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Please feel free to call us at (863) 956-1362 during business hours. You can also send an email to, or use the contact form to the right.

167 Hwy 557A
Lake Alfred, FL, 33850
United States

(863) 956-1362


Easy to spot three miles south of exit 48 on Interstate 4 in Polk County, the old-fashioned red barn is the most prominent tourist destination in a rural area otherwise known for lakes, groves and unspoiled country roads.
— Jim Abbott
My girlfriends used to tease me. They were shopping for clothes and I was buying antique furniture,” she said. “I loved The Barn because I could get quality furniture from people that I really trust.
— Shannon Cloud
Encounter The Barn  December 7th, 2016

Encounter The Barn
December 7th, 2016

...blending the steadfast tradition of antiques with today’s relaxed decorating trends enables homes to be decorated with eclectic flair. Throw in the environmental benefits and [The Barn’s] antique furniture becomes a contemporary design accent.
— Donna Kelly
This complex began in 1969 when Ed Wales [built] a small tin-roofed building on the family ranch. Over the years it has grown from one small building to a complex of country buildings that present a lovely afternoon of shopping and lunch out.
— Inside Polk Staff
Nestled in the high pines of Lake Alfred is The Barn Antiques. Family-owned and operated since 1969, The Barn Antiques has been a bucket list hit for many and a staple in home furnishings and gifts for more in Central Florida.
— Cindy Adams

In 1960, Mrs. Wales established Lazy W Ranch Day Camp. The ranch offered horseback riding, swimming and other recreation to local boys and girls for 35 years.

After founding The Barn Antiques in 1969 she worked alongside three generations of her family until retiring last May at the age of 90.
— Rhonda Gentle