How do we book a llama experience on release day, they sell out so quickly?
We release our Llama Experiences on select dates that typically fall on a Wednesday of the week at 12 Noon CST
We offer a preview of dates which is available a week before release date
We encourage you to be on the website right at release time and have your credit card information saved (via google chrome autofill option) or ready to copy and paste from another page to get to checkout as quickly as possible
Our booking system does not do cart holds, and it is first to checkout that will receive the confirmed booking
We are doing the best we can to offer as much availability as possible to our community while not overworking out llamas
We are so appreciative of the enthusiasm and support for our small business! We will be offering" first time hikers and visitor bookings" in Spring 2021 for those who have not be able to get a booking with us
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, this is not listed publicly
When do you offer llama-experiences?
Our llama hikes and Selfies & Snuggles are seasonal from April-June & September-December
We are closed for all services from December 23, 2020-February 7, 2021
We are also closed every Monday + Wednesday and:
March 13-21 (Spring Break 2021)
May 30- June 13
December 15, 2021-March 21, 2022
We may accept reservations at our discretion schedule & weather permitting
Llama-Grams & Special Events can be booked year round weather & schedule permitting, however we are closed for all services December 23-February 7th
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 on specific release days
Private Events are booked by emailing us
Stays are booked via yonder.com (Closed through Fall 2021)
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 our llamas!
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.
What is your cancellation Policy?
Our cancellation policy can be viewed here
How long and how far is the hike?
The hike is about 1.4 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
Each participant is required 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
Can I bring my dog?
For the well-being and safety of your dog and the llamas we do not allow dogs or other pets
Llamas can view dogs they are unfamiliar with as a predators. This can alter the llamas behavior to be on guard and defensive.
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. If you are located further than 30 miles please contact us to discuss.