Visit our mountaintop alpaca farm and connect to what matters—yourself, your family, a real farm experience.
We believe we are living in a world of distraction and overwhelm. People are disconnected from themselves and feel hopeless.
Animals and the people right around you are the way to get back in touch.
“We are grateful for Lee Rankin and her staff for such a wonderful time visiting with the animals. Our guest had a wonderful time: ‘a needed time of renewal’.”
– THE STEWARTS, SEPTEMBER 2020
Meet Our Farm Family
Founded in 2003, Apple Hill Farm is a mountain top farm in Banner Elk, North Carolina. We are home to alpacas, llamas, angora goats, livestock guardians, and more. Every animal has a name, a job, and a purpose. Our mission is to bring joy and moments of connection to our community.
Our team is made up of a diverse group of people of all ages who are passionate about sharing the mission of Apple Hill Farm with others.
The dream of a mountain top alpaca farm was born when our founder Lee Rankin came eye-to-eye with an alpaca.
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Virtual Farm Experiences
– CHRISTINA SMITH, OCTOBER 2020
We consider our visitors family.
Now you can make it official.
Our Farm Family Memberships allow you to join our extended farm family and support our farm in a whole new way.
Bring a part of our farm home with you.
Our store offers a carefully curated collection of alpaca fiber gifts and unique products.