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
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6


5 on June 27, 2016

Fred and Barb have a lovely, historic home which they are gracious enough to share with others with their B&B. This was our first B&B experience and will not be our last. Fred is quite the historian and we looked forward to the morning history lessons. Barb is a gracious host and a great cook. We wish we could have stayed longer!!

Darcy and Jack

4.6 on June 26, 2016

Darcy and I loved the room, with it's romantic bed and it's romantic shower/whirlpool; the hosts were very friendly and helpful, with knowledge of the history of the house and the area; the back porch offered a fantastic view of the moonrise, just as the front offered a nice view of the sunset; the location had nice places to walk to right from the room; we would do it again, and hope to get the opportunity one day.


4.6 on June 09, 2016

We had a wonderful stay! It exceeded our expectations. Thank you Fred and Barbara!

A very pleasant stay in Muskegon

5 on May 31, 2016

We had a very pleasant stay in the Port City Victorian Inn. We only stayed one night, but we would love to come back to Muskegon. Fred and Barbara were very nice hosts.

Beautiful honeymoom

5 on May 23, 2016

My husband and I spent 2 nights in the captain's room. We enjoyed the hot tub, fire place, and the view of Lake Muskegon from the balcony. Barbara fixed two wonderful breakfasts while we were there. Loved all of the details in the historic home!

Innkeeper Response
Thank You so very much for the GREAT REVIEW! Hope to see you again maybe on your Anniversary.

Long overdue RAVE review!

4.8 on March 23, 2016

Hubby and I thotoughly enjoyed our romantic getaway at this most exquisite location!! Innkeepers warm and welcoming, just delightful! Room was the most beautiful we've ever stayed in (30+ years' worth of traveling! Our only regret is that we could not stay longer. Highly recommend!

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Alexander Rodgers Room

Newly decorated windows and matching canopy bed appointments. Three large windows allow plenty of sunshine and awesome views of Muskegon Lake and Yacht Harbor and opens up to the delightful lake breezes. A very comfortable yet eloquently designed, “Queen Rice-Poster Canopy” bed, with its matching Armoire, two end tables and triple-dresser/full mirror; all cherry wood bedroom suite.

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

Queen Anne

The Queen Anne Room is named after the building architecture style of our Inn which is “Queen Anne”. This room offers a matching cross-sawn-oak Victorian bedroom suite that includes a Queen Bed, matching double-vanity, and Wardrobe Armoire. A massive window facing Muskegon Lake is seven feet tall and five feet wide which provide a beautiful panoramic view of the sunsets. New for 2014 is a beautiful cross-sawn, oak-gas-fireplace just installed for our guests comfort.

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

Rose Room Suite

The Rose Room Suite is decorated in the Victorian era and dully named, because of delicate rose patterned wallpaper around this large room. The matching bedroom suite is of solid oak, and includes a Queen Sleigh bed with an overhead canopy, two side end tables, and a matching wardrobe armoire that all sets on oak flooring throughout the room.

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

Captains Cabin

The Captain’s Cabin Suite is our most luxurious & largest suite in the Inn. This suite features double-glass doors that open to spectacular views of our beautiful Muskegon Lake and overlooks the Lakeshore Yacht Harbor Boat Club. You can also catch a one-of-a-kind sunset just for two on your very own private balcony while lounging and sipping your favorite beverages.

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

Anastasia's Room

Our smallest room, but luxuriously appointed with black walnut, “East Lake” furnishings, overlooking a “century old park” through two large windows that allows the summer breezes to fill your room and the morning music of the many birds feeding in our side garden.

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

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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: Limited 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.



Hot Deal

20% off Queen Ann Room

Regular Rate: $205 now $164 (20% Savings:)

Queen bed, double whirlpool tub, remote control air conditioning, lake view, Free high speed internet, includes full breakfast. Visit our site at: .portcityinn or call: 800-274-3574. Please contact the inn directly at 1 2317590205 to redeem this deal.

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