Come for a Delicious Meal . . .
Enjoy a One-of-a-Kind Experience.
Lunch: Friday – Sunday
Dinner: Friday & Saturday
Sunday “Magnolia” Brunch
The 1861 Farmhouse offers a dining experience unlike any other. This 150-year-old, elegant Victorian farmhouse sits at the top of a gentle hill in timeless Valle Crucis. Visitors can “sit a spell” in the rocking chairs on the spacious front porch while enjoying a glass of private label 1861 Farmhouse wine, while taking in the peaceful views of the Valle. Come inside, and step back in time in this beautifully restored Civil War-era home, featuring two Victorian dining rooms and an “old world” wine room constructed from the two original brick rooms of the house.
The 1861 Farmhouse is open Friday through Sunday for lunch, featuring delicious, made-to-order sandwiches on bread that’s baked fresh every morning! Everything in our kitchen is prepared from scratch, including homemade chicken, egg, and tuna salads, Southern potato salad and cole slaw, fresh-made quiches, and delicious pasta dishes. Our Winter Lunch is guaranteed to warm you up, with our Signature 1861 Farmhouse Chili – made from 7 Bean varieties – and a delicious offering of daily homemade soups. Need some comfort food? Homemade Mac & Cheese is waiting for you!
Dinner is served on Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 5:30, when the Farmhouse goes very gourmet. Try our signature Grilled Romaine Salad, and our boneless, fresh North Carolina Mountain Trout. Our mouth-watering steaks are brought in from Colorado, and are unbelievably tender and juicy. And a new addition to our menu is a fabulous Vegetarian Lasagna – we guarantee it will be the best you’ve ever had! Be sure to save room for our delectable desserts, such as our Farmhouse Bread Pudding, classic Apple Pie, Chocolate Fudge “Cheer Wine” Cake, and our Southern Banana Pudding!
The latest offering at The 1861 Farmhouse is our Elegant Sunday “Magnolia” Brunch. We serve Brunch each Sunday from 11:00 to 3:00, with a menu that comes from the owner’s personal “Old South” recipes. Try our Farmhouse Breakfast Casserole, Southern Shrimp & Grits, or “Christmas Morning” French Toast. Enjoy your brunch with our signature beverage, “The Magnolia,” (the Valle Crucis cousin to the Mimosa! – Available after 12 noon). Our brunch is very reasonably priced at $15.95; children are $6.95. Our lunch menu is offered also on Sundays beginning at noon.
Please call ahead to make reservations for dinner. We also suggest that you make reservations for Sunday Brunch. And, if your lunch party is 6 or more, reservations are a good idea then too. We want to have a great table ready for you! We hope that you’re soon enjoying a long-standing Valle Crucis tradition: Southern Hospitality!
Yes! We will remain open during the winter! Our Winter Schedule begins in January when we will be open Friday through Sunday. Call with any questions: 828-963-6301
Fri – Sat: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and 5:30 to 9:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thurs: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm