Recently voted the 12th Best Overall Bed & Breakfast in North America, Bellaire Bed & Breakfast sits at the top of a hill at the end of a tree lined drive. Located in a tranquil setting with delightful gardens, hammock and shuffle board court, yet the village is only a short walk away with quaint shops, movie theater, brew pub and fine dining. In the morning we serve a hearty breakfast that features a hot main dish, fresh homemade breads and muffins, fresh fruit, juices, and gourmet coffee, teas & hot chocolates. The cherry-paneled library is filled with hundreds of books, a blazing fireplace in winter and chairs to sink into, hiding away, dreaming of distant lands and adventure. Discover the sunken garden and enjoy a private sunny afternoon. The main house has 5 rooms all with private bath, queen size bed, air conditioning, in-room WIFI and wired high speed access in the Sitting room. Our carriage house features four luxury rooms all with private bath, king size bed, gas fireplace, TV/DVD, air conditioning, high speed WIFI and wired Internet access. Each afternoon, we gather on one of the wonderful porches or parlors and wind down or share stories over a glass or two of wine. After breakfast, our guests enjoy the convenient location of the inn and are off on adventures that may include golfing, skiing, boating, kayaking, art galleries, antiquing, wine tasting or hot-air ballooning. Come and let us positively spoil you!
Elegant and stately defines this spacious Victorian-era room. You will enjoy a queen-size sleigh bed, Victorian furniture and a private bath, with shower. Open your French doors to a private second-story porch overlooking the grounds.
Step back in time to the days of British Colonial rule in the West Pacific. This beautifully detailed room with delightful exotic touches that will please your eyes features a Queen-size sleigh bed.
Reminiscent of old world charm, this delightful room features a Queen-size brass bed and private bath with clawfoot bathtub - ideal for a private relaxing bubble bath.
This spacious guest room has a Shaker influence. It provides you with a Queen-size pencil poster bed with homemade quilts and a quiet and comfortable reading area.
Here you'll get a refreshing bedroom full of Northern Michigan wildflower prints and an eclectic mix of Victorian family heirlooms.
Located in the carriage house, you will relax in a soothing rural Italian retreat lounging in the king-sized bed gazing at the fireplace, or in the oversized armchair watching a movie Maybe you would rather open the French doors and sip some wine on your own private balcony. Or better yet, soak in your own private 2 person jacuzzi tub complete with sensuous bath salts. Amenities include a TV/DVD, gas fireplace and desk space equipped with a high speed data port.
Located in the carriage house, treat yourself to historic Southern comfort in this luxurious Georgian charmer. This elegantly appointed room features a king-size canopy bed, mahogany writing desk and a fainting couch for you to curl up with a good book by the fire or to catch a few winks. Enter the regal private bath and pamper yourself in a two-person jacuzzi tub complete with sensuous bath salts. Amenities include a TV/DVD, gas fireplace and desk space equipped with a high speed data port.
Located in the carriage house, delight yourself with our novel interpretation of an English seaside cottage. Chocked full of whimsical details; this room features an ornate brass king bed and seating area by the fireplace where you can take your afternoon tea or catch a show on the Telly. The period bath features a claw foot tub with a rain pan shower head. You will find it just the right spot to soak your cares away amongst the bubbles. Amenities include a TV/DVD, gas fireplace and desk space equipped with a high speed data port.
Located in the carriage house, watch the deer amble down through the pines from your window in this Northern Michigan hide-a-way. From the rustic stone fireplace, to the king-size antique brass bed, we are sure you will find this is an ideal "Up North" retreat. The woodland theme bath featues a seated shower. Amenities include a TV/DVD, gas fireplace and desk space equipped with a high speed data port.
5 on July 10, 2014
This is one of the best B&Bs we have found. Which, is why we keep coming back.
5 on July 09, 2014
This B&B is our favorite. We keep going back because Jim & Dave and the entire staff are so focused on us having a great stay. Bellaire is a great little town to visit if you want to relax and get away from the daily grind.
5 on July 07, 2014
This is our third time staying at the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast. It is my favorite B&B. David and Jim are wonderful hosts. They take excellent care of everything. The grounds are so beautiful. The rooms always neat and orderly, not too fancy. Breakfast is AMAZING. Every morning, breakfast is completely different. Wine hour is always a fun time. And so close to Shorts, with mugs available to guests, can't be beat!
4.8 on July 07, 2014
This is the second time we've stayed at the Bellaire B&B. We especially enjoy the fact that it is literally a five minute walk into town to visit shops and restaurants (particularly Shorts Brewery). Jim and Dave's hospitality and attention to detail is outstanding, with the afternoon social hour being a very nice touch. This year we stayed in the Carriage House, and although the room was more spacious, it had the same quaint feeling as the room we stayed at in the "old" house. We definitely plan to return!
4.4 on July 06, 2014
The thoughtfulness by David and Jim in every detail shined through! No need to think twice when deciding where to go for your next relaxing get away. We loved every minute and can't wait to go back.
Village, Wine country
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.) 180 miles
(Time 3 to 3 1/2 hours) Take US-131 North to Mancelona. Turn left at the traffic signal (M-88 west). Stay on M-88 approximately 13 miles until you reach Bellaire. Stay on M-88 as you go through the village's business district. After you cross the bridge, turn left on Antrim St. and go 1 short block. At the blinking yellow light, turn left. We're the first drive on the right.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Intermediate River & Lake, Fall Color Tours, Bellaire & Farm Golf Clubs, Lake Michigan, Riverside Marina, Legend at Shanty Creek, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Other, Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Guest refrigerator in guest common rooms
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Art Galleries, Waterskiing, Boat rental, Murder Mystery Weekends, Fall Color Tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
David and Jim
1 Cat , 2 Dogs
David's hobbies include wood working, cooking, computers and learning foreign languages (He is pretty fluent in German). Jim likes reading, gardening and cooking. Both like to cross-country ski and bicycle ride.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Atkins Diet, low chloesterol
Peaches & Pecan French Toast
Southern-style peaches & pecan French toast served with choice of warmed peach syrup or real Michigan maple syrup.