Cotton Creek Farms is an alpaca farm located on 27 acres in Thompsonville, Michigan, which is located between Cadillac and Traverse City. We have a herd of 50+ alpacas and a resident llama named Lucy who keeps watch over the herd. We love to share our alpacas with the community. From interactive tours to our 1,200 square foot farm store, we’re a fun-filled adventure.
Meet the Alpacas
Our alpacas are located right outside the store so you can shop and mingle with some amazing furry friends all at the same time. Alpaca feed is available for purchase (only $1/bag) in the store if you’d like to offer your new friends a tasty treat.
For scheduled tours, we'll welcome you into the paddock so you can meet our alpacas up close and even give them some tasty treats. We’ll happily teach you about these amazing creatures and answer all of your questions.
Tours are performed outside, so please remember to dress warmly in spring and fall. If the weather looks rainy, bring along an umbrella.
Visit the Farm Store
We offer hundreds of alpaca products and fun gifts for adults and children. From alpaca yarn, clothing, and dryer balls to horse saddle pads and rugs – we have a little of something for every age and every budget.
The farm store is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10-4 pm. Additional hours can be made available upon request.
Meet the Alpacas of Cotton Creek Farms
What if I told you that alpacas were the greatest fiber animals on this earth? And that on a small, family-owned farm in Northern Michigan, alpacas are thriving. Bouncing through paddocks, enjoying visits from families, and eating the finest feed, the alpacas at Cotton Creek Farms are living their best life.
Alpacas are social animals, easy keepers, and they create an endless amount of happiness for everyone they meet. When the Gill family started Cotton Creek Farms, they had no idea they’d be lucky enough to spend their days with amazing alpacas like Addie, Faith, Indie, and Centuria. But raising alpacas is more than quality time.
The Gills work hard to constantly improve their breeding line, produce amazing alpaca products for sale, and create a family-friendly environment for tourists from around the world. What started out as a family hobby, quickly turned into a thriving business.
Cotton Creek Farms is a top agritourism destination in Michigan that offers alpaca sales, boarding, a 4-H group, interactive tours, and a gift shop full of alpaca products handmade by artisans in Michigan and Peru. Each weekend, Jason, Rebecca, and Hunter welcome visitors to the farm to experience the unique world of alpacas.
From interactive tours and alpaca selfies to purchasing products or your own started herd, the Gill family is eager to introduce you to their herd of 50+ alpacas and their llama Lucy. Book your tour to meet Attie, Faith, Indie, Leviticus, and the rest of the alpaca family.