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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 10 August 2015

From the moment Marci greets you until you bid the House on the Hill "adieu" you feel welcome and pampered. Delicious gourmet breakfasts, impeccably clean rooms that are uniquely decorated, and even homemade cookies for an afternoon or late night snack, There are peaceful spots to curl up with a book...both inside and out. Marci and Phil are delightful conversationalists....

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

It is our pleasure to see you year after year! Thank you for the generous review. Can't wait to see you next year!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 9 August 2015

My husband and I stayed here after 2 nights in traverse city and before a camping adventure in the UP. Marci was amazing. Her customer service was spot on: informative, available, but not over intrusive. The B&B is so beautiful and peaceful! We will definitely be recommending it to others who travel to the area!

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Thank you for stopping over before your camping trip in the Upper Peninsula! We are so glad you found your stay enjoyable.

Almont, Michigan
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We spent three nights in the Maple Room. The room was beautiful with a very comfortable bed and a gorgeous bathroom. Phil and Marci were exceptional hosts and thought of everything. They were very gracious and friendly. The gourmet breakfast was superb! There were running trails, paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing.We have been to other B&Bs but truly loved this...

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

It's so nice to see our guests taking advantage of everything we have to offer. You ran the trails and got on the water! Thank you for your kind review. We sincerely hope to see you again.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2015

When we pulled up we were so excited the House on the Hill has the most beautiful setting. Each morning we awoke to a decadent 3 course plated breakfast. Maci and Phillip were such wonderful hosts. They were both knowledgeable about the area and gave suggestions on the best places to visit and eat. We cannot wait to go back!

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to accommodate you and we hope you enjoyed the beautiful scenery of northern Michigan. Thank you for the kind review. We hope you will be back!

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 22 July 2015

We've been to many B&Bs, and this one is in the top tier. The location is great: you are close to Charlevoix, Petoskey, etc. and within about 20 minutes to see magnificent sunsets on Lake Michigan. The House on the Hill is also within walking distance to the Rowe Inn, a wonderful gourmet restaurant in Ellsworth. And, speaking of gourmet,...

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for the kind review. We hope to see you again!

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Great location to get away. Close to Traverse City, Boyne, Torch Lake, etc. Owners are friendly and easy to talk to. A lot of thought has gone into their house and everything is taken care of. All night snacks included, what's not to love? My wife and I sat on the beach, had a bonfire with some libations and chatted...

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We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and got to experience all the summer activities in Northern Michigan! Thank you for the kind review.

MI
Reviewed 17 July 2015

This was our second visit to House On the Hill. To draw people to come back requires multiple reasons. Marci provides a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere, great food and the location. If one chooses to just relax on the front porch, walk to the beach or trails or travel to near by sites, then this B & B fits...

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We are so glad you returned for another visit! Thank you for the generous review.

Reviewed 15 July 2015

We felt so comfortable and welcome at this inn. The beauty of nature that surrounds this place is so refreshing to the mind, body and soul! The front porch overlooks the lake and makes a great place to renew and refresh. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable. The breaksfasts are so delicious and served so graciously. It is our second...

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We are so glad you came back for another stay! Thank you for your kind words and the great photos!

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 29 June 2015

My husband and I have visited The House on the Hill three times. We absolutely LOVE it. It's beautifully well maintained with gorgeous views and property. Easy access to the lake and nature trails. The hosts are wonderful. The house is close to Charlevoix with lots of things to do. Highly recommended for one night or a whole week. The...

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

We are so grateful that you return every year! Thank you for the glowing review, it is so appreciated. See you next year!

Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

This was one of the places that my wife and I stopped at on our honeymoon. We were struck right away with how quiet and peaceful it was being situated across the road from St. Clair Lake. We stayed in the Pine Room and loved the modern yet comfortable feel it had. Breakfasts in the morning were unbelieveably delicious. I...

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We are glad that you chose us to celebrate your honeymoon! Thank you for the kind words and best wishes for many happy years together.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Northern Michigan's Premier Bed and Breakfast overlooks peaceful St. Clair Lake, part of the Chain of Lakes. Paddle Boards, Kayaks and Canoe available during your visit. 53 Wooded acres, groomed hiking trails, spectacular gardens and sitting areas. Walking distance to the restaurant The Rowe Inn. Memorable sit-down full breakfasts. King or queen beds in every room, along with private bath. Elegantly appointed. Winter packages. Open year-round. Charlevoix, 11 miles. Petoskey, 25 miles. Traverse City, 38 miles. Voted #1 Best Bed & Breakfast in Northwest Michigan for two consecutive years . ... more   less 

Additional Information about The House on the Hill

Address: 9661 Lake St, Ellsworth, MI 49729-9671
Region: United States > Michigan > Antrim County > Ellsworth
Price Range: £165 - £175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The House on the Hill 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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