The Farm / Our Land / The Environment
We take stewardship of the land and our environment seriously. Our commitment is demonstrated by our initiatives and numerous awards.
A stay at the Inn at Mt. Vernon Farm endorses your commitment to our environment and love of the natural world.
Maintaining our Green spaces
The Miller family has placed 605 acres of the historic Mount Vernon Farm under Conservation easement with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, ensuring the land will remain open and agricultural for future generations, neighbors and guests to enjoy.
The national recognized Conservation Easement program prevents over-development while maintaining green spaces.
Restoration of Wetlands
In 2005 the Miller family took on restoration of 4 separate wetland areas on the Farm that had been removed in the 19th Century. Today, the rebirth of the area has set the stage for the re-introduction of once lost native birds, plants and amphibians. These micro-ecosystems play an important role in the health of the entire Farm. We invite our guests to use our walking paths to enjoy these spaces.
In 2013 Mount Vernon Farm received the Rappahannock River Basin Grand Award for conservation practices, selected from hundreds of farms that encompass 17 counties in the Rappahannock River Basin.
In a collaboration with Forestry Service, the Farm seeks to reduce non-native and invasive plant species.