Applesauce Inn B&B

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


At Applesauce Inn, enjoy casual comfort and warm friendship with all the amenities. Luxury queen size pillow top mattresses, fluffy pillows, fireplaces and amazing scratch made breakfasts will start you off on a great day. From Spring through Fall, savor your morning coffee and newspaper, afternoon cocktail or evening dessert and tea with the hummingbirds on our wrap around porch; In the Winter, you can choose a book from our library, play vintage board games or just sit and enjoy the warm fireplace in our comfortable Parlor. The Inn is an outdoor-enthusiast's dream. Just ten minutes from world-famous Torch Lake, close to all 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. Day trips to Traverse City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Sleeping Bear Dunes or Mackinac Island are very popular. Our location is central to the best of Northwest Michigan; the best restaurants, casinos and micro breweries and wineries in the region! We are a 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, blow dryers, a/c & fireplaces in each room. Consider us your home away from home.



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

Great Location

4.4 on September 04, 2015

Great location to explore Bellaire and Torch Lake! Stayed in Carmel Room, very reasonably priced. Very comfortable bed and bedding. Has room air conditioner and a small TV. Downside- shared bathroom, just down the hall-which was no problem at all for us, but may be for some. Jamie has a fridge stocked with cold water, delicious gluten free cookies, and dessert set out in the evening!

First B&B experience

5 on July 31, 2015

My husband and I spent our two year anniversary at Applesauce Inn. The location gives easy access to downtown Traverse City, Bellaire, Torch Lake and more! Jamie is a fantastic owner and hostess. Her breakfast menu was always delicious and she serves dessert each night. The room was very well kept and the bed super comfy. We will definitely be staying in more B&Bs after this experience!

love applesauce

5 on April 18, 2015

The location is great close to lakes and not far from traverse city. Our room was decorated great with a warm feeling. The food was wonderful she used a lot of local ingredients and made an out of the world breakfast. You couldn't ask for a nicer more helpful hostess.

Romantic getaway

4.0 on February 27, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night - needed a getaway from everyday life and children :) . Applesauce Inn Bed and Breakfast is the best. Beautiful decorating..everytime I looked around I saw something I didnt notice before. Jamie is a wonderful host, very friendly and so helpful. We stayed in the absolutely beautiful Napa room. Comfy queen size bed, beautiful decorating, wonderful fireplace. We didnt want to leave. I would absolutely recommend staying here. Its beautiful and its only minutes away from downtown Bellaire. We went to Short's Brewery for dinner and drinks. Fun place - great atmosphere - wonderful food. We will stay here again - would love to come back in the spring or summer.

Three nights

5 on February 09, 2015

We had three great warm and cosy night at the Applesauce Inn B&B in February! The Inn was comfortable and friendly. Can strongly recommed the Applesauce!

Perfect Pleasant & Peaceful

5 on February 08, 2015

Applesauce Inn Bed & Breakfast is a Beautiful home in Bellair, Michigan. Many great resturants, shops and things to do. From the moment we arrived at the Inn, we felt welcome. The Inn Keeper Jamie, is an Amazing host, so Friendly and nothing is to much trouble. The Entire Inn was Exceptionally Clean, Inviting, Quiet, Romantic and Comfy-Cozy. My husband and I stayed in the beautifully decorated "Napa Room". We Absolutely Loved the Unbelivably Comfortable Queen Size Sleigh Bed, Private Bathroom with walk in Shower, Fireplace and Many other Lovely Details. The Breakfast's were Delicious and Filling! Thank You Jamie for all you did to make our stay special and memorable, very much appreciated! If you havent been a guest at the Applesauce Inn, You Should, You'll Love it. We Certainly Did! ~ Don & Holly

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!!!

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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

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

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

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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, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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!!