Alpaca Farm Tour and Honey Tasting

Portland, Oregon, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Vail

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
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Host can personalize to match your interests.
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What you'll do

We would love to host a tour of our farm for those interested in learning how to start a small farm, keep honeybees, and raise alpacas/sheep for fiber. Specifically, we will share our expertise on starting and running a small diversified, ecologically friendly farm. Our areas of speciality include: beekeeping, wool and yarn, tree grafting, fruit orchard management, and u-pick and community-shared agriculture. We're also expert succulent growers.

The tour will be offered on Saturday morning from 10-12pm and will feature a honey tasting from our own award winning honeybee hives and a tour of the sheep and alpacas, honeybee hives, succulent greenhouse, vegetable and flower beds, and blueberry fields. Our honey has won the 'Good Food' awards three times in the last five years for the best honey in the United States.

We begin with a visit to our honeybee hives and succulent greenhouse, before returning to the barn for a honey tasting. After sampling our honey and answering questions about beekeeping, we will visit the alpacas and sheep. We will share about making yarn from wool fibers and natural dye. Finally, we will tour the vegetable beds and chicken coops, and then finish in the blueberry fields.

We will have lots of time for FAQs about any part of our farm including about keeping bees or animals, yarn and fiber, succulents and fruit trees, and building on barren land.
Other things to note
Please wear footwear appropriate for walking in a farm. Check the weather forecast on the day of and consider bringing a sunhat or parasol if desired. We will be in the direct sun for most of your visit. We will have a porto-potty onsite and water and tea. Parking is easy and the walking is flat.
We would love to host a tour of our farm for those interested in learning how to start a small farm, keep honeybees, and raise alpacas/sheep for fiber. Specifically, we will share our expertise on starting and running a small diversified, ecologically friendly farm. Our areas of speciality include: beekeeping, wool and yarn, tree grafting, fruit orchard management, and u-pick and community-shared agriculture. We're also expert succulent growers.…
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Fresh water and local tea will be provided.

Meet your Host, Vail

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 61 Reviews
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Hello! We're Greg and Vail and we've run The Croft Farm on Sauvie Island in Portland, Oregon for 10 years. We created our small, diverse farm after buying a barren field and developing it to be an abundant and ecologically-friendly space. This includes building our house, small cottage, and barn. Plus raising our own hoop-house.

We have mostly rescued our various nonhuman animals - which include a flock of sheep, alpacas , rabbits, chickens, ducks, goats, and blind holstein cow. We also keep honeybees for pollination and honey, manage four acres of blueberries and 50+ fruit trees, and grow lots of vegetables. More recently, Greg has started grafting and propagating cider trees and succulents.

We love design, nonhuman animals, living gently on the land, and planting loads of seeds. We have developed expertises we'd love to share!
Hello! We're Greg and Vail and we've run The Croft Farm on Sauvie Island in Portland, Oregon for 10 years. We created our small, diverse farm after buying a barren field and developing it to be an abundant and ecologically-friendly space. This includes building our house, small cottage, and barn. Plus raising our own hoop-house.

We have mostly rescued our various nonhuman animals - which include a flock of sheep, alpacas , rabbits, chickens, ducks, goats, and blind holstein cow. We a…
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Where you'll be

We begin in our large barn with a brief introduction to the farm and each other. Next we visit our honeybee hives and spend about 15-20 minutes at the hives. Before returning to the barn for a honey tasting, we will swing by our succulent hoop-house for a brief look. After the honey tasting, we will visit the alpacas, sheep, goats, and blind cow. You're welcome to feed the animals. We finish at the chicken/duck coop, orchards, and blueberries.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 61 reviews.

Kara
September 2021
The farm was absolutely beautiful and it was so much fun to spend time meeting and learning about all of the animals. Greg was an amazing tour guide, sharing all of his knowledge and learnings from starting the farm. It’s obvious that Greg and Vail care so much about what they do - so grateful they’re happy to share it with us!
Lauren
September 2021
I wish I was a child growing up on this farm. What a wonderful experience. A very idyllic setting, and our host was a great storyteller. You can tell he's very passionate about what he does.
Cheryl
September 2021
We had a great time - the host was very engaging and had a wonderful story about their journey to get to where they are now and where they want to go. The animals were awesome - the entire family had a great time!
Backner
September 2021
Cannot recommend this experience enough-this went above and beyond our expectations. We were mainly interested in seeing the alpacas but walked away with so much more. We were able to feed chickens, sheep, alpacas, and a cow. We also learned a great deal about beekeeping, farming, and tending to the animals. Not only was this super educational, but it was very much an interactive farm experience. If you are interested at all in learning about farm life, I highly recommend this experience.
Emily
September 2021
We LOVED our visit to the Croft Farm! We learned about modern farm-life and got to meet the friendliest animals. We took home some beautiful yarn made from wool/hair sheered from the sheep and alpaca we met. Greg and Vail's farm is a magical place.
Brooke
September 2021
Stop what you’re doing right now, and GO BOOK THIS EXPERIENCE! This was an amazing experience to get outdoors and see a beautiful farm hosted by wonderful people! We had a great time meeting all the animals, hearing stories, learning all about the bees! And ended with a yummy honey tasting. Would come back and stay at their Airbnb next time we’re in the area!

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.