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Schooner Manitou

13258 S West Bayshore, Traverse City, MI 49684
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Aliso Viejo, California, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

This was such a unique trip. My boyfriend and I stayed overnight and did the sunset cruise. You really have to do both. The staff was so nice and accommodating. They all have such great histories and are truly wonderful people. The beds are bunks below deck, but you do have your own area. They allow swimming off the boat... More

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Island Lake, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Well we found it! Our very special day was enhanced with the Bed and Breakfast. The weather was beautiful and the experience left nothing more to be desired. The crew was a wonderful bunch of hard working young adults that treated everyone on board with the utmost respect and courtesy. The accommodations were better than expected for an 1800 replica... More

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Waterford, Michigan, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We spent two nights on the boat. The rooms are simple and small. However, it was a lot of fun. The crew is wonderful. I really cannot say enough good things about them. Everyone we dealt with was friendly, kind and welcoming. Every member of the crew took the time to introduce themselves to us and make sure we were... More

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Mansfield, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I had been encouraged to take this cruise by friends who had taken the astronomy cruise a few years earlier. It was everything that I expected. Even though the accomodations were spartan (as advertised), the crew was very friendly and made me feel at home. They were all polished professionals when it came to handling the boat. The wine-tasting each... More

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McLean, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We spent the night on the boat. The accomodations are spartan, just as described. We slept on deck and it was beautiful. Waking up before sunrise to see swans swimming by and then seeing a fishing boat go out just as the sun rose was a picture perfect experience. Some crew spent the night and more came onboard to prepare... More

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Holland, Michigan
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141 reviews 141 reviews
29 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We enjoyed the evening wine tasting cruise and overnight B&B option on the schooner. B&B guests are taaken on board before the rest fo the cruise passenger to get settled and comfortable. There was a large group of maybe 45 for the wine tasting/dinner cruise which lasted 2 hours. Those who wanted could get involved hoisting the sails, but after... More

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

Just took the ride, didn't sleep onboard. The short ride was very nice, the crew was very pleasant and light snacks were available. The ride wasn't very long, but then again, that was my expectation. The only places to sit onboard are on benches and sea lockers, so this is not for someone who is looking for "comfort".

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Holland, Michigan
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

We just returned from a great time on the Schooner Manitou. Our four-day trip was designated an “astronomy cruise.” We looked at planets, stars, constellations and the moon, and also learned about other facets of our universe—all led by an astronomer from a Michigan college. We sailed all four days, with one day having absolutely perfect sailing conditions. We enjoyed... More

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Saugus, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

I should have written this review months ago but better late... I love B&Bs and this was definitely something unique. I was lucky enough to stay on a Wednesday night - music night - under a full moon - when during a very rainy week it did not rain! I was the only guest so one of the crew and... More

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Additional Information about Schooner Manitou

Address: 13258 S West Bayshore, Traverse City, MI 49684
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #11 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fresh air and starry nights abound from the decks of one of the largest traditional sailing vessels on the Great Lakes. You’ll experience one of the best vantage points on West Grand Traverse Bay. Join us on board for an adventurous overnight secured at our pier and a hearty homemade full breakfast cooked on our wood burning stove in the morning. There are accommodations for 24 guests in 12 private cabins below deck which are rustic and fitting of a mid-1800’s style windjammer. Each is equipped with two built-in, wooden, single bunks and electric lighting. The cabins are bright, clean, comfortable and supplied with fresh linens, towels and warm blankets. There’s plenty of room for a good night’s sleep or, if you’d rather (and the weather’s appropriate) you may bring a sleeping bag and a pad for sleeping on deck under the stars. There are two enclosed toilet facilities on deck that are kept sparkling clean. Access to shower facilities on shore is available for further passenger comfort. Mornings are a special time, with spectacular sunrises climbing over Old Mission Peninsula. Wake up to a fresh mug of coffee topside while the preparation of breakfast is in its final stages…This is one to remember. ... more   less 

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