Come spend some time with the goats at Goat House Farm (and the chickens and a pig!).  Kayaking and hiking right off the property! Beautiful sunsets on the lake!

We are a located in a rural area of Tallahassee, along the Florida Big Bend Scenic Byway and surrounded by the beautiful Lake Talquin State Forest. Great fishing and hiking trails and beautiful sunsets. Two Tr

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Come spend some time with the goats at Goat House Farm (and the chickens and a pig!).  Kayaking and hiking right off the property! Beautiful sunsets on the lake!

We are a located in a rural area of Tallahassee, along the Florida Big Bend Scenic Byway and surrounded by the beautiful Lake Talquin State Forest. Great fishing and hiking trails and beautiful sunsets. Two Trailwalkers and one Trailtrotter trail are just minutes away.  There is also a 10-mile Lines Bike Trail.  See trail maps in our photos!

We are located at the end of a bumpy 3/4 mile dirt road off Highway 20/Blountstown Hwy on the lake.  We are prone to road flooding after more than a couple of days of hard rain since the hurricane damaged the road!  We've filled recently the largest ruts with gravel and have several cars in the neighborhood that don't have a problem on the road, but - full disclosure! 

We are about twenty five minutes from FSU stadium - straight shot! We love to host parents and students!  Great weekend getaway!

Make yourself at home in our unique tiny cottage with kitchenette, private bath with shower, and heat/AC.  Luxury queen size bed.  We can add also a cot or queen mattress for two extra guests, but please check ahead of time to be sure we have one available!

Kitchenette is stocked with standard cooking supplies: spices, salad dressing, oil, and condiments as well as farm fresh eggs and produce.  Farm breakfast served on Saturdays.  TV, toaster oven, coffee pot, induction plate, and refrigerator are in the unit, along with kitchen essentials.  There is a microwave in the common area.  We also have a small outdoor kitchen area with grill, stove, utensils, basic cooking supplies (oil, salt, pepper, condiments) and picnic table.

Note, there are no windows in the cottage.  It was built originally as a storm shelter! You will sleep really well with the thick walls and no city lights! The private entryway does have windows that let some light into the room. 

Private and group goat yoga classes may be available during your stay. Check the extras under our booking for schedule and to book a ticket.  You can also add milking lessons!

Please arrive before 7pm  Remember, there is an hour time difference if coming from the west. Late arrivals interfere with our milking routine and we cannot stop milking to show you around. Farm folks also hit the hay pretty early! Please do not book and then tell us you will be arriving late. Thank you. Farm days end early and we are usually in bed by 9!

Dogs welcome at all sites, but are not allowed the pasture.  Dogs are required to be on leash during the day when our chickens free range.  In the evening, off leash is fine and we do have a fenced area where your dog may run supervised. Please bring bags and clean up after your companion animals! We do charge a  cleaning fee for companion animals in the cottage.  Please add your pet as an extra when you book (ex. just one extra extra, even if you have two dogs). 

Things you should bring: Lighting for walking about (we will provide a lantern); 

Refillable water bottles; 

Sunscreen if you plan to be out on the lake; 

Bug Spray (we usually have a couple on hand) 

Please be aware that beginning in mid-May for about six weeks is yellow fly season in north Florida!

Note: This is Florida and a rustic farmstay in the forest on a lake.  There are bugs and spiders on the property. One may even end up in the cottage. Due to a previous guest's complaint about finding a palmetto bug in one of our cabins, I thought I should make sure everyone knows it happens!  We love our charming cottage, but you should know this isn't an apartment in the city :)

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Off-road bicyclists can enjoy the open roads on Lake Talquin State Forest; however, they are not permitted on designated hiking...Read more

Boating

Canoes, kayaks and power boats are allowed on Lake Talquin which provides access to great freshwater fishing, bird watching and...Read more

Fishing

Some of the best fishing is on Lake Talquin! Lake Talquin has largemouth and striped bass, crappie, bream, pickerel (commonly ...Read more

Hiking

Property sits against Lake Talquin Forest with a short hiking trail right off the driveway! We are also near the Bear Creek Tr...Read more

Horseback riding

Horseback riders are welcome on open roads in the forest, and the Fort Braden Tract contains a 12-mile designated equestrian tr...Read more

Paddling

Paddle the lake!

