Meadowrock Alpacas Farm & Annex

Meadowrock Alpacas Farm & Annex, Trout Lake: Hours, Address, Meadowrock Alpacas Farm & Annex Reviews: 5/5

Meadowrock Alpacas Farm & Annex

Meadowrock Alpacas Farm & Annex
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Farms
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Meadowrock is a family friendly farm and retail store, pavement all the way to the store entrance. Meadowrock includes Meadowrock Alpacas which is known for its educational tours and handsome five-time color champion herdsire Aston Martin. Tours are interactive and include an abundance of information about the unique alpaca and their care. Meadowrock also includes Alpaca Annex. A 1,200 square foot retail store filled with over 6,000 alpaca items including fur hats, vests, blankets, socks, gloves, fingerless gloves, knit and crocheted hats, chullos, fur animals, gifts, sweaters and an abundance of alpaca yarn, more items than any other alpaca store in the region. Summer or winter the drive to Trout Lake and the scenic Mt. Adams country is a memorable experience. The area is known for "where the sun meets the rain". Closed November 24, December 24 & 25.
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Dionysus
London, UK28 contributions
Wonderful visit
Nov 2018 • Couples
As an avid yarn-collector who has travelled the world for the highest quality and most vibrant colors, I was deeply impressed by the range available at their shop. The owner opened for us despite being closed that day and gave us a private tour. My life has forever been improved now that I have cuddled a gorgeous and soft Alpaca.
Written November 27, 2018
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Thank you for your kind words.
Written November 28, 2018
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travelgirl282
Camas, WA106 contributions
Amazing place to visit
Oct 2018
The Hansens run such an amazing place, not just the entire 20-acre of their well-kept ground/farm/store, but they also take such good care of their alpacas and you can tell these cute animals are clean, healthy, and happy! Don't forget to visit their store while you are there. The products are of excellent quality and very reasonably priced - trust me, I visited Peru and bought similar items at a much higher price!
Written October 22, 2018
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Your words are so kind and so very much appreciated. Thank you for sharing.
Written October 24, 2018
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Sara S
Dallas, TX102 contributions
Wanted to Love it...but...
Aug 2018 • Couples
I was so excited to visit this place. It was very clean and had a great view of Mt. Adams! The alpacas looked wonderful! Unfortunately, we were only in town for one day and didn't make the tour time. The website said it was open till four. So, we still came at 3:00. According to the website, you could touch them and take photos with them. I was excited about this and is the main reason we drove over an hour to get here from our hotel. However, the owner wasn't pleased that we didn't come to the 2:00 tour time. She reluctantly let us have a tour after we paid the money. But, we were told not to touch the alpacas at all because we might scare them. This was hugely disappointing. They were coming close to us, but we were unable to interact with them due to the owner's instructions. We left disappointed and wondering why we drove so far out of the way. We were two adults so we weren't going to behave inappropriately - we just wanted to interact a little with the alpacas.
Written August 27, 2018
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Oh my, I'm so very sorry you had a disappointing experience. And thank you for taking the time to share! We always welcome feedback and appreciate the effort you took. Our tour is an educational tour but we always try to catch an alpaca for our guests to touch, hug and take photos. Each alpaca has its own personality, all are curious but most do not like being touched. We give instructions that protect not only the alpaca from stress but also for the safety of the visitor. I'm sorry this came across the wrong way and will adjust my instructions to include the why. Your feedback is very valuable to me. Based on your review, I will also take a closer look at my website to make sure the right impression is given. I will make sure we are emphasizing the tour as educational and not interactive. Our goal at Meadowrock is to help people learn about the alpaca during the two tours we offer each day. Over the years we have found it is less stressful for the alpacas when we give a limited number of tours rather than one after another. Did you notice that we now have an easy tour booking calendar on our website to help guests schedule their visit? Our priorities not only include keeping our herd happy and healthy but also to open an avenue of learning to our guests. I do hope you learned about some of the unique aspects of the alpaca on your visit even though you did not physically get to touch one. As it is with people, stress can cause an unhealthy reaction(s) and I'm a bit of a mother hen when I think they've had enough:-( I will work at being more attentive to not only my alpacas but to my guests. Thank you for your feedback, it is very much appreciated.
Written August 28, 2018
