Dunham Farms

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


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.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Our second time there

4.8 on September 03, 2018

Our second stay. Wonderful! Quiet. Beautiful Highly recommended! Dinner at the local crab co is a must!!

Awesome birthday weekend!

5 on August 26, 2018

Amazing views, service, and hospitality!

Just what we needed!!

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!

Great getaway!

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.

A special experience

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.

peaceful getaway

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.

Unique and Special Place

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

A Great Way to End Our Vacation

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!

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Rooms & Rates

Hideaway Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Yellow Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Rufus E. Lester Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Cathedral Oaks

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Blue Queen

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Pecan Orchard

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Room with the Funky Door

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Yes I Can

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Plantation Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Palmyra Cottage

Queen, Twins, Sofa Bed Guest House

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Lolly's House

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Check Dates


Location Type

Riverside/Marshfront, 6000-acre private estate, Countryside


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, 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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Farm

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wheelchair access, 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, Pickleball court & equipment, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • 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



Laura & Meredith Devendorf

Languages spoken


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!

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 8:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian