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Historic Farm Home, Quiet Country Setting, near Lake Ann&Traverse City

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Lake Ann Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 comfortably

White Farms Northern Getaway is part of a family farm. The country setting allows panoramic views of age old maple trees, hills, sunsets, the moon and stars. You may see and hear cattle in the pasture or near the big red barn. This spacious home was recently restored to its present beauty. Great care was taken to preserve the 100 year old pine floors and the aged spindle stairwell. The bedrooms are bright and cheery with double beds in two upstairs bedrooms, a queen size bed in one upstairs bedroom and a queen size bed in the downstairs master bedroom. There are 2 full baths, 1 half bath, large living/family room, separate dining room, fully equipped kitchen and oh yes - 'the Kid's Cove' under the stairway for the little ones to discover and play. Both porches are enclosed. Available year round, our 'getaway' is a perfect setting for family vacations, reunions, retreats, hunters, fishermen, golfers, snowmobilers, skiers, or color tours. Enjoy the comforts of modern living where we blend the past with the present.

Outdoor Activities: : Activities available nearby depending on the season include: Horseback Riding, Biking, Hiking, Almira Township Park & Playground, Swimming, Rock Hunting, Golfing, Fishing, Hunting, Skiing, Snowmobiling, Canoeing, Kayaking and Fall Color Tours.

Local Attractions: : White Farms Northern Getaway is conveniently located 3 miles from the Village of Lake Ann, 12 miles west of Traverse City and 15 miles east of Lake Michigan beaches.

Numerous attractions are found within a 20 minute drive of Lake Ann: Interlochen Arts Academy, National Cherry Festival, T.C.Film Festival, T.C. Beach Bums (baseball), Buckley Old Engine Show, Cedar Polka Festival, Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theater, Movie Theaters, Restaurants, Restored Opera House, Old Town Play House, Northwestern Michigan College, Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Traverse City Tall Ships, Wineries, Museums, Antiquing, Shopping, North American Vasa Race, Crystal Mountain Ski Resort & Water Park, Great Wolf Lodge Water Park, Mistwood Championship Golf Course, National Coho Festival, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Lighthouses, Platte & Betsie Rivers, State Park Camping, Lake Ann Snow Pine Festival, Lake Ann Homecoming, Casinos, Leland Fish Town, M-22 Triathlon.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Jean Johnson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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based on 29 traveler reviews

Historic Farm Home, Quiet Country Setting, near Lake Ann&Traverse City
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews

Everything we wanted and more!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay White Farms Northern Getaway! The property was beautiful and peaceful; not to mention, expansive. We enjoyed many walks to the woods, and our little one enjoyed running around in the fields. The backyard had everything you could want: a grill, picnic table, fire pit, lots of chairs, and even bikes to ride. The house came with a fully stocked kitchen, including napkins, paper towels, trash bags, and dish soap. Our favorite parts of this quaint home were the front porch (we ate breakfast out there everyday), and the Kids Cove (a little room of treasures under the stairs that our little one wanted to live in). There was plenty of room at the farmhouse for the seven of us that stayed there. The property manager, Jean, was very helpful, and told us we could call her if we needed anything.

For some of us, it was a revisit, but even though it was my first time in the house, I can honestly say I would definitely stay here again!

P.S. For anyone who plays Pokemon Go, or who has kids that play it, you can often catch various unusual Pokemon right inside the house! : D

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. The location is great, within a half hour of everything. The house is great. Plenty of room for the family. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishs and pots and pans. We had plenty of towels, never ran out. The beds are comfortable and nice sheets. Games to play and bikes to ride. The best part is the front porch. We sat in there every day, its relaxing to hear all the birds and the night sounds. Met Jean when we arrived and she is very nice letting us know that if we needed anything to just call, she is just down the road. We will be back. Thanks for your Farm house.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Pinconning, Michigan

Peaceful Farm House close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well maintained. Close to all the local attractions but far enough away from all the traffic. Very quiet and peaceful. A great place to relax. Jean was very responsive to all our needs. Duncan our Morkie loved running around the farm. Lake Ann is a great little town with good places to eat. Thanks Again Jean - We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Amazing, god's country

  • 5 of 5

Who can beat being surrounded by 120 acres of peace and quite. What a disappointment to read a mouse complaint, it must have been resolved.....We've been coming for years and still no mice in sight. I highly recommend Whitefarms Getaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Disappointing stay this time around

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I have rented here before and we loved it. However, we did have some complications on this trip. First, it was HOT and there is not A/C at this location (I believe it states there IS A/C on their listing, but there is a central fan, but not air conditioning). Second, the house had been empty for a short bit and the mice took over which resulted mice droppings and urine in various places, especially under the sink in the kitchen and in the closet of the downstairs bedroom. We had a few mice shoot across the living room floor which got the attention of my puppies. Also, they could also be heard in the ceiling over the downstairs bathroom. I alerted the property manager and they are going to try to get a pest management company in there, but I would verify this so you won't have to carry out the sprung/full mice traps during your stay (never a fun task). In focusing on the positives of this farm though, it has a wonderful front porch which is glassed-in plus 130 acres out back where you can bike and run/walk with your two-legged or four-legged kids. I really hope they are able to get the pest management issue taken care of since this really is a beautiful farm (when everything is under control) and the family that runs it are very kind and try to do a good job.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay. We had seven adults and five children four and under. Everyone had a great time. It was everything I had hoped it would be. They had a basket of goodies set out for us as we arrived. There were bikes to ride and we loved the the fire pit. The boys loved watching the bats fly in every morning and back in the evening! We enjoyed talking to Sue and Laurie. They were so sweet.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Lake Ann Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 10 2016 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Lake Ann Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Toilet and Sink
  • Bathroom 1 is off the Master Bedroom. Bathroom 2 is on the second floor. Half-bath is on the first floor, off the laundry room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Pack-N-Play on site. Inflatable bed also on site.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Picnic table and outdoor Fire Pit onsite. Catering available.

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