1870s Charm Meets Modern Amenities in Dowagiac

Dowagiac, Michigan


This whole-house rental is the perfect home base for exploring magical Dowagiac and Michigan’s Sister Lakes region, or simply enjoying a change of scenery with a convenient workcation. Built in 1870, this spacious property is the best of both worlds: old-world grandeur meets today’s conveniences, like fast, reliable wifi.


Located in the heart of Dowagiac, 1870 House is just a short walk from charming Front Street, full of vintage stores, sweet shops, and multiple bars and restaurants. 1870 House features a welcoming sunroom complete with swing, multiple first-floor living areas, and a formal dining room that is as stunning as it is Instagram-worthy! Two of the five bedrooms are located in the Derby Wing, which can be closed off from the rest of the house, and have desks to accommodate remote work or schooling.


Shuffleboard, anyone? The living room features a shuffleboard table and a selection of board games to keep you entertained when you're not watching one of the two smart TVs in the house.


Feel like cooking? Use the full kitchen, stocked with cookware, utensils, and basics, and the grill in the beautiful backyard, which is shared with the coach house's tenant. Don't feel like cooking? We'll share recommendations for the best of the many great options in the area. You'll marvel at 1870 House's unique grandeur and not soon forget your experience.


Your hosts live directly across from 1870 House and are here to make sure your stay is enjoyable. After checking in, we can give you personal recommendations for things to do in the area and share a socially distanced drink or coffee, or we can completely stay out of your hair unless there’s an issue. It’s totally up to you.


1870 House is two hours from Chicago, 40 minutes from Notre Dame, 12 minutes from the Sister Lakes, and a world away from your worries. One of our favorite parts about 1870 House is that it's within walking distance of several great downtown businesses and a quick drive from a variety of outdoor activities, breweries and wineries, and many other unique attractions. Not only is 1870 House an easy drive from several cities, including Chicago, but it's a mere 7-minute walk from the Dowagiac Amtrak stop.

The space
1870 House features a welcoming enclosed side porch complete with swing, multiple first-floor living areas, and a formal dining room that is as stunning as it is Instagram-worthy! Two of the five bedrooms are located in the Derby Wing, which can be closed off from the rest of the house, and have desks to accommodate remote work or schooling. Shuffleboard, anyone? The living room features a shuffleboard table and a selection of board games to keep you entertained when you're not watching one of the two smart TVs in the house.

Feel like cooking? Use the full kitchen, stocked with cookware, utensils, and basics, or the outdoor grill. Don't feel like cooking? We'll share recommendations for the best of the many great options in the area.

You'll marvel at 1870 House's unique grandeur and not soon forget your experience.

Guest access
The entire home is exclusively for the use of our guests. There is a backyard that is shared with our coach house tenant (that is an entirely separate home).


Amenities

SPORTS AND ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

  • Golf
  • Water Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Skiing
  • Ice Skating
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Snowboarding

LOCATION FAMILY HEADPIN

  • Golf Course Front
  • Lake
  • Rural

PDP HEALTH

  • All Towels And Bedding Washed In Hot Water That’s At Least 60ºC/140ºF
  • Check In And Check Out With No Person-to-person Contact
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)
  • Minimum 1-day Vacancy Between Guest Stays
  • Cleaned With Disinfectant

LOCATION TYPE

  • Town

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Boating
  • Water Sports

HEALTH

  • Property Has Guest Safety Measures

LOCAL SERVICES AND BUSINESSES

  • Hospital

HEALTH CLEANING PRACTICE

  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices

ATTRACTIONS

  • Winery Tours

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Entertainment

  • Game Room
  • Smart TV
  • Television

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Family

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Baby Gate
  • Shampoo
  • Paper Towels

Kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Dining Table
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils For Kids
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender
  • Toaster

FLEXCATION

  • Desk Chair
  • Wifi Speed
  • Fenced Yard
  • Free Wifi
  • Desk

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Meal Delivery

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Dining Area

Houses Rules

  • 03:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 10

Note that the backyard, which we don't advertise, is shared space with the carriage house tenant, who has two dogs. Please respect their privacy.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

1 Reviews

    Great getaway in Dowagaic

    5/5 Stayed Mar 22, 2021
    Submitted Mar 27, 2021

    We had an amazing stay at the 1870 House for a short getaway from Chicago. What a hidden gem! The beds were super comfy and there was a well-thought-out working space, which I appreciated because it was a flexcation for me - I still had to get some work done during the day while my husband and two young kids explored the area. The small but very cute downtown Dowagiac area is right there, and the main drag looks like something out of an old movie - so charming! Most importantly for us, the home was spotless. This was our first getaway in a year for obvious reasons and we felt totally comfortable. We will be back!

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