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Hermitage Hills Estate - Sleeps 30+ Destination Wedding, Reception, Campground

People99
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WCs2
Space 5,600 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

5,600 sq ft Estate w/ 64 acres & 4 ponds: South Central Michigan Wedding Venue

Follow us on Instagram @hermitagehillsestate for more pictures and updates.

Check out our wedding/ reception price worksheet on wedding wire and click on Ceremony & Reception Venue under the heading Pricing Details. The same price worksheet pdf is available on the knot.

Our 5,600 square-foot, Greek Revival estate graces 64 acres of rolling glacial till in rural south central Michigan. Hermitage Hills Estate was built in 1995 as a replica of President Andrew Jackson's Hermitage with four spacious bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths, four fireplaces, and four ponds.

Information about Weddings & Receptions:

Hermitage Hills welcomes indoor and outdoor weddings and receptions. Stay two or more nights at Hermitage Hills Estate with up to 30 overnight guests and up to 200+ wedding and reception guests, 40'x60' Pavilion, 200 white folding chairs, 120 wooden chairs, 30 8' tables, our commercial ice maker which produces 280 lbs. per day, a large, chest freezer in the Little Pole Barn with bagged ice, two Little Pole Barn bathrooms with shower stalls, and a kitchenette. Please check our vrbo calendar for availability and message us for our price worksheet and to schedule a site tour.

We encourage guests to put your signature touch on your event. Hermitage Hills Estate includes a variety of spaces for your south central Michigan wedding. Reserving our estate means that you have the flexibility to create your own special day.

We have several camping plug-ins as well as outbuildings that have both electricity and water. There are over 20 acres of grass mown weekly, and several thousand feet of pond frontage that could accommodate hundreds of tents and travel trailers.

Enjoy our campus-wide, high-speed cable internet. Several groups have had over 50 devices connected simultaneously to our WiFi network.

General Information:

Children & Pets:

Children ages 24 months and younger stay free!

We are pet friendly for friendly pets (with prior approval only). We require you tell us about your pets before a reservation is confirmed. We also require that the pet(s) you bring to Hermitage Hills be counted as part of the total guest count as you book your reservation. Lastly, pets CANNOT be left alone inside the house, especially locked inside a room. We have had several beautiful six-panel stained oak doors get scratched by dogs who were locked inside a room by themselves. Please bring a cage for your pet or chain him outside.

The House:

Hermitage Hills is a luxurious, red brick, 22-year-old estate with four spacious bedrooms, five bathrooms, four fireplaces, jetted tub and double shower in the master suite, acres of wooded trails and sandy paths, bonfire pit, and four private ponds. There is radiant in-floor heat throughout the house on all three levels and central air-conditioning. It looks like President Andrew Jackson's Hermitage in Nashville, but with modern amenities like indoor plumbing and an in-house kitchen.

Outdoors:

This 5,600 square foot home is a paradise for adults and children alike. Front and back porches grace the first floor and front and back balconies span the second floor. This is a beautiful play space for kiddos and a relaxing spot to take in the outdoors from the treetop level.

Hermitage Hills Estate has 10+ acres of water with four large private fishing, swimming, and kayaking ponds. No Michigan fishing license is needed since we own the ponds. There is also a large outdoor playset for children of all ages.

Swim, fish, and kayak our private ponds, enjoy a large reading selection, and cozy up by the bonfire pit to roast marshmallows while enjoying stellar stargazing in the backyard. Bring your own firewood. A Holland gas grill on the back porch is available for your use.

Our guests are welcome to use two adult-sized orange kayaks along with our old, leaky rowboat. Two plastic tubs in the garage have 10 adult-sized life jackets, five youth life jackets (50-90 lbs.) and three infant life jackets (0-30 lbs.).

There are horse shoes, croquet, and badminton and a playset with a tire swing, slides, and more.

Enjoy a stroll through rolling glacial till known as "hills and dales" in Hillsdale County, Michigan, including our black walnut grove of nearly 300 mature trees.

Amenities:

Enjoy hotel amenities in your own private home. Hermitage Hills Estate has fresh bed linens, pillows, and towels for our guests. A washer and dryer is available for your use. We provide laundry soap. If you bring your own soap, make sure it's HE--high efficiency.

Entertainment:

Campus high-speed WiFi is always available. There is one 43" LG LED flat-screen TV with Charter Cablevision and integrated Bluetooth surround sound system in the family room and another 43" smart TV in the finished basement.

