Cottage Inn is right in town, but on lightly travelled Market Street, not the main drag. I prefer to stay in town to be near restaurants, so am willing to put up with a little town noise in exchange for the convenience.
The owners, Don and Virginia, were always helpful and curteous, but are (thankfully) not real chatty. After all, I imagine I'm like most B&B guests that value time with their significant other, not yacking with the owners.
The Cottage Inn is actually newer construction so there are many amenities you may not find at other B&Bs - e.g. flat screens/dvd, phone, private bath, ceiling fans, and a/c in the room. Also, random bugaboos that often haunt older accomodations like stuck windows, funky bathrooms, etc are non existent.
The Inn is on a pretty small lot, but they've done a very nice job with the landscaping and lending the whole exterior a nice inviting feel.
There was a tasty continental breakfast with scratch made baked goods, fresh fruit and the like to get us going in the morning. There's some afternoon cookies also, but we were out and about and missed that.
There's a common area with the front desk, a couch, comfy chair and a few bistro tables/chairs, as well as some more small tables on their porch. If several couples or friends are travelling together, they might find this common area a little small and too open for a gathering place.
I have visited MI several times and have found the very best time is post labor day during the week. Rates drop significantly ($120 Sunday night at the Cottage Inn), weather is ideal for hiking/biking, everything is still open, and the big crowds are gone.
I generally like to try different places to stay, and there's a big selection on the island. However, I feel we've found one of the gems - We will definitely be in touch with the folks at Cottage inn the next time we visit.
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