Come enjoy the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in the company of a llama and let their calm, tranquil nature soothe away your everyday stress.
We offer all of our hikes here on our beautiful 20 acre Twin Creeks Farm. We have a couple of options to choose from. (see additional information at right). Our trails cover about 1 1/4 miles, mostly flat and level and meander through woodlands, grassy meadows, and along streams.
Our objective is to have fun, enjoy nature, and relax; but most importantly, to spend some great, quality time in the company of our lovable llamas.
This is a great activity for adults and families alike. We are open year round, weather permitting.
Our adventure begins in the barn, where we spend about an hour with the llamas. We discuss the most common questions that people have about llamas: What are llamas and where did they come from? Why do they do the things they do? How do you read their body language, what are those ears saying? Yes, they do spit, but when and why? What is the proper way to touch a llama? As you can see, there is a lot to learn before we take the llamas on a hike.
Next we teach everyone how to properly halter and saddle a llama. Then each person gets to halter and saddle the llama of their choosing.
We have 4 llamas that hike with us: Santiago, Coffee Bean, Pete, and Prince. If your group is larger than 4, that is not a problem. You can pair up with a llama, or take turns walking with all of the llamas along the trail.
If you choose our lunch hike, we will stop about halfway into our hike to relax and enjoy an elegantly presented picnic lunch. All dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients and local produce, when available.
Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. We require a 50% deposit to book your hike, and payment in full is due 2 weeks before your reserved date.
Children age 6 and older are welcome on our hikes, but they must be able to walk the entire trail. Our pack llamas carry up to 50 pounds of gear for us, but they are not trained to accept riders. In addition, insurance requirements limit our llamas to packing only.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult who assumes responsibility for their whereabouts and safety at all times. Group size ranges from 4 to 8 persons We prefer to take only you and your friends as this makes our trips very personalized. However, if your group is only 2 persons, we may combine your trek with another couple. If your group is larger than 8 people, we will make arrangements to accommodate you if possible.
Our guests find that our llamas are very easy to handle. We’ll give you all the instruction that you need before we head out, and Tim and I are always readily available if you need assistance.