I have a large driveway and yard. Also there is an additional wide driveway to accommodate my farm equipment that could be used by larger rigs. This is an 80 acre farm and the more adventurous might even park in a hayfield if the hay isn't too tall at the time. (It's cut 3 times a year.) Possibly a pull through if conditions are right.
I do not like to find cigarette butts on the ground. Any time in the summer there may be farming activity going on. Spring, (May) fitting and planting, 3 times throughout summer, haying season, maybe round or square baler running, mid to late July wheat harvest with the combine. You're welcome to watch.
Well maintained gravel road less than 2 miles off pavement either direction. We are less than 6 miles from the Rosebush exit off US-127 and less than 6 miles from the Loomis exit off US-10. We are in nearly flat farm country. Last year the county graded our road moving shoulder dirt onto the road so it can get messy if we have heavy rains but 99% of the time it is just fine.
We have an additional driveway for my farm vehicles, tractors and such. plenty of places to un hitch.
This is an operating Farm and I have to be here a lot as time goes by in the summer. We are both retired from our career jobs but we have 4 daughters and 7 granddaughters scattered around Michigan. We also have 1 son and 3 grandsons that live near Casper Wyoming. We visit when we can so contact us about availability to accommodate your travel plans.
We are centrally located in the Middle of the Mitten so wherever you want to visit in Michigans Lower Penninsula this is a good jumping off spot. We are about 1 hour north of the Capital, Lansing, and 160 miles south of the Mackinaw Bridge to the Upper Penninsula.
Saginaw Bay is an hour East and Lake Michigan is a couple hours West and you can take a Ferry to Wisconsin from there.
Great hosts. Chatted about life and farm. My dog was happy to be off leash and run and play. Beautiful sunsets and acres of corn and beans... close to Pere Marquette Rail Trail...great cycling. Appreciated the plug in. Hope to see Rus and Judy again.
We enjoyed talking and reminiscing about the old farming equipment. Growing up we had that same old Ferguson tractor. Nice and quiet place to stay.
Rus and Judy were so friendly and welcoming. We definitely would stay here if coming back through Michigan in the future. They were so patient with our two kiddos asking TONS of questions about the farm and it was a real joy to be able to show our boys what a 'real farm' is like. We only stayed for the night, but would have enjoyed staying longer simply to get to know our hosts better.
thank you so much for your hospitality!