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Himalayan Lodge: Walk to Downtown Ann Arbor

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Royal Nepalese Guest Room, with a king size bed that converts into two twin beds

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Last updated: 07/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ann Arbor house description

You will fall in love with this quaint and quiet Old West Side home, full of sunlight and good karma. The Lodge sleeps four with king beds in two guest rooms, two full bathrooms, a kitchen, living room and dinning room.  The king beds convert to twin beds. The house also has a washer and dryer and free wireless internet.  With a wraparound front porch for relaxing on warm summer evenings and a cozy living room, your Ann Arbor stay will be comfortable and complete. Whether you are here on vacation, for business, the Art Fair, Summer Festival, art exhibits, museums, theater or a conference, we are sure you will find all you need for an enjoyable stay here on the corner of Eighth and Washington. The Himalayan Lodge is in a great location - within walking distance of downtown Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan and the UofM football stadium. From the Lodge you'll be within easy access of all that Ann Arbor has to offer.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Pack-n-Play available with linens, plus lots of toys...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25 or older...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Royal Nepalese Room: 1 king

                King size bed converts into two twin beds...moreless

              • Good Karma Room: 1 king

                King size bed converts into two twin beds...moreless

              • The Royal Nepalese Room is spacious and sleeps two. There are three large windows with views of Washington Street and the neighbor's organic garden in the backyard. The south facing windows offer plenty of sunlight. The prayer flags on the ceiling ensure good karma and a good night's sleep! There is a king size bed here which can convert to two twin beds.  The bathroom for this room is equipped with an upright shower. The Good Karma Room has two windows on the north side of the house looking out toward the neighbor's organic garden. This room features a king size bed which can convert to two twin beds. The attached bathroom has a large sink and claw foot tub, which is original to the house. The tub also has a shower. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Mermaid Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                ...moreless

              • Mermaid Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Pantry Items:

                Salt and pepper, olive oil are provided. Groceries such as breakfast may also be provided at an additional cost...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                The Lodge Kitchen is stocked with dishes, pots, pans and utensils...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Filters are provided...moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Parking:

                Street parking and driveway parking available...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Living Room
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Towels Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Let us know what you need and we will be happy to assist in anyway we can. Tours of Ann Arbor and local attractions are also available. Visit the 'Guestbook' page on our website to see what travelers are saying about The Himalayan Lodge....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo:

                    A radio, CD and cassette player is attached to two large speakers...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    There are a few toys and books for children...moreless

                  Communications

                      • Internet:

                        Free wireless internet is available for your use...moreless

                      Pool & Spa

                          • Communal Pool:

                            Mack Pool is an indoor community pool that is nearby - Veterans Memorial Park is a nearby outdoor pool...moreless

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Kayak / Canoe:

                            The beautiful Huron River is nearby and Argo Canoe Livery is where you can rent canoes, kayaks and inner-tubes...moreless

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Wraparound front porch is perfect for cool drinks on summer evenings...moreless

                          • Tennis:

                            There are tennis courts nearby...moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden

                          Theme

                          • Family
                          • Historic
                          • Adventure

                          Activities

                          • Botanical Garden
                          • Groceries
                          • Hospital
                          • Laundromat
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Medical Services
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Shopping
                          • Kayaking
                          • Basketball Court
                          • Water Tubing
                          • Hiking
                          • Ice Skating
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Boating
                          • Photography
                          • Sledding
                          • Churches
                          • Cinemas
                          • Arboretum
                          • Library
                          • Museums
                          • Playground
                          • Recreation Center
                          • Live Theater
                          • Restaurants
                          • Synagogues
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Festivals
                          • Walking
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Antiquing
                          • Paddle Boating
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Roller Blading
                          • Cycling
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $189
                          $840 $2,550

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          Rates are subject to change unless confirmed by a reservation. Please reserve at least two weeks in advance.

                          Weekly rate for ONE guest room (1-2 guests) is $840 and monthly rate is $2,550. Weekly rate for TWO guest rooms (2-4 guests) is $980 and monthly rate is $2,970. All rates include rental of the whole house.

                          A deposit (50% of the total balance) is due when you make your reservation. The remaining balance (cash or check) is due upon arrival along with guest's signature on the rental agreement form. A credit card authorization form will be kept on file for security/damage. If you cancel your reservation within 30 days of arrival, you forfeit your deposit.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 07/11/2014
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                          Location

                          30 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Detroit Airport
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Amtrak Station
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          I-94
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Bill's Beer Garden
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          The Earle and Grizzly Peak

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          The Himalayan Lodge is located in the historic Old West Side neighborhood, a half-mile west of downtown Ann Arbor. The Lodge is a 10 minute walk from Ann Arbor's vibrant Main Street. Kerrytown Market and Shops is a 15 minute walk. The University of Michigan's central campus is a mile from the Lodge. You will enjoy this quiet neighborhood near the center of town. The Huron River is also nearby and is a great place to hike and kayak. All Ann Arbor has to offer is within easy access.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1999

                          About the owner: I grew up in Ann Arbor and am still here. I think I qualify as a 'Townie'! I went to the University of Wisconsin and then The University of Texas - El Paso. In high school I sang in a choir that had me traveling the world. In college I spent my junior year in Kathmandu, Nepal - a life changing experience. After graduating, I joined the US Peace Corps and spent two years teaching English in Hungary just after the fall of the Iron Curtain. In my quest to return to Nepal, I quit my job teaching English in Spain and returned in 1998. In 2000 I started my travel company, Of Global Interest Adventure Travel. For over a decade my Nepalese business partner, Pem Dorjee Sherpa, and I have been leading tours and treks in the Himalayas and to Mt. Everest Base Camp.

