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Worthenbury Country House - in Michigan's Famous Wine Country

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Relax in Southwest Michigan's beautiful wine country!

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Last updated: 06/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Worthenbury Country House is a nostalgic gem in the middle of Southwestern Michigan's famous wine country. Starting our ninth season, we are the first overnight lodging facility directly in wine country and is just a few miles from the rolling-dunes and beaches of Lake Michigan.

The Salisbury's invite you to leave behind the busy city noises and unwind to the quiet country sounds of crickets and birds. Enjoy a quiet evening with your family or friends soaking in the hot tub or lounging on the back porch while looking over several acres of lush vineyards. Take a leisurely stroll next door to Round Barn Winery, or visit any one of a number of other wineries in the area.

Worthenbury boasts three beautifully appointed bedrooms, a complete modern kitchen, and two living rooms. While staying at Worthenbury, your hosts want you to be comfortable, relaxed and content and will do everything possible to make your stay a special one. It is a perfect destination for girl’s weekends, family gatherings, reunions, or wedding parties – not to mention home base for visits to area wineries.

Worthenbury is in the heart of the Lake Michigan Shore Appellation, an area designated for its ability to produce fine wines. These wines rival those of California, since the area supports the growth of high quality wine grapes such as Cabernet and Chardonnay.

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LOCATION/DIRECTIONS

Worthenbury is only 90 miles from downtown Chicago, and about 25 minutes from Michiana Regional Airport in South Bend, Indiana.

From Chicago, take I-94 to exit 16, Bridgman. Turn right 0.5 miles to Lake Street/Shawnee Road. Turn right, go five miles to Hills Road. Turn right go one and a half mile to Hinman Cemetery, turn right to stay on Hills Road. Go 0.4 miles and Worthenbury is on your left.

From South Bend, take US-31 north to exit 13, Snow Road. Turn right and follow Snow Road for about five miles to Hills Road. Turn left and go about 0.4 miles to Worthenbury, on your left.



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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Three complete bedrooms with queen size beds, and with foldout beds, sleeps up to 10, There are two bathrooms with large showers, a complete kitchen, and plenty of room to stretch out and relax, There are two porches, a hot tub in which to relax, and plenty of room with a nearly three acre yard, Laundry room in the basement, large TV with DVD, DishTV, board games and books, No Smoking or pets please...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Worthenbury features Dish Network satellite TV....moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Surrounded by vineyards, in the heart of southwestern Michigan's wine country and right on the wine trail. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    A comfy spot, particularly on those chilly evenings....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    There is plenty of parking available....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    New in the Spring of 2012! Worthenbury now has wireless internet....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Worthenbury features Whirlpool brand appliances....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Traditional farm house porches provide inviting vistas of vineyards and wide expanses of agricultural areas to the west....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Nearly two acres of lawn surround Worthenbury; a great place for yard games or just relaxing....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    The large hot tub is designed for six people....moreless

 

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

2 Nights = $750

3 Nights = $975

4 Nights = $1150

5 Nights = $1275

6 Nights = $1375

7 Nights = $1450

Additional nights over 7 = $50/night

30% weeknight discount (Sunday thru Thursday; holidays not included)

Rates are for up to six guests

Additional guests are $25 each for the duration of the stay

We collect 6% Michigan state sales tax, but there no other charges or fees.


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
South Bend Regional Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Round Barn Public House
14 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak St. Joseph
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-94 Bridgman Exit 16
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tabor Hill Winery and Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bridgman Weko Beach

Car: Necessary

Walking distance to the Round Barn Winery, one mile to Tabor Hill Winery and Restaurant, two miles to Baroda, and less than seven miles to Bridgman and Lake Michigan, There are many fruit farms in the area that sell fresh fruit and vegetables in season.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1966

About the owner: I was born and spent most of my childhood in Chicago and it's suburbs. The remainder of my years "at home" were at this house. Living here during my teenage years, I attended a local high school. After graduation it was college, then a career at a local company until a few years ago when I decided to go into consulting, and moved back to Chicago. Now I live in Hyde Park, and go to Worthenbury from time to time to enjoy the peace and beauty of the country.

