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Omena, MI 49674-0188
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Lavender Lane

Lavender Lane was formerly a private home and the owner’s shop named Woodland Herbs & Twisted Whiskers Gift Shop (a Northport farm) selling lavender, other herbs, and gourmet food products. It was also a rental property for a number of years and in need of a serious rehab. In 2018 the property was totally restored and is now a summer cottage rental, OVPA’s office/conference room and a computer “hot spot.”

With its beautiful beach frontage and convenient location, it is a popular summer weekly rental as well as a winter long-term rental.

Contact April at Visit Up North for rental possibilities.

Lavender Lane waterfront lodging

Lavender Lane waterfront lodging

 

Lavender Lane waterfront lodging

Lavender Lane House, the former Bidleman’s Gas Station, as it is today.

The Bidleman Sinclair Gas Station (1936): the station was once located where the Lavender Lane House/rental property stands today. Mrs. Charles Bidleman (Theresa) erected a Sinclair station just below the Presbyterian Church manse on the corner-curve where the cordwood once stood. The garage, one of three gas stations in Omena at one time, was in business for only four years. Mrs. Bidleman turned the property into a summer cottage. In 1938, she and her second husband, Charles Bidleman, reopened the Omena Inn that she owned and operated with her late husband, Tom Cordway. In 1946, it was sold to Albert and Lillian Landis, along with the cottage that is now the Lavender Lane House. The Landis family owned the properties until 1968.

Lavender House beachfront lodging

Lavender House beachfront lodging

Visit Then and Now for historic details of the properties designated as part of the

Omena Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places.