Apple Hill Farm, Banner Elk

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Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Farm
Visit our unique mountaintop alpaca farm and store, and connect to what matters – yourself, your family, a real farm experience. Apple Hill Farm is open year-round hosting a number of educational animal experiences, including guided walking tours of our working alpaca farm. On these tours, guests get up close and personal with the alpacas, llamas, donkeys, horses, goats and other animals that work and play at Apple Hill Farm. Every animal has a specific job, and many have a story as well!

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. With more than 20 varieties of alpaca yarn, gloves, scarves, socks, sweaters, vests and stuffed animals there is something for everyone.
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  • My daughters (17 and 12) and I had a wonderful experience at Apple Hill Farm. Our tour guide (young gentleman from App State) was phenomenal and shared great stories and information about the farm...  more »
  • Had a wonderful day, even in the rain. Karen, our guide was very knowledgeable and fun to be around. Due to the rain my wife a mind I were the only ones in our tour group. Got to see the animals up...  more »
  • Great farm to visit. The tour guides are excellent (thank you Emily), animals are clean, happy, well-kept and approachable, and the views are stunning. The farm has alpaca, goats, llamas, donkeys, horses, cows, chickens, pigs, greeter dogs, and livestock guardian dogs. (You cannot take your dog on the tour, so if you're travelling with a pet, it will have to stay in your car.) There's an abundance of gravel and dust. I saw people in sandals, but closed shoes will keep your feet happy. You can buy some lovely yarn made from the farm's animals, and terrific socks, as well as farm fresh eggs. Start your day with scenic drive, 45 minute tour and a visit to the gift shop, and visit the town of Banner Elk for some good food. Perfect afternoon!
  • We did the farm tour and loved it! The tour guide was wonderful. This is an amazing place. The shop was great too. They have yarn from the animals on the farm!!

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