Private room in modern farmhouse

House - Private room · Island Lake Road, Dexter, MI 48130, United States
Barry

Cheery, sunny first floor room with semi-private bathroom. Gorgeous setting on two acres with half in prairie, along with large trees, vegetable and flower gardens and historic barn. Quiet, close to Dexter, Chelsea and Ann Arbor and the area's best outdoor recreation spots, upick farms and farm markets.

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Cheery, sunny first floor room with semi-private bathroom. Gorgeous setting on two acres with half in prairie, along with large trees, vegetable and flower gardens and historic barn. Quiet, close to Dexter, Chelsea and Ann Arbor and the area's best outdoor recreation spots, upick farms and farm markets.

The Space

"It's like a vacation every day here!" is how one visitor described a stay at Rancho Tranquilico. The modern farmhouse is bright and airy, cool in Summer and warmed from a wood stove in Winter; the deck has views of magnificent sunsets. Spring gardens burst with blooms of rescued native wildflowers; in Fall prairie grasses and flowers tower up to eight feet tall. I grow much of my food in a series of garden beds and harvest strawberries, cherries and grapes on site. I host the local bands of friends in my 130 year old barn a number of times each Summer.

Guest Access

Guests are welcome to roam the first floor (excluding my office), the deck and the extensive gardens.

Interaction with Guests

I have a home office so I'm around most of the time. Happy to share recommendations on restaurants, outdoor recreation and entertainment.

The Neighborhood

It's suprisingly quiet and dark here for being so close to Ann Arbor. My property is surrounded by family vegetable farms with on-site markets. There are at least half a dozen fruits grown commercially within two miles including upick blueberries and raspberries. The area's best hiking, cross country skiing, swimming, paddling (flat and flowing water), bicycling and running spots are all within a few miles as well. Plus it's just a five minute drive to Dexter, ten to Chelsea, 20 to Ann Arbor. It's the perfect location!

Getting around

Parking is on site. Public transportation in Dexter to Ann Arbor.

Other Things to Note

Breakfast typically consists of scratch home made whole grain pancakes and waffles with local fruit and eggs, real maple syrup, home made jam, bacon or sausage, tea. Pretty good stuff!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • Barry (email hidden) in the scenic countryside of Dexter. It's set among farms and fields but it's only a couple minutes drive down the road to downtown Dexter--which if you don't know is a quaint little town just 9 miles from Ann Arbor out Dexter-Ann Arbor Road.

    Barry is a long-time naturalist, conservationist, and resident of Dexter, and he knows all the cool little spots, whether its hiking, biking, swimming, dining, or other exploring. The area is known for its lakes, forests, and glaciated hills.

    Barry just started with AirBnB, but his farmhouse has "B&B" written all over it. Big historic barn, big shade trees, beautiful surroundings, woodstove toasting up the place.

    Give yourself a treat and a retreat from bustle of Ann Arbor and discover the wonders of Dexter, with Barry as your host and guide.

    November 2013
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I run a consulting business saving land from development. I grow a lot of my own food and whip up some pretty good grub. I am an avid music fan and host parties in my barn. I'm an outdoors enthusiast, leading hikes and paddling trips for local nonprofits. No one knows the local wild lands and rivers better. I camp often but also like to clean up in a nice B&B before dinner out.
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