About Apple Hill Farm

Visit our unique mountaintop alpaca farm and store, and connect to what matters – yourself, your family, a real farm experience. Apple Hill Farm is open year-round hosting a number of educational animal experiences, including guided walking tours of our working alpaca farm. On these tours, guests get up close and personal with the alpacas, llamas, donkeys, horses, goats and other animals that work and play at Apple Hill Farm. Every animal has a specific job, and many have a story as well!

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. We 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!

Hours: Mid-May to Mid-October: Farm store Mon through Sat 10am – 4pm and Sun 12pm-4pm Public Tours at 2pm Daily. Private tours by appointment.

Mid-October to Mid-May: Farm store Wed through Sat 10am – 4pm Public Tours on Wed and Sat at 2pm. Private tours by appointment. Store hours and tours are weather permitting.

Many special events year round. Call for more information! Apple Hill Farm (828)963-1662


Physical Address

400 Apple Hill Road
Banner Elk NC
(Watauga County)

Phone (828) 963-1662
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We purchase from the following


  • Old Beech Mountain Farms


Artisan Foods
honey, jam, preserves

Dairy & Eggs

alpaca, llama, mohair

Specialty Products
Christmas wreaths, felt, artisan crafts, compost, manure

asparagus, green beans, kale, lettuce, salad greens, salad mix, swiss chard, summer squash




Eggs, fiber crafts, unique gifts, and a large selection of clothing items and yarn made from alpaca fiber. Our store and farm is open year round!

Please check our website for current hours of operation. Our hours change depending on the season. Thank you.

Our store is open from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

Store Hours

  • Wed. 10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
  • Thu. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Fri. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Store Hours

  • Wed. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thu. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Fri. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Our Farm Offers:

We invite everyone to join us for a guided walking tour - offered all year long! You must call ahead to make reservations for a tour.

Visitor Activies:

guided farm tours, school field trips, farm dinner/events, classes/workshops


Low Spray, GMO-Free, Pasture Raised, Humanely Raised