Apple Hill Farm
Apple Hill Farm
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Farms
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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You MUST 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. Educational guided walking tours of the farm offered year-round! Tickets must be purchased in advance.
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Iain C
1 contribution
May 2023 • Couples
Really great tour. Everyone at the farm is super friendly and personable and they really value all those who come to visit. I would strongly recommend going to apple hill farm if you are in the area and seeing the animals
Written 22 May 2023
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Sandy M
6 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Fun, interesting. The animals are just beautiful. It's a guided, walking tour around the farm. Great staff.
Written 8 May 2023
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Sabrina M
1 contribution
Apr 2023
What an awesome experience! Our tour guide Tyler was very knowledgeable about the animals and did not mind answering questions posed by our 4 kids. The animals are well taken care of. This is a must see! They also have beautiful yarn!!!!
Written 7 April 2023
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Rebecca B
Aberdeen, North Carolina2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Such a lovely little farm in one of the most beautiful mountain areas. Even the drive to it was gorgeous. The animals were all fun and sweet. We loved learning about all of them, purchasing yarn made from the specific animals we met, and just enjoying the experience.
Written 7 April 2023
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That Joy Within w
2 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
So happy that we were able to visit Apple Hill Farm today! In fact, this was our second visit having visited last February as well! The tour is fun and enlightening and it is neat to see a working fiber farm. Our tour guide, Tyler, was engaging and informative. The animals seem well loved and well cared for. I love llamas which is what made me want to visit, but I sure love all those goats and the guard donkeys too. We plan to come back again (outside of February, lol) sometime when in the area. Gotta check on those triplet goat sisters that I fell in love with on our first tour! If you are looking for something different to do, and a fun day out, this is highly recommended!
Written 24 February 2023
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Breanna T
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Friends
We had a great time on this tour and it was so fun to meet all the animals. Our guide, Tyler, was friendly and informative! He also takes great pictures for you lol. My favorite part were the alpacas and the gift shop! We would definitely return when we are back in the area.
Written 23 January 2023
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marthah943
Tampa, FL5 contributions
Dec 2022
I expected to be bored and see a couple of listless llamas standing around kicking mud. Boy was I wrong! The setting is gorgeous ( we couldn't fully enjoy as it was foggy/rainy but on a clear day I'm sure the vistas are amazing) the animals are well loved and there's a lot of variety! Angora goats, normal goats, working herding dogs, horses (rescues) cows, alpacas, llamas, 2 pot bellied pigs with adorable personalities, donkeys (OMG!!) a chicken coop with vigorously vocal roosters ... what a delightful collection of critters; and our entertaining guide was engaging & approachable, offered myriad facts about each animal and its purpose/story. I can't wait to visit again on a summer day. Tip: Wear stable walking shoes you are ok with getting dirty and muddy
Written 3 January 2023
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ashley m
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Family
Loved this place! So Cute and my 11 & 13 year old loved it. The guide was very long and answered all the questions we had.
Written 2 January 2023
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Julie Irvin
Bradenton, FL70 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Wowwwww!!! This tour was awesome! Our tour guide was fantastic and the tour was not only fun but also educational and very informative. We LOVED our time at Apple Hill Farm and highly recommend the tour and the incredible store.
Written 19 December 2022
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Beth L
1 contribution
Dec 2022
Our group of 6 friends had a great time at Apple Hill Farm. Our guide was very knowledgeable about each animal living at the farm. We all marveled at how much we learned during our visit. Comforting to know that a place exists that values the lives of these beautiful animals and provides them a happy home. Highly recommend a visit and certainly would like to do again sometime.
Written 12 December 2022
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