Magnalia Homestead & Farm

Located in Stokesdale, North Carolina

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.

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A Place of Peace and Good Night's Rest

Rated 5 out of 5
July 22, 2021

During my travels to L’Abri in the alpine village of Huemoz, Switzerland, I heard it said that every human being flourishes under the context of hospitality. That sentiment has stuck with me through the years, and I found it to be quite true at Francis and Edith Schaeffer’s L’Abri, but I found it to be equally true at the Magnalia Homestead where we were graciously hosted and lodged in The Green Room. My husband and I have commented to each other multiple times that we like who we are when we are at the Homestead, and I believe it is the nurturing force of hospitality which makes us feel alive and whole and at peace. As a side note and added bonus, The Green Room comfortably accommodates our family with two under 2! 😉 Our toddlers are lulled to sleep by the sound of crickets and cicadas from the outside and drowned out voices chatting and laughing into the night from the inside. How we love our visits to this place!

EM Crawford

Walden Cabin

Inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s legendary 1845 cabin at Walden Pond, this studied replica was built over 10 months with careful attention to detail. Featured woods were locally harvested, and the nails were smithed to 1850-era specs. Recycled products were used as possible; historical artifacts help visitors step back in time. Water and lamp oil are tapped from old whiskey barrels mounted to tree stumps outside; an inside root cellar keeps cold what should be cold.

Walden Cabin

Inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s legendary 1845 cabin at Walden Pond, this studied replica was built over 10 months with careful attention to detail. Featured woods were locally harvested, and the nails were smithed to 1850-era specs. Recycled products were used as possible; historical artifacts help visitors step back in time. Water and lamp oil are tapped from old whiskey barrels mounted to tree stumps outside; an inside root cellar keeps cold what should be cold.

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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.

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Echos of the Past

Rated 5 out of 5
July 20, 2021

I’ve taught several Concealed Carry classes in Semper Fi Hall. It is a memorable place: the slate floors, rough hewn timber, and the flames licking at the large flagstone chimney all whisper of a simpler time past. It is more than a room. It’s an experience not quickly forgotten. Semper Fi Hall is an ideal place to host up to 20 people for events with character and homage not only to the venerable Marine Corps and veterans of all branches, but also to all lovers of our great American heritage. #SemperFi

Patrick Crahen

“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