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Port City Victorian Inn

1259 Lakeshore Dr , Muskegon, MI 49441 USA (Show map)
125 Reviews
$150 - $235
per night

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We are proud to have been voted “Best in the Midwest” for the second year in a row by Arrington’s B&B journal, Inn Traveler! You will feel as if you have stepped through a time portal as you enter through the doors of what once was Alexander Rodgers, Sr.'s 1877 Queen Anne Style Victorian mansion. This splendid vintage turn-of-the-century mansion features old world elegance, grace and charm! Port City Victorian Inn is located off the bluff of Muskegon Lake - just minutes from the downtown business district, Lake Michigan, and across the lake from the Muskegon State Park Winter Sports Complex. Today, this beautiful 136 year-old, five bedroom home proudly welcomes guests to enjoy its old world elegance, grace and charm which characterizes this splendid vintage turn-of-the century mansion.

Rooms & Rates

Queen Anne

Truly Fit for a Queen!Overlooking Muskegon Lake and Lakeshore Yacht Harbor, the Queen Ann Victoria Suite is named after the house design.With elegantly carved oak furnishings, queen size bed and double-whirlpool bath, period wall coverings, 1860's solid brass ceiling fan, and an antique table for two.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rose Room Suite

This suite features a queen-sleigh-bed with an overhead canopy to create an atmosphere that you want to share with that special someone.An adjoining Victorian fireplace setting room has a side view of Muskegon Lake and connects to the all-original 1911 private full-bathroom. Furnishings include a large carved oak triple-dresser and mirror, matching massive armoire and an antique writing desk. The state-of-the art individual remote controlled air conditioning system that is the quietest running.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Captains Cabin

The Captains Cabin is our most luxurious and largest suite at Port City Victorian Inn. Truly a place that any Captain would delight to be marooned with his first mate! Featuring double-French doors that open to its very own private balcony with a beautiful view of Muskegon Lake and a century-old park. Amenities include a two-person water-fall lighted Jacuzzi nestled next to a Victorian fireplace that you need not bring coal to keep it burning. Wireless internet is provided.Enjoy a separate private bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Anastasia''s Room

Featuring all new private bathroom with two-person, double-pan head showers and heated tile floor.Antique 'East Lake' bedroom set with a queen size bed, CATV with , phone, and free wireless Internet. Enjoy our state-of-the art individual remote controlled air conditioning system that is the quietest running that you will ever find. This beautifully decorated room is filled with sunshine and overlooking a century old park with a side view of Muskegon Lake.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Alexander Rodgers

Named after the Industrial Tycoon and Lumber Baron, Alexander Rodgers, Sr. who built our home in 1877.This luxurious suite offers: lake views, solid brass 1860's ceiling fan, double whirlpool bath, solid cherry queen size 'Rice Poster bed', armoire and triple dresser with twin night stands.Our state-of-the art individual remote controlled air conditioning system that is the quietest running that you will ever find. Additional amenities include: HD/CATV with VCR player, CD alarm player, phone and free wireless.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.6

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If you are going to visit Muskegon, you must stay at Port City Victorian Inn!

5 on July 08, 2014

Recently my husband and I were looking for a place to stay in Muskegon as we were catching the Fast Ferry the following morning to Milwaukee. We were not going to arrive in Muskegon until almost 10 pm the night before, so we were undecided as to whether to spend the money to stay at Port City or opt for a less expensive place to stay. We chose to stay at Port City Victorian Inn and we are so glad we did. We cannot say enough about Barbara and Fred, the mansion and the rehab they very successfully tackled, the decor, the cleanliness and comfort, the food...everything was phenomenal! The attention to detail is unbelievable! The breakfast was perfect! We only just met Barbara and Fred and felt that we knew them for years. Over the last 20 years of travel we always try to stay at bed & breakfasts or historical inns. Port City Victorian Inn is our new favorite. As innkeepers ourselves, we know the hard work and passion Barbara and Fred have put in their bed & breakfast. This is a must stay if you have the opportunity! Gary & Susan, Lemont, Illinois

Lovely & homey!

4.8 on July 07, 2014

We spent a long 4th of July weekend here, and had a fantastic time! We rode our bikes or walked to a number of events in the downtown Muskegon area. The Inn itself is beautiful, relaxing and spotlessly clean! Our room was comfortable and cozy, and the shower had excellent water pressure for luxurious showers. We had delicious, plentiful breakfasts all three mornings. The owners, Barb and Fred, are very friendly and hospitable and offered great suggestions on what to do in the area. I definitely would recommend Port City Victorian Inn for a romantic getaway!

