|Space||1,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
A Very Picturesque, Multi-Enjoyable 80-Acre Semi-Forested Farm Located in the Middle of Amish Country, Northwest of Mio, Michigan (Huron National Forest / AuSable State Forest)
The Farm is literally just minutes from AuSable River fishing, swimming, picnicking; canoeing/kayaking/tubing and launch sites. In addition, the Huron National Forest and AuSable State Forest offer hundreds of miles of trails for Hiking, Horseback Riding, ORV, Motorcycle and Groomed Snowmobile trails. By the way, ORV's are allowed on all Oscoda County Roads... Hey Golfers; ever heard of Garland? Just 13 miles away! Not a bad drive to enjoy a few great ones...
Our Farmhouse: Our quaint and cozy farmhouse, with a wrap-around valley view country porch, sleeps 4 to 6 and has been fully renovated (inside and out/top to bottom); especially the refurbishment of the original farm-grown and on-site milled hardwood flooring throughout, including the two upstairs bedrooms. The farmhouse features air-conditioning units on both floors; propane heat; free wifi: HD TV; Satellite DIRECTV; and Blu-ray Disc/DVD Player. Carbon dioxide, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and emergency lighting also provided. For your arrival security, a pre-assigned coded entry pad (no keys) awaits your private code input. For your convenience, the entry pad allows you to enter your own private entry code for the duration of your stay.
The Living Room consists of a full size La-Z-Boy Sleeper couch that pulls out to comfortably sleep two. An HD TV with DIRECTV and Blu-ray DVD/Disc player rounds out this entertainment center.
Kitchen and Dining Room: The Fully-Equipped Tiled Kitchen, with two tiled entries, is all stainless steel with two electric stove tops, each with overhead venting; oven; micro-wave and oven combination; dishwasher; ice making side-by-side refrigerator/freezer; 12-cup automatic drip coffee maker; electric can opener; blender; mixer; safety toaster; dish towels and wash cloths; and Amish made Hickory cabinets. A gas grill, located just off the end of the lower deck, is also available for your outdoor grilling.
The Dining Room, located between the kitchen and living room, is very handy for preparing and serving snacks or meals from the peninsula stovetop kitchen counter. An antique dining room table, with an overhead stained glass chandelier, can seat six and can be extended to comfortably seat more (or, if nothing else, for the convenient placement of food). It is a warming experience having dinner, and through the dining room windows, watching big snowflakes floating down.
Our Property: The 80 acres consist of rolling/hilly meadows overlooking an awesome panoramic view of miles of the AuSable River Valley Forest; and a 3 acre, spring(s)-fed, stocked pond (beach deep up to 36 feet) featuring a 'right-on-the-shoreline' finished fishing cabin that offers electricity, propane heat, ceiling fan, covered porch and raised fire pit.
The property is as natural as natural can get. . . Groomed trails lead down from the meadows, through hardwood and evergreen forests (consisting of beautiful wooded valleys with four flowing streams) to and through beautiful cedar swamps.
The Pond-Side Finished Fishing Cabin makes for an excellent hangout for tubing, catch and release fishing, etc.
The farm house was well prepared and very accommodating. We loved the front porch for morning coffee and watched the birds. We saw the pileated woodpeckers which was a first. The hummers came regularly. We also experienced a group of about 20 wild turkeys - adults and young and younger ones. The children loved fishing in the pond and paddling their kayaks.
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:
Our family visited for Easter break vacation. We couldn't of been more pleased with the kindness shown to us by Michelle, and Rory. The farm is beautiful, and so comfortable. Like stepping back in time, with every modern convenience you need. The property is beautiful, and wildlife abounds. Hearing/seeing the turkeys in the yard, and seeing the huge pileated woodpecker daily at the feeders was a very cool plus. We were fortunate to have a couple of great weather days, (spring in MI, never know), and saw bald eagles flying overhead!! The kids enjoyed riding ATVs on the trails on the property, and the ORV trails were very close. We did have a couple of days of rain, but I would have to say that even that was just what we needed to have down time to spend as a family. My kids haven't laughed so much together in quite awhile! (11 and 13). They were also appreciative of the Wi-fi available, when we let them use it. We weren't able to enjoy all that is available there because of the season, but we are already planning on when we can return this summer to enjoy the pond, property, and other summer activities in the area. You definitely have a lil piece of heaven there, and we'll definitely see you again very soon. Thank you again Michelle for all your kindness, and prompt response to any question. And the brownies were AWESOME!! The Hoskins family
My husband and I enjoyed every minute of our stay! From the very well kept property/trails/pond. The house and all provided inside. The porch/bird feeders/wildlife. The quiet of the area. We rode ATV's on 4 different trails in 4 days, trailered 2 days within a 1/2 hr. Was also nice to ride around the property. Absolutely everything was spot on! A very relaxing place to stay!
The Farm was the perfect ending to our Family vacation, providing an environment of peace and quiet that we desperately needed. From the moment we entered, the careful attention to detail, and the simple beauty provided by Tina and her Team was superb! While enjoying the many amenities this property provides, it also provided us the opportunity to explore the beautiful AuSable river area. We plan to return!
This rental located right in the heart of Amish country is a true gem. The only word I can use to describe this home is AMAZING! Its clean, up to date, and has everything you should ever need. They have thought of everything! We spent our days walking/running the groomed trails and exploring the woods on the property. We also spent a lot of time down at the fish house located next to the awesome pond on the property that is great for swimming or fishing, as it is fully stocked! The kids loved feeding the fish and "walking them" around the pond. We swam, fish, explored, flew kites and played hide and seek. There was NEVER a dull moment and the kids (age 7 and 4) never complained of being bored once! Thanks for sharing this amazing place with our family! We will defiantly be back soon :)
This farm is beautiful. The house is very clean and well maintained, as is the entire property. The owners have thought of everything that you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. From the kitchen supplies to the fishing pole, there was nothing missing. We experienced the lovely views, bird and wildlife viewing, exploring the trails in the woods, and having a campfire at night. The pond is teeming with fish, and there is a sweet little house down at the pond too -- even a paddle boat. We relaxed in chairs on the porch with a view of the valley, and life was good!
If you are looking for a calm, quiet, restful setting on a farm in the country, this is the place. I can't wait to go back.
This property was everything we needed and then some! The area dirt-bike trails were good. The trails on the property were great for a quick ride. We caught some nice fish in the pond and enjoyed the fire pits. No problems in the house. Very nice and clean. Tina was easy to deal with and responsive.
Located in Northeast Michigan in Oscoda County. 4 Miles West of M-33, Between Cherry Creek Road and Kittle Road.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Rates are based on 4 Farmhouse guests. Payments are as follows: $250 deposit to book the farmhouse. Then, 50% of balance is due 30 days prior to rental. The final payment is due 7 days prior to arrival.