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."
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!
Nightly Rate: $150/$150
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!
Nightly Rate: $150/$150
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
Nightly Rate: $110/$110
5 on September 30, 2013
We stayed for two nights in the Sonora Room, and the location, room, amenities, food, and owners were all top-notch. Nearby downtown Bellaire has some wonderful shops and galleries, and of course a stop at Short's Brewery is in order. The inn is located conveniently near sightseeing, wineries, casinos, and Traverse City. The inn itself is quite comfortable. I would stay again in the Sonora Room--on the first floor--because in addition to the private bath, it has convenient access to the parlor and porch. The porch is enormous and comfortable, with one side having a nice view of the vegetable garden and chickens. Definitely a relaxing place to stay! When you visit, be sure to check out the local goodies for sale in the dining room--honey, jams, and cherry products--as well as the gorgeous jewelry made by Jamie, one of the inn owners (repurposed vintage pieces--just lovely!)
4.8 on August 20, 2013
This has to be by far one of the best places out there! Location is great, Inn Keeper is wonderful, food was better than I could have ever expected! Just a short distance from everything. Inn Keeper is very knowledgeable about everything in the area. Room was cozy and felt like home away from home. We will be back! Can not wait until next summer.
5 on July 08, 2013
Incredible stay, like a visit to a very special relative, we felt right at home. Jamie and Gary know the area so well, their suggestions of what to see and do adds to the experience. The house is clean and well maintained, and all the little special things make it unique, like cupcakes and a bottle of wine on the table waiting for us in the evening, coffee and teas and assorted drinks always ready, and the breakfast is always second to none. Thank you Jamie and Gary for making our stay special.
4.8 on July 02, 2013
Our friendly, down-to-earth Innkeepers were great from start to end of our 3-day stay. From local info, maps, helpful hints to great breakfasts and unexpected evening desserts their hospitality was "over the top". We loved their big clean country setting home close to whatever you want.. we hope to return in the future. Ron & Karen Sparks
5 on June 03, 2013
I'll preface my review by noting that Applesauce was my first B&B experience. Simply put, the experience here has made me never want to stay anywhere else when I'm 'Up North' again! The house itself is immaculately maintained and is incredibly warm and inviting. Everything from the porch to the rooms was spotless. We stayed in the Carmel room, which had Paris inspired decor. The room was very cute and included a big comfy bed, little flat-screen TV, and electric fireplace (very nice touch). Our room shared a bathroom with the innkeepers but the bathroom was so clean and organized you would never realize you were sharing it! The outside porch was my favorite spot to sit and sip cherry tea (provided by the Innkeepers) and fresh coffee every morning. I loved just sitting and watching the hummingbirds feed at their three feeders placed around the porch. I really can't do justice to how amazing the home cooked breakfast and dessert was. Jamie really needs to open her own restaurant so more people can enjoy her incredible food! Both mornings breakfast included eggs from their chicken coop. Dessert was put out at 7pm each night and looked and tasted like dessert from a gourmet restaurant! This place really does have it all and the Innkeepers couldn't have been better hosts. The little touches are what really set this place apart. There was cold bottled water available at all hours, fresh baked cookies set out in the afternoon, and a chest of toiletries available if we had forgotten to bring something. Couple this with the fact that the Inn is located just minutes from Bellaire and Shorts Brewery (if you like beer, even a little, you HAVE to go here), minutes from great parks such as the Grass River Natural Area, and it's only about an hour from Traverse and the vineyards, and you have the perfect B&B experience. Seriously, if you're thinking about staying in a B&B in the Traverse area you really should stay here. You won't regret it...I promise!
1/2 Hour from Traverse City, 2.5 MIles From Shanty Creek Ski Resort, Countryside Location, Just 6 1/2 miles from US 131, Near Grass River Natural Area, Near fabulous Torch Lake, Countryside, Village, Wine country
Traverse City, MI (TVC-Traverse City) 30 miles
From M-72 East or West: North on Hill Road at Skegemog Lake Scenic Turnout. At stop sign, turn left onto County Road 597 (Rapid City Road). Follow through Rapid City and Alden. Turn left in Alden onto East Torch Lake Drive (Alden Highway). Follow Alden Highway five miles through the "S" curves past Grass River Natural Area and turn left on Comfort Road. Follow Comfort Road 1 1/2 miles to stop sign at M-88. Turn right and go up the hill, house is 3/4 mile on the right.
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, Traverse City, Mackinac Island, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, 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, Mackinac Island, Ski or Golf at Shanty Creek Resort, Wineries, Dog Sledding in Mancelona, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Water sports
Bed and Breakfast, Other
Amenities Basket, Computer, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi
Robes in Rooms, Wrap-around porch, Evening Dessert, 24 Hour Hot Beverages
Jamie Creason & Gary Juliano, Innkeepers
2 Cats , 1 Dog , Chickens Others
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.
Restrictive , Vegetarian , Inquire@reservation
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!!
Book your stay any night for only $99.00 per night. Yummy home baked goods will greet you each day and full breakfast will be served. Cozy, relaxing rooms 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, where you will be treated like family.
Save $20.00 per night in any room when you stay three nights or more. Enjoy a home cooked breakfast with fresh seasonal fruit and juices, fresh baked cookies and snacks all day and at 7PM our home baked dessert. Our wrap around porch with comfy furniture will allow you to just sit, relax and enjoy our country views. The Applesauce Inn Bed and Breakfast is your home away from home!