The Good Farm: Farmhouse + BarnBnB on 44 acres!

  • Welcome to the Good Farm and BarnBnb!
    Welcome to the Good Farm and BarnBnb!
  • Aerial shot of The Good Farm and BarnBnb
    Aerial shot of The Good Farm and BarnBnb
  • Aerial shot of The Good Farm
    Aerial shot of The Good Farm
  • Welcome to the Good Farm!
    Welcome to the Good Farm!
  • BarnBnB: Welcome to the BarnBnB! Your door (to the right) is beside doors to our antique shop. Note that the apartment is its own space entirely, but shares a wall with the by-appointment-only store.
    BarnBnB: Welcome to the BarnBnB! Your door (to the right) is beside doors to our antique shop. Note that the apartment is its own space entirely, but shares a wall with the by-appointment-only store.
  • BarnBnB: Welcome! Enjoy high ceilings, a large living area, and smart TV with your group. (Note: This is the only TV between the two dwellings. The Farmhouse is TV-less!)
    BarnBnB: Welcome! Enjoy high ceilings, a large living area, and smart TV with your group. (Note: This is the only TV between the two dwellings. The Farmhouse is TV-less!)
  • BarnBnB: Enjoy a large, clean kitchen with all the cooking essentials you might need! Dining seating for six.
    BarnBnB: Enjoy a large, clean kitchen with all the cooking essentials you might need! Dining seating for six.
  • BarnBnB: Relax and unwind, travelers!
    BarnBnB: Relax and unwind, travelers!
  • BarnBnB Bedroom #1: Queen room on main floor
    BarnBnB Bedroom #1: Queen room on main floor
  • BarnBnB Pull out couch below lofted 2nd bedroom.
    BarnBnB Pull out couch below lofted 2nd bedroom.
  • BarnBnB: Bedroom #2 is lofted above Bedroom #1 and has twin beds. ***PLEASE NOTE: Low ceilings (5'4") and guardrails are both large components of this area; children should not be left unsupervised.***
    BarnBnB: Bedroom #2 is lofted above Bedroom #1 and has twin beds. ***PLEASE NOTE: Low ceilings (5'4") and guardrails are both large components of this area; children should not be left unsupervised.***
  • BarnBnB: Full size bathroom attached to kitchen; towels, rags, soap, shampoo, conditioner, and toilet paper are provided. The bathroom has a full bathtub and double vanity.
    BarnBnB: Full size bathroom attached to kitchen; towels, rags, soap, shampoo, conditioner, and toilet paper are provided. The bathroom has a full bathtub and double vanity.
  • BarnBnB: Perk up at the coffee bar.
    BarnBnB: Perk up at the coffee bar.
  • BarnBnB: Enjoy farm fresh eggs from our feathered friends! A smart home devices helps guests gauge weather, where to find the best local restaurants, and plays music.
    BarnBnB: Enjoy farm fresh eggs from our feathered friends! A smart home devices helps guests gauge weather, where to find the best local restaurants, and plays music.
  • BarnBnB: A separate firepit is provided for the apartment. Guests are welcome to move the chairs/firepits together from the Farmhouse and BarnBnB for a communal group outing.
    BarnBnB: A separate firepit is provided for the apartment. Guests are welcome to move the chairs/firepits together from the Farmhouse and BarnBnB for a communal group outing.
  • Gym (in red barn)
    Gym (in red barn)
  • Gym (in red barn)
    Gym (in red barn)
  • Gym (in red barn)
    Gym (in red barn)
  • Extra Gym Bathroom (in red barn)
    Extra Gym Bathroom (in red barn)
  • Aerial shot of The Good Farm
    Aerial shot of The Good Farm
  • Aerial shot of The Good Farm
    Aerial shot of The Good Farm
  • A few of our feathered friends
    A few of our feathered friends
  • Aerial shot of The Good Farm
    Aerial shot of The Good Farm
  • Aerial shot of The Good Farm
    Aerial shot of The Good Farm
  • Aerial shot of The Good Farm
    Aerial shot of The Good Farm
  • Aerial shot of The Good Farm
    Aerial shot of The Good Farm
