What you'll do
We'll start with an introduction to the camp farm retreat with an overview story of our mission to support the arts and nature in getaway digital detox experiences. You'll hear a little bit of my story of leaving my job as a tenured graphic design professor to establish this retreat center. You'll meet the donkeys (both standard and minis) and learn about the daily care for them as well as the story of how they came to be a family at the camp. You'll be able to pet them and take photos. There may even be a baby around to love on. Then we'll embark on a walking tour of 5 acres space where you'll get to see the set up of the chicken zones and the raised bed garden. You'll get to watch the peacocks in their aviary and in groups of 2 be able to visit the rabbits that are our studio mates in the art studio. The last leg of the tour is a nature walk on the adjacent 12 acre campground space where you may see pollinators (bees and butterflies) or trails of wild animals and stories of Val's encounter with baby skunks, raccoons, and possum. We will venture down a road trail recently dug out of the bluff down to our riverfront where you can see the Buffalo River. Look close in the water and you'll see little creatures.
- Responsible interactions
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
- Caring expert hosts
Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.
- Diverse animals
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
I am the founder and camp director of a farm stay creativity retreat center in the rural rolling hills of mid-south Tennessee. Animals are a distinct part of the experience whether it be a few hours visit to an extended stay as an artist in residence. The donkeys were added in the fall of 2017 and the peacocks in September 2019. The chickens are another bird species that I fell in love and awe of so there are 3 chicken zones.
Fresh spring water from the well. Yum.
Where you'll be
***This experience is approximately 2 hours drive SW from Nashville near Hohenwald *** You will see sights along the way in this rural area near the historic Natchez Trace Parkway. You will find this camp farm retreat center in the rolling foothills of Appalachia of mid-south Tennessee. On the 17 acres, there is forest, bamboo grove, pasture with native plants for pollinators, garden areas, forest zones, and a bluff road down to the Buffalo river
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. At the end of the tour, we will be going down hill from bluff to river. If it's too much to walk back up, I'll help you with the 4wd. Please make sure to wear closed toed shoes. Long pants and socks are also…
The farm camp retreat is rural so transportation will be needed to get to us. You may decide to book a stay in our lodge so please inquire for that listing. The terrain may be uneven due to the weather, season, or other things that happen in nature.
Donkeys, Peacocks and more in rural TN