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Intimately experience a biodiverse farm

San Martin, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Stephanie

2 hours
Includes food
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll start by foraging through the farm to make a diverse "goat salad." We'll walk through the garden, briefly stop to admire the beehives, and work our way to feeding and petting our silly goats and adorable Babydoll sheep. After our goats and sheep are nice and full, we'll spend some time with the hens, roosters, and ducks. We'll feed them organic hen scratch and farm greens, if available. We'll watch them happily scratch around and quack and coo. We'll pet and hold them too (if you'd like!). While the birds are busy, we'll hand feed our gentle cows some of their favorite treats. After washing off any cow slobber, we'll treat you to a light seasonal farm picnic. You'll then walk off those calories by taking our miniature horses for a stroll, and you'll pet and feed these sweeties. Following our horse experience, we'll step into the chicken coops to collect eggs for our farm customers. We'll compare the various types, shapes, colors, and sizes. We'll finish our experience with a calm and relaxing visit with our bunnies. We'll pet, brush and cuddle with these sweet and soft fur balls.

All along the experience, you will learn fun facts about our diverse animal family, and be thoroughly entertained by our goats!

Other things to note
Wear comfortable closed-toed walking shoes and clothes you don't mind possibly getting a bit dirty. Boots and long pants are ideal.
We'll start by foraging through the farm to make a diverse "goat salad." We'll walk through the garden, briefly stop to admire the beehives, and work our way to feeding and petting our silly goats and adorable Babydoll sheep. After our goats and sheep are nice and full, we'll spend some time with the hens, roosters, and ducks. We'll feed them organic hen scratch and farm greens, if available. We'll watch them happily scratch around and quack an…

Stephanie's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    We'll treat you to farm goods grown here on the farm, such as garden salsa,...
From $45
/ person
Sat, Feb 6
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$45 per person
$45 per person
Sun, Feb 7
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$45 per person
$45 per person
Sat, Feb 13
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$45 per person
$45 per person

Meet your host, Stephanie

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 42 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I dreamed of farming since I was a little girl but lost my way in corporate America until about 10 years ago, when I remembered my path. I began with chickens and gardening, and eventually, The Nest Box was born, a humane, transparent and bio-diverse farm where guests can reconnect with our animals and the earth. On the farm, I raise chickens and ducks on pasture, goats, sheep, bunnies, bees, a dairy cow and her calf, in addition to a fruit orchard and a vegetable garden. It's my passion. I use all natural, organic, biodiverse and biomimicry practices. No chemicals, pesticides, herbicides or any other unnatural or harmful inputs are ever used on the farm. I work with nature. She is my teacher.
I dreamed of farming since I was a little girl but lost my way in corporate America until about 10 years ago, when I remembered my path. I began with chickens and gardening, and eventually, The Nest Box was born, a humane, transparent and bio-diverse farm where guests can reconnect with our animals and the earth. On the farm, I raise chickens and ducks on pasture, goats, sheep, bunnies, bees, a dairy cow and her calf, in addition to a fruit orchard and a vegetable garden. It's my passion. I…
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Where you'll be

We will spend our entire experience at The Nest Box, a 5.25 acre farm, walking between the animal and garden areas, and ending in the barn.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 42 reviews.

Audrey
January 2021
A wonderful experience from start to finish! Stephanie was gracious and informative, and her animals happy and well-tended. We loved getting hands on experience feeding and interacting with the animals, and the picnic alfresco was a lovely touch. I can’t wait to go back.
A wonderful experience from start to finish! Stephanie was gracious and informative, and her animals happy and well-tended. We loved getting hands on experience feeding and interac…
Meethu
January 2021
We visited Stephanie's bio-diverse farm in the first week of Jan 2021. Stephanie created a safe and fun, outdoor experience with the animals on the farm. Already recommended it to several people and do plan to go there again. Thank you Stephanie!
We visited Stephanie's bio-diverse farm in the first week of Jan 2021. Stephanie created a safe and fun, outdoor experience with the animals on the farm. Already recommended it to…
Sandeep
January 2021
We visited Stephanie's bio-diverse farm as a group of 4 and had a wonderful time! Stephanie was an excellent host and took great care to ensure that the experience was safe and socially distanced ! I'd highly recommend this experience to folks of all of age-groups who are looking to have a fun time outdoors
We visited Stephanie's bio-diverse farm as a group of 4 and had a wonderful time! Stephanie was an excellent host and took great care to ensure that the experience was safe and soc…
Catherine
January 2021
The Nest Box is a gem. We spent 2 hours going around the farm and meeting it’s residents. Stephanie showed us around and introduced the animals to us. The experience exceeded our expectations. Stephanie was a gracious host. My 7 yr old is already making plans to visit again in the spring. We would definitely visit again!
The Nest Box is a gem. We spent 2 hours going around the farm and meeting it’s residents. Stephanie showed us around and introduced the animals to us. The experience exceeded our e…
Steve
December 2020
Stephanie has an excellent program for guests. She's kind, thoughtful, informative and makes it a super fun experience for young kids. We hope to return!
Jon
December 2020
Stephanie offers an interesting and personal glimpse of modern farm life, with hands-on activities in addition to the tour of the the site and a tasting of foods produced on the farm. She is warm and accommodating and happy to answer any questions. A pleasant and memorable tour.
Stephanie offers an interesting and personal glimpse of modern farm life, with hands-on activities in addition to the tour of the the site and a tasting of foods produced on the fa…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Please wear closed toed shoes good for walking. Boots are ideal.