  • Aerial shot of The Good Farm
    Aerial shot of The Good Farm
  • Aerial shot of The Good Farm
    Aerial shot of The Good Farm
  • Welcome to the Good Farm - Farmhouse!
    Welcome to the Good Farm - Farmhouse!
  • An old farm swingset and sandbox are available to kids
    An old farm swingset and sandbox are available to kids
  • Backyard firepit
    Backyard firepit
  • Large parking lot accommodates up to one car per guest
    Large parking lot accommodates up to one car per guest
  • Enjoy a fire in the family room
    Enjoy a fire in the family room
  • Family Room (No TV - Pretend it_s the 90s!)
    Family Room (No TV - Pretend it_s the 90s!)
  • Bathroom beside kitchen
    Bathroom beside kitchen
  • Primary suite with California King bed (sleeps two) with views of the garden and pond
    Primary suite with California King bed (sleeps two) with views of the garden and pond
  • Primary suite with California King bed
    Primary suite with California King bed
  • Primary Suite attached bath with dual rain shower heads
    Primary Suite attached bath with dual rain shower heads
  • View from the Primary Suite porch
    View from the Primary Suite porch
  • Covered porch off of Master Suite with views of bean field and pond
    Covered porch off of Master Suite with views of bean field and pond
  • Fully stocked kitchen, complete with any items you'd need to cook a meal.
    Fully stocked kitchen, complete with any items you'd need to cook a meal.
  • Farm Fresh eggs provided by our hens!
    Farm Fresh eggs provided by our hens!
  • Fully stocked kitchen, complete with any items you'd need to cook a meal.
    Fully stocked kitchen, complete with any items you'd need to cook a meal.
  • Fully stocked kitchen, complete with any items you'd need to cook a meal.
    Fully stocked kitchen, complete with any items you'd need to cook a meal.
  • Kitchen table (seats 6)
    Kitchen table (seats 6)
  • Kitchen table (seats 6)
    Kitchen table (seats 6)
  • Office with dual monitors_ just bring your laptop to plug in.
    Office with dual monitors_ just bring your laptop to plug in.
  • Upstairs Bedroom with crib and antique full sized bed
    Upstairs Bedroom with crib and antique full sized bed
  • Upstairs Bedroom with crib and antique full sized bed
    Upstairs Bedroom with crib and antique full sized bed
  • Upstairs bathroom with full tub (shared between two upstairs bedrooms.)
    Upstairs bathroom with full tub (shared between two upstairs bedrooms.)
  • Upstairs bedroom with two queen beds (sleeps four)
    Upstairs bedroom with two queen beds (sleeps four)
  • Upstairs bedroom with two queen beds (sleeps four)
    Upstairs bedroom with two queen beds (sleeps four)
  • Cozy Basement with a Smart TV and toys for kids to enjoy
    Cozy Basement with a Smart TV and toys for kids to enjoy
  • Cozy Basement with Floor Mattress (Queen) and full sized futon
    Cozy Basement with Floor Mattress (Queen) and full sized futon
  • Guests are welcome to pick fruit (berries, apples, peaches) from bushes and trees on the property!
    Guests are welcome to pick fruit (berries, apples, peaches) from bushes and trees on the property!
  • The chicken coop
    The chicken coop
  • The old barn!
    The old barn!
  • The old barn!
    The old barn!
  • The old barn!
    The old barn!
  • The old barn!
    The old barn!
  • Antique Shop (in red barn). Just let us know if you'd like to stop in!
    Antique Shop (in red barn). Just let us know if you'd like to stop in!
  • Antique Shop (in red barn). Just let us know if you'd like to stop in!
    Antique Shop (in red barn). Just let us know if you'd like to stop in!
  • What our guests have shared about their experience.
    What our guests have shared about their experience.
$795-2,127/night
5 Bedrooms • 5 Baths • Sleeps 10-17
Internet Fireplace Beach (more...)

