Rivendell Alpacas

Jill & Gordon Muirhead | 9N942 Dittman Road | Elgin, IL 60124 | Phone: (630)715-7895

Welcome To Rivendell Alpacas

Our Herd

Crystal and Rowan came back with us from California. Then Crystal had a cria, and Rowan had a cria, and we bought Summer, and Summer had a cria. Now we have other alpacas. They would all like to meet you.

Hats, Scarves, Etc.

We shear the alpacas once a year, and Jill makes felted hats and slippers and mittens from their fleece. She weaves scarves from 100% alpaca yarn. She also conducts half-day workshops where you can make your own hats and slippers and mittens, and learn the craft of felting. More

About Alpacas

They originate from Peru and Bolivia and Chile, in the South American Andes mountains. Their fleece is warmer and softer than wool. They eat grass hay. Their gestation period is just over 11 months. They’re related to camels. More

Alpacas For Sale

We’ve been building our alpaca herd and trading animals with other alpaca owners for several years, and now we’re offering the results of several breeding programs for sale. Call us for prices, package deals, and special offers.

Schedule of Events:

Wisconsin Alpaca and Fiber Fest - April 27th and 28th, 2024
Alliant Center, Madison Wisconsin

Alpaca Shearfest! - May 27th, 2024 (Memorial Day), 8:00 - 3:00

Rivendell Alpacas


We won’t be participating in National Alpaca Farm Days this year on the last weekend in September.  But you can call to set up a personal tour any time.

Plan to include us in your Christmas shopping!  The Farm Store is open.  Please stop by.  It’s best to give us a call first to make sure we’re home.

You can create your own event by giving us a call. We’re always open for tours!

The farm from across the field

Hats, slippers, scarves and more - all made by Jill from the fleece of our alpacas.

© Gordon Muirhead 2013