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The TUDOR BARN, nestled in hundreds of acres of private woodlands.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

270 acres of private woods, wetlands and lakeshore to explore. Shared pier on p

Plan your next vacation at a stunningly restored 1920's 'Historic' barn, perfect for a family looking for a fun-filled getaway, or couples who appreciate privacy, space, and the wonders of 270 acres of private woods and wildlife. Miles of country roads and pathways, passing along Hamlin Lake, ponds and wetlands, are perfect for biking, jogging and long walks.

Your shared pier (by owner) on Upper Hamlin Lake, a short walk from the Barn, is where you can swim, secure your boat, launch your kayak or just 'hang out', read a book or watch a sunset. You will enjoy the abundant wildlife including many varieties of birds that live in the forest, fields, wetlands and ponds. The wetlands can be easily accessed by kayaks for a closer look at nature.

The Tudor Barn offers 1800 sq. ft. of spacious living for up to 5 persons. The first floor comprises a living/dining room with a dining table for 6, a fully equipped kitchen with every amenity and a bar counter that seats several persons. Down the hall is an enclosed washer and dryer, and further on a full bathroom with tub/shower. The Master bedroom is nicely furnished and has a Queen size bed. Stairs lead to the loft, a lovely large room with handsome hand-cut wood 'Gothic' rafters and a small balcony overlooking a pond down the road. At the far end of the loft, up a few stairs, is an open bedroom area with three twin beds. A full bathroom and wet bar are part of the main loft area. Card table, chairs, ping pong table, games and books complete the room, perfect for the younger family members' 'getaways'.

There is an outdoor terrace off the living room with table, chairs and BBQ for picnic style dining.

The Tudor Barn was designated THE historical building in Mason County for 2012 by the Ludington Historical Society, and awarded a special 'Plaque'. Hamlin Lake with its spectacular sand dunes, is minutes away from the barn. Boat rentals are available nearby. Ludington is about 20 minutes south by car and offers the 'best' Lake Michigan beach in MI.', according to an article in the New York Times. This delightful small town is the perfect 'family' town with many summer activities geared for children. The Lighthouse and the Ludington State Park, one of the most popular parks in the U.S., are all here to be enjoyed. Four fine public golf courses are nearby including the challenging Hemlock Golf Club. Please come and join us for your most memorable vacation yet.

Please note that the Loft is not heated, however the Loft bathroom is heated.

Rentals during high season are weekly - Saturday to Saturday - only: arriving no earlier than 3:00 pm on a Saturday and departing no later than 10:00 am the following Saturday.

More Details

Property Manager
Linda O'Brien
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

Why Linda O'Brien chose Ludington

Privacy. Lots of space to ride bikes, walk, A shared private pier on upper Hamlin Lake , two block walk, to swim, launch a boat, ski, pier fish. Bird and wildlife viewing.

What makes this barn unique

272 acres of prime forests with country roads to explore the wildlife and wetland areas to view the many varieties of birds, plus turtles. Hamlin Lake sand Dunes, perfect for swimming, climbing, beach combing. Can walk to Lake Michigan and state park. Many canoe trails at the Ludington State Park

There is a dock on the property for your boat. 2 to 3 feet of water at the dock. Doesn't get wavy very much at the dock. The dock is a 5 minute walk or you can drive down. Water gets a little weedy and not the best for swimming.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We came to the barn for a family Salmon Charter. What a nice treat to see deer out the window every morning and evening, not to mention on most drives in to the barn. Peaceful walks on the trails and to the lake were so nice.

Our Salmon Charter went well with Salmon Slayers caught two Coho and 3 King. Rented a Pontoon boat on Hamlin at Action Rentals. They were great as well. A drive to Manistee was nice - lunch at BlueFinn was yummy. Chuckwagon Pizza was good. Call for a reservation.

All in all a nice relaxing time at the Tudor Barn. Thank you so much.
Sep 2015
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Ludington Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Loft upstairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , loft/sitting area card table chairs and ping pong
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
270 acres of private woods, wetlands and lakeshore to explore. Shared pier on property provides access to Hamlin Lake. Four fine public golf courses are nearby including the challenging Hemlock Golf Course.


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The TUDOR BARN, nestled in hundreds of acres of private woodlands.
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Loved the woods and lake access!

  • 5 of 5

Barn was very nice, unique and private. We had just enough to do and it wasn’t that far from town. We brought our kayak and kept it down at the dock. Had some ants in the kitchen but we’re careful to not leave food out and it wasn’t all that unexpected in Michigan in the summer. Overall a great family long weekend getaway! With dog - which was another plus. Thank you for welcoming him! 🐶

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The location of the Tudor barn is very secluded and lovely. The dock is great and we went fishing on the lake daily. Although the weather was rainy and gross for the fist half of our vacation, once it cleared up we had a wonderful time. My only suggestion is that there be a tv for rainy days like that. No cable necessary, just a DVD player because we would've rented some movies. I knew there wasn't a tv, so this wasn't a surprise to me, it would've been nice to have because the weather didn't cooperate. Anyway, I would definitely rent this again. It's very clean, full of charm and character which I love! My son loved playing all the games that were provided and a great time was had by all of us. Overall, a wonderful place. -Savannah G.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and wonderful weather. Enjoyed lots of space in the Tudor Barn for our two young kids to play.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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really nice, off the beaten path --

  • 5 of 5

the Tudor Barn was a fantastic family getaway for us... lots of space to lounge, a lovely and functional open kitchen and comfortable beds. it's far enough away from the heavily touristed Luddington, but close enough to drive in for a coffee or a dinner out. and the dunes and lakeshore are all within a quick drive for scenic sites and sunbathing alike. lots to offer in the area during the summer and the Tudor Barn was a really nice place to hang the hats and beach towels for a week.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

I saw the owner 3 days out of 4. Not cool... him knocking at the door at 9pm, then 11am next day, then again on day 3 he was creeping around the barn while my family was sleeping we left the place cleaner than it was when we arrived for sure.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed the Tudor Barn (for the most part). I am so sorry for the intrusion! This issue has been addressed! Thank you for your feedback!
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Hidden Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

The barn was a very peaceful retreat for a family adventure. Our family of five (two parents and three sons) had lots of fun relaxing, fishing, kayaking and swimming on Hamlin Lake. The woods were peaceful and very pretty. We saw lots of deer on the property. We could have very happily relaxed there each day but we were busy paddling, hiking and swimming in many different areas in the National Forest. When we were there in the evenings we enjoyed ping pong and playing cards. Many of the nights we were lucky enough to hear Barred Owls and a Great Horned Owl. Everything was clean and the master bedroom was cozy with a comfortable bed. The water access was a little challenging with five kayaks but worth the effort. We paddled over to the Ludington State Park Beach a couple of times and that was great. Overall this property is a good value. If you rent this location, make sure to ask for directions into the property. It's a little confusing on dirt roads & private property signage. Also note there is no TV.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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