Two separate dwellings on the same property. The farmhouse (sleeps 11) and BarnBnB (sleeps 6) is located on 44 acres of picturesque property, only 15 minutes from Lake Michigan. You'll be near Dunes National Park, tree-lined hiking/biking trails, wineries, cafes, outlet malls, & antique shops. Roast s'mores in the firepit, watch chickens free-range through the yard, or grab a bite to eat downtown.

GUEST ACCESS
Guests will have full access to the home, access to an exterior workout gym, and the surrounding 44 acres.

***Please note that we do have honey beehives on the property. While the bees are located away from lodging—at the back of the property—and their presence isn’t intrusive (you likely will not notice them), guests should not go close to the hives. Those with allergies should bring their own EpiPen, and children must always be accompanied outside as not to disturb the bees/other farm animals.

To avoid any confusion, potential guests should thoroughly read ALL information below before requesting to book. (We promise that the info below will better prepare you for your trip and answer 99% of your questions!)

The Farmhouse was built in 1853 (fully updated in 2021) and sits on the northeast corner of 44 acres. The BarnBnB was renovated in 2022 and sits about 100 yards to the south of the Farmhouse.

We tend to be “hands-off” hosts, note that we will also be next door during your stay. We will swing by to do our daily farm chores. In addition, we run an antique store out of one of the back buildings, and is “shop by appointment” only.

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS:
The home is just under 2000 square feet and sleeps up to 11 people in the following areas:
-Master Bedroom on main floor: 2 people (California King bed: Zinus green tea mattress. Ceiling fan.)
-Guest Bedroom on top floor: 4 people (Two queen beds: Zinus green tea mattresses. Oscillating fan.)
-Guest Bedroom on top floor: 1 baby and 1-2 people (Crib with organic Amish-made mattress, antique half bed.)
-Finished basement: 1 people (queen size floor mattress)
-Living room on main floor: 2 people (Queen size sofa bed)

Note: For those concerned about skin sensitivity and/or allergies, we wash all linens/towels in gentle baby (Puracy) detergent. Extra blankets and quilts are available in the storage trunk coffee table (in the living room), as well as in the basement closet.

The BarnBnB (pole barn apartment) is approximately 850 square feet and sleeps up to 6 people:
-Master Bedroom: 2 people (Queen bed, Ceiling fan.)
-Guest loft with low ceiling: 2 people (Two twin beds) Note: The ceiling in the loft is low.
-Pull out couch in living area: 2 people (Full bed.) Extra blankets are available in the storage trunk coffee table (in the living room).

*BATHROOMS:
In the Farmhouse, there are three full bathrooms.
In the BarnBnB, there is one large full bathroom. There is another bathroom not in the apartment across from the gym that can be used.

--Tankless water heaters.
--Bathrooms are equipped with towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap, and a hair dryer.

*KITCHENS:
The Farmhouse kitchen and the BarnBNB include a large sink, quartz counter tops, a large peninsula with barstool seating for 3 (Farmhouse only), a kitchen table and 6 chairs, fridge and freezer, gas stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, and blender.

In both the Farmhouse and BarnBnB, dishware is available, and you are welcome to use any of our spices and/or cooking oils.

*DESKS/WORK AREAS:
In the Farmhouse, an office nook is available for work. In the BarnBnB there is a small desk. WiFi is provided. Guests need to bring their own computer.

*GYM:
The gym is in the red pole barn. This is a shared space
Equipment included: exercise bike, treadmill, elliptical, full body pulley machine, pec deck machine, bench press, weights, yoga mats, resistance bands and a small trampoline
There is a SMART TV in the gym. All items are use at your own risk; kids must be accompanied by an adult and are not permitted to use gym equipment. We do have monthly cleanings of the gym but ask that you clean any individual equipment after each use. (Spray and rags provided.)

