Hipcamp host Melissa H.
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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

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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.  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
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Melissa a message!
  • 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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Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Goat House Farm - The Coop

$10
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1/2 Dozen Homemade Biscuits

Served with our own honey butter!

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Quart of Fresh Raw Goat Milk

Returnable bottles only. As per Florida law, raw goat milk is for pet consump...Read more

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Experience

Regular Goat Yoga

Please check ahead for schedule BEFORE reserving, which is generally every ot...Read more

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Companion Animal Fee

Please book only one fee even with multiple animals. Note: we charge a compan...Read more

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Milking Lessons

Learn how to milk by hand and machine. Join us for morning milking (when mom...Read more

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Tent Rental. $15 plus $50 Deposit

Includes 4-person camping tent, 1 gear loft, 8 steel tent stakes, 2 sleeping ...Read more

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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

You are welcome to use our two kayaks to 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

The vibe at Goat House Farm - The Coop

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Hipcamper Michelle

The goat house farm was a nice.

Michelle P.
recommends this listing.
December 3rd, 2019

The goat house farm provided most of the things I needed. There’s an outside living room, including games. Free coffee, utensils, cups, plates, bread and butter, filtered water. Also, a Friday to store your food. There’s an outside sink to wash your dishes and also a bathroom with a shower. Basically, it’s an outside house at the farm. Melissa provided towels. Toilet paper, and shampoo and conditioner. There’s a lake and she provides kayaks. I stayed in the coop, very small, but cozy and clean. little heater in the coop worked well. It says pet friendly, but it’s best not to take your dog because it’s a farm and the chickens run around all day. Most dogs chase chickens and it was sad to have my dog on the leash most the time, but she did warn me so I could not be upset. I wish there was more to do in that area, but it’s really far from everything and barley any signal. If you decide to camp and just want to relax by the fire and tent the whole trip, then it’s a great place, but if you plan to try adventurous things near by it is not the camping environment for you. The goats are cute and very friendly and Melissa is open to anyone interacting with them. She does well at raising such a big farm of animals. I would recommend this place to anyone that just wants to relax and camp out without any additional fun plans, or maybe take a few friends and bring a lot of games to make it fun.

Hipcamper Melissa
Response from Melissa, the Host, on December 4th, 2019

Hi Michelle, glad you mostly enjoyed your stay! I wish I knew you were looking for more things to do! There is certainly kayaking right off the property, but there are also several state and national parks nearby (Appalachicola, Talquin, and Tate's Hell is very adventurous!). There is also trail riding just down the road and the Tally Museum has zip lines and a lot of Florida native wildlife! There should have been a magazine in the coop with all these things in it. I am sorry if it wasn't there! Also, I will try to be a little clearer in our listing that we have free range animals that may be an issue with some dogs! Thanks!!

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Hipcamper Andy
Andy M.
recommends this listing.
December 31st, 2019

This was an amazing place. Very kind and welcoming host, cozy little cabin, nice common area and so many animals to interact with.

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

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