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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived at the Dempsey Manor and was greeted so friendly and warm by Jim and Jan and Abigail, their beautiful little butterscotch cat. The Manor is a very eclectic and amazing Bed and Breakfast. Each room in the Manor is different a full of amazing pieces collected by Jim for many years and shares their stories with you. The... More 

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James C, Owner at The Dempsey Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for the very kind words! Abigail thanks you, too. She takes her role as official greeter seriously. In her mind I don't think she ever meets a stranger, only new friends! Jan and I are delighted you chose to stay with us, and hope your B&B experience was everything you expected and more. We hope you'll make us... More 

Broomfield, CO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't say enough about how great this place is. Owners have lovingly kept and upgraded the house to the period of its magnificence - late 1890s and early 1900s. The hosts are fascinating, but not overbearing. They accommodated some dietary needs for breakfast - so don't be shy about tellitng them what you want or need. If you like a... More 

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James C, Owner at The Dempsey Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. Words and praise like yours keep Jan and I working hard to deserve them. We've only been open for a little over two years, but have already been called "the best boutique lodging" on Michigan's truly spectacular Northwest Coast. We're fortunate to be surrounded with so much to do and see. We're at... More 

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a fabulous stay at the Dempsey Manor. Jim and Jan are truly gracious hosts and the house is beautiful! Jim's collection of antiques are incredible and he is a great tour guide. Jan prepared the best 3 course breakfast. We can't wait to go back and stay here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The Dempsey Manor is a lovely place to stay and the host and hostess, Jim and Jan, couldn't have been more gracious. We felt at home right away and appreciated all the ways that Jim and Jan helped to make our stay a true delight. Their love and care for the Dempsey Manor is quite obvious and they were very... More 

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James C, Owner at The Dempsey Manor, responded to this review

Fine and delightful guests like CindiCecilia and her husband make a celebration out of what we try to do for Guests; it's not work by any means. Our satisfaction and return is knowing that folks who walked into the Manor as strangers, truly leave as friends. If they can't spend the night, we hope this wonderful couple can at least... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We stayed at Dempsey Manor over Manistee's Victorian Christmas Weekend recently and felt like we stepped back in time. What a lovely, well-appointed period home we had the privilege to enjoy during our two nights away. Our accommodations in the Angel Suite provided plenty of room, along with a sitting area for reading and conversing during our stay. We enjoyed... More 

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James C, Manager at The Dempsey Manor, responded to this review

Your kind words are so much appreciated! We were honored to have you as our first Guests booking our newest addition -- the Angel Suite! We're delighted to hear you explored our Victorian Port City...and took in some of the local events that are here to enjoy year-round. Manistee is a treasure, and as a transplanted Californian, it is a... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Our "girls getaway" weekend at the Dempsey Manor was perfect! The mansion is gorgeous and our hosts went above and beyond to welcome us make sure our every need was met. The Angel Room was spacious, yet cozy. I would definitely recommend a stay here!

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James C, Owner at The Dempsey Manor, responded to this review

Jan and I are delighted you got to inaugurate our brand-new Angel Suite! We've been working on it over a year, converting it from a 19th century Billiards Room into a 19th century Guest Suite. I think we made the mark. It's becoming a favorite here at the Manor. At the next "girls getaway" we'll hopefully have the Hilltop Suite... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We had a great two-night stay at the Dempsey Manor. Jim and Jan couldn't have been better hosts. The manor is a museum with artifacts from around the world and has one of the largest private Chines porcelain collections in Michigan. Jan serves a different sumptuous gourmet breakfast for her guests each morning and she and Jim serve wine with... More 

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James C, Owner at The Dempsey Manor, responded to this review

The thanks goes to YOU for selecting us from among all the other lodgings in our town. Because we are NOT a commercial franchise hotel, we are free to extend wider and more personal services than travelers would receive elsewhere. With four standard rooms and two suites as our only inventory we are able to devote as much time to... More 

Rochester, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The Dempsey Manor was one of those experiences when traveling that you won't ever forget. The manor, the authentic Victorian furniture, the ambiance, the three course breakfast and the lovely inn keepers made for an interesting and fun adventure to the west coast of Michigan. I would recommend this place to anyone who has a sense of adventure and something... More 

