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Shmurgle (and Cuddle) a Goat!

Port Hope, CanadaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Debbie

60 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

THE HAUTE GOAT SHMURGLE

SHMURGLE: Def, snuggle, smooch, hug, cuddle ANY animal but particularly and with emphasis – a Nigerian Dwarf Goat.

The magic begins when you come down the driveway and catch your first glimpse of the breathtaking Northumberland Hills. Meet Haute Goat owners Shain and Debbie as they greet you with open arms and warm farm hospitality. You’ll discover their passion for their animals is infectious.

Gather just outside the 100 year old farm house to hear how Haute Goat came to be, some history of the farm and an introduction to Teja and Arija – the friendly Livestock dogs. We'll spend some time introducing the Nigerian Dwarf Goat breed, its unique traits and history and how they came to be in North America. Following the orientation, everyone heads down to the goat pen where we will "Release the Goats" on the count of 3...:) We then hike through the fields and trails for about 30 minutes before heading into the Goat Playground. and shmurgle with our 35 goats and babies...Now that you have great stories and pictures to exchange come in and enjoy some samples of the most interesting goat cheeses in Canada while learning about their different characteristics, all while having the most incredible view as your backdrop. Enjoy our fabulous new Cafe featuring local and seasonal delicacies....have lunch or a snack whatever suits..
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THE HAUTE GOAT SHMURGLE

SHMURGLE: Def, snuggle, smooch, hug, cuddle ANY animal but particularly and with emphasis – a Nigerian Dwarf Goat.

The magic begins when you come down the driveway and catch your first glimpse of the breathtaking Northumberland Hills. Meet Haute Goat owners Shain and Debbie as they greet you with open arms and warm farm hospitality. You’ll discover their passion for their animals is infectious…

Debbie's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Thu., Mar. 4
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Fri., Mar. 5
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Sat., Mar. 6
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Meet your host, Debbie

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 36 Reviews
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We are 2 people who came to our senses and left Toronto in 2007 for a place in the country. In 2009 we brought home 4 impossibly cute Nigerian Dwarf Goats and now we are one of the largest breeders in the country. We give workshops on milking, making cheese and much more. We've birthed more than 180 baby goats on our farm and have helped many people start their own herds. But the Haute Goat Shmurgle was developed so that people could meet, cuddle (Shmurgle) and learn more about these completely joyful animals.
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Where you'll be

Our Haute Goat Shmurgle guests are invited into the 'private' Goat Playground for most of the experience. Its full of playground things built just for our goats and you'll enjoy seeing them balance on the teeter totter, climb to the top of the spool and pose and squeak through our cloth tunnel.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 36 reviews.

Mohammad
December 2020
Great experience, a ton of fun and the goats are so friendly and they all have different personalities. The entire experience was very well planned and involved walking with them, feeding them and snuggling with them. Really well rounded activity and the tour leader was energized and knowledgable. Staff are great and the restaurant makes amazing food.
Great experience, a ton of fun and the goats are so friendly and they all have different personalities. The entire experience was very well planned and involved walking with them,…
Areti
March 2020
What a joy! This was my first time at a farm and needless to say the employees all made us feel like it was our own! The entire experience definitely exceeded my expectations. I went there celebrating my one year anniversary and i could not have asked for a better, more unique experience than this. The goats each had their own personalities. They love being fed and will show you more love once they’ve been hand fed. We also happened to go on the most beautiful day, sunny skies and 3 degrees. It was also a joy getting to pet their horses near the end. Food was fantastic! Best cookie I’ve ever eaten as well.
What a joy! This was my first time at a farm and needless to say the employees all made us feel like it was our own! The entire experience definitely exceeded my expectations. I we…
Samantha
November 2019
My girlfriend and I had an amazing time and it completely exceeded our expectations. We went to cuddling with goats in the morning and hiking with alpacas in the afternoon and couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We felt completely immersed in their culture and involved in the experience. We absolutely LOVED it. Thank you.
My girlfriend and I had an amazing time and it completely exceeded our expectations. We went to cuddling with goats in the morning and hiking with alpacas in the afternoon and coul…
Christina
February 2019
It was a lovely and unique experience. I learned a lot and had a great morning with Debbie, her staff and the beautiful animals.
Jigisha
February 2019
Stumbled upon this experience after booking an Airbnb in Cobourg. Was not disappointed. The goats are absolutely adorable and friendly. Debbie is a wonderful host and we will most definitely be back!
Paul
February 2019
We can’t recommend this experience enough. We had so much fun and the goats were so cute. We got to pet them and feed them and walk around with them. We also had a great time chatting with the other people on the tour and the volunteers who work there. I loved how much I learned about the goats. Also, the lunch afterwards was so delicious. Loved everything about this! It’s a must-see!
We can’t recommend this experience enough. We had so much fun and the goats were so cute. We got to pet them and feed them and walk around with them. We also had a great time chatt…

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

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