Winter is a time of peace at AFR. A time to sit by the fire and talk, read and play cards. Enjoy games? Get ready for ping-pong and a variety of board games. If you love the outdoors, winter is the time to walk along the retreat grounds, go on hikes nearby, or soak at the hot springs in town. Can't decide? Let us arrange a massage for you at the retreat.
Spring is an exciting time at AFR! The chickens are starting to lay eggs again, the flowers and pollinators are coming up, and we're planting herbs and other annuals. BIG NEWS: this spring, a new coop for our chickens, and more apothecary plants for our garden, enjoyed by bees, butterflies and you!
Summer! Time for hiking, berry-picking, and playing outdoor games, such as volleyball or badminton. At night, have a BBQ or sit by the fire pit or see a movie in town. In town, enjoy a true West Virginia farmer's market, or one of the many festivals, movies and events all season. We'll provide fresh eggs from our chickens and herbs you can pick for cooking. No matter what, take time to relax, close your eyes, and swing from our hammock.
No wonder AFR is so busy in the fall! The leaves are gorgeous, the weather perfect and the retreat is in the middle of it all. Want to explore? Lots of orchards are ready for visiting and the hiking couldn't be better. Perfect time to light up the firepit. Should the nights get colder...light up the wood burning stove inside.
COMING THIS SPRING!!
A lovely wood burning stove, part of our upgrade to the Studio, just yards from the main house. Sleeps three - big windows, lots of room for writing, painting, thinking and sharing!
New CHICKEN COOP!! And another round of chicks.