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Intimately experience a biodiverse farm

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.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 with a visit with our dairy cow, Harper. We'll feed her her favorite treats, like our farm grown apples and tomatoes, and we'll brush and pet her. After our visit with Harper, 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. While the birds are busy, we'll step into their coops to collect eggs, and we'll compare the various types, shapes, colors and sizes. After our visit with the birds, we'll meet and greet our goats and sheep. We'll feed them their favorite treat of sweet cob, and we'll pet and brush them. If it's lamb season, we'll visit with and hold the baby lambs. We'll then head to the garden and orchard for a brief stroll to see what may be ripe for picking. We'll observe the myriad life thriving in the garden, including the birds, bees, dragonflies, ladybugs, and more. After our garden walk, you'll have the opportunity to suit up to meet our honeybees. We'll observe them through a peek-a-boo window in their hive, we'll pull a frame to observe the comb, and depending on the bees' activity, we may inspect the deep hive for the queen. We'll finish our experience in the barn with a calm and relaxing visit with our bunnies. We'll hold, brush and cuddle with these sweet and soft fur balls.
We'll start with a visit with our dairy cow, Harper. We'll feed her her favorite treats, like our farm grown apples and tomatoes, and we'll brush and pet her. After our visit with Harper, 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. While the birds are busy, we'll step into their coops to collect eggs, 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,...
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Sat, Oct 10
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sun, Oct 11
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sat, Oct 17
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Meet your host, Stephanie

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 13 Reviews
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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 13 reviews.

Renee
March 2020
Stephanie’s homestead is absolutely beautiful! You can tell her animals love her and she’s very knowledgeable about them. The experience is well thought out and planned and everything is just about ready to go when you get there! It’s also easy to find and no hitch in parking either. The animals are very upbeat and friendly and Stephanie made sure we were comfortable with doing/interacting with them all the while encouraging us to do so. The tiny snacks/refreshments were scrumptious and fresh too!! Stephanie was great with communicating right after booking and ensuring to know what to expect. Absolutely adored this experience and hopefully we’ll be able to bring more family/friends to do it again sometime!
Stephanie’s homestead is absolutely beautiful! You can tell her animals love her and she’s very knowledgeable about them. The experience is well thought out and planned and everyth…
Akshay
February 2020
Our family went to Stephanie's farm with a friend and we all had an amazing day! Stephanie is a wonderful host and it was great to experience all the animal activities she had planned for us. My son had a blast, especially feeding the animals and picking eggs. There were a couple of things that made the event special. Stephanie had a small picnic setup for us which was a surprise treat! And we were able to hang out on the farm after the event and soak in the picturesque setting at our leisure.
Our family went to Stephanie's farm with a friend and we all had an amazing day! Stephanie is a wonderful host and it was great to experience all the animal activities she had plan…
Brianne
February 2020
We had a great time at Stephanie's farm. We got to meet, feed and interact with most of the animals. We even got to enjoy some treats from the farm. It was a lovely experience! Definitely recommend if your in the area and looking for something more unique to do :)
We had a great time at Stephanie's farm. We got to meet, feed and interact with most of the animals. We even got to enjoy some treats from the farm. It was a lovely experience! Def…
Siddardha Meher
February 2020
Stephanie and her team were very welcoming and patient answering all the questions about the experience. Their instructions were very clear and made for an amazing experience interacting the animals and learning about taking care of a farm. Overall its a wonderful experience.
Stephanie and her team were very welcoming and patient answering all the questions about the experience. Their instructions were very clear and made for an amazing experience inter…
Ch
February 2020
Stephanie made the Farm Experience the absolute best surprise Valentine's Gift for my husband, Galin, ever! It was magical. The farm and animals perfect!!
Yevhenii
February 2020
We really enjoyed our visit to Stephanie's farm. We were able to feed and pet all the animals on a farm and they looked like they completely enjoy their life in all that comfort which this farm gives to them. Stephanie also told us a lot of interesting facts about animals and framing, and treated us with a very nice brunch made of her and neighbour farms. Would definitely recommend this experience to anyone who loves animals and countryside vibe.
We really enjoyed our visit to Stephanie's farm. We were able to feed and pet all the animals on a farm and they looked like they completely enjoy their life in all that comfort w…

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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 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Wear comfortable closed-toed walking shoes. Boots and long pants are ideal.

What to bring

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