The Barn Loft at Willowdale Farm Reviews


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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Spacious, lovely, and restful---------

5 on September 19, 2017

We highly recommend this lovely loft-----fully appointed and full of beautiful hand crafted furniture. If you want country ambiance close to town, this is the place. SC.

Wonderful stop over for weary evacuees

5 on September 19, 2017

The Barn Loft at Willowdale Farm is a remarkably beautiful and peaceful locale--with very beautiful handcrafted furnishings made by Robert, our most gracious host. AK.

Just did not want to leave.

5 on April 25, 2017

My stay at Willowdale Farm was outstanding to the point I simply did not want to leave. The farm was beautiful, well cared for with the most interesting dog and wonderful chickens which had the run in the morning of the lawn. Wonderful treats appeared fresh baked as well as fresh fruit.. The owner was very kind.

Great Weekend Trip!

5 on March 19, 2017

Very relaxing atmosphere. Innkeeper was so friendly and accomodating. Extremely clean! Everything in the living space/bedrooms is beautiful and custom (furniture and pottery)

Great Place to Stay!

5 on March 19, 2017

We were greeted by warm and inviting accomodations along with a wonderful host. Great place for a family or relaxing getaway. Would definitely stay here again!

Relaxing Weekend

4.8 on February 01, 2017

This was my first time to stay at The Barn Loft at Willowdale Farm. Robert is an exceptional host with a beautiful property. We enjoyed walking the property and seeing the chickens, goats and John Brown. We will definitely stay here again for another relaxing stay.

Simple Pleasures at their Best

5 on August 02, 2016

Simple pleasures at their best! Leaving with the feeling of having been here much longer than I actually was---the place envelopes you and politely shuts out he rest of the world.


5 on August 02, 2016

1st visit to any B&B. The bar has been set high! We will return here. Robert was great. We felt like family being home. Thanks for everything!

North Mississippi Hills Blues Festival

5 on July 01, 2016

Cozy- Peaceful- a slice of Heaven- Robert is the perfect host (along with John Brown). An awesome place! Thank You, P & S

North Mississippi Hill Country Blues Festival Picnic

5 on June 27, 2016

Cozy-Peaceful-a slice of heaven. Robert is the perfect host (along with John Brown) An awesome place! Thank You-P&S

Country Elegance

5 on June 08, 2016

You will be blown away by the gorgeous interior of this venue. Most of the furnishings were made by the innkeeper himself. The grounds are gorgeous and the service outstanding. This is a "must stay"---we'll be back for sure!!

Absolutely Perfect!

5 on June 07, 2016

We cannot say enough good things about this amazing venue situated on 33 acres of gorgeous farmland. Robert, the innkeeper, could not be more accomodating, and his establishment is gorgeous---we will be back!

Perfect backdrop for college decision!

4.8 on April 19, 2016

Stumbled upon this location when most hotels were booked for "Junior Preview Weekend" at Ole Miss. Peaceful, lovely, perfect location. Will be back.

What a wonderful weekend!

4.8 on April 19, 2016

First visit to Oxford, MS and so glad we found this "gem"!! Such a peaceful location and wonderful accomodations. The hospitality is second to none! Again, we are so glad we found Willowdale Farm.

Beyond Perfect

5 on December 03, 2015

A beautiful farm, a lovely home and charming hosts, we had a delightful visit and cannot wait to return.

Blissful Beauty

5 on December 03, 2015

Everything was amazing from the food to the front porch. a quiet stay on the farm feeds the soul.


5 on November 04, 2015

Charming and artistically built, filled with handmade furniture, the loft and natural surroundings took me to another time and place. Very serene and relaxing. The innkeeper is friendly and gracious, and happily shares his little bit of heaven. Charming and quaint---a real retreat.

Perfect Weekend Stay

5 on October 19, 2015

Our family came to Oxford, MS for a long weekend with our daughters. We LOVED the peaceful setting, and the girls were big fans of the chickens, goats, and in particular, John Brown the dog. A fabulous stay--we will do it again!


