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Port City Victorian Inn

1259 Lakeshore Dr , Muskegon, MI 49441 USA (Show map)
4.7
134 Reviews
$150 - $235
per night

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About

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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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.6

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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.


Amazing

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.


An Oasis To Experience

4.8 on August 13, 2014

This beautiful and spotless B&B has been fashioned with the comfort of guests first and foremost. We stayed in the Queen Anne’s room which had a great view of Lake Muskegon as the sun rose and set each day, and we were impressed with the ability to completely control the temperature in our suite with just a touch of our handheld remote. Our bathroom was equipped with a two person bubble tub which was a great way to unwind after a day at the beach. We have stayed in several B&Bs before, but the maturity of this B&B is on display as soon as you enter the home in the multitude of beautiful antiques, Victorian décor, and the detailed history of this home originally built by one of the founding industrial fathers of Muskegon in 1877. Kudos to Fred & Barb who have meticulously preserved the history of this home for their guests and the City of Muskegon. A great front porch with a view of the lake and a second story deck both amply equipped with comfortable furniture and lots of flowers provide an excellent outdoor oasis to kick back & relax. The inn was full during our stay so our breakfasts were not as elaborate as what we were expecting, but as a parent of six children I completely understand meals of individuality cannot be produced for many people at the same time. Maybe next time, we will be back………..


Ornate, wonderful, and comfortable

4.8 on August 12, 2014

The Port City Victorian Inn, bed and breakfast, was ornate... everywhere we looked in our room, in the parlors, in the dining rooms, there were figurines, floral arrangements, and furnishing to capture the eye and imagination of a bygone period. This is not a place for someone who would have problems with visual sensory over load. For it is amazingly well decorated throughout. We stayed in the Rose Room, it was most comfortable, and well appointed: from the wall coverings to the canopy over the bed. to the ornate lamps. The upper level deck at the rear of the building... WOW what a great gathering space, relaxing space, quiet space. The only draw back was that we had places to go to, people to see, while in the Muskegon area and did not spend enough time at the Inn. This Victorian Inn requires more time, in it, to really appreciate the treasure that it is.


Another Wonderful Stay

5 on August 04, 2014

I stayed at the Port City Victorian Inn with my wife for our second anniversary and had a delightful time. Fred and Barb made us feel like we were part of the family. Breakfast was different each day, keeping our taste buds on their toes. The PCVI was a great respite between our antiquing or sunset trips to the beach. My wife and I are already planning out visit to the PCVI next year!


Excellent place to stay in western Michigan!

5 on July 30, 2014

My wife and I spent two nights here and were very happy with the accommodations and breakfast. Fred and Barbara (and their dogs) are great!


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


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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: $175 - $205

Nightly Rate: $175 - $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

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: $200 - $235

Nightly Rate: $200 - $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: $150 - $160

Nightly Rate: $150 - $160

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: $175 - $205

Nightly Rate: $175 - $205

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Location

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

Airport

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, 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, 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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Policies

  • 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: No 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, Discover, 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).

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Fred & Barbara Schossau

Languages spoken

English

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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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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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