to visit and feed the animals!…
Hannah
May 2021
Wonderful experience for families! Ruth was so kind and thoughtful, and she really made our 4 y.o. feel special helping with all the animals. Oh, and the animals and their stories are just great! Highly recommend.
Ivan
May 2021
Coffee with Critters is an amazing tour. Perfect for families. Our 4 yr old loved interacting with the animals. Ruth is also super patient and accommodating. I’d recommend to anyone :-) !!!

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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.

Government ID

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

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