Port City Victorian Inn

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


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.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Amazing Victorian B&B

4.4 on September 22, 2015

Amazing Victorian rooms, lots of charm and character. Very clean, good homemade breakfast and extreamly welcoming.

Very nice stay

4.8 on September 12, 2015

The house was very. Beutiful and was well decorated. Breakfasts was excellent. Conversation with owners was refreshing and comfortable. The dogs where friendly and cute. Overall was an excellent stay,.look forward to staying again.

Escape back in time!

5 on August 14, 2015

Where do I begin! Port City Victorian Bed and Breakfast is the most magnificent place I have ever stayed! You cross it's threshold and are transported back in time! I remember my first stay here years ago and I never tire of coming back! Fred and Barb are the most lovely Inn Keepers. They pride themselves on beautiful hospitality, cleanliness and making sure their guests feel at home. I have stayed at several B&B's which claim to be Victorian, then you sadly discover the inside is not up to par. NOT the case with Port City. The inn is everything you would dream a real, grand Victorian home would be! Barb has beautifully decorated each room with historical accuracy and the most charming of details. In fact, every time I visit I discover new antiques, art works, and furnishing that I had not noticed before. So if you want the greatest pancakes on the PLANET, a quite serene evening, gorgeous sunset view, and as close to a home away from home as you can get, stay at Port City Victorian Bed and Breakfast! You will not regret it. You will cherish the memory of your stay and want to come back as I do!

A Real Gem

4.4 on August 11, 2015

Our stay was wonderful. It was quiet and relaxing. I enjoyed sitting on the patio in the morning. The food was good. Barb and Fred were charming. Fred recommended some great places for dinner. It was located in the center of everything we had planned. Would definitely recommend this to anyone traveling to Muskegon.

A bit of Paradise

3.8 on May 24, 2015

This year will be our 3rd. Every time we stay, we are planning to come back before we even leave. Atmosphere is charming and the owners are very friendly and accommodating. The food is superb and rooms are very clean.

Beautiful Place

4.4 on October 01, 2014

You can't help but be impressed with the splendor of this 137 year old home. The rooms are some of the nicest I have ever seen. I would go back there whenever I have to go through Muskegon.

Nice place to stay in MKG

4.6 on September 10, 2014

Fred and Barb are great hosts.


5 on September 09, 2014

Barbara and Fred are wonderful hosts. They really take the time to make you feel at home. The Port City Victorian is absolutely breathtaking. It is definatley a place we will be returning to. They take pride in there home and it shows. Barbara went above and beyond to help me make this weekend very special for my husband and I. We were there for our 10 year Anniversary and have so many new and wonderful memories that I can hold her accountable for. Again Barbara and Fred thank you from the bottom of our hearts Jim and Rachel Herwig So. Milw, WI

Comfort Lives Here

4.4 on August 24, 2014

MF and I have just completed a two week trip around the upper midwest, including staying in seven different bed and breakfasts. The Port City Inn is among our top stays. Lovely old house, well-set-up room (rather dark walls, but that's part of the decor). We were greeted by two inquisitive and VERY small dogs (about as big as my shoe, but I wear size 18). They obediently pulled back on command, but not until my wife fell in love with them. Good night of sleep, fairly decent place to set up my laptop and check email, and they served us breakfast early because we had to leave to catch the ferry! Fred and Barb(?) were great hosts ... MF said she liked them the best of the various hosts we had. Perhaps the biggest drawback is that the handrail on the steps up to the second floor was rather low. Conclusion: if we come back to Muskegon we'll stay here again.

Great for Bicyclists

3.2 on August 15, 2014

Best part of this B&B is it's proximity to the bicycle trail from downtown Muskegon to Pere Marquette park on Lake Michigan. The house is in great condition and immaculately decorated and kept, the Innkeepers were warm and welcoming with conversation and service. As a coffee snob I was let down at breakfast, but the juice was fantastic. Pancakes and bacon with some fruit so nothing fancy.

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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

Nightly Rate: $205 - $205

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $200

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $235

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

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

Nightly Rate: $205 - $205

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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, City, Downtown, Lakefront, Oceanfront


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

Directions to property:

From the (south) I-96 to Muskegon is the major route to take. 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) on to Lakeshore Drive to 1259 Lakeshore Drive, Muskegon, MI 49441. From the North US-131 or US-31 is the route to take. US-131 to highway M-46 or Apple Ave heading west to Muskegon. Apple Ave ends at Seawau Drive, turn left (south) to Southern Ave, turn right (west) street ends at Lakeshore Drive, turn right (north) first house on the right (1259 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, http://www.msports.org/, http://www.visitmuskegon.org/video.htm, http://www.visitmuskegon.org/trails.htm, http://www.greatlakesdowns.com/NewsEvents/Upcoming, Texas Hold'em Tournaments, http://www.visitmuskegon.org/golf.htm, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

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, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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, http://www.miadventure.com/, http://www.craigscruisers.com/, Muskegon Race Course, http://www.visitmuskegon.org/charters.cfm, http://www.portcityprincesscruises.com/, http://www.visitmuskegon.org/beaches.htm, 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 No smoking allowed in the Inn
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes 12 years and older permitted. Extra charge for third guest.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night stay - May 1 thru Oct 31. In addition, all Holidays and Special Events
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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

Dogs , non-allergic, non-shedding

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.