My wife and I stayed here over for a long weekend, and it was perfect! We had the Sky Room, which has a ceiling fan and a large picture window overlooking the lake and harbor. The Sky Room is decorated with wall paper than I can only describe as "a partly cloudy to mostly sunny day" -- very soothing and very spacious, with a huge closet and a huge bathroom with whirlpool tub (no shower). The bed was king sized and quite comfortable for both of us.
The main floor consists of the entryway with the kind of well-kept woodwork on the staircase and hutch that you just don't see in newer houses; the sitting room with a sofa, comfortable chairs, and a somewhat ornate fireplace; the dining room, again with excellent furnishings; and the kitchen, which appeared to be well equipped and spotless. Cleanliness and great decor throughout the entire house, yet very homey and comfortable -- not all like being in a museum where you don't want to touch anything. This is a beautiful house that is also a meant-to-be-lived-in home.
The hosts told us they were new to the area, but still they were quite knowledgeable about places to go and how to find our way around town -- very hospitable, relaxed and genuinely friendly too.
Breakfasts were pretty much whatever you wanted. I tend to eat sparingly for breakfast, so I didn't take advantage of all there was available, but there were freshly baked scones, muffins, jellies and jams, hot and cold cereal, juices, eggs or omelets -- as I said, if you could tell the hosts what you'd like to eat, they would make it for you. And when the weather is nice, I strongly recommend eating breakfast on the front porch, which overlooks the lake and harbor.
No question about it, this is a great B&B in an excellent location at a very reasonable price. We will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Harbor hill house is a Victorian mansion located on the bluffs overlooking the Apostle Island located on Lake Superior. It has a commanding view of the water and the downtown from a wrap around covered porch. The views are simply breathtaking. The mansion has been refurbished to high standards and has many additional amenities. ... more less