We spent Labor Day weekend at Chateau Chantel. From the moment we entered the Chateau until the time of our departure, we felt right at home. Our stay began with a quick tour of the facility, including a friendly narrative of the history of the property. We were thoughtfully brought back to our room where we learned the ins and outs of the self serve after hours aspect of the Chateau. Imagine, an honors system truly respected in a winery! The views from the suites and public rooms are unique and cannot be duplicated by any other site on the peninsula. We were able to see the East Bay and West Bay, depending where we were in the Chateau. Most rooms have a balcony or patio. Decide if you are a sunrise or a sunset person and inquire which rooms fit your personality. When the Chateau was built, there were only 2 rooms, Rose and Merlot. The other rooms and suites are named after artists and the decor varies. Check out the tours available on their web site. Music softly plays throughout the Chateau public areas, night and day. Breakfast is different each morning, featuring several home-cooked dishes. The chef is very personable, describes the dishes and invites feedback. A tour is available after breakfast. We were fortunate to have the owner as our tour guide. He explained the history of the property, the grape varietals, showed us the equipment, took us through the cellar as well as the fermenting and bottling area. A fireplace, piano and computer are available for use by guests. Rooms book quickly - plan ahead and you won't be sorry!
- 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