I just had the most relaxing and welcoming weekend at Barb and Hank's Wellington Inn. This was my first time staying at a B&B. They're inn is a masterful display of a bygone era and perfectly tended to by the owners and their first-rate staff. The food was home made and very good, especially for those with big breakfast appetites. Fresh fruit cut into bite sized pieces and juice was followed by a full breakfast. Large (brat sizes) spicy chicken sausage served with egg frittata and banana nut bread on the first morning. The breakfast on the second morning was even more of a "Wow!". The in-house baking and cooking made the house smell so good! The coffee was very good and we liked sitting down at the same time as all the guests. The third floor kitchen, (for guests to use for their convenience), was fully stocked with all the things you would be looking for in your own pantry for snack time or you can use it for lunch or dinner prep for yourself. The housekeeping girls are a real hoot and full of energy and they have this place in tip-top shape. The atmosphere is very relaxing and welcoming and safe. I can't wait to see what Barb and Hank will do for Christmas! We hear they put up over 20 Christmas trees throughout the house! Hank will tell you "It's all Barb's doing", but we know she has a great right-hand-man. I feel like I spent the weekend recharging. Inspired by this beautiful home and by the excellent shopping experiences. This was just what I needed. Thanks to our new friends in Traverse City.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly-restored 1905 neoclassical mansion with nine guestrooms featuring period furnishings and private baths. Full breakfast served in turn-of-the-century dining room. Complimentary guest kitchen and wireless internet. Two vintage 2-bedroom carriage house apartments available. Walk 2 blocks to downtown beaches, restaurants, shopping and antiques. Elegant ballroom available for weddings, business retreats and special events. ... more less