Camp & Breakfast

Convenient to Charleston and I-79, Sassafras Farm, home of Chickens in the Road, is located in wild and wonderful Roane County, West Virginia. Camp amongst the scenic pastures and woods. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a real working farm, complete with an assortment of friendly farm animals and a big red barn. One full RV hookup is also available. Hike the trails, or bring your own horses and ride. Hay wagon rides and pony rides may also be arranged (in advance).

Have an intimate experience for two or bring a small group. Each camp/RV site rental includes a free full farm breakfast served in the Studio at Sassafras Farm, access to the nature trails and petting zoo, and a guided farm tour. Restroom and shower facilities are available, as well as cell service and internet. Lunch and dinner service may be arranged at an extra charge and must be scheduled in advance. You may also schedule a private workshop during your stay–choose from breadbaking, preserving, cheesemaking, soapmaking, or candlemaking. Workshops are open to all ages and must be scheduled in advance. Lunch is provided to workshop participants. If bringing horses, a turn-out pasture or stalls will be provided.

Camping at Sassafras Farm is available for small groups only. Reduced prices for camp sites and workshops are available for educational/children’s groups. If interested in bringing an educational/children’s group, please fill out a Camp & Breakfast Rental Request and I will be in touch with you to discuss your group’s needs and discount.

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

If registering for a camp/RV site, detailed directions will be provided to you as part of your registration materials. Sassafras Farm is located in southern Roane County, West Virginia, between Clendenin and Walton. If traveling north on I-79, it is approximately 8 miles from I-79 via the Clendenin exit (exit 19), and is accessed from State Highway 119 and Amma Road. If traveling south on I-79, it is approximately 8 miles from I-79 via the Amma exit (exit 25), and is accessed from Amma Road.

Smoking is only permitted in limited locations on the farm. Alcoholic beverages are restricted to wine/beer. Firearms are not allowed. Not all dates are available and space is limited.

Find things to do in West Virginia at these sites:
West Virginia Tourism
West Virginia State Parks and Forests
Charleston, WV at Yahoo Travel

Camp & Breakfast Rental Packages

Camp/RV site check-in is at 2 p.m on day of arrival with check-out at 10 a.m. on day of departure. Private workshops for campers are not available during CITR scheduled events. Camp/RV site rentals are available from May 1 to November 1 each year.

Camp site rental: $15 per night, per person
RV site rental: $25 per night, per person
Prepared meal service: $0/person per breakfast, $8/person per lunch, $12/person per supper
Three-hour workshop: $55 per person
Hay wagon rides: $25 per hour
Pony rides: $25 per hour

To find out if a camp/RV site is available for your selected date(s), submit a Camp & Breakfast Rental Request. No deposit is due at this time. You will be notified if your date is available and, if so, be provided additional information and a rental contract to complete your registration. Payment in full is due at time of rental registration to hold your reservation. A cancellation fee of 25 percent will be charged if you cancel any time prior to 72 hours before check-in. If you cancel less than 72 hours before check-in or are a no-show, no refunds are provided.

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