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20 minutes from Notre Dame, St Mary's, Holy Cross and Bethel Colleges. Whether you are coming to bring a student or for a football game we are just 5 minutes from the US 31/US20 exit -you can reach us easily without a lot of in-town driving if you choose. Since we are south of the campus you avoid a lot of the post game traffic, most of which heads north. We have 3 rooms, each with a private bathroom. Each room will accommodate 2 persons. Built on a knoll, we took advantage of the natural terrain and left most of our lot untouched when we built our house -a friend even told us " I feel as if I am in a tree house when I visit you!" We have a pond and you will probably see deer when you visit, too. You will feel as if you are far from the city hubbub, but actually be close enough to take advantage of all of the opportunities. There is a large shopping center within a 5 minute drive, along with a number of 24 hour businesses: restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations. Nearby restaurants include: BW3, Applebee's, Pizza Hut, Texas Roadhouse, Logan's, Culver's, Steak and Shake and many local restaurants, all only 5 minutes away. We have some amazing 18 hole golf courses, including a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course, within easy driving distance as well as a par 3- 9 hole course. . The Studebaker Museum is only 10 minutes away. And of course Lake Michigan with sandy beaches, fishing charters, boat launches and the Dunes National Lakeshore is less than 45 minutes from us.
We have whole house wi-fi. Room has a TV with OTA channels. We supply shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste, all you need to bring are your clothes!
No pets, no smoking.
I unfortunately ended up not staying at Patty`s house. Although I arrived there and the house was really lovely, I discovered that it was really far away from Notre Dame, and the way there was poorly lit. It is, however, a lovely getaway location... not suitable if you want to be close to Notre Dame.
I also rhink pictures of the rooms should be provided..
We had a fantastic stay! Wonderful host. Very welcoming and gracious. Sleeping arrangements were very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent both days we we're there. Highly recommend if you are looking for a nice secluded place close to everything.
Our stay at Apple Tree Lane was great. Patty and Rick were awesome hosts. The home cooked breakfasts were worth the trip all by themselves.
Why pay 3x the price or more (ND football weekend) for 1/3 the comfort and special extras? Patty and Rick were exceptionally gracious hosts, very friendly and welcoming, and I don't think there's anything they won't do if it's in their power to make your visit better. First, if you learn two local landmarks (the Comfort Suites Hotel on Kern Rd and then a stop sign), you can drive to their place in your sleep. The house is set back and very quiet. Time to campus after the game (going from north campus, against most of the traffic) was only about 20 minutes. They had some great tips for game day parking. The room was very comfortable -- and they provided a bottle of wine, cupcakes and portable hand warmers to take to the game. Breakfasts were more than you can eat, including fresh home-made baked goods. Talk about fresh eggs -- they have their own chickens. One evening I got back not too late, and Rick took me into his downstairs bar where we sampled a few of his many fine scotches. Upon my departure for O'Hare, they gave me a travel bag of goodies with snacks and water. What hotel in the world would provide such services??? I told them I don't know how they make any money. The response, "But we make friends." Clearly highly recommended. We'll be back when it's time for my daughter's graduation from ND.
Lovely people. Overly accomodating (treats in the room, beverages, great breakfast, etc.) Their welcoming home served us well.
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