Monday, September 19, 2011

The Homeplace Barn ~ 9-19-11

Barn at the Homeplace
Catawba, Virginia

This barn is part of the old John Morgan Family Homeplace, set on 600 acres, and built in 1907. The Morgan family raised purebred horses, beef cattle, and later ran a dairy farm. In 1978, the buildings and 63 acres were purchased by Harold C. Wingate. Renovation on the home structure began in 1981, and The Homeplace Restaurant opened for business in 1982. The Wingate Family currently owns 150 0f the 600 acres. The restaurant in the old homeplace is out of this world, serving country style meals which we think are the best. A full dinner with 2 meats is only $13.00, and for a 3rd meat you will only pay a dollar more. Their roast beef is to die for.

"As much as I converse with sages and heroes,
 they have very little of my love and admiration. 
 I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds 
and the prattling of my children.”
  ~John Adams

This post is linked with Barn Charm.


  1. The red roof and white walls are stunning in amongst all that green! How interesting the home has been converted into a restaurant.

  2. What a pretty place and a pretty setting too!

  3. I had to google that because I thought I knew the place. Turns out it wasn't the place I was thinking but it's wonderful. What lovely country.
    The barn is quite charming with the red tin roof and the fencing along side it.

  4. Beautiful and well cared for! Good to see the old house being put to good use.

  5. Barn charm plus roast beef to die for... my kind of place, even if I don't eat a lot of beef... but at it's best, it's a treat. Hope you are well, Genie.

  6. That tower sure could store a lot of corn. What a peaceful scenery.

    BTW,Genie, inside Walt's barn, are framed memorabilia and miniature trains, and lots more. I was so looking forward to visit since it opens only once a month.

  7. i haven't eaten there yet but everyone tells us we MUST go. my daughter ashlyn has been there though with her boyfriend and his know, you weren't too far from me when you went...i'm right off catawba!

  8. Genie, I love how you composed this to show that dip! Red barns are so charming!

  9. Wow with this beautiful landscape and the roast beef can't beat it with anything ^_^ Thanks for the info I do appreciate it.

    Barn Charm

  10. too bad i live so far away... sounds like a place I'd really love! I never tire of hearing about these old places being saved.

    Great Barn Charm post, Genie, and thanks so much for joining =)

  11. Beautiful! It looks like that could have been taken in my area.

  12. you've captured some fantastic bucolic beauty here - it's serene looking and green. that price for good food is a super value!

  13. Charming barn and silo--pretty countryside all around too. Sounds like you are a big fan of their food. Always nice to find a restaurant that consistently has good food. Have a good Wednesday. Mickie :)