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Cairn House Bed and Breakfast

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   8160 Cairn Highway, PO Box 858, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
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Ranked #1 of 2 Elk Rapids B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Harrisburg, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very pleased with this B & B, and with the proprietor, Helen. She aimed to please, and made us very comfortable. Lovely breakfasts were ready each morning, along with a cup of coffee placed directly onto our fingers! This was a family reunion, and we enjoyed visiting in the pleasant sunroom each day. Our room was very comfortable... More

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stayed with two boys in the Garden Delight Room. It was in another building near the gardens, so we didn't have to worry about their noise and enjoyed our relaxed stay. The gardens were beautiful and it was nice to spend family time on the private patio. The owner was nice and friendly. We enjoyed our conversation while eating... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Aside from all usual amenities, Cairn House Bed and Breakfast offers entire house for its guests. Yes, all common spaces are for gusts use, save the basement where the proprietor has pitched her headquarters. You'll be even offered a frequent diner card for the most popular local Cajun restaurant.

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Novi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Clean, comfortable, pleasant outdoor space, convenient location, good breakfasts, good conversations. Sunroom and deck were nice social spaces. Fantastic view of the stars at night. Ample parking, free in room Wifi.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A nice find near Traverse City. Spotless, comfortable and a gracious host. Very convent to Williamsburg and the "Horse Show by the Bay". Nice nearby restaurants, but make reservations or arrive before 6pm. Will stay again next year.

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cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Fantastic location for enjoying both Elk Lake and Lake Michigan to use my Kayak. Our host was very helpful with places to hike and to eat dinner. We especially enjoyed hearing about her many travels abroad doing volunteer work. We hope to return some time in the future.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Decorated with flair from our hostess's travels and spotlessly clean, Cairn House is a delightful home. It was a perfect location for our cycling around Torch Lake and over the Sleeping Bear Dune trail as well as touring the Leelenau Peninsula wineries. Sailing and golf are minutes away. Our bed was wonderful. French toast with cinnamon apple filling and bowls... More

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Grandville, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I made a trip up to TC and stayed at Cairn House for two nights. It was very clean and welcoming. Although we didn't spend much time there because we were gone most of days in TC it was very comfortable and we enjoyed Helen. Here B&B is full of decor from her travels. On the morning... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My wife and I are somewhat regulars to the B&B scene, so when we needed to head up to Elk Rapids for a wedding, we naturally chose the Cairn House for its location. Driving up to the main house was gorgeous, and we were warmly greeted by the innkeeper, who then showed us our room. There is one room that... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We were on our way from Traverse City, MI to Macinac Island and found the Cairn House B&B. It was a beautiful place, very clean and quietly located in the middle of the area's lakes. The hostess was very inviting upon arrival. She helped us with finding a restaurant and local to do's. We had a chance to visit with... More

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Address: 8160 Cairn Highway, PO Box 858, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Location: United States > Michigan > Antrim County > Elk Rapids
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairn House Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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