Over its more than two century existence this distinctive and inviting hand-hewn log structure, covered on its exterior with wood siding, has served as a residence, an inn, an office, an antique shop and, most recently, a restaurant. Offered for sale as a fully equipped, turn-key restaurant, it enjoys one of the most visible locations on Washington Street in Lewisburg’s historic district.
Guests enter the property through a patio surrounded by an impressive array of ornamental shrubs and flowering plants, statuary and an arbor. The spacious patio, wired for lighting, offers an outdoor dining option that many visitors elect to have on lovely spring, summer and fall days.
An elevated covered porch leads to a reception area with a gas fireplace. Original hand-hewn log walls and rafters, and plank oak floors of varying widths, create a warm, timeless ambience that flows throughout the establishment.
The reception area leads to two intimate dining areas and a small lounge on the main level, and two larger dining areas on the upper level. Dining Room One has a wood-burning fireplace with a wormy chestnut mantel, and room for 5 tables. Dining Room Two has a gas fireplace with a wood mantel, and room for 4 or 5 tables. The Lounge Bar has built-in corner seating and room for 3-4 small tables. The bar includes a stainless steel sink, a small refrigerator, ice storage, glass shelving and a stemware rack. Dining Rooms Three and Four, upstairs, can each accommodate 6-7 tables. A large window between the two rooms can be opened to connect the spaces visually for larger gatherings. The view from Dining Room Three overlooks Academy Park, which includes Carnegie Hall, the lawn of New River Community and Technical College, and the North House Museum.
Kitchen, service and office areas occupy the back of both levels. Downstairs there are two restrooms, a large tiled kitchen, a beverage and condiment station, and private access to the upper level via a back staircase. Upstairs there is a small office, storage, and a laundry room/staff bathroom.
In addition to the main building there is a detached, fully functioning prep kitchen with walk in cooler behind the building, with easy access providing storage space and potential for a catering operation that doesn’t disrupt business in the restaurant.
The restaurant’s large yard is shielded in back and on the sides by trees, shrubbery and a fence.
A living part of Lewisburg’s history, this ideally-situated, eye-catching landmark building has been in continuous use for more than two centuries. Located where Washington and Church Streets meet, and on the same block as the Greenbrier Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, it is one of the most highly visible locations in town. Visitors to Carnegie Hall, Old Stone Church and the Confederate Cemetery turn at this corner. Visitors heading to North House, the Greenbrier Public Library, Lewisburg Elementary School, and businesses west of town pass by. Visitors taking the walking tour of Historic Lewisburg stroll by its entrance.
Your business could be the next chapter in this gracious building’s long life.