Congratulations to the owners of the Terrace Inn for the incredible job they've done in restoring such an historic site. We stayed two nights and greatly appreciated the beauty of the decor, comfort and cleanliness of the room, blissful quiet, good food, and the friendliness of the staff. We first visited the Inn in the mid-1990s and it was not memorable. At that time, it was in, shall we say, sorry shape. But now, it is a gem. The dining room, in particular, is elegant! One must keep in mind, however, that this is an historic site. Standard amenities that some travelers come to expect may be less than expected at this Inn. Our bathroom had no hooks, not one, on which to hang either a towel or a clean set of clothes. I'm glad we had a canopy bed. It served as a nice drying rack for our towels. As in some older establishments, there is little or no shelf space in the bathroom for one's toiletries. The small shelf above the sink had decorative, and breakable, knick-knacks on it. I put them on the floor under the sink so we could use the shelf for toothbrushes. Yes, I felt guilty, but just wanted a little space for our "stuff." Two more items: There is a transom above the door of the room we stayed in. Unfortunately, the hall light is right in front of the transom, which shone in my eyes during the night. That's easily solved by putting the pillow over one's head, but a little inconvenient. The Inn does advertise Wi-Fi, however, our room was a dead zone. It did not work even after the staff rebooted the system. Frankly, I didn't care much. In such peaceful surroundings, why be wired? Those are the reasons for four stars instead of five. None of them diminished the joy of our stay. We can't thank the owners and staff enough for so lovingly taking care of an important piece of history.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant are located in Bay view, Petoskey, Michigan near Little Traverse Bay in Northwest Michigan. Bay View Association is a National Historic Landmark and Music Campus with programs extending June through August each summer. Petoskey is a charming resort community and the Inn is perfectly situated near all the shops and activities, beach and bike trails. The hotel is vintage 1911 on 3 stories (unfortunately no elevator), 5 main floor rooms, 19 rooms on second and third floor) and a lower apartment formerly a tea room. The restaurant hours vary seasonally and is open to the public for dining, inside and outside. Views from the Terrace are exceptional making it a popular destination on warm evenings. Rooms have many original furnishings, as well as a/c, WiFi and cable TV. All have private bath with shower and some have tub/shower, while suites have jetted bath tubs or whirlpool tubs. Breakfast and daily housekeeping are included. Open year round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Terrace Hotel Petoskey