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Stay in Luxury, Minutes from Lake Michigan

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:19
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:6
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Award-winning guest and main house, located on 2 acres off a private road


Enjoy the convenience of our huge chef kitchen and dining/entertaining areas (Main House) with the privacy of individual apartment-like suites (Guest House). Located minutes away from Warren Dunes State Park and several beaches, the Guest and Main House Inn afford their visitors a choice of 5 outdoor decks overlooking a huge pond in a bucolic, serene setting.

Rabbit Run is on 2 acres on a private dead-end road. Feed the koi and catfish at cocktail time - a Rabbit Run tradition. Or venture out to downtown Sawyer, a five minute drive, with Greenbush Micro Brewery, restaurants and shops.

As owner-managers who have served guests for over 8 years, we are always available to answer any questions on a timely basis and to provide information and local contacts to make your family/group gathering a success. We also provide 24/7 contact information and nearby staff to facilitate your stay at Rabbit Run.

For your lodging, the Main House (occupancy 7-8) has 3 bedrooms, 2 that sleep 2 each, one that sleeps 4, and 2 full bathrooms.

The Guest (occupancy up to 12) has 4 units, each with a private bath and deck, and provides the luxury of each room having a wet bar, fridge, plasma TV/Apple TV.

For a more intimate /group family get-away, the Main House can be rented for 2 nights (minimum) or more, during the months of October through May, 2017, excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. The nightly rate is $795 per night.

The Main House is adjacent to our all-year Inn and is privately set off from the Inn, so your group’s privacy is assured even when Inn guests are staying at Rabbit Run.

Located in the Main House are a kitchen/family room with Wolf stove, 2 dishwashers and a home entertainment system – TV, cable, Apple TV (AirPlay enabled for streaming), and CD Player. French doors open out to a splendid view of Rabbit Run’s koi pond and 2 gazebos. Also adjoining the kitchen is a dining room with seating for 8-10 and which opens onto an outdoor furnished deck with gas grille and fire pit.

For your convenience, Rabbit Run has a clothes washers, clothes drier, 2 dishwashers and large Amana® refrigerator to facilitate your group's stay.

The Guest and Main House's interiors have been profiled several times in Chicago Magazine, the cover of Chicago Home and Garden, Midwest Living, Lake Magazine and more.

Here is a sampling of our recent guest comments:

“The unique layout of this property gave us the opportunity to come together, as a family (17 of us), in the main house and retreat for privacy in the 4 private, inn rooms…. Rodney and Linda Jo were our consummate hosts, answering questions, providing assistance… Our best Christmas house yet!” (VRBO, December 17, 2015)

“Charm, comfort, luxury and relaxing are some of the words I would use to describe the Rabbit Run Inn… The guest rooms provided plenty of room and luxury of a fine hotel. It gave other family members the opportunity to sleep in, retreat to read a book or catch a nap. Linda Jo and Rodney were so gracious and accommodating. We appreciated their going above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed.” (VRBO, November 15, 2015)

“We stayed the weekend at rabbit run in & it was quite possibly the best place Iv stayed overnight anywhere. The rooms and the house were spotlessly cleaned, the rooms were beautifully updated, the grounds were maintained and beautiful. I have nothing but great things to say about this place. I would recommend it to everyone looking for a place to stay. (Also, the beds were the most comfortable night sleep I have ever had in my life!).” (reviewed on Facebook, September 13, 2016)

Rabbit Run Inn has operated as an inn since 2008. In 2015 the inn (guest house) as well as the main house were added to accommodate larger group rentals.

Please refer to the links at the bottom of our listing for more pictures and more information.

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4407 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 19
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    As the property has a pond, children must be accompanied by a parent or older child in the vicinity of the pond. Children under 16 occupying the Inn rooms must be supervised....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed on outdoors decks; not in rooms or Main House...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Inn rooms are hypo-allergenic, no pets. Main House, dogs - maximum of 2 - permitted. No cats....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Ramps available for ease of entry...moreless

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19, Beds for 17-19

  • Inn groundfloor: Gingko: 1 queen

    Private entry and deck ...moreless

  • Inn groundfloor: Opaline: 1 queen

    Private entry and deck...moreless

  • Main House Master Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Additional occupancy on twin "day" bed...moreless

  • Main House Upstairs Double: 2 twin/ single

    Upstairs in Main House; short walk from Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Main House Ground Floor: 1 queen

    French doors open to grounds and superb pond view...moreless

  • Inn: second floor, Seagrass: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Private entry and deck; can accommodate up to 4...moreless

  • Inn: second floor, Mahogany: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Private entry and deck; can accommodate up to 4...moreless

  • The Main House has 3 bedrooms, 1 of which is ground floor. 2 bedrooms have queen sized beds, one including a twin "day" bed, The 3rd bedroom has 2 twin-sized beds. 2 full bathrooms: one upstairs servicing 2 bedrooms, one ground floor servicing 1 bedroom. All bedrooms have bedside tables and occasional sitting. The Inn has 4 units, two ground floor, 2 one flight up. Each unit has a queen-sized bed; additional room accommodations are provided with a twin bed. Two bedrooms have sectional sofas with chaise and can sleep up to 4; two bedrooms have sofa. All bedrooms have bedside tables and occasional tables. All Inn bedrooms also have a wet bar/refrigerator with storage for glassware, dishes and utensils. All have filtered water. Guests with toddlers are encouraged to bring their own crib/pack n' plays. Area rental companies do provide children's' cribs. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

  • Main House Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower


  • Main House Downstairs Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower


  • Gingko Bath: toilet, shower

    Walk-in shower and ADA accessible...moreless

  • Mahogany Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Opaline Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Seagrass Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 1 bath (Gingko) is ADA acessible

