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Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast

244 E. 8th Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
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Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #9 of 20 Traverse City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Effingham, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have B&B'd before, but have rarely had such a gracious stay. Every detail of our preferences and comforts was accounted for. We stayed the weekend of Cherry Festival (unbeknownst to us)--but were really there to pick our daughter up from Interlochen Summer Camp. We enjoyed the Langley Room, a second story room with a shared bath, which worked out... More

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TheGardener44, Owner at Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind words. We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay and we look forward to another visit from you next summer! More

Monroe, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was our first Bed and Breakfast experience and it was awesome! We stayed in the Hammond Room which is on the first floor, has its own bathroom, and a very comfortable queen sized bed. The first morning we accidentally slept thru breakfast, but the Oviatt staff so kindly left us omelets and fresh fruit for when we woke up!... More

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

Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in the Hammond Room. We love to cook here at the Oviatt House, so it is nice to hear sincere compliments about the quality of our breakfasts. We look forward to another visit from you soon. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed on the last night of our honeymoon and had a wonderful time! This was our second bed and breakfast experience and we enjoyed the hospitality. It really did feel like she opened her home to us. We stayed in the grose room that had it's own bath and entrance. The room was very clean and we enjoyed all... More

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

Thank you for taking your time to write a review for us. We appreciate when guests notice the small details and know the value in word of mouth advertising. We hope you will come back to visit us again! More

Whitehall, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

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Address: 244 E. 8th Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
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Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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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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