What is an Alpaca?
For those not aware, they are related to the "camel lid family" and often times confused with their cousin the llama. They hail from Peru and are the barers of the finest fleece known to man (and other animals). The fleece is hypo-allergenic and finer then cashmere! The fertilizer they produce yields incredible amounts of vegetable and fruit products. Each year we welcome new additions to our herd, babies known as "Cria". The birth of a Cria is indeed a happy event. The Alpacas carry the cria for 11 months and 11 days. They NEVER give birth to more then one cria a year. Mortality rates amongst these wonderful animals is high (nearing 50% some years) so a live birth on the farm is a wonderful day indeed. This year we welcomed little Snow and her half sister Josephine March (Jo) on the farm. Let us know if you would like to visit the farm, and with just a bit of advance notice, we will make arrangements for you and the family to do so. You can sit fence side and observe the herd, or for those who would like to, you may enter the barnyard (we have to be present) and hand feed both adults and babies. If you are a knitter, our own farm raised fiber is available for sale! Kids and adults will all enjoy this special experience.
Nightly Rates are $200 per night plus New York state tax with a 2 night minimum stay. Rates will vary for holidays and special events. Reservations and Payment through PayPal by calling us at (518) 573-0201.
Reserve your stay at the Alpaca Carriage House by calling us at (518) 573-0201 or emailing email@example.com.