Recently we stayed at a working alpaca ranch in southern Oregon!
The owners, Renate and Richard Gyuro, graciously hosted us at Alpacas at Lone Ranch for two nights. We spent one day there exploring the charms and perils of nearby Ashland and the other on the ranch, among three dozen impossibly adorable alpacas. It was one week until shearing, so these cuties still sported their winter coats.
Alpacas are usually stand-offish, but Kimaree was especially sociable, allowing us to scritch and pet her. She was a living blanket, luxurious and warm, placid and patient.
Pictures can’t capture all of the cuteness of these walking stuffed animals, but it’s a start:
Bonus cuteness overload video!