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Welcome...Located in downtown historic Ypsilanti, The Queen’s Residence B& B, is Southeastern Michigan's most elegant, yet affordable, Bed and Breakfast. The inn’s location is ideally situated in the Ann Arbor area for University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University visitors and parents as well as the Detroit Metro Airport. The exclusive amenities make The Queen's Residence popular for getaway weekends as well as for business travelers. This inn is unique in that it houses an authentic colonial traveler’s tavern from New England, originally purchased by Henry Ford for Greenfield Village. The Wild Turkey Tavern, as it is named, is open by appointment only.
This suite includes a bedroom, a sitting room, and a private bath. This charming room is decorated in a William Morris motif wallpaper and features a full size brass and iron bed. The accompanying sitting room is perfect for a romantic glass of wine or relaxing with a favorite movie. If you are traveling with a relative or friend, the sitting room doubles as an extra bedroom. The built- in bed is reminiscent of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello! Additional person $10.00 Extra
The Queen Room The Queen Room is the largest of our guest rooms. It is light and airy with four large windows and overlooks the back courtyard. This room is full of Victorian charm! The room features a king size bed that is dressed in luxurious cotton linens . There is a marble-top Eastlake dresser and “commode”. Two large wingback chairs and a tea table provide a comfy seating area in which to relax with a nice bottle of wine. The room has the perfect ambience for a romantic evening.
This room features a new ensuite bathroom with a two-person shower. An electric fireplace set into an antique mantel and grate is the perfect setting for a romantic evening. The Eastlake settee completes the scene! There is a lovely full size oak bed facing the fireplace. Just off the bedroom is a delightful period sewing room.
The Gibson Suite has a private staircase with an entrance by the back door. The sitting room features a vaulted ceiling with a skylight. Together with multiple windows, this room is extremely light and airy and has views of the back gardens. The bedroom has a massive queen size bed outfitted with down and Egyptian cotton for ultimate luxury. The suite has the charm and elegance country French. There is a overstuffed loveseat and armchair as well as a small table and chairs which makes this a perfect room for work or pleasure. There is an ensuite bathroom with a luxury shower.
Bold, opulent and dramatic best describes the Hoag room from the massive king sleigh bed to the ceiling to floor drapes and crystal chandelier. This spacious room is done in rich oranges, browns and golds with massive artwork gracing the walls. There is a three person art deco down sofa as well as a comfy arm chair giving the room enough seating to entertain a few guests or to relax upon while reading or watching television. The private entrance to the veranda is a special bonus. There is an impressive 1800’s barrel roll top desk which makes this a perfect room for pleasure or business.
5 on August 27, 2014
A few months back, my husband suggested I go to a B&B for some personal R&R that he felt should encompass a retreat-like setting and would be nearby to visit my daughter who attends UM. He was spot on. I feel the experience begins and ends with Marla and Joe. They have raised the bar as innkeepers/hosts--a wonderful couple who are gracious, well-read and more. They each have perfected their individual niches which harmoniously intertwine to ensure their guests experience a comfortable, enjoyable and enriched stay. It will leave you rejuvenated and with memories that will linger long after your departure. My daughter and I spent a relaxing and enjoyable first night in the cozily furnished Newton Suite. We spent the evening browsing the library that included Marla’s own collection of time-honored classics, made a selection from a wide array of movies and indulged in Marla’s homemade cookies with a cup of tea. The following morning we joined the other guests and sat at a beautifully set table in the formal dining room and savored a fabulous homemade breakfast exquisitely prepared by Marla. Afterwards and quite to our surprise, Joe took us on a tour telling us an amazing story of a 1700’s tavern located in the B&B's basement. Our time together in this beautiful home away from home will be a memory my daughter and I will share for years to come. One last and all-inclusive note – the previous reviews are exactly everything I have witnessed and experienced firsthand during my 3 night, 3 breakfast stay. What is left to say? When you can, seize this opportunity for yourself to be swept away in this magnificent home created by Marla’s and Joe’s warm and nurturing hospitality. Be prepared to be pampered!
5 on August 25, 2014
We stayed only one night, but Innkeepers Marla and Joe made it very special. Marla walked us around the beautifully decorated main floor and our second floor room. She showed us the hot tub in a secluded part of the garden and how to use it, which we did, under the stars with a glass of wine. After, we enjoyed the walk-in shower with a rain shower head and slept soundly in a comfortable queen bed. Breakfast the next morning in the large airy dining room was delicious--fruit, Greek yogurt, granola, an asparagus souffle with a side of potatoes and bacon, juice, coffee. Yum. Joe invited us to tour the basement tavern and, because other guests had left, to see all the other equally well-appointed rooms. Clearly Marla and Joe have given every aspect of their inn a lot of thought, research, and detail. They are very warm and gracious people. We would gladly stay again at the Queen's Residence.
