Sandy River Outdoor Adventures

Sandy River Outdoor Adventures


Did you know EVERY accommodation at Sandy River Outdoor Adventures has its own fire pit with Adirondack chairs and a picnic table? It's the perfect spot to get away with a group of friends and enjoy the outdoors with all the comforts of home. Check out to learn more!
ICYMI: A new distillery will open in Prince Edward as part of Sandy River Outdoor Adventures !

“Virginia agriculture is a $70 billion industry,” says the Honorable Matthew J. Lohr, Virginia secretary of agriculture and forestry. “This distillery at Sandy River also ties into tourism — the Commonwealth’s No. 2 industry. Agritourism operations like the one at Sandy River bring people out to the country and give them a chance to see what we do here.”
Sandy River Outdoor Adventures is an adventure-based luxury resort that specializes in unique experiences. This is the inside of Dreamcatcher, one of their luxury tipis, which can sleep up to seven people! If you’re looking to visit Farmville, make it a getaway, and stay with Sandy River. Check out to learn more!
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Secretary Lohr announces new distillery for Prince Edward

Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry for the Commonwealth of Virginia the Honorable Matthew J. Lohr visited Prince Edward County on Thursday, March 31, for an announcement event adding
Sandy River Distillery to the list of the commonwealth’s wineries, breweries and distilleries.

Prince Edward’s new distillery is an expansion of Sandy River Outdoor Adventures, a Prince Edward agritourism business. Launched in June 2012 by owners Mark and Candice Smith, the facility features four log cabins, one cottage, six tipis, a workshop, several pastures, a pond, and an adventure park.

In his remarks, Lohr stressed the importance of agriculture in the state’s economy.

“Virginia agriculture is a $70 billion industry,” Lohr said. “This distillery at Sandy River also ties into tourism — the commonwealth’s number two industry. Agritourism operations like the one at Sandy River bring people out to the country and give them a chance to see what we do here.”

Lohr also presented a $25,000 check representing an Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund (AFID) grant in support of the new distillery.

“About 12 years ago we realized that a lot of agricultural businesses needed an extra hand,” Lohr commented. “The AFID grant program is an opportunity for local business owners and the government to partner in operations that utilize Virginia products.”

Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors Chair Dr. Odessa Pride commented on the secondary effect of today’s announcement.
“The Prince Edward community has a lot to be proud of,” she said. “Today’s announcement is another big step in building Prince Edward County’s future as a travel destination. The board of supervisors is proud to support the expansion of Sandy River Adventures.”

The new distillery’s owner Mark Smith also thanked Prince Edward County Administrator Doug Stanley and Economic Development and Tourism Director Chelsey White.

“They were very helpful in turning me on to the AFID grant program,” he stated.

A homesteader at heart, Smith is excited to share his rural retreat with those from more urban areas.

“I’m excited to be a part of agritourism in Prince Edward,” he added.

Prince Edward County officials share Sandy River Distillery’s enthusiasm.

“Public-private partnerships are vital to driving economic growth in Prince Edward County,” White said. “This is why the addition of Sandy River Distillery is such an exciting agritourism project, especially with it being the first craft distillery in the county. The company will create six new jobs and four full-time equivalents at an average annual wage of $30,000. Additionally, the company will make $25,325 in the new purchase of Virginia-grown corn, berries, and rye, which equates to 45 percent of all expected purchases. The Smiths are making a significant investment into their company that the county is happy to support.”
Looking to get the kids outside? Check out Sandy River Outdoor Adventures located just 10 minutes from #Farmville, where you can climb and zip through the trees in the adventure park! Perfect for kids seven and up. Check out to learn more.

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My husband and I spent my birthday-night in Shining Star - and passed a good hour or so by the fire, looking at the stars in the night sky. What a wonderful time we enjoyed! Thank you, Mark and Candi and all the Sandy River crew for a memorable and restful time.

Plus the visiting white- and- black cat with the turned-up ears was the absolute best!
Looking for a unique getaway?
Check out Sandy River Outdoor Adventures! With a variety of activities and glamping accommodations like these luxury #tipis, you won’t want to leave. Each tipi is custom built and designed to sleep from four to seven people. Check out to learn more!

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Sandy River Outdoor Adventures should be your next weekend adventure.
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The NRE Team enjoyed a day of fun and team building at Sandy River Outdoor Adventures this weekend. A great time was had by all tackling the challenging high ropes course. We finished up at The Fishin' Pig for a fantastic well-earned meal! Our team is growing! Can you name them all!? (pretty easy since 2 of them have the same name 😀 😆)
Farmville Flavors! A beautiful destination for a weekend or extended vacation. What are your favorite spots??!!
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Couldn't let my head hit the pillow without sharing a couple pics from Brooklyn's golden hour maternity session at Sandy River Outdoor Adventures. More to come!!

