Tucked in the valley of the tiny town of Dillard, The Farmhouse on Boxwood is equally filled with history, breathtaking views, spaces for quiet reflection, and easy access to nearby outdoor adventures and eclectic dining.
Owners Todd and Jacqi Barker purchased the farmhouse in 2018 and began hosting guests and events a year later. The farmhouse was originally built by Sarah Dillard and William Powell in 1883. The home was abandoned in the 1970s and left untouched until 2008 when renovations began that continue to this day. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Dillard-Powell Home for its architecture, legacy of prominent families, and being one of the earliest inns and female entrepreneurial examples in the region.
The farmhouse is on one acre of land in a quiet, rural area including adjacent crop fields in cultivation since 1880. Boxwoods line the front entry atop an original stone wall and along the other borders as they have remained for many decades.
The Farmhouse on Boxwood offers whole house vacation rental with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, full kitchen, 2 sitting/activity rooms, and 2 fireplaces. There are more than 600 square feet of porches with swings, rockers and spectacular views oriented to sunrises on double-decker back porches and sunsets on the front porch. There’s an outdoor picnic table, fire pit, and level yard for special events and outdoor activities.
“Our goal is to create unique experiences for you, drawing from the rich history of this property, the nearby attractions, and your own interests,” Todd and Jacqui say. “We stay connected as much as you want to answer questions and enrich your time here, while leaving the space to you. Our property offers so much ambiance that it can be ideal in many settings.”
Family vacations, romantic getaways, group retreats, outdoor adventures and special events are all ideally suited for the farmhouse. The property is also available for arts and photography sessions or as a film, video or music location.
“We are grateful for God’s blessing to trust us with this property,” add Todd and Jacqui. “Our vision is to share it with you through combining an appreciation for its historic legacy with creative ideas to shape new memories for you!”
Farmhouse on Boxwood
Owners: Todd & Jacqi Barker