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“Great Experience! Les is an amazing cook!” 5 of 5 stars
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15627 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686   |  
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Ranked #3 of 20 Traverse City B&B and Inns
Illinois, United States
2 reviews
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“Great Experience! Les is an amazing cook!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This was our first stay (2 nights) at Tesoro and we completely loved the whole experience! We stayed in the pear tree room upstairs, it was large, beautifully furnished and very comfortable. We had a view of the vineyard and Chateau Chantal. The breakfasts were even better than we expected based on reviews. The breads, fruits, and entrees were the best breakfasts we have ever had. Also the nighttime sweets were very good too. We enjoyed breakfast outside on the back patio. Great location too - within minutes of several wineries and still close to downtown. We highly recommend this B&B and we will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This was our first stay at Tesoro (2 nights) and I have never been more impressed by a hotel or a bed & breakfast! My husband and I went on vacation with another couple so we had reserved both the Trellis Suite and the Pear Tree Suite. The rooms and the house is beautifully decorated, but it was Les/Jane that made all the difference! They are perfectly suited to running a bed & breakfast: warm, inviting people with a passion for food and hospitality! The turn-down service, nightly decadent desserts, and superb breakfasts are without comparison. We found Tesoro's location to be ideal--close to Traverse City and embedded in the winery area (across the road from Chateau to Chantal even). Nothing I can say will do this couple or this B&B justice--a MUST STAY!

Room Tip: Trellis Suite is beautiful and spacious, but does have a lot of natural light in the evening/morning...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We will be back!! We have stayed in B&B's before and this is by far the BEST B&B we have ever visited. Jane and Les have the perfect balance of allowing you privacy or the ability to socialize. We chose privacy and had breakfast in our room each morning. The little touches mean a lot - like the daily fresh flowers in our room, turn-down service with gourmet dessert (this is no little mint on your pillow!!). Breakfast is over the top decadent with 2 courses and lots of choices. Jane's decorating talent shows throughout this amazing contemporary home. Thank you both and you will see us again!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Vintner Suite which is better than great - bed is less firm than we prefer and the...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

This was our first stay (2 nights) at Tesoro and we completely loved the whole experience. It is very calming and relaxing, beautifully and tastefully decorated. We stayed in the pear tree room upstairs, it was large, beautifully furnished and very comfortable. We had a view of the vineyard and Chateau Chantal.

The breakfasts were even better than we expected based on reviews. The breads, fruits, and entrees were the best breakfasts we have ever had. Also the nighttime sweets were very good too. We did not need much lunch because we were so full from breakfast. We enjoyed breakfast in the tower room and outside on the back patio.

Great location too - within minutes of several wineries and still close to downtown.

We highly recommend this B&B and we will definitely stay here again!

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Everything that has been said in previous reviews is true. We just returned from a 5 night stay and absolutely loved it. We aren't big B&B fans because of the usual grandma decor, but the Tesoro Inn looked so different, we decided to give it a try, and we're very glad we did! The location and inn are beautiful, the decor relaxing and welcoming, the grounds and building are immaculate, the hosts are friendly but unobtrusive, and the breakfasts were unbelievable. We have never spent so little on dinners on vacation, as we were still full from breakfast !! And the nightly sweet surprises on the night stand were wonderful too. I would highly recommend Tesoro and Traverse City to anyone who likes good food and wine, and lots to do in between.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michigan, USA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Just returned home yesterday from a 4 night stay at Tesoro Inn. All of the previous reviews are right on spot. Do not hesitate to stay at this lovely property. Delicious gourmet cooked to order breakfasts, immaculately clean, peaceful and great hosts!! Would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Blaine, Minnesota, United States
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5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

This inn was like a spa! From the moment you walked in the front door and heard the quiet music, it felt soothing. The rooms were all luxurious and nicely furnished, from the king-sized bed, to the beautifully tiled shower, to the soothing colors and of the rooms.
The breakfasts were better than any restaurant we have been. Les is an amazing cook. We got to choose off a daily menu, and it was all fantastic. We were able to eat outside in the beautiful back yard, but guests could also choose to eat indoors or have breakfast in bed. When we came home from dinner, there was a dessert on our nightstands each night - delicious!
The Inn had a community feel, with people hanging out in the kitchen, a shared back yard area, and a shared living room area. There was even a community fridge near the front door, stocked with soda and water for the guests. The kitchen had a hot and cold water dispenser, along with teas, for the use of the guests. Guests make themselves right at home. The Inn is surrounded by farm country and grape vineyards, very peaceful surroundings. We loved it! Les and Jane are wonderful hosts.

Room Tip: The room we were in was the vintners room, which was very beautiful but had the smallest bathroom of...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Tesoro Inn

Address: 15627 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tesoro Inn is a beautiful, contemporary Bed and Breakfast situated in the heart of wine country on the lovely Old Mission Peninsula. We are nestled within acres of orchards and vineyards, surrounded by beauty in all seasons. Please come, relax and enjoy. ... more   less 

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