Visit Apple Hill Farm

400 Apple Hill Road • Banner Elk, NC 28604
Email: applehillfarmnc@gmail.com • Phone: (828) 963-1662

You DO have to join us for a scheduled tour to see the animals. Online reservations are encouraged, but not required.

Come by the farm year round to shop or take a tour and meet the animals. You can see all of our animal friends only by joining one of the regularly scheduled public tours, or by booking a private or group tour in advance.

The tour will leave on time, rain or shine! Be sure to bring your rain gear, just in case. We will cancel the tour in the event of thunder, lighting, or similar severe weather.

Our farm is almost 1 mile off the main road. In the event of snow or ice, we are 4-Wheel Drive or All Wheel Drive accessible only. Our drive way is gravel and includes two steep hills. PLEASE CALL in the event of snow or ice, and use caution if you choose to visit the farm in winter conditions.

Winter hours are subject to change due to snow, ice, or wind chills and extreme temperatures. Call (828)963-1662 or check our Facebook Page for updates on closings or delays.

You DO have to join us for a scheduled tour to see the animals.

If you’d like to make a reservation, click “Book a Tour”! Reservations are encouraged, but aren’t required.

January 4 through Mid-May:

Tours at 2 pm Wednesdays. 11 am and 2 pm Saturdays.

Store open 10 am to 4 pm Wednesday through Saturday.

Private tours and store appointments available all week long!

Open by appointment only Sundays to Tuesdays.

The tour will leave on time, rain or shine! Be sure to bring your rain gear, just in case. We will cancel the tour in the event of thunder, lighting, or similar severe weather.

Our farm is almost 1 mile off the main road. In the event of snow or ice, we are 4-Wheel Drive or All Wheel Drive accessible only. Our drive way is gravel and includes two steep hills. PLEASE CALL in the event of snow or ice, and use caution if you choose to visit the farm in winter conditions.

We are open year round! Scroll down for directions and information on our hours during other seasons.

Public Tour Rates:

Adults 11 & Up: $12

Children ages 4 to 10: $7

Infants 3 and under: Free


Public Tours: Important Information

-The tour is generally 45 to 60 minutes in length and is a guided walking tour.

Please leave your pets at home; Our farm is a working farm and is not pet-friendly.

-Sorry, no picnicking. However, both the Valle Crucis Park and Banner Elk Park are just minutes away!

We do not offer apple picking – we are a working alpaca and angora goat farm. We are happy to refer you to farms that do offer apples!

-Bring your camera, and have lots of fun!

Directions From Boone (30 minutes)

From the 105/321 intersection (Wendy’s) in Boone, NC, follow NC105S towards Linville/Banner Elk. Go 4.8m to light (The Ham Shoppe) at Broadstone Rd. Turn right, towards Valle Crucis.
Go 2.9m to NC194S. Turn Left.
Go 3.9m to Oliver Hill Rd. Turn right.
Go 0.8m to Bladen Rd. Turn right.
Go 0.2m to Apple Hill Road. Turn left.
Go 0.3m to farm. Follow traffic signs.

Directions From Banner Elk (15 minutes)

From NC184 & NC194 in Banner Elk, follow NC194N towards Valle Crucis.
Go 3.7m to Oliver Hill Rd. Turn left.
Go 0.8m to Bladen Rd. Turn right.
Go 0.2m to Apple Hill Road. Turn left.
Go 0.3m to farm. Follow traffic signs.

Christmas Celebration – Nov 16 to Dec 9, 2018

We are CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY so our team members can enjoy the holiday with their families.

We are open by appointment only Mondays and Tuesdays.

Tours

Tours of the farm every 30 minutes between 10am and 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from Mid-November to Mid-December.

This tour is a guided walking tour of the farm and is generally 45 minutes. Please remember to dress for the weather and wear closed toed walking shoes.

$12 for adults, $7 for children ages 4-10, children 3 and under are free (tax not included)

Complimentary hot chocolate, apple cider, and cookies.

We also offer our regular public tour at 2 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, but we do not have cookies and warm drinks available those days. 

Store

Open Wednesday through Sunday
10 am to 4 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday except by appointment.

Join us to buy your table top tree, hand-tied wreaths, and all your alpaca Christmas presents!

Christmas Holiday Hours

December 22 to December 31, 2019

We will be CLOSED Sunday December 22 to Wednesday December 25

Tours

Public Tours:

Closed Sunday December 22 through Wednesday December 25.

Tours every 30 minutes from 11 am til 3 pm

Store open 10am to 4pm Thursday December 26 through Tuesday December 31.

This tour is a guided walking tour of the farm and is generally 45 to 60 minutes. Please remember to dress for the weather and wear closed toed walking shoes.

$12 for adults, $7 for children ages 4-10, children 3 and under are free. Sales tax is not included in this tour fee. We do offer private tours by appointment only and must have 24 hours notice. Please call or email for booking information.

Store

Open 10am to 4pm Thursday December 26 through Tuesday December 31.

Spring Hours:

January 2, 2020 – Mid-May 2020

We are closed January 1

We are open by appointment only Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays during the winter and spring.

Tours

Public Tours at 2pm Wednesday. Tour at 11 am and 2pm Saturday, and by appointment all week.

Private Tours (by appointment only) 7 days a week

We are open by appointment only Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays during the winter and spring.

Store

Open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm

We are open by appointment only Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays during the winter and spring.

Summer to Early Fall:

May 16 to Oct 17, 2020

Special Days Closed:

July 4

October 17

Tours

Public Tours:
7 days a week, 2 pm and Saturday Mornings at 11 am from May 19, 2018, to October 19, 2018. We may add additional tours during peak weeks. Those will be posted at the top of this page!

This tour is a guided walking tour of the farm and is generally 60 to 90 minutes. Please remember to dress for the weather and wear closed toed walking shoes.

$12 for adults, $7 for children ages 4-10, children 3 and under are free. Sales tax is not included in this tour fee. We do offer senior and military discounts. We do offer private tours by appointment only and must have 24 hours notice. Please call or email for booking information.

Store

Monday to Saturday:
10 am to 4 pm
Sunday:
12 pm to 4 pm

Fall Hours:

October 19 – November 12, 2020

Tours

Public Tours:
2 pm Wednesday through Saturday, plus Saturday Mornings at 11 am from October 22 to November 16.

Closed except by appointment Sundays, Monday, and Tuesdays

This tour is a guided walking tour of the farm and is generally 60 to 90 minutes. Please remember to dress for the weather and wear closed toed walking shoes.

$12 for adults, $7 for children ages 4-10, children 3 and under are free. Sales tax is not included in this tour fee. We do offer senior and military discounts. We do offer private tours by appointment only and must have 24 hours notice. Please call or email for booking information.

Store

Wednesday to Saturday:
10 am to 4 pm

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