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Welcome to the left bank of somewhere else

 THE GOAT COTTAGE  a former dance studio has high windows ,sky lights thru the tall ceilings a kgbd .gypsy twin loft, a twin daybed & qn bdrm down the hall w/ full bath. A private garden & picnic table in front . In back our 6 goats play on a trail leading to a river view that sometimes has spectacular sunsets. The goats -Jeb #Boer, Sparky, his #Oberhasli sisters Mocha, Daisy and two #NigerianDwarfs, Tack & Jibe .There are fresh eggs for everyone when in season .RIVER our friendly Shepherd goat herder greets everyone. He loves to play with all dogs .Guest's sometimes say they can't draw but often they are the one's who draw wonderful pictures. There are art supplies in both spaces. Guests pictures left behind are those added to the gallery walls of both main rooms .I LOVE all the pictures. In the cottage is a cd collection, books,room to dance or practice yoga and no TV. A very talented chef stayed for a week & made amazing meals in the fully equipped  kitchen. THE CAPTAINS QUARTERS a New Englandy style 2 flr apt. is on one side of our 130 yr home named after my Dad a sailor, boat builder and Mark's Dad, Captain of a Navy vessel. If you love sailing stories we will share a few. The apt has it's own entrance . There are 3 steps up to a sunny sit on porch entering the fully equipped kitchen with views of the garden,goats & tall trees. There is a TV, guest art gallery ,art supplies,a porto crib, kids books, bdrm/lvrm downstrs. Up a full flight of stairs is a bath & qn bdrm. BOTH SPACES are separate from each other but they could be great fun rented together for a family or group of friends. Both spaces share a propane grille ,a fire pit and an inground pool (end of May ) . GUESTS can be in their own private world or can be social with us. Every one can schedule goat trail walks. BOOK and reviews on #Home Away & on #Airbnb . You will receive your welcome package  #onlyRhodeIsland .We are near beaches, 5 star retaurants,great shopping, galleries, sakonnet vineyards, on the way to bucolic Little Compton, a  1/2 hr between #Newport & #Providence & (not to be missed #Waterfire). Thank you for stopping by. If you have any questions please let us know. 4013389905  Happy 2019 wishes everyone.

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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

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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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