Stay with us at The Homestead

The Homestead is a renovated pre-Civil War residence, restored using traditional building methods and eco-friendly salvaged materials. Guests enjoy a seasonal vegan breakfast and spend quality time with our nearly 300 rescued residents. You'll love the beautiful Hudson Valley and its unrivaled hiking, shopping, dining, and more!
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We warmly invite you and yours to join us for a unique vacationing experience!

Located at the top of Catskill Animal Sanctuary's 148-acre property, where it has stood since 1813, The Homestead features original wide-plank floors, exposed brick walls, gorgeous fireplaces, and tasteful furnishings.

Three guest rooms and a suite are available. The three guest rooms are named after beloved animal residents and share a common bath. The Rambo Room has a king bed, the Paulie Room has a queen bed, and the Dino Room has a full bed. The Samson Suite features a kitchenette with refrigerator and stove, a spacious living room, a small queen bedroom, and a private bathroom. (Twin-sized folding cots and twin- and queen-sized air mattresses are available to accommodate additional guests in the Rambo room or Samson suite.)

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Homestead guests receive a complimentary vegan breakfast, a Homestead Guest pass to spend time with over 300 rescued farmed animals at Catskill, and if you're with us on a weekend between April-November, a complimentary tour of the Sanctuary.

We also offer guided tours during your stay throughout the year. Tours are individually scheduled by emailing our Homestead Manager.

In accordance with our mission, and out of respect to the animals who live here, The Homestead is vegan and non-smoking. Please do not bring any non-vegan food on Sanctuary property. Thank you for your cooperation.


We look forward to seeing you for check-in between 1 – 3 p.m. If you would like to check-in later then we'll email you instructions on how to access The Homestead and your room as we do not have a staff person living on-site.

Check-out is 11 a.m. though you're welcome to keep using your Homestead Guest pass to visit the Sanctuary after check-out. Please return the pass before returning home.

Gift Baskets

We offer lovely vegan gift baskets to celebrate your special occasion! You can order a basket when you make your reservation or within two weeks of your stay. 


The Sanctuary is open to the public on weekends for tours between April and October where guests can join a free Saturday or Sunday tour. Only between November and March, guests can join a special Homestead tour any day of the week (except Tuesday and Thursday) for only $40 per room.

Do not feed the animals. We know it's tempting, but an animal can quickly swallow your bracelet before you've even realized it. For the safety of the animals, please do not feed them anything whether you are on a tour or exploring the grounds on your own.

Please email the Homestead Manager, or call 845-706-3533 if you have already placed a reservation and would like to add a tour to your stay! Are you not staying at The Homestead, but would like to schedule a tour? Please review our tour options and how to schedule a tour.

Sanctuary Membership

To reserve a room at The Homestead you must be a Catskill Animal Sanctuary member (a local county rule, not ours, we promise!) Luckily, signing up for a membership is easy to do on our website or by calling our business office. If you make a reservation and are not yet a member, you will be charged a membership fee. Not sure of your membership status? Give us a call at 845-336-8447, ext. 201. Please note: a family membership is included in animal sponsorships.

Doggie Guests

Well-behaved dogs who are not aggressive towards people or animals, and who can be left in your room without excessive barking, are welcome at an additional fee of $20/dog/night. A maximum of 2 dogs per room can be accommodated. In fairness to our animal friends, dogs are not allowed beyond The Homestead grounds; Homestead guests must visit our rescued animals without them.

We adore having pups as guests at The Homestead, but please note we do not condone the use of shock collars or any other punitive forms of behavior control

Cat Policy

We're sorry, we love our feline friends, but we ask that you leave them at home. We love to see photos, though!

Handicapped & WiFi Info

Our guest rooms and bath are located on the second floor and regretfully are not handicapped accessible.

Free WiFi is available throughout The Homestead.

Events at The Homestead

During the winter months please look at our events calendar to see what programs may be taking place at The Homestead during your stay. We would love for you to join in!

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Rates & Availability

The Homestead is open to guests year-round. Please click the link below for rates and availability. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful haven, and hope to see you soon!

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