Enjoy a stay at Heritage Farm and experience all the exhilaration that an Indiana farm has to offer. Heritage Farm is a working alpaca farm with over 60 alpacas you can watch and interact with. Make friends with our black Labrador, Juno and our Great Pyrenees, Frost. Also residing on the farm are a flock of chickens, several goats, some barn cats and our horse, Stormy. If you want to, you can help with the daily chores of feeding the animals and collecting eggs. After that, you can explore the big red barn that was selected as one of the Top-Ten Bicentennial Barns in the state. Recently, our farm was the recipient of a rural preservation award from the Indiana Landmarks Foundation. Roam around the 120 acre homestead, woods and creek and soak in the sights, sounds and smells of the farm. Lodging Options There are three overnight lodging options at Heritage Farm. An overnight stay at our 1850’s authentic log cabin will provide you a pioneer experience. We also having tent camping and RV parking available. For the more adventurous, campers can spend the night suspended several feet about the ground in our new Tentsile tree tent. Let’s face it, sleeping in the trees like a jungle animal is just plain fun. Take the kids or be a kid yourself to engage your playful, creative side. Look down on the forest floor from a whole new angle and revel in the novelty of doing something just for the fun of it. In addition to having animals you can touch and see, we love to educate people about alpacas and the joys of alpaca ownership. Be sure to visit our farm store before you leave where you can shop for alpaca products such as sweaters, hats, mittens, scarves, teddy bears and toys. Pick up some delicious honey collected from our hives or some farm fresh eggs from our flock of pastured chickens! Situated on 120 acres of Indiana’s agricultural heartland, Heritage Farm is located just 60 minutes north of the Indianapolis, between Lafayette and Kokomo and about 2 1/2 hours southeast of Chicago. To find out more about having a wedding, reunion or retreat at Heritage Farm, visit our Heritage Farm Events page.
Staying at Heritage Farm Alpaca Experience
I learned of this place through the Dyrt (thank you!) and knew I wanted to stay here! There are several options available: tent camping (including a tree tent!), RV camping (two with electric hookups), and a 170-year-old log cabin. If you are RV camping, there are two very clean, private, and fully stocked "outhouses" (see photo below)
We originally planned to camp in our van but with below-freezing temperatures and a forecasted snowstorm, we decided to take refuge in the log cabin. To call this a log cabin is a disservice; yes, it is made from logs(and is 170 years old) but I was expecting a tiny one-room cabin; instead it is a two-story cozy home that can sleep up to six people, all in one upstairs room (two full-size beds and two twin beds; would be great for families). It was cozy and warm, heated by a gas stove. The bathroom (with a shower) is accessed from just outside the back door but is heated. The kitchen is an outdoor grill and picnic table, but we did not use this.
Tim and Beth were very welcoming, as was Juno, their dog. We enjoyed helping to feed the Alpacas– they have over 50. The rooster crowed gustily at dawn (but dawn was after 7 am and we were already awake). Also on the farm is Stormy, the horse, chickens, and some barn cats. There is a shop that sells goods made from Alpaca wool and we made sure to visit before departing.
Staying here was truly special and we hope to return to camp in one of the RV spots or the tree tent in the future.
Book a weekend at Heritage Alpaca Farm (be it in a tent, RV, historic cabin, or forest tensile) and you will not regret it. This well-kept farm is tended to by incredible hosts, Tim & Beth. They have put much love into their inviting and scenic country haven.
As RV campers, we pulled into the circular driveway and parked with ease. A 30 amp hookup and water spigot are available within the recreation barn (along with ping-pong and often times Frost, the friendly Great Pyranese). From your rig you have a view of a small alpaca pasture and their covered event space.
Around the barn is a private fire pit, and Tim provided firewood upon request. Private toilets are a few steps away which are very clean.
WHAT MAKES HERITAGE FARM A GEM:
SUNSETS: We loved walking the grounds at dusk, enjoying epic sunsets and watching the fireflies light up, as far as the eye can see. The bicentennial barn is stunning and wonderfully restored. It's great for an excellent up-close look at the alpacas. Tim is a wealth of knowledge about the docile creatures and happy to answer any questions.
FRESH EGGS: We enjoyed farm fresh eggs every morning from their free-range chickens.
COOL CREEK: A small creek runs across the back of their property. On a hot Summer day, it's a nice place to sit and cool off.
ITALIAN PIZZA: An Italian style wood-fired outdoor pizza oven on the grounds is fired up for community pizza nights. Check with hosts to see when they are doing their next pizza night al fresco.
ALPACA STORE: A boutique on property sells luxury alpaca goods like scarves, wraps, socks, and more. The perfect place to pick up Christmas gifts. In November, a local artisan market is hosted here.
BIKING: The roads around the farm are quiet and smooth and make for excellent bike riding.
SWING: A swing on the property is a fun pastime for kids….Or for a small adult with a childlike spirit :)
*The town of Kokomo offers any groceries or amenities you need and is only a 20-minute drive.