Historical Inns, Hotels, and Restaurants

Historical inns, hotels, and restaurants that are HSM Member Businesses are listed below with direct connections to their website.

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Chamberlins-Ole-Forest-InnChamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn

Curtis, Michigan

This dwelling was built circa 1890 by a railroad company to serve as a passenger hotel near the Curtis train station. Today, this lakeside country inn with its beautiful 10-foot stone fireplace, open stairway, and rich woodwork continues to embrace travelers with warmth, comfortable lodging, casual fine dining, and stunning views.

Cocoa Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Whitehall, Michigan

Relax and indulge at the Cocoa Cottage Bed and Breakfast, an authentically restored 1912 Arts and Crafts bungalow nestled minutes away from the white sand beaches of Lake Michigan. The inn features a variety of chocolate treats for guests and offers four guest rooms, each named after a prominent chocolatier.

Colonial House InnColonial House Inn

Saint Ignace, Michigan

The Colonial House was built as a residence by the Chambers family, who emigrated from Ireland. Part of the family settled on Mackinac Island and, to this day, run Mackinac Island Carriage Tours. The Colonial House is an example of Colonial Revival architecture. In many places, you can still see the square nails. Today, the building is run as a bed and breakfast with many antique furnishings and views of Moran Bay on Lake Huron.

Ginkgo Tree Inn

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

Dr. Sheridan E. Gardiner began to build this home in 1902, moving slowly with precise detail. He was not anxious to finish the big house until he met his bride-to-be and then, as history tells us, he quickly finished the large home so they could marry. The Ginkgo Tree Inn is a Victorian gem complete with a large front veranda, turret room, ornate woodwork, stained glass, and secret stairways.

Grand HotelGrand Hotel

Mackinac Island, Michigan

A historic landmark on Mackinac Island, the Grand Hotel opened in 1887 as a summer retreat for vacationers arriving by lake steamers. Today, the hotel features the longest front porch in the world as well as historic guest rooms and fine dining during its open season.

Haan’s 1830 Inn Bed and Breakfast

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Hosted in a restored early Greek Revival home on Mackinac Island, just a few blocks east of downtown, Haan’s 1830 Inn is the vision of the Haan family, who restored the island property and opened the bed and breakfast in 1980. Today, the inn provides scenic views, historic rooms, and a look into the island’s history.

J. Paules Fenn Inn

Fennville, Michigan

The J. Paules Fenn Inn provides a journey to the past in Southwestern Michigan. The Fenn House was built at the turn of the twentieth century and restored in the 1980s. Today, the inn provides several guest rooms with private baths, full breakfasts, and a convenient location near Saugatuck and Holland.

Old Mission InnOld Mission Inn

Traverse City, Michigan

George and Amanda Hedden were the first to own this inn, which operated as a 31-room hotel. They opened it in 1869, and in 1902, it was purchased by Alfred and Ella Porter. Following the Porters, Norman and Doris Nevinger owned the inn for 53 years and gave it the name “Old Mission Inn.” The inn has a variety of rooms to choose from and has hosted famous guests, including Babe Ruth and Joe Louis.

Presque Isle Lodge

Presque Isle, Michigan

This quaint Northern Michigan way station was built in 1920 and is home to many cozy amenities and tourist interests nestled in the woods across from Grand Lake. Visitors can enjoy the many historic and natural sights between Alpena and Rogers City from May to September.

Ramada Plaza Hotel Ojibway and Freighters RestaurantRamada Plaza Hotel Ojibway and Freighters Restaurant

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Recognized as a historical landmark in Sault Ste. Marie, the Ojibway Hotel is a beautifully appointed hotel overlooking the Soo Locks. The hotel features more than 100 guestrooms, a dining room, a barbershop, and a beauty parlor. Its Egyptian architectural design, detailed amenities, and exceptional service have gained national attention.

Stafford's Bay View InnStafford’s Bay View Inn

Petoskey, Michigan

Established in 1886, this historic destination in Northern Michigan is the oldest summer hotel north of Grand Rapids. Today, it remains as a vibrant tourist destination in Bay View, providing guests with historic rooms, scenic views, and more. The inn also offers several lodging and wedding packages.

Stafford's Perry HotelStafford’s Perry Hotel

Petoskey, Michigan

Built in 1899 by Dr. Norman J. Perry, the Perry Hotel is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Petoskey. The hotel overlooks Little Traverse Bay and is the only Michigan hotel opened before 1900 that is still in operation. Guests can experience a historic setting with fine dining in one of Michigan’s most picturesque cities.

Voyager's Inn Bed and BreakfastVoyager’s Inn Bed and Breakfast

Three Rivers, Michigan

Voyageur’s Inn displays the Victorian Era’s beauty and fine craftsmanship, including hardwood floors, elegant pocket doors, and crown moldings. Rich, dark-blue tile surrounds the fireplace in the main parlor, and a grand staircase leads to the second floor. There are three unique guest rooms, each with a private bath. The architect was D.S. Hopkins of Grand Rapids, and the home was built, circa 1898, for General F.H. Case, of the Michigan National Guard.


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