Cairn House Bed & Breakfast is a stately, two-story colonial home in a serene, natural setting located two miles north of the village of Elk Rapids, MI, near Traverse City, Michigan. Guests are invited to stroll about the one and one-half acres of manicured grounds or spend the day enjoying Elk Lake (directly across the road from Cairn House, no lake access) or nearby Torch Lake. Your hostess takes great pleasure in sharing the elegant furnishings collected while living abroad. Relax in front of the fireplace in the spacious living room or retreat to the sun room to enjoy a book. The "pineapple", the colonial symbol of hospitality, dates back to the days when sea captains returned from their long voyages. Placing a pineapple outside their door signified that they were welcoming friends and neighbors for a visit and sharing their hospitality. Cairn House welcomes you to share the warm hospitality while you explore the endless activities available in and around Elk Rapids.
This room is located on the main floor. It features a wrought iron king size bed and wicker furniture. The air conditioned room has an adjoining private bath with a tub and shower.
Nightly Rate: $150/$150
This air conditioned room is furnished with a brass king size bed and is decorated with beautiful hand painted black lacquer furniture from the Orient. It has its own private bath with shower.
Nightly Rate: $150/$150
For nature lovers, this air conditioned room has a queen size bed with wicker furniture that reminds one of the fisherman's creel. The round wall and natural woodwork adds to the decor. It has it's own private bath with shower directly across the hall.
Nightly Rate: $120/$120
Enjoy the privacy of this delightful room near the gardens with its own private patio. The large room has one queen bed, a full bed and a private bath with shower. The air conditioned room is decorated to bring the beauty of the outdoors in with soft spring colors amidst flowers and butterflies.
Nightly Rate: $170/$170
3.6 on September 29, 2013
Clean and pleasant surroundings. Helen, the owner, was friendly and interesting to talk to.
5 on September 18, 2013
This is the third time my family has stayed at the Cairn House B & B. That alone should indicate how much we enjoy our stays at the Cairn House. The lovely bedrooms are comfortable and clean. Helen makes a delicious breakfast. Cairn House is close to Elk Rapids and Traverse City downtowns. There are countless of attractions for everyone's interest. Sports (golfing, tennis, biking, swimming,etc), shopping (clothes, art, food) and culture (shows, music).
4.6 on September 05, 2013
Overall its a superb stay. Great food, great location.
5 on August 28, 2013
Everything we hoped for and more
4.4 on August 19, 2013
Enjoyed our stay. Very friendly hostess, great breakfast, exceptionally nice home and squeaky clean!
Near beaches, Near larger city, Countryside, Small town, Village, Wine country
Traverse City, MI (TVC-Traverse City) 15 miles
FROM CHERRY CAPITAL AIRPORT IN TRAVERSE CITY - Drive out of the airport and turn North to 3-mile road. Approximately one-quarter mile, turn right which is US 31. Go approximately 15 miles to Elk Rapids. Turn right onto U.S 31 North. Continue about 10 miles to Elk Rapids. At the light turn right and travel 2.2 miles. Cairn House Bed & Breakfast is on the left hand side of the road.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Desk, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance, Telephone
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian