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Apple Hill Farm

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You do need to join a tour to see the animals. 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 offered year round. On these tours, guests get up close and...more
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400 Apple Hill Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7331
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All reviews our tour guide gift shop great pyrenees friendly animals great for kids pony rides the barn wonderful tour two thumbs all ages for sale the high country goats alpacas pig yarn socks
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Thank MermaidKu
Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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!

Reviewed August 16, 2018

Nice farm tour of alpacas, angora goats & history !! Only $10, per adult, about 1.5 hrs. Elegant high setting in the 'High Country. ' Nice for children also. 2 pm daily .

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! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us!

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

The tour was very interesting for adults our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the animals including the raising of alpacas for wool. We had several small children on the tour and the presentation was over their head and they became bored. Perhaps it was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pat P
Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thanks for your review! We're glad you had a good time with us! Each tour is different and we try our best to keep it interesting and relevant for both the kids and the adults on the mixed group tours. We hope you'll visit again...More

Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Cannot say enough great things about this place. Peaceful, happy, amazing animals&staff, and views! We had the best time. Cannot wait to come back!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thank you so much! We are glad you had a great time and we can't wait to see you again.

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Cindy W
November 20, 2018|
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Response from Brianne H | Property representative |
We are not pet friendly, sorry! Please leave your pet at home if possible.
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themamacakes
May 28, 2018|
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Response from paigerenee2016 | Reviewed this property |
Both my children and myself were able to pet some of the animals. The animals are not in small pens, so it is not a guarantee that they will come over to you on your visit. However, we were able to pet the miniature horses... More
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sc1996
December 3, 2015|
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Response from MGordonCharlotte_NC | Reviewed this property |
Great idea about giving "experiences" instead of something store bought. I suggest you contact the farm directly to find out what they offer. Good luck.
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