The Chinese Garden House

This glorious house, with its three koi ponds, waterfall, bridges, and rock formations, is incredibly calming and meditative. The design of the garden produces harmony through its views and concepts, and it creates an infinite space within an enclosed area. This authentic, impeccably maintained Chinese garden and house is a sheer delight. The fish are also very friendly; they look right at you and follow you around the perimeter of the pond.

Square footage: 5,000 square feet, 68 acres (mostly outdoors, but there are also two indoor pavilion rooms)

Amenities/Details:

  • Wedding friendly
  • Parking on the grounds for trailers and cars
  • Ponds with koi fish
  • A catering deck, catering tents
  • Heated indoor bathroom stalls

The Lakefront Lodge

This stately lodge, with its steeply pitched wood shingle roof and stone façade, wouldn’t be out of place in the English countryside or Germany’s Black Forest. One reaches the lodge via a private road through woods and wetlands. Knock on the brass lion doorknocker at the front door, but be patient as it takes awhile to unbolt the heavy wooden door. Inside you’ll find a cavernous wood-paneled great room, a huge fireplace with cauldrons, and an enormous wrought iron chandelier. Outside you’ll find a private lake with a floating dock, a grand lion-headed fountain, waterfall, manicured grounds, rolling hills, and huge pines circling the home. This lakefront estate is surrounded by water on four sides, which offers water views from almost every window. Square footage: 5,000 interior, 7.5 acres of land (Main house: Great room, dining room, bird room, sunroom, commercial kitchen, 4 bedrooms, art studio, 5 bathrooms, steam room, laundry room; Outbuildings: Boathouse, large workshop, tower, child’s house) Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures
  • Boats (kayak, paddleboat, rowboat)
  • Plenty of parking on the grounds for trailers, trucks and cars
  • Central Air-conditioning throughout the house
  • Allows overnights for longer shoots
  • Airport in town