Take Friendly Fainting Goats For A Scenic Hike

Benton, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Carrie

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Located at Barakah Heritage Farm in Benton, Pennsylvania.

Help herd the fainting goats on their daily walks to forage for food and herbs.

Guests arrive at the main barn (and are happily greeted by our giant white fluffy livestock dog Runa). After a brief orientation and release form, the guests will be introduced to the fainting goats in their pen. After meeting the herd, guests head out into the pastures with the goats. In the pasture, guests may pet goats, feed treats and hold babies. We will answer questions about our farm's unique approach to goat care, practiced on only a handful of Fainting Goat farms.
After making the rounds of the field and enjoying the playful antics of our goat families, guests are escorted back to the barn to wrap up with final questions and answers.
We hope guests leave with a greater appreciation of rare breed preservation, the role of goats in a healthy farm, and the unique and loving personalities of fun fainting goats.
Want more time with the goats? You can book a Picnic or Goat Playtime experience.
No pets - Please give advance notice of service animals - no RVs/trailers
Don't see your preferred day/time? Ask us!
By entering the farm, under Pennsylvania State Law you assume all the risk of equine activity.
Located at Barakah Heritage Farm in Benton, Pennsylvania.

Help herd the fainting goats on their daily walks to forage for food and herbs.

Guests arrive at the main barn (and are happily greeted by our giant white fluffy livestock dog Runa). After a brief orientation and release form, the guests will be introduced to the fainting goats in their pen. After meeting the herd, guests head out into the pastures with the goats.…
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Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your Host, Carrie

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 4 Reviews
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Your primary tour guide will be Mickey, our junior farm partner andtour specialist. Mickey has been studying under farm owner/manager Carrie Eastman, author of The Energetic Goat, and is an experienced tour guide with an anthropology degree.
Carrie Eastman has been raising rare heritage Fainting Goats for more than 12 years. Her herd is raised as close to organic as possible, in family units, with free range of the farm.
Carrie is a published author and her book The Energetic Goat teaches about nutrition and energy healing for goats, while featuring members of her herd.
Carrie has been introducing the public to these friendly funny goats for years, teaching about rare heritage breed preservation, organic farm practices, and goat wellness.
Your primary tour guide will be Mickey, our junior farm partner andtour specialist. Mickey has been studying under farm owner/manager Carrie Eastman, author of The Energetic Goat, and is an experienced tour guide with an anthropology degree.
Carrie Eastman has been raising rare heritage Fainting Goats for more than 12 years. Her herd is raised as close to organic as possible, in family units, with free range of the farm.
Carrie is a published author and her book The Energetic Goat te…
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Where you'll be

Scenic peaceful country setting with spectacular views. Wildlife, songbirds, a distant pond and weathered barns in the distance.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Riki
September 2021
This place was great. we went on the goat walk and our guide was very informative and friendly. we got to hold one of the goats and learn about them. we didn't get to see them faint but that's okay we enjoyed them and also got to see some beautiful Arabian horses and chickens and ducks and of course super friendly farm dog Runa!
Sarah
September 2021
We had already heard the details about the goats at Barakah, so it was just a nice hour hanging out and watching the goats graze while socializing with the staff!
Sohan
July 2021
Very calming and peaceful experience. learnt a lot about the goats and had a quick tour of the farm as well. Carrie was very accommodating and flexible. They have a very active conservation program and I really enjoyed it. Kasey is pretty knowledgeable and fun and answered all my questions.
Melissa
June 2021
We were pretty excited going into this experience and the whole thing. Just blew us away. Our guide was very knowledgeable and taught us many things about the goats. Our hosts were super personable. Would book again.

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

sun hat or shade umbrella you can hike with
bug spray (we have ticks and flying insects)
drinks
sturdy hiking shoes

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.