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Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We’ll start by introducing our alpacas and chickens. We’ll explain what makes alpacas unique, what they like and dislike, and how to approach them. Those desiring a hands-on experience can pet and feed the alpacas and even take one for a walk. (Children can also walk them, but must stay within the fenced area.) Those interested in chickens will have the opportunity to observe, pet, and feed them, including the world’s smallest chicken breed! Questions and pictures are encouraged! Interested guests will also learn about the alpaca fiber-craft of felting , from shearing to finished product. As an optional activity, guests can create a hand-crafted memento to take home. Guests of all ages can interact with the animals. The hands-on activity can be tailored to adults and children of all ages.
  • Responsible interactions

    All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

  • Caring expert hosts

    Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.

  • Diverse animals

    Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.

Your host

Learn more about Julie

Julie

I am an alpaca enthusiast and owner. I have always loved animals. I owned horses for many years, beginning at the age of fifteen when I began working as a trail guide. In 2007 I began to study and apply positive, gentle reinforcement training methods and did volunteer work rehabilitating horses. I began working with alpacas in 2011 when a pair of rescued alpacas came to the horse farm where I worked. I was intrigued by these unique animals and soon after I was fortunate to work for three years with a wonderful, knowledgeable mentor at Uinta Alpacas, a large alpaca breeding farm. Soon I had a handful of alpacas of my own, who now live in our backyard. I’m actively involved in the online alpaca community, learning from and sharing with fellow alpaca owners.

What's included

Equipment
I’ll provide treats for the animals and raw materials as well as tools for the hands on fiber activity.

Where you'll be

Our tiny residential farm is nestled in the foothills between the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Range. We will spend part of the time outside with the animals, and part of the time inside creating your take-home memento. How much time spent doing each will be up to you! Other things nearby: Hiking trails, Antelope Island, horseback riding , the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve, the Farmington Bird refuge, Lagoon amusement park, and more!

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend. Please wear closed toe shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. We will be outside! Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property or adjoining properties. Alpacas are sensitive creatures. Please DO NOT…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Close toed shoes

More tips

Alpacas are sensitive creatures. Please DO NOT bring pets or animals of any kind onto the property, including service animals. Thank you for understanding. This is a non-smoking property. Parents are required to watch children at all times and ensure that they follow all rules and instructions.
Julie
Visit and create with alpacas
New experience
$21/person
New experience
$21/person