Wildlife watching

Many types of wildlife make their home on the lake, including the red-shouldered hawk, bobcat, coyote, osprey, white-tailed dee...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Goat House Farm - Tiny Cottage in Florida.

Forest

Lake Talquin State Forest is composed of 10 main tracts of land, along with several smaller tracts. Most of the forest adjoins ...Read more

Lake

Lake Talquin is a 10,000 acre reservoir that was formed by the damming of the Ochlockonee River in 1927. It derives its name fr...Read more

Swimming hole

You can swim in the lake and many people do (including me!), but be conscious that alligators do live in the lake.

Farm

We raise a variety of goats primarily for dairy and as pets. You are welcome to hang out with the goats during your stay and, ...Read more

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Hipcamper Sherry

A fun time hanging with the goats

Sherry V.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2021

A little piece of heaven hanging out with the goats. We had a great time just sitting and playing with the goats. Melissa the host was so nice and we got to learn about milking the goats. The goats are so friendly and reminded me of my dog when he wants attention. They just come right up to you to scratch and let them. We stayed in the cottage and it was very nice has AC and is very clean. Even though it is by a common area room we felt like we had our own private space. The cottage was clean and just the right size for 2 people and I liked we had our own bathroom. We had a little area to sit and the chickens always came to visit. We ordered the biscuits and honey butter and they were yummy, plus picked some fresh eggs to go with them. We purchased some goat soap and goat fudge ( super tasty) and brought home some goat milk for our dogs. It was great way to wind down our vacation week by just relaxing and hanging out. We did hike in the Lake Talquin Forest one morning early before it got to hot. If you are looking for a fun working farm then don’t delay and book your stay .

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Hipcamper Daniel

What a dreamy place!

Daniel M.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2021

What a special place this is!! We absolutely loved our time here. The kids loved walking around the pasture and petting the goats. We watched a beautiful sunset over the lake and enjoyed a meal at the sweet outdoor kitchen with lovely outdoor lighting. The bed was so comfortable and the air mattress was perfect for the kids. There are so many wonderful little touches to make the guest experience smooth and enjoyable.

Hipcamper Kieran

Amazing, lots of animals

Kieran K.
recommends this listing.
February 14th, 2021

Goat House Farm and all its employees were so kind and welcoming! My best friend and I stayed at the cottage and it was AMAZING! We’re already planning to make a trip back in May. I cannot say enough good things :)

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Hipcamper Theresa

So worth every bump on the road!

Theresa D.
recommends this listing.
February 7th, 2021

The goats. are. awesome!!! The pig is cool and I love how the chickens are so well cared for. But the goats! They are not aggressive like petting zoo goats; they are just super friendly like big cats that make fun sounds. We had the greatest interaction with the youngest two, Calliope and Perseus I think they are called. They climbed on us and one cuddled up in my arms and I was like ahhh, this is what serotonin feels like! I had forgotten...
The cottage was lovely and clean. Despite it's proximity to the shared space it is very private and has everything you need to relax and recharge. We added the home-made biscuits to our reservation and they were yummy! We were even able to scramble some gorgeous fresh eggs to go with. Highly recommend.
Melissa and her crew were friendly without being intrusive and the vibe was everything we love about hipcamp. Covid has fully altered the way we travel and it is nice to have these options. Cindy (I hope, I am terrible with names) was the lady that greeted us and she immediately grabbed a mask to put on so she could show us around. There is plenty of space to distance and we felt very comfortable recreating responsibly there. This was a stopover on a longer drive for us but we will absolutely be back. We are already planning a trip with more family so we can stay in the coop and explore more of the forest. And of course play with the new babies that will be coming in a few weeks!
The road is as described, rough but as long as you are careful and take your time you should be fine. I noticed several of the homes we passed had sedans parked along with the trucks. I even saw a muscle car of some flavor. I stand by it's so worth every bump!

"I'm the king of the Geek! I mean Mountain!" They did warn us and we loved every second of it!!!!
Hipcamper Nick
Nick F.
recommends this listing.
January 24th, 2021

Great experience!

Hipcamper Emily

Wanted to love it, but...

Emily H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
January 4th, 2021

I was very excited to stay at the farm. Unfortunately, and through no fault of the host, the weather was horrendous during our stay so we sadly didn’t get to explore the property or interact with the goats.

