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 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

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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 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 have several cars in the neighborhood that don't have a problem on the road. but, again, full disclosure (and totally worth the bumps!).

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

Come enjoy a tiny house experience on our farm surrounded by nature!   Immerse yourself in beautiful simplicity on the edge of Lake Talquin State Forest at the lake.  Pick a salad from our garden (when in season) and cook some fresh eggs for breakfast in our outdoor kitchen. 

Your own little coop includes a comfy double bed with quality linens, a tiny desk, heat, and AC.  It sleeps two only or maybe two and an infant/toddler. The lake is just a short walk from the door. 

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!

We provide water, wifi, laundry, fresh eggs,  milk (when moms aren't nursing), and fresh fruits and veggies for the picking when in season.  

We have a small outdoor kitchen area with grill, stove, utensils, and picnic table. Basic cooking ingredients are provided (oil, salt, pepper, eggs, etc) and you are welcome to pick from the garden when in season. 

The common area has a coffee pot, tea kettle, television, laundry, shared fridge, and seating areas. Coffee, tea, fresh eggs, and other basics included. 

We have a small bath house nearby with hot shower and a composting toilet. Soap, shampoo, conditioner, and fresh towels provided.

There is a communal fire pit at the outdoor kitchen area. 

We can also offer extra tents and gear sets for $15  if you need more space.  You will need to setup/break down the extra tents yourself.  There is a small site for the extra tent near the Coop.   You can reserve the extra tent under extras when you book. 

Early Check-in time may be flexible depending upon concurrent bookings! We ask that you checkout of the coop by 11am, but you are welcome to spend the remainder of the day hanging out with the goats, kayaking, or just relaxing. 

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 coop.  Please add your pet as an extra when you book (ex. just one extra extra, even if you have two dogs). 

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.

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

Firewood (from in state only! We often have firewood for or you can stop and pick some up from Country Feed on Highway 20);

Refillable water bottles Sunscreen if you plan to be out on the lake; 

Bug Spray 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 farm in the forest.  There are bugs and spiders on the property.  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! You may even meet a frog in our bath house. We love all our critters around here. 

Feel free to message if you have questions!  The herd looks forward to meeting you!!

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 2 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
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off

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All About the Goats!

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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 - The Coop 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 Traci

Peace!

Traci P.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2021

This is the best place on earth!
It’s also run by a woman who loves and blesses everyone she meets!
Thank you for the peace and tranquillity you have pulsing throughout your property!!!

Hipcamper Bonnie

Coop camping!

Bonnie K.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2021

The goat farm was fabulous. MELISSA was very informative. My six year old granddaughter and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Her homemade biscuits and honey butter are a thing of beauty. It was wonderful for my granddaughter to see beehives and then enjoy their honey. The coop is exactly as pictured. It is convenient to the bath house and common area but also a bit private. It was quite hot while we stayed. the air conditioner did a good job of keeping the coop cooled off.

Hipcamper Joe

Wonderful experience!

Joe A.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2021

A unique and wonderful place for animal lovers and those interested in homesteading. Melissa was an enthusiastic and warm host. Highly recommended. The coop was cozy and comfortable.

Hipcamper Jordan
Jordan R.
recommends this listing.
May 17th, 2021

Perfect for kids! My three year old has not stopped talking about his stay at the goat farm and how Stormi is the best goat ever! Melissa is an amazing host! If your looking to relax this is the place.

Hipcamper Miranda

Super cute and fun place!

Miranda S.
recommends this listing.
April 3rd, 2021

The chicken coop was cozy, adorable and comfy. The goats are all super cute and the people helpful and friendly. Definitely a great place for kiddos. Request the fresh made biscuits, they were delicious! I'll be staying with Melissa and her goats again.

Hipcamper Amanda

Goat heaven

Amanda G.
recommends this listing.
March 26th, 2021

This place is like heaven...with goats! If you stay in the coop, it has AC, an outlet, and a light. The farm has a kayak that you can use in the lake and that is a big plus that wasn’t advertised. There is no place to let your dog run free like stated it the description. Melissa was a really nice host! The fridge in the common area wasn’t that big so I'd recommended not bringing a lot of food but there is a dollar general nearby. I got to see a goat give birth! I definitely plan to come back soon. It was the best mini vacation ever! 5/5

Hipcamper Jenni
Jenni S.
recommends this listing.
March 9th, 2021

What a lovely, magical place in the middle of the forest. I was traveling through with my dog and stayed at the coop, which was super cozy and comfy. We'd been on the road a lot and enjoyed just sitting and relaxing on the edge of the property, watching all of the comings and goings. The fellow campers, the farm workers, visitors, and of course the animals. We sat for hours watching the goats play in the sun, the chickens do their hilarious chicken drama. and the pig who demands belly rubs from anyone who asks to pet him. Melissa is as warm as friendly as all the other reviewers say, and she's really built a terrific place here. I was able to get the rest I needed to continue my trip in a such a peaceful, mindful place. Thanks so much! The goat milk soap is wonderul!

Hipcamper Claudette

Goats, cats and great people

Claudette D.
recommends this listing.
March 1st, 2021

Had a great time ! Loved the experience.

Hipcamper Brooke
Brooke F.
recommends this listing.
February 26th, 2021

I LOVED LOVED LOVED our stay at the goat house farm!! Very inclusive and family environment. Got to play with baby goats, chickens, cats, farm dog, bees, anything you name they have! Wonderful time by the lake as well, used the kayak there and enjoyed our time! Will definitely be back!

Property
Goat House Farm
State
Florida
Country
United States
$45/night
1 Site