Welcome to the retreat

fortune on hotel food, all the while worrying about your kids running off?
We get it!  Been there, done that, didn't like it!
At Crane & Clover you will be our exclusive guests and have the whole 98 acres to yourselves!  We pride ourselves on fussing over the details and creating a special experience you'll never forget.

Have you ever had a retreat feel tarnished because although your day was amazing, you had to return to your hotel by the interstate?  Or you ran away to an artists workshop only to realize you have to sleep in bunkbeds, share a bath and live like a monk in the evening? How about looking forward to your family reunion only to realize you're spread all over a big resort and must spend a 

Luxurious accommodation in a rural setting custom designed for small groups

The entire studio is for your private use 24/7

Here's the plan.  A large open teaching studio with fireplace and full wall of north facing windows.  It will be furnished with easels, tables and chairs, sculpting stands, yoga mats, or whatever you may need. Also housed here is a separate ceramics studio so we can contain the wonderful mess of clay.  I am planning a coffee bar and retail space. I'm hoping to support local artists by providing a place they can offer their art. We will set up the space to your liking and work hard to be sure it's everything your group needs.

Art Studio

What could be more inspiring than designing with flowers on a flower farm?!

Imagine welcoming your students to a working flower farm to create beauty.  You can design your classes to incorporate a field tour, cater a delicious lunch al fresco on the barn porch, bring your own flowers or purchase mine or some combination of both, and maybe finish up with a celebratory champagne.  What a lovely day you could create!  And I'll be here to help you make it happen. Our
12 x 24 studio space can accommodate 10 comfortably however we can set up farm tables and chairs in the center isle and double the space.  Our walk in cooler assures your blooms stay fresh.  You can buy our flowers or bring your own or some combination of both.  We have a 12 bucket flower stand for your use as well if you choose.

Barn Studio

Booking Now!  $110/hr rental. Must allow time for set up and clean up within the time alotted. Included in rental is walk through and tour, set up of tables and chairs as needed, trash hauled away, and cooler cleared and available to your students.

We have designed 3 large yurts each with 3 bedrooms(one shared, 2 private) 3 luxuriously appointed bathrooms with a comfy living room.  There will be coffee/tea set ups and a small fridge in the shared space. Each yurt will be climate controlled and decorated with fine creative touches and antiques. I'll be dropping by each afternoon with a little treat of some sort.  Fluffy towels and robes, local organic soaps, huge sky light, and even an outdoor shower with a woodland view! The 3 yurts will share a courtyard overlooking the lake with a fire pit.  We can accommodate a total of 12 guests overnight.
My goal is to make you feel pampered and yet adventurous at the same time. You will feel like you're camping, enjoying the outdoors but yet, you'll have all the comforts of a fine resort.


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 Just like the yurts, when dining you will be enjoying the great outdoors. However, you won't lack for comfort. Our dining pavilion will have a fireplace, space heaters and drop down wind breaks. In the warmer months, we will have fans and misters to keep you nice and comfortable. For food, it's really all up to you! I will hire caterers to suit your taste and budget. We are building a fabulous kitchen for them to utilize and serve from. If you want a food truck, you got it! An Italian chef to teach a meal with wine pairings? Done! If you are working on a tight budget, it's no problem. Vegan? No problem. We will have a rolodex full of catering options to make your event exactly what you require.

Dining Pavilion

98 acres, completely private, exclusively yours

How to describe this 98 acres of scenic Virginia?  There are miles of hiking trails, hammocks under shade trees, horses to pet, chickens and ducks to play with, a cut flower farm to explore, a 4 acre lake you can fish, campfire rings to enjoy and a big ole lovable dog named Odin.  Pretty nice, right?  And don't forget, we are minutes from the mountains, loads of local wineries, tubing and kayaking local rivers and we are located half way between Richmond and Charlottesville if you crave civilization.