|Space||1,900 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The Historic Hughes House is a step back into the Elk Rapids that was. The House is 1/2 block from Memorial Park and the beach at East Grand Traverse Bay that includes playground, tennis and basketball courts. Rental of this home is limited to the second floor. A 3 bedroom, kitchen, full bath, dining and great room. Includes a queen size bed in two of the bedrooms and two twin beds in the third, along with a day bed that converts into a king size bed made of two twins together. A 3 block walk to restaurants and shops. Elk Lake, Torch Lake, Traverse City, and Charlevoix are short drives. The Sleeping Bear Dunes, Leelanau County, and Mackinac Island are a day-trip away. Come for the food, the wine, the beer, and stay for the best sunsets in all of Michigan-
This property is available by the week or multiple weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Sunday to Sunday.
The story of Matt and Anne is quite a small world kind of story. Anne grew up on Elk Lake here in Elk Rapids, while Matt was what is know in town as a summer kid spending summers across the lake. Anne worked at the bakery, Matt visited the bakery; Matt worked out in the cherry orchard, Anne worked in the processing plant; Anne worked at what is now the Riverwalk Grill, Matt visited the Riverwalk Grill; Anne went to Michigan State, Matt went to Michigan State(2 years overlapping) and never met... Anne went to live in Chicago, Matt worked managing large construction projects and went to live in Washington DC for two years. One year to the day from when Anne returned to Elk Rapids, and 6 months after Matt returned from Washington- A mutual friend suggested a meeting and 18 months later they were married and 11 months after that little Harrison came along... We now reside on the first floor and spend our weekends at Matt's family's small resort on Elk Lake.
Matt Conrad & Anne Conrad purchased this house in 2014
One of Matt's construction projects was the restoration of and addition to the Virginia Capitol Building in Richmond and found a passion for restoration. When this property was put on the market it seemed a natural fit as this house is on the national register of historic places along with being a Michigan Historic Site. We were living in the split level across Traverse Street and decided to make the jump and help this house to be what it once was for the generations to come...
This is a truly unique house in that so much of the historic fabric(floors, walls, windows, siding, veranda) is intact and in serviceable condition. It really is like stepping into what once was, with the modern conveniences to make it comfortable...
This home is an historical home in which some of the old wood trim and doors still remain. This gave the house a very homey feel. The front porch is amazing and you can see the Grand Traverse Bay from the porch. It is an easy walk to the beach, playground and tennis courts. The owners also provide 2 paddle boards. It was also a short walk to downtown Elk Rapids. Very convenient for the beach or if you wanted to browse around the downtown area. We had 8 people sleep here comfortably. The living room area is very large and the kitchen is also a good size. Linens and towels were supplied which makes it much easier not to have to pack those items. There is also a grill for guest use if you wanted to grill out. There is also a picnic table for guest use. The kitchen was also fairly well stocked. There is not a dishwasher, but handwashing the dishes or using paper plates worked out fine. This was a great get away to enjoy time with family and friends. We ate at Chef Charles and Siren Hall. We also enjoyed a few nights at the Town Club and walked around Elk Rapids street fair which is on Wednesdays. We also took a drive into Bellaire to the Shorts Brewing Company. We enjoyed a river float one of the days at Ranch Rudolf. The owners were very accommodating and we liked that the check out wasn't until 12!
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My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay