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Address: 380 Lone Pine Road, PO Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
Phone Number: 12486453147
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 1:15 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: Picnicking
Description: Built in the early 20th century, Cranbrook House was the home of newspaper...
Built in the early 20th century, Cranbrook House was the home of newspaper magnates George Gough Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth.
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Beautiful gardens.

Lovely old manor home open only certain days a week but gardens open most every day in warmer weather. Large sprawling property with many acres of gardens and lawns.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The gardens are worth the visit. The home tour not so much. There is no air conditioning and the home was musty and hot. The tour last 1 1/2 hours + standing the entire time. The home has many beautiful pieces of furniture, art ,etc. but they dwell on the large tapestries. There are 4-5 tapestries in each room, it... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lovely old manor home open only certain days a week but gardens open most every day in warmer weather. Large sprawling property with many acres of gardens and lawns.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The two docents who spoke to us during the tour were VERY knowledgeable and interesting. The house is an Arts and Crafts model of a Tudor house built in 1908. Every detail incorporated into the building and decoration of the house was interesting, as the Booth/Scripps families built the house on basically bare ground as they sought to move farther... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What a special place. We toured the grounds for hours (for free!) and the gardens are lovely. Lots of great photo opportunities. We took the house tour and both the hosts were very well versed about the history of the house and property. A really well spent afternoon.

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Cranbrook House is where the world renowned Cranbrook Educational Community all began in 1908, thanks to George and Ellen Booth. Designed in the Arts & Crafts style of an English manor house, by noted architect Albert Kahn, the beautiful house & gardens, surrounded by trees, will give you the feeling of being in the English country side. The guided tour... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We visited the house and gardens yesterday. The home was not open for touring, but we walked the various gardens in about one hour. The gardens were open for free this summer thanks to several large donations. The annual flower garden was lovely, as it is surrounded by perennials gardens. There is a small herb garden that is maintained by... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Absolutely one of the gems of the Mid West. The home has spectacular history. The grounds are like being in Europe. Acres of beautiful gardens, statuary, fountains, and ponds. There is even an authentic Japanese garden. For the adventurous there are trails. Once we brought the kids, dog and had a lovely picnic. There is always something new to see... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is the Booth family former residence on the grounds of Cranbrook which contains private schools, science and art museums. The Cranbrook House is available to rent for charitable and professional group events with food and beverage service.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife and I went there and it was okay. It was more for a women taste than a mans. The flowers look pretty.

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Greenacres, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Cranbrook House is part of a whole: Art Museum, Church, Saarinen House, Science Museum, schools and this house built for the Booth family comprise Cranbrook.

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