Our family had always been fascinated by alpacas, but it wasn't until 2001 that we decided to bring six of them to our farm. We fell even more in love with these gentle, intelligent, unique creatures. Not only are they the perfect farm animal, but alpacas also have the warmest, softest, most durable fiber known to man.

Wanting to share this incredible fiber with others, The Crystal Lake Alpaca Boutique was officially established on the Nelson Family Farm in the Spring of 2012. The boutique lies within a refurbished barn, and features Northern Michigan rustic appeal using wood harvested from our property.

Today, we have expanded the boutique to a second building on the farm and grown our herd to more than 50 alpacas.

The boutique carries a variety of alpaca products including hats, mittens, scarves, neck warmers, the famous alpaca socks, sweaters, stuffed animals and much more! Our products are wonderful gifts for your friends, loved ones or even to spoil yourself!

Stop in to see our beautiful alpacas and products, or enjoy items on our store website today.

2019 Hours:

  • May 17 - August 31 10am - 5pm
  • September 3 - December 28 11am - 4:30pm

Closed holidays and Sundays