Events & Retreats

Nestled among the pines and seeped in charm with a rich history, sits 360 acres of green meadows and blue skies. With a herd of over 70 horses and miles of trails, Black River Farm and Ranch is the ultimate camp experience.

Hop on your trusty steed or cozy up on the porch with a good book. The laid back, customizable experience at BR offers you the opportunity to unplug, reconnect, and do everything you want or nothing at all.

Our dedicated team will quietly ensure that your experience is unforgettable and work with you every step of the way to curate your adventure.

Call (810) 679-2505 or email events@blackriverfarmandranch.com today to being planning your perfect retreat! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Accommodations

Get closer together and closer to nature as you drift off to sleep under the starry skies in the Outback or hunker down in our recently renovated cabins.

The BR boasts 2 cities, Virginia City and Carson City, each of which consist of 4 bunkrooms and 2 community bathrooms. Each bunkroom can accommodate up to 12 people and is perfect for large groups. Spacious front porches and common rooms are great for relaxing and playing games.

BR Alumni looking to kick it old school might enjoy staying in the newly updated Dodge City that is composed of 4, eight-person bunkroom and a ten-person staff room with a spacious exterior bathroom but still reminiscent of the original cities.

The Outback features the newly revamped train station that also sleeps 8 and offers views of the sweeping pastures and Lake Lorely.

Silver City offers 4 “motel” style rooms each equipped with a private bathroom. Silver City is ideal for individuals or couples.

And if you are looking to really rough it, pitch a tent deep in the woods and sleep under the stars.

Activities

Horseback riding

Saddle up and ride! Whether you’re an experienced rider or you’ve never been horseback riding before the BR can tailor your riding experience to your skill level.

Lessons: Calling all beginner riders! Come take a lesson with our CHA certified instructors and learn the basics before hitting the trails.

Trail rides: After a quick riding lesson in the ring, meander through the woods and pastures on your trusty steed.

Horsemanship: There is a lot more to horses than just riding. From grooming to groundwork there is so much to do without even stepping foot in a saddle.

Archery

Calling all Meridas and Robin Hoods. Test your skills on our archery range with a compound bow and stationary targets.

Waterfront

Lounge by the pool or explore Lake Loreli from a kayak, stand-up paddle board, or peddle boat. You can always cast a line and see what bites.

Hiking & Biking

Hit the trails on foot or pack your bike and get your tires muddy. Keep an eye out for deer and birds and soak in the sights and sounds of the woods.

Crafts

Feeling creative? From tie-dye to macramé to a good old-fashioned friendship bracelet meander over to the craft barn and let your imagination run wild!

Small Animals

Here at the BR we’ve come to learn that it is the littlest animals that have the most personality! Mosey over to the small animal barnyard to collect some eggs, channel your inner yogi with some goat yoga and give the sheep and donkeys some love.

Meals

A full camper is a happy camper! Chat with our staff about what type of meals you are looking to serve your group.

Enjoy the daily breakfast bar with cereals, yogurt, oatmeal, fresh fruit, and breads and spreads.

Lunch with a view! Pack up your picnic lunch and find a spot around camp to enjoy a fresh salad or sandwich.

There’s something about cooking outside that makes everything taste better! Fire up the grill or heat up the cast iron on the campfire and enjoy scrumptious classics like burgers, baked beans, fruit-cobbler, and crispy potatoes. Oh and don’t forget about the s’mores.

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and other alternatives provided as needed.

Events

  • Equestrian Clinics
  • Group Getaways & Girls Weekends
  • Corporate Retreats, Meetings, Planning Sessions, Team Building
  • Family Events & Reunions
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Weddings & Elopements

Event Spaces

  • Outback Pavilion
  • Dining Hall
  • Chapel
  • Big Horn & Equestrian Spaces: with numerous outdoor paddocks, riding arenas, and an indoor arena with a spectator area, the BR is the perfect place to host your next clinic.