The Cottage at Springdale Quilting

Host your next retreat in this beautiful corner of West Virginia.

When you or your group want to get away and dedicate concentrated time to personal projects or skill development, consider the Cottage at Springdale Quilting.

Our bungalow is perfect for craft guilds pursuing hands-on activities like quilting or sewing, but its uses don't stop there. The Cottage can also accommodate church leadership teams, small family gatherings, artists'  retreats, writing workshops, or simply a weekend away for reflection and relaxation.

We are situated in a tranquil valley near a stream in Fort Seybert, WV, 12 miles from Franklin, 40 miles from Harrisonburg, VA, and just 30 miles from Moorefield, WV. 

If you are looking forward to working on a special project with likeminded friends, we know you will enjoy a retreat here.

Linens and towels are included with the cottage, and the kitchen is stocked with plates, utensils, pots and pans, ready for you to create meals that suit the needs of your group. Or you can have your meals catered. Call for pricing.


   Minimum fee $160/per night  for the first four people.

$40/per night for each additional person.

Two night minimum. 

Cottage can accommodate up to 8 guests. 

Picture of sign that says "Welcome Quilters."
Picture of Melinda's Quilting Cottage with sunlight filtering onto the roof.
A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.
— Louis Nizer.

The history of the Cottage at Springdale Quilting

Not everyone has an extra building on their property, and even fewer use it to forward the modern practice of an age-old craft! But, that is exactly the story of the Cottage at Springdale Quilting. The little white house on Springdale Lane has a long history -- it has housed family members and renters, and it was the first home for the Walker family when Melinda and her husband got married. 

But, we think it's greatest use has been to house quilting and other craft pursuits!

At one point, when the cottage had been empty for a year or two, the Sew and Sews Quilt Guild was looking for a place to meet. Melinda's husband volunteered the cottage. It served the purpose well, allowing people to meet and enjoy their hobby, without imposing on anyone's space at home. 

With that success in mind, the Walkers decided to renovate the interior of the cottage, opening up it's main gathering area to better serve groups who want to get together and pursue a craft or hobby.  

Any time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing. Whether it’s sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.
— Phylicia Rashad