FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The Gaines Estate property in Fayetteville, WV was originally purchased shortly after the Civil War by Major Theophilus Gaines, a soldier in the Union Army and former Judge Advocate for southern West Virginia. In 1920, his grandson L. Ebersole Gaines built the current Neo-Colonial style house that stands today. In 2008, a fire nearly destroyed the house. Cascade Properties LLC purchased The Gaines Estate in 2012 and restored the house as close as possible to its original design and condition. Since opening for business in 2020, the estate has been used as a meeting, event, and wedding venue.
On Friday, February 16, 2024, a fine dining restaurant will be added to the services offered by The Gaines Estate. The restaurant will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 5pm to 10pm. The lounge will open at 4:00 PM. Cascade Properties LLC has hired Chef Shane Blankenship and Sous-Chef Greg Lilly (both formerly of Dobra Zupas) to create classic American cuisine for upscale dining. The chefs have designed a simple classic affordable menu with favorites such as a signature burger, filet au poivre, as well as a Tuscan chicken and gnocchi.
Diners will experience the elegant atmosphere of having dinner in a 1920s era mansion restored to its former glory! The Gaines Estate restoration included a beautifully designed lounge reminiscent of the prohibition era and a southern style patio where patrons are encouraged to relax prior to dinner or after work with a hand-crafted cocktail and appetizers. The Gaines Estate will continue to function as a meeting, event, and wedding venue. The restaurant will close on days when large weddings and other events are scheduled. Reservations are recommended to ensure that diners will be seated at a table when desired.
Bill Wells, one of the owners of The Gaines Estate stated, “We are excited to welcome Chefs Blankenship and Lilly to our staff and to offer upscale casual and fine dining cuisine to the public. The historic elegance of The Gaines Estate and the al fresco dining opportunities of the mansion’s two decks and covered porch with views of the landscaped grounds surrounding the estate will offer a unique and memorable dining experience in southern West Virginia.”
Reservations for dinner and inquiries about meetings, events, and weddings can be made by calling 304-382-7509.