Why the Owner Chose Baroda:
In 1966 my parents sought property in Michigan. Living in the suburbs of Chicago, they wanted to live in the country. In October we purchased a nearby 30 acre farm. Over time we purchased the farm on which this house stands, taking our total acreage near 60 acres. In 1968, we met Len Olsen and Carl Banholzer as we traversed the property they had just purchased to establish Tabor Hill winery. My father was one of the first to plant French Hybrid grapes on the soils of this hilly country. From the 1950’s through the 1980’s, this farm hosted dozens of families who would come out for a day of picking fresh fruit. In our prime, we had 15 acres of grapes, 4 acres of cherries and 3 acres of peaches. We sold almost all of this to people who came to pick for themselves. We also had 60 honeybee hives and sold all of the honey to these same good people. Finally, we had a wine maker’s shop, where we sold barrels, jugs and other materials for people to make their own wine. Through the years, my parents sold the original 30 acres and eventually this became the home of the now famous Round Barn winery. Later, my parents sold another 10 acres at the north end of the property, leaving about 18 acres on which this house now stands. When I decided to open this house as a guest house, I wanted to call it a name that would be meaningful that would set it apart. I wanted a name that would recognize its great rural wine growing heritage, and something to honor the “Salisbury” name. After an exhaustive search and much deliberation, I settled on the name Worthenbury. Worthenbury is the name of a small, rural village in the northeastern area of Wales. It is one of the only places in Wales where grapes are grown. It is also in the proximity of the area from which the Salisbury’s originally came to the New World in 1632, among some of the first settlers of New England.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Worthenbury sits atop a knoll giving us a gentle breeze on even the stillest of days. The back porch is a great place to relax and look out over the vineyards. Strolling through the vineyards is also a pleasant experience, with views stretching for miles to the west. The big red barn dates back to 1922. Today it is primarily used for storage. When the fruit farm was in full production, the barn housed the wine supply store and the 'nectary,' where the sweet nectar was processed and bottled.


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  • Relax in Southwest Michigan's beautiful wine country!

    Relax in Southwest Michigan's beautiful wine country!

  • Michigan's wine country destination.

    Michigan's wine country destination.

  • Worthenbury was an operational farm until the late 1980's.

    Worthenbury was an operational farm until the late 1980's.

  • Worthenbury Country House - Your place in the Country!

    Worthenbury Country House - Your place in the Country!

  • Harvest time at Worthenbury Country House.

    Harvest time at Worthenbury Country House.

  • A view of the Worthenbury Country House vineyards.

    A view of the Worthenbury Country House vineyards.

  • The big red barn looks great sitting among the vineyards.

    The big red barn looks great sitting among the vineyards.

  • Worthenbury Country House

    Worthenbury Country House

  • The vineyards at Worthenbury

    The vineyards at Worthenbury

  • Worthenbury Country House - Your place in the country!

    Worthenbury Country House - Your place in the country!

  • Relax in an inviting country atmosphere.

    Relax in an inviting country atmosphere.

  • A view of Worthenbury's vineyards - in the heart of Wine Country.

    A view of Worthenbury's vineyards - in the heart of Wine Country.

  • The gardens at Worthenbury Country House

    The gardens at Worthenbury Country House

  • Sunrise at Worthenbury Country House.

    Sunrise at Worthenbury Country House.

  • Autumn at Worthenbury... experience nature's vineyard perfume.

    Autumn at Worthenbury... experience nature's vineyard perfume.

  • The big red barn is looking pretty good.

    The big red barn is looking pretty good.

  • Nearby wineries and breweries

    Nearby wineries and breweries

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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 06/30/2015
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