*TECHNOLOGY:
Farmhouse: When we moved in, we purposefully didn’t hook up TVs. Our lives have been much fuller being outside. In true farm fashion, there’s too much to be done. We always hope that our guests will use their time here to disconnect and recharge, but we also love a good movie. ;) For those who do wish to watch TV, there is one hooked up in the basement living area with a large, comfortable couch. Simply login to your streaming service (Hulu, Netflix, etc.) to watch.

BarnBnB: A large screen smart TV is provided and you can log into one of your own subscription accounts.

In both the Farmhouse and BarnBnB:
--Central Heat and AC are controlled by you through Nest thermostats.
--Smart Home Devices are also provided with instructions on how to use them. The devices can play music, find local attractions, check the weather, etc.

*WASHER/DRYER:
Farmhouse: A washer/dryer is available for your use in the basement, and in the BarnBnB they are located beside the gym.

PARKING:
The gravel driveway can fit up to one car per guest.

*OUTDOOR AREAS:
Farmhouse: there are three covered porches. We also have two outdoor iron patio tables, copper fire pit, and 10 plastic Adirondack chairs. Firewood is provided behind the pole barn. There is a back porch swing and the front porch has a rocking chair and wooden bench.

BarnBnB: There is a covered porch behind the apartment. We have an outdoor iron patio table, fire pit, and 6 plastic Adirondack chairs. Firewood is located behind the apartment.

For both: There is an open grassy hayfield surrounded by overgrown wooded trails and a river (Salt Creek) that cuts through the very back corner of the property. The river isn’t easy to access, guests who are willing to brave the journey to get to the river are welcome to bring their own fishing equipment. There is also a 100+-year-old restored barn in the backyard. If you’d like us to set up an antique table/chairs and/or decor for a dinner, we’d be happy to do so for an extra charge.

*EXTRAS:
-Laundry soap and dryer sheets
-Dish soap
-Paper Towel
-Toilet Paper
-Garbage bags and cleaning supplies
-Bath and beach towels
-A beach bag, beach blanket, and mini cooler
-Coffee/tea and sweetener/honey
*Additional items available for your use:
-Nearly anything you would find in a standard kitchen (Ex: pots and pans, dishware, blender, serving bowls, etc.)
-Guests are welcome to use our spices and cooking oils as well.
-Kids toys (located in the Farmhouse basement). This includes a Pickler triangle, which should only be used by children under 45lbs. Kids should be closely monitored on the triangle.
-A simple vintage swing set with two swings. (Again, please monitor children and exercise caution. All items are use at your own risk.)

***Smoking is NOT allowed inside or around the property. If there is any evidence smoking occurred inside or within 50 feet of the property (smoke smell, ashes, paraphernalia, etc) there will be an additional $300 cleaning charge and/or loss of security deposit if one was collected.
*SOUNDS:
You may hear a lot of sounds on the farm, we provide sound makers in case the noises are bothersome.

*SAFETY NOTES:
Farmhouse:
1. This home is NOT baby-proofed. (We do not have outlet blockers, no furniture is strapped to walls, stairs do not have gates, there are no safety locks on cabinets, etc.) Upstairs windows have extra locks as precautions, but are low to the ground where curious kids could easily get out. Children must be accompanied by adults at all times, and guests are responsible for the safety of their children.
2. The stairs are VERY steep , and the ceilings are low in the stairway thresholds. Taller guests will need to be mindful of their head as they walk up and down stairs, so as not to hit their head on the beams of the thresholds. Guests must climb outdoor steps to get into the house as well—Those who are not able bodied will NOT be able to easily navigate the home; although the house was fully updated in 2021, the age of the house does not render it handicap equipped. We only recommend booking this home if everyone in your group is able-bodied, as the steep stairs will be difficult for those who are not.
3. The oven is a retro style oven, meaning the outside oven door does get hot. Our kids have touched it while it’s “on” and have not been burned (it has not been hot enough to burn someone unless they were to press their hand on it for longer than a few seconds), but it is important to be mindful while cooking with little ones.

