Hipcamp host Paige M.
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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. Pitch your 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. 



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. Pitch your 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. 

Hike with our llamas, or bring your own horses and walk on our wooded trails (llama hikes and horse stalls are available at extra charge - just ask).

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. 

Each site offers something special or may have restrictions. Please read the following descriptions before making your choice. If you are not sure which site to book, please ask.

Site 1. This site sits next to our larger pond and under a beautiful maple tree. The view across the pond sweeps across our crop field and offers a great spot to watch the sun rise. If you're lucky, you catch a glimpse of the resident otters.  Hammocks may be hung from the stronger limbs.  Please take care not to damage the tree. Larger RVs are not permitted at this site. Small tow campers are fine.

Site 2 and Site 3. If star gazing is what you seek, these two sites are your best options (although there's no bad spot). They're located on the top of our open hay field with no trees. There is full access to big sky with little light pollution. Due to the lack of trees, these sites can be quite hot in mid-summer. Bring adequate shade with you.  Site 2 overlooks the larger pond. Site 3 is located closer to the barn. In late May, you'll be surrounded by fireflies.  Larger RVs are not permitted at this site. Small tow campers are fine.

Site 4. Located next to the show barn, this site has the closest access to water and the restroom. There is plenty of space for larger groups with multiple tents. The ground is fairly level.  If you are traveling in an RV, fifth wheel or tow-behind camper and require access to electricity, book this spot. Be sure to have at least 50' of cord to access our 30 amp hook up. There's also access to a 110 outlets. 

* If you are booking multiple sites but would like to camp together, choose from 2, 3 and 4. These three locations can accommodate two to three camps sites together. 

Site 5. This location has restrictions. Due to the close proximity to our llama pasture, we do not permit children or dogs at this site.  It is a quiet spot with trees and a open view of our llamas when they're grazing. Hammocks can be hung here. It is the furthest from the bathroom and other campers. RVs are not permitted in the location. Small campers are fine.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
5 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Generators allowed
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 40ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Paige a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Off road biking on our trails, or cycling on local back roads.


Pond available for fishing.


Light hiking available on our trails.

Horseback riding

Horses welcome. Trails and stalls available. Contact host for details.


Nearby rivers and lakes.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Llama Paradise at Lower Sherwood in Virginia.


Two small ponds on the property. Ruritan Lake is 15 minutes away.

River, stream, or creek

A short walk to the Hardware river, and 12 minutes from the James River


We're one of the largest llama farms in Virginia - Farm tours are available to all of our guests.


Driveway is gravel, and may have blind spots or rough conditions depending on time of year.


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Hipcamper jonathan
Jonathan C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 6th, 2018

The short 20 minute drive from Charlottesville was so picturesque. Passing several vineyards and an apple orchid.. They all had tastings and peaceful views of old american rolling hill farmland. Very unique and stunning landscape. Then we got to Llama Paradise. We drove past the Big brown open barn[where we suppose to wait for our hosts!!!]. The farm is beautiful. The Llamas and horses were so well cared for they seem to leap about at sight of humans. Ours hosts felt like old family. They were very warm and made sure we had everything we wanted/needed. The campsite was very private, very little light pollution. We saw the Milky way. The farm was so quiet. But for the frog croaks and bird songs. The bathroom and open barn made everything smooth and easy. If you are looking to escape the busy circuit board of fast modern life this is the place. {bug spray/long pants at night} little gnats, not mosquito. They were not brutal, but abundant after dark.

Hipcamper Andy
Andy W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 12th, 2019

This was our first experience with HipCamp and only our 3rd experience at a private camp site, so we had some trepidations. However, we were very pleased with our experience. The sites were spacious and beautiful. A clean restroom was nearby. And our hosts were very hospitable. Be advised that the two campsites in the field provide no shade, so bring cover; the heat index was above 100* while there and we were not prepared with our little tent. On the second day, we were able to move to lower site by the pond which was almost perfect. I say almost because there was a lot of poison ivy on the ground which the owners appear to be trying their best to combat, but I inevitably ended up with some around my ankles. If the ivy was eradicated, it would be hands down the best site I have EVER camped at. We woke up to otters playing in the pond, butterflies and dragonflies landing on us, frogs hopping around us, and just the most picturesque scene with the water, field and sky. The location of the farm is ideal to use as a home base to explore nearby wineries, the James River and Scottsville which is small but has some unique places to stop at.

Hipcamper Patricia

Awesome stay!!!!

Patricia W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
May 30th, 2019

Cannot thank Paige, Steven, Creighton, the pup gang (Ursa, Mack, Lilou) and the llama crew for such a special stay. The site by the pond is beautiful and is in the shade of a large tree. Our dog enjoyed swimming in the pond. Our girls had a blast meeting all the animals on the property and walking the trails. We highly recommend the add-on llama walk.

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Hipcamper Chad
Chad G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
June 14th, 2020

Decided to camp at the Llama farm with some friends for the weekend. It exceeded all of my expectations! The grounds were kept tidy around the camp spots, the bathroom was great and the Llamas were amazing! Also, the host(s) were very friendly and fun people. Able to answer all of our questions about the animals. This is a great place to escape the city and enjoy the simple things in life-stargazing, wildlife, and good company. We definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Almeena


Almeena S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
June 17th, 2020

Very welcoming people!! Gave us a tour around their barn with their goats, alpacas, and llamas as well as their llama merchandise! 10/10 recommend! Bathroom was clean too and there was warm water- easily can wash yourself in a bathing suit!

Hipcamper Kavious

Exceeded all expectations

Kavious M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
June 19th, 2020

This was a spontaneous camping trip with a few friends to get away from the constant onset of COVID-19. It was a phenomenal relief. Lower Sherwood is a very unique camping experience complemented by beautiful scenery and both Llamas and Alpacas! The host(s) were very welcoming and accomodating and we got far more from this trip than anticipated. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

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Hipcamper Loryn

Camping at a llama farm is cool!!!

Loryn P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
July 15th, 2020

We went camping at a the farm a couple weeks ago (site 5). It was so incredible! Serenity exuded from every direction. Each morning we awoke to a field of vibrant wildflowers and otters swimming for their breakfast. We got to pet llamas, sit by the campfire all night, and we even slept in a hammock under the stars. It was truly an amazing experience, and above all, relaxing. Our hosts were extremely hospitable and I highly recommend Llama Paradise at Lower Sherwood Farm to anyone who wants to get away. A++ 💯

In one direction was a beautiful field of flowers. In the other, a lovely little body of water (but no mosquitos 🤷‍♀️). You can see the llamas hanging out in the field across the pond in the evenings.Our view of the lake/pond at site 5. We saw otters both mornings 🦦
Hipcamper Amelia
Amelia H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 20th, 2020

Highly recommend Lower Sherwood Farm! It was a beautiful weekend getaway. The hosts are welcoming and accommodating to all our needs. The llamas, alpacas, and goats make this campsite a unique find. It definitely will not disappoint!

Hipcamper Leslie
Leslie C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 5th, 2018

Beautiful and unique farm with more than I had expected. The llamas were an obvious draw but the scenery, sounds of nature and great company were as memorable. Very quite and private. Clear skies with shooting stats were a plus! Will definitely return for a longer stay and go on a llama trek when temperatures drop. Hostess and host were extremely accommodating yet respectful of privacy. Many thanks - Lee, Ellie and Julie (and Rango)

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