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Vinton Manor

Vinton Manor Owned and under restoration/renovation by Rich and Erin Smith. Registered with the Jefferson County and National Registries of Historic Places

**Now selling local, raw honey!**

This page was created to share our journey with friends and family, as well as those who just love old historic sites. From the application for the National Historic Registry: "The Jacks-Manning Farm, also known as the Vinton Farm was built around 1840 for Robert Jacks near Charles Town, West Virginia, in the Greek Revival style. Jacks had married Julia Davenport

**Now selling local, raw honey!**

This page was created to share our journey with friends and family, as well as those who just love old historic sites. From the application for the National Historic Registry: "The Jacks-Manning Farm, also known as the Vinton Farm was built around 1840 for Robert Jacks near Charles Town, West Virginia, in the Greek Revival style. Jacks had married Julia Davenport

Operating as usual

Tavis always does an amazing job. He already rebuilt all our chimneys when we first started renovations and now he is wo...
06/09/2021

Tavis always does an amazing job. He already rebuilt all our chimneys when we first started renovations and now he is working on a new project for us. We love having him out here. Can't wait to see how it looks when he's done!

Hot summer evenings... Too hot to get anything productive done around here! #manorhouse #historicproperty #historichome ...
08/14/2020

Hot summer evenings... Too hot to get anything productive done around here!

#manorhouse #historicproperty #historichome #greekrevival #historicrenovation #laboroflove #CharlesTown #westvirgina #jeffersoncounty

Too soon they will leave the nest...#barnswallow
07/15/2020

Too soon they will leave the nest...
#barnswallow

Thought I would open the window this morning to enjoy the beautiful weather... Instead I find out the painters painted i...
06/12/2020

Thought I would open the window this morning to enjoy the beautiful weather... Instead I find out the painters painted it shut last week. πŸ™„

05/04/2020

We are finally at the stage of our porch renovations where the column of the portico that had been home to bees for the last five years finally came down! The bees moved out, but they left behind this beautiful comb and there was even some capped honey in there!

#renolife #renovations #historichome #historicproperty #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #greekrevival

Happy Easter!
04/13/2020

Happy Easter!

Porch/portico renovations have been going on since October! I thought we'd have a nice porch to enjoy by the time the we...
04/03/2020

Porch/portico renovations have been going on since October! I thought we'd have a nice porch to enjoy by the time the weather started warming up, but I guess we'll have to wait a little longer!

#oldhomes #renolife #historichomes #greekrevival #columnsfordays

We stopped in at Sibling Coffee Roasters to check them out. The Raspberry Cold Brew was amazing! #newtoCharlesTown #fres...
01/19/2020

We stopped in at Sibling Coffee Roasters to check them out. The Raspberry Cold Brew was amazing! #newtoCharlesTown #freshraspberrysauce #giveitaswirl #newfavorite

When you're in your car, but that rainbow over town is just too good to pass up! #CharlesTown #WV #historicCharlesTown#c...
07/25/2019

When you're in your car, but that rainbow over town is just too good to pass up!

#CharlesTown #WV #historicCharlesTown
#charlestownnow

We love our historic home! 😍
07/03/2019

We love our historic home! 😍

Located just outside of Charles Town, the Jacks-Manning Farm, also known as Vinton Farm, has remained in the family for over 150 years.

"Constructed in ca. 1840, the house is an excellent example of the Greek Revival style, and is graced by a porte cochère [a roofed structure extending from the entrance of a building over a driveway made to shelter those getting in or out of vehicles] supported by Doric columns. Members of both families played significant roles in the political and social development of Charles Town." (Historic West Virginia: The National Register of Historic Places)

Vinton Farm was built for Robert Jacks, a prominent Jefferson County planter, as the seat of a large agricultural complex. He married Julia Davenport, member of one of Jefferson County's most prominent and influential families.

Her father, Abraham Davenport, was one of the first justices of the peace when Jefferson County was formed in 1801 and was High Sheriff of Jefferson County. Julia's brother, Braxton Davenport was also active in local affairs, even reaching the national spotlight when, as chief justice of the Jefferson County magistrate court in 1859, he presided over the incarceration of abolitionist John Brown. He also served three terms in the Virginia Assembly.

Vinton Farm was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

Egg thief. 😑
07/01/2019

Egg thief. 😑

06/27/2019

Bearding bees taken out by the storm! #wildandwonderfulwv

The Weather Channel We Love Weather Weather Underground

Bzz, bzz!
03/28/2019

Bzz, bzz!

We are grateful for all our friends and family who continue to support us in all the things we do here at Vinton! Have a...
11/22/2018

We are grateful for all our friends and family who continue to support us in all the things we do here at Vinton! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

We voted today, did you?!
11/06/2018

We voted today, did you?!

Mountaineer Popcorn Company is shipping out popcorn made with Vinton Honey! Did you know they can ship some to you too??
09/11/2018

Mountaineer Popcorn Company is shipping out popcorn made with Vinton Honey! Did you know they can ship some to you too??

Just shipping 300 minis of Honey Roasted Pecan. Always a fun sight walking into the post office with 50 pound boxes of popcorn. πŸ‘€

This is the coolest chrysalis I've seen around here! #variegatedfrittilary @ Vinton Manor & Apiary
09/09/2018

This is the coolest chrysalis I've seen around here! #variegatedfrittilary @ Vinton Manor & Apiary

09/04/2018

Caution: 🐍

Looking for bees at the MSV. The whole Lego exhibit was great! And the bees were happily working away in the gardens. 🐝🐝...
08/30/2018

Looking for bees at the MSV. The whole Lego exhibit was great! And the bees were happily working away in the gardens. 🐝🐝 Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

08/29/2018

Uh oh.... Where did you come from?! I can't imagine why anyone would want to leave their hive on this 95 degree day... Swarming, absconding, either way it's too hot for this business! 🐝🐝

Does anything say August like peaches? We only found Uvilla Orchard a few years ago, but we love getting their amazing p...
08/10/2018

Does anything say August like peaches? We only found Uvilla Orchard a few years ago, but we love getting their amazing peaches! We definitely had to get out there for their last season. You can also find them at the local farmers market. Wishing them the best in their retirement!!
#uvillaorchard #uvillaorchards #uvilla #jeffersoncounty #jeffersoncountywv #wildandwonderfulwv #peaches #hummingbirdmoth

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08/04/2018

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So many butterflies today. They are happy to see the sun out too!! πŸŒžπŸ¦‹
07/26/2018

So many butterflies today. They are happy to see the sun out too!! πŸŒžπŸ¦‹

Is it chicken predator week around here or what? This hawk was just just chilling in the shade near the house. #wildandw...
07/11/2018

Is it chicken predator week around here or what? This hawk was just just chilling in the shade near the house. #wildandwonderful #wv @ Vinton Manor & Apiary

It's not bad enough that the raccoons are trying to tear our chicken coop up every night, now this?! #wildandwonderful #...
07/09/2018

It's not bad enough that the raccoons are trying to tear our chicken coop up every night, now this?! #wildandwonderful #wv @ Vinton Manor & Apiary

After the rain... 🌈#rainbow
06/23/2018

After the rain... 🌈#rainbow

The linden are just starting to open! I think they smell amazing and the breeze is carrying the smell right to me. Hopin...
06/12/2018

The linden are just starting to open! I think they smell amazing and the breeze is carrying the smell right to me. Hoping for sunny, warm days ahead so the bees can finally collect some nectar around here and maybe salvage a small honey crop!

06/06/2018

New weather station is up and running! Vinton Farm weather is back up on the weather underground app for all our fellow #weathergeek. πŸŒ‘οΈπŸŒ¬οΈβ›ˆοΈπŸ”†

After all the humidity and rain, today was a beautiful day! I love being able to open the windows and doors and let the ...
06/06/2018

After all the humidity and rain, today was a beautiful day! I love being able to open the windows and doors and let the breeze blow through. #noactonight #clouds #sunset #wildandwonderfulwvweather #almostheaven

We're all happy to finally see the sun out again!  @Vinton Manor & Apiary
05/21/2018

We're all happy to finally see the sun out again! @Vinton Manor & Apiary

We have had so much rain this week that I'm afraid we are going to float away! I can't tell you how much rain though, be...
05/18/2018

We have had so much rain this week that I'm afraid we are going to float away! I can't tell you how much rain though, because our Weather Underground station took a beating from all that hail. The wind even bent the metal pole it is attached to!

Plus, all this rain during locust nectar flow is making for some very unhappy bees and beekeepers!! 🐝🐝

Pictures from Monday's storm. Lots of hail damage!
05/18/2018

Pictures from Monday's storm. Lots of hail damage!

Babysitting some bees! Our bee club nucs were delivered this morning. When the sun goes down we'll "lock" them up so the...
05/08/2018

Babysitting some bees! Our bee club nucs were delivered this morning. When the sun goes down we'll "lock" them up so they are ready to go to their new homes.

What is a nuc? A nucleus colony is a small colony with 3 to 5 frames of worker bees, a laying queen, brood and honey stores (food). There are several reasons for nucs, but these will be transferred into regular hives and given some tlc to hopefully become full-sized colonies!

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I have been trying to get into your site to see if you have honey yet, and when I click on shop now it won't open.