"Duck 'N' Roll Inn" to Detroit!
"Duck 'N' Roll Inn" to Detroit!


8 guests

3 rooms

4 beds

1.5 baths


8 guests

3 rooms

4 beds

1.5 baths

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About this listing

The Duck 'N' Roll inn is a three bedroom home situated on a urban duck farm. A combination of contemporary features and old-time cottage charm will keep you comfortable and cozy while you enjoy Detroit's east side. It is close to Grosse Pointe, and most Detroit destinations are quickly reached by freeway.


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Prices
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%

Description

The Duck 'N' Roll inn is a three bedroom home situated on a urban duck farm. A combination of contemporary features and old-time cottage charm will keep you comfortable and cozy while you enjoy Detroit's east side. It is close to Grosse Pointe, and most Detroit destinations are quickly reached by freeway.

The Duck 'N' Roll Inn has been a home to journalists, documentary filmmakers, artists, performers, urban planners and explorers, and this year, a temporary home for families reuniting. It's been a joy to teach the kids about the ducks!

The "Duck 'N' Roll Inn" is an eclectic farmhouse on an urban duck farm, officially known as Laid In Detroit. The farm provides pasture raised duck eggs to the Woodbridge Pub, as well as local residents. Located in the easy-going east side, Laid In Detroit was voted "Best Inner City Duck Farm" by the staff of the Metro Times. Though it's not so much an "inner city" vibe as it is a laid back oasis amongst urban sprawl. It encompasses 4 city lots full of trees and garden, with a 3 lot community garden just across the street.

The house has 3 bedrooms--a nautical room, and kid friendly room, and a spacious bedroom known as "the disco room," which features a large skylight, a woodburning stove, enormous chalk boards, and a sound system with a disco ball so that it doubles as a dance floor!

There is one full bath with an extra wide jacuzzi tub, as well as a half bath on the first floor. The property also features a steel bbq in the form of a dinosaur, an adobe pizza oven on site, as well as panoramic views of the gardens and the ducks frolicking in the pasture.

We have a new addition to the farm! Meg, the livestock guardian dog is keeping us safe from predators and prowlers, along with Sox the cat. Great Pyrenees guardian dogs are known for their friendly, gentle demeanor, as well as their superior livestock guarding abilities. She is still a puppy, but already a doing a great job with both ducks and people alike. When you meet her, give her a biscuit and a pat. She loves guests! (By the way, dogs and cats are off limits to the house unless invited! No worries if you are allergic or not an animal lover.)


The house is full of character with a large kitchen and dining area. The property also has many ecological features, such as a green roof over the duck coop and permaculture gardens. Your stay here will not only be relaxing and fun, but educational as well.

Typical guests who have really enjoyed the Duck 'N' Roll Inn are artists, urban gardening fans, photographers, journalists, film makers, animal lovers, students, musicians, world travelers and anyone with an adventurous mindset.

You can also rest easy knowing that the money from your reservation is going directly to a small farm business in a developing neighborhood in Detroit.

Cornerstone Village, once a stable working class neighborhood founded by Belgian immigrants (some refer to it as "the Belgian triangle") has also been affected by the recent mass exodus from Detroit. But a strong coalition of homeowners with deep roots in the community have held things together.

You will encounter some blight and vacant homes in the neighborhood. There are characters, and oftentimes people are out and about, playing music and socializing, but it is a friendly neighborhood, All guests have had a safe experience here.

There are many great restaurants nearby, as well as bars, pubs, and grocery stores. The Cadieux Cafe and Ye Olde Tap Room have been around for a century. Trader Joe's and Kroger grocery are within walking distance.

Laid In Detroit has hosts many events, including an annual Easter party for the kids, and a Christmas party for the adults!


I live right next door to the inn, and I am often home most of the day. Should you need anything, even a light bulb changed, I can get to it quickly.

In the past, guests have a had special requests, everything from tours of the city, to barbeques and small weddings. If you give me enough notice, I am happy to clear my calendar so that we can make the best of your stay here in Detroit!

Detroit is not known for its convenient public transit (not yet, anyway). We recommend renting a car. In the end, it's cheaper and more convenient than a cab, and a good way to get to and from the airport.

Detroit does have a growing web of bike paths, however, and it can be a great way to see the city. I have four bikes available for guests to use, and, if given enough notice, I will be even take you on a tour!


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

No dogs allowed in the house. Please interact with the ducks, but don't allow kids or pets to chase them, as they can easily be injured in a panic. Always enter the backyard via the house, and keep gates closed. Remember to turn down heat the house when you leave. It helps keep costs down! Thank you!

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Dog(s) and other pet(s) lives in the house

Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Justin User Profile
April 2017
It's an interesting house with a bunch of ducks in the backyard. The house is cozy, yet has plenty of room for a group of people, and the house is packed with useful accommodations and interesting things. The ducks have to be the best part, by far. They are polite and are so much fun to just observe. Suzanne is a friendly and flexible host, and made us all feel at home in her home. We definitely plan on returning in the future.

Joel User Profile
March 2017
Great spot to get away. Very quiet and nicely furnished. I enjoyed the entire house and especially the jetted tub. It was an amazing experience being my first bnb stay!

Philip User Profile
March 2017
Suzanne's "Duck and Roll Inn" is eccentric and quite charming. The house is spacious and well equipped. Would recommend this listing- especially fun for animal lovers!

Bryce User Profile
March 2017
Amazing urban farm, with a rustic charm and meg the dog is by far the best part

Jason User Profile
March 2017
My Friends and I really enjoyed our stay here. The beds were comfy and the neighborhood was surprisingly very quiet even though it was in the city. Suzanne makes it very easy to check in and check out too. I definitely recommend Suzanne's place to anyone looking for a unique place to stay in the city.

Elysia User Profile
March 2017
I'm local and was looking for a stay-cation with my best friend, we LOVED our time at the Duck N Roll Inn! Yes, the ducks, backyard, and giant puppy Meg, are everything you imagine, and the house is even better! The kitchen had everything we needed, the dining areas and living room were perfectly cozy, and the spare bedrooms are oh so nice. The master bedroom is GLORIOUS, I wish I could cut off the whole top floor and put it on my house. Suzanne was around when we arrived, available for anything we needed and easily contacted. This place is has a great location and a very, oasis away from the world feel. Hope to be back soon!

Jay User Profile
March 2017
It was exactly what I expected. Charming older house. Lots of street and duck noise, but to be expected given the location. I'd stay here again if back in Detroit.

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Detroit, Michigan, United States · Joined in June 2012
Suzanne User Profile

I am an urban farmer from Detroit, and an avid sailboat racer. I'm also a residential contractor with alternative building skills and training--earthships, cob, and earthbag building. I love meeting new people with an interests in these areas.

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