Do us a favor and open the nearest window.
Feel that? The air is crisp. The temps down. The colors multiplying.
It’s time to jump in your hatchback and make for leafier parts.
Destination: Northwest Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula, where you’ll find a quaint little getaway called the Honor & Folly Orchard Farmhouse.
Sound familiar? It’s from the same people who recently opened a design-focused inn in Detroit of the same name. It’s one of the best places to stay in the Motor City, recommended by everyone from the Wall Street Journal to Food & Wine, and trust they’ve brought that same level of comfort to the country.
Think of the Farmhouse as it outdoorsy, laid-back sister, and just as pretty.
Located a five-hour drive away from Chicago in Suttons Bay, the Orchard Farmhouse occupies a century-old country farmhouse on 20 acres of rolling farmland. It’s quiet up here. Vast but quaint. The kind of spot where kicking back in a chunky knit sweater and watch cap is apropos.
Inside: five bedrooms with all kinds of photo-worthy vintage bric-a-brac, with a simple, well-stocked kitchen and a spacious wraparound porch replete with rocking chairs, wicker furniture and a porch swing.
“It’s forever a work-in-progress,” writes owner Megan McEwen on her blog DesignTripper, “but that’s the intention.”
As for timing, you’ll want to plan ahead. Right about now (mid-September) all the way up to mid-October is peak fall foliage for that part of the Midwest. No colors, no problem: this place is beautiful well into the colder months.
Luckily for you, Honor & Folly’s availability calendar is currently is wide open.
Better get in before word gets out.