Important Update 3/19/20

For the safety of all members of our Herd, and to do our part in this unparalleled time, we will be closed to the public until May 24th (this includes Homestead stays, all tours, cooking classes, sponsor visits, and special events) We’re terribly sorry that we’ll miss you in those first beautiful weeks of spring!

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Inviting rooms, delicious breakfasts and private Sanctuary tours — all for the animals

Atop the 150-acre Catskill Animal Sanctuary property sits The Homestead; its managers Michelle and Nancy await your arrival.

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’ll enjoy a generous, complimentary vegan breakfast, as well as a guest pass to tour the Sanctuary at your leisure and spend time with our rescued animals. Come unwind — it’s time to exhale!

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(After May 24th)

Important Notes

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. A maximum of two 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.

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.

Events at The Homestead

During the winter months, please refer to our Events Calendar to see what programs may be taking place at The Homestead during your stay. We’d love for you to join!

Renting out The Homestead

Looking to host your wedding or other event at The Homestead? Great, simply email with “Renting The Homestead” in the email subject line.

Rates and Availability

The Homestead is open to guests all year round. Please click here for rates and availability.


We offer guests of The Homestead the opportunity to book guided tours during their stay, all year long. For information about tour pricing or to schedule your tour, email with “Booking a Homestead Tour” in the email subject line.

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.

Gift Baskets

If you would like to order a gift basket for your room, email with “Ordering a Gift Basket” in the email subject line.


Standard check-in is between 1 PM and 3 PM. If you would like to check in later, email with “Check In Time Request” in the email subject line, and we’ll reply with 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 AM, though you’re welcome to continue using your Homestead guest pass to visit the Sanctuary after checking out. Please remember to return your pass before leaving.

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