Magnalia Homestead & Farm

Located in Stokesdale, North Carolina

Walden Cabin

Inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s legendary 1845 cabin at Walden Pond, this studied replica was built over a 10-month period with careful attention to detail. Featured woods were locally harvested, the nails were smithed to 1850-era specs, recycled products were used as possible, and framed quotes and historical artifacts are aplenty to help our guests step back in time. There is a single bed in the main room and a queen-sized mattress in the garret. Water is tapped from an old whiskey barrel outside; an Evening Cooler and Breakfast Basket featuring Thoreauvian fare is provided at no incremental cost.

Walden Cabin

Inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s legendary 1845 cabin at Walden Pond, this studied replica was built over a 10-month period with careful attention to detail. Featured woods were locally harvested, the nails were smithed to 1850-era specs, recycled products were used as possible, and framed quotes and historical artifacts are aplenty to help our guests step back in time. There is a single bed in the main room and a queen-sized mattress in the garret. Water is tapped from an old whiskey barrel outside; an Evening Cooler and Breakfast Basket featuring Thoreauvian fare is provided at no incremental cost.

Guest Journal

Walden Cabin Wonderment

Rated 5 out of 5
October 18, 2021

I cannot express adequately enough how much this experience has refreshed my soul. It has been a real WSC1 experience: I have sensed the company of God through prayer, singing, thoughtful meditation, and reading. But I have also enjoyed Him immensely as I’ve had great food, a warm fire, the sights and sounds of creation, and your (occasional) fellowship. I Can hardly think of another 24 hours in which I’ve been so blessed. Thank you! The cabin is lovely, the food was great, and your family is wonderful!

Kyle Lockhart

The Green Room

Inspired by the centuries-old tradition of naming a room for the fanciful color of green (most notably at The White House), as well as by our family’s green screen adventures in the world of film and media, The Green Room is our primary guest quarters at The Homestead. It offers its own full bath, interesting views of Homestead life, a special Normal Rockwell plate collection, and a “crack of dawn” alarm clock from the roosters just across the way.

The Green Room

Inspired by the centuries-old tradition of naming a room for the fanciful color of green (most notably at The White House) – as well as by our family’s green screen adventures in the world of film and media – The Green Room is our primary guest quarters at The Homestead. It offers its own full bath, interesting views of Homestead life, a special Normal Rockwell plate collection, and a “crack of dawn” alarm clock from the roosters just across the way.

Guest Journal

After a Long Day of Adventures…

Rated 5 out of 5
March 17, 2022

After a long day of adventuring on and around the homestead my two friends and I were able to get great rest and feel recharged for the next day sleeping here. The green room bed comfortably fits 3;) We enjoyed our times around the fire in conversation with the VE’s, every delicious meal Aunt Rachel prepared, and of course our time on the basketball court with Eddie. The love pouring out through this home is so evident and makes it a perfect place to stay and recharge. We already miss the homestead so much and can’t wait for the next trip back!

Mallory, Madeleine, Alivia

Semper Fi Hall

Inspired by Philadelphia’s Tun Tavern, circa 1775, the birthplace of the United States Marines Corp. Hand built from paper sketches by patriotic “Sons of Thunder” (and family friends) in honor of two USMC Captains in our family, and in celebration of every Veteran of the Armed Forces. We celebrate the American spirit here– what it means for us, and for the world. A complimentary dinner and overnight lodgings offered with love and gratitude for all veterans.

Semper Fi Hall

Inspired by Philadelphia’s Tun Tavern, circa 1775, the birthplace of the United States Marines Corp. Hand built from paper sketches by patriotic “Sons of Thunder” (and family friends) in honor of two USMC Captains in our family, and in celebration of every Veteran of the Armed Forces. We celebrate the American spirit here– what it means for us, and for the world. A complimentary dinner and overnight lodgings offered with love and gratitude for all veterans.

Guest Journal

Outstanding experiential space

Rated 5 out of 5
February 21, 2022

This room has so many great memories for me and I always look forward to the next event held here. It is expertly hosted with details that engage every sense. The warmth and smell of the fire, the lighting, the table where so many deep and engaging conversations take place. Great for meetings and engagements when you want to focus the attention and energy of the group.

Stephen Gray

“Jesus said in His kingdom, the ‘smallest of all seeds’ will leave a lasting impact much larger than expected (see Matt. 13:31–32). In the same way, the ‘smallest’ things in our lives — ordinary days and meals and homes — can have a much larger impact than you’d ever imagine when harnessed with gospel intentionality.”

Excerpt from The Simplest Way to Change the World