Animal experience hosted by Kendall

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Bring the whole family
For kids 5 and up.

What you'll do

Come spend time with horses, goats, rabbits, cats and kittens, chickens and ducks on our 8-acre hobby farm! Guests will have the opportunity to groom Chester, our adorable miniature horse, pet our sweet rescue horse, Epic, who is 27 years young! and learn about basic horse care and anatomy, grooming and welfare of horses. We'll visit our friendly milk goats, including Flora, our little Lamancha goat, and learn about caring for dairy goats. You will also meet our affectionate barn cats, Tosca and Tuppence (just to name a few!) various chickens and ducks (and "Goosey" the goose!) who live on our farm and learn about the jobs each of the animals have, including bug control! Guests are welcome to stay for seasonal refreshments afterward. Enjoy a taste of farm life and a slower pace in the countryside surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
This experience is conducted completely outside. Regarding weather we will continue the experience as long as guests are comfortable and there is no inclement weather (i..e lightning, heavy rain/wind)
(For safety we cannot welcome dogs to the farm at this time)
Come spend time with horses, goats, rabbits, cats and kittens, chickens and ducks on our 8-acre hobby farm! Guests will have the opportunity to groom Chester, our adorable miniature horse, pet our sweet rescue horse, Epic, who is 27 years young! and learn about basic horse care and anatomy, grooming and welfare of horses. We'll visit our friendly milk goats, including Flora, our little Lamancha goat, and learn about caring for dairy goats. You w…
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What's included

  • Food
    Drinks and snacks available

Meet your Host, Kendall

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 145 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have lived on our hobby farm with my family for over ten years and love being in the country with all our various animals! I especially love horses and goats and their unique personalities. I am committed to sustainably caring for the land I have responsibility for as well as providing the best care for my animal friends, who all contribute in various ways on the farm! Follow us on instagram @farmlifeandflowers and @darbyfarm
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Where you'll be

Darby Farm is located on a picturesque country road near Crozet, Virginia with sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 145 reviews.

Kristin
January 2022
Amazing experience on a sunny and snowy day! Have never met such friendly animals and the warm drinks and Kendall’s incredible coloring pages of the farm friends were such thoughtful touches!
Cynthia
December 2021
It is obvious that Kendall loves her farm and wants to share what she has learned with others. Her love and compassion for animals show. My 8 year old had the best time and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and meeting all of the animals, each with their own unique personalities. Kendall is also a talented artist and my daughter was thrilled to keep the drawing of Chester, the miniature horse. I highly recommend this experience!
Gary
December 2021
I highly recommend this tour for anyone but especially those who have young children. Kendall was fantastic and made this the most enjoyable part of our vacation. A MUST go too.
Gabrielle
December 2021
We had such a great experience with Kendall and all the adorable animals on her farm. Kendall was such a warm and welcoming host and you could tell how much she enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences with others. We learned so many new things about each animal while we fed, petted, held, and even brushed them! Kendall patiently answered all questions we had about farm life and told us some cute stories in addition to all the facts about her sweet creatures. At the end of the tour, Kendall graciously provided delicious hot cocoa, warm apple cider and light snacks. She also gifted us with beautiful handmade soaps and gave the children adorable coloring pages of portraits of her animals that she drew herself! It was a magical day in a gorgeous peaceful setting. We will be back again next year when we visit!
Nicole
December 2021
We had such an amazing time with Kendall on the farm. We learned so much about the animals and how to properly take care of them. It was far more interesting and fun than what I originally thought was going to take place. Kendall was incredibly accommodating and kind. She had snacks ready for us after the tour, and allowed us to take our time with each of the animals. She never rushed us and allowed us to feel comfortable and to enjoy our time there. I highly recommend this experience. It exceeded my expectations.
Jenni
December 2021
Kendall provided us with a wonderful afternoon with the animals she loves. She went above and beyond to provide us with a personal experience on her hobby farm. We had a great time and hope to come back on our next trip. Thank you Kendall!!!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 5 and up can attend, up to 6 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 24 hours before the start time for a full refund.