Family-Friendly Farmhouse - Near Lake & Ski Areas!

Harbor SpringsMIUS
Sleeps 84 BR2 BA


Located on the famous Tunnel of Trees, the historic ‘Potato House’ on Brek-n-Ridge Farm sits just 3 miles from town and near ski areas. Enjoy Up North living at this 4-bed, 2-bath vacation rental, complete with unique accents and an outdoor space with dining, a fire pit, a 6-person chair lift and horses. Take a day trip to Mackinac Island - just 35 miles to the nearest ferry - or head to Harbor Springs for summertime fun like boating and other lake activities along Pure Michigan’s shoreline.


  • Kitchen
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Essentials
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Central Heating
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Washer
  • Pets Allowed


Location Details

SUMMER ATTRACTIONS: Bear River Valley Whitewater Park (13.2 miles), Zorn Park Beach (3.3 miles), Harbor Springs Municipal Marina (3.2 miles), Thorne Swift Nature Preserve (1.2 miles), Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (107.0 miles)

WINTER ATTRACTIONS: Boyne Highlands Resort (8.8 miles), Nubs Nob Ski Resort (9.8 miles), Boyne Mountain Ski Resort (29.9 miles),Little Traverse Conservancy (8.4 miles), Moose Jaw Trail (12.5 miles)

DAY TRIPS: Mackinac Island (38.0 miles), Traverse City (79.5 miles)

AIRPORT: Cherry Capital Airport (77.8 miles) | Pellston Regional Airport (22.1 miles)


25 reviews
  • Potato House


    It’s a difficult property for older people because of the stairs. It is bucolic setting with horses grazing. Charming decor.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published August 24, 2022
  • Easy as a Sunday morning


    Our vacation to the Harbor Springs area was a perfect mix of sight seeing and relaxation. The "relaxation" was in abundance at The Potato House. We could adventure during the day then come "home" to a beautiful place on gorgeous property with ammenties to fit our needs. The horses nearby added to the calm and wonder for our daughters. I have 3 "girls" with 2 on the autism spectrum and I would find them engaging with the horses. Once home, I was told the horses were already missed.Such a unique and wonderful experience!Thank you,Sharyn Ficyk

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Sharyn F.
    Published July 20, 2022
  • Relaxing, beautiful and close to everything


    This is the second time we stayed at the Potato House. We plan on returning again next year!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Anthony P.
    Published July 15, 2022
  • Perfect choice


    This was our first experience renting a home and using Evolve as the agency.

    I must say we made the perfect choice!

    Our stay at the Potato House was just what our family needed to get away. The home has been renovated from an actual antique barn used to store potatoes used to make chips. This made the stay additionally special.

    The home is in a picturesque setting with a working horse farm onsite. The home’s exterior is beautiful with plenty of room to walk around or lounge outside by a wonderful fire pit. There are also two ski chairs that have been converted into a place to lounge and our grandchildren loved sitting on them pretending they were skiing. As an additional bonus we saw two baby raccoons in a tree near the front porch!

    Entering into the home you are greeted by an array of interior designs from around the world. There’s something special in every area to admire.

    The kitchen had every item we needed plus additional items for our in home meals we prepared.

    The home was immaculately clean and had all the supplies to make us feel at home.

    We have stayed many places over the years and left saying this may be one of the top places we have stayed. Between the home and all the activities that were within a short drive. We hope to return, and enjoy a different season such as the autumn.

    A few must sees while visiting include;

    1. Pond Hill

    2. Thorn Wild Nature Preserve

    3. Tunnel of trees

    4. Down town Harbor Springs

    5. Zorn Beach

    6. Downtown Boyne City

    7. Downtown Charlevoix

    Just to name a few…

    All within a comfortable drive to return back to the home and relax.

    They had cable tv but our family enjoyed the time away from the media and internet.

    The owners contacted us prior to arriving and during our stay to ensure we had everything we needed.

    If you are looking for something offering both unique and first class look no further…

    Published July 12, 2022
  • A few days of perfection!


    Thank YOU for making available a perfect home for our "Christmas in June" third annual family tradition. We loved the unique and special setting in a wonderful area of Northern Michigan! It was a joy to periodically see the beautiful horses pasturing when we went outside. The home was welcoming, cozy, relaxing and spacious. And thank YOU, too for the table arrangement that greeted us. What a wonderful way to enjoy our first - and every meal - together! On behalf of three of us family members who love to cook, thank you, too, for having all those special gadgets available. No need to bring a cheese grater from home. (smile) We were warmly greeted just days before our planned stay originally, and two years later after rescheduling. Speaking of, thank YOU for providing the ability to reschedule and thank YOU for the extra cleaning measures you have put in place to keep guests healthy. To the reader who may be looking for a wonderful getaway, you will not be disappointed with the Potato House!

    Published June 6, 2022
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$433 Avg. / night
Property ID: 430974
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