The Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast welcomes you to the unparalleled beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and our farm-fresh breakfasts one hour from Pictured Rocks.
Our focus is on clean living and clean eating. Our two rooms offer crisp cotton sheets, large private baths with claw foot tubs and, of course, cable and wifi. At breakfast you will enjoy the garden bounty of fresh berries and jams, roasted root vegetables, organic pancakes with homemade maple syrup from the sugar bush.
Surrounded by 300 acres of hay field, hardwood forests and cedar lowlands, you can amuse yourself for days at The Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast and nearby.
Located centrally between Escanaba and Gladstone, we are just a short drive to the Lake Michigan shore and the finest area dining, at the Stonehouse. Our guests come to relax for a longer stay or are often travelling through from the Midwest and Canada.
A two-minute drive will get you to church, the White Birch tavern, Flat Rock country store, and Cheniers Greenhouse (perfect for those springtime plantings).
A ten-minute drive will place you on the shores of Lake Michigan in Escanaba or Gladstone. There you can enjoy the amazing beaches, marina activities and festivals and water activities, including kayaking, kite surfing, sailing, fishing and wind surfing. Cycle your way through town and along the lake stopping to enjoy an assortment of unique shops and restaurants including a brew pub. Rosie’s diner (immortalized in “Escanaba in da’ Moonlight”) brings you home again.
Autumn comes alive with the fall colors. Heading east for an hour will bring you to the historic ghost town of Fayette on the Garden Peninsula and nearby Kitch-iti-kipi (big cold water), an unbelievable spring so clear that you can view the deepest depths. Originally known as the Mirror of Heaven by native Americans its splendor is obvious.
You can head north on Highway 13 and take an hour-long drive through the Hiawatha National Forest to reach the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here you can view the lakeshore cliffs and sand beaches by boat, kayak or drive along the coast to enjoy the many scenic stops. The fun doesn’t stop in winter. Enjoy downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, ice races, sledding, dog sled races and winter festivals all within 10 minutes.
Unique experiences at The Farmhouse B&B
Labeled by the National Geographic as one of the “Hidden Wonders of America,” the Upper Peninsula provides you with more adventure than I am sure you can handle, and we are centrally located for it all. Just five miles off of Lake Michigan and with easy access to three rivers, you can go kayaking, canoeing, kitesurfing, windsurfing or just relax on the beach. Local marinas are a 10-minute drive.
The Hiawatha National Forest, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and Seney Widllife Refuge are close enough for a half-day or day trip experience.
For hiking and biking, the Days River Trail is close and easy.
In winter, let The Farmhouse B&B be the warm place you return after a day of sledding, snowshoeing, downhill skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, or cross-country skiing on the Rapid River Ski Trail. Ice fishing on the bay is the ultimate serene experience.
With Lake Michigan, three rivers and abundant waterfalls nearby, you’ll stand in awe of the beauty of our area waters. Maybe you’ll spot an eagle soaring overhead, or migrating birds, or a doe and her fawns sipping at the water’s edge. And then your view will shift to our rolling hills of forests, meadows and farm fields, and you won’t be able to decide which vistas are lovelier. When you stay at The Farmhouse, you need not choose because significant natural beauty lies in any direction from our front door.
Just five miles off of Lake Michigan with easy access to the Rapid, Escanaba and Ford rivers, we are exquisitely located to exploit the water fun of the Great Lakes. You can go kayaking, canoeing, kitesurfing, windsurfing or just relax on the beach. Waterfalls are abundant and easily accessible, such as the Rapid River Fall or Haymeadow Creek Falls.
For your wedding, we are so pleased to open our 1888 barn, original in its building with hand-hewn beams and wooden peg joinery. Make your day special on the unique and impeccable site with access to more than 200 acres. Opportunities exist for sugar shack and forest glade weddings.
We focus on local, clean food. We use our own garden produce and spoil you with organic beef from Guindon farm just down the road. We also take advantage of the wild berries and game, if you are game. Our own free-range eggs are lovingly laid by Cubby and Izzy while our other superior dairy products come from the nearby DeBacker farm. Enjoy our coffee blend, roasted in town by UP North Roast, and sample hand-dipped chocolates by the famous and family-run Sayklly’s.
When you venture forth into the surrounding area, we can help you navigate the pasty competition to sample the famous, local meat and potato pie.
We provide the perfect setting for any event. Located on more than 200 acres, The Farmhouse offers plenty of room and the perfect idyllic setting for your special day. Be creative and we will help you produce your perfect party.
Our family welcomes your family to enjoy the quiet setting with plenty of room for the small, busy ones to run and play. Our kids will help your kids enjoy their time.
The Upper Peninsula is known for the stunning colors of fall, and a stay at The Farmhouse B&B provides easy access to some of the most beautiful places to experience them, including the Hiawatha National Forest, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and Seney Widllife Refuge,
When you want to schedule a winter getaway for which snow is required, come to the UP. We’ve got the white stuff. As soon as the snow appears, the UP becomes a winter sports utopia. Sledding, snowshoeing, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, ice-skating and snowmobiling are all easily accessible when you stay at The Farmhouse B&B. Ice fishing on the bay is the ultimate serene experience.