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 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.  Tatami mattress for two extra guests included. 

Kitchenette is stocked with standard cooking supplies: spices, oil, and condiments.  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 tables.

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. You can also add milking lessons when we are in milk!

Unless you are returning guest, 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 8!

Dogs welcome, but are not allowed the pasture.  Dogs are required to be on leash. 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; 

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 :)

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 offer a 10% discount for FFA, all goat and dairy association memberships, and 4H, just send your number when you book. 

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

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
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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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 - 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 Julie

Awesome goat experience!

Julie B.
recommends this listing.
November 11th, 2022

Super cute cabin/cottage on a stimulating, educational goat farm. Be sure to reserve a goat class and definitely get goat milk soap. It is right on Lake Talquin. Cute chickens and peacocks everywhere but bring your ear plugs if farm sounds bother you. We checked out “the coup” and would highly recommend that too. So clean inside. No dust or weird smells (super sensitive nose here). Cottage has the cutest full bathroom. But owner knows what she’s talking about, check in before dark, it is dark.

Hipcamper Savannah
Savannah M.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2022

We enjoyed staying in the cottage at the goat farm! The cottage was very cool and cozy. All of the animals were friendly and super cute! We plan to come back

Hipcamper Em

Awesome cottage plus goat friends

Em P.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2022

I had such a good time! Goats are very friendly and like human attention. I stayed in the cottage, and it is awesome. The bed is super comfy, the kitchen is well stocked, and the shower is great. I mostly kept to myself since I was focused on getting some writing done, but everyone was friendly. I would totally come back.

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Hipcamper LLUC ANTONI
Lluc Antoni B.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2022

The place is warm. Was very clean and complete.

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Hipcamper Emily

Magical experience

Emily M.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2022

The stay was magical. Yes, it is a dirt country road, but I had zero problems driving it in my Rav4. It is a large property, there are several lodging areas but they are nicely spread out. There are two buildings, I stayed in the Cottage. There is also tent camping. The cottage was incredible, immaculately clean, super comfortable bed, cable tv, shower, private bath and I was able to park right outside, which was very convenient. There is also a common area with comfortable seating, coffee, tea, television, and even a washer and dryer if you need it. There is a large patio area with three cooking options, two gas burners, a gas grill or a charcoal grill. This is a working farm, so there will be a lot of activity going on, this adds to the magic. I have been around goats before, but have never met such friendly goat souls. I now wish that I had taken the tour so I would know more about how they are raised and tended to make them this way. Look forward to it next time. Everyone that I met was welcoming, there is a warm vibe to the Goat House Farm, you feel it when you walk freely among the property. I feel blessed that this was offered, you can tell that a lot of love goes in to making this possible. This is a rustic setting, if you need posh, well, maybe you need this more than you know, lol. I look forward to the next visit. I usually check out a place that is different, like this, for the experience and then move on to new things, but I will definitely come back here.

Hipcamper Kaeli

Perfect weekend getaway

Kaeli W.
recommends this listing.
May 25th, 2022

My partner and I had a wonderful experience staying at Goat House Farm. Melissa was an amazing and gracious host with great communication. The goats were so cute and friendly. And lastly the accommodations were cozy and comfortable. We are hoping to come back sooner rather than later.

Hipcamper Isobel

Best stay ever!

Isobel O.
recommends this listing.
May 7th, 2022

the goat House farm was amazing!!! the goats were some of the friendliest animals I had ever met, and Melissa and everyone else there was so kind and welcoming. the cabin we stayed in was beautiful and super clean and the bed was really comfy! I would recommend this hip camp to anyone!

Hipcamper Dawn

Sweetest goats ever!!

Dawn O.
recommends this listing.
April 6th, 2022

My 15 year old daughter and I stayed in the tiny cottage and had a wonderful time! We loved hanging out with the goats and holding all the sweet babies! We had everything we needed for our short stay! We would definitely go back! Melissa was a great host and I've never met such friendly well-loved goats! Great experience!

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Hipcamper Debbie

Camping with goats

Debbie B.
recommends this listing.
February 24th, 2022

The cabin we stayed in had all the comforts of home. The goats were wonderful and having Melissa take us around showing us all about the goats was even better. All the other animals were great to be around as well. A super well-run farm that really cares about their animals. And Plenty of space for tent and RV campers.

Property
Goat House Farm
State
Florida
Country
United States
$65/night
1 Site