With that understanding, however, there were a few things that concerned us about the stay/property in general:

1) The roads off SR-20 were bad, and the host’s driveway was even worse. Multiple vehicles have gotten stuck in their driveway during inclement weather (the host told us that a car had gotten stuck, and we also saw one stuck during our stay). We have a Honda Fit so it was definitely difficult getting in and out due to pot holes, lack of lighting, and flooding. The host had to escort our vehicle through the goat enclosure for us to more safely enter and leave the property. Just for reference, we live in New Orleans, which has bad streets and flooding so that is something we are used to. The host had noted that some of the worst potholes had been filled, but honestly the road in was still dangerous—particularly in the dark or when wet.

2) The other major area of concern is that, despite the stated COVID-19 precautions, the host never wore a mask anytime she interacted with us—that includes when she gave us a tour inside the Tiny Cottage upon our arrival. Prior to entering, she explained that she had misplaced her mask but that she could go snag a new one if we wanted her to. Tired from our drive, we said not to worry about it. In retrospect, I am frustrated that we let her off the hook and didn’t hold her accountable.

The last thing, which may not be a problem for others but is definitely something to be aware of when booking, is that the Tiny Cottage is connected to the common area and also right next to the outdoor common firepit. To us, it was a bit too close for comfort, and we would have preferred something a bit more private.

The inside of the Tiny Cottage was very cute, clean, and comfortable though. Unfortunately, were it not for these other issues, we would probably give this place another shot on a sunny weekend because we really weren’t able to get the full experience.

Also, the biscuits with honey butter were tasty.

Hipcamper Goat House Farm
Response from Goat House Farm, the Host, on January 6th, 2021

We had the worst flooding in the entire time that I have lived here and I am sorry you had to experience it too. Wish we had more control over the weather. I am also from New Orleans and have learned adding sand to floods is a whole different experience!! Sorry too that you felt the communal fire pit was too close to the cottage - we try to make the shared area accessible to everyone and hadn't even considered that the 100 or so feet from private entrance could be too close for some! At least no one was out there because of the rain! We will be sure to update our info to include that there are shared areas nearby. I did not greet you, but did talk with my staff about the lack of mask - she told me that your husband was rushed, tired, and didn't want to wait. We work really hard to maintain our star rating and are disappointed to see your review drop it down, but thanks for being so thorough.

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Hipcamper Oscar

We love the goat house farm

Oscar B.
recommends this listing.
December 23rd, 2020

My boyfriend and I had a really great time at the Goat House Farm. The cabin was beautiful and warm. So much detail went into preparing the room too, you can tell the hosts really care and pride themselves in everything they do. There are even goat pillows and curtains in the room along with literally anything you could possibly need. The goats were so friendly and fun to feed and play with. I loved waking up to drinking coffee with the chickens on the porch and walking down to hang out by the gorgeous lake. The hosts were also so so very kind and fun to talk to. I would definitely stay again and I hope everyone reading this does as well.

Hipcamper Michael
Michael B.
recommends this listing.
October 26th, 2020

I stayed in the cottage with my wife and 2 kids. The place was great. The cottage was well kept and had AC which is always a plus in Florida. Goat we awesome, so friendly. My kids kept wanting to go back and see them. The staff, especially Melissa, was great. Melissa is a wealth of knowledge on the creatures she keeps on her farm. She clearly has deep respect for the natural world and is fine steward of her little corner of it.

Hipcamper Christy

Bliss

Christy L.
recommends this listing.
March 2nd, 2020

Our stay at Goat House Farm was sheer delight. My husband and I stayed in the Coop, which is a tiny cabin with a bed and a small desk. The space was clean and came equipped with a space heater, which we needed at night. The highlight of the farm is obviously the goats, which are surprisingly friendly. The goats demanded that we pet them (so cute!) and there were kids small enough to hold.

There is a sense of camaraderie on the farm, which was a pleasant touch. Everyone we met was warm and welcoming, There are also lots of chickens and we even had a surprise visit from the neighbor's peacock. If you're okay with roughing it a little with the compost toilet and shared shower (both were well maintained) then the Goat Farm is a great way to feel like you're getting out of town while being 30 minutes from Tallahassee proper.

Property
Goat House Farm
State
Florida
Country
United States
$60/night
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