Mountain View Barn

Back at the turn of the 20th century, when Jacob VanWagener built his farm, he couldn’t have imagined that it would provide fun and memories to thousands of Southern Idahoans well into the 21st century. But the lava rock barn built on the property — the earliest stone building in Jerome County — is now home to a popular coffee shop and restaurant.

The barn left the VanWagener family’s hands in the late 1930s, when it was purchased by its longtime caretakers. It was sold several times in the ensuing decades, finally finding its new purpose as an entertainment venue when John and Marie Spanbauer bought it in the 1990s. In 2014, Nina and John Hollifield became the latest owners of this property, establishing the restaurant and expanding to include specialty shops. The barn frequently hosts events and weddings in its lofted dance hall.

Mountain View Barn serves breakfast, lunch, and has just started adding the occasional dinner. Sit down to a hot plate of traditional sausage, hash browns, and eggs, or go healthy with fresh fruit and yogurt. Or, if you’re not up for a full meal, grab a latte from the coffee bar and peruse specialty shop offerings like Ruffles and Spurs, Yarn at the Barn, Country Elegance, and much more.

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