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.
4.8 on September 03, 2018
Our second stay. Wonderful! Quiet. Beautiful Highly recommended! Dinner at the local crab co is a must!!
5 on August 26, 2018
Amazing views, service, and hospitality!
5 on June 06, 2018
My husband & I stopped here after 6 hours of driving- this was the midpoint of our travel to NC where we are relocating to from Florida. What a wonderful respite Dunham Farms was for us! Becky greeted us warmly and made sure we lacked for nothing. The grounds are beautiful & peaceful. The fabulous breakfast fortified us well enough to make the rest of our trip in great shape!
4.8 on May 21, 2018
Great, great, great place. Nice and peaceful. Service was excellent, Becky was a gem! Food, very delicious. Wish i stayed longer!
4.4 on May 07, 2018
Wanted to go to a B&B for a night for our anniversary, only one that would let us for one night. About 45 minutes from Savannah, easy drive. Was nice to get away from city, noise, etc. Room was very nice, grounds were beautiful. Inn keeper was great, had flowers there for my wife, breakfast was great. Would definitely stay there again.
5 on April 14, 2018
I would highly recommend staying here. The grounds are stunning and it’s a special, unique place to experience. It was a bit out of the way but worth it. Breakfast was amazing and Becky was very welcoming.
4.2 on April 11, 2018
Beautiful and quiet setting away from the nearby tourist locations. Nice to take a peaceful walk and watch the birds on the marsh after a busy day.
4.0 on March 02, 2018
Dunham Farms is filled with nature and history. Take a tour with Meredith to learn all about this property and goals for the future. Preservation is extremely important. Try to visit in the Spring when everything is blooming. Serene and Peaceful relaxation. Staff is Wonderful and go out of their way to respond to all requests. Rooms are not fancy, but considering they were stables, outstanding renovation! Very comfortable and quiet. No need to lock any doors. Visit and Enjoy
4.6 on February 02, 2018
Beckys breakfasts were outstanding. Meredith took us on a wonderful tour of the property. She was a fount of information on history and nature on the Plantation.
5 on January 04, 2018
Great hospitality, Thank you Becky for the wonderful breakfast and Meredith for all the History about your family and taking us on a beautiful hike!
This exceptionally large and comfortable room makes up as a king or twins. It has brass beds, rich paneling, antique prints, handmade furniture and quilts. It has a large, inviting living room area with table and chairs for games or private tea (or champagne for honeymooners). There are enormous closets and a large, brick-floored bath. It's secluded and very private! The splendid view looks down on the barn's magnificent cathedral oak grove and its lawn is splashed with sun and shadow. Brilliant colored foliage enlivens the fall landscape.
This sunny twin room in The Barn's old hayloft is a favorite. The lemony walls, white iron twin beds – or a king, if you prefer – and handmade quilts are a cheerful compliment to the colorful linens, flowers and Tiffany lamps. The tall, weathered chest is original to The Barn. This room has a huge walk-in closet and an airy, brick-floored bath. Behind the lace curtains is a tree-top view of the 100-year-old pecan orchard.
Loft (second story) The main room makes up as a king or twins and there is a queen sofa bed in the private sitting room beyond. The colors throughout are muted, setting off the etched glass windows, brass beds, handmade furniture, and original documents from the life of U.S. Congressman and once-Savannah Mayor Rufus Ezekiel Lester, a fascinating character in the post-Civil War New South and Laura's great-grandfather. There are two double closets and a bright, sunny bath. All windows look down on holly, dogwood and ancient oak trees and the river beyond.
This king is often chosen for romantic weekends, honeymoons and anniversaries. The decor features antique brass lamps and bed, silk flowers and handmade furniture and quilts. An exterior door leads to the side lawn and from there to wooded trails. Old barn beams adorn the entry and bath, and the floors are a mix of carpeting and brick. Windows on two walls offer stunning views of the cathedral oak grove on one side and the river on the other. It is perhaps The Barn's most spectacular setting.
Everything about this cozy, queen-sized room is upbeat. Blue and gold patchwork pillows and quilt are covering soft white linens on the beautiful brass bed. Oil paintings, interesting lamps and warm pine furniture are highlighted by a large country wardrobe cupboard made by a local craftsman. There is a brick-floored bath and a private outside door that opens into the side lawn and wooded trails. The view reaches across the side lawn to the ancient pecan orchard and to the river.
A wood-beamed hall lined with prints and old nautical charts leads to this large, sunny room that can be either a king or twins. Much of the furniture is unusual, blue-washed barn wood. Other pieces are hand-crafted from pine, including the locally-made "deacon's chair." Brass beds, patchwork quilts, a large bath and a dressing area with lots of storage. This spacious room has an outside entrance and a lovely view of the pecan orchard, side lawn, trail head, the river, salt marshes and a tiny island (hammock) beyond.
As with many of The Barn's doors, this one was salvaged from an old Victorian home in Savannah. The room is also The Barn's most unusual and a staff favorite. The private nooks leading to the queen bedroom feature rough barn beams and include a small study/writing area, a dressing room with a blanket chest and closet, and a large bath. The main room has an antique brass queen bed, rustic quilt and hand-rubbed, painted or pine furniture. Windows on two sides of this corner room offer a double view of the river, oaks and marshes. A private outside entry leads to river bluff seating areas that are perfect for birding, moonrises and sunrises, reading or just plain goofing off.
This charming, fresh green and white room is named for the indomitable small pony who once lived there. It has white iron twin beds that can be made into a roomy king, patchwork quilts, 'deacon's chairs' and green-washed, barn wood cupboards. The entry hall has an ample closet. The bath is completely handicap accessible with a built-in shower seat, bars and a wall-hung sink. A comfortable room with or without a wheelchair. The view incorporates an enormous oak, wound with wisteria, that showers the ground with lavender blossoms in spring. The farm animals graze and hang out in the nearby pasture.
This tranquil, shaded green room is decorated with mahogany chests, twin post beds, country prints and eye-appealing linens of green, white and Battenberg lace. The bathroom and entry hall feature beams from the former barn, brick floors and an antique window. Barn wood corner cupboards display china. A desk, large table and chairs complete the room. The corner location offers two views of farm animals browsing in the ancient oak grove. Dogwood and wisteria offer stunning spring interest. The river is seen from one of the views.
Queen, Twins, Sofa Bed Guest House
Riverside/Marshfront, 6000-acre private estate, Countryside
Savannah, GA (SAV) 30 miles
To maintain the privacy of our guests, we provide directions only upon booking.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, 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
Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Pool, Sports equipment rental, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wet bar , High-speed fiber optic internet
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
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, Pickleball court & equipment, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports
Laura & Meredith Devendorf
Cats , Horse, mini horse, mini mule
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!