Historic Bed and Breakfast in Sheridan, Indiana
Baker Farmhouse is a beautiful, historic farm home converted into a bed and breakfast, located in the Hoosier Heartland in the small farming community of Sheridan, Indiana. When you visit our rural, historical farmhouse and property featuring a pristine barn and pastures, it feels as though you are stepping back in time, to a time when life wasn’t as hectic and fast-paced. Spending time on our property allows you to momentarily unplug from work, social media, and other distractions and connect with the past by immersing yourself in a part of Indiana’s history. Our historical bed and breakfast farmhouse in Sheridan features traditional farmhouse decor and is filled with antiques and relics of the past to remind you of simpler times.
The farmhouse and property can be rented out for:
- Short and Extended Stays
- Honeymoon Destination
- Charity Events
- Family Reunions
- Birthday & Anniversary Parties
- Bridal & Baby Showers
- Scrapbooker, Quilter, Knitting, or Other Hobbyist Clubs
- And More!
About Our Location & Property
Our four bedroom, two full bathroom home and 200+ acre farm is located in Central Indiana, just a short distance from Indianapolis and near an abundance of attractions, golf courses, and restaurants in nearby Cicero, Noblesville, Westfield, Carmel, and Fishers. Some of the most popular attractions in the area include the Indy 500, Grand Prix, Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Colts games at Lucas Oil Stadium, Conner Prairie, Morse Reservoir and many more! For those looking for family attractions, downtown Indy is home to the Indianapolis Zoo and a variety of museums, including the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, the largest museum for children in the world!
For those of you that wish to unwind and unplug from the stresses of everyday life, the property features plentiful amenities to take advantage of. Our beautiful farm home has not one but two porches to enjoy. Take your pick and curl up on our side porch swing with a good book whilst enjoying the warmth of the sun on your face and the cool breeze blowing; or sit out on our front porch to view a breathtaking Midwestern sunset while the kids catch and release lightening bugs! For the adventurous types, become one with nature and the Earth by taking a walk or a hike on the private, secluded and safe grounds of our farm. You could also set up a picnic next to our majestic barn with your love or your family or friends!
The interior of our home features large windows covered in sheer lace curtains allowing you take in fantastic farm and rural views, a lounge area with plush furniture and a television, and a quiet, serene sitting room that is perfect to hole up in on a rainy day! If you feel like staying in for breakfast in bed, we offer a continental breakfast for an additional cost. We are also connected to Grub Hub and an array of outstanding local restaurants if you’d like to enjoy an appetizing meal without having to ever leave the farmhouse. Contact us to inquire about adding on a continental breakfast.
Baker Farmhouse meets the needs of every person; whatever your heart desires you can find here with us! Whether you are a musician, historian, writer or artist, we also guarantee you find some inspiration when you visit the Baker Farmhouse!
Baker Farmhouse’s Mission
Our mission for the bed and breakfast is for visitors to walk away feeling renewed, rested, revived, and with an appreciation for rural lifestyles, agriculture, the architecture of the farmhouse and barn, and an overall appreciation for the land and history of Indiana. Our hope is that you carry some of the peacefulness you experience with us into your everyday lives. Book your stay now at our home away from home!
History of the Baker Farmhouse
Baker Farmhouse’s owner and operator Kelei Baker Leak wants each visitor of the farmhouse to take in what she experienced growing up on the charming farm; the history of the home, the Baker family’s rural history and heritage, and her family’s lifestyle. The historical home and property have been part of Kelei’s family for over 150 years. Kelei’s mission as the owner is for you to experience a touch of a rural, farming lifestyle for the short amount of time you have with us and no matter where you hail from.
Baker Farmhouse and Kelei are looking toward the future and respecting the land by ensuring that all crops on the property are non-GMO and environmentally sound.
Baker Farmhouse farm was settled in 1838 by Kelei’s family members Uri Hodson and his wife Mary. They traveled from Southwest Ohio to the Bakers Corner’s by way of a covered wagon in December. There were bears, deer, wolves, and wild turkey everywhere. His first wife died so he re-married Anne Baker Bailey; they were part of the underground railroad as they were Quakers. They helped many slaves find freedom and make their way north. Kelei later obtained the property from Dr. Margret Hodson, her cousin whom was 91 when she left the farm and she passed away at age 93. She was a professor of Science Zoology and Botany. She taught at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN for 32 years. This area and the farm was the site of the Rhodes Incident recorded on the Indiana.gov site. Uri Hodson assisted in the Rhodes emancipation and signed their will.