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Wayfarer Lodgings

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1912 South Scenic Highway, Frankfort, MI 49635
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Super little place!! We stayed at the Wayfarer Lodgings so the we would be in the general area a Sleeping Bear Dunes. This is great old "cabin style" place reminiscent of the early days of motor travel (not that I was around then!) This is within walking distance of Lake Michigan, probably a half mile. The small cabins are quaint,... More

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

These cute, tidy and super clean cottages are offered for rent by Mike and Iris Jones....two of the nicest people you will ever meet. Make your reservations early, though, as they fill up fast. Great rates, perfect location and nice innkeepers. Who could ask for more. Tell 'em Tommy sent you!

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Holland, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I grew up in this area but moved away back in the 80's. We have stayed here many time's over the past 30 plus year's. We love how Mike and Iris make you feel right at home. The cottage's are alway's clean and come complete with everything in the kitchen you would need to cook with. We love it also... More

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Sparta, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Found them on the Internet, once we decided we wanted to travel to the Frankfort, Michigan, area, for a quick weekend get-away. We wanted something other than a traditional hotel/motel, and my husband is not a fan of B&B's. The Wayfarer turned out to be perfect! We had our own accommodations, including the great, fully equipped, kitchenette, which allowed us... More

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

During Sep. & Oct. my husband and I spent two long weekends and I spent one by myself. We were greeted by Iris who is friendly and knowledgeable about the area and willing to help with anything you need. Our cottage had a lovely window box full of flowers with nasturtiums (one of my favorites) trailing down. The cottage was... More

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Glenview, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I've been coming to the Benzie County area since I was 10. Now, at age 22 I've finally found the perfect place to stay. On a beautiful, semi-wooded piece of property sits Wayfarer lodgings. Mike and Iris are the most friendly, authentic, and honestly down to earth innkeepers I've ever met. So spunky and ready to give recommendations. If you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Loved this place so much that my family and extended family are coming back again next July. Can't wait!! We loved the area and our side trips to familiar haunts in Empire and Glen Arbor. The beach, the fireworks, the parade on the 4th are memories we love!

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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

for a touch of nostalgia, a reminder of how the world used to be, these simple but comfortable cottages from the '20s are a treat. small yes, but with knotty pine panelling and curtains with bass striking flies, a tidy little kitchen, classic metal lawn chairs and adirondack chairs, plenty of picnic tables and grills. iris was cheerful, welcoming, and... More

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This was the second time we stayed here for a one night golf trip to Arcadia Bluffs which is close by. The cabins are clean, comfortable and close by Frankfort which has plenty of good places to eat. Showers are hot and there are plenty of cabins to accommodate 12+ golfers. Iris and Mike are great and full of personality.... More

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Lapeer, Michigan
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We have driven by this property several times. We thought it looked cute, and we liked the location. We are big fans of Elberta Beach and this place is very close. We made reservations several months prior and had been looking forward to our stay. The owner sent us a text to let us know our cabin was ready for... More

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Address: 1912 South Scenic Highway, Frankfort, MI 49635
Location: United States > Michigan > Benzie County > Frankfort

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ten modern, cozy cottages on beautiful grounds, tucked away from the hustle and bustle. A bit of Americana located just minutes from charming Frankfort, picturesque Lake Michigan beaches, and the scenic Betsie River. A short walk through the meadow and down the stairs brings you to the most beautiful, deserted Lake Michigan beach imaginable. In our fast-paced and ever-changing world, the Wayfarer remains a peaceful spot that has been a favorite for families, couples, and anglers for decades. Our location, 2 miles south of Frankfort, makes us the perfect place to stay and play as well as venture out for the day. ... more   less 
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