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Applesauce Inn B&B

7296 S. M-88 Hwy , Bellaire, MI 49615 USA (Show map)
151 Reviews
$130 - $150
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At Applesauce Inn, enjoy casual comfort and warm friendship with all the amenities. Luxury queen size pillow top mattresses, fluffy pillows, fireplaces and interesting breakfast table conversation are just the beginning. From Spring through Fall, savor your morning coffee and newspaper, afternoon cocktail or evening dessert and tea with the hummingbirds on the wonderful wraparound porch; you just might see the bald eagles and osprey that nest nearby or the neighborhood deer, fox or black bear! In the Winter, you can enjoy the warm fireplace in our cozy and comfortable Parlor. The Inn is an outdoor-enthusiast's dream. Very near world-famous Torch Lake, close to the hiking, biking, cross country ski and snowshoe trails of the Jordan River Valley, Sand Lakes Quiet Area and the Grass River Natural Area. We are just minutes from the award winning golf courses of Hawk's Eye, The Chief and The Legend. The Shanty Creek Golf and ski resort is just minutes from the Inn. Canoe or kayak the Jordan River, or strike out for day trips to Traverse City, Charlevoix, Sleeping Bear Dunes or Mackinac Island. Our location is central to the best of Northwest Michigan and near some of the best restaurants, casinos and micro breweries and wineries in the region! We are boutique Inn, which means we're big on hospitality and value and provide amenities that most Inns don't. We can and do pay attention to the small things. We offer On-Demand movies, full cable, Wi-Fi, bathrobes, fireplaces, individually controlled a/c, wine glasses and ice buckets. Full hot breakfast, home baked goodies and evening dessert are always included. During the summer months (June-Aug) we feature a local wine pouring each evening. If you looking to getaway , we have what you need! Our central location and warm hospitality only goes to show why we are your "home away from home."



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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A Lovely Fall Getaway

5 on November 03, 2014

Our stay at the Applesauce Inn B&B was an absolute delight! Beautifully appointed, yet cozy. We stayed in the Napa room, and especially enjoyed the bath robes and electric fire place. Jamie was a fantastic hostess-- the breakfasts were outrageous and we're still talking about her homemade caramels! Close to Bellaire (home of Short's Brewing), and a 30 mile drive to Traverse City. We'll definitely be back! -Bridget and Hadley

Exceptional bed and breakfast experience!!

4.8 on October 20, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed here for our honeymoon and it was a wonderful experience! We had never stayed at a bed and breakfast and both agree we will never stay at a hotel again! The innkeepers attention to details and the comfort of their guests goes above and beyond. Fresh and homemade breakfasts every morning and dessert every evening was delicious! Jamie even made homemade caramels! She is so talented and the home is just beautiful. There is so much to do in surrounding areas that it is a perfect location. We will definitely be back!

Outstanding Get-a-way!!

5 on August 24, 2014

My husband and I had an amazing stay at the Applesauce B&B. It was so homey and comfortable. The Breakfast was superb and we felt very welcome. We couldn't have started off our vacation any better. We appreciated your hospitality, Jamie. hope to come back soon. We have bragged to our friends and will never forget our stay with you. Thanks for everything!!

Applesauce Inn Bed & Breakfast is a must!

5 on July 28, 2014

This was our first stay at a Bed & Breakfast and what a wonderful experience it was! We will definitely be returning. Jamie is so warm and welcoming. Applesauce Inn is super comfy and cozy. The breakfast & desserts were amazing! There is hot coffee every morning and water, tea, hot chocolate, hot cider always available. The attention to detail is like none other. We ¿ Applesauce Inn Bed & Breakfast!!!

Lovely B&B

5 on July 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend anniversary getaway. The home was very nice. Very clean:) The breakfasts and desserts were amazing! We hope to go back again! Thank you!

Great place to stay

4.6 on July 06, 2014

My husband and I have enjoyed many bed and breakfasts but this one was very special. From the beautiful Sonora room to the quiet wrap around porch. We definitely will return again. Food was excellent.

Awesome Find!

5 on May 27, 2014

Jamie and Gary were wonderful hosts and made us feel at home right from the time of reservation. The bedrooms and bathrooms were everything we needed---comfortable beds, little fireplaces/heaters, and very well-decorated. Jamie's cooking was out of this world. Breakfasts were homemade and healthy, and her evening desserts were an added touch that you don't find at B&Bs. We're looking forward to visiting again and will definitely stay with them when we're up in the TC area again.


5 on January 14, 2014

This was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast, and this far exceeded our expectations. The home was very clean, cozy, decorated with antiques and other interesting things. The owners are friendly and kind, and made sure we had everything we needed and more. Jamie makes breakfast every morning and dessert every evening and it was AMAZING! Everything was fresh, organic and home cooked. Our stay was very relaxing and enjoyable. There is not one thing that could have been better. I can't wait to be able to go back again. Thank you!

What a fantastic stay at Applesauce Inn!!!