Beautiful Home

4.8 on July 06, 2014

Spent 2 nights at the Port City Victorian Inn in June/July, 2014. What a lovely home with views of the Muskegon Lake. We loved the easy access to the bike trail and downtown. The breakfasts were hearty & delicious. We hope to return in the future!

Great Anniversary Getaway!

5 on June 24, 2014

My wife and I stayed here June 12-14. The Inn is beautifully restored and the Inn keepers are extremely hospitable. Our room was the Roger's room with its own jetted tub and lake view. The breakfast's were delicious, fresh fruit, thick french toast and excellent omelet. We enjoyed seeing Muskegon, the Silversides, area shopping and great restaurants. We highly recommend the Port City Inn and Barb and Fred.

Barb and Fred set the standard for B&Bs,

5 on June 11, 2014

They have a beautiful house. You won't be disappointed.

Port City Victorian Inn Stay

5 on May 07, 2014

Never having been to Muskegon and not sure what to expect regarding our B&B experience, we ended our stay more than satisfied with the experience. Barb (who, by the way, is a master in the kitchen) and Fred, the owners, are first rate people and the Inn is just outstanding. Would stay again and highly recommend it--Bob Cooper

Beautiful Rooms

3.4 on May 04, 2014

Driving up to the Port City Inn we weren't expecting much. The neighborhood you go through to get there is rather run down. On entering the house, however, one is pleasently surprised with the beautifully decorated foyer, dining room, sun porch and bedrooms, each with fireplace and private bath. Also spotless. Barb and Fred are gracious hosts without being invasive like some B&B's we've stayed in. Thought the room rates were a little high though. We could only stay one night. Breakfast was just ok. If they lowered their rates a little I would recommend a stay. We paid $200 a night with no hot tub. $175 a night we might want to come again.

Spring Break Visit

5 on April 09, 2014

Wonderful place to stay while visiting the Muskegon area.....Everything about the Inn and Barb and Fred were perfect. You feel like you have known them as friends for many years. The Inn is stunning! Garry and Valorie

Really inpressive place

4.2 on February 25, 2014

My wife and I went to this B& B on 02/22/2014 and were really inpressed. Fred & Barbara have done a wonderful job restoring this Inn back to its formal days.

Wonderful visit!

4.6 on February 04, 2014

My daughter and I stayed in Anastasia's Room while attending the Unity Christian Music Festival and loved it! Fred and Barbara were wonderful and gracious hosts! Visiting with the new resident puppies was definitely a bonus. We both truly enjoyed the back deck and look forward to visiting again in 2014!

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Location Type

Located on the bluffs of Muskegon Lake, Minutes from Lake Michigan beaches, Fifteen minutes from Grand Haven, MI, fourty-five minutes from Holland, MI, One-hour from Sagatuck, MI, Airport, Beachside, City, Downtown, Lakeside


Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.) 48 miles

Directions to property:

We are 45 minutes north-west of Grand Rapid's Gerald Ford International Airport. Take I-96 west until freeway ends here in Muskegon. I-96 turns into Seaway Drive or (Bus-31). Stay right on Seaway Dr to Laketon Ave, turn left and go west on Laketon Ave to Lakeshore Drive. Take a 90 degree right turn (north) along the lake on to Lakeshore Drive to 1259 Lakeshore Drive, Muskegon, MI 49441 (just 5 blocks from Laketon Ave on Lakeshore Drive)

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area,,,,, Texas Hold'em Tournaments,, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Top of the line mattresses, Natural Log/Gas Fire Places, Bath Salts, Water Fall Heated Jacuzzi, Double-Whirlpool Tubs, Second Story Pergola Area/Private Balcony

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails,,, Muskegon Race Course,,,, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4pm-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Suitable For Children: 12 years and older permitted. Extra charge for third guest.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night stay - May 1 thru Oct 31. In addition, all Holidays and Special Events
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of one night's stay - either by cash or credit card.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made no less than seven (7) days prior to reservations or if the room is re-rented the deposit will be refunded - minus a 10% handling fee (no exceptions). No Shows will be charged 100% of room rate (no exceptions).



Fred & Barbara Schossau

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

2 Dogs , non-allergic, non-shedding Others

About the innkeepers

Antique hunting,sight seeing, bicycling, hiking, bible study, grand children, historical site seeing, and travel

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  • Time Served: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Sun Room, In-room upon request/additional charge, Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Call for pricing

Signature Dish

Omelet Rolled Egg Dish
This dish can be vegetarian or may include meat. Ingrediance may include: Eggs, mushrooms, onions, Dijon mustard, ham or just vegatables, swiss cheese. amd special spices selected by the Chief.


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1259 Lakeshore Dr , Muskegon, MI 49441 USA (Show map)

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