Fun with Farm Friends Horses and Goats

Charlottesville, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Kendall

60 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Private groups available for up to 10.
Includes food

What you'll do

Come spend time with horses, goats, 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, Pickles and Pumpkin (just to name a few!) and 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, during the summer bug spray, sunscreen and/or a hat are recommended. Regarding weather we will continue the experience as long as guests are comfortable and there is no inclement weather (i..e lightning, heavy rain)
Come spend time with horses, goats, 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…
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What's included

  • Food
    Drinks and snacks available

Meet your host, Kendall

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 118 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 118 reviews.

Kavita
September 2021
I cannot say enough good things about this visit. We had an amazing time meeting with all the kitties, chickens, ducks, miniature horse, goats, horse, etc. Kendall gave lots of facts to the kids about all the animals. And she was a thoughtful and warm hostess as well.
Matt
September 2021
This was an incredible experience. The 6 of us(my wife and I, 2 small children, and the grandparents) were greeted immediately upon arrival and had an absolutely fantastic time. Kendall was thoughtful, hospitable, knowledgeable, and truly cares so much about making sure your visit is special. The farm animals are like true pets with personalities and all! After the tour, Kendall even provided goodies to take home. Darby Farm is one of a kind and a must see/do. We look forward to visiting again in the near future. Thank you!
Ray
September 2021
Kendall was super awesome showing us her farm and animals. She’s very personable and enthusiastic about her farm life. All her animals are very friendly and enjoy being around people. We had a great experience on her beautiful farm!
New
August 2021
My 4 year old daughter and I spent a lovely afternoon with Kendall at the farm. Kendall was so nice to curate the experience for my little one even though they normally ask guests to be over the age of 8. We started off feeding ducks and chickens. then groomed the miniature horse, walked to meet the goats, and finished up getting eggs. We also had many friendly cats come up, and we were able to meet their new puppies! We finishedthe trip with Popsicles and juice. It truly was a wonderful afternoon with some amazing animals, and Kendall's passion for them really showed.
Rosie
August 2021
I had so much fun!!! Kendall is amazing to talk to, loves her animals so much, has so much knowledge to share, and just gave me the loveliest time. Highly recommend!!!
Saakshi
August 2021
We went there with two kids 7/8 and both had a great time learning about the animals/ interacting up close and Kendall was very informative. It was obvious that she loved doing this. We even got dried lavender from their garden and goat milk soap (which they make) to take back home with us.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend.