The Balch House, Barn, & More Eastwood's Charming History
You may think we’re just like all the other venues in Northern Virginia, but one visit to Eastwood will persuade you otherwise. Eastwood has organically grown into its new identity because it was never specifically designed to be a public venue location. Eastwood always held a special place in the heart of its owner, Reta Rodgers, who originally owned the farm in the early 1990s before selling it a few years later. For nearly twenty years, Eastwood’s manor home, gardens, and barns were neglected and reached a dangerous state of disrepair. It even almost became a 100+ home subdivision at one point!
When Mrs. Rodgers was presented with the opportunity to repurchase her old love, she seized it with both hands and commenced to lovingly and meticulously restoring it from its state of severe disrepair. It took more than four years with the hearts and souls of master craftsmen poured into every board, nail, and stone that exists at Eastwood today. The passion and talent that was put into the Balch house, barn, and more makes Eastwood such a special location. Eastwood represents a place of pride for those who worked to restore her back to her glory, but more importantly, it’s an integral part of Fauquier County’s history and we feel the responsibility and desire to share that with you.