The Grey Hare Inn is a vineyard estate vineyard styled in the manner of a "mas" (farmhouse) in southern France or Tuscany that is located in the heart of Northern Michigan Wine Country near Traverse City. All accommodations offer a private bath and queen size bed, european style decor, and expansive views of the bay, orchards and vineyards, and a full gourmet breakfast is included.
4.4 on March 12, 2012
Looking for a relaxing, romantic escape from the ordinary? Your search ends at the Grey Hare Inn and Vineyard on Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City Michigan. The world begins to melt away as you drive up the peninsula and soak up the gorgeous bay views and rolling hills dotted with orchards and vineyards. The winding drive to the Grey Hare takes you through heirloom cherry orchards and beautiful vineyards ending at a charming Provincial chateau at the top of a ridge. You’ll be greeted by innkeepers Cindy and Jay who will welcome you like old friends coming for a holiday on their European country estate. As it should be, the soul of the experience is in the details; from the stucco and stone architecture to the hand painted artisan frescos to hand forged wrought iron grapevine staircase and trellis bed to Cindy’s exquisite French gourmet breakfast (by far the finest breakfast we’ve ever experienced at any B&B!) you won’t be disappointed! There are also several wineries on the peninsula with tasting rooms open daily – check out the WOMP (Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula) website for details on their many events throughout the year. Whether your holiday is two days or two weeks the value offered by the Grey Hare Inn and the Old Mission Peninsula is immeasurable – you’ll have the experience of a European country adventure for a fraction of the price. There are only three rooms at this exclusive B&B so book early – we guarantee you’ll want to come back - we're already planning our next trip! Don & Janine – Midland, MI
5 on June 06, 2011
Our stay, May 2011, was exceptional. Up the long drive, sits the B&B on a hilltop, surrounded by rows and rows of grapevines and fruit trees - suddenly you are transported to a French country experience. Walking in the tiled foyer, the decor is fabulously country French. We stayed in the Vineyard room and the evenings in late May were cool enough to sleep with the French door and casement windows open. Quiet, relaxing... The breakfasts were phenomenal! Best we have ever experienced. The hosts, Cindy and Jay, invited us to cocktails on their sailboat before our dinner at the well-recommended 'Boathouse Restaurant' - wonderful food and experience. We will be talking about our stay for years to come and cannot wait to go back!
5 on June 26, 2008
My husband and I spent a weekend away here and it exceeded our expectations. The inn is beautiful, hosts were delightful, and the food outstanding. We also went on their sailboat with them and had a great time. I highly recommend this adventure as well to complete your stay.
5 on February 05, 2007
My husband and I first stayed at the Grey Hare inn for our honeymoon and our hosts made sure it was a special time for us with their attentiveness and first class hospitality. We have since returned every year to attend a Grape Harvest Stomp in the fall and each time our expectations are exceeded with the gourmet food and beautiful views.
The Garden Room offers panoramic vineyard, orchard, and bay views; queen sized bed, private stone shower bath, decorated with Provence yellows and a grapevined wrought iron four poster bed.
Nightly Rate: $135 - $185
Custom designed wrought iron bed in the shape of a grapevine trellis provides the Up North Michigan focus to this room with a fireplace and private sitting room overlooking vineyard and bay views.
Nightly Rate: $190 - $235
Luxurious 2 room suite that accommodates up to four persons using the fold our couch in the separate sitting room that also has a tv/desk; with a jacuzzi bath and panoramic vineyard views
Nightly Rate: $225 - $285
Old Mission Peninsula, Northern Michigan, Countryside, Lakeside, Small town, Wine country
Traverse City, MI (TVC-Traverse City) 11 miles
From the intersection of Front Street (Route 31/Munson) & Garfield, go North on M-37 (Center Rd.) 7.2 miles to Carroll Road, turn left .3 miles to first driveway on left. (Sign on stone wall at entrance)
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Cherry Festival, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Swimming, Water sports
Cindy and Jay Ruzak
English, French, German
Cats , 4 additional barn cats
Sailing, gourmet cuisine, vineyard management and wine consumption
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian