Marshall, Michigan is a charming old town well worth exploring, especially during the holidays. The decorations on the old houses are amazing, and the Main Street is all decked out. The best place to stay downtown is National House. Here you are treated like family. We arrived late without a reservation and warmly invited to choose a room from all available ones. We found the only one with a huge bath tub. The decor was elegant and the room had been freshly updated. All the modern amenities are there, too, without disturbing the ambience.
The building is absolutely beautiful and there's lots to explore in the maze-like interior which is a really cool, creaky time capsule. The breakfast may not be as ideal as one hopes for in a B and B today, but it is well selected and the server is very friendly.
We've stayed here many times and look forward to our next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy simple pleasures at The National House Inn. Read a book on the porch, warm by a crackling fire, relax with afternoon tea, enjoy the delicious breakfast, or treasure some "down" time in one of the parlors. We offer all the luxuries of today with the same gracious hospitality first enjoyed by stagecoach travelers some 170 years ago. We are within walking distance of dining, shopping and many attractions in historic Marshall, Michigan. See why the National Trust of Historic Preservation named our town as one of their "Dozen Distinctive Destinations" in the country! We are in a National Historic Landmark District that includes 850 structures. Do you ever wonder where the fast lane ends? You found it! ... more less