This second- story, custom built cabin in the middle of a cherry orchard has huge windows that allow for great natural light. Polished concrete countertops and floors with radiant heat. Sleeps 6. One bath. Shared hot tub. Large decks. Basic kitchen. Please read this listing completely.
Up north at its best! The Treehouse sits on a pond among the birch and pines in a working cherry orchard. Built by my husband and me, with a whole lot of help from many friends, it clearly has love in the details. Large windows bring the daylight in and allow for dreamy star- gazing - maybe even the northern lights!
Six person outdoor hot tub is shared with the cabin also on property.
Locally made art. Big garden. Access to trails for hiking, groomed cross- country ski trails, and mountain biking all around the orchard and ponds. Minutes to Lake Michigan and Torch Lake beaches. The cabin makes a great getaway for couples and families. There is a sleeping loft which can sleep four and a private bedroom which sleeps two.
Limited kitchen has a smart oven, countertop two burner range,microwave, sink, coffee maker, electric frying pan and refrigerator.
The Treehouse can be rented in conjunction with The Cabin at Rocky Top Farms. Towels and linens are provided.
You must have four- wheel drive to access the Treehouse in the winter, or plan to hike the 1/4 mile from the barn.
Please note! This is a cabin and not a traditional treehouse! We don't mean to mislead with the name- The Treehouse is what we have always called it. *Please read this listing entirely!
`Guests have access to the hiking and biking trails around the orchard and woods around our large property. We do not all motorized vehicles on the farm due to liability. Do not drive around the orchard.
You may fish in the pond. You may use the canoe.
If you ask us, we will tell you where you will find a volleyball court, horseshoe court and very private place for a bonfire.
There is also a disc golf course on the west side of the property.
The hot tub is shared with the little cabin, but isn't too busy.
We groom trails for xc ski and snowshoeing around the orchard and thru the woods.
Dogs are allowed- we ask for a $30 dog fee to be left in the treehouse at the time of departure.
We usually do not meet our guests when they arrive. You will be given check in instructions via Airbnb messenger. Our family may be around periodically, working on the garden, etc., but we give our guests a lot of privacy.
We are always happy to make recommendations about great local restaurants, beaches, trails, etc. I am available by text anytime.
There is another cabin on the property (the little cabin), which is nearby, and also listed on Airbnb. Pine trees do a good job of separating the spaces for privacy.
It is required that guests have a four wheel drive vehicle in the winter and early spring! Our driveway is no joke!
Guests must be able to climb steps to enjoy this space. We do welcome small children, but parents, please be aware- there are two sets of steps and a concrete floor in the treehouse. If you have a toddler, it may not be the safest house for them.
The water here is well- water. It is dually filtered, but it still has a yellowish cast due to tannins in the water. It has been recently tested, and is good to drink. Those used to heavily chlorinated city water may choose to bring their own drinking water.
Please also note- there is no wi-fi or internet here. Cell phones generally get good reception.
If you treat this place like you would your own, we will get along just fine.
We ask that you use the recycling bin, not use more lights than you need, and be respectful of the land.
I have a major pet-peeve when people leave the windows and doors open when the heat is on.
If you bring pets, ($30 to be left at the time of your stay) - we ask that you do not allow them on the furniture and that you direct them to use the side hill in the tall grasses for the potty or clean up after them. Dogs are not to be left alone for more than 4 hours. Take good care of your dog. Any damages caused by your pet may be subject to fees in addition to the $30 dog fee. Please ensure your dog has been protected by flea treatment. Nice doggies only!
We are pretty easy-going. We respect your privacy as guests. We want your stay to be so wonderful that you cannot wait to return.
Check in is self- serve. We are available by phone or text 8am-9pm. Check in instructions are sent to guests upon booking.
You are welcome to arrive at any time after 4pm, and although we enjoy meeting our guests, we don't need to meet you at check-in.
Registered guests only.
Absolutely no smoking inside.
We do not allow shooting on the farm.
Bring your bikes, skis, snowshoes and hiking boots! We do not allow motorized vehicles on the farm, just your car- on the driveway.
There are to be no parties or events taking place unless previously discussed with your host.
This is a place of peaceful retreat, and not a place to party hardy. Please respect this.
Quiet time after 10 pm.
Do NOT put the fire pit or grill on the wood deck!!
We enjoy nature, farming, camping, hiking, swimming, sailing, skiing, snowboarding and above all, raising creative and happy children. We absolutely adore being Airbnb Superhosts. This is so much fun! We have met some really amazing folks.