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 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!
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.
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!
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.
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 , Robes in Rooms, Wrap-around porch, Evening Dessert, 24 Hour Hot Beverages
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi
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
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!!
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!