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Play with Cute Baby Goats Whenever You Want by Staying at Goat Daddy’s Farm


If you’re the type of traveler who’d rank access to baby goats up there with free Wi-Fi on your amenities wish list, we’ve got just the place for you. 

Goat Daddy’s Farm and Animal Sanctuary in Elgin, South Carolina, has amassed more than 4 million followers on TikTok, thanks in large part to a steady stream of videos showcasing the dairy operation’s youngest residents bleating, bottle-feeding, cavorting, and otherwise looking so adorable you can’t hardly stand it. 

@goatdaddys In desperate need of name ideas #fyp #viral #babygoats #bottlefeeding ? original sound – Goat Daddy’s

Many clips feature farm manager Jonas Verwers, an affable 18-year-old who’s credited by farm co-founder Jason Southers with bringing about the business’s social media success. 

Asked to account for the farm’s online fame, Southers told South Carolina Public Radio, “I always say, ‘Hire you a teenager to go over your marketing.'”

In December, the property welcomed the first guests to its latest addition: The Farmhouse, a one-bedroom, one-bath cottage for overnight stays. 

Set amid 66 pastoral acres, the newly constructed tiny home sleeps up to two people and can be booked at Airbnb for $279 per night.

(The Farmhouse at Goat Daddy’s Farm and Animal Sanctuary in Elgin, South Carolina | Credit: Goat Daddy’s Farm and Animal Sanctuary)

In addition to having views of the farm and a nearby pond, the place comes with a full kitchen, a hot tub, and a selection of farm-fresh eggs and goat milk. 

Best of all, overnight visitors can interact with the property’s many nonhuman TikTok stars every day during the hours of 11am and 3pm. 

(Credit: Goat Daddy’s Farm and Animal Sanctuary)

Other than the goats, that includes the critters acquired as rescues in the farm’s capacity as a nonprofit animal sanctuary. A camel, kinkajous, pigs, reptiles, alpacas, donkeys, cats, and macaws are all in the menagerie. 

Visitors not staying overnight can still meet the barnyard influencers when Goat Daddy’s is open to the public on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and on Sundays from noon to 4pm. General admission costs $10 per person (free for kids ages 2 and younger). 

(Goat yoga at Goat Daddy’s Farm and Animal Sanctuary in Elgin, South Carolina | Credit: Goat Daddy’s Farm and Animal Sanctuary)

You can also book private tours ($40 per person for a minimum of two guests), shop for dairy products, and attend special events such as goat yoga classes ($55 per person) involving snacks, mimosas, abundant selfie time, and, if you must, some yoga. 

The farm is located in Elgin, about 25 miles northeast of South Carolina’s capital city, Columbia

For more information about the farm or to book a stay, go to GoatDaddys.com.

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