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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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Almont, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to House On the Hill. To draw people to come back requires multiple reasons. Marci provides a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere, great food and the location. If one chooses to just relax on the front porch, walk to the beach or trails or travel to near by sites, then this B & B fits... More 

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

We are so glad you returned for another visit! Thank you for the generous review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We felt so comfortable and welcome at this inn. The beauty of nature that surrounds this place is so refreshing to the mind, body and soul! The front porch overlooks the lake and makes a great place to renew and refresh. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable. The breaksfasts are so delicious and served so graciously. It is our second... More 

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

We are so glad you came back for another stay! Thank you for your kind words and the great photos! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have visited The House on the Hill three times. We absolutely LOVE it. It's beautifully well maintained with gorgeous views and property. Easy access to the lake and nature trails. The hosts are wonderful. The house is close to Charlevoix with lots of things to do. Highly recommended for one night or a whole week. The... More 

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

We are so grateful that you return every year! Thank you for the glowing review, it is so appreciated. See you next year! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was one of the places that my wife and I stopped at on our honeymoon. We were struck right away with how quiet and peaceful it was being situated across the road from St. Clair Lake. We stayed in the Pine Room and loved the modern yet comfortable feel it had. Breakfasts in the morning were unbelieveably delicious. I... More 

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

We are glad that you chose us to celebrate your honeymoon! Thank you for the kind words and best wishes for many happy years together. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This B&B has a beautiful setting with spectacular views, comfortable rooms, an enchanting lake (with paddle boards, kayaks, and a canoe available to guests!)... and, most memorably, fabulous breakfasts. Marci's meals, as so many reviewers have noted, rate five stars. My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful reunion with dear friends at the House on the Hill, and recommend it... More 

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

Thank you for the kind review. We are so glad you had such a nice reunion with friends and we were able to provide a welcoming place for you! More 

Perrysburg, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This was our 2nd stay at House on the Hill and, once again, it exceeded our high expectations! The 1st "B" (the 'Bed' part) they have down to perfection. The room we stayed in, The Aspen, is beautifully decorated, comfortable and spacious. It's the 2nd 'B' that really blows us away. The breakfasts are fantastic... a 3 course gourmet meal... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed the very things we strive to perfect at our B & B. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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