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James C, Owner at The Dempsey Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words and review! You are the reason we enjoy doing what we do -- and why we put our hearts into it. We hope our love for people trumps everything, and that you felt your experience here was richer because of it. Please don't forget to stop by even if you are just passing... More 

AnnArbor, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We had a wonderful stay at the Dempsey Manor, a beautifully cared for and furnished B&B in Manistee. The hosts were gracious and caring. They shared much about the house and the town. We enjoyed the "wine hour," reading in the library, a walk through the neighborhood, and the company of Jim and Jan. This was all topped off by... More 

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James C, Owner at The Dempsey Manor, responded to this review

Rich and Pat -- What superb guests you are. Jan and I are delighted you see and enjoy the richness of this little castle and its colorful history just as we do. And nothing makes Jan blush pinker than compliments about her menus. You've made our month, and truly hope we'll be seeing you both again sometime soon...Ann Arbor is... More 

Whitehall, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

My sisters and I spent two, comfy nights and three relaxing days in the quaint Lake Michigan city of Manistee. What a treat to find our luxurious lodging at the Dempsey Manor where our host and hostess made us feel like old friends and honored guests! The Manor is a fascinating example of the lumbering era's grand architecture and is... More 

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James C, Owner at The Dempsey Manor, responded to this review

It was a joy to have you here, especially to get to know you all and work with your itinerary for the long weekend. Helping folks to get around the area, and pointing out the best of the area's attractions and events to experience gives us a lot of satisfaction. Jan and I hope to enjoy your company again. The... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dempsey Manor is the discerning traveler's destination, the ultimate Bed and Breakfast experience. Take a Tour at DempseyManorBandB. Dempsey Manor B&B shines among Michigan's finest and most impressive specialty Inns. Situated in the famous Victorian Port City of Manistee, MI, it is bordered on three sides by lakes and rivers. This perfectly-sited 8000-square-foot historic, Lumber-Baron Mansion provides a full-service, authentically restored Victorian environment for enjoying a unique storybook experience. Large, lavishly decorated and furnished Guest Rooms offer the latest in comfortable beds and modern amenities. Carefully chosen and placed appointments appeal to travelers who appreciate a lost age. Most Guest Rooms include antique-tiled and carved-wood fireplaces, walk-in closets, ten-foot-plus ceilings with elaborate moldings, period reproduction wallpapers, dramatic draperies, original and period chandeliers and wall fixtures, fine 19th century (and earlier) works of art and objets, Victorian overstuffed [read: comfy] furniture with Oriental rugs throughout. A lovely mix of single Guest Rooms, ample Guest Suites, and Guest Rooms with private baths are available. Guests are particularly drawn to the fantasy Conservatory: a miniature Crystal Palace, housing lush foliage, handcarved stone sculptures, a fountain, 18th Century porcelains, ethnic artifacts and comfortable furniture. The Conservatory is framed by transparent walls and a glass ceiling from which is suspended jeweled and stained-glass hand-crafted Middle-Eastern and Indian lanterns -- for an exotic night-time magic not experienced elsewhere. Dempsey Manor is set within the Historic Victorian Homes district and within walking distance of historic Downtown River Street shopping and dining, the Manistee Riverwalk, churches of various denominations, movie theaters, farmers' markets, charter boats, golf courses, the famous and recently restored Ramsdell Playhouse (an original 1903 Opera House), the Manistee Art Institute, fishing, hiking, bicycling, beach and recreational venues. Zillow gives Dempsey Manor its "Very Walkable" rating. Gourmet breakfasts at Dempsey Manor are a renown Manistee specialty. Each meal is prepared with locally raised fresh produce and ingredients, providing a dining experience to surpass our area's finest restaurants. TripAdvisor names Dempsey Manor as the area's #1 Bed and Breakfast Inn. TripAdvisor also gives Dempsey Manor its highest rating - five stars - for all categories: location, sleep quality, rooms, service, cleanliness and value. The Manor's warm staff and romantic setting attract guests who expect tranquility, service, and comforts uncommon elsewhere. This historic home is the noted James Dempsey Mansion, presently also restored as a House Museum, offering group tours all year round. We also host Teas for group celebrations. Call us: six one six 802-4588, or email us at DempseyManor at yahoo for further information. ... more   less 

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Address: 506 Maple St, Manistee, MI 49660-1806
Location: United States > Michigan > Manistee County > Manistee
Number of rooms: 6
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