5 on August 17, 2014
When I arrived for my two-night stay, Marla met me at the gate to welcome and offer help with my bags. I paused to admire the gardens, the fountains, the art on the wall. The sense of making an excellent choice carried through the introduction to the common areas, the Keurig coffeemaker, the nonglass glasses for the hot tub. The Gibson Suite was excellent for the cool nights of August. The accommodations are as scrumptious as the breakfasts. The attention to detail is delightful, from the fan-folded bathroom tissue on the pedestal in the room, to the crystal decanter of sherry for guests in the gentleman's parlor and fresh flowers on the dining table. There are table and chair groupings for lounging on three sides of the house to relax quietly or share conversation. Marla and Joe Queen love what they do and that care is evident in each encounter. It's a short walk through the lovely neighborhood to Michigan Ave. and the shops and restaurants. I want to experience the Queen's Residence in each season and I'll happily plan my next stay this autumn..
4.6 on July 29, 2014
We were pleasantly surprised by our stay. The Queen's went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and had a good experience. The b and b was full of charm...lots to see, including the old tavern in the basement-a must see! The food was outstanding and since I had some dietary needs, they met them beyond my expectation.Will recommend to my friends!
5 on July 25, 2014
I always try and stay at Queen's Residence when I visit the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area and am never disappointed. A beautiful house, welcoming hosts, and wonderful breakfasts!
4.6 on July 22, 2014
A wonderful stay and very affordable! We highly recommend it and plan to visit again, also recommending it to friends and family.
5 on July 06, 2014
We stayed at the Queen's Residence B&B a couple weeks ago when we were visiting the area for a wedding. We were so happy that we decided to stay here! The house is absolutely beautiful, and Joe and Marla were so friendly and fun to chat with! The location is also great, as you are just a few blocks from historic Ypsilanti. We stayed in the Barnard Room, which is charming and spacious, with an adorable little dressing room complete with a darling vanity and ample closet space. The collection of antiques in the house is lovely, and we especially enjoyed all of the beautiful little sofas (including the one in our room!) The bathroom in our room was remodeled and comfortable, with the softest towels I have ever felt! Breakfast was generous and delicious, and we enjoyed chatting with the other guests while we ate. Also, there is a secluded area with an outdoor hot tub, so don't forget your swim suit! My only issue was that the Barnard Room is over the main street, and so you can hear random cars drive by every so often. The room has a window a/c unit, which at first I thought was a little loud, but when I turned it back on I realized it covered up the street noise and I fell right asleep. In the morning I noticed that there is a white noise machine in the room, so I think that would help with the street noise if you were staying in the winter. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay, and would highly recommend it!
5 on June 22, 2014
My hubby and I wanted a weekend get away not too far from home and the Queens Residence seemed perfect. We are so happy that we found this spectacular gem. This B&B is quite charming and welcoming. Joe and Marla are gracious hosts that go above and beyond to make their guests comfortable. We stayed two nights and felt right at home, enjoyed a deliciously elegant homemade breakfast each morning and a cozy, beautifully decorated room. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to anyone visiting the Ann Arbor/Ypsi area.
5 on June 11, 2014
Beautifully furnished Victorian period B & B. Great breakfast, quiet at night. Attentive hosts.
5 on March 15, 2014
My wife and I stayed last night and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Marla and Joe are warm and friendly. The rooms are super nice, clean and filled with wonderful antiques. Before we arrived, I asked Marla to order a beautiful bouquet of roses for our room. They were waiting for us when we arrived. She also suggested a wonderful restaurant for dinner. When we returned after dinner, we helped ourselves to fresh, homemade cookies and tea and chose a fun movie to watch from the collection in the upstairs library. Our bed was luxurious and comfortable. We awoke to a wonderful and leisurely breakfast. We're definitely coming back sometime. We are planning on sharing a weekend with some friends and enjoying an evening in the historic tavern below the home, where there is a huge fireplace. When we visited the tavern it felt like we walked into the Prancing Pony (J.R.R. Tolkien).
Airport, City, Downtown, Suburban
Detroit, MI (DTW-Wayne County) 12 miles
Follow I-94 W to exit 183 (Downtown Ypsilanti/Huron Street). Turn RIGHT onto Huron Street going north. Turn left at the 3rd stoplight, Catherine Street. Turn right down the alley behind The Queen’s Residence (just after the brick wall).
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Water park, Greenfield Village, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River
Urban Inn, Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Computer, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Wedding Facilities , Satellite Radio, Original 1700's Travlers Tavern, Bricked in Court Yard, Wireless internet
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Golfing, Hiking trails
Joe and Marla Queen
Joe has been ballroom dancing for six years. He has competed pro-am in several competitions. Marla and her friend, Nancy Harrington, were the proprietors of a Victorian afternoon tea business, Pastime and Time Past, which operated out of the Queens Residence
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , as needed