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Apple Hill Farm

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400 Apple Hill Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7331
+1 828-963-1662
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Reservations are requested if you would like 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 personal with the animals that work and play at Apple Hill Farm. Every animal has a specific job, and many have a story as well! From mid-October to mid-May, tours are offered at 2pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. From mid-May to mid-October, tours are offered DAILY at 2pm! In addition to farm animals, Apple Hill Farm is also home to the largest selection of alpaca products in the High Country of North Carolina. They have over 20 varieties of alpaca yarn as well as gloves, scarves, socks, sweaters, vests, jackets, hats, stuffed animals and more - all created from luxurious alpaca fiber!
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400 Apple Hill Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7331
+1 828-963-1662
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apple Hill Farm is a working Farm with the owner living one the property. The tour costs $12.50 per person, and for this amount, the tour is not really worth the price. You are taken around to see the various pastures and the animals residing...More

Thank Harris H
Reviewed July 9, 2017

What fun and is educational! Learn about Alpacas, Llamas, why donkeys and Great Pyrenees are used on this farm, goats and more. Depending on the time of year you visit, you might catch a special event like "Shearing of the Alpacas", Knitting with the Alpacas",...More

Thank queeni_traveler
Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Thanks for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope you'll visit again!

Reviewed June 23, 2017

It was quite surprising that families with small kids are treated really bad at the farm. The lady who was our tour guide that's day was a heartless woman and I think she's from a military school. We visited that place so that our 2-3...More

Thank madhu r
Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2017

We are very sorry that you had this experience at our farm and feel so upset. We agree that it is difficult to balance having fun on the farm while also being safe, and we will definitely work on improving how we meet our goals...More

Reviewed May 29, 2017

We took our granddaughter during Thanksgiving. All of us had a good time. They offered free hot cocoa and hot cider. I purchased my Christmas wreath there, made at the farm. They have a gift shop with items made of alpaca wool, which were beautiful.

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Reviewed May 25, 2017

A fabulous day trip awaits all who would enjoy hiking about a lush countryside to see the amazing development of this special place. The owner has invested her heart and soul in creating a very special place for families and folks to witness a true...More

Thank jbc1940
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Was with my friend who crochets. She really wanted to visit this farm and buy some Alpaca Yarn. The people there were friendly. We took the tour and learned about the Alpaca farm and why it was created. The store had unique and neat items...More

Thank bdm324
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Yes it is a real working alpaca farm. They also have chickens, a rescued pig, 2 resident horses and angora goats who yield mohair. The goats are sheared every 6 months, the alpaca are sheared once a year. The hair is cleaned and combed and...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed January 4, 2017

The farm is so cute, and the animals are adorable. The tour is very informative, and the gift shop has great yarns and products!

Thank Elizabeth B
Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2017

We're so glad you had a great time! Visit again soon!

Reviewed January 1, 2017

it is a beautiful place to visit. it is one of those experiences that kid wont never forget. animals are like pets, so friendly and they look like they talk to people. beautiful views and great location. Definitely recommended.

Thank Carlos M
Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2017

Thank you for taking the time our to visit us and to write a review. Visit again the next time you're in town!

Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

This was our 2nd time visiting the farm. Our boys love the animals, staff is friendly, and the tour is very informative. While there, purchase fresh eggs and some Alpaca socks!

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Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2017

We're so glad you came back again! Thank you for the review - see you again soon!

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December 3, 2015|
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.