4.8 on October 19, 2015

Wonderful time on the farm with Robert and his dog "John Brown". We will come back again!


4.6 on May 18, 2015

Gracious welcome and provisions for breakfast. Beautiful Quarters.


4.6 on May 13, 2015

What an amazing place. We really lucked out finding this place and look forward to coming back again!


4.6 on May 13, 2015

Had a great time enjoying the scenery and the wonderful farm. I loved the farm dog, so well tempered and loving!


5 on May 13, 2015

Amazing gem hidden just on the edge of Oxford. A great location close to town but far enough away to be a perfect escape. Robert is a wonderful innkeeper and I can't wait to come back for future visits.


5 on April 14, 2015

My husband searched for a nice weekend getaway and surprised me for our 40th anniversary. Robert, the innkeeper, couldn't have been nicer. The loft was wonderful and gave us our privacy also. He had muffins, bagels, and fresh fruit for breakfast and then lemon cake and fresh strawberries. We hope to come back in the fall----highly recommend it !!


5 on April 14, 2015

Never stayed at a B&B not knowing how much privacy we would have. The loft was completely ours. Can't say enough! Already planning return trip. Robert, the innkeeper, was awesome!


5 on April 09, 2015

Robert Wilson, owner and operator, was very professional, kind, and accommodating. We would choose to stay again.

Awesome Place!

5 on March 26, 2015

Awesome place for peaceful, relaxing get-away. Host and property were top notch! No complaints.


4.8 on February 10, 2015

Peaceful, beautiful farm that's very convenient to Oxford Town Square (about 10 min drive). Entire loft to ourselves. Delicious pound cake with strawberries delivered to us the next day. Robert is very warm and kind. We took a lovely tour of the farm.


5 on November 17, 2014

The Barn Loft gave me exactly what I came for: quiet, peaceful, no-fuss relaxation. The innkeeper thinks of everything and I NEVER WANT TO LEAVE!!


5 on November 17, 2014

This B&B was perfect for a weekend getaway! We enjoyed the country atmosphere. Robert, the innkeeper, was very accomodating. He even gave us a tour of his woodshop! We will definitely be back!


5 on November 06, 2014

A warm and cozy place away from home. We should have definitely stayed longer. Perfect. Innkeeper very friendly!

Great Accomodations!

5 on November 03, 2014

Owner was friendly and made you feel most welcome and did all that he could to meet our every need. Would recommend this B&B to anyone! And the scenic views of the farm are amazing!


5 on September 14, 2014

This was one of the best places we have ever stayed. Robert was an amazing host. He made all of us feel at home. We are definitely coming back!!


5 on August 19, 2014

In all our travels my wife and I have never stayed anywhere as nice and inviting as the Barn Loft. We actually cut out some of the activities and meals we planned in order to enjoy the property more. I can't say enough how great this place is or how accommodating Robert, the caretaker, has been. Just fantastic!!!


5 on August 19, 2014

My husband and I have stayed in many hotels and many condos, but this was our first B&B experience. It completely exceeded our expectations! The accommodations and service were beyond outstanding, and we are already planning our next trip back. It was truly a home away from home!

Amazing experience!

5 on June 26, 2014

The Barn Loft at Willowdale Farm was amazing! The loft was so comfortable and private, and the view from the enclosed balcony was magnificent. The hospitality and personal attention of the owner, Robert Wilson, went beyond expectations. We had fresh baked breads, hand cut fruit, juice, milk, and fresh cream for our breakfast each morning. Robert shared his future plans for indoor and outdoor entertaining at Willowdale and we can't wait to see things as they develop. We plan to return soon to this tranquil haven.


5 on June 03, 2014

The loft is a slice of heaven! Room, comfortable, private. The grounds at the farm are peaceful and serene. Robert is a wonderful hosts and "John Brown" is the sweetest. Thank you!!

Really Nice!!

5 on June 03, 2014

Really Nice, much more of a relaxing atmosphere than a hotel. It felt like home.


5 on June 03, 2014

The size and layout of the Loft is perfect. fresh eggs and baked goods every morning!! "John Brown" is an absolute charmer - Just super!!

