Our Historic Barns
Repurposing barns was an important piece of our overall vision when preserving the land and honoring its heritage. All our barns are 1860’s vintage with hand-hewn beams reflecting an era of skilled hand craftsmanship, when even the wooden pegs were carved by hand.
The Loft Restaurant, Creamery and Farm Store are housed in a barn that was originally from Bluffton, Indiana, near the Wabash river. We craft our cheeses on the lower level where visitors can watch the process from a large viewing window. After, the cheeses are aged in a glassed-in "aging room” upstairs, viewable from our restaurant.
The milking parlor barn came from a property in Geneva, Indiana. It was reworked into our tandem-style milking parlor. Here our farmers milk our cows twice a day, and visitors are welcome to view the structure, and our cows during the evening milking.
The “Big Red Barn” is a German heritage-style bank barn, with two levels that originally allowed for animals to be kept below and hay above. In our modern twist on its historic dual purpose, the lower level houses the milking herd during the winter, and the upper level offers an exclusive event space for unique gatherings under vaulted wood ceilings.
The first barn to be brought to the property was a former stallion barn in Carmel, Indiana. It boasts 60 foot long cherry timbers, and was reconfigured to feature a long porch that overlooks our spring-fed pond creating an expansive event space. The underside is used by our farm team as their equipment barn