Good Karma Ranch Alpacas, at 1041 Brevard Place Road, Iron Station, is offering farm tours.
Also, learn about more opportunities for animal encounters in the Charlotte region.
Iron Station is about 28 miles to the northwest of Charlotte, before you get to Lincolnton. It’s pretty convenient to readers in the Mountain Island area, Huntersville, Stanley, or parts of Gaston County. It’s just 20 minutes from Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
The tours are currently being offered at 12 p.m. on select days. See below for upcoming tours.
You must register in advance. If nobody is registered for a tour, the farm won’t be open, so please don’t just show up without registering.
The tours are 45 minutes long and you’ll have the opportunity to touch the alpacas, as well as take a selfie and as many pictures as you want. You’ll get to spend time in the pasture with the alpacas.
You’ll also meet Murphy the livestock guard dog, a magnificent Great Pyrenees, and see a rescued llama.
There will also be time in the farm store.
Good Karma Ranch Alpacas are shorn once a year, in the spring, and they send the fleece to an alpaca fleece co-op, which creates products like socks, hats and scarves from the alpaca fleece it receives. You can shop for some of these products in the farm store, and can also shop online.
The fleece is softer and stronger than sheep’s wool, and is also hypo-allergenic, and non-itchy.
The tours are $10 per person. Kids 5 and under are free.
Good Karma Ranch has participated in and completed Count on Me NC training, where they have learned how to keep visitors as safe as possible.
Tours are limited to 20 people. Different groups on a tour need to stay six feet apart from each other. If you forget your mask, the farm will provide one to you. They will also have hand sanitizer available.
Upcoming Farm Tours with Good Karma Ranch
These are all at 12 p.m. You need to register in advance. The farm will not be open for visitors if nobody has signed up for a tour.
Visit Good Karma Ranch Alpacas’ Facebook page for the list of upcoming tour times. Here’s what’s currently listed (but they add new ones all the time):
- Saturday, January 23rd, 2021
- Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
- Saturday, January 30th, 2021
Sunday, January 31st, 2021
- Sunday, February 7th, 2021
- Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
- Saturday, February 13th, 2021 (12 p.m. and 2 p.m.)
- Sunday, February 14th, 2021 (12 p.m. and 2 p.m.)
- Saturday, February 27th, 2021
Please find the link for the day of your choice on the ranch’s list of Facebook events. If you don’t see the date listed, then they’re not currently offering a tour that day. You may see additional events on the events page as well.
The tours are suitable for children, and are wheelchair accessible. There’s very little walking involved.
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