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Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Arrive at the Kitty Hotel homestead grab a coffee, fruit or scone before our tour. Visit animal enclosures armed with carrots & treats as the animals come and visit. The horse & goats love carrots & grapes, the pigs will eat just about anything. Inside the chicken enclosure baby chicks can be held if mommy hen permits. See mother hens with chicks & more sitting on eggs ready to hatch out babies soon. Often there are baby ducks or peacocks depending on time of year. Treats can be offered as the eager hens gather around looking for their favorite snacks. Bunnies can be caressed or held and the guinea pigs are always lil critters that bring a smile to my face. Just sitting back and watching the animals feed, swim and engage with each other is fascinating. Sip your coffee while watching the show. Safety guidelines must be respected so that the experience is safe for the animals and the visitors. At any time of year there are upwards of 100 rescued animals that live here harmoniously. The raised bed gardens provide vegetables, herbs and flowers and are used to feed the household and also the animals. Large compost piles give us beautiful black rich compost each spring to produce our abundant garden and the circle of life is illustrated in a rich tapestry at the Kitty Hotel, a modest homestead. 100% of your fee goes toward the upkeep and care of the animals.
  • 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

Ruth

Ruth

My modest & simple residence is home to many animals, many rescues. Come and tour the ranchette and see hens and their babies - supervised by daddy roosters, pigs and their piglets, feed carrots to a horse and 2 goats, watch the peacocks mingle among us as they look for handouts, play with guinea pigs and rabbits as they nibble their breakfast greens and chuckle as you watch the ducks swimming in their pond while munching on lettuce. The resident dogs and cats are harmonious with all the other creatures. Almost everyone was rescued and enjoy their life in my sanctuary. Using all organic feed and sprouts we also use apple cider vinegar, diatomaceous earth and other natural remedies to keep animals healthy. The cool morning temps is the time to see everyone in action. Tea & coffee will be available. Custom times available.

What's included

Food
Some simple scones, biscuits or a simple plate of fruit will be available
Drinks
Thermos of hot coffee, iced or hot tea and a big pitcher of water

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Where you'll be

There are 3 enclosures for animals. One for horse, goats and 4 male pigs, One for all 3 female pigs, one larger one for all chickens, ducks and guinea fowl. Rabbits and guinea pigs are held in waist high large shelters so that feeding them and petting them as easily accomplished. Hens with newly hatched chicks are kept in safe enclosures to protect their babies from hawks or ravens. The babies can be gently held with supervision.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. Neatniks might have a tough time. The animal enclosures are clean but there can be poop to deal with, feathers on the ground or other temporary untidiness. Waters are changed daily and then become dirty in…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Custom tours available on request. Children are welcome provided they understand and respect the safety guidelines set by tour leader. Children are NOT permitted to run wild and need to remain with the main group. This is designed as an easy short activity before you head into Yosemite.
Ruth
Coffee with the critters
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7 reviews
From €24/person