History of Sweetwater Farm
Sweetwater Farm is Experience Learning’s center for small and sustainable farming programming, located in Sugar Grove, WV. It is a 565-acre property that is currently home to an 1800s farmhouse, barn and outbuildings, as well as a more modern and equipped community center. It will serve as the main campus for our farm-based education programs. The property is nestled into a bowl-shaped valley along the rim of the Shenandoah valley. It adjoins the 1.8 million acres of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests and contains its own micro-watershed, including several springs, a network of old roads and an area of volcanic activity called an igneous intrusion.
What Guests are Saying:
This place feels very special and unique. We had a magical visit. Keep in mind, it’s basically camping but with the extra fun of sleeping in a cozy wooden yurt. We were very warm inside despite LOTS of snow. – Elizabeth, overnight guest
An unforgettable night in a deeply remote part of WV, our little yurt had just the right balance of rustic and amenities. We were warmly received by the staff, despite arriving late. Checkout in the morning was casual; no one was in any hurry to get rid of us. If you’re looking for a high country adventure without totally roughing it, this is it! – guest from Silver Spring, MD
This is the kind of place you come to and never want to leave so you keep coming back again and again. You couldn’t ask for a more perfect area to be in as there is soo much to do and plenty of great people to point you in the right direction. The yurts are such comforting structures and they are situated on land that will bring you back to life. – Jenn from Baltimore, MD
We love the simplicity of the yurt, just a bed in a yurt. It makes for great sleeping. Just being there makes you a healthier, happier person. – Joyce