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The Shaggy Goat Farm: R & R or Learn & Dream

Farm stay hosted by Eddie & Elizabeth
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the farm stay to yourself.
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House rules
This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
Are you interested in R & R with some peaceful hammock time? This is the place for you!

Are you interested in learning a bit about goats, chickens, bees, or gardening? This is the place for you!

Are you interested in starting a hobby farm? This is the place for you!

Are you interested in biking & hiking? This is the place for you!

Are you interested in stars & an endless night-sky? This is the place for you!

Are you interested in unplugging & just living? Then THIS is the place for you!

The space
Are you interested in reliable cell service or wifi? This is not the place for you! Our wi-fi usually/sometimes works and most cell phones will work if you walk up the driveway and down the road a bit. Some people might think of that as a negative. We think of it as a positive! Your peace and entertainment can come from our massive book collection, our indoor games and puzzles, our outdoor games such as horseshoes, corn-hole, Bocce, badminton, or from just swinging in the hammock and watching the chickens wander around.

Are you interested in a pristine farm that looks like it could be a magazine? This is not the place for you! On certain days it looks amazing - other times not so much. It is awesome and fun but a work in progress (even after 20 years) and we usually have a ton of interesting projects going on.

Do you want to always have all aspects of this farm available at ALL times? This is not the place for you! We have baby goats in Spring, fresh eggs available to you usually every day, at least one hive is usually available, fresh veggies usually May – October. However, is an organic farm, so we never quite know what to expect. Changes and new opportunities are always right around the corner!

When you are asking about booking, I can let you know what is usually around at that time. There are always fun chores available to learn about (or help with) – mucking the barn (and composting), painting or fixing fences, chopping firewood, feeding and brushing the horse, goats, pig, dogs, planning garden, planting garden, weeding the garden, harvesting, canning, you can always put on a bee suit and check on the bees, etc.

You can also bring a tent (or borrow ours) and use our 17 acres of woods and pastures as a campground. Camping on our property is amazing - the only decision you have to make is whether to stare into your campfire or stare up at the gorgeous starry sky. You can use the cottage for cooking and cleaning up.

Guest access
Guest cottage, propane grill, pool (April-September), fire pit, pastures, woods, all of the animals are friendly and enjoy visitors giving them attention!

We also run an “Air Bnb Experience” which is a 2 hour talk and interaction with all we have going on seasonally on the farm. You can get this tour free of charge if you are staying with us!

Other things to note
WiFi and cell service can be spotty but we promise - you will not even miss it! If you need to work remotely Reinhardt University is less than 10 minutes away and has free WiFi in the community library
Are you interested in R & R with some peaceful hammock time? This is the place for you!

Are you interested in learning a bit about goats, chickens, bees, or gardening? This is the place for you!

Are you interested in starting a hobby farm? This is the place for you!

Are you interested in biking & hiking? This is the place for you!

Are you interested in stars & an endles…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Air conditioning
Pool
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Room-darkening shades
Indoor fireplace
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
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Location

Waleska, Georgia, United States

We live about an hour north of Atlanta and an hour south of Chattanooga. We are in the corner of 4 lovely counties – Cherokee (us), Pickens, Bartow, and Gordon. We less than a 30-minute drive to some wonderful hiking trails, mountain bike trails, Garland mountain horse trails, and the Beautiful Backroads 100-mile road bike route. North Ga has many fantastic wineries. We do our best to try them all just so we can give you good suggestions! There are great places to go to dinner in Cartersville, Canton, and Jasper which are about 30 minutes away. We have an awesome guidebook with many suggestions and directions to all these places and many more in the general area.

You may not want to go anywhere though. You can stay right here and hike some short hikes, ride bikes for miles and miles, walk in the pastures with our dogs, cats, goats, horse, donkey, and pig right out your front door. April – October you can swim in your own private pool. We have a ton of outdoor and indoor games as well.

You can also bring a tent and gear as we have many pretty spots to camp in our 17-acre woods and pastures. You could just use the cottage for the facilities.
We live about an hour north of Atlanta and an hour south of Chattanooga. We are in the corner of 4 lovely counties – Cherokee (us), Pickens, Bartow, and Gordon. We less than a 30-minute drive to some wonderful…

Hosted by Eddie & Elizabeth

Joined in April 2016
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Eddie, Elizabeth, and our 3 kids live in a converted barn (not like the kind you see in pretty magazines) on a 17-acre hobby farm with 6 dairy goats, 30 free-range chickens, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 3 beehives (180,000 bees), 1 horse, 1 pig and all watched over by Ms. Peach the guard donkey. We have traveled extensively in our 25+ married years. We started with our honeymoon which was a 6-month camping & backpacking trip across Europe. We have been using short-term rentals since 2005 so as hosts we try to provide the experience we most appreciate as guests - a clean well-stocked home that is not fancy but has all amenities working as described! As guests, we love to see and explore new areas and situations and always enjoy ourselves despite any minor inconveniences that come along. Eddie is a graphic designer in Woodstock, Ga. Elizabeth is a math professor at Reinhardt University. One of my favorite parts of my job is teaching students how to be good travelers. Each May I travel for several weeks with students and other professors to Study Abroad in a variety of places. Recently these trips have included Cuba, Mexico, England, Ireland, Ecuador & Galápagos Islands, and soon Japan.
Eddie, Elizabeth, and our 3 kids live in a converted barn (not like the kind you see in pretty magazines) on a 17-acre hobby farm with 6 dairy goats, 30 free-range chickens, 3 dogs…
During your stay
This cottage is a separate house on our property so you may see us doing farm stuff and you are welcome to join us to socialize, learn and/or lend a helping hand. However, you can come and go without ever seeing us at all if you prefer.

You can see our house from the cottage but not any of the neighbor's homes.
This cottage is a separate house on our property so you may see us doing farm stuff and you are welcome to join us to socialize, learn and/or lend a helping hand. However, you can…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy