WORTHENBURY COUNTRY HOUSE - IN MICHIGAN'S FAMOUS WINE COUNTRY

Steve Salisbury

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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WORTHENBURY COUNTRY HOUSE - IN MICHIGAN'S FAMOUS WINE COUNTRY

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Restored Country House, 3 Bedrooms, Convertible beds, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6-10

Worthenbury Country House is a nostalgic gem in the middle of Southwestern Michigan's famous wine country. Starting our ninth season, we are the first overnight lodging facility directly in wine country and is just a few miles from the rolling-dunes and beaches of Lake Michigan.

The Salisbury's invite you to leave behind the busy city noises and unwind to the quiet country sounds of crickets and birds. Enjoy a quiet evening with your family or friends soaking in the hot tub or lounging on the back porch while looking over several acres of lush vineyards. Take a leisurely stroll next door to Round Barn Winery, or visit any one of a number of other wineries in the area.

Worthenbury boasts three beautifully appointed bedrooms, a complete modern kitchen, and two living rooms. While staying at Worthenbury, your hosts want you to be comfortable, relaxed and content and will do everything possible to make your stay a special one. It is a perfect destination for girl’s weekends, family gatherings, reunions, or wedding parties – not to mention home base for visits to area wineries.

Worthenbury is in the heart of the Lake Michigan Shore Appellation, an area designated for its ability to produce fine wines. These wines rival those of California, since the area supports the growth of high quality wine grapes such as Cabernet and Chardonnay.

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LOCATION/DIRECTIONS

Worthenbury is only 90 miles from downtown Chicago, and about 25 minutes from Michiana Regional Airport in South Bend, Indiana.

From Chicago, take I-94 to exit 16, Bridgman. Turn right 0.5 miles to Lake Street/Shawnee Road. Turn right, go five miles to Hills Road. Turn right go one and a half mile to Hinman Cemetery, turn right to stay on Hills Road. Go 0.4 miles and Worthenbury is on your left.

From South Bend, take US-31 north to exit 13, Snow Road. Turn right and follow Snow Road for about five miles to Hills Road. Turn left and go about 0.4 miles to Worthenbury, on your left.

Keywords: Country House Wine Country Michigan

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Events Allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. Everything was more wonderful than we could've dreamed of! We had such an awesome time. The hot tub, the bon-fire, the stars at night. Truly breathtaking. It was a nice change of pace from our hectic city lives. We'll be back next year!
Sep 2008
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Steve Salisbury

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In 1966 my parents sought property in Michigan. Living in the suburbs of Chicago, they wanted to live in the country. In October we purchased a nearby 30 acre farm. Over time we purchased the farm on which this house stands, taking our total acreage near 60 acres.

In 1968, we met Len Olsen and Carl Banholzer as we traversed the property they had just purchased to establish Tabor Hill winery. My father was one of the first to plant French Hybrid grapes on the soils of this hilly country.

From the 1950’s through the 1980’s, this farm hosted dozens of families who would come out for a day of picking fresh fruit. In our prime, we had 15 acres of grapes, 4 acres of cherries and 3 acres of peaches. We sold almost all of this to people who came to pick for themselves. We also had 60 honeybee hives and sold all of the honey to these same good people. Finally, we had a wine maker’s shop, where we sold barrels, jugs and other materials for people to make their own wine.

Through the years, my parents sold the original 30 acres and eventually this became the home of the now famous Round Barn winery. Later, my parents sold another 10 acres at the north end of the property, leaving about 18 acres on which this house now stands.

When I decided to open this house as a guest house, I wanted to call it a name that would be meaningful that would set it apart. I wanted a name that would recognize its great rural wine growing heritage, and something to honor the “Salisbury” name. After an exhaustive search and much deliberation, I settled on the name Worthenbury. Worthenbury is the name of a small, rural village in the northeastern area of Wales. It is one of the only places in Wales where grapes are grown. It is also in the proximity of the area from which the Salisbury’s originally came to the New World in 1632, among some of the first settlers of New England.

Worthenbury sits atop a knoll giving us a gentle breeze on even the stillest of days. The back porch is a great place to relax and look out over the vineyards. Strolling through the vineyards is also a pleasant experience, with views stretching for miles to the west.

