The big House

The Doherty Big House, perfectly situated in the heart of Clare Michigan, is an an ideal vacation space for families and friends to build lasting memories together. It’s a 5-bedroom home with spacious living areas that can accommodate 24 people with its large bedrooms and dormitory-style attic.

With beautifully landscaped backyard and serene surroundings, you will enjoy your home-away-from-home. The furnished backyard patio with a master gas grill is perfect for entertaining. (Holding a big event? We can work with our catering partners to outfit tables and supply food.)

The first floor of consists of a living room (yes, there is a working piano!) and den with with cozy furnishings, dining room, a half bath, and a fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy a cup of coffee or master the chef’s grill on the patio, just off of the kitchen.

On the second floor you’ll find five large, comfortable bedrooms and two baths. The Master’s ensuite bath, is accessible by both the bedroom and the hallway. Each bedroom has closets, so you’ll be able to unpack with ease.

Bedroom 1, The Master: 1 king bed, 1 couch, sitting area, en suite
Bedroom 2, The In-Laws: 1 king bed, 1 couch/sitting area
Bedroom 3, The Family Room: 1 queen bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 4, The Yellow Room: 1 queen bed
Bedroom 5, The Office: 2 single beds
The Attic, a common space: 4 queen beds, 5 single beds, 1 sofa bed

On the third floor you’ll find a dormitory setup–a bonus space for an extended family.

The Attic, a common space: 4 queen beds, 5 single beds, 1 sofa bed

In the basement, you can find a few more perks:

Secondary kitchen items for entertaining, second refrigerator/freezer

Home sauna

Home gym: treadmill, free weights, boxing bag

Necessities & Extras

Bedding, linens, towels provided. A hair dryer is available for guest use. A pack-n-play and stroller may be available upon request, depending on availability.

Home gym, a sauna, 2 TVs, a washer and dryer, and wireless internet access. Air conditioning, fireplace.

Fully functional kitchen. Blender, Coffee Maker, Dishes / Utensils, Cookware, Dishwasher, Microwave.


The town

Located in a small town of approximately 3,500, the Doherty Big House is on the main street and you can walk to restaurants, pubs, and the grocery store. There is always something going on in our little town!

You’ll have all the conveniences of home at the Doherty Big House but you’ll definitely want to venture out to the quaint shops in historic downtown. We’re onNorth McEwan St and a block from the Doherty Hotel, famous for many things, including their spectacular pub and menu. The well-known Cops & Doughnuts shop is 3 blocks away, as are many other great eateries. Jay’s Sporting Goods is 2 miles away and CMU is 14 miles away.

Check out the Clare Chamber of Commerce for an annual calendar of events.