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Bay View of Mackinac Bed & Breakfast
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Houston, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Must Come Again!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

In town for a relaxing weekend and found that I hated leaving. The amenities were impeccable and the peach french toast amazing. The staff was excellent. Plenty of things to do within walking distance. Highly recommend the suite!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

What a place full of welcoming hospitality!!
Checked in on Sep 22 and has 2 nights of a blissful stay. Jennifer, Bree, so welcoming and helpful.
Rosie, Harold and staff so hard working yet had time to converse..even got a little hug from Harold!
Breakfasts and desserts, Fantastic and scrumptious!
My BFF and I stayed on 3rd floor 306...small, but cozy, no complaints, beautiful view of harbor and loves the clip clip of horses each morning.
The front porch was so close to sidewalk we could talk to passersby.
Alison stayed at the Brigadoon on mainland and was equally beautiful and a short walk to the ferry
Even made a few lovely friends.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

I have been in Michigan for about 19 months. The trip to Mackinac Island, was my very first trip to "up North". A married couple, friends with us, knew that we were going to Mackinac, and recommended Bay View B&B as "the Place" to stay: they have been coming here for I can't remember how long to celebrate their anniversary. So we decided to follow their suggestion and make reservations at Bay View B&B: my first ever experience with a B&B.
The Island is magical: being myself from an island, I'm from Puerto Rico, it was the closest thing to be "back home" as I can get. It is like traveling back in time, no motorized vehicles, horses buggies, bicycles, people walking, everyone smiling, relaxed: in general a very inviting atmosphere.
When it comes to describe Bay View, honestly is like coming and spending a long weekend at some of your family's place.It doesn't feels like you are staying at a "Bed and Breakfast" where you don't know anyone.
In my opinion "The binding agent" is Ms. Rose (Rosie). She treats everyone like everyone is a member of her family. That you are coming to "your own" place to spend the weekend with family and friends and having an awesome time.
This energetic, full of life, lovable, happy, AMAZING COOK lady is a dream come true.
She is in charge of making the most wonderful breakfasts each morning and then home made desserts every evening.
Our favorite of her breakfast, if I dare to name one as favorite over another, was the cheesy potatoes. You can tell that she puts love in everything she prepares for her guests.
They also have their own brand of coffee: awesome. We bought couple bags to take home so "the experience" will last bit longer.
The staff is welcoming as well: Angie (one of the other ladies who work in kitchen and keeping up the whole place), one other lady and a guy (which I do not remember their names now) and Harold with his ever-contageous-smile.
We stayed at The Harbor Suite. I am pretty sure that any room will be as magical as the others.
It was so sad to come back to reality when we said our goodbyes....but there's always a tomorrow and we already book for next year, to stay around the same time of the year, a week before our wedding, to come back and stay at our "family's" B&B in Mackinac Island.

Room Tip: Bring walking shoes and your bicycle
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Canandaigua
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2013

We loved our stay at Bay View! The staff was not only very friendly and caring, but it was evident they enjoy their work! My husband is gluten-free, and Rosie, the chef, went out of her way to make his breakfasts special (and very tasty!), and she even baked him his own muffins and cookies! He definitely felt pampered! There isn't much night life on the island, but we didn't mind. We were back at the B & B each evening at 8 for Rosie's amazing desserts.

The inn is located right on the harbor. You couldn't ask for a more perfect location. Our room was small (but lovely), but we spent most of our time out on the back deck overlooking the water or strolling down the quiet streets or downtown eating fudge (There are 18 fudge shops on the island!).

We loved the island, and we definitely plan on returning, and when we do, we will once again be staying at Bay View!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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108 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Bay View is not a B&B - it's a treasure chest full of jewels. The location is near perfect. A hint - the Arnold Ferry is closest to the Bay View. The views are outstanding. And, while much has been made of the nostalgic "clop-clop", if you crack your windows you can hear the bugler at the fort before you go to sleep and, if you're up at that hour, early in the morning. Rose, the cook, a jewel in her own right, will start your day with a scrumptious breakfast and end it with an outstanding dessert. Should you find yourself there around three pm. you'll find warm cookies. A caveat: Rose's desserts are so good that you'll want to skip dessert dining out for the evening meal. The decor is great and our room while small was quite comfortable. This was our first visit and now we know why so many of our fellow guests were repeat customers. I should mention that our visit was in late September not during the peak summer months. We'll be joining the ranks of repeaters as this was a most pleasant experience.

Room Tip: Corner rooms have great views but are more "compact"
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Jim_Deck
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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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72 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013 via mobile

Felt at home from the second we walked in. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating and friendly! Great attention to detail. Wonderful ambiance. Nice room with a beautiful view. Loved the breakfast, mid day cookies, but missed the dessert. Would definitely recommend staying here!!

  • Stayed September 2013
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3 Thank jeanne1011
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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed at this lovely Bed & Breakfast with friends. We have stayed at a few B&B's over the years. This one tops the list! The service was excellent, the food was wonderful. They even served an evening dessert They brought it to us, whether we were out on the front porch, or sitting out back overlooking the bay. And the shared their recipes! The location is within walking distance to town and the pier. There is a bicycle rental company right next door. We wouldn't have changed a thing. Except maybe stretching our three nights into a few more. Would love to go back someday.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bay View of Mackinac Bed & Breakfast
Address: PO Box 448, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-0448
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
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Ranked #8 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 19
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