5 on January 13, 2014

We had a fantastic stay! The Applesauce Inn has some of the best home cooked breakfast, and dessert that we have ever had. Especially, the chocolate orange baby cakes!!! We are definitely coming back for another stay. The house is in great condition, with many amenities that most places don't offer. The service provided by the innkeeper, was absolutely phenomenal. We could not have asked for a better place, or people to have stayed the weekend with!!Thanks for everything you did, Justin and Nicole.

Winter Wonderland Honeymoon

5 on January 13, 2014

We spent a long weekend at the Applesauce for our honeymoon. Jamie was so kind in welcoming us with champagne in the room, wonderful breakfasts, delicious afternoon snacks, and desserts that kept us guessing all day while we were out exploring beautiful northern Michigan and all it has to offer!

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Rooms & Rates

Napa Room

This large room is located on the second floor of the house. Decorated in warm reds, burgundy and gold, it offers hardwood floors with colorful modern rugs, queen size cherry sleigh SNUGGLEBED & matching dresser, large Cherry electric fireplace, small sitting/reading area, 19" TV/VCR, Wi-fi, air-conditioning, plush robes and small private bath with double walk in shower. All rooms include wine glasses and ice buckets for those special occasions!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

Sonora Room

Our only first-floor room, the Sonora Room offers the most convenient location in the house. This room is decorated in soothing greens with birds-eye maple trim, hardwood floor and soft room-size rug. A queen sized wrought iron SNUGGLEBED, handpainted Bombay dresser, wood stove style electric fireplace, air-conditioning, 19" TV/VCR, plush robes, large private bath with plenty of bath bubbles, closet and direct access to the Parlor make this room very popular. All rooms include wine glasses and ice buckets for those special occasions!

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

Carmel Room

Morning sunshine greats you in our classically styled Carmel room located on the second floor. Decorated with beautiful berry blue walls, crisp white trim and dark wood floors, this room is timeless. A comfortable queen pillow top mattress will entice you to sleep in! French styled dresser, 13" TV/VCR, A/C, and a reading area is tucked next to the cozy electric fireplace. Our Carmel room shares a small hall bath (share with innkeepers and is always clean) offers a vintage 1916 clawfoot tub/shower. All rooms include wine glasses and ice buckets for those special occasion

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110

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Location Type

Near fabulous Torch Lake, Countryside Location, Just 6 1/2 miles from US 131, 2.5 MIles From Shanty Creek Ski Resort, 1/2 Hour from Traverse City, Near Grass River Natural Area, Countryside, Village, Wine country


Traverse City, MI (TVC-Traverse City) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From US 131 North: Follow US 131 north through Cadillac and Kalkaska to Mancelona. Go North/West (left) on M-88. Follow 6 1/2 miles, house is on the left 1 1/2 miles past Del Mason Road. From I-75 North: Follow I-75 North to M-72 West exit at Grayling. Follow M-72 West to US 131 North at Kalkaska. Follow US-131 North to M-88 North at Mancelona. Turn North (Left) onto M-88 and follow 6 1/2 miles. Inn is on the left about 1 1/2 miles past Del Mason Road.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Shanty Creek Ski & Golf Resort, Grass River Natural Area, Torch Lake, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, Mackinac Island, Traverse City, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Computer, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos , 24 Hour Hot Beverages, Robes in Rooms, Wrap-around porch, Evening Dessert

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Gambling at Turtle Creek Casino, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, Mackinac Island, Ski or Golf at Shanty Creek Resort, Wineries, Dog Sledding in Mancelona, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3pm-7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Two people allowed per room; no exceptions.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No NO PETS ALLOWED
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Most Weekends require two nights, holiday weekends may require three nights
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: Last night & tax due at time of reservation for rooms reserved by phone or through the Inn's reservations through bedandbreakfast require payment in full at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: Fourteen (14) days in advance for refund of deposit. Shortened stays and early departures are considered cancellations. In the event of late cancellation, deposit may be forfeited.



Jamie Creason & Gary Juliano, Innkeepers

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , Chickens

About the innkeepers

We are both artists, Gary is a landscape painter and Jamie creates one of kind vintage inspired jewelry. We both love photography, hiking and biking. Jamie is an avid organic gardener who loves to cook and bake.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Inquire@reservation

Signature Dish

Roasted Red Pepper Egg Strata
Sweet carmelized red onions and roasted red peppers blend well with the Asiago cheese, sour dough bread and our very own farm fresh eggs!!



Hot Deal

Winter Getaway Special

Regular Rate: $150 now $109 (27% Savings:)

Book your stay any night for only $109.00 per night. Yummy home baked goods will greet you each day and full breakfast will be served. Cozy, relaxing rooms with fireplaces will make you feel right at home! The snowy weather is here, the ski slopes and snow trails are calling you! Come and spend some time at the Inn.

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7296 S. M-88 Hwy , Bellaire, MI 49615 USA (Show map)

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