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JeanClaudeSmit
Portland, OR145 contributions
Fun and informative
Mar 2018
Firstly I must say that this is one of the most well-kept and tidiest farms I have ever been on. The owners clearly take lots of pride in what they do.
The did the tour with the kids and it was informative and lots of fun to get up close with the alpacas. Definitely worth a visit!
Written April 4, 2018
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Thank you! What you said means a lot to us.
Written April 6, 2018
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Robyn W
Long Beach, WA17 contributions
Fun and educational!
Mar 2018 • Family
Our family visits Trout Lake/Mt. Adams and the surrounding area a few times a year and every time we pass this alpaca farm we always say we'll stop in sometime. Well, a week ago after coming off the mountain from a snowshoeing trip with our teen daughters, we finally did stop in and are we ever glad we did. We were greeted warmly by Jim and Barbara and she gave us a most thorough and enjoyable tour of their beautiful (and amazingly CLEAN) facility. We met all the alpacas and learned their names (hint: know your rocks/gems/minerals) and learned just about everything you ever wanted to know about alpacas and the kids even got to hug an alpaca under Barbara's careful guidance. Their store is huge and wonderfully stocked with beautiful and fun items. Well worth the stop any time of year!
Written March 11, 2018
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Thank you for your kind words and visiting our ranch.
Written March 15, 2018
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Sunnysnow
56 contributions
Perfection!!!
Jan 2018 • Family
This place is amazing!
We took a 2 and 4 year old and they enjoyed it as much as when we brought teenagers.
Barbara is spot on with her presentations. Gauging it toward the children’s age. The children loved the hands on touching and feeding.
AND don’t forget the gift shop.
Written January 24, 2018
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Thank you for visiting again, I enjoyed it as much as you!
Written January 26, 2018
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Doug A
Trout Lake, WA45 contributions
High quality shopping at the foot of Mt. Adams
May 2017 • Family
You have come to the mountains for a quiet get-away, do a little hiking, and change your location from the city life. What's this?? In the center of picturesque organic dairy-land is a working alpaca ranch with a large gift shop of exceptional woolen wear. Open Wednesday through Sunday--don't miss it!
Written May 23, 2017
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Thank you for your inspiring review.
Written May 25, 2017
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jdraleigh2017
Florence, AL3 contributions
Beautiful Farm & Each Alpaca has a Name
Apr 2017 • Family
My teenage daughter pleaded with my husband and I to see Alpaca's. She picked Meadowrock Farm. WOW! She did a great job. Each Alpaca born on the farm is named after a rock. We got to hug Opal. They usually will not let you touch them.Their fiber is so soft. Jim took us to the barn that Barbara designed and built. The experience was incredible. We were able to feed the Alpacas. They ate the pellets right our of our hand. We spent over an hour with the alpaca's learning their history. After visiting the animals, we toured the gift shop. Barbara has everything you can imagine in the shop. Gloves, socks, hats, scarfs, blankets, toys, etc. The farm has a beautiful view of Mt. Adams. Would definitely go again.
Written April 3, 2017
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Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to share your experience!
Written April 5, 2017
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ccsfamily
Geneva, IL236 contributions
Interesting and Fun!
Oct 2016 • Couples
Jim and Barbara have a lovely alpaca farm in Washington. We arrived a little late for the tour, but Jim said we could join in and walked us over to meet Barbara. Barbara loves taking care of and raising alpacas and we learned a lot about them. Her tour was very interesting and worth the time and the cost. Under her supervision, we were given a chance to pet three different alpacas! After the tour, there is a lovely store on their farm where you can purchase products made from the alpaca fiber. We found a lovely scarf and some socks to remember our trip. It was a rainy day so unfortunately, we could not see Mount Adams that day from their farm.
Written October 26, 2016
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Thank you. We enjoyed your visit!
Written October 31, 2016
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aconokc
Chicago, IL6 contributions
Such a fun outing, beautiful farm and animals!
Jun 2016 • Family
I went with a small group of adults and we just loved seeing and interacting with all the alpaca. I was shocked how friendly and curious they were, they come right up to check you out. The barn and grounds are wonderfully maintained, owners very kind and knowledgeable, and the shop is lovely as well. Such a fun place to visit!
Written June 27, 2016
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Thank you. We're glad you found us.
Written June 29, 2016
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