I have to admit I was concerned after reading the negative reviews but now I'm realizing they were unfair. We stayed December 27 and 28, 2013 and LOVED this place. It will always be my first choice when traveling to Petoskey. It is not 4 or 5 star but it has an incredibly rich history, and is beautifully maintained.
At one point it was the Grand Dame of the area shortly after the turn of the century. The staff is delightful and tries very hard to please. The food was delectable (Chicken Hemingway or Planked Whitefish). Many beautiful antiques throughout and the artwork is lovely.
It is so much more than a bed and breakfast, they have 37 rooms all with their own decor and color (we peeked at the other rooms). The breakfast was not pastries and coffee but made to order eggs and pancakes. The price to stay is reasonable if not inexpensive. I have traveled all over the world and would consider Terrace Inn one of my favorites. If you are hard to please and have unreasonable expectations, this is not your place. If I was looking to get married or needed a place for a retreat, I would rent the entire place out and host it here. It would be an event of a lifetime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant is located in the Bay View Association near Petoskey, Michigan near Lake Michigan and Little Traverse Bay. The Inn has been in continuous operation since 1911 with a restaurant on site and more recently a full bar. Bay View is a Summer Chautauqua and part of the National Movement that began in the late 1800's when culture and a holistic approach and bringing it to the people was as important then as it is now. Transportation was by railroad and ferry as cars were not popularly utilized until the 1930's in this area. The Inn has 38 rooms on four stories. The main floor has 5 rooms, the second and third floor 19 rooms and the lower level tea room was converted to a pet friendly apartment in 2014. The Inn must maintain historic preservation guidelines..therefore all windows/glass is original with ropes, dressers are 1910 and original, many iron bed frames are authentic and air conditioners are in the windows except the dining room which has a mini-split unit. Rooms have electric heaters built in the walls and some suites were created from 2 rooms joined together. Wifi has been updated, small LCD TV's added and private bathrooms in all room. Suites have jetted tubs, mini-frig, microwave, and coffeemakers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Terrace Hotel Petoskey