About the property
- Barn4000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
La Porte, ($300-$1000 per night dependent on number of guests)
Beautiful 1800's Barn & River Rock Studio (La Porte)
Pricing based on number of guests or space required
- 8 guests in The Barn (select 8 guests when booking)
- 9-12 guests in The Barn and River Rock Studio (select 12 guests when booking)
13-16 guests in The Barn, River Rock Studio and Dorm (select 16 guests when booking)
Contact the host if you have more than 16 guests or need more space.
This beautifully renovated barn is situated on landscaped gardens overlooking gardens, forest & bucolic countryside. Just 60 miles from Chicago, it's located just outside of La Porte in a bucolic, serene setting, This retreat style property is five minutes from La Porte and ten minutes from Lake Michigan.
The Barn sleeps up to 8 and the Studio sleeps up to 8. The price is tailored to party size.
- Groups up to 8 will have The Barn.
- Group size 9-12 and over will have The Barn and River Rock Studio.
Groups 13-16 will have The Barn, River Rock Studio & Dorm Room
Depending on your party size, this rental gives you over 4500 sq ft of interior space and two buildings right next to each other. Both buildings have large communal spaces and external decks. The accommodation comprises:
THE BARN (Sleeps 8)
This unique 3000 sq ft 18th Century Barn has a large open plan lounge/kitchen/dining space on the mid level. Opens out to deck with fire pit. There is a full size pool table and real wood fire. A large open plan loft bedroom overlooks the living space. On the lower level there are two bedrooms and bathroom.
RIVER ROCK STUDIO (Sleeps 8)
The River Rock Studio offers an additional 1600 sq ft of flexible open plan lounge, studio and sleeping space. Opens out to deck. The studio space is flexible and can be used either as studio or sleeping space. Please advise the owner of preferences before arrival.
Contact the owner if you would like help event planning.
- Three night minimum for holidays
- Bedroom 1 is large loft style overlooking lounge and dining area (king bed and 3 twin beds)
- Bedroom 2 (Queen bed)
- Bedroom 3 (2 twin beds)
RIVER ROCK STUDIO
- Flexible: Studio/Bedroom 4 can be used as communal area or to sleep four in queen and king bed. Advise host of preferences before arrival
- Bedroom 5 is 600 sq ft dorm style room in River Rock Studio that and sleeps four in twin beds. Includes beautiful fireplace, seating area
There is WiFi in The River Rock Studio but not in The Barn
Guest have access to the koi ponds, tipi and forest fire pit.
Interaction with Guests
On site management. Available as needed.
NO SMOKING IN OR NEAR BUILDINGS
- NO EXTRA GUESTS without prior approval and payment (day guests and overnight) You will be evicted immediately without refund if this rule is not followed.
- Guests are responsible to pay for any damages or missing items
- No-one under 21 unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian
- No loud noise outside after 12pm or before 8am
- Do not place anything on the pool table cover - it's not a table
- Clean grill, kitchen and all dishes as you would normally after cooking.
- Do not move furniture without permission
- Do not remove furniture from building without permission
- Please discuss events or parties with host before booking
- Extra fees are charged for cleaning if these rules are not followed
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Bek Nelson
Hi - Great to "meet" you! I'm Bek with many labels. Some of them include Mom to three delicious kids, wife to a fabulous husband and manager of my own business. Some others include: chef, yogi, gardener, hermit, dancer, playmate and adventurer. I love to be creative. This shows up mostly in the kitchen, garden and organizing fun (and sometimes silly ;) events and experiences for my friends, family and of course myself! I love pretty much anything outdoors: gardening, skiing, cycling, hiking, swimming and kayaking. My quiet side loves reading, yoga, chocolate meditation and snoozing in the sun. I'm originally from England, I traveled the world for business and pleasure (mostly both :) and finally settled in the USA (Indiana) in 2006. I love the heartland for it's easy going people, relaxed pace and quality of life. I love our local countryside with wide open spaces, zero rush hour and being just 15 minutes to the beautiful lake Michigan. I love Richmond-upon-Thames for its easy access to shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, numerous parks and of course, the riverside. I love that I can enjoy the relaxed, fun pace in Richmond and be in central London in 15 minutes. As a host, I'll be as hands on or hands off as you need/want. I'm happy to help wherever I can to help make your stay at any of our properties delightful! Have a fabulous day! Bek
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful, clean, quiet
Wonderful welcoming home with Lots of room for meeting or dinner party
Great for a family get together
The house is beautiful and unique. We appreciated the special touches of hospitality (wine and s’mores!) the owner provided. It was helpful to have wood provided for a campfire. Our grandchildren especially enjoyed the loft. They thought it was like a clubhouse.
We had a great weekend in Indiana. The barn is beautiful as well as comfortable.
We will be back!
We were charmed be the superior decor and appliances and sheer extravagance in top quality elements. This is our second stay. This time, weather permitted a better exploration of the place (rained a lot last year), and my grandkids were delighted to see the big tent on the edge of the wood, and the flowers and many trees, a hammock, a cute storage bldg that looks like a old time store, that all make for fun photo ops and a nicely furnished deck with a fire pit for s'mores (which the owners were kind enough to provide the marshmallows etc!) The master suite is up in a loft and it's lovely. However there are a lot of steps, so it might be rough for elderly, toddlers or handicapped. They are pet friendly, which is great of those of us who travel with a pet. If you take a dog out for pee time at night, you might prefer to have a good flashlight, since there are stone steps and the property is sloped. Not good in the dead of night leading a dog around on a leash. Owners are not intrusive. They leave you alone, but live very nearby, if you need them. All in all, a high end vacation home for families or for a 'gal's weekend or such.There is that master in the loft with a king, and two more bedrooms on the first level , one with a double bed and one with twins (with living on the middle level with kitchen) Very very nice!
2nd year here, and even better than last time
My group of 10 friends just spent our second year for our annual get-together here and everything was perfect. The property is in a great location, and very comfortable. Rebekah is an amazing host and made sure everything was taken care of and we had a great experience! We hope to be back for a 3rd year later!
We arrived Christmas Day and Rebekka had a fire going,the house was warm, there was snow on the ground, she even had a Christmas tree and bottle of wine to greet us! It was the perfect way to celebrate with our family. The setting is great and there were plenty of things to do in the area from lunch at the Stray Dog, a trip to the casino and shopping. All in all it was our relaxed vaca with family and friends over good food, games and conversation. Perfect! Great host!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
HOUSE RULES NO SMOKING IN OR NEAR BUILDINGS - NO EXTRA GUESTS without prior approval and payment (day guests and overnight) You will be evicted immediately without refund if this rule is not followed. - Guests are responsible to pay for any damages or missing items - No-one under 21 unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian - No loud noise outside after 12pm or before 8am - Do not place anything on the pool table cover - it's not a table - Clean grill, kitchen and all dishes as you would normally after cooking. - Do not move furniture without permission - Do not remove furniture from building without permission - Please discuss events or parties with host before booking - Extra fees are charged for cleaning if these rules are not followed - 50% refunded up to 30 days prior to arrival date