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Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast

244 E. 8th Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Whitehall, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Oviatt House. Franny and her staff are awesome hosts. Our rooms (3) were pleasant and comfortable. We had the perks of our own bathroom, and 2 others had a shared bath. The location was perfect for driving, biking or walking around TC. Breakfast was excellent. Overall just a great place to stay at... More

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FrannyBluhm, Owner at Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to send in a review. Traverse is really a fun city and I am glad you had the time to enjoy it. More

The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had a great time at the Oviatt House! Unfortunately, we had to cut our stay short, but we really enjoyed it while we were there. Franny, her husband and the other staff were so welcoming, friendly and accommodating that they really made us feel at home. We stayed in the Grose Room, which is very nicely decorated, has its... More

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Medina, Ohio
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
22 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great little urban B&B. Franny exceptionally friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed a glass (or two!) of wine with her and shared stories and life experiences finding we had many things in common. I enjoyed my private room with en suite bath and private entrance. The house is old and creaky and you can hear your neighbors but that's ok because... More

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Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Oviatt House. Franny was such a wonderful hostess. You can tell that she loves what she does. Our room was pleasant and comfortable if a bit small. We had the perks of our own bathroom and a private entrance which was definitely the way to go. The location was perfect, we were within... More

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San Francisco, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Don't really have anything to add - the other reviews have pretty much covered it: 1) Franny - very, very friendly & helpful,fun to talk to... 2) Incredibly convenient location - only 5 min walk to downtown, but far enough away to be quiet 3) Breakfast: delicious.Franny is more than happy to accommodate any dietary preferences (because whatever it is,... More

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FrannyBluhm, Owner at Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Oviatt House B&B. So glad you enjoyed your stay in Traverse. We feel so fortunate to have this beautiful location to share. We look forward to your future visit. More

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We just stayed at the Oviatt House over the Labor Day weekend, and I can't write enough good things about it. Franny was a superb hostess in providing information about local sites and restaurants and served wonderful and creative breakfasts. Over the two days were were treated to oatmeal pie, baked oatmeal, quinoa salad, fruit, yogurt, scrambled eggs, etc. The... More

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FrannyBluhm, Owner at Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

I am so glad you felt so at home at the Oviatt House and that we fed you well. We have fun doing it and I'm glad we were a good fit for your vacation. Traverse is a beautiful spot; it is hard to go wrong with a vacation here. Thanks so much for your review and taking the time... More

Saint Charles, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Location, location, location. Don't be fooled by the look of the street, you are blocks from downtown Traverse City, walking distance to most everything. This is a small, old house; very clean, comfortable and quiet. There is plenty of parking, not common in this area. But those are not this B&B's best features. It's Franny. She is a wonderful cook,... More

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FrannyBluhm, Owner at Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review of the Oviatt House. The entire fun of running a B & B is visiting with guests and listening to all of the stories that are told at the breakfast table. Each person at the table helps to create the fun and laughter... More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We had a fabulous stay at this lovely b&b. We stayed in the Grose room which has it's own entrance via the back of the house, and an en suite bathroom. The bed was super-comfortable and the room, though small, was well-kept. The highlight, though, was Franny and the absolutely delicious breakfast. Franny took into account our dietary restrictions (no... More

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FrannyBluhm, Owner at Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. I remember those pancakes too! The credit for those goes to Julia, who found the Lemon-Poppy pancake recipe and mixed up the batter the night before. Traverse City is a city and area we love as well, and I'm glad we had a part in helping you enjoy it too. Look forward to you coming back.... More

Michigan
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
35 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

It's nice to park the car and walk to downtown activities, restaurants, beach, shopping, etc... Parking in T.C. can be a pain so this is a real plus. Hostess Franny and her sister are pleasant and helpful. Breakfasts are good. Be specific when making reservations if ensuite bathrooms are important to you. Room are very small. Home is old.No individual... More

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FrannyBluhm, Owner at Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Oviatt House B&B. Our home is an old one built in 1899 by a Scotsman! He indeed was a practical and thrifty man and the room size refects his philosophy! The rooms are a bit on the small side but we try to make up for that with beautiful furniture and art... More

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Yes Franny is a very nice interesting and accommodating person as we found out two nights in July. Yes the house is not huge but it is suprizingly quite in regards to not hearing other guests. Special treat for those of us who like organic and natural foods but the regular stuff is still available. Yes there is a organic... More

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FrannyBluhm, Owner at Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

You are great to send in such a nice report about Oviatt House. We too love being just down the street from the organic food store Oryana. For any visitors that care about organics, they will love checking out that location. Good for picnics and good for loading up the car to take home some basics. I am so glad... More

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Additional Information about Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 244 E. 8th Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
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Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast is located near the picture perfect downtown area of Traverse City. A full breakfast of organic and locally grown foods, a garden deck for morning coffee if you wish; beautiful early American antiques in comfortable bedrooms. Across the street, walk along the Boardman River walkway directly to the downtown area and its famous food venues. A 10 minute drive takes you to the wineries of Mission Peninsula. A perfect central location for visiting the Grand Traverse Bay Area. ... more   less 

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