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.

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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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Fun and comfy 🙂

Rated 5 out of 5
August 2, 2021

I had one of the best weeks of my life staying here! Incredibly welcoming and kind, the Van Eerdens created a fun yet relaxing environment to rest in. I was so comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed my time!

Grace Weatherl

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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My first Pigfest

Rated 5 out of 5
November 17, 2021

My first experience in Semper Fi Hall was a “Pigfest” on 11/16/21. It was an extraordinary experience in every way, sitting with the Marine Corps Flag draped on the wall behind me, I felt that I needed to be in my Dress Blues. Thanks, Jim, for a memorable evening. Charley Donohoe, USMC. Active Duty 1961-1964; Second Marine Air Wing. Retired as Captain.

Charley Donohoe

“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
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