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The Ely House in Northern Michigan

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Bed & 3 Bath Homestead on the Ely Farm

Located in rural Northern Michigan, the Ely House sees every season that Michigan has to offer. We are just four miles from the Pellston Regional Airport, 10 miles from Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob skiing and golfing resorts, eighteen miles from Colonial Mackinaw City and downtown Petoskey, and two hours from the Sleeping Bear Dunes.

The Ely House is situated on our family farm of 200 acres where we graze grass fed cattle, grow organic vegetables, and make raw honey. Cold Creek runs through the middle of our property connecting to the Maple River offering abundant trout fishing opportunities for the experienced angler. The House also sits right across from one of the best snowmobile and ATV trails in the area great for early morning walks and site seeing. It's also only 13 miles from the locals little known secret of Sturgeon Bay where snorkeling, swimming, and dune climbing are the best around! We've always considered our selves blessed to be right in the middle of the most beautiful area in the Midwest.

Each room has its own private bathroom with shower. A full kitchen with all utilities and laundry are available. A personal chef for early morning breakfast or a professional message therapist are available at separate discounted rates for our guests; just contact me when booking for arrangements. If you have any questions before or during your stay please feel free to ask. The Ely House is family owned and cared for and we like to treat our guests the same way :)

More Details

Property Manager
James Laughbaum
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About James Laughbaum

Lover of home architecture and design!

James Laughbaum purchased this house in 1905

Why James Laughbaum chose Northwest

Spacious, quiet, country, nature

What makes this house unique

Fresh air, open roads, hiking trails, rivers


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

The Ely House in Northern Michigan
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

Fall Time Gem

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful beyond words. The colors of the autumn leaves and beauty of nature made us feel like we were in a painting during our nature walks. The house was the perfect size for our two families of four and had all we needed to cook a few meals and relax. The distance to Mackinaw City was a short drive.

Definitely plan on returning for a visit next fall!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! Very comfortable, clean and stocked with everything you could possibly need. Plus the setting is beautiful and the house is spacious. We will book again!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We recently made a short trip to Michigan with family, including two granddaughters. The girls were thrilled with the pink room and the rest of us were very happy with the accommodations! Everything in the listing was as described The location was perfect for us - we picked up a pizza in Mackinaw City and it was still hot when we got it back to the house.

James was wonderful to work with! On a previous stay at this home, we were surprised to find a bowl of freshly-picked apples waiting for us.

We definitely plan to return for more memory-making!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chanhassen, MN

Great accomodations

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed at this house on a trip to the Mackinac area. It was clean and was well-stocked with kitchen plates, bowls, glasses, and cookware. The beds were comfortable, and the location was quiet and remote, but close enough to Mackinaw City to see visit the different sights every day. Three televisions were available to keep up on what's going on in the world when we chose to stay back.

We used the washer/dryer to do laundry, which was a great feature since we had been travelling for many days on this trip.

I'd highly recommend this place, and we hope to stay there again sometime.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Fall Weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful girls weekend at this house this past weekend. It may look small from the front but it's very spacious inside and very clean!!! Our king size bed and pillows on the bottom floor was very comfy. The other girls who slept upstairs stated their beds were comfortable too!! And 3 1/2 bathrooms worked out great for 8 girls, just wished they had provided blow dryers but fortunately, one of the girls brought one along so we managed. The rural house is nicely located between Mackinac Island and Petoskey which we very much enjoyed while we were there. And the view of the starry sky was gorgeous at night!!! The only mistake we learned from was to not set your bag of garbage on the porch outside(the two trash cans were full) because the raccoons will find it!!! Wonderful placed to stay for a big family or group!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sterling Heights

Beautiful property!! We all had a great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

If anyone needs a place to stay in northern michigan then I highly recommend this property!! The house had everything you would need, The bomb fire pit was an awesome hangout place on a chilly night, we visited the cross in the woods on our stay which was amazing!! we all very much enjoyed seeing the cows on the property, James was very friendly, kind and patient with us slow folks. & very informative with telling us all the attractions that were in the area. We will definitely be renting at this property again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nubs Nob/Boyne Highlands
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Moose Jaw Junction
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Nubs Nob/Boyne Highlands
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Sturgeon Bay


Rates & Availability

Pellston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Please keep any ski/snowboard boots off wood floor :)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Pellston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Ely House has no landline phone service available. If using a cellphone the Verizon Networks have better reception than AT&T.

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