Quiet, secluded 10-acre homestead

Image for quiet privacy on a 10 acre homestead is of a ranch home with light brown siding, a bay window, two car garage, paved driveway and landscaping with mature hardwoods behind the house and off to the sides. Motivated seller offers a homestead in a 10-acre rolling hardwood forest southwest of Traverse City. Find this 3 BR, 3 BA well-maintained, spacious ranch home via a circular drive bordered by a beautiful, irrigated lawn and perennial gardens. The residence features a house-length deck, a patio, an attached 2-car garage plus a detached huge workshop building with loft space.
The main floor of the home includes a bright living room with a natural stone fireplace, vaulted ceiling and skylights, a primary bedroom suite with wood flooring, and an updated bath with a custom-tiled shower and W/D hookups. This level also has a guest bedroom, kitchen with a vaulted ceiling, bay window dining room with a wood floor, and an office.
The walkout lower level includes a finished family room, large bedroom with a walk-in closet, convenient full bath, plus a second laundry and a (large!) storage area.
Multiple updates include the roof and economical indirect hot water. An on-demand generator keeps you ready for any weather. The insulated workshop has running water and radiant in-floor heat ready to connect to your choice of heat source (wood burner or gas). Current internet service is being upgraded to high-speed fiber.
A half-mile of winding walking trails lead you up and down and around the hardwoods for sightings of abundant wildlife, wild berries, spring trillium and other wildflowers, and morel mushrooms. Thousands of state land acres offer further recreation with the nearby Betsie River for fishing and paddling.
It is an easy commute to Traverse City excitement and nightlife or to resort skiing, dining, golfing and spa at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville. This property is north of Thompsonville and south of Turtle Lake for fishing and paddling, horse trails and camping in eastern Benzie County.
Find the approximate room dimensions, asking price and more photos HERE.

Getaway with Betsie River access

Getaway photo shows the front and side of the barndominium, a finished pole building with a covered front porch and green metal roof and a 12-foot side door. There is a clearing around the home and tall pine trees ringing the property.Getaway photo shows the front and side of the barndominium, a finished pole building with a covered front porch and green metal roof and a 12-foot side door. There is a clearing around the home and tall pine trees ringing the property.Getaway photo shows the front and side of the barndominium, a finished pole building with a covered front porch and green metal roof and a 12-foot side door. There is a clearing around the home and tall pine trees ringing the property.
PENDING SALE! Like to kayak and fish? Get ready to get away to this fun and spacious barndominium with shared access to the Betsie River within walking distance. The lot is 1.35 acres, enough room to build your dream home in this quiet, country location. The 50 ft. x 40 ft. building is pole construction. Uses for this space are endless. It is fully insulated and has a forced-air furnace. Inside, you’ll find a kitchen, laundry, updated bathroom and shower, lots of built-in storage and a large, cedar-lined, walk-in closet for the hunting clothes. An efficient, on-demand water heater saves energy. Three 12-foot doors with electric openers provide pull-through access for bigger toys and two service doors offer egress for the residents. A new metal roof was installed in 2018. Enjoy warm evenings lounging on the long, covered porch. Invite your camping guests — there’s also a concrete RV pad with power, sewer, gas, water & cable. There’s an additional public access and also state land on Long Road. It’s conveniently close to Crystal Mountain for resort skiing, golfing, dining plus art park hiking, birding and concerts. Offered for sale at $229,900. More photos HERE

Beulah home on 5 acres

Image for Beulah home on 5 acres shows the home and pole barn from above with a view of lakes in the distance. A driveway separates the two buildings and the mature trees are leafless this time of year.              Image for Beulah home on 5 acres is of the snazzy kitchen with an island that has chairs on two sides, open shelves above wooden counters with white cupboards below. A stainless fridge, two windows, overhead lighting and laminate flooring.

Hilltop views between Honor and Beulah. Three bedroom home offers 2,300 square feet and a 40×26 pole barn on 5 acres, which includes a second lot with elevated lake views. Landscaping with stone borders on flowerbeds, mature trees and a fenced garden area with a potting/storage space in the shed.  The home’s raised deck offers seasonal views of hills and a peek of water in the distance. Step inside to a large mudroom with storage in the bench seating and a spacious cedar closet. Bright interior spaces and easy-care laminate flooring are found throughout the house. The great room encompasses the living room, dining area and kitchen with island seating, updated stainless appliances, wood counters and built-ins. The main floor also includes the primary bedroom, laundry area and a bath. The finished lower level offers a family room with a woodstove, an office area, two more bedrooms and a bath with a walk-in, tiled shower and a soaking tub. A door on this level leads to the outdoors. Cable TV/internet and a whole-house generator keep you plugged in. The pole barn features an 11-foot ceiling, a woodstove for heat and an extra wide garage door in front and a tall garage door on the side for your big toys. A fenced garden area is irrigated and already includes berry bushes and fruit trees. The extra lot is great for hanging out and admiring the view — or build your workshop/studio here and be inspired by the panorama. Near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and village amenities in Honor and Beulah. A short drive to skiing, golfing and Lake Michigan beaches. More photos and details HERE

Acreage in bird hunting area

5 ACRES northeast of Thompsonville in Benzie County and along the Benzie-Manistee snowmobile trail which runs north to the Leelanau County line and south to Brethren in Manistee County. Recreational parcel has been used for deer hunting and is in a designated bird hunting area.  Acreage includes mixed hardwoods and cedars, and owner says there’s an artesian well in the NW corner. Fix up the rustic older small cabin needing your TLC for an awesome camping cabin.  This acreage parcel is next to STATE LAND and near Benzie  County’s wild and scenic BETSIE RIVER for kayaking and fishing and Little Betsie River for trout fishing. Close to Crystal Mountain resort’s ski hill, golf course, restaurants and award-winning spa. Thompsonville village amenities include a restaurant/bar with a great burger and the BEST RIBS around, a party store, a library, a post office and the town hall. Meet at the Betsie Valley trailhead in the village for hiking and bicycling to Benzie County’s quaint waterfront towns of Beulah, Elberta and Frankfort. $35,900. More information and photos HERE

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