Other Amenities

  • Fish food provided for guests to feed pond fish. Area information - where to eat, beach, fun destinations, etc. - provided when guests arrive. ...moreless


  • Books:

    A library including children's books is available for guest use....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    3 players: 2 in Main House; 1 for Inn room use...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games and playing cards are provided in the Main House....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast service. Also, Apple TV in Inn and Main House (Family Room): great for computer synching, netflix, etc....moreless

  • Television:

    5 42 in. wall-mounted plasma TVS; 1 "portable" 17" Shartp TV (Main House only). I each in Inn rooms (4); 2 in Main House (Family and Living Rooms)...moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Resort:

    Less than 3 minute car drive or fifteen minute bike ride from Warren Dunes State Park and Lake Michigan. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Located on 2 private acres, minutes from beaches and vineyards. Convenient to country villages and lakefront harbor towns...moreless

  • Water View:

    all rooms overlook 1/2 acre pond...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Individual room controlled thermostats...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace in Family Room; outdoor firepit...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Individual room controlled thermostats...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 parking areas can accommodate 6-8 cars. Additional off street parking on "horseshoe"...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Also beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:



  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    3 dishwashers...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large kitchen table; 15' counter space. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:



  • Balcony:

    2 outdoor balcony-decks with seating for 2 in Adirondack-style chairs.Side table....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Off the Dining Room of the Main House is a 20x30 outdoor deck overlooking a 1/2 acre pond, lawn and woodland. 4 private porch and balcony decks off Inn suites. All are furnished with chairs, tables....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    2 gazebos on property. One gazebo has 4 cushioned chairs and round table. One gazebo has plank seating....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    2 acre site includes manicured lawns, woodland, gazebos. Suitable for hosting large family events....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Propane Gas Grille on Main House deck....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring, 2017
Apr 28 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,035 $1,350
Fri, Sat
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
June 3 night stay
May 29 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer Week Stay
Jul 1 - Aug 5, 2017
7 night min stay

August 3 night stay
Aug 6 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Fall 2017
Sep 4 - Oct 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,035 $1,350
Fri, Sat
Off Season
Oct 30 - Apr 27, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 6%


June, July and August, 2017: weekly rate of $6720 applies for 7 night stays

Smoking allowed on the grounds only.

We allow only dogs in the House: maximum of 2. Pet fee of $100 per dog is collected with reservation.

Inn rooms and decks are hypo-allergenic.

One Inn room is ADA.

Please complete and sign property rental contract with reservation.

To offset the risk of cancellation, we advise guests to purchase trip insurance


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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  • Greenbush Brewing Co.

    "Michigan's award winning microbrewery: 5 minute drive from our property"

  • Cafe Gulistan

    "Excellent food and service plus a magnificent garden and outdoor dining area. Turkish-Kurdis..."

  • Falatic's Meat Market

    "Local butcher, sausage-maker, cheese provider... salmon smoker!"

  • Sawyer Garden Center

    "Our local "general store/nursery/gift shop. Snacks, excellent wine selection, beach gear, ev..."

  • Warren Dunes State Park

    "8 miles of sandy beach; trails for hiking and cross country skiing; summertime attractions s..."

  • Weko Beach Park

33 Miles
Nearest Airport
South Bend
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-94, Exit 12
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mesa Luna
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Warren Dunes State Park

Car: Necessary

Located within ten minute drive to 3 state parks, 2 located on Lake Michigan; 3 local parks and preserves, additional acres of maintained woodlands and trails. Fifteen minutes to 8 vineyards, tasting rooms and 5 micro-breweries. Located near to villages of Sawyer, New Buffalo, Three Oaks, and St. Joseph (all within 15 minute drive), sites of summertime music and arts festivals.

For recent newsletter featuring seasonal activities and events. link to:


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Owners Linda Jo and Rodney Clough have been operating Rabbit Run Inn for 8 years. Linda Jo is an interiors designer with clients in Chicago and Southwestern Michigan. Rodney is a retired product designer and former college instructor.

Why the Owner Chose Sawyer, MI, USA:
We wanted to create a protected property accessible to visitors seeking a natural pristine area of Michigan and who enjoy luxurious accommodations. Originally the Inn and Main House were a 1920's "Michigan cottage" and three car garage. The Main House was renovated and a master bedroom was added in 2003. The 3 car garage was razed and the Inn was built in 2003 on its footprint. Over 30 evergreens have been added to the landscape surrounding the Inn and Main House, as well as a 1/2 acre pond was excavated. "Rabbit Run" is certified as a natural habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Located within easy travel time to the Lake and area vineyards, Rabbit Run is uniquely situated for a short getaway or extended week visit. Our guests have shared reviews about the luxurious furnishings, the tranquil setting and convenient location (1 1/2 hours from Chicago). Our amenities and decor have been featured in regional shelter magazines including Midwest Living and Chicago Home and Garden.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

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  • View of Rabbit Run Inn across the pond

    View of Rabbit Run Inn across the pond

  • Overview of kitchen area with family room and penisula

    Overview of kitchen area with family room and penisula

  • Kitchen (Main House) showing sink area and beyond Plasma TV and Fireplace

    Kitchen (Main House) showing sink area and beyond Plasma TV and Fireplace

  • Living/lounge area, Main House

    Living/lounge area, Main House

  • Chef Kitchen: 6 burner Wolf Stove; 2 dishwashers; plenty of cabinet/storage

    Chef Kitchen: 6 burner Wolf Stove; 2 dishwashers; plenty of cabinet/storage

  • Master Bedroom with twin bed in foreground

    Master Bedroom with twin bed in foreground

  • Ground Floor Bedroom with access to grounds

    Ground Floor Bedroom with access to grounds

VRBO #760249

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, April 17, 2017

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