A of the front of Rabbit Run Inn

Rabbit Run Property Group Rental


Ideal for family reunions, group and business retreats

Host your group stay at Rabbit Run and enjoy the privacy of both the Inn and Main House, a few minutes from Warren Dunes State Park and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. Our 2 acre grounds feature 2 gazebos, a large koi pond and 5 outdoor decks. Inn and Main House are located on a quiet private lane.

The Cottage and Main house accommodate up to 19 guests, and parking for 6-8 cars. Main house accommodations include 2 full bathrooms, 2 bedrooms (queen beds), one with a queen-sized sofa/bed, one single (twin) bedroom, dining room (seats 10), large open kitchen and family room, two dishwashers and a Wolf stove. In addition, the Main house has seating for 4 in the breakfast room and seating for 4 in the family room which has a fireplace. The Main house dining room opens onto a large outdoor deck furnished with an umbrella/table, chairs, chaises, gas barbecue grill and fire pit.

The Cottage can sleep 8-10 people and each of the 4 suites provides the luxury and privacy of having a private bath, wet bar, fridge, coffee/espresso maker, plasma TV and private deck.

As owner-managers who have served guests for over 9 years, we are always available to answer any questions on a timely basis and to provide information and local contacts to make your family/group gathering a success. We also provide 24/7 contact information and nearby staff to facilitate your stay at Rabbit Run.

Rabbit Run Cottage and Main House (occupancy 20) are available 12 months of the year as a property rental. The Main House (occupancy 7 or three couples) is available October-May.

Reviews and Accolades

The Cottage and Main House’s interiors have been profiled several times in Chicago Magazine, the cover of Chicago Home and Garden, Midwest Living, Lake Magazine and more.

Here is a sampling of our recent guest comments:

“The unique layout of this property gave us the opportunity to come together, as a family (17 of us), in the main house and retreat for privacy in the 4 private, inn rooms…. Rodney and Linda Jo were our consummate hosts, answering questions, providing assistance… Our best Christmas house yet!” (VRBO, December 17, 2015)

“Charm, comfort, luxury and relaxing are some of the words I would use to describe the Rabbit Run Inn… The guest rooms provided plenty of room and luxury of a fine hotel. It gave other family members the opportunity to sleep in, retreat to read a book or catch a nap. Linda Jo and Rodney were so gracious and accommodating. We appreciated their going above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed.” (VRBO, November 15, 2015)

“……thank you again for your hospitality, (and) to let you know how wonderful your space was for our family gathering. It was the perfect amount of space given our extended family configuration— so many nooks to hang out in, and your kitchen is amazing! The grandkids really loved the koi pond and caught some frogs. We were able to do smores over the firepit and we saw the most amazing display of fireflies any of us has ever seen.” (email, July, 2017)

One of three living room/gathering places in Main House

2017-2018 Weekly and Weekend Rates

Group Rental Fees (Main House and Cottage)

Winter/Spring 2017-2018

November 1, 2017-April 26, 2018
2 night minimum: $1035 per night, property
2 night minimum: $895 per night, Main House

Spring, 2018

April 27-May 24
2 night minimum: $1035 per night
$1350 per night, Friday & Saturday

2018 Summer Holiday Weekends

Labor Day and Memorial Day weekends
3 night minimum: $4200 (total)

Summer, 2018

June-September, 2018

June and August, only
3 nights minimum:$1035 per night; $1460 per night, Friday & Saturday
4 – 6 nights: $1150 per night
7 nights: $6720 (total)

5-7 nights: $960 per night

  • 4 nights: $1035 per night*

Fall, 2018

September, October 2018
2 night minimum: $1035 per night
$1350 per night Friday & Saturday

Winter/Spring 2018-2019

November 1, 2018-April 26, 2019
2 night minimum: $1035 per night, property
2 night minimum: $895 per night, Main House


  • Please note that our minimum stay between Memorial Day and Labor Day (“in season”) for group bookings is 3 nights, except for the month of July when the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Special Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend group package is 3 nights. If your schedules do not allow a 3 night stay “in season”, we recommend that you book your group getaway during the spring or fall when our minimum stay is 2 nights.

  • Additional fees: $59 per stay accident damage waiver and 6% Michigan tax. Pet Fee (House only): $100 per dog (2 dog maximum)
  • Cancellation policy: Deposit refunded with cancellation notice 90 days prior to day of arrival. To protect your deposit, we advise guests to purchase trip insurance (ref. insuremytrip.com, vacationprotection.com)

The Main house was featured on the cover of Chicago Home and Garden and the Inn is featured in several shelter and area tourism magazines.

Reserving the Inn and Main House

For more information, please call the Inn directly at 269-405-1050

When you arrive…

Rabbit Run Inn provides a large information packet to acquaint our guests with the area. The packet includes a listing of nearby recommended restaurants, guides to state and township beaches, parks and preserves, trail maps for hiking, biking and kayaking, and an updated list of performances, entertainment and events scheduled for the days of the visit. This information is available upon request before check-in date.

Directions to Rabbit Run Inn

We are conveniently located just 1 mile from Exit 12 (Sawyer), I-94. Rabbit Run Inn is five minutes from the village of Sawyer, and is a five minute drive from Lake Michigan and Warren Dunes State Park.“GPS us” at 6227 Elm Drive, Sawyer.

Approximate travel times to Rabbit Run Inn:

Chicago (Loop): 1 ½ hours
South Bend, Indiana: 45 minutes
Indianapolis: 3 ½ hours

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Things to do...

For things to do and events near Rabbit Run Inn, visit Harbor Country's website

For our current newsletter, click on Mid-summer Newsletter

For current vineyard and winery/tasting event information, visit SW Michigan 'Wine Trail' website

For shopping experience near Rabbit Run Inn, visit Lighthouse Place in Michigan City twenty-five minutes away

For a monthly schedule of activities, visit the Blue Star Highway's website calendar