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The Goat Cottage

& The Captains Quarters 

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  THE GOAT COTTAGE  is a transformed dance studio of light, color, art everywhere and lots of space to move around in. It is surrounded in front by a private garden. Our 6 goats ( lead by Jeb pictured above) play in a large space behind the cottage that runs along a river view . The goats Jeb ( brilliant jumping boer ), Sparky ( handsome but a jerky), his Oberhasli sisters Mocha, Daisy and the little Nigerian Dwarfs Tack and Jibe can join you near the picnic table for meals &  parties (by request ). Along one side and in the back the cottage is surrounded by a goat trail of 10 stages ( you can see  the goats from the bdrm  windows ) , 20 chickens  ( fresh eggs in season  ). RIVER our very friendly German Shepherd goat herder greets everyone by the arch way of the red mulch path. River loves to play with all the dogs. From the king size bed ( pictured above) in the larger room you can look above and see waving trees thru skylights in a high wood ceiling. The guest art gallery is an eclectic collection of drawings by  guests of all ages .Guest's sometimes say they can't draw but often they are the one's who leave surprising and wonderful pictures. There are lots of art supplies in both spaces. Guests pictures left behind are added to the gallery walls which surround the main rooms in both rental spaces .I LOVE all the pictures.There are cards, a cd collection, books, lots of room to  stretch or to practice yoga. A great chef stayed for a week & made amazing meals in the fully equipped  kitchen. Have your coffee with the goats, walk the goat trail , ask about  dancing with veils  THE CAPTAINS QUARTERS is a New Englandy style 2 flr apt.on one side of our 130 yr home named after my Dad who was a sailor, boat builder and Mark's Dad who was the captain of a large Navy ship. If you love sailing stories let's share a few. The apt has it's own entrance  ( a 2 sec walk from The Goat Cottage ). There are 3 steps up to a sunny sit on porch ,enter a fully equipped kitchen, views of the garden & tall trees, a small TV, a guest art gallery ,art supplies,a porto crib, kids books, ia bdrm/livrm downstairs. Up a full flight of stairs is a full bath & qn bdrm. BOTH SPACES are separate from each other but together could be great fun rented together 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, a round umbrella table by the goats,a fire pit near the goats. There is a shared  in ground pool ( during the summer ) , a hammock and sometimes amazing sunset  views of the Sakonnet River. GUESTS can be in their own private world or can be social with us. We are open all year. BOOK YOUR GETAWAY WITH YOUR PETS on #Home Away, #Airbnb,  #tripswithpets  to receive a welcome package , list of favorite places  in #onlyRhodeIsland .We are a  1/2 hr between #Newport & #Providence. READ REVIEWS on HomeAway & Airbnb. 

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Guest Art Gallery Walls

The Guest Gallery Wall idea began when the first guests left pictures behind.I framed and hung them.

* 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 

I'm the solo Boer of Goatopia

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. 

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The Musical Goat Trail

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

John's Goatopian Story Review

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


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