What you'll do
We will start with introducing you to each of the goats (and chickens if interested) and learning more about them, their background stories, and their behaviors. We'll learn about the unique characteristics of the species and feed them some of their favorite treats! Weather dependent, we will proceed to hike through marked trails on our 9 acre property with 2-4 of our goats (depending on who is up for it!) who enjoy navigating the trails and clearing some brush along the way! There will be plenty of opportunities to watch the goats in a natural habitat and bond with them .... not to mention plenty of selfie opportunities. :) We will then send some quality time with our newest additions, 2 baby Nigerian dwarf goats, who love lots of attention!
- 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 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 five very friendly (and spoiled) rescue goats. Each one comes with a different rescue story, 2 coming from horrific conditions at a "backyard butcher", "farm-to-table" operation and two rescued from the "meat-markets" of NYC to be exploited as petting zoo animals, only to find that the laws were too strict for the person who purchased them. 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!
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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 where we grow treats for our goats and chickens that is adjacent to the animal enclosure, which is several fenced in acres of pasture and wooded property with a natural stream throughout. Our site is located within the Catskill Park Preserve and is walking distance to the Rondout Reservoir with spectacular water views.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend. Guests should be informed that in addition to our goats, we have chickens that range freely around the property as well as our two friendly dogs, Riggs and Denali ;) There is also a apiary (beehives) that you can…
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.
Hike, Hang, and Hugs with Rescue Goats