Camping for the Spikenard Summer Festival


As an attendee at one of our events, you have the option to camp overnight at the Sanctuary.

Please see our camping rules below.




Become fully immersed in the serenity of the Sanctuary by camping here on our grounds.  Let the sounds of nature lull you to sleep under the wide-open sky. 

We offer a bath-house, a fire pit (firewood provided), a sink to wash dishes, picnic tables and a beautiful view.  

Camping at the Sanctuary is available to workshop/retreat participants only.  Please read our Camping Agreement for all the details. 

Fee:  $20.00/night

Reservations must be made prior to arrival.  Please email or call 540-745-2153.  

Please thoroughly read our camping agreement below:

REGISTRATION: Reservations must be made prior to camping. Camping at the sanctuary is not for public use — for workshop/retreat participants only! All campers, visitors, and guests must check in with our Farm Manager (or the workshop point person) at the Sanctuary upon arrival and prior to entering the campground, per Virginia State Law.

GATE RULES: The Sanctuary gate must be closed by 6pm, and stay closed after entering/leaving until the morning at 8am.  We need to protect our Sanctuary from deer and bears—an open gate is an open invitation for a bear to our bees, or a deer to our trees!

QUIET HOURS: 10:00PM – 8:00AM

CELL PHONES: Please turn your cell phones OFF or put on Airplane Mode when entering the gardens and apiary.  You may leave your cell phone ON in the camping area.

WIFI:  Free wifi internet is available at several locations in Floyd such as Red Rooster Coffee, Floyd Country Store, or the library. 

WILD ANIMALS: Floyd is home to many wild animal species, including deer, coyotes, bobcats, and black bear. Please be sure to keep your food in appropriate storage and your trash in the available trash receptacles. Also, PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE WILDLIFE if you do cross their paths.  Please keep your food inside your vehicle at night.

PETS: Pets are not permitted on Sanctuary grounds.  Guide and/or service dogs are welcome.

ALCOHOL / DRUGS: No alcohol or illegal drugs are permitted on Sanctuary grounds. 

CAMPFIRES: All fires must be contained inside the fire ring located in the center of the campground. Campfires cannot be left unattended. The fire ring must not be used to dispose of cans, bottles, or other household trash. Please consult with your camping neighbors before lighting tiki lamps/bug torches and be sure to extinguish them before retiring for the night.

FIREWOOD / TREES: Firewood is provided for the community fire pit on-site. However, no ax or hatchets are provided for resizing of available wood. Please, use only wood provided in the wood pile—no cutting of trees/firewood is allowed in the campground or adjoining properties. Please do not drive nails into, or disfigure trees. Additionally, please do not tie clotheslines to trees or shrubs.

WATER: All water in the bathhouse is potable (drinkable).

GARBAGE / RECYCLING: Plan your camping to produce as little trash as possible. Please bag your garbage and use the can in the bathhouse. Please put all tin, aluminum, plastic and glass cans and bottles in the appropriate recycling bin provided in the utility sink area. Only household generated garbage should be placed in the trash cans. Broken furniture, grills, rugs etc. are not considered household trash and should be taken with you. This is our home and we take pride in the cleanliness of our Sanctuary! Please do not litter. 

BATHHOUSE: To avoid accidents and injuries, an adult should accompany children under the age of 6 years old to the bathhouse. Please do not leave toiletries in the bathhouse. We take pride in the cleanliness of our facilities and we would appreciate your help in maintaining them.

PLEASE NOTE: There are NO cooking or laundry facilities available for the campsite. Campers must store their food in their own coolers, secured against possible wildlife.

 We hope you enjoy your camping experience here at Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary.