Located on 40 beautiful wooded acres in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the Lundgren Tree Farm was founded by my grandfather Vic Lundgren in the early 1960s. Originally it was an 1880s homestead farm with a two bedroom log cabin and several out buildings. Over the years, my grandfather planted tens of thousands of trees on the property, painted hundreds of water colors and oil paintings documenting the natural flora and fauna , and converted a barn and other structures into additional bedrooms, art studios and a billiards room (the silver dollar pool room). As an eccentric lawyer, judge, artist and nature lover, he filled the property with art, books, sculpture and a whimsical, magical air that makes Lundgren Farm an incredibly beautiful, special place. Just blocks from lake Michigan, this tree farm is a refuge for animals and artists alike, with trails, a fire pit, and rich solitude from city living. It is great as an artist retreat, to host a wedding or reunion, or to just escape and find tranquility.
The log cabin farmhouse hosts two bedrooms, the kitchen, dining area, living room and full bath. It is filled with art and books and antiques, including a functional cast iron fireplace.
The barn is not your ordinary structure, as it holds five seperate rooms - two bedrooms, an art studio, the office and the meditation room. The open common area is rustic and contains a small workshop.
The "Chicken Coupe" is a recently remodeled one bedroom cabin behind the farmhouse, with a full bath (and one of the nicer sleeping quarters).
All of the bedrooms have nice linens, wool blankets and antique furnishings.
The screened gazebo next to the pond, is a wonderful place to read, eat or just sit back and listen to the frogs, birds and other wildlife that frequent the property.
We were very excited about the Lundgren Tree Farm before our stay, even so it exceeded all of our expectations. I flew from Austin, TX to Green Bay and my family drove from Chicago and picked me up for the last hour of the drive. We all agreed it was a great travel length. Very doable for travelers from near and far.
We felt welcome and continue to feel grateful to the Lundgrens for opening their home to us. The land is gorgeous and the buildings have so many special personal touches. And the windows! And the furniture! We have so many lovely photos of my nieces and nephews in the living room of the main house. We made a fire, played lots of games, enjoyed some local beer, used the art studio, and were just generally inspired by our surroundings. We loved it here.
We took a couples weekend to the Lundgren farm. It was a brisk fall weekend and perfect for tromping around thru the woods.
We loved all the rustic touches everywhere. No one stayed in the barn, but every other building was used. We especially liked the silver dollar saloon.
The boys were lumberjacks and built fires, we played games both outdoor in the clearing and inside in the living room. We took a moonlit walk thru the woods, and found some mushrooms before we left. Based on the pond's location to the house - we made a wonderful decision to visit after mosquito season. Oh and we saw wild turkeys moseying thru the property.
Sadly down town Menomonee wasn't as exciting as we had hoped, but that's was really the only disappointment.
We had the most magical time... AND it was raining for most of it! We can't wait to return!
We had such a lovely stay!! My husband and I just had our first baby girl. We wanted a little getaway, but something that would be easy on her. It was perfect. She could nap in the farmhouse while we explored or read on the lawn. The whole experience was magical. We loved the decor and all the fantastic books. We can't wait to come back again! A favorite family memory to be sure.
This place is truly special! Went with a group of friends an our kids for my wife's birthday. The kids had a blast exploring in the woods, making smores by the fire and getting out on the pond in the rowboat. The farmhouse is a very cozy place to gather with friends, cook homemade meals, listen to records and browse the many books (including binders full of watercolors created right there on the farm).
What an amazing, magical place. We brought a group of 10 people and 2 dogs and couldn't have been more thrilled with our experience at the Lundgren Tree Farm. The character and detail found all over the property truly make it one of a kind. Everything we could have needed was provided -- bedding, towels, kitchen items, etc. Not only was the property well taken care of, but we were amazed at the generosity of the Lundgren family for sharing this gem and the legacy of Vic Lundgren with us. I highly recommend an evening in the gazebo, or on the lawn staring at the stars, as well as thumbing through the amazing collection of books and beautiful botanical drawings made decades ago by Vic. We were truly moved by the beauty of this place.
The Lundgren Tree Farm is a true retreat. Our group consisted of 6 adults and 5 kids and we all had an amazing time. The atmosphere was perfect. There was plenty of space for all of us and we all enjoyed the records, books, trails, fire pit and row boat. We are already talking about planning another trip there.
The tree farm is a magic, rustic escape ---great for kids and dogs and artists who would like a retreat. Fall would be an amazing time to visit.
We had a fantastic time at the tree farm in spite of the overwhelming study burden I brought with me. Can’t say enough about the wonderful solitude and beauty of the place. Greg and his caretakers were attentive and very responsive replacing the refrigerator within 24 hours of our notifying them of trouble. Bring books, bug spray, and an attitude ready for decompression -- you’ll love it here!
10 of us and a dog came up to the Lundgren Farm from Chicago for a long weekend over the Fourth of July. To say that our weekend was full of endless enjoyment is possibly an understatement.
The farm itself is beyond charming, full of quirky things to delight, an extensive record and book collection, and comfortably simple furnishings. Bug spray was a constant companion, but we spent the majority of our time outside--grilling, playing games, drinking, building campfires, etc.
The farm was so great that we rarely left, but:
There are a few really great beaches nearby, we particularly loved Bailey Park's very secluded beach (complete with a picnic table in the water) and Wells Park, which was more family-friendly. Both are 20 and 10 miles north on the coastal highway.
We went on a tubing trip down the Peshtigo river near Crivitz, too, the campground will rent you tubes and drop you off--very fun!
No internet or TV, which made a few of the very connected in our group grumble, and hang out in the McDonald's parking lot to get some wifi (for shame!), but overall, I think it really allowed us to all be less preoccupied and 'connect' with each other.
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A big thank you to the Lundgren family for sharing their gem of a farm with us. It was such a treat. The toddler among us cried when we left, wishing to go back to his vacation (and I almost did, too :)