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Explore new-to-you corners of the region alongside four-legged friends during hikes, hug sessions, and yoga practice.
Calling all animal lovers! What’s better than a comfortable stay right in the Hudson Valley? The answer is an Airbnb Experience with animals. Airbnb Experiences are exciting activities designed by locals that range from cooking classes and animal encounters to hosted journeys to exciting locations.
Airbnb animal experiences all meet the guidelines of the World Animal Protection, an organization that has been protecting animals for over 55 years. Not only are the to-dos one-of-a-kind, but they make a thoughtful gift for loved ones as well.
In the Hudson Valley, your next animal Airbnb experience is just right around the corner.
Bond — and take selfies, of course — with some furry llamas and alpacas on a trek through pastures and ponds in Hyde Park on this Farm Experience and Llama/Alpaca Trek. The last stop of the trek is a visit to the farm store. Proper footwear is recommended and kids over the age of eight are also welcome.
Ever want to know what it feels like to be a farmer for a day? The Farmer for a Day experience, which features sheep, goats, cows, border collies, horses, and lambs, offers locals a chance to discover just that. Take a tour of this pasture-based livestock farm and participate in all the duties of a farmer. From collecting eggs to milking goats, there’s so much to do on the farm in East Meredith. For a quick pick-me-up, grab a bite at the farm’s restaurant, Stone & Thistle Farm Fable, to try out the fresh dairy, eggs, vegetable, and meats.
Venture on marked trails with baby and adult goats on a Rescue Goat experience in Napanoch. Learn all there is to know about each goat and top it off with a hug. Spend some quality time with two baby Nigerian attention-loving dwarf goats and chickens while snapping a few photos here and there. Strap on your hiking gear because there will be a lot of walking included on the nine-acre trail. Visitors can watch the goats in their natural habitat while navigating the trails.
What’s not to love at the 25-acre Clover Brooke Farm, which bustles with friendly animals like angora rabbits, chickens, and goats? This two-hour Hudson Valley Small Animal & Fiber Farming experience in Hyde Park is all about meeting fluffy fiber animals and learning what they’re like. Fiber animals are known for their fleece and are extremely important to the agricultural process.
Visitors are encouraged to attend a hands-on wet felt processing workshop and make their own clover Brooke Goat Milk Soap to take home. All products are made directly in the farm. Be sure to stop by the farm store to peruse through shelves of handcrafted items like yarns, roving, llama/alpaca pins, and natural honey.
With one hour to spare, Farmer Mike welcomes you to Walk the Land with farm animals and a visit to incredible pastures. An Irish native, farmer Mike began working on his family farm at just 21 years old and knows all there is to know about raising cattle. Settled in Hudson, The Fitzgerald Locust Hills Farm dedicates itself to sustainable farming techniques. Visitors can meet Daisy the sow and cattle while roaming the hills. Fresh farm products are available to purchase directly at the farm store to bring the memorable experience home.
Nestled between the Catskills and Adirondacks, this Yoga with Goats farm experience is an interesting to way to channel yoga skills alongside furry friends. First, take a walk to the covered yoga studio and wait for the adorable arrival of baby goats. There, you’ll find your inner peace in the natural setting of Pattersonville while snuggling with the sweet four-legged visitors.