Himalayan Lodge: Near Downtown Ann Arbor
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Ann Arbor house description
This quaint and quiet Old West Side home features two guest rooms and two full bathrooms. The Himalayan Lodge sleeps four. Each guest room has a king size bed which can convert to two twin size beds. The house also has a kitchen, dining room, living room, office, washer and dryer and free wireless internet for your use. The Himalayan Lodge is in a great location within walking distance of downtown Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan campus and the UofM football stadium. With a wraparound front porch for relaxing on summer days and a cozy living room, your Ann Arbor stay will be comfortable and complete. Whether you are here on vacation or for business, for the Art Fair, Summer Festival, arts and 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. From the Lodge you'll be within easy access to all that Ann Arbor has to offer.
- 1300 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- 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
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Kayak / Canoe:
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Roller Blading
- Ice Skating
- Water Tubing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- The Himalayan Lodge is located in the historic Old West Side neighborhood, just 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....moreless
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1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change unless confirmed by a reservation.
If you are one or two people and will use only one guest room, then the house can be rented for $179 a night, $735 a week and $2,220 monthly rate.
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 14 days of arrival, you forfeit your deposit.
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- Nearest Airport: Detroit Airport at 30 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak Station at 1 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I-94 at 2 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Grizzly Peak at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: The Earle at 0.5 Miles
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 over ten years I operated a small bed and breakfast in this house called the 8th Street Trekkers' Lodge B&B. I lived at the house and rented the guest room to travelers from all over the world. I have so many fond memories of meeting and 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. Florence celebrated her 100th birthday in April 2013.
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The Himalayan Lodge in Summer
Good Karma Room, features a king size bed that converts into two twin beds
Mermaid Bathroom 1
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 Himalayan Lodge with a rock sculpture marking the trail
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
Mermaid Bathroom 1
Living room and dining room
Royal Nepalese Guest Room, features a king size bed that converts into two twin
The Himalayan Lodge and rock sculpture marking the trail
Mermaid Bathroom 2
Lodge Kitchen stocked with dishes, pots, pans and utensils
Cozy living room for unwinding and reading the paper after a long day
The Himalayan Lodge in the Winter
Wraparound front porch
Back hall with Everything's Art Gallery (owner's art)
Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Wheel, spin it clockwise for good karma
Nepalese Bicycle Rickshaw from the Himalayas
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