Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast

7710 US 31 North , Williamsburg, MI 49690 USA (Show map)

About

The Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast in the Traverse City area continues a 130 year old agricultural tradition on a 400 acre working cherry farm overlooking East Grand Traverse Bay. This Victorian style farmhouse was built in 1883 by the John Pulcipher Family. Restoration began in early 1999; every detail of the farmhouse has been lovingly restored from original wood paneling to the ten-foot pocket doors. Discover the beauty and tranquility of Traverse City's most romantic Bed and Breakfast while you enjoy our gracious hospitality. The Innkeepers strive to create a relaxed & memorable experience. We are happy to help our guests with meal reservations or other adventures you wish to plan while staying at the Country Hermitage B&B.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Truly lovely place

4.8 on September 22, 2016

The Hermitage was a truly lovely place to stay! The whole aarea is so beautiful I really wish I could've stayed a couple more days. The hosts were quite friendly and the breakfast was absolutely DELICIOUS!! It was a quiet area and would be most beautiful during the Cherry blossom season I'm sure with the orchard in the back. The history of the house is quite interesting also. Thank you for a wonderful stay! Amanda Jo


Best B&B in Traverse City area

5 on September 21, 2016

Just returned from 3 night stay. Aboslutely 5 star across the board. Lisa and Carl are the perfect hosts who make you feel welcome in every way. Beautiful setting overlooking hills and away from traffic on U.S. 131. Beautiful, tasteful rooms spotlessly clean. Carl is an outstanding chef who created a unique breakfast each monring--often featuring the famous cherries the area is known for. You needn't look anywhere else in the area.


Wonderful Get Away

4.2 on September 13, 2016

Our hosts were and helpful. Food was delicious and attractively displayed. Hosts described each entree and how they prepared it. Very interesting helpful hints about where to visit that day.


Relays, refresh, renew all at Country Hermitage B&B!!

5 on September 08, 2016

We stayed in the Pulcilher room and it was beautiful!! The bed was comfortable, the bedding beautiful and the room was very spacious!! It had a fireplace, a sitting area and large bathroom with jetted oversized tub/shower. We can't say enough about the absolutely, delicious breakfasts that were served every morning!!! Carl is a true chef and Lisa is an amazing hostess!!! They came with a bonus, Gemma, their adorable rescue dog, who just kind of hangs out and does her own thing...unless you're an animal lover who insists on giving hugs and petting her! The grounds are beautiful, flowers in planters and baskets, wrap around porch with lots of comfortable seating and views that are gorgeous!!! We enjoyed a fire by the water in the fire pit and socialized with other guests! We can't say enough about our experience, it was a memory we enjoyed making......


Lovely and relaxing

4.6 on September 03, 2016

This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast and it was delightful. The house is very clean and pleasant, the grounds are enchanting, with many areas for seating in peaceful settings. The hosts are helpful and hospitable, and the food was excellent.


Wonderful B&B!

5 on August 28, 2016

Country Hermitage is a lovely place. Quiet surroundings, comfortable and homey. The Innkeepers, Carl and Lisa were were great and can help with info about the area. The room and bed were very comfortable and we enjoyed our own private bath. This was our first experience staying at a bed and breakfast, and it definitely exceeded our expectations. The gourmet breakfasts were yummy and we looked forward every morning to breakfast. Great coffee,too! There were so many nice things about staying there and we would love to come back. Our stay was from 7/31-8/4/16.


Country Hermitage, the BEST of up North

5 on August 25, 2016

Paul and Nancy.. We love this place, it is our home up north. Lisa and Karl are the kindest and best hosts ever and the food is absolutely wonderful. It is the hidden gem of Traverse City.


Cherry View

4.0 on August 24, 2016

Very nice B&B. Clean, nice hosts, and a good view of the cherry trees.


