My wife and I decided to book the Vineyard Inn based on their website, we should have checked Trip Advisor first. When we arrived we needed to wait even though it was already 3 pm for our room to be ready. We had booked what was promoted as a “suite” but in reality it was large room with a couch and a kitchenette. On the surface the room and the inn seemed nice but the details are really what ruined it for us. The shades and the drapes in the room did not cover the windows completely; always nice when you have a large doorwall that faces the bar/restaurant. The bathroom had mold in the tub area and the only lights in the room were on the stove fan and next to the bed. The wall and ceiling were paper thin and you can hear everything from the adjoining rooms (this could be a plus if you are looking for nightly Adult audio entertainment). The only things that were changed or cleaned during our stay were the towels that we had left on the bathroom floor. Their website states that they have a continental breakfast, when we ask about it we were told that they do not offer breakfast. Good luck getting anything done before or after the bar opens/closes, which seems to be whenever the owner feels like stopping by and not any real set hours. We also took the $50.00 bus ride, I mean wine tour, where we were told like others that the tastings were part of the fee. As we had planned to leave early on our check out day we went to the bar (they have no reception area), the night before, to make sure that all of our charges were taken care of and get our final bill. The waitress who was the only person working told us that she did not know how to check people in and out. After 15 minutes of flipping though post-it notes that were our “bill” she then gave us Pam’s number to call her on Tuesday, as Pam (the owner) does not work on Monday, so Pam could send us a bill. Also, keep a eye on your credit card charges if you stay here as they may decide to add charges they forgot after you have left. I have owned my own business for over 25 years and if I treated it the way the owners treat this inn and their customers I would have been out of business long ago. I think the only way they have kept going this long is by preying on the uninformed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Vineyard Inn on Suttons Bay and Corky's Beach Bistro combine water and wine to create the perfect backdrop for a memorable get-a-way at this 12-suite, romantic, European style inn, on the sandy shores of beautiful Suttons Bay. All of the suites enjoy stunning lake views and are nicely appointed with kitchenettes. Corky's Beach Bistro is our new on-site, full service restaurant, featuring a lively atmosphere, your favorite fare and libations including our very own French Valley Vineyard's wine, free boat docking and boat moorings, and Leelanau County's only beachfront dining. Choose one of our fun packages: tour the wineries in our limo coach or trolley, hit the links, get the girls together, a romantic getaway, or just relax on the beach. Located just north of downtown Suttons Bay, right on the 45th parallel. Also located at the Vineyard Inn are the offices for Wine Country Weddings and Events, our in-house catering and event company. We offer full catering services to commemorate every event. Weddings, anniversaries, milestone birthdays, vow renewals, rehearsal dinners, and corporate retreats to name a few. You can choose your venue from any one of our three event sites, Crooked Creek Ranch on Lake Leelanua, French Valley Vineyards in the heart of wine country, or The Vineyard Inn on Suttons Bay. We can also come to you with our fully equipped mobile kitchen. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Vineyard Inn On Suttons Bay Hotel Suttons Bay