Michigan Lavender Farm, Tourist Attraction Up For Sale [PHOTOS]
Smell a business opportunity? A 10-acre lavender farm in West Michigan is on the market.
Shades of Lavender Farm, a "hidden gem" in Mattawan, is for sale for $595,000 and includes the entire farm, retail shop, certified kitchen, and large ranch home.
Shades of Lavender opened to the public in 2018, offering classes to teach visitors how to use lavender in bath and body products, crafts, and culinary creations. Guests are encouraged visit and enjoy the "quiet serenity" and beauty of their lavender fields and watch as staff makes hand-crafted goods with lavender.
Sounds really cool right? So why is the owner selling? Janene Rawlinson tells MLive she got a career opportunity she just couldn't pass up,
“While I started the farm because of my interest in lavender, I was offered a great position at Stryker. I’ve been in the medical community for a long time and I’m transitioning back into that. It’s just a really awesome opportunity which I couldn’t pass up.”
Rawlinson says she hopes the new owner will keep continue the lavender farm, and is willing to help with the transition, but understands if they choose a different route. I could see someone expanding it into a wedding venue or renting it out as an Airbnb!
According to a Facebook post, Rawlinson plans to continue to keep Shades of Lavender open for the time being on Saturdays 10am-2pm.
So what's included in the sale? According to the listing, a 3 bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bath "exceptional, spacious ranch home":
This beauty definitely checks every box: spacious rooms, kitchen with solid maple cabinetry, quartz counters, center island, main floor laundry, walk in mud room, on trend finishes, 4 season room (with stunning views), loads of natural light throughout, Neutral decor creates a warm, inviting atmosphere. Basement is ready to finish with multiple daylight windows, rough plumbed for full bath, natural gas/forced air furnace, central air, Generac whole house generator Barns are stick-built, insulated & heated, with water, one with 1/2 bath.
Another listing gives us more info on the farm and retail shop:
The 30’x60’ retail shop is tucked into beautiful 30+ year old towering white pine trees. As you enter you see an open floor plan which engages customers while they watch the artisans at work. With abundant shelving, storage and 4 large stainless-steel worktables there is plenty of space and room to allow multiple artisans to work simultaneously.
A certified kitchen is utilized to create lavender baked goods, custom tea blends, and lavender lemonade for resale and events at the farm. The outside wooded space and trails ideal for family reunions, garden clubs, picnics, girls’ day out and farm to table dinners, enjoying cooling pine scented shade or follow the easily accessible enchanted forest path out to the lavender fields. This path is a favorite with the photographers that book sessions on the farm. Exiting the path, you are struck with the scent of four beautiful lavender fields flowing in the wind. Customers spend hours enjoying the bees and butterflies while cutting their own u-pick bundle. Family’s venture from hours away just to experience the delights of a day of beautiful scents, views and relaxation.
So let's take look! Check out gallery of Shades of Lavender farm below: