Enjoy complete serenity on 95 acres that's only 25 minutes from downtown Charlottesville. Lower Sherwood Farm is a privately-owned working llama farm with rolling pastures and glimpses of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Lower Sherwood Farm is steeped in history, with activity on the site dating back to before the American Revolution.
The farm has been owned and operated by Paige McGrath and her family since 1986. They chose llamas because they wanted to raise an animal that wasn't intended for slaughter. Specializing in show and breeding stock, Paige has produced some of the nations top llamas, and has since branched out into yarns, llama treks and other specialized agritourism activities. Steven joined the farm in 2017, and continues to run the farm after Paige passed away from cancer in 2022.
Campers can pitch their tent in our hay fields, and enjoy access to our three-season show barn with bathroom, and hot and cold running water available from our well. You can hike with our llamas, or bring your own horses and walk on our wooded trails
Be prepared for big sky: If you're lucky, you'll get a cloud-free night with virtually no light pollution. Great stargazing!
Scottsville (and the James River) and Monticello are 15 minutes away; The University of Virginia, and downtown Charlottesville are 25 minutes; Wintergreen Resort is an hour away.
Lots of great wineries, cideries and breweries within 15 minutes.
The perfect location for a fun family outing or a romantic getaway.
Charlottesville, Virginia, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Steven H.Joined in March 2018
499 ratings · 398 reviews
June 26, 2022
Hay Field - Site 3
We were only able to stay for 1 night, but this was the perfect choice- thank you Steven for being so accommodating! We had our 3 year old with us and there was so much for him to do here- from visiting (and hugging) the llamas, to walking trails, riding his balance bike, throwing the Frisbee around, watching hummingbirds. Everything we could possibly need was right there (to include firewood & bathrooms). Our site was easy to set up & especially beautiful in the evening. Honestly it was the perfect camping experience! Thank you for being such an amazing host :-)
June 25, 2022
Hay Field - Site 2
Llama Paradise is the Best 🦙
We love it at Llama Paradise! We went in the fall and couldn’t wait to get back! It’s beautiful there and the sites we stayed are private and scenic. Steven is very nice, helpful and is always available by text. We love taking Llama walks and meeting the llamas the next day too!
June 22, 2022
Otter Pond - Site 1
Steven was helpful and answered all of our questions about the llamas and the farm! The site was beautiful and we would love to come back in the future.
June 20, 2022
Show Barn - Site 4
Pajama Llama: Camping on Llama Farm
TheNatureBus.com traveled from Virginia Beach, VA to camp overnight and go on the llama trekking experience. Steven is a SUPER HOST, so kind, knowledgeable about the llamas and passionate about sharing his love of these animals. This experience exceeded our expectations! Highly recommend adding this to your life’s bucket list!!
June 20, 2022
Otter Otter Pond - Site 5
Llama Paradise Indeed
We had an amazing time camping in Llama Paradise! Steven very kindly gave us a tour of the property and we got to meet the llamas up close! The sky was clear for amazing stargazing and our spot by the lake was beautiful. Wonderful escape and experience.
June 18, 2022
Otter Pond - Site 1
Tranquility under a Maple Tree
Everything about this place is great! I stayed at site #1: the otter pond with the maple tree.
If you are camping in the summer and don’t like direct sunlight or are heat averse I highly recommend this spot bc the shade does help with the temperatures.
The camp site is awesome and Steven is super welcoming and a reliable and quick communicator. He made us feel right at home and I loved that he was so happy to share his knowledge about llamas with me!
Like Steven says in the description, the show barn has a bathroom with a sink and a toilet - I just drove there from the site even though it was pretty close to avoid the heat. *bring a bathing suit so you can experience the joy or showering in the llama bathing stand. Seriously worth the experience haha!
The location is great too. It’s a 20 mins winding drive to Charlottesville which has tons of restaurants and stores and pretty much everything you might need.
I am very much looking forward to coming back here in the fall when the weather isn’t so hot and taking part in a llama hike!!