Alpaca Acres of Olin, North Carolina

Friday, June 6, Saturday, June 7 and Saturday, June 22nd are not available.

We have 3 Adorable Baby Chinchillas (Born April 18) ready to be held and cuddled during your visit! See photos below!

Alpaca Acres of Olin is a mini petting zoo designed for children to have up close and personal interactions with the animals. Encounters with each of the animals includes a short presentation about the habits, care and history of each animal (Mini Donkeys, Alpacas, Chinchillas, Holland Lop-Eared Rabbits, Chinese Painted Quail, Homing Pigeons and chickens) with opportunities to feed and pet the animals.

The encounters will take place inside the barn with the different animals in separate stalls or cages and homing pigeons flying around all over the place. Chickens might be free ranging – that depends on whether foxes and coyotes are on the hunt. Button Quail are in cages and can’t be held because they are very fearful but are still very cute to look at.

It’s best to give us at least one day’s notice so we can have the Alpacas secured in the barn for an up close encounter.

Parking is in the front of the house in driveway with a short walk through the backyard to the barn. Some seating is available.

The barn is wheelchair friendly – just need to navigate through the yard to get to it and about 1 inch lift at the barn.

The Encounters

Encounters are by Appointments only from 11-5, Thursdays-Sundays.

Price for Encounter Experience: $7 per individual (under 2 years old free).

Minimum of 3 Paying Guests Required

Group Discounts are available.

To Schedule call or text Tami at 704-838-6386, or email at (Text if best.) Please let us know how many people are in your group so we can have enough chairs and staff on hand.

Somethings to be aware of:

  1. Animals poop. Even though that the stalls and cages will have been cleaned prior to your visit, without a doubt during your encounter experience you will see, smell and, perhaps, step on their poo poo. So, wear appropriate shoes.
  2. Chinchillas and Bunnies have soft wonderful fur that is delightful to touch but can also cause allergic reactions in some people so if you have allergic tendencies, we suggest wearing a mask or bringing inhalers or anti-histamines.
  3. There is a hand sanitation station and soap dispenser by water pump for hand cleaning.
  4. Bottled water available for $1.
  5. There isn’t a bathroom in the barn, (yet), but one available in our home, if there is a need for that. Also, if you need to change or nurse a baby, you can use our home. Please take shoes off at the back porch entrance because, you know, poo poo.
  6. Rain – makes things messy but can be done but is much more fun on sunny days.