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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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a friend's bachelorette trip since she loves animals. Our group of 5 had a tour to ourselves and had a great time visiting the alpacas and learning about all of the other animals on the farm. Our tour guide was fun to...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

We went here with 3 generations and everyone enjoyed it. Call before you go to book a tour. Our guide was great, and it was such fun to see all the animals. There were horses, alpacas, llamas, minature horses, goats, even a pig. This is...More

Thank paigerenee2016
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I loved everything about this beautiful farm. You can tell that the staff truly love and care for these animals. The tour was wonderful and our guide Eric was so nice. He and another staff member came to our rescue when we got stuck up...More

Thank Madalyn M
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

It was really cold but, they were still giving tours and the alpacas were happy to have visitors. They are well cared for and the tour guide (I think her name was Karen) was very sweet and informative. If you and/or your children like animals,...More

Thank Dawn D
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Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thanks for leaving us a review and braving the cold. We are glad you enjoyed your tour! We'll be sure to pass your words along to Karen.

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

If you're in the High Country, you can't miss out on a trip to Apple Hill Farm. My husband and I brought our 7-year-old son on a Wednesday (if I recall correctly) and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. There were four other families in our tour...More

Thank MeghanGriffin
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Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thank you for your kind words! We try very hard to keep all of our animals happy and healthy! We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your time with us! We look forward to seeing you again some time.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Alpacas! There are alpacas here. We missed the 2pm tour. The owner offered to take us down to see them, but I wanted to go on the tour as I had already seen them coming in. There are socks, blankets, sweaters, as well as, yarn...More

Thank Nicole C
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Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

We're so glad you visited and enjoyed your time with us! Come again soon!

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We were not sure what to expect as we reached the top of the mountain where the farm is located. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by a lady named Karen. Karen turned out to be our tour guide and began by telling everyone...More

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Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thanks for your great review! We hope you'll visit again soon!

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Stopped by to purchase yarn. Very helpful and knowledgeable, gave good advice on patterns. Saw a group of little kids admiring the animals. Out of the way, but this entire area is out of the way.

Thank Tom M
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Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thanks for your review! We hope you'll visit again!

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

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
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Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We wish we were able to have a mill on site to show the production of the yarn!

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Reviewed 9 July 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
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Brianne H, Manager at Apple Hill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

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

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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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