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“I recommend a stay here to all who pass through Elk Rapids.” 4 of 5 stars
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Cairn House Bed and Breakfast
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   8160 Cairn Highway, PO Box 858, Elk Rapids, MI 49629   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Elk Rapids B&B and Inns
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“I recommend a stay here to all who pass through Elk Rapids.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2009

We enjoyed the room accomodations as well as the good company in the morning that was served up along with delicious food. Thank you!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Middleton Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2009

Lovely home with a great yard and wonderfull landscaping. Our room with the king bed was great. Our hostess was very friendly and has great stories to tell about her travels around the world. Food was great. We really loved the hickory wood floor. Price was lower than most in the area. Great value for the money.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2008

Cairn House is run by Helen, a welcoming and gracious hostess, who goes out of her way to welcome guests and accomodate their individual needs. The house is beautifully kept up and clean. The bed was comfortable and the breakfast delicious! I would highly recommend staying here. It is an oasis of quiet comfort located in beautiful surroundings near the charming town of Elk Rapids.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Dexter, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2008

We stayed at the Cairn House for one quick night, and wish we could've stayed longer! We will definately be back.
We stayed in the Northern Reflections room during a break in our drive along the coast for a fall color tour. Helen knew we would arrive late, and was extremely gracious in accomodating us. Not only did she have restaurant suggestions at the ready, she offered tips on discounted meals and quicker entry (to make it past the lines!). Due to our brief weekend trip, the fact that we planned to rise early and leave before breakfast didn't bother Helen at all - In fact she went way beyond our expectations. She had a special breakfast prepared for us, complete with homemade breads, homemade juices, and a phenominal egg strata. She had fresh coffee brewed, and offered suggestions on places to stop for the best sunrise photographs.
We really look forward to our next stay at the Cairn House Bed and Breakfast - whatever the time of year.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Doha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2008

The room was small but very clean, comfortable and elegantly decorated. The landlady was very hospitable, warm, welcoming, helpful and friendly and cooked a great breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Cairn House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 8160 Cairn Highway, PO Box 858, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Location: United States > Michigan > Antrim County > Elk Rapids
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Elk Rapids
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairn House Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An elegant colonial style home, Cairn House Bed and Breakfast, a Northern Michigan Bed and Breakfast, welcomes you to enjoy this serene natural setting near the coastal village of Elk Rapids, MI on Lake Michigan, twenty miles north of Traverse City, Michigan. Cairn House B&B takes pleasure in sharing the elegant furnishings collected from around the world. Relax in front of the fireplace in our formal living room or retreat to the sun room to enjoy a good novel. ... more   less 
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