Set on 170 acres of woods, marshes, prairies and environmentally friendly condos, Tryon Farm Guest House is a charming homage to a slower-paced time. Claudia Giese as Innkeeper/owner has modernized with comfort in mind, and renovated with history and quaintness in mind. There are goats to pet and chickens and roosters to wake you, if you allow such a simple alarm to coax you out of the comfy bed and off the squishy pillows.
The Guest House is only 2 miles from Lake Michigan and only a few minutes from all amenities and shopping, and yet once you pull in the driveway, it is like you are back visiting gramma's and grampa's farm as a child.
Claudia is an extremely interesting and thoughtful hostess. My birthday fell during our visit, and Claudia surprised us with birthday cake decorated with a rose, candles, and balloons as a celebration. It was so sweet and throughtful that it really touched me. Her breakfasts our reknown, and although she has only been in the B&B business for a few years, she has earned The Rose award, which is quite a coup for such a young business.
So, walk the 170 acres, visit the Lighthouse Place Outlet Mall, throw a few bucks away at the Casino, or take a swim in Lake Michigan, but when you come "home" to the peaceful quiet of the Tryon Farm Guest House, you really feel at home.
We will visit again to see those acres during other colorful seasons, and look forward to the morning conversations with Claudia.
Being a little old-fashioned, we don't own a digital camera, and the photos we took are being developed. So, so don't have any photos to post with this review. Visit Hotels.Com, put Michigan City, Indiana in the search box, and you'll find it and great pictures that truly convey the peaceful setting.
Ward and Corkey Schwartz
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