Welcome to Serenity Farm Virginia, a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to fostering compassion and connection between humans and animals. Supported by generous donations and operated by a dedicated team of unpaid volunteers, our mission encompasses the following:

Compassionate Animal Care. We offer empathetic care to animals, including hospice services at the end of their lives. Our commitment is to ensure that each resident animal receives the love, attention, and support they deserve.

Peaceful Haven for Healing. Serenity Farm Virginia provides a tranquil sanctuary for visitors seeking solace and healing. With a profound respect for animals and our environment, our space is designed to cultivate a sense of peace, fostering emotional well-being.

Education for Stewardship. We prioritize education, emphasizing stewardship and coexistence with nature. Through programs and resources, we strive to empower individuals with the knowledge needed to foster a harmonious relationship with the natural world.

Wonder and Belonging to Nature. Our mission extends to promoting a sense of wonder and belonging to nature. By creating an environment that encourages curiosity and appreciation for the world around us, we strive to inspire a deep connection between people and the natural realm.

We do not take lightly our responsibility for the animals in our care and the stewardship of the land.  Animals are treated with loving respect and live in an environment that encourages their natural behaviors.  We are committed to having only a positive effect on this beautiful piece of the Shenandoah Valley and all of its inhabitants.

Our passion for a natural and healthy ecosystem includes a mission to educate people of all ages. Young visitors learn about farm animals, wild animals, plants, and insects in the Children’s Nature Area.  During a visit, children enjoy hands-on opportunities to discover naturally occurring elements of the wildlife habitat.  Activity centers and play areas are focused on treating animals and nature with respect while having fun and being curious.

Join us on this journey of compassion, healing, and education at Serenity Farm Virginia, where every act of kindness towards animals and nature contributes to a brighter, more harmonious world.

The farm is open by appointment March through December. Appointments can be scheduled on our Visit the Farm page. Note: The farm is temporarily closed to visitors during our new barn construction. We will reopen on 3/1/24. You can still visit our sweet feline friends. Gracie’s Place Cattery and Gift Shop is open every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” –Anatole France


Serenity Farm Virginia has earned the 2023 Candid-GuideStar Gold Seal. The official seal recognizes nonprofits that demonstrate a commitment to transparency, accountability, and inclusivity, and that operate from a position of financial health.

Serenity Farm Virginia, 2626 Shepherds Mill Road, Berryville, Virginia 22611

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