Six generations ago, Johann Jerke immigrated to the United States from Germany through Russia and settled on what we now call 'The Farm.' They built a sod house which served its purposes for several years with the next generation replacing it with a Sears & Roebuck home built in the 1920s. This same house, now renovated, serves as a retreat for visitors looking for some peace, quiet and a piece of the country life if only for a moment.
Amish have now settled in the area and have rebuilt a barn on the property which now serves as a home for reunions, weddings, meetings and other events. An outdoor ceremony area is available along with tables, chairs and a full service kitchen in the fully air conditioned and heated barn. The hayloft is appointed with chandeliers and white shiplap and exposed post and beam structure.
The Farm is a wonderful mix of modern and vintage aesthetics with historical and familial pieces on display for your enjoyment as well. After an evening campfire and gazing at the stars, imagine waking up with the fresh country air, the sound of morning doves and the gentle creak of the windmill churning in the background. We look forward to hosting you for a weekend stay or an event in the near future!
Do you want to escape the busyness of life and retreat to the country for a couple night's stay? Our farmhouse has 3 queen beds, 1 full bed, 2 twin beds and a twin bunk bed along with a bathroom upstairs and on the main level (handicap accessible). The kitchen is full service with dinnerware and cookware ready for your use.
$59/night - Emden Suite (main floor - Full bed)
$79/night - Lossburg Suite (upper floor - Queen & twin bed)
$119/night - Paris Suite (upper floor - 2 Queens, 1 twin, & bunk beds)
$159/night - whole home rental
The barn has a lower level with a kitchen and the expansive hayloft has both interior and exterior stair access. The lower level is a perfect setting for meetings or small events while you may want to use the entire barn for a larger event such as a wedding or reception. Tables and chairs are available for your use with setup and teardown required of the user. Linens and tableware are not included. Large 4K UHD TVs are located both on the upper and lower levels. A large projection screen and digital projector are also available in the hayloft.
Lower level only - $199/day or $399/weekend (Friday thru Sunday). Small groups are welcome as well at a rate of $6/person/day up to a maximum of the aforementioned rates.
Whole barn - $449/day or $899/weekend (Friday thru Sunday)
*historical, culinary and agrarian tours available upon request for additional fees