"Visiting Mt. Hoppe Farm Animal Sanctuary is a must in Wimberley." Guest Review
Walk in's welcome if bookings are not sold out.
Visiting Wimberley? Dream of having a farm someday?
Need a safe place for the kids to get fresh air and burn energy??
Book a visit to meet the farm animals, collect 65+ million year old fossils, and see the views.
See why guests say Mt. Hoppe Farm is one of the Best Things to Do in Wimberley.
You can help rescue and provide a home for farm animals in need for as little as $5 on our Patreon page. https://www.patreon.com/MtHoppeFarm?fan_landing=true
Click on the link below to volunteer on the farm. https://mthoppefarm.org/volunteer
Purchase necessary items from the Mt. Hoppe Farm Friends Amazon List https://a.co/2gzfCw1
*All forms have been submitted to become a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations will be tax deductible.
Alpaca fiber has made it to the top of the A-List with fashion and sport apparel designers. Alpaca yarn is more luxurious, softer, lighter, and warmer than cashmere, thanks to the longer fibers. Alpaca also pills less than cashmere and is hypoallergenic—not to mention more scarce.
Alpaca fiber is hollow, like a tiny straw. Because of this it retains heat by trapping warm air to keep you warm in even the coldest weather. These air pockets are what makes alpaca fiber super breathable, which is appreciated when worn in warmer temperatures. Alpaca fibers measure just 1/3rd of the weight of wool, Light, soft, durable, versatile, and beautiful are what make alpaca fiber ideal for knit and woven items,
Alpaca fiber is hypoallergenic. It does not contain lanolin, the oil in sheep wool that tends to make some people itchy. Alpaca fibers are naturally waterproof which is why alpacas do not need to produce lanolin oil at all. Items made from alpaca fiber are water and stain resistant.
Mt. Hoppe Farm uses animal-friendly handling and shearing techniques. Our pack o' pacas is shorn every spring. An adult alpaca can produce more than 15 pounds of fiber of which 6-7 pounds can be top tier-quality. The remaining fiber is graded second and third quality tier, All of the fiber gets used, for example the top tier fiber is spun into yarn and lower tier fiber is used for rugs.
Alpacas come in 16 distinct natural colors world wide and have more than 200 unique color tones. Traditional colors range from ivory white to fawn, deep browns, and blacks as well as swirling caramel.
The best reason to love alpacas is that they are always smiling.
Chipper is a unique guy; 16 year old full jack, loves carrots and is super friendly. Before residing at Mt. Hoppe, Chipper was living alone in a field - not so great for a social guy. He also lacked basic care like hoof trimming. Now he has more friends than he can count. Can he be friends with you?
Terra, Leia, Dewie, Summer, and Val moved to Mt. Hoppe when their parents were divesting of their alpaca herd. Summer and Val were 18/19 years old and needed a place to live out their lives with a family that would embrace their last bit of time in this earth suit. Terra and Leia are 2 years old now and Dewie is 3 years old.
Seamus and his brother, Guinness, moved to Mt. Hoppe Farm when their family had to move out of state. Guinness and Seamus are super sweet and friendly mini-horses.
Born on Christmas Day and Intended to be hamburger, Chris' path led to Mt. Hoppe Farm instead. He's a curious little steer still getting used to the place. He has the sweetest big brown eyes and face.
When you are at Mt. Hoppe Farm, you belong. That true whether you have fur, feathers, fiber, flowers, or just skin. We provide healthy, sustainable care and homes for farm animals who have been neglected, abused, surrendered, or have met unanticipated circumstances requiring a new home. Our healthy (and happy) family provides farm fresh eggs, fragrant herbs, and the world's most luxury fiber. Mt. Hoppe Farm sits on 14 acres of the TX Hill Country. It if from here that we are honored to provide a place where people and animals know they belong with you.
Our family grew up in New England surrounded by the strong work ethic and wisdom of those who came before us. We bring this heritage and love of animals to what we do every day. Our sanctuary animals and the journeys each have taken to get here are a source of great joy and pride. Thank you for supporting the animals and our dream.
Pick up is available at the farm in Wimberley, TX. We also offer shipping. We'd love to hear your questions and feedback. Give us a holler!
1363 Montell Road, Wimberley, Texas 78676, United States
Beginning 10/1/2021, Tours will be at 11 and 1:00 on Saturday and Sunday.