Dunham Farms

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

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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.


Quiet and comfortable!

3.6 on December 21, 2017

We were only there for one night but the accommodations were great. An innkeeper came out to greet us when we drove up. She baked us cookies, showed us around, and was back the next morning to cooks us a sophisticated breakfast. I thoroughly recommend.


Nothing short of PERFECT

5 on November 26, 2017

This was our first time at an actual B&B. My girlfriend and I were stunned with how peaceful, beautiful, & perfect Dunham Farms was from beginning to end! Our Inn keeper(Becky) was more than kind and helpful with anything and everything we needed. It was such a wonderful place I proposed to my now Fiancé there and we will be planning to to have our wedding there in the near future aswell. We will definitely make this “our place” after the amazing experience we had there.


Wonderful and Peaceful

5 on October 18, 2017

Everyone was wonderful and Meredith is an awesome chef. . We want to revisit soon!


Relaxing stay

5 on July 18, 2017

If you like amenities but like spending time outside on the Georgia coast, Dunham Farms has the land. You can swim, canoe, kayak, or just relax.


A MUST SEE!

4.8 on April 05, 2017

Dunham Farms is like going back in time at an exquisite southern plantation. Our hostess Meredith, greeted us outside when we pulled in and walked with us to the bluff overlooking the tidal flats. After we toured around the property we were escorted to the Palmyra barn with the most wonderful rooms furnished with upscale linens and comfortable furnishings. Our breakfast was wonderful! Our only consideration with our stay was that we could only spend one night. The next time we visit Dunham Farms, we are going to plan on a much longer stay to take advantage of everything the plantation has to offer. Thank you Meredith!


An Idyllic setting that is picturesque in its natural simplicity

4.6 on February 10, 2017

If your desire is to find a place that is bucolic, pastoral and peaceful, then you need to visit Dunham Farms. The hosts and staff are delightfully congenial and really try to accommodate all reasonable needs. I will definitely go back.


Magical Christmas!

5 on December 15, 2016

I combined a stay at Dunham Farms with their Christmas Illumination Night gathering. This was a surprise for my significant other to start the Christmas season. Let's just say she was thrilled and my expectations were far exceeded! Absolutely magical evening and stay! The B&B is wonderful! Full of low country charm. So peaceful and quite. We had a wonderful sunrise view of the river, right through the windows of our room! The staff is equally warm and charming. We will definitely return! Looking forward to visiting during warmer weather for some kayaking!


An amazing weekend!

5 on December 09, 2016

My wife and I traveled to Dunham farms for our 5th wedding anniversary. We needed some down time and a lot of relaxation and this was the place. First impression driving on to the property was breath taking, the farther on the property we went the more excited we became. We literally felt like we left the modern day world at the gate. The rooms are excellent nothing more than what we needed, had amazing views, were extremely clean and were perfectly comfortable. The views on the property you just have to see for yourself. We ended up being the only 2 staying that weekend and thought we might get shorted, we didn't we felt pampered. Scott cooked an amazing breakfast both mornings and talked to us like we were old friends. We met the owners but I don't recall their names but were great! Its a small drive from Savannah but its worth the drive for the relaxation. We highly recommend and so long to make a trip back. This is honestly the first vacation I've left from and felt relaxed but so sad knowing we had to go back to being adults!!! Thank you Dunham Farms Staff!!


Exceptional hideaway

5 on October 23, 2016

Only 30 minutes from Savannah this lovely rural property was beautiful! The rooms were unique and cozy, and the food superb. My family loved this place and I recommend to anyone looking for a break from typical hotels in a gorgeous setting. Really enjoyed learning about the local history from the owner.


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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). The sofa also converts into a queen-sized bed. A cozy separate sitting room has a twin-sized sofa bed. 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: 5
  • 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: 4
  • 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

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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:: 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

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: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


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