Animal experience hosted by Ed Weaver

60 mins, Hosted in English
Once-in-a-lifetime
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What you'll do

Visit our peaceful, natural, and unique farm setting! Spend time meeting our menagerie of critters as you make your way through the farm to our baby goats! Put life on pause as you enjoy an hour and a half of tranquility in a secluded area on our farm while cuddling cute baby goats! After some initial cuddle time, we’ll introduce you to the rest of the herd. You can even take the goats on a forage in the woods while walking a peaceful nature trail, if you’d like!
Other things to note
Larger groups may be accommodated upon request. The Goatie Cuddle experience is best when tailored to smaller, more intimate (rather than mixed) groups.
Visit our peaceful, natural, and unique farm setting! Spend time meeting our menagerie of critters as you make your way through the farm to our baby goats! Put life on pause as you enjoy an hour and a half of tranquility in a secluded area on our farm while cuddling cute baby goats! After some initial cuddle time, we’ll introduce you to the rest of the herd. You can even take the goats on a forage in the woods while walking a peaceful nature…
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Meet your host, Ed Weaver

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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My family and I own a funky, off-grid goat farm which is located between the Adirondacks and the Catskills (please map this from your location prior to booking). Throughout most of the year, I offer “goatie cuddles” - this is a chance for people to visit a unique farm setting, slow life down a little bit, enjoy nature, relax, and de-stress while cuddling a baby goat for a therapeutic hour
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Responsible interactions

All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

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Where you'll be

We will host most of our experiences in our new, covered, outdoor yoga studio. In the event of rain, we may hold the cuddle under our 20’ safari tent. And please feel free to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the farm while you’re here!

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 508 reviews.

Daniel
October 2021
Such a fun experience! Got to learn about goats and being able to talk and connect directly with Ed made for a fun time. Highly recommend!
Emily
October 2021
This was such an amazing experience!! We got to feed the goats, hang out with them, feed and cuddle the bunnies and see the other farm animals!! Will definitely be back in the future!!
Jessica
October 2021
We had so much fun cuddling goats and bunnies! It was really relaxing to walk around the farm and meet all the animals. Wear clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty. Thank you so much for the great experience!
Jessica
October 2021
Great experience! You arrive at an off-grid farm where the goats come to greet you. Your host meets you, guides you to the goat-yoga area where you get to spend time cuddling the baby goats, many of who are pregnant. The host was very knowledgeable and will answer any questions you have regarding the goats, farm or any other creatures on site! We got to meet sheep, bunnies, and birds as well as the goats and took the goats on a short nature walk around the property. The farm also has a treehouse that the owner built, and several yurts they rent out on site so you may pass some other visitors while leading the goats. Definitely wear boots or shoes made for mud and expect to get a little dirty- it's a farm after all! Definitely NOT a flip-flops type of activity! If you love friendly animals this experience is a blast and the host is really nice.
Kevin
October 2021
Mariaville Goat farm is an amazing place, and we will definitely be visiting here again! Hopefully sooner rather than later! The farm is beautiful and has a great positive energy. Our host was also incredibly friendly and down to earth! 10/10 would recommend to anyone and everyone!
Julia
October 2021
This was such a beautiful experience and we will definitely be returning to stay at the Airbnb’s that are also on the lot! The animals, location, and host were great, I think everyone should book this experience if you’re around this area😊✨

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  • Sat, 23 Oct
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $14 per person
  • Sat, 23 Oct
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $14 per person
  • Sun, 24 Oct
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $14 per person
  • Sun, 24 Oct
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $14 per person
  • Mon, 25 Oct
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $14 per person
  • Mon, 25 Oct
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $14 per person
  • Tue, 26 Oct
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $14 per person
  • Tue, 26 Oct
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $14 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 5 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

A warm heart, love of animals, and a desire to find peace!

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the Experience starts for a full refund.