Faraway Farm Alpacas

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Faraway Farm Alpacas
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Farm is only open to visitors by appointment. Please send us an email to schedule a visit. Faraway Farm is home to a herd of twenty beautiful alpacas and two Icelandic Horses. Our store offers homegrown yarn and a wide selection of alpaca garments, teddy bears, throws, and many one of a kind items. Just 40 miles north of New York City, the farm is often the location of choice for fashion magazines, wedding photographers, theater companies, television shows and independent photographers. They also host educational tours, private events and workshops throughout the year.
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Andshes0ff
New York City, NY26 contributions
Friends
Leaving Bear Mountain, we decided to visit Faraway Farm Alpacas and are so glad we did. A lovely respite of farm life, with the cutest alpacas to greet you. The owner was on-sight and a pleasure to speak with. Great for kids, families. Nice farm store selling all sorts of alpaca yarn items, much made from the same furry friends you were just petting.
So glad we stopped there!
Written November 29, 2016
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hailstormed
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Friends
My sister and I had so much fun at Faraway Farm. It was easily accessible by the Metro North train from Manhattan (such a scenic route as well) to Croton-Harmon, and then an Uber to the farm.
Leda is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about her animals, and her love for them shines through. She is very pleasant and warm towards visitors and also very patient with answering questions.
It was an amazing experience spending time with the alpacas and the Icelandic horses, and also a very therapeutic one. The merchandise at the store was exquisite as well.
We can't wait to be back again in this lovely place.
Written October 22, 2017
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Thank you! I thoroughly enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back again.
Written October 23, 2017
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greeenpanda7
5 contributions
Friends
Leda and Steve are lovely people and gave our group a wonderful tour of their gorgeous farm, well worth the $15 each. Leda was also very responsive and accommodating via email when setting up our visit. We spent over and hour with them meeting their alpacas, Icelandic horses and learning about the farm. Alpacas are very curious creatures, much like cats, they sniff you out and decide whether to approach. There are a few that will let you lightly pet their necks, Leda will let you know. Honestly, it was nice just to be able to be close to such fascinating fluffballs and getting alpaca kisses from them. The store is full of fabulous alpaca pieces, very fairly priced considering the quality of the fleece. The stuffed chicken is the softest thing I've ever touched! It seems like April would be the best time to visit if you want to see the herd at their fluffiest, we'll definitely be back!
Written August 20, 2017
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We thoroughly enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back at the farm sometime soon.
Written August 22, 2017
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Reingding13
450 contributions
Family
It was fun to see the alpacas and Icelandic horses. The owner of the farm mingles and talks with the guests, and she was very nice. Free to go to, but everything in the store felt very expensive.
Written November 26, 2016
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We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Most of the year, we are open by appointment only, so all visitors should check with us first, before coming. I am sorry to hear that you felt that our farm store was pricey, but almost all of our items are handmade. Thank you for visiting.
Written November 28, 2016
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lulubelleNewYork
Yorktown Heights, NY13 contributions
Couples
Never knew this was practically in my backward. A working Alpaca Farm, they have "visitors" weekends occasionally and very knowledgeable people run it and can answer anything. They also have a small gift shop with handmade yarns and knitted items for sale very reasonably. Great educational interest for kids and adults alike.
Written May 13, 2015
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ListWestchester
Croton on Hudson, NY179 contributions
Family
Alpacas have to be the cutest animals on earth. Wonderful to walk around the farm and have them come close to you. You might be lucky enough for one to come over to you so you can pet it. The owners are as nice as can be. They usually have an open house 2x yearly or you can set up an appointment with the owners. There is a store on the premises where you can buy many of the handmade alpaca products.
Written August 18, 2015
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k g
White Plains, NY8 contributions
Friends
Lovely farm, the animals are a delight, and the Alpaca gifts in the barn are beautiful.This is a great stop before Christmas for a special gift .
Written March 20, 2016
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Deanna C
Forest Hills, NY4 contributions
Family
I just got back from visiting Faraway Farm with my family and we had a great time! I called ahead to make an appointment, and Leda was very responsive to schedule a time to meet up at her farm. We were a group of ten people, ranging in age from 17 to 60 and we all enjoyed learning & petting all the alpacas. Leda & her husband Steve was very knowledgable and answered all our questions, such a sweet couple who really cares for their animals. The gift shop is very nice as well. A great stop in the Hudson Valley!
Written August 9, 2015
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annie150
New York City, New York149 contributions
Friends
What a super fun, unique way to escape the city. Visiting the alpaca farm was nearby (about an hour from NYC), reasonably priced and very educational. This is a great family activity. In addition to the alpacas there were horses and donkeys. The tour guides (and owners) were friendly, informative and welcoming. We will definitely be back! '
Written July 30, 2019
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Wlad K
111 contributions
Family
Back a winding trail into nowhere, far away from highways, you find a medium sized farm where these exotic beauties graze. Silver gray and brown, you can also purchase a skein of yarn and know exactly which creature donated it.

Faraway from the city, and even from the suburban town. It is worth a trip with younger children, or rather older children. Probably lost on tweens
Written November 17, 2017
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