Great Attention to Detail

4.6 on August 19, 2016

A warm, friendly and comfortable B&B. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in this historic home on an expansive cherry farm. Innkeeper Lisa was extremely organized. We especially loved the home-baked cookies and trying the local wines. Carl's breakfast were simply amazing. Fresh fruit and wonderful food to follow. We enjoyed having breakfast with the other guests, many of whom were repeat visitors and gave us lots of tips about the area. Staying here was a perfect choice for the Michigan portion of our travels!


Cherry Time

4.6 on August 13, 2016

The pictures do not due this B&B justice.


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Rooms & Rates

Pulcipher Room

King Luxury Suite Named after the family that originally built the house in 1883. This is our grandest room with a fantastic view of Grand Traverse Bay and the surrounding cherry country. Amenities include ceiling fan, central AC, television, CD alarm clock, closet, down comforters, luxurious robes, fireplace, large private bathroom with spa style tub, home made soaps & cherry blossom bath salts.

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

Nightly Rate: $192 - $208

Morrison Room

Queen Luxury Suite Named after our relatives who are also local cherry farmers. This original room has a fantastic view of the Grand Traverse Bay and surrounding cherry country. Amenities include ceiling fan, central AC, television, CD alarm clock, closet, down comforters, luxurious robes, fireplace, large private bathroom with spa style tub, home made soaps & cherry blossom bath salts.

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

Nightly Rate: $192 - $208

Music House Room

Queen Standard Suite This splendid room offers a fantastic view of the Grand Traverse Bay and surrounding cherry country. One of the three original bedrooms with beautifully restored wood trim. Amenities include television, small sofa, CD alarm clock, closet and private bathroom, Central AC & ceiling fan.

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

Nightly Rate: $162 - $185

Kesner Room

Queen Standard Suite This new addition room is named for its view overlooking the old Kesner Farm. Its cozy cottage decor also has a fantastic view of the Grand Traverse Bay and surrounding cherry country. Amenities include reading chair, private bath, closet, CD alarm clock, television, Central AC & ceiling fan.

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

Nightly Rate: $162 - $185

Amon Room

Queen Guest Room This comfy room is named for its view overlooking the old Amon Farm. It has a fantastic view of the Grand Traverse Bay and surrounding cherry country. Amenities include bathroom with a private shower, in-room vanity sink, CD alarm clock, television, Central AC & ceiling fan.

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

Nightly Rate: $128 - $145

Veliquette Room

Queen Guest Room This room is named after the family that restored the B&B in 1999. It has a fantastic view of the Grand Traverse Bay and surrounding cherry country. Amenities include bathroom with a private shower, in-room vanity sink, CD alarm clock, television, Central AC & ceiling fan.

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

Nightly Rate: $128 - $145

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Location

Location Type

10 minute drive to Traverse City Downtown shopping, Located on a 400 acre working cherry farm, Rooms overlook East Grand Traverse Bay, Minutes from Grand Traverse Bay and beaches, Nearby Wine Country, Down Town Shopping, Airport, Countryside, Wine country

Airport

Traverse City, MI (TVC-Traverse City) 7 miles

Directions to property:

Located on US 31 North. 2 Miles North of the M-72 & US 31 intersection. Please view our website for detailed directions at countryhermitage

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Farm Market, Harbor Days Festival, Cherry Orchards in Bloom, Charter Fishing, National Cherry Festival, Autumn Color Tours, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , Complimentary Local Wine Tasting Daily, Wireless Internet, Area attraction brochures, maps & books, Gift Shop, Use of Grand Traverse Resort facilities-1mile away

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Cross Country Ski Trails, Stroll Orchards and nearby country side, Grand Traverse Resort's Beach Club, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 -7:00 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over the age of 12 are welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Please call the Innkeeper or visit our website for details
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All reservations require a one night's deposit or a credit card to guarantee the reservation.
  • Cancellations: We require 14 days advance notice for any cancellations, if you are within the 14 day cancellation period & can not reschedule your reservation you will be charged for a one nights stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lisa Grise and Carl Fromholz

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Home Remodeling, Kayaking, Hiking, Golf

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Service

  • Time Served: 8:00-10:00 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Quaint Cafe Style Plaza for two, the deck outside (weather permitting), Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free, Diabetic


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