|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Enjoy a quiet retreat at our 1842 Farmhouse on a wooded acre one mile west of Main Street. All five bedrooms (with en suite private bathrooms, HDTV/DVD, and WiFi) are on the walk-in level.
The entire farmhouse is may be booked for reunions, girlfriend getaways, birthdays, corporate retreats, family get-togethers, academic gatherings, and small weddings using an optional tent in the large secluded yard.
The farmhouse is non smoking, air conditioned, has Wi-Fi and wired internet everywhere, and a guest computer with printer connected to the internet.
Additional charge for party cleanups.
More info at www.AnnArborFarmhouse.com and www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVITFVcbSU8
Payment: Full payment required when booked.
You may cancel with full refund up to 60 days before beginning of stay otherwise
refund amount is 80% of fees collected for days re-booked within the day range cancelled.
Travel (weather) or emergency (hospitalization) last-minute (less than 60 days before the start of the stay) cancellations can be re-booked for comparable priced dates within one year subject to availability.
YouTube Farmhouse tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVITFVcbSU8
We had 10 family members visiting over graduation weekend, and they LOVED their time at the farmhouse. With that said, my husband and I (late-twenties) both agreed that we personally would not want to stay there.
PROS: The owners are extremely nice and accommodating. The size and layout of the house is awesome, and there's plenty of parking for large groups. The amenities in the bedrooms and the house overall are convenient. The location and proximity to downtown is perfect. We also made great use of the grill and the sunroom. Overall, this is an extremely unique property, particularly for this area, and our family had a great time.
CONS: Some things that could be considered charming or rustic just seemed dusty and kinda gross. We love B&Bs and renting large homes for gatherings of family/friends, so we know not to expect hotel-style amenities. However, the attention to detail at this property was lacking. After the "professional cleaning," I found myself wiping out the tub (found HAIR -- yuck), staring at huge cobwebs in corners, and scrubbing the stickiness off of the tables in the sunroom. We also tucked a few decorations that we thought were creepy in drawers, and our family removed the stuffed animals from the beds right away (seemed like germ factories). There was also this horrible odor, which turned out to be garlic that was left in the garbage disposal, when we first arrived. In addition, some of the spare linens for the home -- our family was there for five days and some wanted to change sheets -- were clean, but stained and had holes.
None of these problems seemed big enough to contact the owners to fix, and our family just rolled with the punches. (After all, there were cleaning supplies available.) However these are things you expect to be done when you rent a property. You want it to feel like home -- just a nicer, cleaner version. With that said, I think the owners would have responded to these issues right away, but it didn't seem worth it. They weren't major to our family, but I still found myself apologizing for the inconveniences and a bit embarrassed for the oversights. If I were staying there, they would have majorly detracted from the overall experience.
Stayed at the farm Xmas 2011. Wanted to roast a turkey, and after 5 hours, the oven was still no warmer than 200 degrees. Had to cut it up and finish it on the grill. Also, don't look up at the ceiling in the kitchen. The cob webs will choke you.
We stayed at the Farmhouse for five days in July and loved it. The house is spacious but still feels cozy, with ample and comfortable seating and beds. We had eight children with us (!) who were delighted with the themed bedrooms and the yard space. The kitchen and baths are fully stocked and the house is full of interesting antiques (also a disco ball!). There is a great sun room that we could not use because of the extreme heat, but that was the only disappointment. The house was clean and well-maintained. The house is close to the UM campus and other amenities. The owner (Bob) was very kind and flexible. We hope to make an annual trip of it!
We had our wedding & reception at the Ann Arbor Farmhouse the weekend of June 25, 2011 and could not have picked a better spot. The owners, Bob & Pat, and the manager, their son, Marc, were wonderful hosts and really encouraged us to make the place ours for the weekend. The place was clean, well-cared for, and the owners were incredibly helpful and flexible.
The photos don't quite show the amount of room and how beautiful the Farmhouse is. It is cute and cozy, but it's also really pretty. The kitchen is huge, the living room is bright and open, with a skylight and large patio doors that lead to both a sunroom with 3 tables, and a back deck big enough to hold at least 20 people. There are 5 bedrooms, 4 of which are very large and have their own nice bathrooms with unique and fun showers.
We had our ceremony with 75 guests in the backyard under a tent and it was beautiful with greenery surrounding us. So many people commented on the beauty and charm of the Farmhouse & that it exceeded their expectations when they heard we were having our wedding at a B&B.
We had trouble figuring out the backyard lighting late at night and the owners came over personally to show us the correct light switches, all without complaining.
We stayed an extra night after our wedding because we loved the place so much and because it was such a relaxing atmosphere. Bob gave us a great rate without us even asking. The Farmhouse also has a large flat screen TV, a computer with internet, and wireless internet.
They also have a nice big gas grill on the back deck that we used two of the nights we were there and an extra propane tank in case you need it.
I cannot recommend this place enough & we thank Bob, Pat & Marc for going out of their way to make our stay & our wedding wonderful.
I stayed at the Farmhouse May 20-22, 2011. It was obvious from the start that the owners take great pride in making their B&B a unique experience. The feel of the place is "rustic" but, in no way primitive. It had every modern convenience one could imagine... microwave, convection oven, disposer, huge frig, plus smaller frig, industrial coffee maker, excellent computer setup, large flat screen in common area, DVD player, etc.
Each bedroom had a fun theme... I stayed in the Safari room which had an African motif. The decor was very tasteful and fun. The bed was firm and very comfortable. All of the bedding was fresh and clean.
One of the previous reviewers spoke of dust and stale bedding... nothing could be further from the truth. I think he must have been confused and stayed somewhere else. This place was CLEAN.
If you are looking for the "Hilton", go to the Hilton. This is a "farmhouse" and it just exudes charm and interest. There is hardly a square inch of this place that isn't covered with antiques and curiosities.
It was fun to just explore all of the nooks and crannies.
I must say something about the bathrooms. It was hilarious... when any guests came, first thing, we had to show them all of the bathrooms. They are spectacular... full body showers, skylights, spacious, awesome tile work. This place is an on-going labor of love for the owners,,, who we met, by-the-way, and they are awesome, too.
The farmhouse is a beautiful property and we overall enjoyed our stay, however, it is in dire need of better upkeep. The house is cluttered, dusty and in some cases outright dirty. The first thing we had to do when we arrived was clean the kitchen (the oven was quite grimy with some powder in it that wasn't cleaned off), and it also didn't heat very well. The dishes and silverware were all greasy, and poorly washed. The dishwasher was broken when we arrived, and the owners were responsive and sent a repair person to get it fixed. But then we had to clean all the dish-ware ourselves before we could use it. Then we realized the couches in the living room had a stale scent and were quite dusty, so we took off all the pillowcases and had to launder them. On the plus side, the washer and dryer were working well! We also vacuumed the house. A couple of bathrooms were newer and clean, the rest had mold growing over the tiles, so we just avoided them. There was also an ant problem. Once we cleaned the house, then we were able to enjoy our stay. However, we expected to only have to clean up after ourselves, not the previous party, and we expected a home that was better maintained and cleaned on a regular basis. Except in one room, the bed mattresses felt quite used and way too soft. The house did have a good internet connection and was in a great location in Ann Arbor.
Adjacent to Miller Nature Area, free on-site parking for 8 cars plus lots of street parking in quiet cul-de-sac on east edge of the acre, one mile to Main Street, express & regular bus to campus (1.5 miles). Party tents possible in back, side, and front yards. YouTube Farmhouse tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVITFVcbSU8
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2 night minimum stay
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