Memorable Experience

5 on May 28, 2014

The Barn Loft at Willowdale Farm was a remarkable experience. Robert and his canine companion, John Brown, were courteous and congenial hosts. His fine craftsmanship was displayed throughout the loft. The tour of the farm was very enjoyable.


5 on May 28, 2014

The Barn Loft was extremely clean, pleasurable and quiet. We needed a serene, peaceful time away and this was exactly what was required to rejuvenate. Our host is a pleasure, the farm, amazing!

Magnificance in Oxford

5 on December 02, 2013

Cannot say enough great things about the loft at Willowdale Farm. Exquisite hospitality, furnishings, art, etc. Absolutely beautiful setting. Only wish I could stay longer. Can't wait to return. A complete jewel. Thanks, Robert!!

Perfect country getaway

5 on December 02, 2013

Every element has been lovingly crafted and appointed. Handcrafted furnishings, great folk art and antiques, farm fresh eggs, poundcake, fruit....gracious host, sweet pooch named John Brown, gorgeous views all around, hens clucking. What more could you ask for!!

Loved the loft!

4.0 on October 17, 2013

The Barn Loft is a wonderful set of rooms in a beautiful country setting. Convenient to downtown Oxford and the university. I would describe it as a very nicely put together 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment with classic country feel. And a satellite dish if you're so inclined. We had wonderful choices at breakfast including muffins, scones, and pound cake. There's also fresh fruit and real cream for your coffee. Innkeeper could not be nicer. Definitely recommend.

A wonderful getaway

5 on October 17, 2013

Willowdale Farm is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. The setting is beautiful and the barn loft outstanding. I loved all the handmade furniture, the quiet, the opportunity to walk the grounds and enjoy the homemade breakfast. Perfect!

Relaxing and wonderful

5 on October 01, 2013

So clean, peaceful, beautiful furnishings! Breakfast just perfect. So much more than we thought we would be seeing!!

Beautiful Country Retreat

4.4 on October 01, 2013

This lovely country B&B exceeded our expectations. Robert Wilson, the innkeeper, is a highly skilled furnituremaker and we loved living with his work and that of other local artisans

Country charmer

5 on July 11, 2013

If you're looking for a peaceful retreat in a beautiful and comfortable setting, this is your place. You really get bang for your bucks here. Each day I found myself discovering some neat thing in the loft that I hadn't noticed the day before. The wood furnishings are absolutely exquisite, the seating is very comfortable and the bathroom is a great size. The kitchen had everything we needed, and Mr. Wilson left awesome homemade treats for us each day. He delivers outstanding hospitality and was always available and friendly when I called. I have been dreaming of the loft since my sister and I left and am trying to figure out when I can return. Your only regret with staying here will be that you didn't come sooner.

Modern Rustic in Serene setting

5 on June 09, 2013

We will return to the lovely loft!! It's tasteful rustic charm disguises all the modern conveniences and comfort. Beautiful furnishings made by the resident furnituremaker--a talented professional. Homemade breakfast pastries are delicious. Better than the best!!

Idyllic Retreat

5 on May 01, 2013

So many things contribute to make this the perfect getaway. The loft, with its homemade furniture, antiques, and art, exudes warmth and comfort. The serene, picturesque grounds include a pond, goats, chickens, and blue birds. Robert Wilson makes his guests feel so welcome by his graciousness and hospitality. This is by far the most unique and charming place we have ever stayed.

A wonderful weekend at the Barn Loft at Willowdale Farm

5 on April 29, 2013

The Barn Loft Bed and Breakfast at Willowdale Farm is a unique and serene hideaway. The loft, with it's custom made furniture, art, and antiques provides a warm home environment. The peaceful grounds are home to goats, chickens, and blue birds. For anyone visiting the Oxford, Mississippi area, this is a MUST place to stay. The hospitality is fantastic!!

