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Apple Hill Farm

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You do need to join a tour to see the animals. Tours daily at 2 in the summer and fall. We are open all year! Apple Hill Farm is a real working farm that is home to alpacas, angora goats, donkeys, and much more. Guided walking tours of the farm...more
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400 Apple Hill Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7331
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours one spring afternoon with our daughter, son-in-law and our two grandkids at the farm. Everyone enjoyed our guided tour and introduction by name to many of the resident alpacas, pigs and other animals. This is a really fun family...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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BrianneCH, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! We are so glad you had such a good time with us! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it! Beautiful views and animals! My teenage daughter loves feeding the goats! I’d recommend to families of any age children!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2019

We visited the Alpaca Farm on a rainy day, but still had a good time. We did not go on a tour because it was thundering & all the alpacas were inside & we did not think we would be able to see any. But...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BrianneCH, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

Thank you so much for your wonderful (and thorough!) review. We love sharing our farm and our time with people, especially when they 'get' it. We look forward to seeing you the next time you're in town, and we hope the weather will be better!

Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss this fun place! Great for all ages! Nice clean run fam. Engaging sweet nice staff. And the cutest animals ever! I mean, hello, Alpacas!!! Stop in the gift shop too!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

Thank you so much! We are glad that you loved your time with us. Pleaes visit again!

Reviewed October 7, 2018

Great spot to spend and hour or two to learn about these interesting animals! Nice gift shop as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

We are so glad you had a good time! Please visit again soon :)

Reviewed September 14, 2018

We booked a day ahead of the scheduled tour and asked about the rain potential. They said call closer to tour time. We called next day on way to tour and they said some on. Needless to say, we walked the farm in the miserable...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard L
Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Hey Richard! We're sorry your tour was rainy and wet. We wish we could control the rain, especially since we get so much of it here in the High Country! As our website states, our tours head out rain or shine. Since we have a...More

Reviewed September 10, 2018

Took a guided tour of the alpaca farm. They had alpaca, lama, donkey, horses, pigs, chickens, and goats. As well as working dogs that help with protection of the animals. Found out the donkeys were there to protect the alpacas. A beautiful farm also, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

Thank you for visiting! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us!

Reviewed September 2, 2018

Enjoyed a weekday tour of the farm with Brianne. It was very interesting with lots of stories about the animals and some of the history of the farm. The views were something to see too of the mountains beyond. And the field was lovely with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thanks so much for the review! You guys were a great group. We wish we could widen the driveway, however most of the road is not on our property, so we cannot make any changes to it. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We took a tour of the farm with Yvonne and had a blast. She did a fabulous Job at making my three-year-old feel just as big a part of the tour as the adults. We were lucky enough with the animals to be able to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for the review! We're glad you guys had such a good time. Hopefully we'll see you again!

Reviewed August 20, 2018

The family had a great time taking the tour of the farm. The kids were engaged and had a wonderful time. Our guide knew here stuff and was fun to talk to. I would recommend.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

We're so glad the tour exceeded your expectations! Please visit again soon!

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sheL1998
May 1, 2019|
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Response from BrianneCH | Property representative |
Yes, we do! We will cancel in the event of thunderstorms but otherwise will take tours out in the rain.
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sheL1998
May 1, 2019|
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Response from BrianneCH | Property representative |
We do take tour our in the rain but will cancel in the event of thunderstorms. Come prepared with your rain coats!
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Cindy W
November 20, 2018|
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Response from BrianneCH | Property representative |
We are not pet friendly, sorry! Please leave your pet at home if possible.
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