i just returned home from a 5 day stay at the Old Mission Inn and I have to say, once again, I had a wonderful time. Angie and Bruce are the inn keepers and they are some of the warmest people I have ever had the privilege to know. When we arrived, they welcomed my mom and I with open arms and hugs all around. They were genuinely happy to see us and treated us like old friends the entire time. Their son Tyler is also so sweet and friendly and was a pleasure to talk to. We stayed in the apple blossom suite this time around and were very pleased with the rooms which were decorated beautifully and had many homey touches. I was so pleased to be able to enjoy the Jacuzzi tub that Bruce installed recently. I also was grateful to have a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen. There was also a stove but we chose to eat lunch or dinner out each day and heated up the leftovers as needed. We enjoyed breakfast in the incredible dining room which (like the rest of the bed and breakfast) was decorated like a hotel out of the late nineteenth century. The have so many period pieces and Angie and Bruce are happy to share the history if one is curious to know such things (as we were). This review would not be complete without mentioning the spectacular view from the front porch of the inn. It is absolutely breathtaking! Lake Michigan is so beautiful. We were even able to enjoy the porch during a rain shower as the porch was covered.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oldest continually operating historic hotel in Northern Michigan. Located on Traverse City's scenic Old Mission Peninsula. The Old Mission Inn combines old style Victorian era furnishings with modern amenities including deluxe bathrooms and free wifi. Full hot, old fashion, all you can eat breakfast included in the price of the rooms. All rooms overlook beautiful Lake Michigan's East Grand Traverse Bay. The Old Mission peninsula is rolling acres of cherry orchards and vineyards. Enjoy the local wineries, restaurants, biking and kayaking. ... more less