Our Story

The Boulder Farmhouse property was first Homesteaded in 1868 by Ared Earl Sawdey, a Civil War Veteran (Sgt.) who served in the Union Army, 12th Illinois Cavalry Company. The Sawdey Family operated the farm until the late 1950’s. Now, it remains one of the most historically intact farm complexes in Boulder County. Designated a County Landmark in 2016, the property signifies the economic progress and agricultural development of an Eastern Boulder County Farmstead. Starting in the late 1870’s, a Stage Coach Stop was on the property, serving a nearby toll bridge over Boulder Creek. The Red Hay Barn was added in 1900, as larger cattle production started. The “Honeymoon House” was built in 1905, signifying the prosperity of the Farm and Family. The Model T Garage was added in 1910, home to one of the first automobiles in Boulder. The architecturally significant “Foursquare” style Main House was built in 1920, as the Sawdey Family continued to grow. Now a protected Landmark, and surrounded by a Conservation Easement, the Boulder Farmhouse is one of the most unique and historic locations in Colorado.