Graystone Ridge Alpacas and Farm Store
Located next to Root’s Country Market and surrounded by the majestic beauty of Lancaster County scenery, Graystone Ridge Alpacas and Farm Store welcomes your visit. This hidden gem is a working farm that breeds, boards, and sells alpacas….offering 24/7 support to those who purchase alpacas.
The resident alpacas, which enjoy interacting with visitors, have the security of a neatly maintained barn and appreciate the freedom of open pastures, where they roam free.
The Boutique carries a captivating collection of high quality clothes and accessories, made from Alpaca Fibers and Angora Goat Mohair. For the handcrafter, hand-spinner, and knitter…raw, washed and processed alpaca fibers are available in many colors.
Throughout the year, Graystone Ridge plays host to many scheduled events that feature hands on experiences with the alpacas, including Ladies Night, Date Night, and Kid’s Summer Camps. Group tours and events can be scheduled for a nominal fee…just call for details and to make arrangements.
Our Store Hours, Tours, Events…
Tuesday 10am until Dusk
Saturday 10am until 5pm
You may visit Graystone during other months by appointment…just call in advance to arrange.
For a nominal cost, tours of Graystone Ridge Alpaca Farm are available but must be scheduled by advance reservation. Throughout the year, Graystone Ridge plays host to many scheduled events that feature hands on experiences with the alpacas, including Ladies Night, Date Night, and Kid’s Summer Camps.
From the Owner…
We are a family owned and operated alpaca farm. My name is Donna and I manage the farm, the store, the animal sales and the events. I also hand-craft many of the items sold in the store as well as process much of the fiber onsite. My husband and I have two children, Jake and Josh and everyone pitches in to help around the farm. We started our alpaca adventure in 2004 with 3 alpacas and have grown into having an average of 25 alpacas, a couple of goats and a couple of dozen free-range laying hens. Everyone coexists peacefully and the larger animals even protect the smaller ones. All animals on the farm are trained with daily hands on care. We love our animals and our tranquil way of life and would love to share it with you.
Adopt an Alpaca…
The price of this adoption is $225 for a period of one year. Upon payment, you will select your alpaca. We’re happy to provide you with information about the alpacas available so you will be familiar with their personality and other traits and to help you pick the right one for you! You will receive a signed adoption certificate, a 5X7 glossy color photo of your alpaca, a copy of the alpaca’s registration (if available) so you can see who they are related to, monthly personal email updates about your alpaca, invitations to come to the farm and visit your adoptee, an invitation to shearing day, and your choice of a product made from your alpaca’s fleece after sheared (felted scarf, a 4 pack of felted soaps, or a felted headband), a 10% discount on store merchandise and a 20% discount on camps and classes.
You may visit your alpaca on weekends but please give us notice because we will need to be present for your visit.
This Adoption Program does not denote ownership of the alpaca. Graystone Ridge Alpacas retains ownership and the alpaca remains on the farm. If the alpaca is sold during your adoption period, you will be able to select another alpaca.
The following alpacas are available for adoption. Please call us to make arrangements (717) 898-2642.
Caramel – The new mom recently had her first cria (baby) and we are hoping she will deliver her second baby this Fall. She is a gentle girl and a good momma. You will often find her snuggling with her little boy. She walks very well on her lead too.
Cassiopeia – “Cassie” was born in the Spring of ‘15 and is full of spunk. She has a white spot on her chin and three white feet. She stands still for a hug and loves to romp with her bunk mates.
Delilah – This young lady is very feminine and is pregnant with her first cria. Her big beautiful eyes are always watching what’s going on. She is a shy and gentle girl who will put her chin on your chest for a long hug.
Dupree – This little guy was born in the Fall of ’15 and will stay with his Mom until he is 6 months old. He is a bold and exceptionally cute boy that always seems to be smiling. He tolerates endless hugs and is first in line for grain.
Makarov – Mak is 3 years old and is a full grown male. He plays rough with the other males but he is very gentle with people. He is currently in obedience school (they all go through it) and he is learning very quickly!
Nikolai – Nikolai is a full grown 4 year old male and is quite the gentleman. He walks very well on a lead and even seems to train the other guys. He is a very sweet boy.
Pablo – This 4 year old male is one of a kind around here. He is a tiny Suri alpaca. He stopped growing when he was 1 and his Suri fiber (think long draping locks) makes him unique on the farm. He is very timid but has learned that hugs are ok with him. He is relatively new to the farm and it’s taking him a while to trust us but I can see in those big beautiful eyes that he’s catching on.
Leonidas – Leo was born in the Fall of ’15 and he is just a wee lad. He is much smaller than his buddies but plays just as hard as the rest. He is very sweet and he will stay with his Mom until he is 6 months old.
Lola – Lola is so sweet that she comes to me for hugs from the other end of the pasture. She likes to lie down and get a back rub. She is multi-colored, quite sticking in appearance and is everyone’s favorite girl around here because she is very “lovey”.
Lucy – Lucy is always first in line for attention. She even comes when called. She is 2 years old and next year she will become pregnant. She likes to look through my pockets for snacks.
Luna – She little girl was born in the Spring of ’15. At first she was very shy but she has recently warmed up to us and will readily take grain from our hand and hold still for a good snuggle.
Sugar Magnolia – Maggie is the sweetest and most mellow little girl around. She was born in the Spring of ’15 and is so shy that she is always in the back of the pack. She has learned to stay in the barn until everyone leaves and I’ll give her extra treats.
Tamara Drewe – Drewe is a big girl that is slowly learning that the people around here are OK (she was not born here). She has a very gentle nature and she often watches over the crias while the mothers go out to pasture. We are hoping she has her first cria soon.
Tessa – This little girl was born in the Fall of ’15 and had an unusual beginning. She had a mother that rejected her, then we bottle fed her for a bit and then another alpaca adopted and fed her. She also has one blue eye which is highly unusual. She is definitely not shy, always making cute little humming sounds, and she is always first in line for food.
Tucker – Sweet Tucker was born in the Spring of ’15 and is a little guy. He goes everywhere with me because he fits in the car quite nicely. He is very well mannered, extremely gentle, walks on the lead well, and is very huggable. We are hoping he stays small.
Our Ladies Nights…
Fee: $35 includes snacks, drinks, craft and the whole kit and caboodle.
To sign up: Call (717) 898-2642 to reserve. You will then be instructed to send a nonrefundable check to Graystone Ridge Alpacas 903 Graystone Rd. Manheim, PA 17545. Your spot will be reserved when the check is received.
You may book a private Ladies Night with a minimum of 10 people. Call to book your event now!”
Saturday April 22 6:15-9:15 pm – making felted soaps
Saturday May 13 6:30-9:30 pm – making felted headbands (Great Mother’s Day gift! )
Saturday June 17 7-10 pm – making felted soaps
Saturday July 22 7-10 pm – making felted headbands
Friday August 25 6:30-9:30 pm – making felted soaps
Sunday Sept. 10 1-4 pm – making felted headbands
Sunday Oct. 8 1-4 pm – making felted soaps