Dunham Farms

5836 Islands Hwy. , Midway, GA 31320 USA (Show map)

About

Dunham Farms is a family-owned and operated, nature-based hideaway a short, 35-minute drive from the Old World charm of Savannah, Georgia. This gorgeous, pristine part of the vanishing Georgia coast offers sweeping river views, mysterious wetlands and majestic moss-draped ancient oaks. With luxurious country house lodging accommodations and gourmet dining, Dunham Farms has a special appeal to those who enjoy a quiet, secluded and beautiful break from the rest of the world. Overnight guests are nestled in the middle of 6,000 completely private acres of forests, marshes and fields. Nearby Melon Bluff Nature and Heritage Reserve features an unspoiled 2,200-acre landscape of woods, marshes and river provide miles and miles of private grassy trails abounding with wildlife.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Dunham farms

5 on September 20, 2016

We will be back. Absolutely the most peaceful, wonderful bed and breakfast that I have stayed at.


Dunham Farms - an awesome visit

5 on September 19, 2016

Quiet 6,000 acre nature retreat with spacious, well appointed, claen rooms in a recently remodeled vintage barn. Fantastic breakfasts prepared by the incredibly talented owner and her awesome staff. Opportunities for kayaking, wildlife viewing and photography, and hiking. An amazing place filled with history dating back to 1755. We have stayed at many bed and breakfasts - this is the best! A perfect setting for a very relaxing getaway.


Beautiful!

5 on July 24, 2016

Stayed on the way to Florida. Wish we could have stayed two nights. Beautiful area, great breakfast, incredibly peaceful.


Beautiful and Relaxing

4.2 on July 18, 2016

We stayed there for two nights on the way to Tybee Island. The grounds were beautiful and the room was very comfortable and cozy. The owners were away but our hosts were just great. Breakfast was waiting on the table each morning and it was delicious. We also found the BEST seafood restaurant "Sunbury Crab Co". We ate there both nights and it turned out to be the best seafood restaurant of our entire vacation.


wonderful quiet getaway!

4.2 on May 09, 2016

We loved our stay at Dunham Farms!! The setting is gorgeous, renovation on the barn is amazing; The rooms are CLEAN, cozy and quiet. Quick drive to Savannah for an afternoon of shopping and dining turned out to be the perfect distance. We did have a problem with the upstairs AC not cooling well (it was the first really hot weekend of the year), but a quick call to the staff had us moved into another room downstairs in just minutes. We will definitely be staying here again for our future kid-free getways from Jax.


Love this place!

5 on April 26, 2016

This was my second stay at Dunham Farms, it doesn't get better than this folks. The grounds alone are worth the stay. The owners are gracious hosts, the beds are comfortable, the rooms are spotless, and the food was delicious. Ready to go back!!


Great stay at Dunham Farms!

5 on April 04, 2016

This is the second review I've done regarding our stay at Dunham Farms. Never have we ever enjoyed a more serene relaxing stay at a Bed and Breakfast. We thoroughly enjoyed walking the grounds. So beautiful as the azaleas were in full bloom and the living oaks also added to the serenity and beauty we felt during our stay. Also loved the History provided by our hostesses Laura and Meredith who couldn't have been more attentive and charming. Thank you again. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Naiukow Merritt, MI.


Our Favorite B & B

5 on February 24, 2016

My wife and I visited for our 4th time Feb 12-15 this year. We love to exprience new places but we just can't seem to pull ourselves away from this place! Meredith and Laura are incredible hosts who make you feel so at home. The history, nature, picturesque settings, accomodations and breakfasts are all incredible. I would highly recommend booking their dinners as well...their home cooked meals are absolutley incredible. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a quiet, relaxing, laid back, beautiful getaway.


Paradise Close to Home

5 on February 17, 2016

My wife and I booked a stay with the Dunham Farms Bed and Breakfast because it was only a few hours away and we wanted to stay at a place that was quiet and close to nature. We were not disappointed. The entrance from the highway is an unimposing unpaved road draped with beautiful mature trees filled with Spanish moss. My wife and I enjoyed walking the property, admiring the nature of the tidal marshes and taking photographs. We saw a raccoon, along with various woodpeckers, kingfishers, warblers, egrets, herons, and others. The room was comfortable and decorated with antique furnishings reminding you of the history of the property. The breakfast was delicious and proprietors, Laura and Meredith, were delightful as they enthusiastically shared stories about the land and their family. We plan to return to Dunham Farms because the real attraction is not the room itself, but the natural, unspoiled beauty of the land, the history of the property, and the fascinating history of Laura and Meredith's family, which traces its roots back to a land grant from the King of England in 1755. This property will appeal to anyone interested in nature, quiet locales for weddings or family gatherings, birding, kayaking, hiking, seafood, archaeology, colonial American history, African America history, or the history of early Spanish colonization of North America. I rarely write reviews, but our stay was so enjoyable, I had to share with others who may be considering a visit to the area. Laura and Meredith, we sincerely enjoyed our stay.


Fantastic B & B located on the Georgia Marsh and waterways!

5 on October 06, 2015

Fantastic location on the Georgia marsh and waterways! Dunham Farm is a rustic but very elegant charmer! Meredith met us with a warm welcome and platter of hot and cold snacks. We stayed in the converted barn, our room was very comfortable and was decorated with lovely antique furniture. Can't say enough about the location, we enjoyed complimentary coffee and teas in the guest sitting area, before strolling along the waterway and checking out the indoor swimming pool. Meredith directed us to the Crab Company restaurant nearby for dinner, most enjoyable. We also enjoyed chatting with our hostess who is very knowledgeable about the history of the area! Lots to do in the way of outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking and bird watching, as well as a few historic sites nearby. Having only one night to enjoy Dunham Farms this trip we opted to relax by the water and watch for wildlife! After a gourmet breakfast we sadly said our goodbyes, but we will be back very soon now that we have found our new favorite Bed and Breakfast Inn!!!


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Rooms & Rates

Hideaway Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Yellow Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Rufus E. Lester Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Cathedral Oaks

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Blue Queen

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Pecan Orchard

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room with the Funky Door

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Yes I Can

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Plantation Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Riverside/Marshfront, 6000-acre private estate, Countryside

Airport

Savannah, GA (SAV) 30 miles

Directions to property:

To maintain the privacy of our guests, we provide directions only upon booking.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Farm

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Screened & covered outdoor pool, Kayaking, 15+ miles private nature trails, Recreation building with foosball & board games, Wine list, Complimentary soft drinks

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Historic Gardens on-site, Historic Gardens on-site, Historic Gardens on-site, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside smoking area
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: A one-night deposit (without tax) is required at the time of booking.
  • Cancellations: All reservations must be held with a valid credit card or cash deposit equivalent to one night without tax. Reservations must be cancelled 7 days prior to the check-in date. If cancelled 7 or more days ahead of arrival, the deposit less a 10% administrative fee will be refunded. Reservations cancelled fewer than 7 days ahead of check-in forfeit the full deposit. Early departures will be charged 1/2 of the remaining room charges.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Laura & Meredith Devendorf

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , Horse, mini horse, mini mule

About the innkeepers

Award-winning conservationists and environmental educators; Laura is a retired professional artist and art critic, and Meredith is finishing her doctorate in American history. Both are gourmet cooks and great storytellers!

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


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