COVID-19 Update: Due to the high numbers of Covid19 cases in NC and the rest of the country, the main lodge remains closed until March 1st, 2021 although Sunrise Cottage is available for booking as are our outdoor, socially distanced activities (check out our event calendar for more info). We are looking forward to welcoming guests back to the lodge this spring and are committed to ensuring that we do this safely for everyone concerned, including our guests, our staff, and our community. Click here for our COVID-19 Policies. 

Llama Hike

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind hike in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains with our friendly llamas! Hikers will learn about our famous llamas’ interesting histories and how to safely handle the animals before heading out on a hike with gorgeous mountaintop views on our private trails.

Each family/group gets 1 to 3 lovable llamas to share and there’s plenty of time for llama cuddles and, of course, llama selfies! This moderate hike is around 1 mile long and does require requires walking uphill on rocky and sometimes slippery terrain. This experience lasts approximately an hour and a half.

Reservations required to reserve your spot on the hike. We welcome all ages on our llama hikes, and children 5 and under are free. When you make your reservation, please let us know if you have anyone under that age. 

*If these dates and times do not work for you, private llama hikes scheduled upon request – bring your group or family out to Earthshine Lodge and hang out with a llama.

Price depends on how many people in your group, and the price is per person, not per llama:
1-4 people ($40)
5-10 people ($35)
11-14 people ($30)
Over 15 people ($25)

*Be sure to click on the time below the calendar to make your reservation.

Activities continue rain or shine. However, if we feel that the weather conditions will interfere with guests safety or are not conducive to a great experience (storms, heavy rain, or icy conditions), we will evaluate on a case by case basis. If we need to cancel an activity due to inclement weather, we will contact you as soon as possible and issue a full refund or reschedule depending on the guest’s preference. Due to our location, weather is often difficult to predict so we continuously monitor the conditions and will communicate any changes to our programming to you via email and/or phone. 

Guest cancellations are accepted up to 48 hours in advance for llama hikes and 24 hours in advance for all other activities. If you must cancel under those time restrictions, we will issue you a credit to be used towards any future activity or stay at Earthshine Lodge. Please understand that our activities require advance planning and staffing and can be significantly affected by last minute cancellations.