Tips & Inspiration At Heritage Preservation Sustainable Farm

Benton, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Carrie

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

What you'll do

Located at Barakah Heritage Farm in Benton, PA

Explore ancient & modern farming techniques, rare heritage and heirloom plants and livestock and wildlife conservation efforts on a sustainable permaculture preservation farm.

Meet one of the few chemical-free fainting goat herds in the country open to the public. Learn how goats can benefit your homestead or farm.
See the very last of the Jilfan Malabar Arabian horses, and learn about practical affordable horse keeping.
Explore our heirloom plant gardens and find inspiration and techniques for gardening at home.
See how our heritage poultry contribute to the farm.
View our wildlife habitats, and their role on the role.

Your tour begins at the main barn with a release form, safety orientation and bathroom break. We then walk around the main barn, various gardens and the barnyard and pond, with a stop at the chicken house, meeting the animals and learning about all the different projects.

Our guests leave with an appreciation for the heritage breeds and heirloom plants, as well as the importance of balancing sustainable farm practices with preservation and creating wildlife habitat. Guests find inspiration, ideas, and useful tips to take home to take home to their own gardens and yards.

No pets - Please give advance notice of service animals - no RVs/trailers
Under PA State Law you assume all the risk of equine activity.
Located at Barakah Heritage Farm in Benton, PA

Explore ancient & modern farming techniques, rare heritage and heirloom plants and livestock and wildlife conservation efforts on a sustainable permaculture preservation farm.

Meet one of the few chemical-free fainting goat herds in the country open to the public. Learn how goats can benefit your homestead or farm.
See the very last of the Jilfan Malabar Arabian horses, an…
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Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your Host, Carrie

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 9 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I've been riding and studying horses more than 40 years, and raising goats more than 10 years. I'm the author of The Healing of Horses and The Energetic Goat, published by Acres USA. I originally learned horsemanship at the last junior cavalry school in the USA. I have years of experience with endangered species, from Red Wolves to Fainting Goats, and now critically endangered Arabian horse bloodlines. My passion is conservation and hosting and introducing people to horses and conscious horsemanship and the importance of rare breed and plant preservation, as well as soil-friendly permaculture farming. I offer a unique perspective on modern small farm business, combining a lifetime of mechanic, building, tech, conservation, camping, survival, gardening and farming experiences.
My co-host is our new farm intern and partner Kasey.
I've been riding and studying horses more than 40 years, and raising goats more than 10 years. I'm the author of The Healing of Horses and The Energetic Goat, published by Acres USA. I originally learned horsemanship at the last junior cavalry school in the USA. I have years of experience with endangered species, from Red Wolves to Fainting Goats, and now critically endangered Arabian horse bloodlines. My passion is conservation and hosting and introducing people to horses and conscious ho…
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Responsible interactions

All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

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Where you'll be

You will be in the main barn and walking around the yard visiting the gardens and pond. The area is secluded and quiet and scenic.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Crystal
May 2021
Carrie is a wealth of information about farming, hobby farming, sustainable farming, ancient farming techniques, rare and heritage animal breeds, and more. I learned so much and found it extremely interesting and valuable!! My son loved seeing the animals and getting to pet the goats, chickens and horses. We had a great experience and really enjoyed our farm tour!
Noshin
April 2021
very friendly people ! the bride and the group enjoyed our visit. although we wanted to go on a hike with the horses, we enjoyed the socialization with the tour hostess.
Carly
April 2021
Carrie was a great host. She personalized the experience so that I got exactly what I came for. I learned a lot and really enjoyed my time on her farm.
Daviece
March 2021
I booked this experience on a whim, and I’m so glad I did! Not only did I get to see the live animals on the farm, like chickens, goats, horses, ducks, and all, I got to see experience firsthand the passion that Carrie has in sharing how she got the animals, how she cares for them, and simply her love for wildlife preservation. She takes her time, answers even the most basic of farm life questions, and simply makes you feel at home at the farm, as if you too belong there. Carrie is a gift to the world, and her small farm is a hidden treasure in Pennsylvania. Stop by, and say hi to all the animals there for me!
Jef And Megan
February 2021
We had a lovely time. Carrie catered the experience to our young children very well. As soon as we were leaving my five year old was asking when we could go back
Kanesha
July 2021
Was a really great time for my 5 year old she was able to learn and explore new things

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Sturdy walking shoes that can get dirty

bug repellent