                          Why the Owner Chose Ann Arbor:
                          For 12 years I operated a small bed and breakfast in this house called the 8th Street Trekkers' Lodge. I lived at the house and rented the guest room to travelers from all over the world. I have so many fond memories of getting to know so many nice people. During those years, I managed my tour company, Of Global Interest Adventure Travel, from my home. Twice a year I would travel to Nepal and lead trips trekking in the Himalayas to Mt. Everest base camp. I feel privileged to have traveled with so many amazing people. Every trip was an adventure.  When home, I maintained a store that I called the Himalayan Bazaar in my Garage where I sold imports I brought back from my trips.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          In 2011, my business partner, Pem Dorjee Sherpa - a two time Mt. Everest climber - moved to Ann Arbor. We moved the Himalayan Bazaar in my Garage downtown to 218 S. Main Street. At our shop we sell imports from Nepal and our tours, trekking and exploring in the Himalayas. This Himalayan Lodge, up the street from the store, is a wonderful cozy home. It was built in the 1870s by David Kay. He was a stone mason and also built the Engineering Arch on the UofM campus as well as a narrow one lane railroad bridge in Dexter, MI. David and his wife, Catherine, raised two girls at this house, Florence and Betty. In 2002, I was honored to meet Florence during a trip to Ann Arbor with her son, Ed Cole. Thus began one of the most unique relationships of my career. Like a second family, Florence and Ed have been a delight. They told me many stories about the house, some of which I recorded on video tape. They even gave me a large book of old photographs, which you can now find at the Lodge. The photos record many years of the lives of the people who loved this house in its earliest days. The book is a treasure. Florence moved from Ann Arbor to Oregon when she was 17 in the 1930s.  At 101 years old, sadly Florence passed away in her home in Oregon in May 2014. She will always be remembered.


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                          • Royal Nepalese Guest Room, with a king size bed that converts into two twin beds

                            Royal Nepalese Guest Room, with a king size bed that converts into two twin beds

                          • The Himalayan Lodge in Summer

                            The Himalayan Lodge in Summer

                          • Mermaid Bathroom 1

                            Mermaid Bathroom 1

                          • The front porch, a nice place for drinks in the summer

                            The front porch, a nice place for drinks in the summer

                          • The Royal Nepalese Room has a king size bed, which converts into two twin beds

                            The Royal Nepalese Room has a king size bed, which converts into two twin beds

                          • The Himalayan Lodge with a rock sculpture marking the trail

                            The Himalayan Lodge with a rock sculpture marking the trail

                          • Dining room

                            Dining room

                          • Picnic table in the front yard for gathering with friends

                            Picnic table in the front yard for gathering with friends

                          • The Good Karma Room, features a king size bed that converts into two twin beds

                            The Good Karma Room, features a king size bed that converts into two twin beds

                          • Mermaid Bathroom 1

                            Mermaid Bathroom 1

                          • Living room and dining room

                            Living room and dining room

                          • Twin beds

                            Twin beds

                          • Good Karma Room, features a king size bed that converts into two twin beds

                            Good Karma Room, features a king size bed that converts into two twin beds

                          • The Himalayan Lodge and rock sculpture marking the trail

                            The Himalayan Lodge and rock sculpture marking the trail

                          • Mermaid Bathroom 2

                            Mermaid Bathroom 2

                          • Lodge Kitchen stocked with dishes, pots, pans and utensils

                            Lodge Kitchen stocked with dishes, pots, pans and utensils

                          • Cozy living room for unwinding and reading the paper after a long day

                            Cozy living room for unwinding and reading the paper after a long day

                          • The Himalayan Lodge in the Winter

                            The Himalayan Lodge in the Winter

                          • Wraparound front porch

                            Wraparound front porch

                          • Back hall with Everything's Art Gallery (owner's art)

                            Back hall with Everything's Art Gallery (owner's art)

                          • Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Wheel, spin it clockwise for good karma

                            Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Wheel, spin it clockwise for good karma

                          • Living room

                            Living room

                          • Living room

                            Living room

                          • Nepalese Bicycle Rickshaw from Kathmandu, Nepal

                            Nepalese Bicycle Rickshaw from Kathmandu, Nepal

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                          Date last modified - Sunday, May 25, 2014

                          $189 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 07/11/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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