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Little Chick Farm’s Little House

SuperhostCentral Lake, Michigan, United States
Farm stay hosted by Maggy
4 guests3 beds1 bath
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Our cute little home is set back far off the road, surrounded by trees and wildlife. It’s not unusual to see deer in the yard, blue heron in the pond, or our resident hummingbirds on the bee balm.
Great for colorful, cool fall days by the campfire. And your stack of summer books in the hammock. 📚 Heated tile floors, coffee, and snuggling while the snow falls outside ❄️

The space
Hi! We are Andrew, Maggy, and Fern. This is our home. It has changed and grown with us over the years and now we want to share it with you. Since I was a young girl, I’ve loved this house. My dad helped build it for our new neighbor back in 1995. I spent summer evenings here drinking half frozen vernors around the campfire and watching SciFi movies.

This place has been fortunate to be loved by a string of great people, which began with Kevin. An artist from New York City, who fell in love with this area and decided to build this little summer home. He spent nearly twenty years summering here, and wintering, when he just couldn’t take the busyness of the city. You’ll notice sculptures and some of his paintings peppered around the home and property. Our family came next. We transformed the home from the sweet little man cave it was into a place where our family could live and entertain comfortably, and warmly! (There was just a small wood stove when we bought the place!)

When our family moved on to the next phase of life, we were fortunate to find two fantastic farmers who loved the home and land while we couldn’t. They transformed the place into one that provides heathy food for so many more people. You’ll see these two farmers out growing in the field and hoophouse now, so please say hello. They are part of this story.

Now we welcome you into this little summer home’s story. Enjoy it. Love it even! Please leave it better than you found it. That is part of this little home’s legacy.

The home has tile floors in the downstairs, so it stays quite cool and comfortable during the summer. The floors are heated for cool fall days and cozy winter nights. Our family adores winter nights, snuggling down with hot chocolate and good books as the snow falls outside.

The upstairs is the sleeping area (with ac unit) with a queen bed on one end of the loft and a sofa bed on the other. There is also a balcony upstairs, great for stargazing or a morning coffee.

Our Little House is a great place to visit during any season. The summer we have lakes and beaches, ice cream you can walk to, and a garden for reading and campfires. Fall brings intense colors, cool evenings, more campfires, and hot coffee in the garden. Winter is our family favorite season - cross-country skiing on our little trails or some of the local trails (Glacial Hills, Shanty Creek, North Street Trail), downhill skiing (Shanty Creek/Schuss Mountain, Boyne Mountain, Mt. McSauba), ice skating (local lakes, Mt. McSauba), snowmobiling, ice fishing, and early nights reading the stacks of books we’ve been meaning to get to, recovering from a busy summer.
Spring is about the flowers! Tulips, daffodils, lilacs, and getting excited cause we all know summer is just around the corner!

Guest access
Guest are free to explore the property. The home and yard area are exclusively yours. (I may sneak a load of laundry in the washer, accessed by a separate entrance, not through the home, but I’ll be sure to let you know before I do that. We want to respect your space and privacy.)
Please enjoy these spaces. You’ll find several mowed trails through the property. If you’re looking for something with a bit more elevation and excitement, we’ve got trails up the hill and through the cedar forest into the hardwood forest near the top of the hill. Along the trails you’ll find wild red and black raspberries and wild strawberries, please enjoy them! You may also enjoy any tree fruit you come across! 🍎 🍏

Explore and enjoy this place.
There is a washer and dryer in the work room attached to the home, however it has a separate entrance. You are welcome to wash a load if you need to!

This is a working farm, you’ll find chickens and ducks passing by, doing their thing! Which also means you may find a chicken patty here and there! And this year we have some new additions- Gregory and Mike, our Dwarf Nigerian Goats. Brace yourself for the cuteness. 🐐 And our three little pigs 🐖 🐖 🐖 who love any scraps you want to toss them!
We ask that you do not go into the barn, chicken coop, or shed.

Other things to note
The home has a smart tv, but no cable or DVD player. But it does have a Nintendo!
Our cute little home is set back far off the road, surrounded by trees and wildlife. It’s not unusual to see deer in the yard, blue heron in the pond, or our resident hummingbirds on the bee balm.
Great for colorful, cool fall days by the campfire. And your stack of summer books in the hammock. 📚 Heated tile floors, coffee, and snuggling while the snow falls outside ❄️

The space
Hi! We are Andrew, Maggy, and Fern. This is our home. It has changed and grown with us over the years and now we want to share it with you. Since I was a young girl, I’ve loved this house. My dad helped build it for our…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Laptop-friendly workspace
Washer
Dryer
Heating
Hair dryer
Iron

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Central Lake, Michigan, United States

We’ve got the coolest farm around- veggies, cut flowers, chicks, and two handsome, tubby goats. We might be biased, but you can walk to the ice cream shop and library from where we are. It’s less than a mile to town, where you’ll find Mammoth Distillery for the adults and Fudgees ice cream for the kids!
Central Lake also has a great grocery store with just about everything you might need!
We’ve got the coolest farm around- veggies, cut flowers, chicks, and two handsome, tubby goats. We might be biased, but you can walk to the ice cream shop and library from where we are. It’s less than a mile to…

Top places nearby

The Blue Pelican Inn & Restaurant
0.6 mi
Mammoth Distilling
0.6 mi
King Orchards
2.7 mi
Torch Lake Cafe
4.5 mi

Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area Trailhead
5.6 mi
Short's Brewing Company Bellaire Pub
7.2 mi
Dockside Torch Lake
8.8 mi
Shanty Creek Resort
9.5 mi

Hosted by Maggy

Joined in February 2011
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Hey! We are a traveling family of three. We love to see new places and try new things. We’d love to swap traveling stories with you over coffee!
Co-hosts
  • Adrienne
During your stay
We are available by text through the Airbnb app and are happy to help with anything you might need. We’ve lived in the area for a long time, so we know the good places to swim and grab a drink!
Maggy is a Superhost
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
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