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Dakota Ridge Farm

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189 E High St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-3805
+1 518-885-0756
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SUCH A FANTASTIC DAY--THANK YOU!!!!

We had opportunity to visit this gem yesterday.. our hosts know about llamas everything! They... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ginger J
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Mount Vernon, New York
Adorable Llamas, Lovely Farm!

I worked with Katrina to plan an engagement photo shoot for my friend with two of the adorable... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
rosesc2018
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New York City, New York
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*YOU MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AHEAD OF TIME FOR YOUR VISIT as we are a working farm and are not always available to answer the phone during the day* Dakota Ridge Farm was established in 1990 when we obtained our first llama, Dakota, as a wedding present from Gary to Katrina. Since then, many more of these regal, magical and mystical creatures have arrived. Located in beautiful upstate New York, just south of Saratoga Springs, Dakota Ridge Farm is situated on 42 acres of woods, creek side, ponds and pastures. We offer farm tours, llama treks, pet therapy (including special needs groups), educational visits, as well as llama leasing, sales, and rescue and re-homing of llamas. Our farm has had visitors from as far away as China, Japan, Australia, and all parts of the U.S.
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189 E High St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-3805
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had opportunity to visit this gem yesterday.. our hosts know about llamas everything! They know their llamas .. every little details ....they enjoy what they are doing!! This wonderful couple take care of their animals like no one else!! We had a chance to...More

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Katrina C, Owner at Dakota Ridge Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for your kind words, we appreciate it! Your family is wonderful and so easy to show around and work with while shearing. I enjoyed the day as well. We will see you again soon. Thank you!!!

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

I worked with Katrina to plan an engagement photo shoot for my friend with two of the adorable llamas. Katrina was SO kind and accommodating and the photos came out better than we could have imagined! The farm is so fantastic and the llamas are...More

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Katrina C, Owner at Dakota Ridge Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for everything. We had a blast that day and enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon!!

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We scheduled a trek with llama in advance, but the weather report wasn't looking too promising. Katrina kept in touch with us and offered us other options to interact with the llamas. We were lucky and the weather cleared up for about an hour when...More

Thank Tina T
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Katrina C, Owner at Dakota Ridge Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you so very much, Tina! It was great to have you visit, even with the inclement weather. Things have a way of working out and we were thankful for your patience. Please know you are always welcome here.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We just had a wonderful visit with Gary at Dakota Ridge. My twins who are five years old have never had the chance to interact so closely with llamas. These llamas are practically like house pets! So you can sit with them and pet them...More

Thank Sarah W
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Katrina C, Owner at Dakota Ridge Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you, Sarah, for your very kind words about your visit here. We are always happy to hear things like this and to know that others understand how we feel about these creatures. I will make sure to pass this along to Gary, and, I'm...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

I had the privilege of touring Dakota Ridge Farm today and all I can say is WOW! I was prompted to go because I had been advised that Llama fur would not bother me, I am allergic to wool, some dogs and cats. I really...More

Thank Colleen P
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Katrina C, Owner at Dakota Ridge Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for your very kind words, Colleen! It was great to meet you and show you our farm and all the animals. We hope you will be back for a visit. Thank you again.

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

We had a fun time at the Llama farm with our baby and our friends their baby. We contacted Katrina ahead of time and she was very accommodating. This trip was around Christmas and very few things were open. Katrina and her husband were very...More

Thank Faina21u
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Katrina C, Owner at Dakota Ridge Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Thank you for your kind words and review, they are very much appreciated! We are glad you had a good time, even in cold weather. As you know, you are always welcome here to visit with the animals. Thank you again.

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

This place is great for adults, teens and small children. Katrina was the perfect guide and also the owner of this very special farm. We got to walk with a llama (named Mike) and she toured us through the place where they eat sleep and...More

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Katrina C, Owner at Dakota Ridge Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Thank you, Shirley, for your kind words and this review. We are happy to share our love for these beautiful creatures with so many. One of our goals is to show how well mannered and sweet they can be, so your words mean a lot...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

I love llamas. Seriously, I am a huge fan of llamas. And alpacas. And I have visited an alpaca farm. But a llama farm? those are hard to find downstate. The closest thing I had found was in south NJ, and it was not really...More

Thank jdseideman
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Katrina C, Owner at Dakota Ridge Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thank you for this kind review of your visit and our farm! We enjoyed your visit and were happy to be able to accomplish everything we had intended to do. You are always welcome to come back and visit and say "hello"! Thank you again.

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

I can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon in the capital region! Friendly llamas and a wonderful hostess! Our 4 year old and 18 month grandchildren got to lead the llamas on a little walk. Families can also walk a trail with...More

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Katrina C, Owner at Dakota Ridge Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

We cannot thank you enough for your kind words and appreciate them more than words can say. We hope you will stop by to visit us and the llamas again. Thank you. :-)

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Reviewed 29 April 2016

Wonderful place to hike trails with llamas and learn and interact with this wonderful animal! Wear comfortable clothes and prepare for a little mud in the spring but trails on approximately 40 acres are well groomed.

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Katrina C, Owner at Dakota Ridge Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2016

Thank you for your kind words about our farm!!

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