The Farm House, circa 1980
Fresh cut flowers from our gardens
The farm house was constructed, furnished and decorated for comfortable living in rustic elegance.The Farm House at Highland Springs Farm and Barn With Inn was originally a rustic one room log cabin.This structure was relocated from the nearby Gist Farm and reconstructed in 1980 with the addition of a large fieldstone fireplace for heat and a spring fed water supply. In three stages over the next ten years, the cabin was enlarged to include a kitchen, bath, dining room, three bedrooms and a sun porch. Steve Paull, the builder, used salvaged materials where possible in addition to lumber from trees on the property and milled on his own sawmill. The painted interior trim and red oak flooring are in the colonial style. The exterior is clad in brick and red cedar siding and features exposed hand hewn logs topped with a stainless steel roof and gutters. The current innkeepers purchased the property in 2003 and set to work making both the farm house and barns more suitable for hosting guests, adding a kitchen with commercial features, bathrooms, bedrooms and a bright and airy three season breakfast room and exposing the 200 year old beams in the current dining room ceiling. The home has also been updated with new windows, doors, central heat and air conditioning, all with an eye toward keeping the architectural integrity and character of the original log cabin.