Staff was very helpful and friendly. Thankfully they let us check in a little early as we almost out-biked a thunderstorm but ended up soaking wet! The staff was knowledgeable about local restaurants and very kind and thoughtful. They all seemed to really enjoy their jobs.
We stayed two nights in Monet room with beautiful sunrise views over East Traverse Bay and vineyards. The weather was not cooperative so we saw a lot of cloud cover but in sunshine the view was magnificent. The room was clean, spacious and well-furnished. Doors to other suites were open periodically and the other suites were just as nicely and tastefully appointed.
We particularly liked the spacious reading/breakfast/dining area because the rain kept us cooped up a good part of the stay and the space and views almost gave us a sense of being outdoors without getting wet. Both sides of this room look out over either East or West Traverse Bay and can access outside porches to enjoy during your stay. We had wine from the Chateau, bread from a local bakery and cheese from the General Store and enjoyed the views and warm sun on the deck during a break in the weather. This area is also where the best wireless connection is. In our room the wireless worked but not well enough to do work email; in my opinion a good thing!
Morning breakfast was tasty, filling and rich. Thick bacon, eggs or egg dish, muffins or french toast casserole, sweet fresh fruit, orange juice and excellent coffee were served during our stay. Tea and decaf coffee was also available. Coffee was available earlier than breakfast so we enjoyed a cup looking out over the Bay in the morning.
During our stay they had free tours of the winery for the guests; Albert was knowledgeable and entertaining. We enjoyed his knowledge of the history of the Chateau. We also enjoyed meeting some of the other couples staying at the B&B.
At the highest point on the peninsula, the location was unbeatable. We wanted to bike around the Peninsula during our stay but the weather made that difficult. We plan a return trip hopefully when the weather is better. There are two pleasant trips to make from the hotel. You can bike out to Old Mission General Store and enjoy the store and homemade root beer, bike past the old mission church, look in the old school building, head out to the Lighthouse and back to the hotel - about 15 miles. This was the trip we almost outran the thunderstorms. Another pleasant but not strenuous ride would be around the Eastern side of the peninsula with views of the water, homes, wineries and cherry trees.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Immerse yourself in Chateau Chantal. Our vision is to offer a unique experience in Northern Hospitality that combines vineyard and winery, B&B lodging and friendly company, all in a relaxing rural landscape featuring breathtaking views, local beaches, trails and quiet country roads. We are located just 12 miles North of Traverse City, on M-37, Old Mission Peninsula. Our B&B guests enjoy exceptional amenities. From cozy rooms to spacious suites, featuring views of vineyards and fresh water, terrace or balcony, wet bar, whirlpool tub, high ceilings, and elegant furnishings. The inn itself offers fireplaces and sitting areas, ample breakfasts and attentive front desk staff. The Chateau sits amid the restaurants, wineries, and historic agriculture of Old Mission Peninsula. Nearby, in the Grand Traverse region, you’ll find shopping, galleries, cultural venues, fine dining, championship golf, and four robust seasons of activity. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chateau Chantal Winery Hotel Traverse City