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Cairn House Bed and Breakfast

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Troutman, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and had a blast. Ronnie and Mark are very sweet and would give us whatever we needed. Christmas decorations were beautiful throughout the whole house. Their kids are very friendly and hung out with us. We stayed in the cottage and it was great. Very clean. Definitely want to come back

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We just spent a weekend at the Cairn House B&B. It is under new management but you would never know it from the excellent service. The innkeeper, Ronnie, was friendly, the breakfast was superb, and the room very comfortable. Ronnie and her family live in the house so you bump into her husband, Mark, or one of the almost-grown kids... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

An amazing oasis with a very friendly hostess who delights in serving up the most wonderful breakfast specialties! We had the King room at the top of the stairs - very comfy bedding and pillows, beautiful bathroom. The back porch had a lovely fire pit to help keep us engaged talking with the owner and fellow guests long into the... More 

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We were very pleased with this B & B, and with the proprietor, Helen. She aimed to please, and made us very comfortable. Lovely breakfasts were ready each morning, along with a cup of coffee placed directly onto our fingers! This was a family reunion, and we enjoyed visiting in the pleasant sunroom each day. Our room was very comfortable... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stayed with two boys in the Garden Delight Room. It was in another building near the gardens, so we didn't have to worry about their noise and enjoyed our relaxed stay. The gardens were beautiful and it was nice to spend family time on the private patio. The owner was nice and friendly. We enjoyed our conversation while eating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Aside from all usual amenities, Cairn House Bed and Breakfast offers entire house for its guests. Yes, all common spaces are for gusts use, save the basement where the proprietor has pitched her headquarters. You'll be even offered a frequent diner card for the most popular local Cajun restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Clean, comfortable, pleasant outdoor space, convenient location, good breakfasts, good conversations. Sunroom and deck were nice social spaces. Fantastic view of the stars at night. Ample parking, free in room Wifi.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A nice find near Traverse City. Spotless, comfortable and a gracious host. Very convent to Williamsburg and the "Horse Show by the Bay". Nice nearby restaurants, but make reservations or arrive before 6pm. Will stay again next year.

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cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Fantastic location for enjoying both Elk Lake and Lake Michigan to use my Kayak. Our host was very helpful with places to hike and to eat dinner. We especially enjoyed hearing about her many travels abroad doing volunteer work. We hope to return some time in the future.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Decorated with flair from our hostess's travels and spotlessly clean, Cairn House is a delightful home. It was a perfect location for our cycling around Torch Lake and over the Sleeping Bear Dune trail as well as touring the Leelenau Peninsula wineries. Sailing and golf are minutes away. Our bed was wonderful. French toast with cinnamon apple filling and bowls... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Cairn House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 8160 Cairn Hwy, PO Box 858, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9310
Location: United States > Michigan > Antrim County > Elk Rapids
Price Range: $99 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairn House Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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