The SpaceThis home was built in 1890 by one of the 2 founding brothers of Currie, Archibald Currie. He had it built for his mother. One of the photos is the oldest picture we have found of the house. It has been added on to several times. We are constantly working on improving the house and the grounds so there are always signs of construction and new gardening but that is also a big part of the charm. The home is kid friendly but not kid proof. Please supervise the children. Although the house is on the main thoroughfare of Currie, it is more quiet than anywhere in a large town or city.
This is not a 5 star hotel. It is an old house that we are fixing up but we love it and enjoy sharing it with others. The bathroom has a tub and shower.The bathroom is newly renovated with ceramic tile tub surround, new flooring and many new fixtures.
The main floor bedroom has a comfortable real queen size bed. The rest of the beds in the house are queen size air beds with built in air pumps with the exception of one single bed that has box spring and mattress. Guest AccessGuests have access to the entire house and grounds including the outdoor fireplace with plenty of wood and the hot tub. Interaction with GuestsWe live in a different town so will not likely interact in person with guests but it is very likely the neighbors will. The NeighborhoodCurrie is a very small midwestern farm community and it feels like that. Most people will wave and if you do not wave back they will know you are from out-of-town. Everyone in town knows everyone else and they look out for each other. They love to meet new people so make sure you introduce yourself. Getting AroundYou can walk anywhere in town in a few minutes but to get there you will need a car, bike or some other transportation. There is a great walking/biking trail that starts on the north end of town, goes out past the dam and into the Lake Shetek state park. Round trip is 6 to 10 miles, mostly flat riding. Other Things to NoteCurrie has the amazing End-O-Line railroad park and museum that is nationally and internationally known. Make sure you see it. There is also a great dinner restaurant - the Lakeside Hideaway, a cafe with a bowling alley across the street and a gas station/convenience store on the south end of town. About 1.5 miles to the north of town is a great cafe for breakfast, lunch and dinner (supper as it's known in Currie). There is a bar/liquor store kiddie corner from the house and an American Legion directly across Mill Street. There is no grocery store in Currie but there are in Slayton, Westbrook and Tracy.