Bell House Alpacas


David & Ruth Nye
18119 York Rd.
Parkton, MD. 21120

Bell House Alpacas

We purchased our farm to grow organic vegetables. Initially we used composted horse manure to fertilize the gardens. Then we discovered alpacas! We still grow veggies, but now we use alpaca manure. Alpacas became our main love and endeavor.

This is our 15 th year as alpaca farmers!!! Our downsized herd of 8 alpacas carry champion bloodlines from herdsires like Mr. Pennsylvania and Jeronimo. We are still downsizing, but will continue to provide first class service before and after the sale.

Our farm store will continue to offer alpacas products through the end of 2020. Please note that open dates and hours have changed. Yarn and roving from our animals in natural and hand-dyed colors, as well as alpaca sweaters and accessories for women, men and children are available in the store.

The Bell House Story

History Galore! Our house was built in 1792. It was a one day’s couch ride from downtown Baltimore, for travelers heading north to York, Pennsylvania and beyond. At day’s end, the coaches would arrive at the Gunpowder River, at the bottom of the hill. The horses were usually too tired to pull the coach further. A large bell resided at the bottom of the hill for travelers to request assistance. The owner of our house took draft horses down to pull the coach up the hill. The travelers would find lodging in the old Wiseburg Inn across the road, while the horses rested in our barn overnight, before continuing their journey the next morning. Hence, we live in what was once called "The Bell House".

Located in Parkton Maryland, in Baltimore County, our farm is a short drive from Baltimore, Timonium, and Hunt Valley, Maryland, as well as locations in southern Pennsylvania.

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