OUR STORY

2nd Generation Family Farm

Beth's parents, Bob and Nelda Lovelace bought what is now Heritage Farm in 1956. Bob's passion was Herford Cattle and what are now alpaca pastures are where his beloved cattle grazed. The Federal style brick farmhouse dates back to the late 1800's and has undergone some renovations over the years but the solid walnut woodwork remains and the character of the old house is strong. This picture was taken in 1910 when the farm was owned by the Rodkey family.

House 1910_sm (1).jpg

ABOUT HERITAGE FARM

Tim & Beth took over the farm in 1998 and named it Heritage Farm to honor their rich agricultural heritage. We wanted to main our property as a working farm, but were looking for non-traditional livestock to raise. That is when we discovered alpacas. We bought our first small herd in 2003 and have raising these wonderful creatures since. Besides running a successful livestock business our focus over the years has been to preserve the historic look of the farm and create an environment were our guests can enjoy the rural Indiana landscape of cornfields, meadows, forests and wetlands.  With that in mind, we invite you to visit for a 90 minute tour, an overnight stay, booking an event or participating in one of our regularly scheduled events. Whatever the nature of your visit we promise to do our best to make it memorable!

ABOUT HERITAGE FARM

TimBeth.jpg

VALUING THE PAST,

BUILDING THE  FUTURE

Our Mission

We live by our motto of valuing the rich heritage of our past while building into future generations by providing an environment where our guests can experience the enjoyment of rural living and the appreciation of farming and nature.

Our Philosophy

We want to have a wonderful stay at Heritage Farm. Our Farm is your home away from home for however long you are staying and we hope you'll be relaxed, comfortable and happy.

Our Faith

Our Christian faith is important to us. We have been so richly blessed with this farm and we believe that sharing it with others is what God has called us to do. We strive to show God's love to our guests by exceeding their needs and expectations and by inviting them to enjoy his beautiful creation - the sunsets, farm animals and natural landscape of the farm. 

We abide by what it says in the Bible in 1 Peter 4:9-10 "Cheerfully share your home with those who need a place to stay. God has given each of us a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another." We will do our best to serve you well during your visit.

In Proverbs 11:25 we are also called to "refresh others" so we truly hope you find refreshment during your stay here.

OUR AFFILIATIONS

We are proud to support the alpaca industry by being active members of the following organizations.  Both Tim and Beth have served as officers in the Suri Network and Indiana Alpaca Association. Beth has served on several AOA committees and is a recipient of the Shinning Star award for exceptional volunteerism. 

aoa-proud-member_edited.jpg

Alpaca Owners Association

AOA

Vision is for a recognized and sustainable North American alpaca industry for alpaca owners, alpaca breeders, and those who design, produce, and sell alpaca related products and services.

sn_logo_4to3.jpg

Suri Network

Suri Breed Association

Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Suri Alpaca.

IAA_4to3.jpg

Indiana Alpaca Association

IAA

Serving Indiana alpaca owners and enthusiasts as an AOA affiliate.

LOGO%20with%20MOPACA%20only_edited.jpg

Midwest Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association

MOPCA

Serving Midwest Alpaca owners

IBF_4to3.jpg

Indiana Barn Foundation

IBF

The vision of the Indiana Barn Foundation is to raise the awareness of threatened Indiana barns, to increase public and private support of preservation. To encourage the stewardship of historic barns, and to attain significant financial resources to achieve these goals.

farmstayusa_clipped_rev_1.webp

Farm Stay USA Association

Meet Accreditation Standards

Heritage Farm is a proud member of the Farm Stay Association.  We adhere to the standards as set forth by the association