About Us

The Barn at Silver Oaks Estate

The Barn at Silver Oaks Estate was once the Winthrop Lodge and Cottages Resort dating back to the early 1920’s where many out of state visitors spent their summers. The property is fondly known by many as the former Maranacook Feed Barn, where, for decades, local families bought their grain and feed for chickens and other livestock. It was bought as a derelict property with its several neglected barns in the Fall of 2015 by locals, Gene and Veronica Carbona. The site was a blank canvas of fields with only the abandoned Barns. Over a period of several months a constantly evolving renovation and landscaping program has truly transformed the barn and  has created beautiful gardens, which are available for guests to enjoy. The barn, nestled among the 10 waterfront acres have been lovingly restored and brought back to life, turning The Barn at Silver Oaks Estate into what it is today.

Meet the Owners


Veronica is in charge of all aspects of design. She has planned with great detail each and every project related to the property.  She works in the medical field and is also a talented and versatile artist who loves to work with people, helping them gather ideas and aiding in the process of planning an event. Her design concepts have been so well received over the past year that she has now launched a new component to our company named Silver Oaks Design. Ask her for more details.


Retiring in 2016 after a 30 year career in the pharmaceutical industry, Gene now manages the business side of our company. He develops and implements all finance, legal, marketing and business plans with great enthusiasm and dedication, ensuring professional results. He tirelessly cares for the property, completing all maintenance, repair & new construction.  He is also on site most days and is available to arrange tours of the estate.

The Barn at Silver Oaks is proud to be a local and family owned business. We work hard to ensure that our local vendors are given the opportunity to cater to our wedding parties. We have formed dozens of collaborations with florists, caterers, musicians, seamstresses, bakers, rustic furniture rental companies and more. These events have already boosted our local economy and our local shop owners could not be happier! ( If you are a local area vendor and would like to work with us to provide services for these events, please visit our contact us page and drop us a line. )


Our 17 year old son, Kyle also is involved in helping out at the barn. He is the barn supervisor during events and is available for hire during receptions for bussing tables, bar-backing, and trash collection & removal. He is one of our hardest workers.


Our 9 year old also pitches in wherever he can. During the week, all summer, he cruises around the property picking up branches and trash. He also assists vendors with loading and unloading supplies for the barn.