My husband and I returned to the Terrace Inn after more than a decade. This was our first stay in the summer. The Inn is beautiful, and remodeling has resulted in the availability of some larger, very comfortable rooms. We were very happy to see the dining room open again and planked whitefish again on the menu. The staff was very helpful.
We wish we could have stayed longer than our one night and enjoyed strolls around the beautiful chautauqua of Bay View. This is a very nice, restful place to stay and in a prime location near Petosky and Harbor Springs.
We had a large king bed room on the first floor with large bathroom, jetted tub, lots of windows with nice wooded views. Get one of these rooms if you can--we received the upgrade without asking.
The dining room was very elegant and true to the history of the Inn. Continental breakfast was included, but pretty mediocre with cold french toast.
Note. The website reservation system for the Inn requires a 2 night minimum stay for some rooms, but when we called, this was waived.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant is a State Historic designated property located in Bay View Association, near Petoskey, Michigan. Petoskey is 35 minutes south of Mackinac City/ferry to Mackinac Island, 4 hours northwest of Detroit and 6 hours north from Chicago along US 31 Lake Michigan Shoreline. The Inn sits upon a bluff overlooking Victorian Cottages and Parks with scenic views from the outdoor terrace, a popular dining spot in summer. The Inn has 37 rooms located on 3 floors, with no elevator, 5 of which are on the main floor. Rooms are cozy and cottagey in style, with 1 queen or 2 twin beds and a private bath with shower (no tub), some have been updated with King Beds and full baths, some with queen bed and jet tubs and kitchenettes and 3 King Suites. A full breakfast is included with the room. The 1911 Restaurant is open nightly for dinner in summer and weekends fall and winter. Sleigh rides on Saturdays weather permitting. Extensive wine and beer list, and cocktails available. Reservations recommended. Excellent whitefish, all entrees, desserts and soups made fresh. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Terrace Hotel Petoskey