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The Ely House in Northern Michigan

Family-friendly Pellston vacation home with kitchen and patio

  • Free WiFi

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Pellston, MI, United States of America
  • Our family truly enjoyed the Ely house. Everything about the house was perfect and James…

    Jan 3, 2021

  • This beautiful home and property provided a peaceful sanctuary from the crazy hustle and…

    Jun 18, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • 8 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • In a rural location
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • Douglas Lake - 7.5 mi / 12 km
  • Hidden River Golf and Casting Club - 9.4 mi / 15.1 km
  • Nub's Nob Ski Area - 10.2 mi / 16.4 km
  • Chestnut Valley Golf Club - 10.7 mi / 17.2 km
  • Boyne Highlands Resort - 11.3 mi / 18.3 km
  • Wilderness State Park - 11.4 mi / 18.4 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

2 Queen Beds

Bedroom 3

1 King Bed

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About this home

Take a step back in time at the historic Ely House - a 100 year old farmhouse on a quiet 200 acres.

The Ely house was the original postmaster boarding house in what was once the town of Ely. Of that town, only the Ely house remains.

From the front porch you can almost see the train that use to drive through and the horses still saddled out front. Railroad spikes and old coins are a common find here.

You will enjoy its convenient location between Colonial Michilimackinac and Harbor Springs.

Flowing through the middle of the farm is Cold Creek. It connects to the Maple River offering superb brown trout fishing.

Old Elm trees provide an ideal habitat for our abundant Bald Eagle population which can be spotted year round. And there's always lots of cows grazing in the pastures.

The Ely house has a flowing well with pristine artesian drinking or bathing water from every faucet.

The house is heated and cooled geothermally. Geothermal heat provides a radiant warmth in the winter and a crisp cool in the summer. You might also like keeping the windows open to have that sweet summer air sweeping through the house.

The public wooded trails by the house will keep you pleasantly occupied. Whether it be a morning walk, a bike trip down a country road, wild berry picking, or a slow day fishing on Ely Bridge Rd.

At the end of the day, a bonfire under the stars while listening to the sound of owls makes for lasting memories.

For those who want to be away from it all but still need to stay connected, we have high speed fiber internet for you.

What’s around


  • Douglas Lake - 7.5 mi / 12 km
  • Hidden River Golf and Casting Club - 9.4 mi / 15.1 km
  • Nub's Nob Ski Area - 10.2 mi / 16.4 km
  • Chestnut Valley Golf Club - 10.7 mi / 17.2 km
  • Boyne Highlands Resort - 11.3 mi / 18.3 km
  • Wilderness State Park - 11.4 mi / 18.4 km
  • Burt Lake - 12.3 mi / 19.7 km
  • Little Traverse Bay Golf Course - 12.7 mi / 20.4 km
  • Tunnel of Trees - 13.3 mi / 21.4 km
  • Lake Michigan - 14 mi / 22.6 km

Getting around

  • Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional) - 12 min drive
  • Mackinac Island, MI (MCD) - 69 min drive
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Pellston, MI, United States of America

The manager


Speaks: English

The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (1750 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Car required
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine
  • Pets allowed


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 2 queen beds
  • Bedroom two - 1 king bed
  • Bedroom three -1 king bed
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower/tub combination and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower/tub combination and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom three - 1 shower/tub combination and 1 toilet
  • Half bathroom - 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Ice maker

Entertainment and recreation

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Books
  • Games
  • Children's books
  • Sledding nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Outlet shopping nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Golf privileges
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Skiing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Ski lift privileges
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Powerboating nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Ski privileges
  • Kayaking nearby


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 8
  • Minimum check-in age: 21

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 5:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

Also known as

  • Ely House Northern Michigan Pellston
  • Ely House Northern Michigan
  • Ely Northern Michigan Pellston
  • Ely Northern Michigan
  • The Ely House in Northern Michigan Pellston
  • The Ely House in Northern Michigan Private vacation home


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Hoppies Landing (4.1 mi), Moose Jaw Junction (5 mi), and Small Town Grill (5.1 mi).
  • Have fun with nearby winter activities like ice skating, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding, and in warmer months enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks, basketball, and birdwatching. The Ely House in Northern Michigan also has a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Farm stay was wonderful

    Great location, short drives to Charlevoix, Mackinaw City for the ferry, and more. The whole family including the dog loved the cow companions. House was well maintained and clean. We enjoyed cool weather and the windows open all day and night. The only down point was the lack of WiFi and not so great data to research our day trips. We can’t be too spontaneous with the young kids so that was difficult. Otherwise a truly great stay, we would definitely come to stay again.

