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Come Hug a Cow and Cuddle a Turkey

Animals

Come Hug a Cow and Cuddle a Turkey

16 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
Animals

Come Hug a Cow and Cuddle a Turkey

Animals

Come Hug a Cow and Cuddle a Turkey

16 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You will get to hug and brush the cows, feed the carrots to the horses, give the pig's tummy rubs, cuddle with a turkey, hold a chicken, spend time with the emu and llama and hear the animals stories of resilience and so much more. Enjoy a beautiful day during The Gentle Barn's open to the public hours Sunday's between 10am-2pm. There is a gift shop with Gentle Barn merchandise like logo'd t-shirts, mugs, hats, plush animals etc. There is a snack shop that offers delicious plant based snacks and drinks and food for lunch, like Beyond Meat burgers and sausages. There is a wonderful presentation by Ellie (our Founder) about how she started The Gentle Barn in the amphitheater, but most important is lots of time with the animals. The Gentle Barn is an experience that you won't soon forget!
  • Responsible interactions

    All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

  • Caring expert hosts

    Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.

  • Diverse animals

    Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.

Your host

Learn more about Ellie Laks & Jay Weiner

Ellie Laks & Jay Weiner

Ellie and Jay are the Founders of The Gentle Barn founded in 1999, a national organization that is home to hundreds of animals and has hosted over 500,000 visitors. Ellie and Jay both struggled as children and were strengthened and inspired by the love of animals. With their first hand knowledge of the healing power of animals, Ellie and Jay wanted to dedicate the rest of their lives by paying it forward, saving animals and healing people. They love animals so much that they've been vegan for 20yrs and work hard everyday to instill that same passion for nature and animals and the hearts of the people that visit. Ellie and Jay would love to invite you to come experience the healing energy and wonderful animals of The Gentle Barn.

About the organization

The Gentle Barn

The Gentle Barn rescues animals from severe abuse and neglect who are too old, sick and/or scared to be adopted into homes. Gentle Barn's mission is "Teaching People kindness and compassion to animals, each other and our planet". It is open to the public on Sundays for guests to hug the cows, give pigs tummy rubs, cuddle turkeys, feed carrots to the horses, hold a chickens and learn their stories.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to The Gentle Barn.

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Where you'll be

The Gentle Barn is located on a beautiful five acre property near Los Angeles, in Santa Clarita, CA. It is an outdoor ranch style location, so dress accordingly, with pants, closed toe shoes and a hat if you choose. There is a covered picnic area with lots of tables and shade for you to eat lunch and take a rest. There are several animal areas to visit and lots of staff and volunteers to help you enjoy your time and learn all about the animals.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. If bringing a dog (safe for people and dogs), please be ready to take turns holding the dog outside of the upper barnyard, where our smaller animals live.

More tips

Out of respect for the animals, we kindly ask that you do not bring any dairy, eggs, meat, poultry, or seafood onto the property. The Gentle Barn is an outdoor farm environment, therefore we strongly recommend all visiting guests wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, a hat, and plenty of sunscreen.
Ellie Laks & Jay Weiner
Come Hug a Cow and Cuddle a Turkey
16 reviews
From $22/person
16 reviews
From $22/person