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Colonial House Inn
Ranked #2 of 9 Saint Ignace B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 14, 2007

Crossed the Mighty Mac (The Macinaw Bridge) from Macinac City into St, Ignace on the U.P side. Macinac city was just toooo touristy and I found St. Ignace to be a good bit more authentic. There were plenty of tourist stores but just a much nicer feel. We saw a number of modest hotels offering $59 for two specials on their signs, but they were looking a bit rundown and/or did not have internet which I wanted. In the middle of downtown we saw an unusual looking Big Yellow Building called the Colonial Inn. They advertised $59 also and looked a lot more interesting with gardens, a big old porch etc. After checking into the standard Comfort, Holiday Inn Express, Best Western, which are all nice, but a bit out of town, we came back in to check out the Colonial. It is an unusual combination of a motel and a Bed and Breakfast. The B&B rooms were cute, antique etc and about $140 a night. But the motel rooms were all $59 a night and had the same garden, and two rocking adirondack chairs on the porch. The rooms have an OK view of the lake across the street and are set back 30 yards from the street. When we stopped in (without reservations) they only had a suite left which was usually $79 but the wonderful innkeeper said that since the sign said $59 she would give me the room for $59. I did get to see another room as we passed and it looked clean, and attractive. Our "suite" consisted of a nice bedroom and a daybed and desk in the other room. All was fairly up to date and the room was very clean, and the carpet new. I especially like that they provided Neutrogena products. There were more than a few restaurants nearby and a small breakfast cafe right next door. AND they have wireless access. You might have to sit on the porch for good reception, but at this price the stay was an interesting, amazing value. I would highly recommend this hotel to those of you who like something different than the same old chains.

5  Thank RickVS
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Reviewed June 29, 2007

We kinda fell across this place when we were visiting from England - we're used to old properties in the UK, but the Colonial Inn has been kept and maintained so beautifully that it is exceptional even to the jaded palate.

The couple that run it were terrific and I can't speak too highly of the welcome we received, the beautiful rooms and the general ambience.

We ended up staying in St Ignace longer than we intended just because the Colonial Inn was so nice.

Stayed: June 2006
4  Thank franUK
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Reviewed October 22, 2006

We loved the old-time charm of the Colonial House. And what a beautiful view of the lake and Mackinaw Island. There was only one other couple staying at the time, so had a very quiet night's sleep (WITH the down comforter), followed by a satisfying breakfast. The owners really went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. Looking forward to going back.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Barnkitty
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Reviewed April 30, 2005

We stopped at the Colonial House for one night to break up a long drive. It was a thousand times better than staying at one of the chain hotels, like we've done so many times before, since we make the drive frequently. The owners are excellent hosts who care about the comfort of their guests; it is just common sense to go anywhere BUTa B&B to drink/party. The owners want their guests to have a restful/romantic (whatever the purpose of the trip is) stay and it is good to know that I can count on a good night of sleep every time I stay there in the future.

The rooms are exceptionally clean, well-decorated and our bed was very comfortable. The hosts even offered us a down comforter (which we refused, because it wasn't necessary). This B&B has all the charm of a Victorian house with the privacy you can expect at a hotel (all rooms are en suite). The fireplace in the living room was delightful and we enjoyed reading by it after a good dinner in one of the neighbouring restaurants. Overall, we had a very relaxing and restful evening.

The Colonial House was very affordable, included a good breakfast and the hosts deserve praise for keeping their establishment suitable for romantic couples & tired travellers.

  • Stayed: April 2005
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5  Thank Anilla
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Reviewed April 6, 2005

The room they gave us was a handicap room that smelled awful. They kicked us out because we were up drinking on the patio to long! (We were not noisy).

  • Stayed: June 2004
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4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed October 20, 2013
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: 90 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1647
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Saint Ignace
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Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Ignace
Number of rooms: 7

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