|The Farmhouse is the heart of activities here at
RoseRiver. It houses our kitchen and the dinning hall. We take
great care to serve delicious meals, whatever the weather,
whatever your age.
the resident staff, there is always dedicated group of
regular volunteers who delight in preparing delicious dishes and we all pray that each meal will be
abundant and satisfying.
The Farmhouse as we know
it today is a recent work. The original building was constructed in the early
1830's, along with the springhouse (now serving as a pantry) and the slave
quarters (now a private residence). It burned to the ground in December, 1996,
leaving only a few structural timbers, the basement and the fireplaces
Since then, it has been lovingly reconstructed by volunteers.
It now houses a modern, commercial kitchen and the downstairs is finished to
accommodate 75 guests. The Farmhouse can also be configured for meeting
rooms. Upstairs are four bedrooms that are being completed as Bed and
rocking-chair lined front porch overlooks the Rose River and the front
lawn. We have been restoring the gardens to the original plants and herbs
and adding to it each year. Flanking the walk leading to the main entrance
are two buildings from the original homestead. To the west is the Carriage
House, now used as a workshop and storage for the landscaping equipment.
On the east side is the original little red School-house, now home to our
Gift-Shop. Sodas, candy and various handcrafted items, including wreaths,
note-cards and Old Mill Company mustards can be found here. Some
items are available for mail-order, check out their availability here.
||The Farmhouse is available
to host Receptions, Luncheons, High Teas and Dinner Parties. We can
provide a menu to suit your occasion from casual to haute cuisine. Please
call us for more information. (540) 923-4670
need volunteers to finish some
of the details on the Farmhouse,
please click here if you are interested.
02 Box 157
Syria, Virginia 22743