This land was owned by my boyfriends Grandfather. Jay was able to buy 10 acres of his grandfathers land after he passed and designed and built the house here, mostly by himself after work and on Read more...
This land was owned by my boyfriends Grandfather. Jay was able to buy 10 acres of his grandfathers land after he passed and designed and built the house here, mostly by himself after work and on weekends. The pond was dug to create fill for the foundation of the house. One day after partially digging the pond they stopped for the day and left the excavator in the bottom of the hole to continue working the next day. When they came back they discovered the excavator was half covered in water. They hit a natural spring! That was not expected. The self filling pond was a nice surprise. The excavator was quickly pulled out and everything was okay.
Our goal is to start a CSA here and provide the local community with food. We are in the very beginning planning stages. We have planted 18 fruit trees so far and are planning on how to expand our personal garden. This year will be about experimenting with different heirloom seeds. One of our goals is also to plant a lot of pumpkins to give away to people who can't really afford to buy their children, or all of their children, individual pumpkins for Halloween, along with handing out recipes for yummy pumpkin dishes. We also are planning our pumpkin planting to be in a wheelchair accessible area for disabled children to be able to come and pick their own pumpkin. We have decided to plant in our landscaping in the front of our house, in lieu of flowers, so that it will be easily accessible either from the yard or along our concrete walk way. That's our story. Hope you decide to stay with us! Thanks for reading. - Amy and Jay
This site was amazing! Way beyond our expectations. This was our first trip in our vintage Toyota camper. We were traveling from WI to MI for a wedding and crossed Lake MI on the ferry. We originally planned on staying only one night on our way back and had booked ahead, but when we got to MI, decided to camp the first night as well. We booked pretty late in the evening and all was well. It was very nice to be able to book last minute with their instant book option.
The land is beautiful, the hosts were extremely accommodating and nice. They provided bottled water and dry fire wood. There had been a lot of rain in the days before our arrival so they brought dry fire wood and kindling to our campsite and even helped us to start the first fire. You can't beat free fire wood!
The site we stayed at was right next to an adorable little creek and pond. They had walking planks placed across the creek so that you can walk to the little island between the creek and pond. Very private, very beautiful. Complete with tiny water fall that was amazing to listen to while sitting at the stone circle fire pit.
This is not just a camp site. There is plenty of hiking to do. The hosts let us hike around their land at our leisure. There is a fantastic tent site there as well that we would love to come back to someday. It's surrounded by the creek and has a huge stone fire pit.
We will definately be back on our next trip to MI. It's located only a half hour from Traverse City and an hour and a half from Ludington where the ferry comes in to MI, which made it the perfect place to stay for us.
Can't say enough about this place! Loved it and miss it already.
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