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Mini Highland & Valais Sheep Farm Visits

Visits to the farm are by appointment only. The only way we book a visit is by submitting a request via the the link below. Once we have received your request we will reach out to you via our email, info@cyrusridge.com, to finalize your tour details!

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We offer two unique Farm tours that will give you the opportunity to learn more about our operation here at Cyrus Ridge Farm. 

Just for fun:

Want to see, feed, interact, and take photos of fluffy cows?  This tour is for you!

 

  • Enjoy the scenery and see these beautiful and majestic animals up close and personal!

  • Meet our breeding stock of Scottish Highlands, and feed them treats provided by our farm.

  • Learn about the Mini Scottish Highland breed

  • Interact with the calves *when available*, and Valais Blacknose Sheep 

  • Take all the photos and videos with your phones, your hearts desire, to share with friends and family! 

  • This tour is typically 45 minutes long.

Business Adventure:

Want to do all the "fun" things and learn everything you can about starting your own adventure?  This tour is for you!

  • Includes all of the "Just for fun" options.

  • Have the opportunity to ask any and all questions you have regarding starting your own mini Highland farm, raising or breeding miniature Highlands and/or Valais Blacknose Sheep. 

  • See our facilities, equipment, and the current farm layout. 

  • We are an open book and will share what we have found, through trial and error, to be the most efficient and helpful to "get the job done". 

  • This tour is typically 1.5 hours long to allow you the time needed to really pick our brains.

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What you need to know!

Please read before booking

Our farm tours are relatively simple:

  • We only collect payment through our own stripe account, the link will be provided once we email you.  We will not accept payment through cashapp, venmo, zelle, etc. This is to prevent scammers from attempting to "book a tour" with you using our farm name. 

  • We have fenced pathways creating a horseshoe shape through 7 different paddocks or fields, which give our guests the opportunity to see, and interact with the Scottish Highland cattle, and Valais Sheep no matter what field they are occupying.

  • This design also allows us to easily rotate our Highlands for optimized grazing, and on occasion you may even get to join in on the fun of moving them from one field to another.  ​​

  • Tours typically last approx. 45 minutes. (Business adventures are approx. 90 minutes)

  • This is our personal farm, please be respectful in all areas. 

  •  We do not have public restrooms. ​

  • Please park by the black gazebo when you arrive.​

  • Early arrivals are fine, but we may be finishing another tour or project. We will meet you at the gazebo as soon as we are available. You are welcome to hang out in the gazebo until we connect. ​

  • The tour involves about a ¼ mile walk through hilly terrain and grass pathways. The fencing is electric, so do not touch the wires. ​

  • On this tour, we will make every effort to let you feed treats to the cows, have hands on interaction with the calves *when available* and sheep, and take lots of selfie's and videos.  ​

  • We generally do not go inside any of the paddocks with our adult highlands.  This is for the safety of both you and our Highlands.  

  • We cannot control the mood of the animals, so no guarantees on the level of interaction they will allow.

  • Photos and videos are for personal use only. No commercial use.  ​

  • This is a farm. You’ll likely encounter loud animals, the freshest urine or poop imaginable, slimy slobber, and visual lessons on procreation. Please dress accordingly.​

  • Children aged 18 and under must be under the supervision of an adult. 

  • Due to diseases and insurance we can not allow any outside pets on the farm.  If you need to bring them along, you are welcome to park in the shade or leave your car running for them. 

  • Also, we have no public restrooms

  • Plan to leave here a little dirty, with some slobber on your pants, and your heart filled with lots of love!

  • The only way we book our farm tours is by submitting a request via the the link below. Once we have received your request we will reach out to you via our email, info@cyrusridge.com, to finalize your tour details!

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Price:

Just For Fun

$100 Monday-Thursday*

$125 Friday-Sunday*

 

  • The tour fee covers your entire group up to 8 people. $15/person after your initial 8.

  • Tours typically last approx. 45 minutes.   

  • We only collect payment through our own stripe account, and will not accept payment through cashapp, venmo, zelle, etc. This is to prevent scammers from attempting to "book a tour" with you using our farm name. 

Business Adventure

$300*

  • The tour fee covers your entire group up to 4 people.  $15/person after your initial 4.

  • Tours typically last approx. 90 minutes.

  • We only collect payment through our own stripe account, and will not accept payment through cashapp, venmo, zelle, etc. This is to prevent scammers from attempting to "book a tour" with you using our farm name. 

If you would like to visit our farm and the Mini Scottish Highland cattle, please fill out the form below and we will reach out to you via our email (info@cyrusridge.com) to finalize the details! Additional cup and coaster packages can be purchased at the time of booking for $30.

 

*Please note, tour fees are collected at the time of booking.  This fee is non-refundable but can be transferred to another date if canceled within a 48-hours of the original booking.

Custom Cyrus Ridge Farm Merchandise

Available for purchase

$30.00

 

  • Available to purchase as an add on to your farm tour. 

  • Once we confirm your date and time, you will have the option to purcahse this package at check out.

  • Merch package will come with 1 laser engraved custom 30 oz cup, and two leather coasters. 

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Most people come for the animals and stay for the view!  This is your opportunity to do both! Soak in the amazing beauty that is surrounding our farm, while enjoying some animal therapy. 

Request A Visit With Us

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Thank you for submitting your request. We will be in touch via our email, info@cyrusridge.com, within 24 hours to finialize your tour details. If you do not hear from us please feel free to reach out to us via a phone call. 540-435-5292. Thank you!

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