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House of Zen: Peaceful Modern Cabin on Tryon Farm
The House of Zen is an architect designed home situated in the woods, part of a sustainable farm community on 170 acres. Only an hour drive from Chicago, it is the ultimate escape. The perfect getaway for couples, creatives and nature lovers who want some peace, quiet and space. Cuddle up by the fire with a good book or bottle of wine and enjoy the simple pleasures. Use the high speed wifi for work Zooms and streaming. *We have increased our cleaning and disinfecting protocols due to COVID.*
$156 per night
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Come, enjoy our Tryon Farm modern spa. A Sustainable luxurious open concept tree-house in the woods. Minutes from the beach with an outdoor sauna, Hottub, shower, and Mr. Steam. Perfect for two or a family/group adventure. A true destination with Yoga studio, Mirror by LuLu lemon and wellness elements. The house is a perfect balance of art and nature and luxury and spiritual. Treat yourself to a farm to table, hand made, locally sourced chef services for an extra special experience.
$370 per night
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The Little House In the Big Woods
The little house is located within a 170-acre modern "farm" community filled with open meadows, woods and ponds. Minutes to beach, 1 hour to Chicago. Relax and enjoy the property or head out to explore the lakeshore, wineries, and great area restaurants! Two bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a fully appointed kitchen, living area w/fireplace, and a large screened in porch. Large windows flood the house with natural light and will make you feel like you're living in the treetops. A perfect getaway!
$164 per night

Stay near Michigan City's top sights

Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa112 locals recommend
Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets145 locals recommend
Washington Park Beach60 locals recommend
Washington Park Zoo102 locals recommend
Meijer38 locals recommend
Sophia's House of Pancakes9 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Michigan City

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Steps from the beach. Entire beach villa renovated
$121 per night
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Michigan City full apartment near National Park #3
$89 per night
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Boho Beach Getaway — short walk to the water!
$87 per night
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Peach by the Beach! 1 Bdrm Apt close to downtown
$103 per night
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Casinos, Shopping, Pets, and Parking a Plenty!
$97 per night
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Rainbows End 🌈 Plensa
$130 per night
Home in Lakeside
Adorable Lakeside 1 bed w/ year-round hot tub!
$186 per night
Cabin in Michigan City
Forest retreat The Pocket House
$168 per night
Home in Michigan City
✦Cozy Bungalow✦ Central location, 2.4mi to Beach
$95 per night
Apartment in Michigan City
Urban chic apartment in downtown Michigan City
$150 per night
Guesthouse in Chesterton
Bro’s Place
$99 per night
Apartment in Michigan City
Perfect 2 Bed Penthouse Steps To Beach w/Parking!
$100 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Michigan City

Total rentals

450 properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

230 properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

120 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

100 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

390 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

16K reviews

Your guide to Michigan City

All About Michigan City

Windswept grasses over rolling, coastal dunes, sprawling beaches, and the lapping waters of Lake Michigan run to the edge of this small, northern Indiana community. Just east of the Chicago metropolitan area, Michigan City is a beachside community with a distinctive downtown. The Franklin Street Commercial Historic District is replete with 19th-century structures built in the Gothic Revival and Italianate traditions. The town also retains a strong maritime tradition with several historical lighthouses — including the oldest in the state — and a museum displaying the remnants of Lake Michigan shipwrecks.

Spend the day leisurely browsing the downtown boutiques and cafes before heading to the nearby Indian Dunes National Park for swimming, boating, and surfing. Chicago is just an hour away, making it easy for you to spend a day taking in the Windy City’s broader cultural offerings.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Michigan City

The lake-influenced climate surrounding Michigan City varies widely throughout the year. Summers in the region tend to be pleasantly hot, with mild winds and moderate to high humidity that make for excellent conditions for enjoying the water, lounging on the beach, or walking through the town. This is also when many of the area's festivals and events occur, such as the Taste of Michigan City food festival in August. On the other hand, the winters can be bitterly cold, with regular snowfall and below-freezing temperatures that often see the edge of Lake Michigan freeze over. For these reasons, the summer months and parts of the shoulder seasons — May through October — remain the most popular times for travelers booking house rentals in Michigan City.

Top things to do in Michigan City

Indiana Dunes National Park

Just west of town, you’ll find the Indiana Dunes National Park, with its 15 miles of coastlines, 50 miles of trail systems, and 15,000 acres of parkland open for exploration. The inland forest ecosystems, along with the wetlands and grass-crowned sand dunes, provide plenty of opportunities to hike. Or you can simply lounge about on the sand and swim in one of the Midwest’s largest stretches of protected shoreline.

Michigan City East Lighthouse & Museum

This historic lighthouse, constructed in the early 20th century, remains the last remaining publicly run lighthouse in the state. Its red-and-white tower has become an iconic attraction, and the neighboring pier serves as a popular fishing spot for locals. You can also tour the Old Lighthouse Museum, a 19th-century structure that preceded the construction of the east tower. Its exhibits tell the story of the area's maritime history, including artifacts from shipwrecks and the old lighthouse lenses.

Friendship Botanic Gardens

The Friendship Botanic Gardens lie east of town along the edge of Pottawattamie Park. These sprawling grounds cover over 100 acres and include butterfly gardens, riverside old-growth forests, an Irish maze, and an English Tea House. Over two miles of hiking trails snake through the 37 unique gardens.

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