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Frequently asked questions

When will the resort open and who will operate it?

The resort will operate year-round and we plan to open in 2023. We have partnered with a hospitality brand who will manage and operate the guest experience, marketing, and maintenance activities. The current ownership group will still be actively involved.

Who are the owners?

Mike Marburg is the Founder and CEO of Wellmore Partners LLC and lives in Aldie, VA with his wife and three children. He is a former investor and grew up in Maryland. He plans to live in the area when the resort opens. There will also be other general and limited partners who are part of the ownership team.

Who will stay there and for how long?

Guests will be regular people who love nature and are interested in personal development. We will not serve guests that have serious medical, mental or addiction issues needing professional intervention. We will have a 3-night minimum and guests will typically stay 4-6 nights.

What will the master plan and main campus look like?

On the North side of the property, we are planning a campus area that will include a spa, a food and beverage building, a meeting facility, and a fitness area. We will also have a yoga building and arrival center around the campus. All buildings are one story and can not be seen from the road.

A short walk from the campus are the guest cabins on two ridge lines. There will be 17 of these modern one-story cabins, each with 6-7 guest bedrooms and private bathrooms.

We will also have an area for a subset of the staff to live on the South side of the property, along with a vast array of trails and outdoor destinations (e.g., hammocks, ropes course, meditation platform, etc.). We plan on including 4-8 glamping tents on this side of the property as well.

Will weddings or other large gatherings be held at the resort?

Outside of a few community events per year, we will not host events involving non-guests like festivals and concerts. There will be no outdoor speakers or bright lighting on the campus affecting the beautiful Star Tannery sky.

How many jobs will be created and what types of roles?

The resort will create well over 200 full and part-time jobs. We plan to create economically sustainable career paths where individuals can align with their innate talents and calling.

The types of roles will include spa and healing professionals, activity guides/instructors, guest services, maintenance/housekeeping, food service, marketing, management and forestry, just to name a few.

We will notify the public when we start the hiring process.

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youth admission

(ages 11-17)

baby bats

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general admission

(ages 18+)




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