Stay in Luxury, Minutes from Lake Michigan(4 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:House
- 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.
REVIEWS AND ACCOLADES
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.
When you're ready to book, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Member since: 2015
- 4407 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 19
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19, Beds for 17-19
- 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
- 1 bath (Gingko) is ADA acessible
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
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:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 28 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
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
Sep 4 - Oct 29, 2017
2 night min stay
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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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: http://eepurl.com/bWuZ25
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.
- Primary: +1 2694051050
- Secondary: +1 2692310269
- Fax: +1 8667383996
Links to more information:
- CLICK HERE - Link to our inn web site with additional information and photos of our inn and property as well as a schedule of seasonal events and activities.
- CLICK HERE - A seasonal online blog about our property
- CLICK HERE - Link to our Facebook community with reviews, , photos and news/comments for sharing
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View of Rabbit Run Inn across the pond
Overview of kitchen area with family room and penisula
Kitchen (Main House) showing sink area and beyond Plasma TV and Fireplace
Living/lounge area, Main House
Chef Kitchen: 6 burner Wolf Stove; 2 dishwashers; plenty of cabinet/storage
Master Bedroom with twin bed in foreground
Ground Floor Bedroom with access to grounds
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Monday, April 17, 2017
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