Dunham Farms Country Inn Georgia - Where Relaxation Meets Refinement

Calendar of events at Dunham Farms in Sunbury, Georgia

Calendar of Events

Below are our upcoming events at Dunham Farms. All events and meals are plus tax and gratuity, and require 48 hour advanced reservations. To make reservations, please call (912) 880-4500 or click the gold RESERVATIONS button above. SPACE IS LIMITED, so act fast!

DECEMBER

  • Friday, December 21st
    • 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Celebrate the Winter Solstice with this stunning sunrise kayak adventure. The tide will be enormous to double our ability to explore the property we’ve put into permanent conservation. We’ll show you how and why we are preserving this coastal treasure for you and for the generations to come. $50. We welcome paddlers 12 years-old and up who can swim. No experience required. All equipment & basic instruction included.
  • Saturday, December 22nd
    8:00 –10:00 a.m. Merry Christmas Paddle. Come join us. Then we’ll have a mid-morning champagne toast (Just one) to send you safely on your way. And don’t forget that last minute gift or two during today’s final day of the gift shop sale. $50 We welcome paddlers 12 years-old and up who can swim. No experience required. All equipment & basic instruction included.
  • 18th Annual Holiday for Hermits: December 26 – 30

    Wednesday, December 26th
    • 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. Plantation kayak paddle. We’ll tour the basin rimmed by five colonial plantations. It’s a beautiful, relaxing introduction to this special place. $50 We welcome paddlers 12 years-old and up who can swim. No experience required. All equipment & basic instruction included.
    • 12:00 p.m. Lunch at Palmyra Barn. $20
    • 3:00 p.m. Plantation walk about with hot chocolate at The Retreat
    • 5:00 p.m. Overnight guests enjoy a Lovely Woods Walk to Sunset Reach for wine with a breath taking sunset view. Hay truck ride back home.
    • 6:30 p.m. Plantation dinner. $50
    • 7:30 p.m. Movies at the Retreat

    Thursday, December 27th
    • 10:00 a.m. Live Oaking: Morning forest walk along the shore tells how the live oak saved our young democracy.
    • Noon – 2:30 p.m. Kayak trip to Big Sky Hammock and its 360 degree view of rivers, marshes and tree fringed upland. Picnic. Then hay ride to Smugglers Cove Trail for a river walk home. $65. We welcome paddlers 12 years-old and up who can swim. No experience required. All equipment & basic instruction included.
    • 4:30 p.m. Introduction to plantation life on Springfield Plantation, the oldest Georgia plantation owned continuously, intact, by the original family to whom it was granted by King George II of England in 1755.
    • 5:30 p.m. Guest Reception at Live Oak Hall.
    • 6:30 p.m. Small plate dinner at Live Oak Hall. $20. Movie Night.

    Friday, December 28th
    • 10:00 – Noon Hike where wild horses roamed when we visit Wild Horse and Cactus Hammocks. Waterproof shoes are a good idea. Great photo ops. $7.50
    • 12:30 p.m. After we explore, the hay truck will take us to Palmyra Barn for a light lunch. $20.
    • 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Kayak tour of the basin demonstrates why everyone loves the coast and finds it gorgeous. $50 We welcome paddlers 12 years-old and up who can swim. No experience required. All equipment & basic instruction included.
      --Or-- Visit local historic sites including the award-winning Seabrook Village and the Ripley Farm, both on the Georgia and National Registers of Historic Places. $10 contribution to non-profit museum.
    • 5:00 p.m. Wine reception on the bluff
    • 6:00 p.m. Low Country Boil at the fire pit outdoors followed by ghost story telling and S’mores. $50
    • 7:30 p.m. Games and movies at the Retreat

    Saturday, December 29th
    • 10:00 a.m. Plantation walk about visits Springfield Plantation’s historic camellia gardens. You will see where new varieties come from when we visit the seed gardens planted from our own camellia seeds. Then consider nature’s natural gardens such as our gorgeous forests and the broad marsh in front of us. This is the Stevens Marsh and its conservation story is the basis for why we strive to save Georgia’s magnificent coast line and to explain to everyone why it matters. At the Retreat, we’ll review LYDAR images of past land use such as the hidden Civil War salt works. Fascinating.
    • Noon Light lunch at Live Oak Hall. $20
    • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. We’ll take a hay ride to award-winning Seabrook Village to see its old original buildings and learn its history. $10 donation.
    • 6:00 p.m. Full plantation dinner including hoppin’ John made from our endangered Seminole peas™ and our unforgettable sweet potato soufflé with pecan crunch topping. $50

    Sunday, December 30th
    • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Marsh exploration walk…Learn the surprising story of The Stevens Marsh. What marsh does to protect us. Its colors, sights, and changing seasons. Who and what lives in the marsh. Waterproof shoes are recommended.
    • 10:30 – Noon Archaeology at the Retreat. New discoveries and future plans. Who lived here? Try your hand at a sample dig. Research, environmental, and cultural preservation. $7.50
    • Noon Light jazz lunch at Live Oak Hall. $20
    • 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Last kayak excursion of 2018. Beautiful way to end the holidays. $50. We welcome paddlers 12 years-old and up who can swim. No experience required. All equipment & basic instruction included.
    • 5:00 p.m. Check out.

BULLETINS

  • We have bar service at Palmyra Barn and Live Oak Hall. Hours are posted in those buildings.
  • WEEKEND GUESTS, weather permitting, may enjoy free wagon rides to some of our more distant beautiful vistas. It’s bumpy and it’s fun and we stop for the best views. See posted schedule at Palmyra Barn. We also give free guided walking tours daily and guests enjoy discounts on kayak excursions.
  • Guests staying over two or more nights will receive a 10% discount on room rates during their stay. Guests also may call on us to make dinner suggestions, arrange reservations, or even book an offshore boat trip to the islands.
  • Enjoy a meeting at Dunham Farms, a plantation tour, luncheon or tea with your club, or even small groups outings for 6 or more. We love providing special service and a different and interesting day for our guests. Just ask. We customize for your enjoyment.
  • Call for dates, times and pricing at 912-880-4500 or email

FULL MOON WEEKEND SPECIAL

Get a DISCOUNT on your two-night or longer stay any weekend that the moon is full!

Call (912) 880-4500 for details.

Online STORE

Visit our webstore to purchase items from our shop like our popular Hoppin' John mix and our Sauce & Sass cookbook.

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