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This colonial style home is nearly one hundred years old, built by the Hutchins', a prominent family in Lodi's history. It is located in Lodi's favorite neighborhood, in the middle of town, with easy access to everything you need and want to do in Lodi. A vase of fresh flowers and a selection of Lodi wine will greet you upon arrival.
The house is beautifully designed with large rooms, natural light and custom details. Every room is individually decorated in a contemporary, comfortable style with lots of colorful accents. The large, updated kitchen features a gas stove and oven and is fully stocked with cookware and serving ware for 8. Pantry staples are provided and groceries can be pre-ordered or picked up from the nearby S-mart grocery store.
There is a sunny breakfast dining area in the kitchen and french doors lead to a wisteria covered, trellised courtyard with a kitchen garden, dining table and gas grill. The formal dining room has an antique table that can seat up to 8 people, hardwood floors, an antique crystal chandelier, built-in china cabinet and a buffet with linens and serving ware available to use.
The large living room has hardwood floors and a marble clad fireplace with firewood provided. There is comfortable seating for 6 with room for more if needed, an additional window seat and french doors leading to a shady porch with seating for 4. The porch provides a lovely view of the neighborhood, with custom homes and tree-lined streets and is perfect for a morning coffee, afternoon read or a little wine and visit in the evening.
There is a flat-screen TV with U-verse service, DVD and VHS players. A selection of over 100 movies are available to choose from. Books and family games are provided for your use. Children's toys can be provided upon request.
A washer and dryer along with cleaning supplies are provided. Two laundry lines are available for line drying.
There are two large bedrooms and one den which provides sleeping areas for up to six guests. The beds have fine linens, down comforters and extra pillows. Please let us know if you have any special bedding requests - non-down bedding is provided in the Mocha room. Additional linens and down pillows for all beds are available. A porta-crib can be provided upon request.
The Mocha room has a queen size iron bed, antique dresser and step-in closet. The walls are a cozy mocha color with elegant gold and brown bedding, hardwood floors and two large windows. The room is outfitted with bedside lamps, an iHome alarm clock, and many other comforts.
The Green room has an antique, queen size, four poster bed, armoire, and step-in closet. The walls are painted a soothing olive and the bedding is a classic floral design with light yellow, greens and blues. The room has a carpet floor covering and one large, north facing window. This room is also outfitted with bedside lamps, an iHome alarm clock, and many other comforts.
The Gold room is a smaller den. It has a day bed with a trundle that can pull out to make up two single beds. An armoire serves as the closet.
The house has one bathroom. It is recently updated with a beautiful marble countertop, glass tile accents and slate tile flooring. It has a large shower with a terrazzo
There are some outdoor games ready for your use in the backyard where you can enjoy the established garden, two lounge chairs and a dining table for six with an umbrella.
A Lodi area guest book has been created for you including all of the local happenings, wineries, places to go and see, and menus from the best restaurants in town. We are happy to help you set up your trip in any way we can including coordinating a wine tour, drivers, dinner or spa reservations, local favorites, family activities, or any service needed. We can help make special occasions and celebrations perfect for you - just ask!
Both Steve and I (Marne) grew up in Lodi. Our families and many childhood friends still live nearby. We actually met in our college years in southern California and couldn't wait to move back to our hometown once we were married. Our two daughters were born while living in this house and although we love it dearly, our growing family needs a little more space as they enter high school. So, we moved across town but want to share our home with others visiting this little town that means so much to us. In all of our travels we have learned what makes us most comfortable while staying in a home away from home and have tried to include all of those special details to make you feel like this is your home too. I helped found the Lodi Conference and Visitors Bureau as Lodi began developing it's tourist sites and know almost all there is to know about Lodi, the events, the businesses and the wineries. Lodi is a small town that has many 'secret' gems. I would love to help you plan your visit here and to make the trip even better than you had hoped it could be.
Marne Simpson purchased this house in 1996
We are only the fourth owner of this almost century old home. It is beautifully built with fine craftsmanship and the perfect floor plan and has been lovingly cared for. The minute we first walked in the door we knew it was the house meant for us. It is set in the perfect location to enjoy the surrounding neighborhood and downtown area. The neighbors are friendly and the three outside patios give you lots of options for dining and relaxing all year round.
This older neighborhood is known for it's tree lined streets and families out walking the dog or playing in the park across the street. It is truly small town America with all the benefits of big cities. Celebrations are common, festivals are busy and the art scene is strong here. And all of it is happening within walking distance of our front porch.
Absolutely perfect! Beautiful house in all ways. Excellent communication from owner. Ideal location for us (Katrina's Cards) for our 7th year at the Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival which is right across the street at Hutchins Square. Easy walk to downtown. The kitchen is a joy to cook in and the outdoor grill is great. Highly recommended!
We loved our stay at Hutchins House in Lodi! It is very comfortable and has all the conveniences of home. We look forward to returning soon. It was the perfect location for a fabulous wedding weekend with family and friends in Livable Lovable Lodi!
We stayed here with our family of 5 for our nephew's wedding in Lodi. The house was extremely nice and comfortable and had everything we needed. It was as good, or even better, than the pictures show and the location was awesome. It is in a quiet and nicely maintained neighborhood, with a park across the street and within easy walking distance to the old and quaint downtown area. We enjoyed nice walks in the cool mornings and had a fun lunch at the Lodi Brewery downtown. Thank you Marne for the use of your beautiful house. Your care for the house and your guests shows in so many details throughout the rooms!
We stayed in this home for a family girls' weekend and it was perfect for us. The home is beautifully decorated and so well-kept. The grounds are also inviting. The owner and her daughter were there getting ready to leave after cleaning when we arrived. They were so welcoming and nice to us. We felt truly welcome, and not like they were afraid we would damage their home, but like they wanted us there and wanted us to have a good time. We felt very blessed to be there. There is one bathroom but if you have a schedule of showers then it is fine. :) They also left a complimentary bottle of good wine and there were tons of brochures to help us find things to do, where to eat, etc. We would definitely go back!
Visiting Lodi for no other reason than staying in this beautiful home would be a worthwhile goal. We so appreciated having this central location for nearby family to come together for a memorial service. Steve and Marne were very accommodating as were the friendly neighbors. Walking through this lovely downtown neighborhood is quite a delightful and life affirming experience. I hope this home continues to be offered to travelers for years to come.
Hutchins House is located in a beautiful historical neighborhood a few minutes walk from downtown Lodi where you will find a great selection of restaurants, boutique shopping, and eight wine bars featuring local Lodi appellation wineries. The Lodi Wine Trail features over 80 wineries for wine tasting, all within a 10 mile radius. Directly across the street is Hutchins Street Square Performing Arts Theatre, the center of the arts in the area. See concerts and events or attend meetings, weddings and festivals here. It is surrounded by a park and playground and has a public indoor swimming pool. Lodi Lake is a short bike ride or drive away where you can enjoy the nature area, lake and Mokelumne River all year long. Micke Grove Regional Park is a great family destination with a zoo, amusement park, Japanese Tea Garden, water play zone, historical museum and public golf course. Located near the Delta waterways, you can spend the day fishing, enjoying waterspouts, and bird watching. It is the perfect central base for day trips to the Sierra Nevada Mountain ski areas, Yosemite and the San Francisco Bay Area. All are within a 2 hour drive.
Nearest Golf: Micke Grove Golf Course - 5.0 miles
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