Welcome to Silver Oak. Silver Oak was established and created based on the love and passion that the founders, Matt McCormack and the late Megan Palmer, had for Napa Valley, California. They frequently traveled to the valley and shared a dream to construct a clubhouse in Mystic that had the look and feel of some of their favorite wineries and tasting rooms. Megan voiced her desire to create a truly unique place for friends and guests in a way that Southeastern Connecticut has never experienced before. So the quest began.
The property at 90 Welles Road was purchased in late 2014. Sitting on this property was a classic farmhouse built in 1790. Although the building itself was beyond repair, it contained the magic to creating our charming, new, distinctive clubhouse. The house was carefully dismantled, enabling us to salvage the original stonework, flooring, posts and beams for repurposing in our building. Through our research, we came to discover and appreciate the methods used in construction by the settlers, which has been incorporated throughout the clubhouse. Looking closely, you may notice the roman numerals etched into the repurposed floorboards and beams, one of the many distinct building methods of that era.
Approaching the main entrance, you will be greeted by a classic stone wall enclosing our pergola and patio area. All of the stonework in and around the clubhouse is original from the farmhouse. Upon walking into the building you can’t miss the impressive twenty-foot, hand-built stonework encasing the chimney and mantle area surrounding the fireplace. The variance in color that gives each stone its rare look harkens back to the more than 225 years of fires they were seasoned from. Much of the original woodwork from the farmhouse can be seen throughout Silver Oak including the large hand cut beams that surround the main entrance and bar, to the reclaimed wood on the walls and custom built farmhouse tables. We have created a truly exceptional gathering area that incorporates old world charm mixed with modern innovation, including our state of the art sound system and lighting, as well as the little touches such as the 25-year-old cabernet vine hanging above the fireplace which was brought in from Cakebread Vineyard, one of Megan’s favorites.
We welcome you to share in the experience of what we believe is something very special. This exceptional facility is dedicated to Megan and the love and hard work she put into Silver Oak.