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Decatur Alpaca Cottage Llama Meet/Greet

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.Decatur, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Marykay

60 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The Alpaca Experience runs about 1 hour. You will meet our Alpacas & Llama, learn about their diet, their habits, and how herd animals relate to one another. You will also learn about our herd specifically, including their unique personalities, and where they came from! Many of our animals are rescues and have gone come into the loving environment at the Decatur Alpaca Cottage where they feel safe and cared for.

We welcome questions and are pleased to offer a rare opportunity for you to interact with these beautiful, gentle creatures in close proximity. Photos are encouraged and SO much fun! You'll also have an opportunity to feed a special treats that I call 'Alpaca-pizza' to the herd!

Please know that although we work hard to keep our farm and field impeccably clean, be aware that 'poop happens' so we encourage you to wear casual shoes.

Note: the Alpaca Experience is also available for our Airbnb guests who book a stay at the Decatur Alpaca Cottage! Please see our Airbnb cottage listing at => https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/15936463
The Alpaca Experience runs about 1 hour. You will meet our Alpacas & Llama, learn about their diet, their habits, and how herd animals relate to one another. You will also learn about our herd specifically, including their unique personalities, and where they came from! Many of our animals are rescues and have gone come into the loving environment at the Decatur Alpaca Cottage where they feel safe and cared for.

We welcome questions…

Marykay's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Meet your host, Marykay

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 19 Reviews
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I am Marykay, owner and primary farm hand at the Decatur Alpaca Cottage. We are situated on an urban Legacy Farm that features a herd of rescue Alpacas, our miniature Chilean Llama, and a color flock of friendly chickens, all living together in harmony.

Our herd handling is based on trust and kindness. I am passionate about the well-being of our animals and believe experiential learning is so important! I am also involved in rescue fundraising efforts so 10% of your Experience cost will benefit Southeast Llama Rescue efforts! Thank you for your support!
I am Marykay, owner and primary farm hand at the Decatur Alpaca Cottage. We are situated on an urban Legacy Farm that features a herd of rescue Alpacas, our miniature Chilean Llama, and a color flock of friendly chickens, all living together in harmony.

Our herd handling is based on trust and kindness. I am passionate about the well-being of our animals and believe experiential learning is so important! I am also involved in rescue fundraising efforts so 10% of your Experience cos…
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Where you'll be

We will introduce you to the Decatur Alpaca Cottage herd (the cottage is also available for overnight stays on Airbnb Plus at -> www.airbnb.com/h/Decatur-Alpaca-Cottage) We are situated on a privately owned urban farm featuring expansive Gardens, Chickens, Alpacas, and Llamas. Our farm is also a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat & Bird Friendly Habitat, because we care for all creatures great and small!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Jacqueline
July 2019
Unique birthday experience for a small group of animal lovers! Marykay was a wonderful host/ llama farmer/ alpaca expert. We met each animal one by one, including Sky-Boy Blue, his bestie Bo, Dallas & Loverboy, then Zeke, the alpaca elder. A very memorable experience with tons of great photos!
Unique birthday experience for a small group of animal lovers! Marykay was a wonderful host/ llama farmer/ alpaca expert. We met each animal one by one, including Sky-Boy Blue, his…
Amy
June 2019
We had a great time. Marykay is super sweet and passionate about her animals. Our visit was a wonderful respite from normal city life, without having to go OTP. Highly recommend.
Shannon
May 2019
A wonderful afternoon communing with the alpacas, llamas, and chickens! Marykay is incredibly warm, welcoming, and passionate about these lovely creatures. It was a real pleasure to be able to get so close to the herd in this beautiful urban oasis, and we learned so much!
A wonderful afternoon communing with the alpacas, llamas, and chickens! Marykay is incredibly warm, welcoming, and passionate about these lovely creatures. It was a real pleasure t…
Julia
May 2019
I took my mom with me and we had a blast from feeding the alpaca and llama to seeing the hens laying their eggs. MaryKay truly has a passion for the alpacas and llama to the 25 chickens and how she cares for them to know each ones personality on the dot. A must have experience to check out!
I took my mom with me and we had a blast from feeding the alpaca and llama to seeing the hens laying their eggs. MaryKay truly has a passion for the alpacas and llama to the 25 chi…
Kelly
May 2019
This is a must see! Beautiful, peaceful and quaint property. Marykay is so down to earth and makes you feel welcome and like family. Her stories warm your heart. The Alpaca and llama‘s were beautiful and gentle creatures. Would love to visit again and stay in the beautiful cottage. ❤️A+++++ experience
This is a must see! Beautiful, peaceful and quaint property. Marykay is so down to earth and makes you feel welcome and like family. Her stories warm your heart. The Alpaca and lla…
Dana
April 2019
Did the llama/alpaca experience today & let me tell you... SO WORTH IT. The herd was so friendly & adorable. MaryKay was the best host. So sweet & knowledgeable. I highly recommend. I’ll definitely go back in the future.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

As with any animal encounter, there is an inherent risk, albeit very small. Prior to entering the field, we will review the basics of interacting with the alpacas and the rules detailed here.

What to bring

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Dress for the weather & wear comfortable, casual, flat-soled shoes