Take a look at the place, the people and the history…
Let us introduce ourselves.
We are a hidden gem, nestled into our tiny community of Old Cottage Grove which was settled in 1843. Our historic, white, gothic arched roof dairy barn is the icon of Cottage Grove and sits on 5 acres of green grass, pastures, emblematic oak trees, and overlooks a valley with stunning sunsets.
Old Cottage Grove was founded by New England settlers recreating the East’s Greek Revival architecture in the historic homes. John P. Furber, one of Cottage Grove’s founding fathers was the proprietor of the village mercantile and built the historic Italianate home on the property where it stands today.
After 90 years, the John P. Furber Farm changes family ownership to Jacob & Arlene Vandenberg who built our historic, white gothic arched roof dairy barn in 1947 where they milked 50 head of cattle up until 1971.
In 2009 we discovered the property as it sat empty with a giant for sale sign in the front yard for the past 5 years. We sat admiring how beautiful it was and dreamed about how this could be ours. The buildings were in very bad shape, but in our eyes, it was stunning!
In 2010 our dream came true and we purchased the farm. Today, you see the renovated barn, inside and out. We have put in a new ceremony site, added landscape, and plan to remodel the 1850 Italianate home.