MeadowCroft Farm has been a working family farm for 7 generations. Located just outside of Staunton, Virginia in the rural community of Swoope (pronounced Swope). It is named after Jacob Swoope, the first mayor of Staunton and a land developer in the late 1700s.
MeadowCroft Farm is situated in southwestern Augusta County, in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. We are just a short five-mile drive from the Interstate I-81 and I-64 Staunton bypass.
The farm, owned by Bill and Judie Croft, dates back to the mid-1700s. It is a diversified operation consisting of beef cattle, sheep, as well as crops, such as corn and fescue for hey.
In 1998, a facility referred to as “The Pickle Factory” was added to the farm. Today, 60+ all-natural products labeled under MeadowCroft Farm brand Heirloom Pickles – Relishes – Fruit Jams – Pepper Jellies and Salsas are distributed across the US.
In 2013, restoration began on a two-story, hand-hewn log cabin that stood on the property dating back to 1820. Shortly after starting the renovation, Bill and Judie purchased a 1795 two-story log cabin, with intentions on creating a bed and breakfast. They dismantled the original log cabin, log by log, and had it transported to Swoope. As Judie anxiously watched every exterior board being removed, she thought, “If only these walls could talk!”
The renovations and updates to the adjoining cabins were completed in 2018. The Inn at MeadowCroft opened to delight guests with this beautiful, historic property. Our rooms are named after members of the Swoope family in keeping with the history of the inn and the local area. Our Honorable Jacob Swoope suite is in keeping with someone of the first mayor of Staunton’s status.
Almost 200 years have gone by since these log cabins were built.
A number of families have lived in these houses, a number of renovations have taken place and a lot of history has passed. As you can see today!