Visit Frederick Farm
Small groups for some hands-on goat therapy
Hugs, hike and Hang with Rescue 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!
We host small, intimate groups where you can have a hands-on meet and greet with our rescues. Groups can last anywhere from 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on group size, activities and weather.
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.
REMOTE Rescue Goats:
a virtual visit
Live too far away? Can't make it to the farm but you need a little goat therapy? With the help of Airbnb and in response to the COVID-19 crisis, we have launched virtual visits with the goats of Frederick Farm! We aim to make you feel like you’re right here with us! You’ll be getting up close and personal with our quirky, loveable goats, and we’ll rely on your observations to make sure each goat gets some love and attention.
To begin, guests will get an introduction to each goat, their rescue story, and background. We will experience their quirks, personalities, and preferences up close and personal! Be prepared for lots of goofy goat facts - we are full of them!
Next, we'll get your input to give the goats some of their favorite treats. What do you think Marv would like best? Treat time is VERY exciting at the sanctuary and we need you to help us!
Finally, we’ll settle down with full bellies for some scratches and rubs. Our goats LOVE getting brushed and relaxing. Can you guess which one snores? We bet you'll find out!
We are so excited to share this time with you and introduce you to all of our very special rescue goats!
snowshoeing with Rescue Goats
Meagan and Warren have lived, worked & played in the Catskill mountains for over a decade and are avid outdoor enthusiasts. They have hiked, biked, snowshoed, and skiied just about everywhere in the area.
We will start with introducing you to each of the goats and learning more about them, their background stories, behaviors and unique characteristics of the species. You'll have time for some good goat hugs, scratches and can and feed them some of their favorite treats! 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. :)
This experience is obviously weather dependent, so granted we have enough snow ... we will proceed to hike through marked trails on our 9 acre property, as well as adjacent trails with the goats (depending on who is up for it!) who enjoy navigating the trails and clearing some brush along the way! Snowshoes will be provided, but if you'd rather just hike, that is fine too!
We will then send some quality time around a campfire to warm up, share stories and get in a little more goat time!
There is absolutely nothing like seeing animals in their natural element and they absolutely love hiking with on our local trails as part of our "herd". Enjoy the beauty of winter in this most unique experience to snowshoe with rescued goats!
If a date isn't available on our calendar, please ask! We'd love to accommodate you if we can!
Stay with us!
UNIQUE ON-SITE RENTAL SPACES
"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 hiking. Our site is located in the Catskill Park and is walking distance to the Rondout Reservoir with spectacular water views. Stay on-site and have unlimited access to visit with the goats during your stay! You can visit for some quiet time alone or join one of the scheduled hikes, all included with your stay.
If a date or time isn't available, please fill out form below to request directly!
We would love to accommodate you if we can!