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The Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast

244 E. Eighth St. , Traverse City, MI 49684 USA (Show map)
4.7
33 Reviews
$110 - $175
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About

Located in Traverse City's Old Town, -beautifully furnished rooms, a historic home built in 1900. We have installed Air Conditioning throughout the house. Rooms are furnished with lovely early American furniture. Gourmet breakfast with egg dishes and baked goods are all available. Garden bench and deck for enjoying a break in shade or sun amid beautiful herbs and flowers. The house is located within a 5 minute walk to fun and unique downtown Traverse City with its theater, music and dining. We have 4 bikes and a tandem for your use to explore the historic neighborhood in a 4 to 5 block radius. We are within a 10 minute drive to the Winery Tours of Mission Peninsula and Sleeping Bear Dunes is within 25 minutes.

Rooms & Rates

The Waldo Room

A sleigh style queen bed with high quality egyptian cotton bed linen. Chairs and a table as well as a victorian dresser. All rooms are wi-fi. A kitchenette is available downstairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Lewis Room

A beautiful Canopy bed with a fine mahogony dresser and antique dressing table brought from the Western Reserve in the late 1800's.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Pierpont Room

Pierpont room with a 1920 Michigan oak headboard and Cherry quilt. A gentleman's dresser from early Michigan history. 500 count linens that feel silky and fresh.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Langley Room

The Langley room has a king bed with silky 500 thread count sheets, silky satin lined quilt, and a 2" memory foam topper that provides an incredible night sleep. As oak desk and antique dresser along with 2 comfortable chairs are in the room as well.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 King

Grose Room

The Grose Room has a queen 4 poster bed. It has a private bath and a private entrance that exits close to the driveway. An Oak dresser from early Michigan history is in the room along with some 19th century chairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Hammond Room

Hammond Room is a small room on the ground floor with a queen bed and a private bath. It is off the living room. Although it is small, it is convenient for those who don't want to use stairs, and has the convenience of being close to the living room for a spacious relaxing atmosphere.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.9

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This Place is Awesome!

5 on December 19, 2013

Fran, the proprietor is fantastic. By far, the best breakfast I've ever been served at a B&B. She was also helpful in navigating the town.


Recommend

4.0 on December 18, 2013

My group and I have never stayed in a B&B before, but we would definitely stay at the Oviatt House again. Frannie's breakfast was amazing. She had great suggestions, and we always felt welcome.


Best B&B experience Ever

4.2 on December 10, 2013

Thanks to Franny the owner we had a very enjoyable stay! The breakfast was fantastic & her hospitality was great. The location was only a 5 min walk to all the shops & restaurants.


The Best First Experience

4.4 on December 10, 2013

We are so thankful our 1st B&B experience was at Oviatt and with Franny. It was the best experience we could have hoped for. We will be trying more B&B's because of her.


Conscious Comfort

5 on September 27, 2013

Staying at the Oviatt House while visiting Traverse City was such a positive experience I felt compelled to write a review. The conscious traveller will feel right at home here. Fair trade coffee, and non GMO organic meals. The B&B is furnished with antiques from around the world and the beautifully landscaped property even has a small coy pond. Franny (the proprietress) is very knowledgable of the surrounding area and fun to talk to. Your stay at the Oviatt house will be memorable. Dan T.


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Location

Location Type

City, Downtown, Wine country

Airport

Traverse City, MI (TVC-Traverse City) 3 miles

Directions to property:

From the Cherry Capital Airport,turn right on So. Airport Blvd and go about 2 miles west to Cass St. Turn right on Cass St. Go to 2nd light at 8th St, Turn right - go 1 block to Lake St, turn right. Driveway is the first on the Rt.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, TART bike and walking trail, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wine tasting at wineries, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Garden chairs and table, 4 Bicycles and a Tandem bike for 2, Bench swing in the garden

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wine tasting at wineries, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of 1 night's room charge
  • Cancellations: 7 days advance notice, no extra charge.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Franny Bluhm and family

Languages spoken

Elementary Japanese, English, French, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Franny is a naturalist at a local Nature Area, and is an avid organic gardener. The family plays lots of music and enjoys the arts of Traverse City and surrounding area.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free , Vegan


Signature Dish

Quinoa Fruit Salad with ginger honey dressing
A healthy breakfast fruit salad with apricots, cherries, and nuts along with Quinoa and a bit of ginger spice. We also have a specialty German Pancake which is puffy, and creamy and heavenly to eat. A French Omelette stuffed with seasonal veggies and other goodies is also requested often.


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244 E. Eighth St. , Traverse City, MI 49684 USA (Show map)

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