Would you like to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life? PLAY A ROUND OF FREE GOLF?
Take a step back in time to a simpler day when carriages were the mode of transportation. Nestled in the woods on 15 beautiful acres, stands the glorious 1890 home which overlooks Grape Arbors and Cherry Orchards.
This property is beautifully landscaped and has several out buildings besides the house and a fully equipped Coach House. There is a kitchen garden within the white picket fence, a babbling water fall pond with fish and frogs, a secluded swing, birds, and wild life galore. Lake Cora’s public swimming access is a one minute walk from the house.
The historic nine room farm home has three King Bed rooms, one Queen Bed room and two baths. Sleeps 8-12 guests and 2-4 more if the Coach House is used. The Coach House has a bedroom, living room, dining area, kitchen and bath. We have extra cots and cribs available.
Though it was built over 120 years ago, Yesteryear has a fully modern kitchen with refrigerator, freezer, microwave oven, and dishwasher. All dishes and cookware are provided. There is a charcoal grill on the patio with table and chairs. A fire pit with wood awaits a cool night’s gathering.
The living room has historic turn of the century furniture, but both the house and coach house have air conditioning and free WiFi. The dining room table seats 12 and the breakfront is full of dishes for fancy use. The farm table on the enclosed porch seats 12+.
There are three King bed rooms and one Queen. Two additional Queen Sofa beds are in the Living room and on the fully heated, expansive enclosed Porch. An antique hand carved youth bed is in the East Lake Room; cots and cribs available upon request. The two baths have tubs with showers.
There is a full laundry facility for your use which also has an additional shower with a built in seat. All linens are provided. Home is wheel chair accessible.
Yesteryear’s expansive glassed in front porch sports comfortable wicker furniture, the hide-a-bed couch and a comfortable for 12, conversation group plus some rare antiques, and a Fireplace . It’s a delicious area to just sit and watch the grapes ripen. There is a library with tons of books for your enjoyment, games, puzzles, cards, and other fun things to do on a cozy night. You may even play the Victrola which has been updated to use electricity. Free WiFi throughout the property.
Restaurants and a theater are 5 minutes away. There is WiFi on the premises for those who can’t break the habit.
There are several local wineries which buy the grapes you are watching grow. These wineries give tours and tasting with great gift shoppes. Our favorite antique stores abound. We leave you brochures on all the fine things to do in the area. They don’t call this area the Napa Valley of the Middle West for nothing or Kalamazoo: Mall City for its lack thereof.
There are theaters, great shopping, churches, museums, three colleges and a University only 25 minutes away. Lake Michigan is a 35 minute scenic drive for a picnic on the beach and the Michigan State Parks are fabulous.
If you don’t want to cook and/or you don’t crave privacy, you may choose to participate in the Oak Cove Resort full amenities plan if there is seating. This includes full breakfasts and dinners, free golf, beach, pool, boats and other amenities described at Oak Cove Resorts website. Space is limited. Yesteryear is open all year while Oak Cove has a brief summer season.
Location: Paw Paw, MI South West Michigan