Nestled into the curves of the Vermillion River, Bellwether Farm is a camp, retreat, and education center dedicated to exposing the wider community to the creation that sustains all of life. As a working farm, its life focuses on four primary activities.
Facilities & Grounds
Bellwether Farm is a unique and affordable option for your next gathering. The center offers brand new facilities featuring a green technology, renewable energy, and water reclamation systems.
The center offers 40 rooms that can be used as either single or double occupancy and 15 seasonal camp cabins that hold 10 people each. We welcome your group, as well as individuals looking for a quiet retreat space.
The 40 overnight rooms are single or double occupancy with a private bath. Most rooms have two extra-long twin beds, although several have queen beds. There are five buildings of five rooms each that overlook the bluff down to the recreational area. Each of those five buildings includes a lounge and kitchenette for small group gatherings. Each retreat room is climate controlled and linens and towels are provided. Although all buildings and rooms meet ADA standards, the 10 rooms in the first two buildings have rooms that are specifically wheel-chair accessible. A covered walkway connects these two buildings to the Grange.
In addition we have five buildings with three overnight rooms each with a view to the farm pastures. Each of these rooms have two extra-long twin beds and a private bath. These buildings are not directly connected to a lounge and kitchenette, but each room will have access to one.
Single Beds: 2
Maximum Capacity: 10
Seasonal cabins will be available when the summer camp program is not in session, mostly during the spring and fall months. Each cabin includes four bunkbeds and two single beds. Restrooms that include showers are in separate buildings. All cabins and restroom buildings are ADA and wheelchair accessible. Each restroom has a dedicated ADA toilet and shower stall. Unlike the retreat rooms, the seasonal cabins are not climate controlled. the restrooms are communal, and towels and linens are not provided.
We welcome folks to bring their own gear and camp out at Bellwether Farm. Tent sites are primitive with no access to running water. We ask our tent site camping guests to leave no trace.
Bellwether Farm is a model of green technology featuring passive buildings, renewable energy, and more. It is a vehicle through which we can teach the wider community about fidelity to the environment, nutrition, physical and spiritual wellness, local food sourcing, food justice, and sustainable living.
Volunteer around Bellwether Farm. Opportunities are posted as they become available.