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Farmhousesstay is celebrating 10 years! Find out why our guests love it here!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

Step back in time and find out why our guests love staying here and come back year after year making the Farmhouse Stay an integral part of their holidays and family times. The Farmhouse is a special place, and a full time business. We are confident you will treasure your time here!

“The Farmhouse” is a 1900’s home with an old- fashioned front porch and swing. Pull in take a deep breath—and enjoy the charm of this beautiful farmhouse—Your Country Home away from home! Whether you need overnight accommodations, a weekend stay or an extended stay, we can provide you with the accommodations that will make you feel at “Home” away from home.

Need a place for family and friends to gather for a holiday feast or get-together? Coming to see the Irish play at Notre Dame? Visiting local tourists attractions in Buchanan, Niles, New Buffalo, Michigan? The Farmhouse Stay is located in South Bend Indiana just a half a mile from the state line of Michigan. It is the perfect place to call home while you're checking out all of the wonderful local attractions! We are close to many of the wineries in St Joseph Michigan and also the Four Winns Casino and many beautiful Michigan beaches including Weko Beach. Downtown Niles Michigan is a great place for antiquing as is Buchanan Michigan--both have quaint shops and will provide a fun-filled afternoon. Another local attraction that is a lot of fun for families is Fernwood Botanical Garden. The Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend along with a visit to the Notre Dame campus are also popular attractions. When you're all done having fun in the local area you can relax on your own deck while you overlook the horses in your own backyard.

The Farmhouse is the perfect place to relax or be active... and a great place to call home when visiting the area to cheer on the Fighting Irish! We are located right next door to the Carriage House Fine Dining restaurant on a beautiful country acreage giving you a little slice of country in close proximity to everything!

Keywords: Home Buchanan Niles Weko Beach New Buffalo Four Winns Casino Notre Dame family getaway or staycation

More Details

Wendy wolfe
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Wendy wolfe

Running the Farmhouse has been a very rewarding venture over the last 7 years and the house has a charming character all it's own. The 6 acres of trails and trees along with an old burr oak tree in the backyard, the circle of pink and blue hydrangas along with the other sun-loving sunflowers reaching to the sky provide a tranquil setting of our hobby farm at the Farmhouse! And the horses grazing in the pasture beyond the view of the backyard makes you feel like you are a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of 'real' life! The Farmhouse is a way for me to enjoy my love of gardening, animals, and just being outdoors. In addition to running the Farmhouse I work full-time at the University of Notre Dame.

Wendy wolfe purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Wendy wolfe chose South Bend

I love the Farmhouse and it's historical heritage. I think all things old should be treated with love and respect and cherished. I love the Farmhouse and all that it represents of America and our heritage from days of old.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The atmosphere at the Farmhouse is refreshing and tranquil. It's charm and allure inside is just as wonderful outside on the deck looking out past the Big 100 plus old Burr Oak Tree and the fields that follow. Inside the house is decorated with antiques and country items from old. It's a great place for families or couples and provides a roomy yet cozy environment for reunions, romantic get-aways or just about any reason! It's not every day that one gets to stay in a well-maintained Farmhouse! I highly recommend it... who knows you may even enjoy the fresh sheets that we hang on the line for our guests when weather permits and perhaps you'll enjoy using the clothesline yourself... The horses, cats and pet lamb... just add to the fun and it's a great chance for kids to learn about farm animals in a fun and safe environment! I'm taken by the amazing things kids say and I truly think a stay at the Farmhouse is something you and your kids will remember for a lifetime...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Briana Dusling reviewed The Farmhouse Stay — 5 star

December 16, 2017 ·

My family and I stayed at The Farmhouse in November 2017. The home is well kept and maintained. There were 5 of us and room for plenty more. We were very comfortable and it felt like home! Wendy was super nice and helpful. Thank you Wendy for a great stay! We will definitely be back. 5 stars!!
Nov 2017
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South Bend Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 baby crib , Brand new Baby's Room!
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
Private and relaxing view from the large back deck of the pastures, horses and cornfields. And let's don't forget the beautiful shade and breeze that you'll get from our 200 plus year old Burr Oak Tree!


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Farmhousesstay is celebrating 10 years! Find out why our guests love it here!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 82 reviews

Comfortable stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Farm House while visiting family for the weekend. Our stay was very comfortable and enjoyable. It is very peaceful there. The house is well equipped with linens, dishes etc. Our grandchildren really enjoyed the horses and the toys at the house. Thank you Wendy, our stay in South Bend was much nicer than it would have been at a hotel.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and come back any time!
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Gatlinburg, TN

Perfect in every way! The Farmhouse was so welcoming. We were in town for a race at Red Bud MX

  • 5 of 5

Wendy and all the animals were a joy to meet! The house was full of anything we could have possibly needed. Wendy was always available for advice and recommendations. We were in town for a race at Red Bud Motocross but had the opportunity to visit the the Warren Dunes on Lake Michigan.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed so much meeting you and your husband. I hope you had a safe trip home and thank you for your kind words. Come back anytime!
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Great accommodations for groups or family!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Farmhouse for a ladies getaway. The Farmhouse was perfect for our stay. The house was centrally located for the activities we were doing in South Bend/Mishawaka but still felt like you were out in the country. The sleeping arrangements are great for large groups, bedrooms are on all levels so if people went to bed early they wouldn't be disturbed. The kitchen had all of the amenities we needed (plates, serving dishes, all utensils, and most importantly a huge coffee maker!) and even had a water cooler. We enjoyed seeing the farmhouse residents (ponies and a very friendly kitty) the next morning. I would HIGHLY recommend the Farmhouse for anyone looking for all the luxuries of home while traveling to South Bend. Wendy is a wonderful host making sure you are set before you arrive and making herself accessible if you need anything during your stay. Thank you for a great experience!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that beautiful review! Come back anytime and feel free to share our info :) Wendy
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Quaint property in a peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse is a wonderful place to stay. It is equipped with everthing you need. Even bowls for the dog :) Wendy contacted me in less than a hour after booking, and continued to make sure our stay was carefree, and comfortable. It was a pleasure to meet her, her horses and the barn cats. I would highly recommend a stay here. I will book this property again when in town visiting family. Thank you Wendy!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed our chat during your stay and look forward to hosting you again in the future! Good luck with your critter projects 😊?. I hope your Dad had a good report!
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Perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the farmhouse. It is located in the perfect spot, close to everything we needed but when you arrived back home it was serene and quiet. Plenty of room in the house for all of us with a very cozy feeling. The hosts were incredibly helpful and informative about the area. Wonderful people! We wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kindness and I hope I can host you again in the future :)
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Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The Farmhouse is homey and comfortable. It is a great launching pad for all the activities in surrounding areas.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and hope to see you back!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Michiana Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bob's 19th Hole
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Elbel or Blackthorn
Nearest Train
10 Miles
South Shore
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 31 and exit to tollroad 80/90
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Bob's 19th Hole
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Weko Beach, Bridgeman, MI; Silver Beach, St. Joe
Car: necessary

We are just a short 25-30 minute drive on beautiful backroads with vege stands and all kinds of country fun to get to New Buffulo and Lake Michigan! About 40 minutes drive from St. Joe/Benton Harbor. We are in Indiana but just across the Michigan State line so we are a great spot for Michigan visitors too!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60
Pet Fee $25

First payment (deposit) is non refundable. Standard rates do not apply any home football game weekends for Notre Dame. Cancellation deposits can be applied to another overnight stay during a NON-ND event weekend only.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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