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#1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Frankfort
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Ten cozy, vintage cottages with many modern conveniences, on beautiful grounds, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. A bit of Americana located just minutes from charming Frankfort, picturesque Lake Michigan beaches, and the scenic Betsie River. A short walk through the meadow and down the stairs brings you to the most beautiful, deserted Lake Michigan beach imaginable. In our fast-paced and ever-changing world, the Wayfarer remains a peaceful spot that has been a favorite for families, couples, and anglers for decades. Our location, 2 miles south of Frankfort, makes us the perfect place to stay and play as well as venture out for the day.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Refrigerator in room
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Non-smoking rooms
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Clean comfortable Cabin, great location, great hosts, very good pricing on the stay as well. Can't ask for more. Second stop at Wayfarer twelve years apart and couldn't be happier that some things stay wonderfully the same. Oh there have been improvements like a stairway to the
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Response from Innkeeper_Iris, Owner at Wayfarer Lodgings
Responded Oct 30, 2018
Oh my goodness, Joseph, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, again. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. It is much appreciated.
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What a relaxing place, Iris and Mike are like your relatives in the country! They even have a group of Chickens roaming around! Great prices for up north lodging, in the summer, and a great location in beautiful NW Michigan! What more could you ask??
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Response from Innkeeper_Iris, Owner at Wayfarer Lodgings
Responded Aug 25, 2018
Dear Ginny M., Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. It is much appreciated.
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Iris was great host, always there to answer our questions, and get us bags of ice! Wayfarer has unique wood cabins on a large parcel of land - reminded me of old New England and U.P. fishing resorts. Just like camping - except with hot showers, internet, no bugs, morning
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Response from Innkeeper_Iris, Owner at Wayfarer Lodgings
Responded Aug 16, 2018
Dear suncoast66Tampa, This excellent review should be part of our advertising. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our little 97 year old cabins as well as the entire area. You experienced Pure Michigan and we hope to see you again. Thanks so much :)
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The Wayfarer Lodgings has been our home away from home for many years. The quaint,quiet cottages are well kept and just off the beaten path from Frankfort Beach. Its difficult to say which is or favorite cottage because each offers a little song of its own. You know, the
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Response from Innkeeper_Iris, Owner at Wayfarer Lodgings
Responded Aug 1, 2018
Dear HomeGirl17 - such a lovely review. It made my heart sing. Thanks ever so much for taking the time to review the Wayfarer.
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This place is a few minutes walk from Lake Michigan and I loved walking the beach there although I had to wear shoes since it's a rocky beach. The cabins are small but well organized to make the best use of the space. Nice retro furniture and a very comfortable bed. Glad for the
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Response from Innkeeper_Iris, Owner at Wayfarer Lodgings
Responded Jul 27, 2018
What a great way to start my day in the office. Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Wayfarer. In April of this year, we've had a tsunami-like event, a seiche, on Lake Michigan. Our sandy beach has become a bit rockier. But like you said, with sandals for beachcombing, it all works out for the best :) Mother Nature, what can you do...
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View from the kitchen window of Cottage #10" The Cardinal"
they provide a kitchenette.
Very clean cabins
Bathroom
View out the font door- the door and all the windows can be left open
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Hello :) We cannot give discounts during July and August. We give a repeat guest discount, as well as a retired military discount. We allow a small number of dogs at a cost of $20 per pet, per night
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"Their summer rates are the lowest around!"
"Cottages 7-10 have great "back yards" with grills and a picnic table for each cottage."
"Recommend kitchenette cabins if staying longer than 3 nights, well worth the upgrade!"
"All the cottages are great, look at the pictures of the floor plans and the gallery photos."
"MUST do the walk to the lake. Don't get off the path. LOTS of poison Ivy."
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