Recently voted the 12th Best Overall Bed & Breakfast in North America, Bellaire Bed & Breakfast sits at the top of a hill at the end of a tree lined drive. Located in a tranquil setting with delightful gardens, hammock and shuffle board court, yet the village is only a short walk away with quaint shops, movie theater, brew pub and fine dining. In the morning we serve a hearty breakfast that features a hot main dish, fresh homemade breads and muffins, fresh fruit, juices, and gourmet coffee, teas & hot chocolates. The cherry-paneled library is filled with hundreds of books, a blazing fireplace in winter and chairs to sink into, hiding away, dreaming of distant lands and adventure. Discover the sunken garden and enjoy a private sunny afternoon. The main house has 5 rooms all with private bath, queen size bed, air conditioning, in-room WIFI and wired high speed access in the Sitting room. Our carriage house features four luxury rooms all with private bath, king size bed, gas fireplace, TV/DVD, air conditioning, high speed WIFI and wired Internet access. Each afternoon, we gather on one of the wonderful porches or parlors and wind down or share stories over a glass or two of wine. After breakfast, our guests enjoy the convenient location of the inn and are off on adventures that may include golfing, skiing, boating, kayaking, art galleries, antiquing, wine tasting or hot-air ballooning. Come and let us positively spoil you!
Elegant and stately defines this spacious Victorian-era room. You will enjoy a queen-size sleigh bed, Victorian furniture and a private bath, with shower. Open your French doors to a private second-story porch overlooking the grounds.
Step back in time to the days of British Colonial rule in the West Pacific. This beautifully detailed room with delightful exotic touches that will please your eyes features a Queen-size sleigh bed.
Reminiscent of old world charm, this delightful room features a Queen-size brass bed and private bath with clawfoot bathtub - ideal for a private relaxing bubble bath.
This spacious guest room has a Shaker influence. It provides you with a Queen-size pencil poster bed with homemade quilts and a quiet and comfortable reading area.
Here you'll get a refreshing bedroom full of Northern Michigan wildflower prints and an eclectic mix of Victorian family heirlooms.
Located in the carriage house, you will relax in a soothing rural Italian retreat lounging in the king-sized bed gazing at the fireplace, or in the oversized armchair watching a movie Maybe you would rather open the French doors and sip some wine on your own private balcony. Or better yet, soak in your own private 2 person jacuzzi tub complete with sensuous bath salts. Amenities include a TV/DVD, gas fireplace and desk space equipped with a high speed data port.
Located in the carriage house, treat yourself to historic Southern comfort in this luxurious Georgian charmer. This elegantly appointed room features a king-size canopy bed, mahogany writing desk and a fainting couch for you to curl up with a good book by the fire or to catch a few winks. Enter the regal private bath and pamper yourself in a two-person jacuzzi tub complete with sensuous bath salts. Amenities include a TV/DVD, gas fireplace and desk space equipped with a high speed data port.
Located in the carriage house, delight yourself with our novel interpretation of an English seaside cottage. Chocked full of whimsical details; this room features an ornate brass king bed and seating area by the fireplace where you can take your afternoon tea or catch a show on the Telly. The period bath features a claw foot tub with a rain pan shower head. You will find it just the right spot to soak your cares away amongst the bubbles. Amenities include a TV/DVD, gas fireplace and desk space equipped with a high speed data port.
Located in the carriage house, watch the deer amble down through the pines from your window in this Northern Michigan hide-a-way. From the rustic stone fireplace, to the king-size antique brass bed, we are sure you will find this is an ideal "Up North" retreat. The woodland theme bath featues a seated shower. Amenities include a TV/DVD, gas fireplace and desk space equipped with a high speed data port.
5 on August 14, 2014
This was our first stay in a B & B. We will be back! We were very impressed during the 2 day stay. The house is set in beautiful gardens which offer lovely areas to sit and relax.
5 on August 12, 2014
This was our first stay at this B&B and we will be back! The home and grounds are beautiful, it is peaceful and quiet and the breakfast was beyond amazing. You will not go away hungry or disappointed!
4.8 on August 12, 2014
Great accomodations with many areas to relax. A library for reading, a garden for walking, tucked back amongst trees. A true delight to take advantage of terrace off tuscany room. Hosts were at the meet and greet wine gathering with local wines, cheese and crackers. Breakfast was great...its your own fault if you go away hungry.
5 on August 11, 2014
I almost didn't want to write a review, because the more people who know what an absolute TREASURE the Bellaire B&B is -- it will be impossible to get a room!! My husband and I have stayed at our fair share of B&B's -- we prefer it over a hotel-- and this one night stay at Bellaire B&B has topped the list (after 20 years of B&B's!). The atmosphere, the breakfast, the rooms, the view, the peacefulness, the hospitality.... absolutely # 1. We cannot say enough! THANK YOU!!
4.8 on August 11, 2014
Had a fantastic stay at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast, in fact we loved it so much the first time we went back the last day of our trip to stay again. Walking into the house and meeting keepers your felt at home right away. The wine hour was fun, getting to know some of the other guest, and they had all the menu's of resturants in town or near by for you to browse over and look at them. Breakfast was delightful and they catered to my celiac disease wich is an even bigger plus!
4.0 on August 03, 2014
Very nice stay with gracious hostess. The little amenities make you feel at home
5 on August 01, 2014
The innkeepers were amazing, house beautiful, and food great! A must go!
5 on July 29, 2014
What a great find! Will definitely be returning!
5 on July 23, 2014
A truly outstanding experience all-around. David and Jim are beyond accommodating, and incredibly fun to get to know. The room was very clean and well taken care of, breakfast was exceptional, and the grounds are fantastic. With the proximity to town, mountain biking, and kayaking, I can't imagine a better place to stay than Bellaire B&B. My wife and I are already discussing when we'll be back.
5 on July 22, 2014
Beautiful property, welcoming staff, wonderful accommodations and breakfast was so yummy! Wish we could have stayed longer and will definitely stay again when we return to the area! Thanks David and Jim!
Village, Wine country
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.) 180 miles
(Time 3 to 3 1/2 hours) Take US-131 North to Mancelona. Turn left at the traffic signal (M-88 west). Stay on M-88 approximately 13 miles until you reach Bellaire. Stay on M-88 as you go through the village's business district. After you cross the bridge, turn left on Antrim St. and go 1 short block. At the blinking yellow light, turn left. We're the first drive on the right.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Intermediate River & Lake, Fall Color Tours, Bellaire & Farm Golf Clubs, Lake Michigan, Riverside Marina, Legend at Shanty Creek, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Other
Board games, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Guest refrigerator in guest common rooms
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Art Galleries, Waterskiing, Boat rental, Murder Mystery Weekends, Fall Color Tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
David and Jim
1 Cat , 2 Dogs
David's hobbies include wood working, cooking, computers and learning foreign languages (He is pretty fluent in German). Jim likes reading, gardening and cooking. Both like to cross-country ski and bicycle ride.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Atkins Diet, low chloesterol
Peaches & Pecan French Toast
Southern-style peaches & pecan French toast served with choice of warmed peach syrup or real Michigan maple syrup.