Dunham Farms

Palmyra Barn in the morning light

Quaint Country Lodging at Palmyra Barn

Perched in an old pecan orchard on a high bluff overlooking unspoiled tidal creeks and beautiful, wildlife-filled salt marsh, this once abandoned barn remembers Palmyra Plantation in its working-farm days in the 1700s and 1800s, when horses and mules plowed hundreds of acres of grain and corn. The barn has been repurposed to feature nine guest rooms and suites, a dining room, kitchen and parlor.


Guests staying two or more nights receive a 10% discount on room rates, 15% off in our gift shop, and discounts on special activities.


Dunham Farms offers several activities like walking tours and hikes, wagon rides, swimming and kayaking, games and movies.

Rooms at the Barn

Room rates begin at $225 per night (up to 2 persons per room), plus tax. All rooms include:

  • Full gourmet breakfast
  • Afternoon hors d’oeuvres
  • Daily maid service
  • Wi-Fi
  • In-room cable TV and DVD player
  • Discount on kayak excursions
  • Use of trails, pool, and outdoor and indoor games

Hideaway Suite

This secluded, private suite on the second floor features a brass bed, antiques and handmade furniture. An inviting living room with table and chairs is perfect for games, private tea or champagne. Amenities include enormous closets, a large bath, and a splendid view of the cathedral oak grove dappled with sun and shadow.

The Hideaway sleeps up to five with 1 king or 2 twin beds, 1 queen sofa bed and 1 twin sofa bed.

Rufus Lester Suite

This loft suite on the second floor features etched glass windows, brass beds, handmade furniture, and original documents from the life of U.S. Congressman and Savannah Mayor Rufus Ezekiel Lester, a fascinating character in the post-Civil War New South and Laura’s great-grandfather. The suite features a large bedroom and a private sitting room, two double closets and a bright, sunny bath. All windows overlook ancient trees and the river beyond.

The Rufus Lester Suite sleeps up to four with 1 king or 2 twin beds and 1 queen sofa bed.

The Yellow Room

This sunny room in the Barn’s old hayloft is a favorite. The lemony walls, white iron beds and handmade quilts cheerfully complement the colorful linens and Tiffany lamps. Amenities include a huge walk-in closet and an airy bath. Behind the lace curtains is a tree-top view of the 100-year-old pecan orchard.

The Yellow Room sleeps two with 1 king or 2 twin beds.

Cathedral Oaks

This ground-floor room is often chosen for romantic weekends, honeymoons and anniversaries. The decor features antique brass lamps and bed, silk flowers and handmade furniture and quilts. A private entrance leads to the side lawn and wooded trails. Old barn beams adorn the entry and bath, and windows on two walls offer stunning views of the cathedral oak grove on one side and the river on the other.

Cathedral Oaks sleeps two with 1 king bed.

The Blue Queen

Everything about this ground-floor room is quaint and cozy. Blue and gold patchwork pillows and quilt covers soft white linens on the beautiful brass bed. Oil paintings, interesting lamps and warm pine furniture are highlighted by a large cupboard made by a local craftsman. A private entrance opens onto the side lawn and wooded trails, and the view reaches to the ancient pecan orchard and the river.

The Blue Queen sleeps two with 1 queen bed.

Pecan Orchard

This large, sunny room is on the ground floor and features a brass bed, patchwork quilts, a large bath and a dressing area with lots of storage. Much of the furniture is unusual blue-washed barn wood. Other pieces are hand-crafted from pine, including the locally-made “deacon’s chair.” A private entrance opens onto the pecan orchard and the view encompasses the trail head, river and salt marshes.

Pecan Orchard sleeps two with 1 king or 2 twin beds.

The Room with the Funky Door

This ground-floor room is the Barn’s most unusual and a staff favorite. As with many of the Barn’s doors, this one was salvaged from an old Victorian home in Savannah. The private nooks leading to the bedroom feature rough barn beams and amenities include a small study/writing area, a dressing room with a closet, and a large bath. Windows on two walls offer views of the river, oaks and marshes. A private entrance leads to river bluff seating areas that are perfect for birding, moonrises and sunrises, reading or just plain goofing off.

The Room with the Funky Door sleeps two with 1 queen bed.

Yes I Can

This charming green and white room was named for the indomitable small pony who once lived there. It features white iron beds, patchwork quilts, “deacon’s chairs” and an ample closet. This ground-floor room features a handicap-accessible bathroom with a built-in shower seat, bars and a wall-hung sink. The view boasts an enormous oak, wound with wisteria, and farm animals who graze in the nearby pasture.

Yes I Can sleeps two with 1 king or 2 twin beds.

The Plantation Room

This tranquil, shaded room on the ground floor is decorated with mahogany chests, twin post beds and Battenberg lace linens. The bathroom and entry hall feature beams from the former barn, brick floors and an antique window. A desk, large table and chairs complete the room. This corner location offers views of farm animals browsing in the ancient oak grove and the river beyond.

The Plantation Room sleeps two with 2 twin beds.