How do we book a llama experience on release day, they sell out so quickly?
Fall Season Hikes and Farm Visits will go on sale August 18th at Noon CT here on our website!
We will offer a preview of dates on August 11
To be notified of any openings our cancellation list can be found here
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 our llamas
We are so appreciative of the enthusiasm and support for our small business, and we look forward to hosting you on a future Llama Experience here at Prairie Patch.
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 or visits to the public
After 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 Farm Visit are seasonal from April-June & September-December
Fall Hikes release Wednesday August 18th at 12Noon CT
Picnic & Llamas runs in July and is currently Sold Out
Please note the Llamas are on Rest/Vacation and we are Closed:
August 1- September 7
Labor Day Weekend ->Come see us at Good Makers Market 9/3-4
December 20, 2021-February 4, 2022
March 12-20 (Spring Break 2022)
June 5-12 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 in the dates listed above
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 Farm Visit are booked on our website on specific release days
Private Events are booked by emailing us
Stays are booked via AirBNB
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 & Iowa City vicinity.
We add an additional travel fee for any delivery over 20 miles from the farm and up to 40 miles
Travel Fees by miles from Shueyville, Iowa are:
21-25 miles $15
26-30 miles $30
31-35 miles $45
36-40 miles $60
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!
Please note children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult with a llama at all times
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.
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 around a large cedar grove and through woodlands.
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 optional 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
Do you allow dogs or other pets?
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.
How do I apply a gift card to my booking?
To apply a gift card to a booking click the "Apply a gift card" link in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
The "Promo Code" field will not accept gift cards and is only used for applying 10%, 15%, etc discount codes.
Please refer to this screenshot to see where the two fields are on the booking screen.