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Modern Country Retreat!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2-story Home, 2 Bedrooms + Studio, 2 Baths, (4 people maximum)

This modern 'Farmhouse' is located within a 170-acre custom designed community called Tryon Farm filled with rolling pasture, meadows, woods and ponds. One hour from Chicago and miles from Lake Michigan beaches, harbors, and the Dunes National Lakeshore. You'll have access to 10K of trails to explore, bike, run or fish! Reconnect with nature or head out to enjoy the beach, wineries, and great restaurants all which are minutes away!

Home has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and design and travel websites for it's beautiful design and unique setting.

Downstairs is a fully appointed kitchen, living area w/fireplace, guest room, bathroom and laundry room. Upstairs you'll feel like you are in a tree house with a studio/library that fully opens up to a screened in porch, then an outdoor deck. The studio has a daybed and is adjacent to the master bedroom and a large spa bathroom. Bathroom is a walk around with multiple water outlets. Sorry, but the rainforest shower head doesn't work!

Hope to see you soon!

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Laurel

Tryon Farm is an extension of me and it's peaceful surroundings let me unwind and relax like I've never done before. I always say my house has a soul. I love hiking the dunes, hanging out at the beach, walking the trails at the farm, working my little garden, biking on my old cruiser, visiting the winery on the corner, relaxing on the patio, walking the labrynth... Just to name a few!

Laurel purchased this house in 2008

Why Laurel chose Michigan City

Harbor County is an ideal location for vacationing due it's quaint towns, beaches and country roads. Tryon Farm offers everything I would want within a community. These 2 things combined, plus the proximity to Chicago, made this an ideal spot for me!

What makes this house unique

I've heard over and over that my home is modern, yet liveable. Any coolness the house has is overcome by warmth from another element. It has a whimsical fun element to it. It's full of interesting art yet every window is a frame to the outdoors, creating even more interesting pieces of art.


Tryon Farm House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large walk-around spa shower with 5 jets
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom #2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Trundle daybed - 2 twins
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twins (2)
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Property is nestled in the woods adjacent to a small meadow.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Modern Country Retreat!
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

dreamy place off the beaten path

  • 5 of 5

This place is a wonderful retreat from city life or even suburbia! It is nestled in the woods with so many trails to explore. The house is clean and beautiful and doesn't distract from the nature surrounding the house. We had such a nice stay and I would definitely want to come back. A fun girls weekend that accommodated our need to cook and relax, do some yoga, listen to music and just chill by the fire. THis was quite a treat.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review! I enjoyed hosting you and your friends.
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Happy to be back

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at this property in winter only, so it was a joy to return for a summer visit. The house is beautiful and immaculate, with all the amenities one could want. We love having such a beautiful and inviting kitchen while we are there, and being able to walk out the door and stroll the peaceful, quiet, wooded roads and open pasture areas of Tryon Farm. Lots of birds at this time of year really added to our pleasure. Laurel is a superb and responsive host.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second time as wonderful as the first

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Laurel's house for a weekday stay (without kid this time), and enjoyed it as much as ever. We hosted a moms' sleepover and had friends down from Chicago for the day. Everyone loved the unique collection of homes and ambience- especially when offset by this comfortable yet groovy "home base". We had time to investigate some of the Michigan City and neighboring attractions this time, and discovered Cabo's Ice Cream Parlor (in Michigan City) and Shady Creek Winery (Tryon Farm's near neighbor on Tryon Road). Both are terrific finds and we are looking for an excuse to get back to enjoy both of them again. Thanks again, Laurel, Tryon Farm, and VRBO for a great getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This house and location is every bit as gorgeous as the photos would have you believe. We've been interested in visiting Tryon Farm for years, and Laurel's place provided the unique combination of sophisticated accommodation with a beautiful and genuine get-out-of-the-city and into- the-country experience. From the great local restaurants (try Tattoria Tonneli- you won't be disappointed), to a fun neighborhood party (can you say "LAWN SCRABBLE" ?) to a beautiful place to invite my Michigan family down for lunch, I couldn't have been more delighted with our stay. The loft is an especially fun space: combine the small collection of old LP's, a record player, a cocktail, and a folding wall that makes the screened porch part of the house, and you've got a space where you can listen to tunes, bop along, and enjoy the pretty view from the tree tops. The fireflies are as bright as flashlights out here and work their magic in the woods all night. We are heading back in a couple of weeks and are counting the days!.....

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed Laurel's home at Tryon Farm. It is clean, very well-appointed and Laurel was easily accessible for questions and very helpful. It's a beautiful setting a very quick drive from Chicago. Our kids loved the hiking trails, the chickens and the tire swing by the barn. We would recommend to others and hope to return sometime.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful women's get-away and truly enjoyed the accommodations at Tryon Farm. The open floor plan, comfy seating, views of the woods, eclectic art work and the fireplace all made for a perfect retreat. The beds were very comfortable, and the baths were nice and luxurious as well. We enjoyed walking on the trails and visiting the nearby winery. The owner was very responsive, welcoming, and helpful. Her home is absolutely lovely and worth a visit, no matter what season it is.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, I really enjoyed having you, thank you for being such wonderful guests!
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Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shady Creek Winery
Nearest Train
2 Miles
South Shore Line, Carroll Street Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Duneland Beach, Sheridan Beach, Long Beach
Car: recommended

Tryon Farm is situated on a 170-acre former historic dairy farm. It's just behind Rt. 12 and about 1.5 miles from the beach. You can simply retreat or travel a small distance to be in the middle of harbor country! Shady Creek Winery is a few steps away as are great restaurants, bars and tourist destinations. Check out my guide on VRBO and I also have a full guide available at the house. I also love giving recommendations!


Rates & Availability

Tryon Farm House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Jun 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 5 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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