    Other trip, Jul 6, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Cozy weekend getaway

    The house was very clean, comfortable, and made us feel right at home. It was a great weekend getaway for our family. James made sure we had everything we needed and had cookies made for us when we arrived. We could not have asked for a better stay!

    Dawn P., Other trip, Nov 5, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Seclusion and relaxation at The Ely House

    Our party of 6 had a great week-long stay at The Ely House. There was plenty of space and privacy for all of us, and we were pleasantly surprised that each bedroom had a private bathroom (and TV). Except for the occasional cars driving by, the house feels very secluded, and set back from the rode so the kids could run around safely and fly their kites. I enjoyed reading and feeling the breeze on the wrap-around porch, and we took advantage of the fire pit to roast marshmallows. Seeing a family of deer in the front yard was also exciting. The house is about 2.5 hrs from Traverse City (where we flew into) and about 20 minutes to both Petoskey and Mackinac City. This made for easy excusions to both. The house is very clean with all the basic amenities, and James was very responsive the few times I had a question during our stay. I'd highly recommend this property.

    Teresa C., Other trip, Aug 10, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    May 2019

    The home is very clean and provided everything we needed for a family weekend. It was quiet, comfortable and the surrounding property is lovely.

    Jan R., Other trip, May 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Family re-union at Pellston

    This property had everything that one would expect from a vacation rental and then some. We loved every minute of our stay here. The location, the ambience, and the incredible access to the airport (less than 5 minutes) were all appreciated.

    Shiva I., Other trip, Aug 4, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great ski vacation for my family

    We loved this house! The minute we arrived and I stepped on the porch I felt at home. It was so welcoming and felt like my Grandparents house when I was a kid. The convenience of having 3 bedrooms and all bedrooms having full bathrooms, and extra half bath on the main level was the best ever. My grandchildren loved it as well. They had plenty of floor space to play with their cars and board games. The dinning table was a little snug for all of us to sit and have a meal if there was a leaf for the table we didn't find it and it was so late when we returned from the Boyne Highlands from skiing I didn't want to call James and bother him we managed just fine. We will definitely be coming back when we have enough snow to ride our snowmobiles and ski again too. I almost don't want to tell you this is a one of a kind gem for fear it will be booked when we want to come back. My only suggestion is a TV in the main floor bedroom, it was nice that the other two bedrooms had a TV. The mud room was awesome to have so all our snow boots and coats were all in one place and not placed in different locations. I am sure the wrap around porch is awesome during the other seasons of the year to enjoy. All my adult kids and grandchildren felt very comfortable and even my granddaughter who said she didn't like history began to read a book from the library book shelves about history. My son was on the other couch reading one of the bibles that was available as well. James had firewood available for us, we had a fire outside and while the kids played in the big pile of snow. I couldn't tell you how long its been that I sat and put a puzzle together with my son and daughter who are grown and have children of their own. That was very special to me, because when we are home everyone is so busy going and coming there never seems be time. Here there is nothing but time. At night you can rest and not hear a peep. No cars, sirens of any kind. The beds are very comfortable and the bedding is of fine hotel grade. Thank You James and to your family for having this home available to rent and share with us.

    Denita G., Other trip, Jan 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Weekend getaway at Ely House

    We had a great time!

    Reetuparna D., Other trip, Sep 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome home.

    This place was perfect for my wife, our three adult children and me. Beautifully restored farmhouse. We had the added bonus of fresh snow on New Years eve.

    Robert S., Other trip, Jan 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Absolutely loved it! Would stay again.

    Beautiful area! Home was plenty big for our family of 6.

    spring g., Other trip, Oct 19, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely stay in the lilacs

    We really enjoyed our time at Ely house. If I had one suggestion it would be to get some mattress toppers for the queen beds upstairs. Also if there is anyway to get wifi that would also be amazing. But we loved the house, the quiet and the lilacs. I will definitely recommend this house to friends and family traveling to Northern Michigan.

    Sean C., Other trip, Jun 12, 2019

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