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Wayfarer Lodgings

1912 South Scenic Highway, Frankfort, MI 49635
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San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The owners of this property are exceptional people who clearly give you more for your money than some of the hotels in the City of Frankfort. The cabin I rented was eleven feet by eighteen feet and contained a comfortable queen sized bed, a full refrigerator, a small stove and a microwave. I would describe the cottages as quaint and... More 

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Wayfarer_Iris, Owner at Wayfarer Lodgings, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. There's always a breeze off Lake Michigan here, so it really never gets uncomfortable. Sadly, the showers, with the small footprint of the bathrooms, can't be replaced with larger showers. The cottages were built in 1921- just look at it as part of their charm. I wish we had known... More 

Michigan
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My multigenerational family and I stayed at Wayfarer Lodgings on recommendation from a friend. The mini cabins were perfect: a kitchenette let us bring out own meals to prepare there, which made for a more relaxing trip with six people! The beds were comfortable, and the fans and open windows kept the cabins cool at night. The short 10-minute walk... More 

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Wayfarer_Iris, Owner at Wayfarer Lodgings, responded to this review

Ha! The Scrabble game. I was so proud to find what you needed :) Thank you very much for your kind words. It will be a pleasure to see you here again. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't begin to state how much I love staying at the Wayfarer. I love the way it's nestled in a small valley of hills before you reach the sleepy town of Elberta. You don't need to travel all of the way to Oregon, Northern California, Vermont, New Hampshire or Maine to experience a scenic hilly small town atmosphere. With... More 

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Wayfarer_Iris, Owner at Wayfarer Lodgings, responded to this review

Good morning Joseph! Thank you so much for your amazing review - you are the quintessential guest. because you KNOW how to vacation. It is always a pleasure to see you. Thank you for being so loyal to us and this area. More 

Greenwood, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful and fun area to visit and a stay at the Wayfarer is perfect. The cottages are cute, clean, comfy and quaint and Iris and Mike are fabulous people! They are full of advice to make your trip even better as well. Also love that the Wayfarer has easy access to everything you need to see up there.

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Lansing, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a travel experience that you'll cherish, and want to return over and over again. Iris and Mike are the friendliest hosts you'll ever meet. They genuinely care about your stay, as well as your comfort. Have stayed in several of the cottages and was in #7 this trip 'up north'. The cottages are quaint, cozy, and clean. You... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't even know where to begin! After learning about the Wayfarer Lodgings it took us about 2 years to make it out. I wish we hadn't waited so long. We love Iris and Mike their hospitality is second to none! We stayed in Cabin 8 for our 20 year wedding anniversary it was such a relaxing time. Comfy cabins,... More 

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Crawfordsville, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have just returned from a fabulous week with mike and iris jones at the Wayfarer lodgings cabins. 10 min walk to a beautiful almost private beach on lake michigan. short drive to frankfort,sleeping bear dunes, fishtown, traverse city, betsie pointe lighthouse, and other places (not to mention numerous lakes with numerous beaches) where there are always things going on... More 

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Wayfarer_Iris, Owner at Wayfarer Lodgings, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to hear that It was the "best week in a very long time". It was fun watching you unwind and enjoy every minute of your trip. Sincerely, Iris and Mike More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have some mixed reviews of the Wayfarer. The good - Great location, a little off the beaten path near Frankfort, MI and an easy drive to Sleeping Bear dunes. Very pet friendly - was traveling with a dog, there is a small dog run close to the cabins but also a series of paths throughout the property for walking... More 

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Wayfarer_Iris, Owner at Wayfarer Lodgings, responded to this review

We are very happy you enjoyed our dog walk and paths throughout our 11 acre property! We are sorry for your uncomfortable sleeping situation. You were all sleeping on a memory foam mattress topper. Our mattresses are actually on the firm side. Last year we decided to add memory foam mattress toppers to them - this makes them ultra soft.... More 

South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I recently asked my girlfriend now Finance' to marry me at the Wayfarer. I just did it last Friday October 23rd! I have been staying at the Wayfarer since I was in highschool, coming up to go fishing with my dad. Little did I know I would be asking my girlfriend to marry me at the same place almost 20... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Great place! Walking distance to Lake Michigan. Secluded beach. Roomy cottages. Near town of Frankfort. Very helpful staff. Electric automobile charging. Had a great time! Would recommend to anyone! Absolutely wonderful!!!!

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ten modern, cozy cottages on beautiful grounds, tucked away from the hustle and bustle. 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wayfarer Lodgings

Address: 1912 South Scenic Highway, Frankfort, MI 49635
Location: United States > Michigan > Benzie County > Frankfort
Price Range: $64 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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