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Reviewed September 7, 2016

Booked this B&B 6 nights beforehand. Stayed in the Honeymoon/Anniversary Suite with the balcony. Beautiful view! Lovely grass area along the lake. Would make a wonderful very small wedding venue. Mary, owner & hostess was absolutely delightful. It was like I was staying with my grandmother again. Home is done up very cottage like, florals, pinks, lace, wicker. Bed was...

Thank Pat K
Reviewed August 24, 2016

A friend and I stayed at the Gingerbread House B&B in August. The house, which was originally built as a rooming house in the late 1800's, was delightful and comfortable. The Innkeeper/owner, Mary, was knowledgeable about the area, warm and witty. We stayed in the 2nd story room with the porch overlooking the bay - lovely. I would stay at...

Thank Lorie5563
Farmington Hills, MI
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Innkeeper and owner, Mary, was very sweet and a perfect hostess. The Gingerbread house is in the quaint and timeless community of Bay View. A great deal of history wrapped up in a perfect getaway with a lovely breakfast and accommodations. Thank you for the great time Mary!

Thank CamClan
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed October 7, 2015

Mary, the innkeeper, is the most wonderful person - a joy to talk to! She was so welcoming from the moment we arrived. She had wine and cheese and crackers and was ready to tell us about the house and the Petoskey area. We stayed in a room with a king size bed and also had a separate sitting area...

Thank kapeka
Lewisburg, West Virginia
Reviewed September 24, 2015

Mary Gruber herself is enough to make you want to stay here. I've never met a more helpful, sweet, friendly, flexible, kind, interesting, and classy inn keeper anywhere. She is a gem. Oh, by the way, the house and the breakfasts are great, too. But go there to meet Mary! You won't regret it, that I can promise.

Thank hds3
Oakville, Canada
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Wonderful host, Mary! Old world Victorian beach house. Very pretty and nicely appointed. Close to historic cottages - well worth walking around and close to beach access. A bit noisy - can't be helped as it is on 31.

1Thank Sailingannie
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Mary makes you feel at home. She is your loving mother, your loving grandmother, she is your best friend. We were two couples and had a wonderful time. Mary is informative, kind, wise, and welcoming. Her breakfasts are unique and delicious. She guided us to tasty restaurants and fun local experiences. You cannot miss this bed and breakfast! We are...

2Thank Karen M
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stayed here over Labor Day with family in all four rooms. We were in Petoskey for my daughters wedding. Mary is one of a kind and certainly one of the nicest people we have ever met. Jumped right in and helped my wife with some wedding stuff, obviously the breakfast's she made were top notch, and her Granddaughter Megan was...

1Thank Mark M
Reviewed September 9, 2012

We paid $135 for a room in September, which I thought was overpriced but it was a charming little place with amazing breakfast. An old woman runs it and she cooks everything from scratch, which I liked. Her gingerbread cookies were the best I've ever had! We also had good company (2 couples) join us for breakfast, which is what...

1Thank Kelsey M
Reviewed August 4, 2012

I hesitate to share this review, simply because I'd like to keep this secret all to myself. Mary makes each and every guest feel like family visiting for a wonderful, carefree lake vacation. Breakfast is homemade with love, rooms are delightful lakeside havens. We were fortunate to have the private balcony enjoying views of the beautiful bay at all times...

2Thank Eugenia P
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Address: 1130 Bluff, Bay View, MI 49770-5004
Location: United States > Michigan > Emmet County > Bay View
Price Range: $50 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Anniversary/Honeymoon suite if you don't mind the stairs”
 of 5 bubbles indianagirl56, Sep 7, 2016 | Read review
“Choose the one with the veranda -- if you can climb stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles hds3, Sep 24, 2015 | Read review
“at the back will be quieter but not quiet. We were on the ground floor - lots of lovely light!”
 of 5 bubbles Sailingannie, Jul 19, 2014 | Read review
“If you can't reserve the room with the spacious balcony, don't worry the other rooms are lovely, too, and the shared areas of the home have perfect views of the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles eugeniap39, Aug 4, 2012 | Read review
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