THE GOAT COTTAGE is a transformed dance studio filled with light, color, art and space in a woodland garden with a gazebo ( where 6 goats can join you for meals & birthday parties by request ), surrounded by a goat trail ( you can see goats from inside ) , 20 chickens
( fresh eggs in season for everyone ) and for extra down time there is no TV . RIVER our friendly German shepherd goat herder greets everyone through the arch way, down the red mulch pathway. I walk with River every morning and afternoon .To the right is a quiet neighborhood walk. To the left is a nice walk over the bridge, by both ponds & stop at Black Goose for a snack. River wants to be friends with everyone so if there is time the dogs can walk together.
IN THE GOAT COTTAGE when you lie in the studio on the bed you can watch the trees waving thru the skylights. The guest art gallery has a truly eclectic collection of art work by the many traveling guests of all ages. Sometimes travelers find their amazing inner artist here. There are lots of art supplies to play with in both spaces. Guests pictures left behind are added to the gallery. The gallery today is expanding around the studio walls. Play cards, listen to the cd collection. read, stretch ,dance, nap, cook in the fully equipped kitchen. meet the goats, walk the goat trail .
THE CAPTAINS QUARTERS is a New Englandy style 2 flr apt.on one side of our 130 yr home named after my Dad, sailor, boat builder and Mark's dad, a Captain of a large Navy ship. If you love sailing stories we can share a few. The apt has it's own entrance, an umbrella table for anyone to watch the goats all year ( a 2 sec walk from The Goat Cottage ). Three steps up to a sunny sit on porch ,fully equipped kitchen, views of the garden & tall trees, a small TV, a guest art gallery ,art supplies, porto crib & children's books
BOTH SPACES are completely separate from each other but could be great fun combined for a family or group of friends. Both spaces share the goat trail ( can happen any time of day during a visit ) a propane grille, camp fire near the goats & sunset, in ground pool (warm in the summer only) , hammock and amazing sunset views of the Sakonnet River.
I AM A DANCER . If anyone wants to dance let me know. Spontaneous classes often happen inside and outside on the spur of a moment.
GUESTS can escape in your own private world or can be social with us. We will show you all around and answer any questions.
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THANK YOU FOR VISITING US
* HAVE FUN DRAWING PICTURES @ THE ART TABLES OF BOTH THE GOAT COTTAGE & THE CAPTAINS QUARTERS
* THE YOUNGEST ARTIST ON THE WALL ( SO FAR ) IS A
THE 2 YR OLD GRAND DAUGHTER OF A FAMOUS CHEF
* TWO SISTERS ,8 & 10 ,DREW PICTURES OF ALL THE GOATS WITH THEIR NAMES.
* THERE ARE 7 INTERPRETIVE GOAT PICTURES.
* THERE ARE PENS, PADS , CHALK, PAINTS & FUN ART BOOKS
* THE VARIETY OF IMAGES IS VERY SPECIAL
* EVERYONE'S PICTURES ARE FRAMED AND HUNG ON THE WALL
My friends are Sparky, Mocha, Daisy, Tack & Jibe. I've been here the longest .I greet Barb every morning in the barn. I climb up on a little shelf to reach my head over the gate.I put my forehead on hers.She calls it a head butt. I goatized Barb.It means I scanned her. Some goats do that. If you ask her she will tell you the story. When Barb plays a cd of The Goat Ballet in the barn my friends and I run thru the field to the side of the cottage to greet new travelers. We all follow behind Barb watching her corral " organized chaos " ( like kids ) on a trail of nine stages which lead to a view of the Sakonnet River where sometimes in the evening, there are sunsets which make everyone turn beautiful orange.
I don't teach Goat Yoga......I am a dancer who was given goats.....I trained our 6 goats in descending order to ,jump up & down in organized chaos on a trail of stages.When they hear the music they come running so happily from the barn to the side of the cottage
Are you looking for a place to step away from the stress of the high pressure world we all live in?A sanctuary where you can escape the drudgery of mundane?Looking for a charming secluded woodland world with chickens, a loveable dog and six fantastic performing goats? It's here.The Goat Cottage is a change of pace.The cabin with its artistic exterior and garden of creativity, you’d swear Snow White & seven dwarfs live here.Enter a delightful kitchen with all the necessities of home.There is a sign on the table with a highly informative list of fav fun spots to visit and enjoy a basket of farm eggs.The main studio has couches, many places to sit and a cd player, the perfect party room but its the master bedroom. You’ll be amazed by eye-popping decorations In every corner there is colorful art ,positive messages with art supplies and paper.Make some art and your work will be permanently displayed on Goat Cottage gallery. Filled with great mojo, this bungalow is clean and well-stocked within hand painted walls.You’ll be greeted by the cordial hostess Barbara. Friendly and very entertaining she and her faithful dog River will be your guide As she takes you around the wooded tranquility .Passing by Ombre Gardens you know you’re Not in Kansas anymore. Beyond the swimming pool (bring beach towels May on) fields & flowers, wonder fills the senses.After the best sleep of your life, have breakfast outside with the goats. No better way to start the day Make time to see Barbara’s rousingly entertaining goat show, a fully interactive barnyard ballet. Follow her as she leads her graceful troop of hoofed performers up & down multi-tiered stages down the trail. It is a petting zoo adventure, you cant miss.The goats want to get to know you and if you feed them, you are best friends forever.Consider dropping any other plans you had before to come here. Listen to the lilting tunes tooting forth from Pan’s pipe. Goatopia is calling you ......By John from Ohio