A place where animals talk and people listen
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,
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
The Apple Hill Farm Store (upstairs in
the barn) features yarn and clothing
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.
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.
We offer guided walking tours of the farm year round. Hours vary by season, so please visit our website for our current hours.
Apple Hill Farm Store at Apple Hill Farm and at the Great Train Robbery in
Apple Hill Farm
400 Apple Hill Road
Banner Elk, NC 28604
Phone: 828 963-1662