Worthenbury Country House - in Michigan's Famous Wine Country
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Chateau / Country House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Worthenbury Country House is a nostalgic gem, the first of its kind located directly in Southwestern Michigan’s famous wine country, and just a few miles from the rolling dunes and beaches of Lake Michigan. We are committed to give our guests a unique wine country experience.
The Salisbury's invite you to leave behind busy city noises to unwind with quiet country sounds of crickets and birds. Enjoy a quiet evening with your family or friends soaking in the hot tub or lounging on the back porch while gazing at acres of lush vineyards. Take a leisurely stroll next door to Round Barn Winery, or visit any one of a number of other wineries in the area.
Worthenbury boasts three beautifully appointed bedrooms, a complete modern kitchen, and two living rooms. While staying at Worthenbury, your hosts want you to be comfortable, relaxed and content and will do everything possible to make your stay a special one. It is a perfect destination for girl’s weekends, family gatherings, reunions, or wedding parties – not to mention the perfect home base for visits to area wineries.
Worthenbury is in the heart of the Lake Michigan Shore Appellation, an area designated for its ability to produce fine wines. These wines rival those of California, since the area supports the growth of high quality wine grapes such as Cabernet and Chardonnay.
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Keywords: Country House Wine Country Michigan
Member since: 2005
- Chateau / Country House
- 1700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10
- Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Three complete bedrooms with queen size beds, and with foldout beds, sleeps up to 10, There are two bathrooms with large showers, a complete kitchen, and plenty of room to stretch out and relax, There are two porches, a hot tub in which to relax, and plenty of room with a nearly three acre yard, Laundry room in the basement, large TV with DVD, DishTV, board games and books, No Smoking or pets please...moreless
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Winter & Spring
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer & Harvest
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
- Tax Rate 6%
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Walking distance to the Round Barn Winery, one mile to Tabor Hill Winery and Restaurant, two miles to Baroda, and less than seven miles to Bridgman and Lake Michigan, There are many fruit farms in the area that sell fresh fruit and vegetables in season.
Year Purchased: 1966
About the owner: I was born and spent most of my childhood in Chicago and it's suburbs. The remainder of my years "at home" were at this house. Living here during my teenage years, I attended a local high school. After graduation it was college, then a career at a local company until a few years ago when I decided to go into consulting, and moved back to Chicago. Now I live in Hyde Park, and go to Worthenbury from time to time to enjoy the peace and beauty of the country.
Why the Owner Chose Baroda, MI, USA:
In 1966 my parents sought property in Michigan. Living in the suburbs of Chicago, they wanted to live in the country. In October we purchased a nearby 30 acre farm. Over time we purchased the farm on which this house stands, taking our total acreage near 60 acres. In 1968, we met Len Olsen and Carl Banholzer as we traversed the property they had just purchased to establish Tabor Hill winery. My father was one of the first to plant French Hybrid grapes on the soils of this hilly country. From the 1950’s through the 1980’s, this farm hosted dozens of families who would come out for a day of picking fresh fruit. In our prime, we had 15 acres of grapes, 4 acres of cherries and 3 acres of peaches. We sold almost all of this to people who came to pick for themselves. We also had 60 honeybee hives and sold all of the honey to these same good people. Finally, we had a wine maker’s shop, where we sold barrels, jugs and other materials for people to make their own wine. Through the years, my parents sold the original 30 acres and eventually this became the home of the now famous Round Barn winery. Later, my parents sold another 10 acres at the north end of the property, leaving about 18 acres on which this house now stands. When I decided to open this house as a guest house, I wanted to call it a name that would be meaningful that would set it apart. I wanted a name that would recognize its great rural wine growing heritage, and something to honor the “Salisbury” name. After an exhaustive search and much deliberation, I settled on the name Worthenbury. Worthenbury is the name of a small, rural village in the northeastern area of Wales. It is one of the only places in Wales where grapes are grown. It is also in the proximity of the area from which the Salisbury’s originally came to the New World in 1632, among some of the first settlers of New England.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Worthenbury sits atop a knoll giving us a gentle breeze on even the stillest of days. The back porch is a great place to relax and look out over the vineyards. Strolling through the vineyards is also a pleasant experience, with views stretching for miles to the west. The big red barn dates back to 1922. Today it is primarily used for storage. When the fruit farm was in full production, the barn housed the wine supply store and the 'nectary,' where the sweet nectar was processed and bottled.
- Primary: (269) 326-1576 (Michigan, USA)
Links to more information:
Your place in the country.
Michigan's wine country destination.
Worthenbury was an operational farm until the late 1980's.
Worthenbury Country House - Your place in the Country!
Harvest time at Worthenbury Country House.
A view of the Worthenbury Country House vineyards.
The big red barn looks great sitting among the vineyards.
Worthenbury Country House
The vineyards at Worthenbury
Worthenbury Country House - Your place in the country!
Relax in an inviting country atmosphere.
A view of Worthenbury's vineyards - in the heart of Wine Country.
The gardens at Worthenbury Country House
Sunrise at Worthenbury Country House.
Autumn at Worthenbury... experience nature's vineyard perfume.
The big red barn is looking pretty good.
Nearby wineries and breweries
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Friday, October 28, 2016
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