My wife and I just returned from a three-night stay at Chateau Chantal, part of our 30th anniversary celebration. We had heard that CC is nice, but it exceeded our expectations by quite some bit. What a delightful surprise!
Highlights: the room (beautiful and spacious, especially the bath), the hospitality (nice people! -- both staff and guests), the location (on a quiet stretch of the prime Northern Michigan summer tourism area), and especially THE VIEW (nearly Big Sur-ish in its high vantage over beautiful, sparkling, blue water -- and in CC's case, water both to the east and the west!).
Good restaurants (The Boathouse, Bowers Harbor Inn, Old Mission Tavern) are nearby. Also, you can't come here and pass up the Old Mission General Store. Kind of like the area's own Oakville Grocery (of Napa Valley fame).
Our only slight complaints: our bed was somewhat soft and wobbly, and the young breakfast chef, though very enthusiastic and personable, is obviously still learning. But these are minor quibbles when everything else about CC seems so right.
We saw most of CC's 10 or 11 rooms, and though the sizes and views vary, it looks as if you can't go wrong with any of them.
DEFINITELY recommended for a romantic getaway. It was painful toeave!
- Also Known As:
- Chateau Chantal Winery Hotel Traverse City
- Chateau Chantal Winery Hotel
- Chateau Chantal
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Immerse yourself in Chateau Chantal. Our vision is to offer a unique experience in Northern Hospitality that combines vineyard and winery, B&B lodging and friendly company, all in a relaxing rural landscape featuring breathtaking views, local beaches, trails and quiet country roads. We are located just 12 miles North of Traverse City, on M-37, Old Mission Peninsula. Our B&B guests enjoy exceptional amenities. From cozy rooms to spacious suites, featuring views of vineyards and fresh water, terrace or balcony, wet bar, whirlpool tub, high ceilings, and elegant furnishings. The inn itself offers fireplaces and sitting areas, ample breakfasts and attentive front desk staff. The Chateau sits amid the restaurants, wineries, and historic agriculture of Old Mission Peninsula. Nearby, in the Grand Traverse region, you’ll find shopping, galleries, cultural venues, fine dining, championship golf, and four robust seasons of activity. ... more less