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 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
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: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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$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

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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

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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

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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 - 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

The vibe at Goat House Farm - Tiny Cottage

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Hipcamper Kathy

Heavenly goat farm

Kathy C.
recommends this listing.
January 20th, 2020

Magical! You obviously must love animals- as we do. An enchanting place and our little abode was cozy and warm and spotless. And wonderfully equipped. Really a fabulous place. Highly recommended!

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.

Hipcamper Azshur C.
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August 27th, 2020
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March 26th, 2020
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January 19th, 2020
Property
Goat House Farm
State
Florida
Country
United States
$60/night
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