Welcome to the Bluestem Country House, our 19th century home on the old Wynkoop farmstead in LaPorte, Indiana.
We're retiring! Alas Bluestem is closing March 15, 2015. Please check out our specials during these last few months!
Our red brick 1858 renovated farmhouse tastefully blends historic sensibilities and craftsmanship with modern comfort, convenience, and environmentally conscious practices. Unwind in the beautiful, spacious, second floor master suite with its large windows and private deck overlooking gardens, a meadow trail, and farmlands inhabited by songbirds, local wildlife, and our own flock of egg-laying hens. Our Suite can accommodate up to four guests. Reservations and availability: 219-379-7709.
Located in Northwest Indiana, in the heart of the Michigan City La Porte getaway destination, Bluestem is easily accessed from both Interstates 80/90 and 94 and situated near wonderful things to see and do -- Lake Michigan beaches and dunes, antique stores, historic sites, outlet mall, recreational facilities, classy casinos, farms and vineyards, parks and wildlife preserves, hiking and biking trails, Northern Indiana's Art and Earth Trail, plus great dining, we are
- 75 minutes from downtown Chicago
- 35 minutes from Notre Dame University in South Bend
- 25 minutes from Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Warren Dunes State Park
- 15 minutes from Michigan City, IN and New Buffalo, MI
Hosts José and Christine Rosario
Welcome, local and international visitors, to our lovingly restored and renovated farmhouse “by the side of the road,” complete with red barn and outbuildings. Educators by profession, José is bilingual in Spanish/English and Christine knows some German. We acquired the Wyncoop farmstead in 1991, opened Bluestem in 2008, and continue to work on the grounds, which include an organic vegetable garden, walking trails through the property, native grasses, and perennial gardens. We invite you to enjoy them all and share your knowledge.
We also invite you to visit Willow Run Farm in south central Indiana, where our son and his family breed, raise, and sell beautiful and gentle Irish Connemara ponies-great for learning to ride.We are proud members of Slow Food USA, La Porte Historical Society, Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, and a partner with the LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau.