The history of how Oak + Ivy at Home Sweet Home, became just that…a Home Sweet Home to all that come here.
The property has a history dating back to the 1930’s. The Dittman’s bought the property originally in July of 1936. Over the years, 2 other family homes and barns were built. After WWII, they started raising chickens turning the farm into a chicken ranch. In 1962, they decided to get out of the chicken farming. The property had been sold off to other family members and in 1985 a large portion of the property was sold. And in 1993 the remaining acreage was sold.
Fast forward to 1997, Randall + Channon purchased the property and the dream began. It all began with their daughters wedding and quickly became a huge hit. The Ivy House (previously called the cottage), was turned into an rental/vacation rental. Guests have enjoyed the property since 2014 and it brings nothing but joy to be able to share this amazing property and it’s history.
Photo of the barn is from 1972 and the photo above of the property is from 1985.