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Pine Cottage B&B
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77 reviews
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“peaceful sleep”
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Pine Cottage is tucked down a hilly alley way away from the main street. We were met by friendly staff who took our luggage up to our room. A added little touch. The rooms are nice, cozy and not as big as hotel rooms but it is a b&b it isn't supposed to be! The deco was of period mid 19th - early 20th century and the tub was also a plus with iron feet and heavy duty with plenty of room.

Tea or coffee was served in the evening which was a nice touch after walking around the island all day and the wrap around porch is beautiful as we watched thunderstorms roll in.

Night time is very quiet and the other guest's who stayed were very friendly in conversation on the porch.

If you enjoy b&b's that won't break your wallet, you should check into the pine cottage. If you venture out at night for a casual stroll anywhere outside in general, be sure to wear walking shoes and a flashlight is a must. We had a nice 4 day vacation and stress melted away.

No complaints about this location.

Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

One of the true tests of a place is whether you return. Well we have returned 6 times now over two decades. So why an average rating you might ask? Good Question. The B&B is pretty average and there are much nicer ones on the Island but it fits our needs. We come up every couple of years for race that takes place the week after Labor Day. Other B&B's charge 2X to 3X the cost of the Pine Cottage. I look each time at the more traditional B&B's and while I'm impressed with what they have to offer we continue to return to the Pine Cottage. We get a basic room with a shared bathroom. This probably isn't a fit for everyone. The breakfast has gone a little bit downhill since we first started going but it meets basic requirements. My wife might disagree but she is a little pickier on the food then I am. The host this year, Marie, was friendly and very accommodating. Other reviewers have mentioned some of the drawbacks to the Pine Cottage including the noise from the pool next door (you may want to bring earplugs). Also if your room is on the East side you will get a lot of light in the room from the street lights so you may need eye shades as well (darker curtains and black out shades might help as well). It is very basic accommodations but that is all we need so it works well. I wish sometimes that the owner would work a little on upgrading the decor (in our room we had two types of wall paper and a wall paper border that was peeling). I don't think it would take much (wall paper, paint, replacement of pictures, and curios) to upgrade the status. The dining area is nice (I didn't mind the Easy Listening music). Adding a few items like coffee, tea, and cookies in the evening or more homemade items at breakfast could also go a long way at low cost. It's not the Grand Hotel or The Island House or Inn at Stonecliff but it is our place and we will return.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

We booked a room here last minute for Labor Day weekend. While the staff were friendly, and the room clean, it was small and the window did not open. Breakfast is the same each day, but good. Like the location but found the decor less than appealing. Bathroom is down the hall and could be hard for some to clamber in the claw footed tub/shower. 70's music on the radio downstairs annoying. Nice veranda and bike parking.

  • Stayed August 2013
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kalamazoo
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We are staying here on the busy Labor Day weekend.
The room is a good value for the price. We chose one with a private bath. It is small, but priced accordingly. Bathroom is small, as well, but adequate.
A big plus for my husband was cable TV (he wondered if this would be the case as we have stayed in B&Bs with no TV).
There is no elevator, and we are on the 3rd floor. Fine for us, but could be difficult with any disability.
The best part is the friendly, attentive staff. They have a call bell in the lobby, and they are extremely quick and attentive each time we call.
Our daughter fell and scraped her knee, and they were "right there" with a bag of ice, band aids, and other first aid. Very solicitous. They made us feel as though they enjoy their guests. The staff will make or break my feelings about a property, and they have definitely "made it"!

Room Tip: Private bath! I think they all have a window A/C.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Taylor
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

We also stayed in the room with the little fireplace (Room #6). It was okay, nothing special really. The bathroom was too dated, poor lighting and the bathtub backed up to my ankles when taking a shower and eventually flooded the 1st floor. They had to call a plumber. Plan to get breakfast somewhere else if you're hungry because they don't put out enough food and the sign above the food reminding you there are other guests who have to eat, made me feel uncomfortable to eat at all. The money you'll spend for a real breakfast could be put toward a different B&B that actually includes a real breakfast. The quice was cut into 1 inch squares, there was one loaf of bread for toast and a few store bought danishes.

The pool at the B&B next door was open all night and the noise level kept us up late.

The TV was okay, the bed squeaked and was a little hard but we were exhausted so we slept fine once the people left the pool.

Staff was friendly but absent most of our stay until the bathtub started leaking downstairs.

I took a peak in the room next to ours and it was very nice compared to our room. Next time, I'll spend the few extra bucks and stay at another B&B on the island unless they put some money into this place and upgrade the breakfast.

Room Tip: Ask for the room across the hall from room 6 with 2 double beds but don't pay anymore than $100...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Foley, Alabama
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

I have stayed many places on Mackinac Island. This is not only affordable, it is quiet and comfortable. We had a nice view from our windows on the second floor. There was a little electric fireplace that kept the room cozy on a cold night. The room also had a TV with many channels. We were able to get the Red Wings playoff game. The breakfast was OK. Pine Cottage is located a short walk from town near St. Ann's Catholic Church. Because it is located off the main street, it was nice and quiet at night. There are many interesting antiques in the main dining room. I would stay here again. It was comfortable and a great value. Opt for a room with a private bath.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Marquette, Michigan
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

My husband and I stay on Mackinac Island at least once a year we try a new location every time and prefer bed and breakfasts! We thought this place was decent for the price we were looking for...the bed was a bit lumpy and squeaky and sharing a bathroom with others in the building was a bit awkward but it was a slow time and we didn’t see many people. It had a lot of charm!

My husband was a bit saddened at the “continental breakfast” it was pretty...”petite” for a hungry guy. Hard boiled eggs, toast and bagels...for me it was perfect...the porch was nice and the road the bed and breakfast was on was quiet and charming!

Room Tip: A top floor room is best for quietness!
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pine Cottage B&B
Address: 1427 Bogan Lane, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pine Cottage B&B 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the end of quiet Bogan Lane sits one of Mackinac Island's treasured hideaways - historic Pine Cottage B&B. Tucked away from the bustling Main Street but minutes away from everything wonderful that Mackinac has to offer! Pine Cottage offers beautiful rooms with one double bed or two double beds with private or shared baths. ... more   less 
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