It’s time for an adventure like no other. Zip lines, high ropes, biking, boating -- we have it all. Not to mention we offer a luxury stay, too.

Family Resort offering log cabin rentals, Glamping Tipi rentals, Zip-line Adventure park, Team Building, Canoe, Kayak and Bike Rentals.

Operating as usual


We have a rare, one-night-stay option on a weekend night! The Thunder Bird Luxury Tipi is available this Friday! The Thunder Bird will give you a glamping experience like no other. With a memory foam king size bed (which can be curtained off from living room area) and a queen sized sleeper futon, this tipi comfortably sleeps four.
You won't be able to book the this tipi online, so feel free to give us a call to receive a discounted rate and to book! 434-392-7275


Starting May 16th our 3 hour long Adventure Park Tour {60 obstacles & 20 ziplines} will have updated pricing!
Youth (7-13): $55 each
Adult (14+): $65 each
As always guests staying on property get 20% their tickets & keep your eyes peeled on our page for our advance booking discount!!👀👀


Are you a dynamic, customer-focused, Experienced Bartender looking for employment? Sandy River Distillery is in search of a spirit guide for our tasting room, opening soon!
Please call 434-392-7275, or send application and resume to [email protected].


Whether balancing kids or balancing on ropes, lets face it...
This Mother's Day all moms get a FREE ticket to the adventure park with the purchase of another ticket!
If ziplining & climbing aren't her thing, we're also offering FREE Trail Cruiser rentals for moms with one regular price rental at our bike shop in downtown Farmville, VA!!
Adventure Park Code: MOMCLIMBSFREE
Bike Rental Code: MOMBIKESFREE


LIMITED TIME OFFER! Book any accommodation during the week for a minimum of 2 nights to get 10% off of your stay! As an added bonus, All overnight guests get 20% off of all Adventure Park Tickets, Boating Rentals, and Bike Rentals!

Use the code below at checkout to save! Code expires on Friday May, 13 2022.

code: 2NIGHTS

Photos from Sandy River Outdoor Adventures's post 04/28/2022

Stay in a cabin this weekend (April 29 - May 1), and receive 2 free 2-hour bikes rentals! The Eagle's Nest and Deer Run Cabins are available. Feel free to give us a call for more information!


This week's Sneak Peak Sunday features our Dreamcatcher Tipi!

This tipi is by far one of our most popular Tipi's because it sleeps up to 7 PEOPLE!!! Not only does Dreamcather have a loft which houses the Queen bed, but it also has a custom built-in bunk bed (Twin on top & Full on bottom), & a Queen Futon Sofa bed!



Here at Sandy River we are focused on creating an environment of cohesiveness with nature & inviting people to explore all that Mother Nature has to offer in exciting ways! What's your favorite way to enjoy the great outdoors?


Did you know all guests get 20% OFF our activities, INCLUDING bike rentals from The Outdoor Adventure Store in downtown Farmville, VA??
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We also offer bikes for sale, bike repairs & bike accessories / merch!

Photos from Sandy River Outdoor Adventures's post 04/17/2022

🐣Virtual Easter Egg Hunt featuring our Eagle's Nest Cabin for !

Comment below if you find all FIVE eggs hidden in each picture!💛

Eagle's Nest Cabin is one of our biggest sleeping up to a whopping eight people.... YES EIGHT!! Plus the stone fireplace was constructed from stones sources from local river here in Prince Edward County! Book online or call us at (434) 392 - 7275 today to book your cabin retreat!


Looking for an adventurous way to enjoy those warmer days? ☀️ Try your hand at kayaking! We get you fitted with PFD's, paddles & even transport the kayaks to the reservoir for you!

Would you give it a go?!


Cleaning, housekeeping, managing schedules and maintenance, inventory, laundry. Must be able to climb stairs, and make bunk beds. There are 10 Properties which include Log Cabins and Luxury Tipis. Guest pool and office.
Looking for a person that likes* to clean, that is organized, friendly, and has full time availability including weekends.



Our Shining Star Tipi is an excellent choice for 2-4 guests with our Memory Foam Queen Bed & Queen futon sofa bed! This tipi was one of our first builds & one of our popular ones since it's a short walk to our heated pool & outdoor games!


Namaste or Namaste in bed 🌿

Guests can come join us Wednesday & Saturday mornings for Yoga under the pavilion! Which ever you choose we love to create environments for our guests to relax!


OH BUOY! Life is cool by the pool 💧

Come in & take a swim in our guests only heated pool! Now open daily 9am - 7pm weather permitting for the season.


Don't let the outside of the Tipi's fool you..... There's so much room for activities!😍

Moon Dance (pictured) has a King memory foam bed downstairs, 2 twin beds upstairs, a kitchenette, a full bathroom with a clawfoot tub & a living room!!