Relaxing Weekend

5 on April 23, 2013

My sister and I came to Oxford to visit my son and his fiance, who work at Ole Miss. We had a wonderful, relaxing time at The Barn Loft. Robert was a very gracious host, checking with us each day to see if there was anything we needed and making sure we were enjoying our stay. It was so peaceful and quiet on the farm. It was close enough to downtown Oxford that you could be there in 10 minutes, but far enough away to feel like you were "away from it all". John Brown, the Basset hound, was a sweetheart, and always welcomed us home each time we returned to the loft. The fresh fruit and muffins each morning were delicious. I would highly recommend The Barn Loft and hope to return soon!


5 on February 13, 2013

All the hospitality of the South and all the comfort and details of a fine hotel, l'auberge, or inn. Willowdale Farm will not disappoint!! Would come back here for a second stay and more.

Rest, Renewal, Recharge

5 on February 04, 2013

Robert's hospitality covers all the bases. From home baked goods to a "field of dreams" out the window--the comforts let you breathe deep and renew yourself. A place to feel at home and recharge. Exceptional stay, and we keep coming back!!

The Barn Loft

4.8 on September 03, 2012

The finest B & B we've ever stayed in. Large and roomy, beautiful decor throughout, very relaxing, very quiet & private. Beautiful grounds and scenery. Robert is attentive to your every need and works hard to ensure your stay is wonderful. Will DEFINITELY be back as soon as our schedules permit. A real retreat from the "busyness" or daily life.

Best Southern Comfort without the Bottle

5 on August 12, 2012

Innkeeper made us feel welcome and very comfortable


5 on July 30, 2012

Outstanding place to stay. Extremely comfortable. A place I want to bring back my family -- and I live in Ireland.

Simply no better place to stay in Oxford

5 on July 17, 2012

Robert Wilson is a very gracious host. He is an incredibly attentive innkeeper and attended to my every need. There is simply no better place to stay in Oxford.

Country Living-style Retreat offers Hospitality and Tranquility

5 on July 15, 2012

The Barn Loft at Willowdale Farms was lovely in every way. Nestled in beautiful acerage with wistful views the lodging was exceptional. Housed atop a handsome barn, the rooms, kitchen and living spaces are spacious and warmly decorated. Furnishings are handcrafted by the talented owner and gracious host, Robert Wilson. We swooned over the raised bed gardens, the hen house, the baby goats born during our stay, the comfortable beds, the lovely breakfasts made by Robert's mother and the sink in and stay forever free-standing tub (crack the window at night and listen to the cicadas while you soak for full effect!). we've already booked our next visit. A very special place to get away.

Everything I hoped....and more

5 on June 19, 2012

A wonderful country locale--yet close to town. More than a b&b--a fully equipped apartment with all modern conveniences, yet the serenity, quiet, and peace of country living.

Can't Imagine How It Could Be Better

5 on June 12, 2012

Our stay at the Barn Loft was the perfect break in a three-week trip through Mississippi. It is close enough to Oxford so we could have dinner in town, but it's far enough into the countryside that we could sit, undisturbed, on the porch and just relax and enjoy peace and quiet. The loft is a beautiful two-bedroom apartment filled with hand-crafted furniture and all the comforts you could want -- comfy beds; modern bath with two sinks; complete kitchen with dishwasher; and a washer and dryer, a real treat for those on an extended trip. Robert, the host, was always ready to provide information or assistance and provided fresh baked goods, cereal, and fruit each day for snacks and for the following morning's breakfast. Though he was always gracious, he was never intrusive, and we appreciated his concern for his guests' privacy. The only caution I would offer is to those who might have mobility issues -- the loft is up a fairly steep staircase which could present problems for some. However, Robert is in the process of adding rooms at ground level, so if stairs are a problem, check to see if the new rooms are ready.

Can't wait to return...

5 on June 03, 2012

This was the perfect spot for my friend and I to call home as we explored the Oxford area over a long weekend. Robert's hospitality is top-notch, the loft is spacious and comfortably furnished, the grounds are picturesque, and the fresh fruit and baked goods are delicious. I loved watching the fireflies in the evening and wandering the trails early in the morning. We couldn't have asked for more peaceful surroundings and restful accommodations.

