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The House on the Hill

Certificate of Excellence
9661 Lake Street, Ellsworth, MI 49729
The House on the Hill
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I were here for a short stay two years ago and enjoyed it, so we booked a couple nights again this year and again had a great time. Marci gives the breakfasts a truly gourmet touch. There is a spacious common area on the main floor, soft drinks coffee and tea available at all times, comfortable and... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A beautiful bed and breakfast with a lake as our front yard and a bubbling brook as our back yard. Gorgeous grounds, comfortable, cozy, tastefully furnished lodgings, scrumptious breakfasts and the nicest, most welcoming 'substitute' innkeepers.We used this lovely place as our base and traveled throughout upper western Michigan, coming back to relax and enjoy the beauty and serenity of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are experienced B&B visitors and have stayed at many around the country. The House on the Hill is at the top of our list. We have been staying at the House on the Hill every summer for many years. It just keeps getting better and better as several areas and rooms are redecorated and amenities added. Marci and Phil... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the nice review! We are so happy to see you every year, and look forward to your next visit. I will watch for your reservation so I can serve the crepes again! More 

Millersburg, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, there is a reason why this place gets so many good reviews. I booked this place based off of the Trip Advisor reviews for our anniversary and it didn't disappoint in the least bit. The room we stayed in was very comfortable and and the B&B was well maintained by Philip and Marci. It was nice to have the... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a nice and quiet break. Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment Marci greets you until you bid the House on the Hill "adieu" you feel welcome and pampered. Delicious gourmet breakfasts, impeccably clean rooms that are uniquely decorated, and even homemade cookies for an afternoon or late night snack, There are peaceful spots to curl up with a book...both inside and out. Marci and Phil are delightful conversationalists.... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

It is our pleasure to see you year after year! Thank you for the generous review. Can't wait to see you next year! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here after 2 nights in traverse city and before a camping adventure in the UP. Marci was amazing. Her customer service was spot on: informative, available, but not over intrusive. The B&B is so beautiful and peaceful! We will definitely be recommending it to others who travel to the area!

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Thank you for stopping over before your camping trip in the Upper Peninsula! We are so glad you found your stay enjoyable. More 

Almont, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent three nights in the Maple Room. The room was beautiful with a very comfortable bed and a gorgeous bathroom. Phil and Marci were exceptional hosts and thought of everything. They were very gracious and friendly. The gourmet breakfast was superb! There were running trails, paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing.We have been to other B&Bs but truly loved this... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

It's so nice to see our guests taking advantage of everything we have to offer. You ran the trails and got on the water! Thank you for your kind review. We sincerely hope to see you again. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we pulled up we were so excited the House on the Hill has the most beautiful setting. Each morning we awoke to a decadent 3 course plated breakfast. Maci and Phillip were such wonderful hosts. They were both knowledgeable about the area and gave suggestions on the best places to visit and eat. We cannot wait to go back!

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to accommodate you and we hope you enjoyed the beautiful scenery of northern Michigan. Thank you for the kind review. We hope you will be back! More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We've been to many B&Bs, and this one is in the top tier. The location is great: you are close to Charlevoix, Petoskey, etc. and within about 20 minutes to see magnificent sunsets on Lake Michigan. The House on the Hill is also within walking distance to the Rowe Inn, a wonderful gourmet restaurant in Ellsworth. And, speaking of gourmet,... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for the kind review. We hope to see you again! More 

Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great location to get away. Close to Traverse City, Boyne, Torch Lake, etc. Owners are friendly and easy to talk to. A lot of thought has gone into their house and everything is taken care of. All night snacks included, what's not to love? My wife and I sat on the beach, had a bonfire with some libations and chatted... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and got to experience all the summer activities in Northern Michigan! Thank you for the kind review. More 

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