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Saint Clair Shores
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Maple room for three nights this past week. It was wonderful and beautiful. Loved the deck on the back of the carriage house over looking the brook. The trail behind the inn are very pretty and quiet. Marci made a wonderful and delicious breakfast every morning. Breakfast on the porch in the morning over looking the... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our stay at the House on the Hill was very pleasant. We stayed in The Maple Room and enjoyed the privacy it offered. Sitting on the deck, overlooking the woods and the babbling brook, was very relaxing. Only complaint with the room was a "too soft" mattress. The breakfasts were wonderful. Marci is a talented chef and the presentation was... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Marcie was super friendly, warm, gracious and helpful - one of our best hosts this trip! There was a nice area with a few snacks and drinks to welcome us, along with an ice machine which was appreciated. The Tamarack room in the carriage house looked nice in the pictures, but once there just felt worn and outdated, especially the... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Maple room in the Carriage House for one night this past weekend, and it was quite enjoyable. It was on the end facing away from the house, so it felt very private, and had the added advantage of a side window for ventilation. In fact, we opened the front door and rear windows and enjoyed a... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

We certainly do hope you come for longer next time! Thank you for your generous review. More 

Brownstown Township, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I recently stayed at the House on The Hill & it was so much more than we imagined. The breakfasts were beautiful, as was our room and the acreage the B & B is on. Everything you need is available to you and the quick drive into Charlevoix was so convenient. I don't think we could have... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

We are so happy that you found your stay relaxing and satisfying. We really hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you so much for your kind words. More 

Frankenmuth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the rural / quiet venue. We had a spacious and comfortable room on the second floor of this 1800's home. The air conditioning definitely beat the heat outdoors (88 outside but it cooled well) and we had a comfortable bed. It was a bonus that Marci and her husband provided (free of charge) access to their private sandy... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

We are so happy that you took full advantage of everything we have to offer! Especially the fact that you also went fishing. The loons are definitely a gift for us to listen to here at The House on the Hill. It was a pleasure to meet all four of you and we are so glad you found everything satisfying... More 

Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at many different bed and breakfasts so I feel we can make an objective rating on the House on the Hill B&B. We loved the setting in the country. Beautiful area of Michigan to drive around. Marci was very hospitable and her breakfasts were tops - some of the best we've ever had at a B&B. However,... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice compliment on our breakfasts. We are proud to present them every morning and are glad you appreciated them. If you return in the future, please request one of our less firm beds. We are happy to accommodate any of your preferences. As for the air conditioning, we did run a test on the room for... More 

Patterson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful stay! Rooms were large with attached bathrooms. Very hot so AC was welcomed. Lots of wonderful room to hang out, have a drink, etc. Beautiful, large front porch to sit, read, have a drink, etc. beautiful lake to view from the porch and rooms. Lots of amenities including soft drinks, cookies, coffee, water. Fabulous extensive breakfast.... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

We are so glad you took advantage of everything we have to offer. Thank you so much for your kind review! More 

alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently stayed 2 nights and were able to really relax. Spent about 4 hours on the lake with the equipment provided and found it most enjoyable. Also hiked into the adjoining woods to get a real taste of the area. Tell them JerriNMarc sent you!

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

So glad you were able to really explore the lake. It is so naturally beautiful! Thank you for your generous review. More 

Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were first timers and found HOH on the web--so glad we did. The pictures do not do it justice! Marci greeted us so warmly and had warm chocolate chip cookies for us as well. She was so gracious and kind as she showed us the property: the beautiful walking trail, the lake and all of the equipment for enjoying... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

We are so happy to see you were happy! It was a pleasure to meet you both. So glad you were able to try kayaking, especially on a calm lake. Hopefully we will see you again. Thank you for your kind words! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Northern Michigan's Premier Bed and Breakfast overlooks peaceful St. Clair Lake, part of the Chain of Lakes. Paddle Boards, Kayaks and Canoe available during your visit. 53 Wooded acres, groomed hiking trails, spectacular gardens and sitting areas. Walking distance to the restaurant The Rowe Inn. Memorable sit-down full breakfasts. King or queen beds in every room, along with private bath. Elegantly appointed. Winter packages. Open year-round. Charlevoix, 11 miles. Petoskey, 25 miles. Traverse City, 38 miles. Voted #1 Best Bed & Breakfast in Northwest Michigan for two consecutive years . ... more   less 

Additional Information about The House on the Hill

Address: 9661 Lake St, Ellsworth, MI 49729-9671
Location: United States > Michigan > Antrim County > Ellsworth
Price Range: $184 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The House on the Hill 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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