Photos from Sandy River Outdoor Adventures's post 03/30/2022

Come stay with us this weekend! We have the Meadowview Cottage and the Sun Dance Tipi available Fri. and Sat. nights! 434-392-7275


RISE & SHINE! It's time for an egg-cellent day!🐤

Did you know Sandy River Outdoor Adventures has farm fresh eggs you can pick when you stay here on property? Whether you want to venture into the coop or have one of us do it, it's an experience like no other!


Looking for a fun weekend activity?! 🙈Our Adventure park is in full swing & is fun for the whole gang! ✨
Guests & locals welcome!

Photos from Sandy River Outdoor Adventures's post 03/23/2022

Have you seen the forecast for this weekend? It's going to be gorgeous and the perfect time to stay in a glamping tipi or luxury log cabin at Sandy River Outdoor Adventures! We surprisingly have availability, and if you add the Adventure Park and Bike Rentals to your stay, you're looking at the most amazing spring weekend getaway!


Spring is here & we’re here for it! 🌼 ☀️🌈

We’re excited for greenery, flowers, & warmer weather! What are you most excited for?



Make all your friends 💚GREEN💚 with jealousy... or invite them along! Only a few more accommodations open the next few weeks for Spring Break - Book online or by calling us @ (434) 392-7275 !

Photos from Sandy River Outdoor Adventures's post 03/16/2022

They came!
They climbed!
They conquered!

Be sure to book your adventure park tickets today! ✨


Snow or Shine we love our guests who stay & play with us! ❄️

Can you guess how many people braved the cold & climbed yesterday with the snow?!




The Groundkeeper performs skilled landscaping and manual work necessary to maintain the properties of the Resort.

• Removes trash from resort grounds.
• Mows, trims, removes leaves, aerates, overseeds, fertilizes and waters lawns and athletic fields using riding power equipment and weedeaters.
• Plants, trims, mulches, weeds and fertilizes flowers, shrubs and trees as directed or as necessary to insure proper standards are maintained.
• Repairs and maintains resort trails, roads, cabin porches, tipi canvases, the fence line, and the adventure park by cleaning, painting, patching, etc.
• Removes snow and ice and applies sand and chemicals in all areas of resort as directed using hand shovels, brooms, power snow blowers, tractors and trucks equipped with blades and spreaders.
• Operates lawn and grounds equipment including: push and riding power mowers, leaf blowers, snow blowers, skid and front end loaders and other power equipment.
• All Facilities employees are expected to exercise behavior in accordance with Resort policies as well as with the Facilities Mission and statement of Core Values.
• All Facilities employees are expected to comply to safety standards and demonstrate safe work habits.

Working Conditions/Physical Effort
• Physically capable of working while bending, stooping, kneeling in all weather conditions.
• Physically capable of heavy lifting (minimum 50 pounds).

• Basic knowledge of grounds maintenance and the equipment required to perform ground maintenance duties.
• Basic knowledge of grounds keeping and elementary horticultural practices and procedures.
• Some knowledge of the pruning and trimming requirements of shrubs and trees.
• Basic knowledge of the safe use and operation of hand and power tools used in grounds keeping.
• Must have a valid Driver's License and be able to produce a driving record with a minimum of 3 years of driving history in good standing

Education & Experience
• High School Diploma or GED
• Prior work experience in landscape maintenance preferred

Work Hours
• Part Time Seasonal



We're counting down the days till Friday when the Adventure Park opens & we're swinging like monkeys through the trees again!🌳❤🌳


Need some bonding time this Spring? Book your teambuilding program at Sandy River Outdoor Adventures this year! Our facilitators would be thrilled to work with you! (434) 392-7275


Whether gathering around a campfire or a King's cake...

We hope you have a wonderful Mardi Gras & let the good times roll today!🎉🍰🔥 How are you celebrating this Fat Tuesday?

Our Story

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. We mean it. Sandy River Outdoor Adventure is a one-of-a-kind experience where you can fly through the trees, paddle the river, or bike the historic High Bridge Trail. Our adventure park provides a three-hour treetop challenge that involves high-ropes courses and zip lines. And with quaint log cabins and luxurious tipis, every stay here will offer a comfortable place to rest and reset for the next day’s journey. This is the outdoor adventure you’ve been waiting for.

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Glamping in the Fall 🍁🍃



24 acre Farmette, withLuxury *Glamping* Tipis, Log Cabin Rentals, High Ropes Course with Zip-lining, Canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals, Bicycle rentals, Team and Family Building, and a retail store in Downtown Farmville offering Bike repairs and outdoor clothing and gear.



147 Monroe Church Rd
Rice, VA