Atop the hill looking out over Catskill Animal Sanctuary’s 150 acres sits The Homestead; Homestead Manager Michelle awaits your arrival, with a freshly prepared vegan breakfast.

Built in 1813, The Homestead has been meticulously and conscientiously restored with eco-friendly materials, many of them salvaged from old barns, while still featuring the original wide-plank wood floors, exposed brick walls, elegant fireplaces and rocking chair porch. There are three guest rooms and a suite, each named after a beloved animal.

As a guest of The Homestead, you can also schedule a tour of the Sanctuary and spend time with our rescued animals. Come unwind — it’s time to exhale!

The Homestead was recently named as one of USA Today’s “Best Places For Animal Lovers To Stay In The US”!

Beautifully appointed bedrooms (1 king, 2 queens, 1 full) and 2 1/2 baths.

Cook with the family in the enormous open kitchen.

Sit together around the beautiful farm table (seats 12) in the dining room.

Read, watch television, or just lounge in the enormous living room with two separate seating areas. TV is included, along with WiFi and air-conditioning.

Grill or chill on the patio and enjoy the large, landscaped yard. 

We recently updated our booking  and onsite policies to keep everyone safe and minimize risk to our guests and staff. Please read these updated policies before booking!

For the safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff, we’re asking everyone who books The Homestead to fill out a brief questionnaire about any potential COVID-19 exposure. This is the only way to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. Thank you for understanding.

To book a stay you must be able to answer “NO” to all of the following questions:
Have you had any COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days?
Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
Have you come in close contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 14 days?

Sanctuary Visit Policy

We can’t wait for you to meet the gang! Please email to schedule your tour.

Dog Policy 

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 per dog per night.

For the safety of our animal friends, dogs are not allowed beyond The Homestead grounds; Homestead guests must visit our rescued animals without them.

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!


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


Free WiFi is available throughout The Homestead.

Rates and Availability

Because we are re-opening on a limited basis, we ask that you please email for availability.

Food and Smoking Policies

In accordance with our mission, and out of respect to the animals who live here, The Homestead is 100% vegan and non-smoking. Please do not bring any non-vegan food on Sanctuary property. Thank you for your cooperation.


Check-in time is 3:00. Access keypad entry codes will be provided for you. Check out time  is 10:00 am.