Tucked into the rolling hills of Old Mission Peninsula is a spark of new life - a way of living that many people in today's modern world never have a chance to experience. We can hear about it from our Grandparents....maybe even our own Mom or Dad but few of us actually choose a life style of up at dawn, done at ....well, who knows when. When it's done, right? This way of living, for most, is something that exists in obscurity and has faded away like the green on a fall leaf. Gone to make way for bigger cities, faster cars and the search for better Chinese Food. Jane & Mark Garrett have chosen raising and breeding Alpacas as a way to bring beauty to their already amazing surroundings and warm the hearts of all who visit. Raising Alpacas is also a business that affords the many perks of living this lifestyle. We hope to provide insight into the beauty of alpacas and also to be informative in the care and feeding and business aspect of sharing our lives with these wonderful creatures. Feel free to browse our website and contact us if you have questions or to arrange a viewing of the growing herd of Suri Alpacas at Gateway Ranch, Traverse City Michigan.