My earliest memories were created on a farm in Central Illinois.  This was a time in life that was enhanced by all five senses being open and alive to something new each day...the beauty of youth.  The smells of nature were etched in my brain, they became a part of who I am.  As an adult, these memories are triggered each Spring when the Earth began to thaw and the aroma of dirt filled the air.  I recall walking the rows of our bountiful garden with my parents as the aroma of each vegetable was warmed by the sun.  Every day on the farm was spent outside, climbing trees with my sister, playing with our dogs and pet goat or plucking a mid day snack from the garden.  


I didn't realize how much I missed these rich pleasures until I was in my 20's and noticed that my life didn't include any of the things that used to awaken my five senses as a child.  I felt like there was a part of me that was missing.  I started traveling to different countries in my early 30's and was reminded of my childhood farm on many occasions when I was exposed to new smells, flavors and people.  It was those journeys and reflections that eventually led us to find a place that sparks these joys and allows my husband and I to create some of these memories for our family and friends.


We want to share this magical place with you.    

Though it may be brief, a stay or an event at Farm 1849 will be engrained in you for years to come.  

The Fresh Air.  The View.  The Space.  The Privacy.  The Beauty.  The Farm.  



Built in the mid 1800's, this house has been lovingly restored with comfort and relaxation in mind.  With one of the best views in Sheboygan County...a stay with us is worth your time. 



Seamless Check In

Upon check in you will receive a custom entry code to use throughout your stay.  Our hostess will give you a tour and answer any questions you may have.  

Stocking Services

Skip the grocery store and arrive with ease.  Allow us to stock the refrigerator and/or bar so you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest.  

Free Wifi
If you choose to stay connected, our hostess will provide you with a password for the wifi and Sonos music system.
 Custom Housekeeping

Allow yourself to be on vacation.  Customize housekeeping services throughout your stay.  

Private Chef Available

Book a local Chef to prepare one or many meals to enhance your stay.  Dine indoors or out, at one of our beautiful farm tables.



Side Exterior of the Farmhouse
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Sunset at the Fire Pit
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First Floor Bedroom
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First Floor Full Bath
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The Parlor
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Kitchen and Bar
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Kitchen Dining Area
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Overhead View of Farmhouse
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Dining Room
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Westerly View of Farm 1849 from
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Second Floor Full Bath
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Outdoor Event Space
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Road America

Boasting a four-mile, 14-turn road circuit, RA has challenged racers from across the world for over 60 years.


Immerse yourself in the communities that surround our farm, no matter what season.

Water Sports

From the shores of Lake Michigan to inland lakes and rivers, water-sports and recreation are plentiful. 

Shop Our Area Boutiques

Browse the shops, galleries and boutiques in Elkhart Lake.  

Explore the Outdoors

Surrounded by lakes, Kettle Moraine State Park and more, the options are endless.  Play outside, whatever the season.

Health & Wellness

Treat yourself to one of the many world class spas or wellness centers nearby.

Made in Wisconsin

Enjoy our local food and beverage offerings.  Take a piece of Wisconsin home with you.

Spectate or Play

Farm 1849 is surrounded by World Class Golf Courses.  Tee up or watch the pros play at one of the many tournaments in the area.

Arts & Culture

Immerse yourself in one of the many performing arts centers or learn about the history of our County.