About Us

The Barn at Silver Oaks Estate

The Barn at Silver Oaks Estate was once the Winthrop Lodge and Cottages, Lakefront 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 horse 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. An evolving renovation and landscaping program has truly transformed the barn creating 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 the award winning venue that it is today.

Meet the Owners

Gene and Veronica Carbona




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 couples & their families, helping them foster ideas and aiding in the process of planning their luxury 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 financial, 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 property.

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 service our events. We have formed dozens of collaborations with area florists, caterers, musicians, seamstresses, bakers,  rental companies and more. These events have already boosted our local economy and our local shop owners could not be happier!



Our 20 year old son Kyle, in addition to attending college full time, is the property supervisor during events. He is one of our hardest workers and is dedicated to quality & professionalism.



Our 11 year old, Dante, helps his Mom, Dad and especially his Brother, with any tasks that may need attention. He’s a blessing to have around and he takes his job very seriously and is always willing to help!

Above photos; Olivia Copelyn Photography