Happy alpacas make great fiber.
Alpacas are prized for their luxury fleece and have a long history in their native lands in South America. These are unique animals and will continue to have a presence in the luxury fleece market worldwide. Call us and schedule a tour to see and feel their quality fleece first hand.
Alpaca fiber has a unique hollow insulating core (like a polar bear) which makes its fleece 6-7 times warmer than sheep's wool. Like cashmere, alpaca is a natural fiber that looks and feels luxurious. Alpaca fiber has excellent qualities: thermal insulation, fiber strength, comfort, water resistant, wear resistance (less prone to pilling), and wrinkle resistance.
The alpacas love Facebook. Visit us there to see what's happening right now.
We offer tours of our alpaca ranch daily upon request at no charge. We welcome individual visitors as well as groups and children of all ages. While you're here, visit with our alpacas, shop for treasures in the ranch store, and get your portrait taken with the alpacas.
Please call us at (360) 681-0948 and we will arrange a time that is convenient for you. We are looking forward to your visit!
Alpacas are very friendly and love to interact with people. Get up close to the alpacas and even pet or give them a hug.
Alpaca Ranch Store
Shop for treasures in our store and enjoy a large selection of local, hand-made, and imported alpaca apparel, yarn, roving, and accessories!
Portraits with Alpacas
Have a portrait session with the alpacas during your visit. Makes a wonderful gift, Christmas card, and fun family experience! Call Cindy Marie Photography. at (406) 281-0730 for more information.
Shop for treasures in our ranch store! 65% of the items in our shop are local and handmade. Our goal is to make that 100%. Gift certificates are available.
We accept cash, check, and major credit cards.
Yarn & Fiber
We offer a selection of high-quality alpaca fiber for your fiber art needs: raw fiber, roving for spinning, and yarns. Custom drop spindles also available.
We offer high quality, local, hand-made and imported Alpaca products such as hats, gloves, mittens, glittens, fingerless gloves, socks, scarves, shawls, ruanas, capes, ponchos, sweaters, and jackets.
We offer unique handmade gifts including blankets, throws, comforters, hand puppets, and finger puppets. There is also a selection of imported products from Provence, France, such as table & bed linens, pottery, dinnerware, soap and lavender products.
We have pure Provence lavender buds for sale, grown right here on our ranch! Available by the quarter pound or full pound. Provence lavender is best used for cooking, fragrance, and sachets.
Composted Alpaca Manure
Not only are alpacas adorable and snuggly, but their manure is excellent for all your gardening needs. It's structured in pellet form, a time-release fertilizer, and since it's not hot, it can go directly onto your plants.
The manure is sold year-round and delivery is available. Call (360) 681-0948 to reserve. $35 / yard or $11 / 2.5 cu ft (bag).
CLASSES & EVENTS
As a gathering place for fiber arts, we offer a variety of classes and events for visitors to enjoy.
Learn how to spin your own yarn! Taught by local artisan Lauralee Deluca of Phoenixx Fibers. Classes take place every Thursday at 11 am. To secure your spot in a class and for more information, call (360) 681-0948.
Intro to Photography Class
Come to the ranch and learn photography! Taught by Cindy Kern of Cindy Marie Photography, the two hour introductory class will cover all the basics. Call (406) 281-0730 for more information.
Alpaca Education & Hourly Consultation
Alpaca education and consultation are a big part of getting started in this business Let us help setup your alpaca farm or ranch with our years of experience.
You can choose the help that you need while we will help you tailor fit that to your business goals for a successful operation. We have twenty years of hands on experience and are happy to help you get started and offer advice to you over the years.
(Saturday & Sunday)
Join us for our annual celebration of fiber artists. Takes place the 2nd weekend of June, open to the public (all ages are welcome) and free of charge.
Saturday & Sunday: Fiber vendors will be on sight offering for purchase their beautiful, one of a kind creations.
Saturday: Learn the process of harvesting, sorting, carding, dyeing, felting, spinning, weaving and knitting different animal fibers as demonstrated by local Peninsula artists.
Dyefeltorspin: Shearing Day (Sunday only)
Join us for this fun event, a part of our annual Dyefeltorspin event.
Sunday: Come to our annual Shearing Day where you are invited to watch as the fleeces are professionally sheared from our 16 alpacas and 1 llama.
Open Barn Event
Take a free ranch tour and visit with the alpacas. Open Saturdays in the fall and winter, reservations recommended. Best time to visit is 10:30 am - 1 pm.
Other days available, reservations recommended.
Shop for treasures in our store and enjoy a large selection of local, hand-made, and imported alpaca apparel, yarn, roving, and accessories! Stock up on pure Provence lavender buds and composted alpaca manure.
Hello! We are Linda and Mike Gooch.
It all started with seeing our first alpacas up close... we were sold!
Since 1997, we have been raising and breeding alpacas for their softly sumptuous and cold-resistant fleece for the past 19 years.
We started out with 2 llamas in 1997, adding 2 alpacas in 1999. Today we have 18 alpacas and a llama.
Click and get to know some of our friends here in Sequim, WA.
Cindy captures life's beautiful moments. She specializes in weddings, family portraits, graduation portraits, pet photography, and available for all your other photography needs! Call (406) 281-0730.
Lauralee is a 35 year veteran of the fiber arts. She specializes in handspinning exotic and local fibers, wet, needle and nuno felting. Call (907) 347-5490.