Apple Hill Farm


A place where animals talk and people listen

About Us
Apple Hill Farm sits on top of Valle Mountain on the site of an old growth apple orchard. The remaining apple trees serve as the focal point for the farm, which is now home to a menagerie of animals. Magnificent mountain views, wooded footpaths, and landscaped gardens are the visual backdrop for the barns and animals.

The mission of Apple Hill Farm is to educate people about animals and farming. A 90 minute guided walking tour starts at the Horse barn, winding around the farm to visit alpacas, donkeys, llamas, goats, chickens, vegetable garden, and horses. Tour guides give information about the animals, their stories and their purpose to the farm. The terrain is hilly. Wear comfortable walking shoes and don't forget to bring a camera.

The Apple Hill Farm Store (upstairs in the barn) features yarn and clothing made from alpaca fiber, arts and crafts from local artisans and a unique selection of gift items. We also have eggs,non-GMO whole chickens, and honey.

Our Products
Alpaca products, alpaca socks, alpaca scarves, alpaca sweaters, alpaca yarn, felted hats, eggs, soap, goats, alpacas,

Located between Valle Crucis and Banner Elk off of Highway 194. Take Oliver Hill up and turn right on Bladed Road, second left onto Apple Hill Road. We are at the end of Apple Hill Road.

Hours of Operation
We offer guided walking tours of the farm year round. Hours vary by season, so please visit our website for our current hours.

Web Site

Where you can find our products
Apple Hill Farm Store at Apple Hill Farm and at the Great Train Robbery in Banner Elk.


Apple Hill Farm
Lee Rankin
400 Apple Hill Road
Banner Elk, NC 28604
Phone: 828 963-1662

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