Your fall schedule is sold out, is there a waitlist?
We released our Fall 2020 schedule on July 15 and it sold out in just a few days! But don't worry, we will be releasing a few more experiences for October & November to include some of our special events on September 30th at 12 Noon CST please follow us @prairiepatchfarm for updates!
We do not have a waitlist however we do offer a cancellation list. Please email us with your name, number, people in party and which experience you would like to be on the list for.
Where are you located?
Our private nature preserve is south of Cedar Rapids near Shueyville
Visits to our farm are by appointment or reservation only, we do not offer open hours to the public
When you book an experience with us you will be provided with our address and access code
When do you offer llama-experiences?
Our llama hikes and Selfies & Snuggles run seasonally from April-June & September-December
We are closed: June 10-13 July 1-5 August 1-15 December 1-March 15
The Llamas are on rest July-August due to high heat as these animals fall to heat stress easily. We offer farm visits while they are on rest please see our Picnic + Llamas Farm Visit experience page
We may accept reservations at our discretion schedule & weather permitting
Llama-Grams & Special Events can be booked year round weather & schedule permitting
How do I book a llama experience, Llama-Gram, Llama-Zoom or Stay?
Llama-Grams and Llama-Zooms are booked by emailing us
Llama Hikes for public and private groups and Selfies & Snuggles with Llamas are booked on our website
Private Events are booked by emailing us
Stays are booked via yonder.com (Closed for 2020)
Where is your Llama-Gram delivery area?
Our farm is located near Shueyville just south of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Our live llama-grams service the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City vicinity. Deliveries over 20 miles from our farm have an added travel fee and we currently do not travel more than 30 miles from our farm
What is the youngest age you allow?
We have a llama experience for all ages! We have had visitors as young as 4 months visit with our llamas, and toddlers as young as 2.5 walk a llama!
What is your weather policy?
Hikes are on RAIN or SHINE. However, conditions including lightning, high winds, snow/ice and heat are grounds for cancellation at our discretion. We anticipate cancellations in the warm summer months as llamas can fall to heat stress easily. We will give you as much notice as possible if we are looking to cancel or adjust the hike start time. If we cancel because of weather you will be fully refunded.
How long and how far is the hike?
The hike is about 1.2 miles in distance and takes about 45-60 minutes depending on the amount of stops for rest and photo opportunities
The paths are wide mowed trails through our seven tall grass prairies. There is a shallow creek crossing which involves walking on boards and up rocky steps with one uphill incline through tree tunnels and around a large cedar grove
What do I need to bring on the hike?
We require that all participants wear closed toed shoes and dress for the weather
Water, sunscreen, and bug spray are recommended depending on the time of year
We will need each participant to read and sign our waiver, you can email or print and bring the day of your experience
Please note we do not offer a public restroom at this time
Is your barn climate controlled?
We do not have heat or air control inside of our barn. We do have fans going in the warmer months
Do llamas spit?
A well trained llama will not spit on people, though it can happen it is an uncommon occurence
It is common for llamas to spit at one another usually over dominance disputes, food, and personal space
How far can you travel with your llamas?
We usually do not travel further than 30 miles from our farm for llama-grams, special events, educational and therapeutic visits