Parsons woman transforms 100-year-old farmhouse into charming getaway
Last New Year’s Eve, Debbie Hoppes welcomed an out-of-town couple to The FarmHouse. As she closed the front door and headed to her car, she overheard: “Honey, you hit the ball out of the park choosing this place.”
Actually, Hoppes has been hearing that a lot lately.
“I put my heart and soul into this,” she says. “So when someone gets it, I love that. Why in the world would you stay in a hotel when you can have all of this – the whole house, the space, the privacy?”
It’s a question that led Hoppes to open The FarmHouse, a quaint, peaceful two-bedroom rental (dubbed a bed-and-cook-your-own-breakfast), on the outskirts of Parsons last summer. Since then, she’s welcomed honeymooners and wedding parties, family reunions, staycation-ers, businessmen, and everything in between…
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