Tryon Farm Guest House

1400 Tryon Road , Michigan City, IN 46360 USA (Show map)


Tryon Farm Guesthouse is a brick folk victorian farmhouse surrounded by seasonal beauty located one hour east of Chicago. Guests enjoy hiking the property, exploring the quaint outbuildings, and feeding the chickens and goats. The blessings of the rural region include antique shopping, outlet shopping, Notre Dame, Indiana's National Lakeshore, riverboat casino, and great restaurants. Four bedrooms with private baths offer amenities that refresh families or couples.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Tryon Farm Guest House

4.2 on September 06, 2017

Stayed only one night. The breakfast was so good and the innkeeper was very informative, helpful and knowledgeable about the history of the house and surrounding area. We walked a long trail behind the house that was just lovely.

LaPilusa/Eckles Stay from New Albany, Indiana

4.0 on September 05, 2017

Claudia, is such an experienced inn keeper and it shows. She lets her guest set the tone for their stay. If you want to be left alone or if you want to socialize, she gets it! Accommodations are beautiful, inviting and extremely clean. Food was wonderful. We are repeat guest and will continue to be...

A quiet retreat

5 on August 04, 2017

Staying at Claudia's farm was truly a treat; Claudia herself is very warm and welcoming. We had fresh eggs for breakfast--straight from her chicken coop--along with fresh fruits, baked goods (that she had baked herself), and tasty coffee. It was so soothing to wake up in the morning and join Claudia in the kitchen, with the windows open and a fresh breeze, visit the chickens with a mug of coffee in hand while she makes breakfast. Claudia gave us excellent dining suggestions, and we had a really nice time in Michigan City's art district. We also did the 5K trail, and it was truly magical. So many nooks to explore and spot local wildlife, including blue herons and kingfishers at one of the ponds, and lots and lots of butterflies along the grassy areas, including the threatened monarchs. The dragonfly pond was also quite special, and overall if you are a bird watcher and nature enthusiast you'll love exploring the grounds. Do wear bug spray, especially in the forest areas, and bring a pair of binos. If you stop here, be sure to also visit Panini Panini for lunch--their sandwiches are amazing!

Tryon Guest House a True Gem

5 on April 27, 2017

I recently booked a "mommy escape" to Tryon Guest House for a few days. Claudia is really special and made the experience incredible. I had such an amazing experience I ended up staying an extra day. It feels like home in the best possible way, I cannot recommend it highly enough. Thank you so, so much Claudia, and I will absolutely be back (ok, maybe I'll let the family come too!)! Book it, you won't regret it!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you. This kind review offers a reminder that Mother's Day is every day. Then there is Father's Day. There should be a Family Day - can't wait to meet yours.

- Claudia Geise (innkeeper)

Tryon Farm Guest House

5 on April 22, 2017

Claudia, our host, was very welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed the antiques and the comfortable atmosphere of our room. We also enjoyed a quiet walk around the grounds on the walking trail. My husband and I were only there overnight but do plan a return visit when more time can be spent.

Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!

5 on April 11, 2017

My husband and I made a quick trip to Michigan City and stayed at Tryon Farm Guest House. The rooms were very clean, quiet, and had everything we needed. Claudia is an excellent host and cook. Our breakfast was amazing! We would definitely stay here again.

What a beautiful home

4.0 on February 15, 2017

I love the fact that my dog was welcome in the home and allowed to wander the house with us. The breakfasts were absolutely amazing and so healthy. The bed was unbelievably comfortable and the temperature in the room was easy to adjust to our needs. The only complaint I have is that we had numerous crazy looking bugs in our room (Stink bugs I think they're called) that were pretty large in size and fly around and got in my hair a couple times. Otherwise, we both loved our stay and would definitely recommend the Tryon Farm Guest House!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. I'm happy that you and your pet felt welcome, and that you enjoyed your breakfast. I apologize about the couple of stink bugs you found in your room. These 'buggers' are agricultural nuisances who hide behind bricks and window frames in the cold seeking warm places to stay. They don't bite, they do fly, and they are somewhat bigger than the asian beetles that we used to see. I tell all guests how to manage them if they see them, and we have a sign posted explaining more about them. Since we are a large nature preserve we find we can't control all of natures treasures or challenges. When warm weather arrives again, I will have the external house treated as I did in the fall. That should take care of the stink bugs during the summer months, when they are out living on the land. We like that our guests get an opportunity to connect with nature during their vist, and appreciate that it sometimes requires adjustments and understanding.

- Tryon Farm Guest House (innkeeper)

Excellent Escape!

4.6 on October 24, 2016

My wife and I came here for one night of our 1st anniversary weekend. It was awesome. Claudia was so nice and welcoming and her breakfast was truly amazing!: eggs in ham cups, wild rice, fresh pumpkin bread and baked pear. We took a walk to a winery down the road, and it was a great spot to hang. The hiking trails on the inn's property were also a blast. A clearly marked trail through beautiful sun drenched meadows. Also very close to Warren Dunes for great beach hiking and Stop50 for great brick oven pizza. Highly recommend this place!

Peaceful Retreat With A Sincerely Warm & Welcoming Hostess

4.0 on October 24, 2016

Cheryl & Winston

Needed Getaway

3.8 on October 14, 2016

Great place, service and food!

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Rooms & Rates


Whether using your laptop at the antique desk or writing in your vacation journal, the Oak Room is a great room for reading, reflection, and relaxation. The bright decor, private bath, and cozy rocker offer you a unique and quiet home away from home.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen


With an old-fashioned farm feel, this room offers the best view of the farmstead. A queen bed, private half-bath directly across the hall, and use of the full bath on the first floor makes this delightful space a bargain.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Countryside, Oceanfront, Small town


South Bend, IN (SBN-Michiana Regional) 35 miles

Directions to property:

Tryon Farm Guesthouse is located between Hwy US 12 and Interstate 94. Take Interstate 94 to US 35N at EXIT 40B. Proceed on US 35 to Hwy 212. Take Hwy 212 North to the second flashing yellow light for 1 3/4 miles to Tryon Road. Turn left (west) for one mile. Tryon Farm Guest House is on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Complimentary Wireless Internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, picnics, beaches, pet playground, lighthouse, museums, outdoor bathing spa, Shopping

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  • Check In:: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes children under 18 stay free
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes $25.00 additional cleaning charge
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of first nights charges is due at the time of reservation. Final payment is due at check in.
  • Cancellations: A credit card deposit of 50% of the total booking confirms your reservation. Cancellations received ten days prior to arrival date will receive a full refund. Cancellations within ten days of arrival may receive a gift certificate for a stay on another date, depending on the circumstances. There will be a $25.00 handling fee for all credit card refunds processed to cover transaction charges. Whole house rentals require a non-refundable deposit for half of the amount of the reservation at the time of booking. Payment in full is expected if the reservation is cancelled within thirty days.
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Claudia Geise

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About the innkeepers

Claudia brings her down to earth Pennsylvania coal mining roots, and her passion for family to guests. She spent twenty five years nurturing children with disabilities as a special educator and administrator.

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  • Time Served: 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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