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Review of Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast Traverse City

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Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast Traverse City
Ranked #1 of 3 Williamsburg B&B and Inns
Dimondale, Michigan
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53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A wonderful choice!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

We were so happy to get a room here on short notice! Why spend money on a plain old hotel room in Traverse City when you can stay in a relaxing place like this? Innkeepers Lisa and Carl are so welcoming and friendly. The breakfasts that they served us were really, really good! In the afternoon there is wine available, and it is so nice to grab a glass and go sit out on the wraparound porch overlooking the property. The inn is very clean! We really liked our room, the Morrison room, but just a bit of info... the bathroom is separated from the bedroom by glass french doors. There are shades that you can pull down on the bathroom side of the glass, but the toilet is right there inside the glass door, just a little bit of an awkward spot. So just something to consider when choosing a room. I think this is the only room like this in the inn. But Morrison does have lovely views and big bright windows. Just look at the pictures and descriptions of each room. We peeked in a few others and they all looked very nice! Thanks to Lisa and Carl for a great stay -- we would return!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Detroit
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

A wonderful B&B, conveniently located near Traverse City and activities, yet out of the traffic and congestion. Beautifully appointed rooms with Aveda toiletries. Rooms were quiet and comfortable. Wine available in the evening and outstanding gourmet breakfasts. The innkeepers were friendly, personable and helpful. Beautiful setting, with multiple outdoor sitting areas, including a pond with fish (can fish, but must throw fish back in pond). One of the very best B & Bs I have ever stayed at. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Lynn1Detroit
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

I can't say anything bad about this place, so I'll try and remember all the many things that I loved about it. First and foremost were the innkeepers, They were so genuinely friendly, informed, and helpful. I felt like I was staying at an old friends house and that they were doing everything they could to make me feel welcome. The house is beautiful. It has a wrap around deck with fire pits and chase lounges. They have a little snack nook with complimentary beverages and snacks. They also have a tea and coffee setup always available. Carl the innkeeper, baked something every night around tea time. The rooms were spotless! The breakfast was always interesting and delicious. Behind the house is a stocked fish pond, with big fish! They have fishing poles and bait for you to use. You really have to visit for yourself because I know I've left out so much. It's been a year since I've stayed there and I'm craving it like an old favorite restaurant.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mvelarde1999
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012 via mobile

Everything about this place is incredible. The innkeepers were warm, welcoming and helpful, breakfast was amazing, the location works for a number of areas around northwestern Michigan. The house is very comfortable yet elegant and our room was great: good a/c, comfy bed, good bathroom. The view within all those cherry orchards is great. You feel like you're off the beaten path but you're really not. We can't wait to go back during fall foliage season.

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank PennyG338
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

We recently were part of a family gathering near Traverse City. Making room for others in the family home, we reluctantly opted to stay at a B&B. Little did we know we would be staying at a place that was so wonderful that we ended up late to each day's family activities. Can't say how much we enjoyed our sunlit room and overall ambiance of Country Hermitage. Beautifully sited on acres of orchards and rolling farm lands, and featuring a charmingly landscaped grotto and pond (perfect spot for quiet reading and conversation) the inn is simply stunning.

The B&B is only eclipsed by Lisa and Carl's hospitality. Their warmth and willingness to help, providing great information about the area made' us feel very welcome.

But words fail in attempting to describe chef Carl's extraordinary breakfast feasts. Each morning presented us with a gourmet's delight. Stay there if only for breakfast.

We will definitely be return visitors!

Room Tip: Kesner Room was wonderfully sunny.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JohnWillard
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Detroit, Michigan
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207 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed in the Pulcipher suite for two nights in July. This place is a true gem! I can't say enough how much we enjoyed this b&b.

LOCATION: Great because you're right in between Elk Rapids (go to Pearls!) and Traverse City...without the crowds!
STAFF: Friendly and knowledgeable. They told us about a quiet beach just down the road a few miles called Sayler park, it was fantastic!
ROOM: Our room was spotless with great views! Make sure you catch the sunrise! The bed was absolutely the most comfortable bed I've slept on in years. Some cons were that our fireplace didn't work, but that may be because of the time of year and they shut it off? Also, there was no fan in the bathroom and the water pressure was pretty lousy. Not deal breakers though!
FOOD/DRINKS: By the dining room they offer complementary drinks ( water, pop wine) and snacks (cookies, candy, popcorn). The chocolate cherry cookies they had out on day two rocked! The breakfasts were SO good! I wish we could have stayed longer to experience more of them. We ate outside our second morning and it was beautiful, so make sure you ask and they'll set you up!
EXERCISE: They offer passes to Grand Traverse Resort just down the road. We really wanted to check it out but ran out of time. We did hike the grounds in the am and there is a golf course across the street where you can walk/run as well.

We can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: Pulcipher room to view the sunrise!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SpartyK
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Milford, Michigan
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

The Country Hermitage B&B is a real jewel in the TC area. We have stayed there many times and Lisa and Carl have been the best hosts. I would highly recommend it any time (except when we have the place booked) The breakfasts are top notch and everything about this B&B was excellent. We rented the entire B&B over the Memorial Day weekend with our friends who enjoyed it as much as we did. Will be definitely be a repeat customer.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank deadlegsone
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Additional Information about Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast Traverse City

Property: Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast Traverse City
Address: 7710 US Highway 31 N, Williamsburg, MI 49690-9533
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Williamsburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Williamsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast is located just north of Traverse City, Michigan overlooking beautiful East Grand Traverse Bay. Discover the beauty and tranquility of this romantic bed and breakfast while you enjoy the gracious hospitality. The Innkeepers strive to help you have a relaxed memorable experience.This local landmark was built in 1883 by one of the Traverse City, Michigan's areas earliest pioneers as a promise to his wife. For a truly memorable Northern Michigan experience, visit the Bed and Breakfast that was built on a legacy of romance. ... more   less 
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Country Hermitage Bed And Breakfast Traverse City Michigan/Williamsburg

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