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Address: 189 E High St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-3805
Phone Number: +1 518-885-0756
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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*YOU MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR VISIT as we are a working farm*...

*YOU MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR VISIT as we are a working farm*

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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If you're in the area of Saratoga Springs...take a 10 minute ride here!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
SHIRLEY P
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 play. My kids were able to get up close and personal with various llamas..pet them,... More 

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Katrina C, Owner at Dakota Ridge Farm, responded to this review

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 to us! We hope you will visit us again. Thank you! More 

Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 fun. So...I started looking for something better. It turns out, there are a bunch of... More 

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Katrina C, Owner at Dakota Ridge Farm, responded to this review

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. More 

Duanesburg, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the llamas. Be sure to prep little ones with the any one of Anna Dewdney's... More 

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Katrina C, Owner at Dakota Ridge Farm, responded to this review

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. :-) More 

Ballston Spa, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 review

Thank you for your kind words about our farm!! More 

New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

While looking for something to do for a couple of hours, we decided to visit. What a nice time we had! It's not as if you were visiting a zoo or a farm where you are an observer. It's as if you are visiting their home and you are just becoming part of their family. They know the names of... More 

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Katrina C, Owner at Dakota Ridge Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words, we appreciate them and are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you again. More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
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97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

I can't adequately describe the fun that you have as you walk through the lovely wooded grounds with your llama, but it is, indeed, a very special experience. I've done it several times, with kids from 5 to 65, and I can tell you that everyone ends the day smiling. It is magical. So magical that you will want to... More 

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Katrina C, Owner at Dakota Ridge Farm, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We cannot express how fortunate we are to have great visitors here that fall in love with the llamas. We always invite folks back to stop in and see the new babies, visit "Zordan", and all the others. Thank you again, we look forward to your continued visits to our farm. :-) More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

I am so very happy that we visited the Dakota Ridge Farm with our grandkids! Everything was fabulous. The llamas were so easy-going and friendly, and infinitely pet-able. The owners Trina and Gary could not have been more friendly and informative. We plan to go back next month with our other grandkids when they visit.

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Katrina C, Owner at Dakota Ridge Farm, responded to this review

Thank you, so very much, for your kind review and words! It means a lot to us to know you had a good time here with your family, and we look forward to you visiting us again. Thank you! More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

Took my 3 year old grandson for a tour! What a great experience. Trina and Gary are such gracious hosts and the lamas are their kids!!! They know each and everyone by name!! This is a destination not to be missed ! Youngsters as well as oldsters will enjoy time spent with the Capasso's and their Lama family!!!

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Katrina C, Owner at Dakota Ridge Farm, responded to this review

Thank you again for your visit and also this great review! We appreciate it very much. Please know you are welcome to visit us again. :-) More 

Malta, New York
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

I dragged my 21 yr old kicking and screaming to "the llama farm"...she left a while later so enthralled with the experience - we can't wait to go back and bring more folks who love animals! The people at the farm were soooo nice, it felt like visiting with family. It was incredible getting to see these beautiful animals up... More 

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Katrina C, Owner at Dakota Ridge Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to review our farm on TripAdvisor. We appreciate you visiting us and hope you will be back again soon. There will be more babies (crias) coming this Fall. Thank you and take good care! More 

Ballston Spa, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

Llamas and horses, hiking with llamas, beautiful scenery and trails for picture taking. It's heaven on earth!!

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Katrina C, Owner at Dakota Ridge Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words about our farm and taking time to write this review on TripAdvisor. It is appreciate more than you know!! More 

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