Lower Sherwood has been owned and operated by the McGrath family since 1986. We chose llamas because wanted to raise an animal that wasn't intended for slaughter. Specializing in show and breeding stock, we have produced some of the nations top llamas.
As one of the first llama farms in the country to shear our llamas (a necessity due to the hot Virginia summers), we also produce yarns and finished products available for sale off the farm at the Scottsville Farmers' Market. Appointments are required for farm visits.
Llamas are one of the world's oldest domesticated animals. The Incas used them as beasts of burden to haul gold and silver out of the Andes. Today they are still an important part of South American commerce. In North America, their athleticism and sure-footeness make them the perfect hiking companion. There are many llama outfitters in the west that offer extended camping trips either guided or llamas for lease.
We are offering short day hikes - guided nature walks with llamas. They are usually 1 to 4 miles in length. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Prescheduled walks are limited to 6 people. Contact us if you have a larger group.
Take a tour of our idyllic 95 acres of farmland and woods. Enjoy sweeping views of the Blue Ridge foothills and visit the 6th largest Willow Oak in the state (unofficially). 1 to 2 miles. 1 to 2 hours.
Walk the extensive trails of Fluvanna's historic park. This mostly wooded hike offers views of the Rivanna River. Water and home-baked snacks will be provided. 2 to 4 miles. 2 to 3 hours.
Scottsville's Totier Creek Park offers a shorter off-site walk in the woods above the reservoir. About 2 miles and 1.5 to 2 hours.
Contact us for pricing and availability.
Enjoy complete serenity on 95 acres that's only 25 minutes from downtown Charlottesville. Pitch your tent in our hay fields with glimpses of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and enjoy access to our three-season show barn with bathroom, and hot and cold running water available from our well.
Hike with our llamas, or bring your own horses and walk on our wooded trails. The perfect location for a fun family outing or a romantic getaway.
Voted 2nd best Hipcamp in Virginia for 2019.