The historic Silvermine Tavern and Inn will undergo a renovation by Glazer Group in the coming year. The restaurant, inn and mercantile will remain in their existing locations and the completed project under the new identity "GrayBarns on the Silvermine River" will be introduced in 2017. With a reduced capacity of the restaurant and inn, guests will be able to enjoy the historic environment that re-establishes what was once an essential community gathering place for guests from near and far.
The area known as the parking lot is a 1.6-acre field where we have built four barn homes. The homes are designed to fit in with the historic environment of the Silvermine area. The traditional barn frames and beams as well as the wide board old oak floors tie each home to the natural environment. With custom built kitchens and contemporary mechanics, fixtures, and appliances, each home reflects a modern lifestyle.
The Village has an authentic feel of gravel roads, horse fencing and stonewalls as well as field meadow grass and sod around the immediate homes themselves. There are outdoor gardens and sitting areas contained in each home as well.
The Village is separated from the parking area below by fencing and landscaping that insures privacy for the homes above.
In the space adjacent to the inn, the tavern was traditionally occupied by a 200+ seat restaurant. The building that fronts River Rd. will have an updated layout and allow for 60+ people in a more intimate setting. With dramatic new features such as a prominent bar that overlooks the Silvermine River, a large stone fireplace and seating area for cold winter nights, the restaurant will embody warmth and rustic elegance. The menu will be crafted from classic American culinary roots.
Adjacent to the village, the barn will serve as an event location for community events and private functions. The barn is a unique old frame that was disassembled in upstate New York and rebuilt on site.
Originally the inn provided for 12 individual guest rooms, GrayBarns will rebuild around the original post and beam structure, six beautifully appointed accommodations with modern full baths and seating areas that will lead out to private terraces. With a boutique feel and luxury appeal, the inn will fill a void for upscale comfort in the Tri-state area.
For the past century the antique store has served as a commissary for everything from daily goods to antiques. GrayBarns will renovate the entire space around the architectural details of the large windows and restore the original porch that was boarded up many years ago. The new store will feature country market staples as well as carefully curated items for the home.