Our small bicycling group stayed 1 night at MacDougall House and my husband and I were assigned the Teddy Bear Room which we would not recommend. It was cluttered with dusty stuffed teddy bears, photos of bears and bear knick-knacks. When I say everywhere, I mean above the door & window frames, the valances, every chair, on the bed, in the corners, bear light switch, chain pull & even in the bathroom. The top and bottom wallpaper borders - bears at attention, circling the room. I think you get the picture. We could have overlooked the "decorating" but these bears were taking up valuable space for seating and surface areas for luggage, etc. in this small room (that had a "hill" in the middle of the floor at the foot of the bed).
The toughest part w as the bathroom that had a 2ft x 2ft shower. My husband had a frustrating time managing a thorough shower in such tight quarters and he's of average size. The towels had a strange smell like they'd been washed in cheap detergent and the cotton bath rugs looked as though the hadn't been switched out from the last guest.
There was a dog and cat in residence.
The front porch looked cozy but was in need of a thorough cob web removal & scrubbing, especially the side door that was covered in dirt, webs & entrapped bugs.
The other cyclists, one in the lighthouse room and 3 in the Raggedy Ann & Andy rooms, were more comfortable and their showers were of average size.
The smoothie at breakfast was tasty.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Step back in time to a cozy bed and breakfast in Charlevoix, Michigan in our home that dates back to 1896. Relax and linger over a hot and hearty homemade breakfast, enjoy our beautiful gardens, and take in the diverse pleasures of Charlevoix the Beautiful in northern Michigan. We offer six beautifully furnished rooms, all with private baths, free wireless internet, television and air conditioning. Recreational activities abound, all within a short walking distance or drive: beach, golf, sailing, kayaking, bicycling, and downhill or cross country skiing. Northern Michigan's shopping and dining venues can't be beat; you will find antiques, fashion, and fine art in our quaint downtown and beyond, and can relax at any of a wide variety of casual and fine dining establishments once you've filled your shopping bags. The area features a number of wineries and craft breweries and if you love finding thrift store treasures, you will love it here! ... more less