*BarnBnB:
1. The apartment is NOT baby-proofed. (We do not have outlet blockers, no furniture is strapped to walls, stairs do not have gates, there are no safety locks on cabinets, etc.) As mentioned above, the loft area has a low ceiling, as well as a gap between the railing and the ceiling (see photos). Children must be accompanied by adults at all times so that they don’t climb the railing; guests are responsible for the safety of their children.
2. The stairs to the lofted area are steep and taller guests will need to be mindful of their head in the lofted area, so as not to hit their head on the ceiling. Those who are not able bodied would not be able to easily navigate the loft.

*OTHER SAFETY NOTES:
--Please check yourself for ticks if you hike the property.
--Our chickens are friendly, and interacting with them is done at your own risk.

*ADDITIONAL INFO:
While we do rent other homes that are designated for guest use only, this farm is our personal home. We are only interested in renting it out about once a month (at most), and we are only interested in renting to the most respectful guests. We do not have wiggle room on pricing, minimum stay requirements, or on the items below. While we welcome guests of all backgrounds, we will only be accepting booking requests from:

--Users who are "verified" and who already have multiple positive reviews from other hosts.
--Renters that are above the age of 25.
--Renters who are not bringing pets.
--A maximum of 16 guests per reservation. Extra guests are not allowed.
—We are firm on these rules. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
-- Due to our free-ranging animals (chickens, peacocks, cats) on the farm, as well as for the health of our own family, we do not accept animals of any kind in this property. The HVAC system in the BarnBnB is also shared with the gym, antique shop, as well as a recording studio office. If you require a service animal to travel, please check out our "Historic Charmer" stand alone listing, where we will gladly host your animal without potentially disrupting the experience of our animals, other guests, or our kids with allergies. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to hosting you in a more comfortable setting! :)

*CHECK-IN INFO:
--Guests who book will receive detailed check-in instructions on the morning of their scheduled arrival. All of this will be communicated through VRBO messenger. We will meet you at the farm to show you around as you check in.
--A manual with our favorite local attractions will be provided. Please let us know if you’d like this in advance. We have tons of recommendations and love to support the best local businesses.
--Please note that Valparaiso is on Central Standard Time (CST), the same as Chicago. Check-in is between 4 and 7 p.m.; check-out is at 10 a.m. (unless other arrangements have been made with us).
--Our cancellation policy is strict. That being said, if you do need to cancel your reservation and we are able to re-book your days with another guest, we will gladly refund you for the amount that we’re able to recoup by new guests. (Some site charge service fees that we’re not responsible for—which will be their discretion to refund you.)


Cancellation Policy: No refund will be issued for any reason.

Valparaiso, Indiana

Property Type Farmstay
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In Smart lock
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 17
  • Not suitable for children
  • Not suitable for infants
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
Setting & View
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
General
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Fitness Room/Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Portable Fans
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Dining
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms 5 Baths
  • Farmhouse Bathroom Master – Shower, Toilet
  • Farmhouse Bathroom 1st floor – Shower, Toilet
  • Farmhouse Bathroom 2nd floor – Shower, Toilet
  • BarnBnb – Shower, Toilet
  • Bathroom next to the gym – Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 5 Bedrooms, sleeps 10-17
  • Barnbnb living room – 1 Sleeper Sofa/Futon
  • Farmhouse living room – 1 Sleeper Sofa/Futon
  • Farmhouse Master – 1 California King bed
  • Farmhouse Baby Room – 1 Queen bed, 1 Crib
  • Bedroom – Farmhouse – 2 Queen beds
  • BarnBnb Bedroom – 1 Queen bed
  • BarnBnbn Loft – 2 Twin beds
  • Finished Basement – 1 Floor Mattress
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Games/Board Games
  • Gym
  • Sound System
Family
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Children's Books & Toys
Outdoor
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Beach Essentials
  • Private Yard
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Other
  • Luggage Dropoff Allowed
Attractions
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Cleaning Products
Expectations
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
  • Pets Live at Property
  • Cameras/Surveillance
  • Dangerous Animals