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Beautifully Renovated Home Near Crystal Mountain Resort

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Gorgeous Country Views

The Farmhouse at Betsie Valley Farms

This lovingly renovated historic farmhouse is the perfect setting for your next “up north” getaway. Located just 1 ½ miles from Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, Michigan, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath Farmhouse sleeps 6 very comfortably, and offers great indoor and outdoor spaces for relaxing, with a living room on both the first and second floors, as well as a back patio and classic front porch.

Indoors, you’ll find an open floor plan, attractive decor and a well-equipped kitchen, with views of the surrounding farmland from every window, including a vineyard, hop plot and fields of grain being grown to produce the distinctive spirits at nearby Iron Fish Distillery.

For those who love the northern Michigan outdoors, the Farmhouse offers easy access to skiing, biking, hiking, fishing and paddling your kayak or canoe down the beautiful Betsie River. And for beach and boating lovers, Crystal Lake and Lake Michigan provide great public access and sport fishing options just 20 minutes away. Quaint small towns in both Benzie and Manistee counties provide great restaurants, shopping, wine tasting, seasonal events and other amenities to enhance the vacation experience for every age group. For an out-of-the-way retreat that’s close to year-round fun, consider the Farmhouse at Betsie Valley Farms.

More Details

David Wallace
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

About David Wallace

My wife Heidi and I live half time in Saginaw and the other half on the Betsie River 1/2 mile away from the farmhouse. We are both winding down from careers...I'm a small animal veterinarian and Heidi is a CPA-Consultant. We purchased the land and buildings in 2012 and spent 3 years renovating the farmhouse. The barn was completely renovated last year.

David Wallace purchased this house in 2012

Why David Wallace chose Northwest

Heidi and I have had a place on the Betsie River for the past 14 years and have been coming to the area for longer than that. We used Crystal Mountain a lot as we raised our two children. The farm was vacant for all the years we have been on the river and when the farm went up for sale, we purchased it with the idea to bring it back to life. We have planted a small vineyard and hop yard, and are now growing grain for the distillery down the road.

What makes this house unique

The view of the surrounding land and hills is mesmerizing and sitting on the front porch is as peaceful as it gets. We are close to Crystal Mountain, hiking, biking, canoeing, swimming and boating. There are beautiful small towns to explore and many restaurants, wineries, breweries, and distilleries withing an hours drive. We are about 45 minutes into Traverse City if you need a little night life.


Thompsonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Beautifully Renovated Home Near Crystal Mountain Resort
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This newly renovated farm house is a home you will want to rent over and over and over again. It is situated on 120 acres of serene farm land. The recently renovated interior of this home tastefully exceeds all modern wants and needs. My wife and I along with our two sons rented this house for 9 days over the 4th of July week. We could not have asked for a better experience from our initial contact with the owner David Wallace to the very day we had to regrettably depart this magical destination. Time is re-calibrated once you step out of your car... you are immediately brought back to a simpler era - your cell phone will become a distant memory.

Spending time on the front porch is not only magical, it's mystical and medicinal at the same time. The sunrises and sunsets that unfold as you gaze to the east and west are awe inspiring. Words cannot describe how wonderful of an experience you will have! We cannot thank David Wallace and his wife enough for making our stay at their home such a magical experience! Thank you, thank you!

Bob Marks

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Iron Fish Distillery
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Crystal Lake
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Thompsonville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 13 2018 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 16 2018 - Feb 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb 17 2018 - Feb 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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