Kitchen, Breakfast Nook, and Dining Room:

The kitchen is fully equipped with Le Creuset cookware and bakeware, blender, Cuisinart food processor, Kitchenaid stand mixer, electric griddle, and much more. There are matching table settings for 30+ people, cooking utensils, a Krups drip coffee pot, (we provide filters and coffee), a Keurig (with some K-cups), toaster, microwave, and a double oven. A fridge in the garage (just off the kitchen) provides extra space for big groups. The formal dining room seats 14 and the breakfast nook has seating for eight.

If you need anything we don't have, we'll do our very best to accommodate. We provide many basic pantry staples so guests don't have to over-buy for short stays (creamer, sugar, honey, coffee, spices, condiments, cooking oil, bug repellent, etc.).

Goodies:

As a courtesy to our guests, we provide a basket of baked goods. Fruits, juice, coffee, and tea are also complimentary. Enjoy farm-fresh eggs during your stay from local free-range chickens.

Bedrooms:

Bedroom 1: main floor--king bed en-suite

Bedroom 2: upstairs--queen bed en-suite

Bedroom 3: upstairs--two queen beds

Bedroom 4: upstairs--two queen beds

Bedrooms 3 and 4 share the upstairs full bath and dressing room.

Finished Basement Sleepover Space:

Nine queen airbeds (seven set up all the time) in our finished basement are here for large groups. They are 20" off the floor. Two are in a private room. There are 20 twin airbeds here that are available upon request. (These are not set up. You must bring your own sheets, pillows, and blankets for these twin airbeds.) A pack and play is also available upon request. The finished basement also includes a large sectional sofa, billiard table, and a 43" smart TV.

Renewable Energy:

Although we are not off-grid, our solar panels produce as much as or more than the energy used at Hermitage Hills. Our outdoor wood boiler is maintained by us and provides radiant heat and hot water. It complements the solar panels in our efforts to use renewable resources.

Interaction With Guests:

The owners live nearby, so quick and easy access is always available and only a text message away. Please text us immediately if a problem arises.

Be a Hermit if You Choose:

Located on 64 acres with four private ponds, Hermitage Hills Estate is private and serene. Come with your groceries and supplies, fishing poles, firewood, cross country skis, and/ or kayaks to our destination and just stay, enjoy and explore the outdoors, and rest.

While we do have neighbors, they are not close and there is a tremendous feeling of quiet and serenity here.

Come From All Directions:

Hermitage Hills is centrally located in south central Michigan about two hours from Detroit, about three hours from Chicago, and three hours from Cleveland. Only about 10 miles or fewer north of the I-80-90 toll road in Indiana and Ohio and a short 25-minute drive to Hillsdale College. Only 45 minutes from Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.

House Rules:

The Golden Rule:

We ask that you treat our space as if it were your own. We will launder your towels and sheets, but we ask that you leave the space as you found it. Please put trash in the blue herbie-curbie in the driveway or in the brown dumpster south of the Pavilion. Burnable items can be placed in the burn barrel by the driveway. There's also blue trash cans in the garage for Michigan cans/ bottles 10-cent returnables.

This is our beloved home, and we've worked incredibly hard to make it warm, clean, and comfortable. We hope you love your experience! We expect everyone who stays here to treat the house with respect.

Smoking:

No smoking inside the house or on the balconies. Smoking by the bonfire pit in the backyard would be fine.

Pets:

We're pet friendly for friendly pets (with prior approval only). We require you to tell us about your pets before a reservation is confirmed. Pets are included in the guest count.

More Details

Owner
Nick Postula
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Nick Postula

Marisa is a teacher at a local high school who likes non-fiction books and strong coffee with raw cream, thanks to our cow share at a local organic farm. Nick is a self-employed computer mastermind, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and the second smartest man I know, next to my dad.

We love it that our children can hop in the rowboat during the summer or go for a swim, and sled down our hills during the winter. Our cat, Earl Grey, has been known to greet guests and even snuggle if encouraged.

We are family oriented and feel grounded on this land with which we are blessed. There is a beauty, serenity, peace, love, and joy here. We are thankful for our guests and their insights. Thank you for stopping by! We hope you come for a visit!

Marisa and Nick

Nick Postula purchased this estate in 2011

Why Nick Postula chose Reading

On Instagram @hermitagehillsestate for updates and more pictures!

This house and property can work for small family weekend get-aways, family reunions, weddings and receptions, and gatherings for 300+ people with overnight accommodations in the house or bring-your-own camping tents and RVs. There is plenty of space to spread out.

What makes this estate unique

Hermitage Hills Estate is a great gathering place for families, clubs, fraternities, church groups, weddings, reunions, etc. We have had several groups of over 30 + people that have stayed here at the same time, and all have raved about the space and accommodations! Everything is here, from the latest technology to nature at its finest. Come and enjoy!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Reading in Camden Township

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 99
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Remove outside shoes when you are inside the house.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Washroom - Toilet
    Powder Room - Toilet
    Master Bathroom en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Guest bedroom en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Dressing Room and Full Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 99
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master first-floor bedroom with en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Second-floor master en-suite with available pack and play.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed , With two French doors leading out on the balcony.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed , Bedrooms 3 and 4 share a large dressing room and full bath.
    Finished Basement Sleepover Space - 9 Large Double Bed , 3 Sofa bed/Futon , 9 queen luxury airbeds, 20 twin airbnb
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

The property and estate are both wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

I held 2 retreat weekends at Heritage Hills Estate. The owner was great to work with, the beds and furniture are all comfortable and the kitchen is stocked with nicer cookware than I have at home. The property is beutiful. If you have kids or like the outdoors there are many paths to explore.

I have stayed at countless rentals over the years and this is by far my favorite in Michigan.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lynn, come back anytime!
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5

Another wonderful week.

  • 5 of 5

This is at least our 4th time staying there (we seem to have lost track), and it is always such a wonderfully peaceful retreat for us! So sad to leave and can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family spent two days here after Christmas. The house is beautiful and spacious. Our 14 adults and 3 kids fit comfortably with some on air mattresses. We wished we could have stayed an extra day or two, and we'd love to come back in the summer or fall. Nick and Marisa were very responsive to our questions and needs.

We were here on some of the coldest days of the year, so we kept the fireplaces busy. We cooked a couple big meals in the large kitchen. The wifi was great for those of us who needed to stay connected.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Lovely Home; Private setting, Wonderful time

  • 4 of 5

This lovely home was the perfect setting for our family to have some together time Big rooms so we could play and dine all together, and plenty of area that we could spread out if anyone wanted some quiet alone time. We all loved the rural setting. Weather wasn't very cooperative for the short trip we had, but the ponds and ample green space on the property would be great for spending time outdoors. Owners were very welcoming. We had a great time here.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and will return . Beautiful home and grounds. Our dog loved it even more than we did. He ran through the walnut grove every day chasing falling walnuts. The fresh eggs and welcome basket were a nice touch.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Place for Our Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for the 13 of us. Very relaxing and secluded. Big kitchen with great gas stove. The owners were very accessible and easy to work with. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Reading, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£779
for 2 nights
From
£376
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall-2018
30 Sep 2018 - 30 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£477
for 2 nights
From
£225
£1,157
£4,247
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2019
1 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
£929
for 2 nights
From
£451
£1,157
£4,247
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
£477
for 2 nights
From
£225
£1,157
£4,247
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£347
for 2 nights
From
£161
From
£188
Fri,Sat
£1,082
£4,096
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £376.85
Cleaning fee £26.38

To officially book Hermitage Hills, 100% payment must be received before we block out calendar for you. Inquiries only will not hold the dates.

The Golden Rule:
We ask that you treat our space as if it were your own. We will launder your towels and sheets, but we ask that you leave the space as you found it. Please put trash in the blue herbie-curbie in the driveway.

This is our beloved home, and we've worked incredibly hard to make it warm, clean, and comfortable. We have prepared an extensive House Manual that should tell you everything you will need to know while staying at our house. We hope you love your experience! We expect everyone who stays here to treat the house with respect.

Smoking:
No smoking inside the house or on the balconies. Smoking by the bonfire pit in the backyard would be fine.

Pets:
We're pet friendly for friendly pets (with prior approval only). We require you to tell us about your pets before a reservation is confirmed. We also require that the pet(s) you bring to Hermitage Hills be counted as guest(s) as you book your reservation since they are guests too.

All dog guests must be house trained and must stay off furniture and beds at all times. Dogs and air beds don't mix, so no dogs in the finished basement with the airbeds. Take care of and clean up after your pet.

Please note that we do not have a fenced area for your dog(s).

No Additional Guests:
No extra visitors allowed for the duration of the reservation without prior written approval from me. You may not invite additional guests on the property for any length of time.

With prior written approval from me and a list of extra visitors' names (via messaging), there is also an additional charge of $10.00 per person for these visitors. Since we will know ahead of time about these visitors, we will include the additional per person visitor fees in a special offer for you. Anyone who shows up unannounced or unaccounted for, you are agreeing to be billed for while you are here.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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