Guest Reviews

  • Wonderful experience

    We rented this house for the weekend of our wedding. We had the rehearsal dinner there and the girls got ready there the morning of the wedding. It was a great spot for both. We were able to get a lot of great pictures in the house and in the surrounding area. We would definitely recommend staying here to anyone who is looking for a relaxed, throw back type experience.
    • Stayed: October 2014
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    • Source: VRBO

  • DaveNear Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Great place for familys or large groups

    What a wonderful time we all had. Lots of lawn, mowed paths through the woods, fish pond, great camp fire space, and a wonderful home. Everyone enjoyed it, especially the grandsons from Chicago, they could run all over outside playing lawn games, do s’mores and see thousands of stars at night. They loved it. The Lake was close by and the owners were so friendly, they treated us like family. Thank you all for a special time.
    • Stayed: May 2014
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    • Source: VRBO

    Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls getaway, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, Romantic getaway

    Owner response: Thank you, David. Your family is our ideal guest. It was our pleasure having you. Tell your friends. That is our best advertisement and the highest compliment. We appreciate your taking the time to review.

  • CateSacramento area

    Charming, delightful, and nostalgic!

    We (four-person group of women relatives and friends) enjoyed Yesteryear for a week during which there was a ferocious storm as well as the most gorgeous weather imaginable. We loved the spacious and well-appointed house, watching the storm from the cozy front room, walking along the nearby roads and through the vineyard, sitting by the Koi- and frog-filled pond. Many thanks for the lovely experience to Susan and Bob!
    • Stayed: June 2013
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    • Source: VRBO

    Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls getaway, People with disabilities

    Owner response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We enjoyed so much having you here and are happy you found so much to do and yet enjoyed the relaxation of doing nothing at all. Hope you will come again.

  • DarleneHighland, IN

    Step back in time

    We loved our stay at yesteryear. The house and grounds are beautiful – the only thing we could have asked for is more time. Susan is lovely and very accommodating – Thank You!
    • Stayed: October 2012
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    • Source: VRBO

    Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls getaway, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, People with disabilities, Romantic getaway

    Owner response: Thank you for your very kind words and the thoughts you left in our guest book. We also often wonder what it would have been like to live in that home in 1890. It feels right. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.

  • PaulaAurora Illinois

    time to chill

    We stayed at the coach house portion of the property. Basically an apartment over the garage with all the amenities..fully furnished. The only thing missing was a microwave in the kitchen. I had to boil water on the stove top for my tea…old school style….which wasn’t any hardship, but just different for me. The unit was exceptionally clean and in great condition! A completely wonderful experience! With the lake just a minute away, there is many things to do and also plenty of quiet spots to sit and enjoy the peace and solitude. I would definitely stay again!
    • Stayed: July 2012
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    • Source: VRBO

    Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls getaway, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, Romantic getaway

    Owner response: Thank you, dear people, for those comments and the rating. We really enjoyed having you in The Coach House and hope you will return. Sorry I wasn’t available when you left to say goodbye. We will see you again.

  • KaykayMilwaukee

    Yesteryear stay

    Lovely setting for a nice relaxing stay. Big clean rooms, cozy cozy beds. Great for family gatherings. Close to sweet town of PawPaw with lots of nice restaurant choices. Recommended!
    • Stayed: March 2012
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    • Source: VRBO

    Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls getaway, Romantic getaway

    Owner response: Thank you for your kind words. Paw Paw thanks you, too.

  • EquessFlorida

    Perfect Adventure, Autumn of 2011

    We really enjoyed our stay at Yesteryear. It has an unbelievable setting, with grape arbors in front of the house, and Lake Cora just a short walk away. We enjoyed rambling around the spacious house, looking at all the period antiques. Our host were fantastic, making us feel right at home. The house was beautifully decorated for the fall season, with every attention to detail being met. We spent our Honeymoon at Lake Cora, 37 years ago and were looking for a special place to recreate our memory. Yesteryear certainly “fit the bill”. We can’t wait to visit again!!! Pam and Ed
    • Stayed: October 2011
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    • Source: VRBO

    Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure seekers, Girls getaway, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, People with disabilities, Romantic getaway

    Owner response: Thank you, Pam and Ed, for sharing your anniversary with us. We were so glad to have been around to visit with you and get to know you. Loved hearing the stories of your youth on the lake.

  • Mark & BrendalynnWest Michigan

    Quiet & Beautiful Getaway

    My husband and I had the opportunity to stay at Yesteryear for our 15 year wedding anniversary. We were spoiled as we had the house to ourselves and it was so charming and beautiful. We were treated to a little gift basket to make gourmet s’mores at the fire pit and a little gift card to the local quick stop (they have delicious torta sandwiches on the weekends). Everything was clean and decorated quaintly. I only wish we had more time to enjoy the little pond and take in the peace and quiet. We would definitely stay here again.
    • Stayed: September 2011
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    • Source: VRBO

    Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic getaway

    Owner response: It was our pleasure to have you. We didn’t know it was your anniversary, but were so pleased to have you spend it with us. The farm house is all dressed up for Christmas, we wish you could see it. Thanks again for coming. Susan and Bob

  • ibNorth Vernon, IN, USA

    Wonderful family fun property

    We stayed in this home in the Summer of 2011, and it was absolutely a wonderful step back in time. The home is decorated beautifully and had plenty of room to accomodate three families. There was plenty of yard for the kids to play and each night we enjoyed time around the fire pit. We also took part in the meals at the Oak Cove Resort which added a special touch to our vacation, since we didn’t have to cook any meals, and spent all of our time enjoying the area. The food there was absolutely delicious. Thanks, Bob & Susan for the wonderful memories. We hope to be able to come again.
    • Stayed: July 2011
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    • Source: VRBO

    Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls getaway, Romantic getaway

    Owner response: It was our pleasure to have you. We have been so blessed with our guests and find we have made new friends. Your review was lovely and we appreciate your kind words.

  • DonnaEdgerton, WI, Cincinnati, OH

    Great place for family reunion! Beautiful setting.

    My family (of 14) stayed here for a reunion and graduation celebration. My brother, his wife and 5 children came to visit us and stayed for some meals. The house was set up perfectly for all of us to sit down for a meal. The grounds were beautiful and the fire pit added to the evening fun. There are 7 teenage boys in my family and not a one of them missed the internet or the TV, because there are so many other things to keep their interest. The house is very clean and the 3 king size beds were soooo comfortable. Bob and Susan are wonderful to work with and were eager to make our trip great. The lake is gorgeous and if you choose to use the resort amenities you will be impressed. My family would love to return for further family reunions.
    • Stayed: July 2011
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    • Source: VRBO

    Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls getaway, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Families with young children

    Owner response: Thank you, Fishers, for being such considerate guests. We loved all of your family and were very glad you were able to participate in the resort amenities as well. Lake Cora, you will agree, is one of the cleanest lakes in Michigan and thus ranked so. Thanks again for coming and we hope you’ll tell your friends. We appreciate your writing a review.

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