Home away from home!!

5 on May 22, 2012

Robert makes your stay so comfortable and provides excellent hospitality! I would much rather stay here than a hotel. I would highly recommend you stay here if you are traveling to Oxford.

Weekend Getaway

4.0 on January 29, 2012

As a birthday present to my husband, this nice B&B was the tops! We enjoyed quiet, peaceful mornings and evenings after antiquing in Oxford. The owner made our stay special and respects privacy. We had a wonderful time and are looking forward to coming again and again!!

A Little Slice of Heaven

4.8 on November 30, 2011

The four days I spent at the Barn Loft at Willowdale Farm was the most relaxing and pleasing days I have had in quite a while. I have stayed in many B&Bs and the Barn Loft if one of the best. The only thing that overshadowed the excellent facilities was the personal service I received. I even received calls from the owner to asked if he could get me anything when he went to town. Anyone looking for a quiet place in a wonderful sitting won't want to miss the experience of staying at Willowdale Farm. I rated this a 5 out of 5 only because 10 was not an available score. If you are looking for a B&B in the Oxford area, don't pass the experience of staying at Willowdale Farm.

Serenity in the Country

4.8 on November 21, 2011

My mother and I were visiting my daughter at Ole Miss for the LSU weekend and were fortunate enough to have found this treasure called the Barn Loft at Willowdale Farm. From the spotless and spacious bedrooms to the sinful blueberry muffins & fresh strawberries provided in the morning, this gorgeous setting in the country was the perfect anecdote to the hustle and bustle of a wild football weekend in the Grove. We could not have enjoyed ourselves more, and we plan to make the Barn Loft at Willowdale Farms our permanent home when visiting Oxford.

Home base for an Oxford weekend

5 on November 09, 2011

The Barn Loft is the perfect home base for a weekend getaway in the Oxford area. The accommodations are first rate. You can’t ask for a more relaxing setting or a more gracious host. Quality craftsmanship and attention to detail are immediately apparent upon arrival (scared a few deer too). We enjoyed our morning coffee on the porch watching the sun rise over the countryside. A walk around the property and thru the wooded trail brought the beautiful fall colors up close. All this and it’s only 10 min to the Oxford square for some great dining and window shopping. We will certainly be back soon…

Didn't want to leave...

5 on November 07, 2011

This was my first B&B and others now have a tough act to follow. I stayed with friends while attending a conference in Oxford. The location was perfect and the accommodations were so clean, comfortable, and peaceful that I did not want leave! I highly recommend The Barn Loft at Willowdale Farm and look forward to returning for a longer retreat some day soon.

Loved our stay!

5 on September 07, 2011

We had a wonderful time at the farm! We were pinned down by tropical storm Lee and we were so glad that we were staying here! We sat out on the covered porch and watched the rain fall on the beautiful grounds. Robert was great as well. He brought us fresh-baked bread and muffins and fresh fruit and even went into town during the storm to pick up some board games for us!

"Beautiful, peaceful ---perfect!"

5 on July 31, 2011

We were looking for a quiet spot close to the square and campus to unwind and recharge and definetely found it here. From the privacy and charm of the clean, well furnished loft to the serene beauty of the hiking trail and farm grounds---we loved every minute! What a peaceful, lovely place. Highly recommend.

Oxford is an afterthought

4.0 on July 16, 2011

I came to Oxford for a 2 day get-a-way without my toddler and husband. I had never been to Oxford and live a few hours away. I was expecting to spend the majority of time in town. Who knew that what I was really looking for was the Barn Loft. Oxford is now an afterthought. I didn't want to get in the car for a short drive to town. The porch with the chirping crickets and croaking frogs became my favorite spot... Welll...except for the amazing antique tub! I highly recommend this spot for the rural charm so close to town life.


5 on March 23, 2011

This was the perfect place to stay while in Oxford-- very close to town, yet quiet and restful. The apartment is wonderful and I appreciated being able to cook instead of eating out all the time. I stayed for a week and wish I could have stayed longer. Truly sad to leave.

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