Shepherds Creek Alpacas

We Teach Alpaca Success!

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10:30 AM scheduled farm visits available on select days


Let us share our experience with you!

We offer advice and ongoing mentoring to all of our alpaca clients.

• CARE – With any alpaca purchase, we will happily share our accumulated knowledge for the care of your alpacas. After nearly 20 years we have lots to share!

In addition, with the purchase of breeding stock, we will provide the information you need and ongoing guidance for a full year! Our goal is to ensure that you find pleasure and success in your alpaca endeavor. This includes, but is by no means limited to:
- Farm Set Up
- Health & Nutrition
- Handling & Behavior
- Breeding & Birthing
- Registration process
- The show system, and
Much, much more………

TO SCHEDULE A VISIT - **Visits are only offered at 10:30 am on days when we are available. Text or voicemail 304-228-5174, or email via this website to book your visit and experience an "alpaca encounter" and visit our shop (see details and times below). We will get back to you asap. Visit slots are very limited so try to call ahead, AT LEAST A DAY BEFORE.
Tell us what day you want to come and how many people are in your group.
Please keep in mind that we are a small family farm with no staff or regular hours. We need to open the shop and prepare the alpacas for your visit, so please give us a call if for some reason you can't make it at your visit time.
VISIT FEE (about an hour in duration, details below!) - Cash or Credit Cards Accepted :
$15 / person for 1-3 people
$12 / person for 4 or more people (for groups over 8 special pricing is possible)
No charge for a visit just to the Farm Shop, or for those interested in purchasing alpacas, but you still need to contact us to schedule.
- Visit times are firm, so please arrive at your visit time to avoid extended time fees!
- Please, NO DOGS. They scare the alpacas & agitate our livestock guardian dogs.
- We do not have bathroom facilities available
- Students, please do not plan to take a taxi or Uber to the farm, as we are too far from Ithaca!
When you visit the farm you can learn all about the alpacas, hand-feed them and feel their wonderful fleece, take pictures and even a selfie with them! You will also be greeted by our very friendly Livestock Guardian Dogs. After you meet the alpacas, please plan to do some shopping in SHEPHERDS CREEK ALPACAS FARM SHOP! We have beautiful hand-made accessories, yarn & roving from our own alpaca fleece, as well as commercially made sweaters, socks, hats, alpaca dolls, teddy bears & more!

People ALWAYS ask us…"How did you ever get into this?". An educator (Barb) and a physician (Marc), we stumbled on these delightful animals in 2003, fell in love, and began a life journey that was both unforeseen and wonderful! We are both retired now and keep a herd of 12 to 20 alpacas, including high quality show winners and pets and "retired" breeding stock. We offer a variety of products in our alpaca farm shop, and offer agritourism opportunities.