5 on August 17, 2015
What a treasure. A truly relaxing place. Nestled in the woods on a peaceful lake. Watch humming birds at breakfast and even a Pileated Woodpecker. I was wonderful meeting Tom and Lois, They are the reason this place is a treasure. We are looking forward to a return trip very soon. Dixie
Thank you for your kind remarks you both make this place the treasure it is........we look forward to your return visit.
5 on October 27, 2014
What a wonderfully awesome Bed & Breakfast!! We had only planned to stay one night, but we liked it so much we stayed two nights. With the quaint and comfortable rooms, beautifully decorated gathering areas with cozy fireplaces to relax by, gorgeous views of the lake, and delicious gourmet breakfast prepared and served by the kind and gracious innkeepers, the Gorton House is truly a delightful and peaceful retreat from the ordinary. Photos cannot portray the charming, romantic and warm atmosphere at this B & B. We even had the opportunity to use their pedal pontoon boat in mid October to enjoyed the wonderful fall colors around the lake. We will definitely be returning.
Thank you for your kind review. We enjoyed having you stay and were pleased that you could get out on the lake. Have a wonderful Fall and terrific Holiday Season......The Gortons
5 on October 13, 2014
First time at a B&B and were totally apprehensive. Great food, great accommodations and relaxing atmosphere. Only regret was that the weather was too cold to enjoy the lake by kayak!
Thank you for your kind review. We too wish it had been warmer, but then again its Michigan, just wait 5 minutes!
5 on July 16, 2013
My boyfriend and I came to stay at Gorton House for our 6 year anniversary and we could not have been happier! The house and the view is beautiful and looking out at the lake over breakfast was so peaceful. We felt very welcomed by Lois as if we were staying with our own family. All I can say is that we will be coming back next year!!
5 on December 09, 2012
My husband and I just stayed here for a weekend. We were only planning to stay one night at the B and B and then stay at a ski resort but almost as soon as we walked in and met Tom Groton, my husband and I looked at each other and said, let's cancel the resort. We had the place to ourselves and Tom and Lois made us feel like we were right at home. I can't remember the last time I felt so welcomed and relaxed while traveling. We can't wait to go back.
Thank you for your kind review, M & N, it was a pleasure to meet you both and you are the 'Perfect' guests. Have a wonderful Holiday season.
5 on September 15, 2012
I surprised my husband to his first Bed & Breakfast ever, we chose the Gorton House and we are so delighted that we did! Lois & Tom are amazing and wonderful people we've ever met. The B & B is breath taking, we took the paddle boat out, sat and visited with Lois & Tom, had an amazing evening and in the morning, Lois & Tom was busy in the kitchen preparing a fabulous gourmet breakfast. It was out of this world! We have decided that the Gorton House is "Our" annual place to go. Thank you Lois & Tom for a beautiful experience, my husband has beamed about his first B&B experience!!! What a beautiful memory you helped us create! Until next time...
You are perfect guests, it was a pleasure having you at the Gorton House and we look forward to seeing you again. Enjoy that new grandbaby.
5 on September 10, 2012
Clean, spacious room. Fantastic generous breakfasts and snacks. Beautiful nature - quiet, on the lake, with many extras like paddleboat, kayaks, canoe. Clean lake. Beautiful birds to view at B&B. We plan to return! Mark and Mary
Thank you for your kind review. We enjoyed having you here to experience the wonders of nature. Looking forward to your return. We trust you had a wonderful time on your travels and loved Mackinaw Island as much as we do.......remember the Closing of the Grand. Lois and Tom Gorton
5 on August 21, 2012
My wife & I stayed in the second floor Gilded Lady bedroom which overlooks the lake and spectacular sunrises. The breakfasts in the sunroom were gourmet, while we watched hummingbirds and songbirds feeding only a few feet away. We enjoyed exploring the lake with their paddle boat & kayaks, soaking in the hot tub, and warming ourselves by the outdoor fire pit before bed. Our hosts Tom & Lois were personable & fun. At night the stars abounded, and it was soooo quiet. What a great find!
5 on August 06, 2012
Our family has stayed several times at the Gorton House. Lois and Tom are wonderful hosts. The house is perfect, comfortable beds, each room has its own bathroom. We enjoy playing all the games and billards at the end of the day. The porch is my favorite, to sit and watch the birds while I have a cup of coffee over looking the lake. The breakfast is always fantastic. We love to use the paddle boat to fish, or kayak to the swimming hole. This is the place my family comes to relax and make memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you so much!
5 on November 04, 2009
Confortable, Delicious, Warm and Cozy. We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely and spacious home. The Gilded Lady Room was incredibly peaceful and warm. The food was amazing and the company super. We really enjoyed ourselves.
Thank you for your kind review, it was a pleasure to have you both here. Take care Lois & Tom
4.4 on October 08, 2009
Tom and Lois were wonderful hosts and we felt like we had the entire home to ourselves. Very romantic and relaxing, great food too!
4.0 on July 26, 2009
I had a wonderful Stay. Lois is a great lady and enjoyed her wonderful breakfast every morning. And she has so many tips on Quilting. Keep up the good work. Debbie
4.0 on July 22, 2009
I enjoyed my stay so much. The B&B was just beautiful. Lois is a wonderful lady, great cook and a BIG help with us novice quilters. The surroundings are like being in Heaven. It is so quiet, so peaceful. The lake is just beautiful. And Miss Katie, the "princess" cat is so friendly. I really had a wonderful stay. I'm ready to go back. Linda Gallond
4.0 on March 20, 2009
Meals were very elegant. Owners were friendly and helpful. Always had a fire going in the living room. Great views of the lake and did I say quiet?
4.0 on July 07, 2008
This was a very nice two-day stay for me and my husband. The house sits right on the lake and provides beautiful scenery. We enjoyed paddleboating on the lake, as well as playing pool on the antique pool table. The breakfasts were delicious-Lois is an excellent cook! We loved the room-it was beautifully decorated and cozy. The only thing we did not care for is that some of the outdoor amenities were not prepared for visitors. I.e., the outdoor furniture had not been cleaned, the boathouse was full of spiderwebs, as well as the paddleboat. We also noticed that there was a hot tub, but it looked like it hadn't been used in years. Overall, we have a great time and look forward to staying there again.
Thank you for you comments.......in Northern Michigan it is extremely difficult to keep the bug count down, they crop up every 2 minutes. The Hot Tub has been down only this winter and Spring we have not been able to afford to have it repaired, but hopefully soon. Sorry about that..........thank you for staying at the Gorton House.