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About Tryon Farm Guest House

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    The Neighborhood Tryon Farm

    This farmhouse is the homestead to a 150 acre agricultural farm settlement. Single family homes share this land of prairies, meadows, woods, and ponds.

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    Breakfast It’s a Celebration

    Sip coffee and juice by candlelight while a meal of locally sourced produce and organic eggs are prepared for guests enjoyment.

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    Sleeping Rest, Relax, Refresh

    Four guest rooms with private baths and queen beds offer privacy and comfort. Guests are soothed by quiet dark night skies.

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    Amenities All the comforts of home

    Bicycles, hammocks, swings, picnic table, yard games. Hairdryers, bathrobes. Air conditioning, WIFI, cable TV, library, beverage cart, and menu box.

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    Common Areas Public parlors

    Have coffee in the large sunny kitchen, enjoy restaurant seating in the breakfast room, browse local menus, and tourist brochures, watch TV or play a game in the media room.

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    Chickens Backyard clucking and crowing

    Fresh eggs from varied breeds are collected daily, and served at breakfast. Watching a flock of chickens peck and scratch is good for the soul.

  • Outdoor Shower

    Outdoor Shower A favorite warm weather spot

    The outdoor bathhouse, high in the trees and open to the sky, is a popular warm weather experience. Soak and listen to the lazy sounds of summer on the farm.

  • Front Porch Swing

    Relax Inviting summer breezes

    A large wrap around front porch, shaded by mature trees, is the perfect place to enjoy a nap, have a picnic, drink some lemonade, or read a book.

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    Your Host Personal Service Guaranteed

    Claudia Geise, a 2013 Hoosier Hospitality Award winner, has spent the last decade welcoming travelers to her 1896 farmhouse.

Tryon Farm Guest House

Our destination is popular with visitors who seek the unique experience of sharing an immersion lifestyle in Michiana, where guests can enjoy the area while living like a local.

Located ten minutes from most area attractions our farmhouse is close to the southern beaches of Lake Michigan, Lighthouse Outlet Shopping, and the Uptown Arts District. Museums, farmers markets, antique shops, local parks, southwest Michigan’s Harbor Country, and many outstanding restaurants are popular places of interest.

Tryon Farm Guest House is a boutique hotel offering breakfast to guests in a home-stay setting. This Hoosier Hospitality Award winner is the only licensed lodging of its type in Michigan City, Indiana. Guests can relax knowing that their safety, food service, and fire protection is professionally inspected and approved.

Our Story

Built in 1896, our house was the homestead of Charles Tryon’s horse powered farm. The iconic barn served as the command center of the property. No doubt Mr. Tryon was proud to have modern in-door plumbing in his brick home when straw hats, overalls, and long dresses were in style on the frontier of Indiana.  

In the 1940’s the Tryon family decided to move further west. The new owners, Walter and Nellie Werner raised dairy cattle in the spirit of agricultural America.  

Farmer Werner sold Tryon Farm to Ed and Eve Noonan in the early 1990’s. With over 150 acres of meadows, prairies, woods, and ponds, the Noonan’s honored the land’s heritage and repurposed it as a housing community and nature preserve.

Tryon Farm Guest House continues its role as the anchor of the homestead, welcoming guests to share in the preservation of natural farmland.




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  • “I feel so fortunate to have found yet another reason to love this area, your divine and peaceful guest house. One night was not enough. I will return for sure when I need to reconnect with myself and this wonderful place.”

    by Aime | Chicago, Illinois
  • “Cheers to this place – Tryon Farm Guest House and all those that are fortunate enough to be bathed in its allure.”

    by Patrick | Indianapolis, Indiana
  • “Filled with good things: the sounds of birds and crickets through the open window, the play of light on the trees throughout the day, the outdoor shower, and the sound of the screen door. So glad to have found this place where the land is thriving.”

