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Come to the wild and wonderful hills! In-depth retreats, one-day workshops, farm tours, camping, farm parties, and other special events take place at Sassafras Farm, home of Chickens in the Road, located in Roane County, West Virginia. Milk a cow, make cheese, card wool, cook old-fashioned soap, can up a storm, or just step into the storybook. It’s all waiting for you here.

For information about upcoming retreats and workshops, see the Retreats & Workshops page. Events are open for registration now!

Interested in a camp site rental at Sassafras Farm? Click here for Camp & Breakfast information.

To reserve the Studio at Sassafras Farm for your event (meetings, parties, weddings) or for kitchen rental, visit the Studio page.

See the Sassafras Farm Gallery page for photos from the farm.

If traveling from outside the area, see the Suggested Accommodations page for accommodation and travel info.

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The Slanted Little House

"It was a cold wintry day when I brought my children to live in rural West Virginia. The farmhouse was one hundred years old, there was already snow on the ground, and the heat was sparse-—as was the insulation. The floors weren’t even, either. My then-twelve-year-old son walked in the door and said, “You’ve brought us to this slanted little house to die." Keep reading our story....

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