In 1953, James and Jean “Bunny” Murray decided to leave the hustle of New York, and purchased a group of adjoining farms in central Virginia. Named “Panorama Farms” for the beautiful panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the family settled themselves on the outskirts of Charlottesville, VA, and raised a family that has nurtured roots in the area ever since.
In its early years, Panorama Farms was home to a number of conventional farming enterprises of agriculture and livestock. In 1996, Panorama Paydirt established itself as a leader in local renewable resourcing by creating rich compost products from regional organic material. The Farm is also the home course for the University of Virginia and Albemarle County High Schools’ cross country teams. Additionally, the Farm hosts the A.R.C. Natural History Day Camp for three weeks every summer.
Panorama Events will help share this open space with individuals within the community. Special events at Panorama Farms offer a rustic charm with flexible design and a “green” experience unlike any other in Central Virginia. With panoramic views of the Blue Ridge mountains, the natural setting of Panorama Farms can be transformed in to a unique experience filled with character and charm specific to your event.
Panorama Farms is not open to the public and the site locations are not visible from the main road. Site visits are available by appointment, but please note that the event Barn is NOT accessed via the same road as the Panorama Paydirt operation or cross-country course. The entry road to the event Barn is located further in to Earlysville off of Reas Ford Ln.
25 mins from the Downtown Mall
25 mins from Boar’s Head / Farmington
35 mins from Keswick
1 hr 20 mins from Richmond
2 hrs from Washington DC