    by Ben & Beth | Western Springs, Illinois
  • “This is our third trip in a row staying at Tryon Farm Guest House as part of our annual trek for blueberries. Such a peaceful and relaxing getaway. The room is always immaculate, the bed comfortable, and the breakfast delicious. We love the outdoor shower and the chickens. See you next year.”

    by Karen & Rich | Brookfield, Illinois
  • “A truly restorative experience.”

    by Keli | Oak Park, Illinois
  • “The charm and relaxed feel of Tryon was a direct reflection of our ‘innkeeper.’ Fabulous food, good conversation, and a most wonderful experience. Special note to those that follow us: ask Claudia to pull up a chair for a chat, you will be very glad that you did.”

    by Claudia & Nathan | Richmond, California
  • “This is the end of day six of a cross country trip from Cape Cod to California on our motor bikes. Loved the peace and quiet here. Much better than a chain motel.”

    by Hasel & Peter | Great Britain
  • “This place is an answer to our prayers.”

    by Ryan & Lindsey | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • “We came to look, see, and feel Tryon Farm. Who could not feel welcomed and nurtured with a candlelit breakfast?! We fell in love.”

    by Chicago, Illinois
  • “What a perfect place. I swung on the front porch swing, relaxed in the hammock, and took in nature. What fun the outdoor shower was, and I loved hearing the slamming of the screen door. The breakfasts were delicious and bountiful! Yum!”

    by Portland, Oregon
  • “Thank you for helping make our first anniversary a very special weekend. Your free amenities made even the cloudy days more fun. We ate lots of cookies, watched three of your movies, and enjoyed riding your cruiser bikes! We loved the bed and the breakfast, of course, but the little things like the attic made this such a special experience.”

    by Claypool, Indiana
  • “Welcomed with cider and cookies – perfect. We had so much fun walking the grounds and watching all the lil’ animals everywhere. Great place for a person who has a hard time relaxing – how can u not relax here. Very peaceful – cozy bed and wonderful breakfast. We will definitely spread the word! We’ll bring our dog next time. Thanks so much.”

    by Scott & Michelle | Indianapolis, Indiana
  • “Thank you so much for our splendid stay here at the farm. The food was divine. Taking an outdoor shower was an experience in itself, it was an adventure I’ll always remember.”

    by Holly
  • “A visit to Tryon Farm is just like a visit to a dear friend who lives in the country. Thanks for taking such good care of us and giving us the perfect place to relax and have fun.”

    by Joan, Geoff, Tara & Max | Cincinnati and Columbus
  • “Such a wonderful house, you can sense the heritage. I have never experienced such hospitality. Hats off to the great breakfast. A tour through the property is a must see! Especially in the fall with all of the colors. How can you not love the real claw tub in the Alcove room! We’ll be back to enjoy this house.”

    by Jim & Christie | Des Moines, IA

Our Rooms

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  • The Alcove Spa

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  • Claw Foot Tub

168$Per Night

Alcove Spa

Return to the 1930’s in the Alcove Room with its distinctive claw foot soaking tub. This room combines a comfortable night’s sleep on the queen bed with a unique soak in the tub for an exceptional relaxation experience. An original marble sink in the room adds to the bathing experience.

Enjoy all of our amenities and comfortable common areas, including our outdoor tree house shower.

  • The Cottage

  • Room

  • Beautiful marble sink and private bath

168$per night


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

Enjoy all of our amenities and comfortable common areas, including our outdoor tree house shower.

  • The Prairie View

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  • Comfort that feels like home

168$per night

Prairie View

Our Prairie View room with an Art Deco design, Heywood Wakefield dressing table, and stained glass lamp recalls 1940 and 50’s glamour. This comfortable room is a romantic respite for couples looking for a retreat from the ordinary. Privacy and quiet surroundings create personal connections for renewal and relaxation.

Enjoy all of our amenities and comfortable common areas, including our outdoor tree house shower.

Current Connections

  • Summer Solstice Bonfire | June 27
  • Fishing on our pond | June 28
  • Call to rent our 1896 Farmhouse for your July 4th Celebration
    Sleeps 8 | Available from July 1 – July 6


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