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

great experience

Rated 5 out of 5
October 19, 2021

Had a great time staying in the Green Room for one weekend. The room gives a fancy and cozy vibe, and the owners are really welcoming by providing me with breakfast every morning and invite me to eat with them like I’m part of their family.

Hugh Du

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

Step Back in Time to Revolution Era Tavern

Rated 5 out of 5
November 18, 2021

Grate atmosphere reminiscent of a tavern from 1700s. Good people sharing ideas the old way through thought and debate.

Mark Smith

“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