The big red barn dates back to 1922. Today it is primarily used for storage. When the fruit farm was in full production, the barn housed the wine supply store and the 'nectary,' where the sweet nectar was processed and bottled.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Worthenbury Country House - in Michigan's Famous Wine Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Worthenbury Country House - in Michigan's Famous Wine Country
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72407vb
(269) 326-1576 (Michigan, USA)
Baroda Southwest Michigan
United States
5

Had a great experience

  • 5 of 5
House was clean, well-maintained, well-stocked (had an extension cord...really?), and was clearly loved by the owner. Would definitely return and have reccommended to our friends to stay here.
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: John, thank you for your kind words! I am happy that you enjoyed your stay. Please come back and see us again!
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Worthenbury Country House - in Michigan's Famous Wine Country
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72407vb
(269) 326-1576 (Michigan, USA)
Baroda Southwest Michigan
Lake Bluff, IL
5

Bachelors Weekend

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Steve for being so accommodating. We had such a wonderful time. You really couldn't have asked for more beautiful weather and scenery. This house was perfect for our needs and we really appreciated the 2-night minimum. The house was very cozy, and the hot tub was a perfect way to end the evening before bed. We made good use of the fire pit, siting around the fire catching up with old friends. Everything we forgot to bring, like magic, was already there for us:) The drive from Chicago was a breeze. Thanks again Steve. Beautiful place you got there.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Derek, I am glad you had a great time. We try hard to make the place magical :) Hope you are able to come back again sometime.
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Worthenbury Country House - in Michigan's Famous Wine Country
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72407vb
(269) 326-1576 (Michigan, USA)
Baroda Southwest Michigan
Mundelein, IL
5

Exactly as advertised! We had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5
Worthenbury Country Home was EXACTLY the type of weekend get away we were looking for. We spent last New Year's Eve there and got our groceries as we got into town as suggested and headed to the house. When we arrived, we found everything to be perfectly described with plenty of room for our group of 7 friends. We walked over to the Round Barn Winery which was literally through the field (good wine, but the tasting was a little pricey and for it being New Year's Eve, they were not especially pleasant and were more concerned with getting over to the bar for their own NYE Party. Understandable, but a free drink or tasting for one of the 5 that went is something that would've gone a LONG way and I'm sure we would have purchased MUCH more than we did).

As far as the house goes however, absolutely no complaints. Great Wine Country completely secluded from city life and the perfect weekend getaway location.

Steve was especially accommodating and even late NYE when we couldn't get the tv to work to see the Countdown, we contacted Steve who immediately helped us. I felt awful bothering him, but Steve responded that he was happy to help.

For a small group or family friends wanting to get away, it is a great spot!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review, I really appreciate it!!
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Worthenbury Country House - in Michigan's Famous Wine Country
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72407vb
(269) 326-1576 (Michigan, USA)
Baroda Southwest Michigan
Ottumwa, Iowa
5

Christmas get together.

  • 5 of 5
Parents, 3 children, 2 spouses, 2 grandchildren, family reunion for Christmas. We have rented many properties in several states and were happy to find this to be one of the best stocked homes we have used. All basic supplies were provided, soaps and paper products. The kitchen was small, but provided plenty of plates and pots and pans. Since it is in wine country, there was stemware too. The fireplace in the living area was cozy, and we even found a small decorated Christmas tree when we arrived! How thoughtful. My daughter-in-law loved the upstairs for their family with two small children, it made naptime easy. This may just become a new family tradition.
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a wonderful review! I appreciate it!!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
South Bend Regional Airport
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrak St. Joseph
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-94 Bridgman Exit 16
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Bridgman Weko Beach
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Baroda Tap and Grille
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tabor Hill Winery and Restaurant
Car: necessary

Walking distance to the Round Barn Winery, one mile to Tabor Hill Winery and Restaurant, two miles to Baroda, and less than seven miles to Bridgman and Lake Michigan, There are many fruit farms in the area that sell fresh fruit and vegetables in season.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$375
$1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 2 Nights = $750
3 Nights = $975
4 Nights = $1150
5 Nights = $1275
6 Nights = $1375
7 Nights = $1450
Additional nights over 7 = $50/night
30% weeknight discount (Sunday thru Thursday; holidays not included)
Rates are for up to six guests
Additional guests are $25 each for the duration of the stay
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Amenities

Amenities

Baroda Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , toilet
    Bathroom 2 - shower , toilet
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books
  • Toys
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sledding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • golf
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
Notes:
Three complete bedrooms with queen size beds, and with foldout beds, sleeps up to 10, There are two bathrooms with large showers, a complete kitchen, and plenty of room to stretch out and relax, There are two porches, a hot tub in which to relax, and plenty of room with a nearly three acre yard, Laundry room in the basement, large TV with DVD, DishTV, board games and books, No Smoking or pets please
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