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Family Retreats

We are open for Family Retreats through the Fall and Winter retreat season. The Farmhouse and Cabin Village are open weekly, Thursday to Monday. Book at least 14 days in advance - health pre-screening is required for all participants.  Spaces are limited and first come, first served.

NEW! Coming Soon! We're preparing The Loft for family and small groups as well. The Loft is a full living space above the Office, with two queen bedrooms and a study with a futon. It is the perfect space for a family weekend getaway, personal retreat, or creative retreat. The Loft has central heat and air conditioning on its own system, a fully equipped kitchen, a large deck, and the fastest Wi-Fi that Caroline Furnace has to offer. Contact us to pre-book for the fall/winter.


Learn more and check weekend availability here:

Family retreats are for family groups of 10 or less. We welcome groups of greater than 10 as well! See the Group Leader Resources page under the Rental Info tab for group details. 

  • Minimum stay is two nights; maximum four nights (3pm Thursday to 11am Monday)

  • The Farmhouse and Sukkah Village are optional no-contact retreat spaces.


Farmhouse ($200-250 per night, equipped with A/C*)

  • *Cost is a flat rate of $200 per night for 1-6 people, or $250 for 7-10 people

  • Wi-Fi is provided. You can continue to work and study remotely while on retreat.

  • You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen; only ingredients are needed. Bed linens and towels are provided.


Cabin Village ($200-250 per night, meals included*)

  • *Cost is a flat rate of $200 per night for 1-6 people, or $250 for 7-10 people, +$50 for A/C (Cabin 7 & 8)

  • Wi-Fi is provided. You can continue to work and study remotely while on retreat. 

  • Bathhouse shower times are scheduled by family. 


Sukkah Village ($50 per night*)

  • *Cost is a flat rate of $50 per night for 1-6 people, or $75 for 7-10 people

  • You may choose tent camping or RV camping (no RV hookups -regular 110v power available)

  • Camping stoves allowed; a fire circle and firewood is also available

  • The pavilion and one side of the bathhouse will be open.


Meals (+$20-35 per meal, per family)

  • For Farmhouse and Sukkah Village groups: add $20 per breakfast or lunch, $25 per dinner for up to 6 people; add an additional $10 per meal for 7-10 people

  • Breakfast 8:00am, Lunch 12:30pm, Dinner 5:30pm

  • Meals are provided by outdoor take-out or by delivery to your cabin porch/lodging space.

  • Bag lunches are available if you are traveling off-site.


Staff-led Activities (+$50 per day / for two activities)

  • You may choose from 1 to 3 days of staff-led activities. Plan for 1 to 1.5 hours per activity. 

  • At least one adult must participate in each staff-activity and is expected to provide supervision.

  • 6+ feet of distancing is required. If this isn’t realistic (first aid), our staff will wear a mask/gloves.

  • Pick Two (per day): Archery, Canoeing, Creekwalking, CDC/low ropes, Fishing, History Hike, Swimming

*If this is cost prohibitive for you but your family would still like to come on retreat, please contact us. We want to do everything we can to support you during this time.


We encourage you to follow guidelines and updates shared by the CDC, VDH, and Governor Northam’s office - wash your hands thoroughly and regularly, avoid touching your face, follow the recommended personal distance of 6ft, and to avoid non-essential travel and stops at businesses. Consult your doctor if you are considered to be high risk. Most importantly, stay home if you are showing symptoms of illness or may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Staff are on site and can be reached by radio. There is a stationary two-way radio in each space. The Farmhouse has a landline phone and Wi-Fi, and a landline phone and Wi-Fi are available in the Cabin Village in case of emergency.

To Book: 

  1. Email* julie@carolinefurnace.org to reserve your retreat space.

  2. We’ll send you a booking agreement and request a 30% deposit payment. Confirm your booking by returning the signed agreement (email or mail) and paying your deposit, either by mailed check or calling to pay by credit card over the phone.

  3. Your balance must be paid in full either before your retreat or upon arrival. We will send a reminder prior to your retreat. 

  4. Health pre-screening is required and will be sent to you upon confirmation of your booking. Pre-screening must begin 14 days prior to your arrival. 

Questions? Contact Us!

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2239 Camp Roosevelt Road

Fort Valley, VA 22652

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