7 Bedroom Award-Winning House And Guest Cottage On 2 Secluded Acres
Linda Jo and Rodney Clough
- english, french, spanish
About Linda Jo and Rodney Clough
Owners Linda Jo and Rodney Clough have been operating Rabbit Run for 11 years. Linda Jo is an interiors designer with clients in Chicago and Southwestern Michigan. Rodney is a retired product designer and former college instructor.
Linda Jo and Rodney Clough purchased this Estate in 2008
Why Linda Jo and Rodney Clough chose Sawyer
We wanted to create a protected property accessible to visitors seeking a natural pristine area of Michigan and who enjoy luxurious accommodations. Originally the Inn and Main House were a 1920's "Michigan cottage" and three car garage. The Main House was renovated and a master bedroom was added in 2003. The 3 car garage was razed and the Inn was built in 2003 on its footprint. Over 30 evergreens have been added to the landscape surrounding the Inn and Main House, as well as a 1/2 acre pond was excavated. "Rabbit Run" is certified as a natural habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.
What makes this Estate unique
Located within easy travel time to the Lake and area vineyards, Rabbit Run is uniquely situated for a short getaway or extended week visit. Our guests have shared reviews about the luxurious furnishings, the tranquil setting and convenient location (1 1/2 hours from Chicago). Our amenities and decor have been featured in regional shelter magazines including Midwest Living and Chicago Home and Garden.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Must follow event guidelines.
On property grounds only.
Dogs (2) allowed only in Main House. No cats.
Family friendly. Minutes from state beach.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Full refund of deposit with cancellation BEFORE 60 days prior to date of checkin. No exceptions apply. We recommend traveler's cancellation insurance.
Park in alotted areas (up to 8 cars) or on property. Campers and trailers require owner approval.
Consult on-site notebook for additional information about property amenities, rules and policies
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great Property for Group Gathering
A group of 14 of us used this property for the weekend. There is plenty of room to hang out as a large group, but also plenty of privacy when splitting off to your own rooms. We were able to fit all 14 of us in the dining room for a nice dinner as well.
Great spot for a big family get-together!
Rabbit Run was perfect for our family gathering. The communal space was big and comfortable for us to hang out and have meals and the bedroom/bathroom layout gave each couple/family plenty of privacy. The property was very tranquil , easy access to Warren Dunes for hikes, and a lot of wildlife spottings on the property itself (muskrats, wild turkeys, fish, frogs, hawks, and deer!)
Nice place for big groups
Had a great stay at Rabbit Run. We really loved the open concept of the main house and the availability of options for gathering and sitting. The inn had all the amenities we needed for cooking. There were a few spots in the house that could've been cleaner but all in all we enjoyed our stay and would return. Thanks Linda Jo and Rodney!
We had 14 people between the ages of 2 and 84 staying over, and we all had a great time. The common areas were perfect, we had fun feeding the fish and watching the wildlife, and the water pressure was great. It is a little older and has its quirks, like getting the trick to locking the porch doors, but Rodney and Linda Jo were great at communicating any issues ahead of time. Some of the older folks may have trouble on the gravel. A perfect weekend!
We booked this property to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday. It is absolutely beautiful and was perfect for our group, which included several children. The property is very accommodating for a large group, as there is a sizable main house and then 4 individual guest rooms with their own bathrooms. It was so comfortable and is very well-maintained. It is also conveniently located, but very private. I would love to return again!
Great Space for both together and private spaces
This was a great place for us the kitchen, dinning, family room and sun room were great spaces for gather the bed rooms provided great space for alone time
Located within ten minute drive to 3 state parks, 2 located on Lake Michigan; 3 local parks and preserves, additional acres of maintained woodlands and trails. Fifteen minutes to 8 vineyards, tasting rooms and 5 micro-breweries. Located near to villages of Sawyer, New Buffalo, Three Oaks, and St. Joseph (all within 15 minute drive), sites of summertime music and arts festivals.