Meetings, Retreats, Team Building in the Virginia Blue Ridge at Graves

Warm Winter Retreat with Fireplaces for a Cozy Country Meeting by Shenandoah Park in Blue Ridge

Where Are We?
Syria, VA. In heart of Blue Ridge, right next to Shenandoah National Park on Rose River.

. . .  Washington DC - 2 hrs, 92 miles
. . .  Charlottesville - 1 hr, 38 miles
. . .  Richmond - 2 hrs, 95 miles
. . .  Charleston WV, Raleigh -Chapel Hill-Durham 4.25 hrs

What Are We Like?

1100 Acres of Blue Ridge Forest and Meadows - a working farm and orchards

3 Lodges with meeting spaces
16 Cabins

- as many deer, foxes, turkies, bear, cattle, and apple trees as you can find

The Facts

Isolated Focus

In Rose Valley by the Blue Ridge, - nearest town (very small)  is 10 miles, yet we are near Washington DC for meetings and retreats.

Quasi Disconnected with Limited cell - only available through Internet to Cell/Cell to Internet connection (not hard to set up and usually automated through phone settings.

Modest - not fancy
Country style. We are not luxury. No spa or golf course here. Rather hiking, fishing, riding, monopoly, camp-fires, s'mores, local music, and front porch rocking chair life.

Accommodations, again modest, not fancy
 - 55 Lodge Rooms with 36 double queens and 17 kings or two twins

- 16 Cabins - log cabins to farmhouses - from 1 bedroom to 8

Meeting Spaces - 17
14 Indoor Total SF 9500 - boardrooms. Break out and general

2 Outdoor/Indoor SF - 8000 picnic pavilions and surround along the river

1 Outdoor "special event site" 40,000 SF plus parking for 2000 cars in adjoining fields

Team Building  by Andy Nichols
Indoor and/or outdoor training locations.

Andy will build exactly to the group's goals, time allotment, and budget.

Types Of Meeting Packages that we have
 - Day Meeting Package
 - Overnight Meeting Package
 - Build Your Own Meeting
with our team's assistance
 - Shannon Minton, Director of Sales
 - Missy Graves - Sales and Detailer
 - Barbara Waga - Sales and Detailer
 - Gail  - Catering & Conference Services

Food and Beverage Services

In Main Lodge restaurant spaces - public or private room

Family style southern fare, large communal tables

Catered meals in the meeting spaces

Cook-outs by fire-pit or horse ride and hay wagon trip to 1 mile distant chuck-wagon cook-out. Horse rides before and after dinner.

Off-site -

Meal and wine tasting, off premise at our neighbor DuCard Vineyard.

All there is to do

Hikes - led or self-directed

Nature hike or show & tell around the fire

Scavenger hunt - nature based

Horse-back Trail rides

Horsemanship work-shop

Fishing on own or with guide mentorship

Rods and Reel to borrow.

Fly fishing workshop

Catfish - fishing at the pond - after dinner with bon-fire.

Rose Valley Music night with local talent around the fireplace or fire-pit with s'mores

Vineyard trip - just 2 1/2 miles over the ridge. Tour of vineyard and vats with wine-makers, in season can do a work period in the vines, taste the vintages.

Outdoor seasonal pool - a huge one, Jr Olympic.

In-doors activities - we are old school. Just people interacting.

Monopoly tournament

Jig-saw puzzle tournament

Clue tournament

Soap making

Wine tasting while creating your own landscape watercolor

Wine tasting - with DuCard Vineyards

Beer tasting with Beer Hound craft brewers


Proximity to Northern VA, DC, MD, Much of VA, Northern WV

Map location in VA/DC/WV area for Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges

Giving Back to Our Communities
We donate to and provide training support for Girl and Boy Scouts - the "Scouts", youth sports in Madison and Culpeper, Future Farmers of America - local chapters and East Central Regions Coast, Virginia Soil and Water Conservation, The Farm Bureau, Camp Unakite with Boys and Girls Club of Madison, Tour de Madison bike races, and University of Virginia Baseball and Basketball Teams.

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