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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
Nightly Rate: $109 - $125
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.
Nightly Rate: $125 - $155
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.
Nightly Rate: $120 - $145
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.
Nightly Rate: $140 - $150
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.
Nightly Rate: $129 - $145
5 on October 13, 2014
This was our first stay in a B&B. It won't be our last but I'd venture to say few will meet out expectations after staying at the Queen's Residence. Joe and Marla are the most gracious hosts and go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. The rooms are beautiful, all taking you a step back in time. The breakfasts are elegant and delicious. Don't miss the tavern when you stay!!!!
5 on October 09, 2014
I enjoyed my stay at this bed and breakfast, I stayed the 1st weekend of Oct 2014 and what a delight it was. I enjoyed this place so much, I did not want to go home after my 2 nights. The rooms were very clean and the best linen were on the beds. I celebrated my boyfriends 35th birthday here and we both enjoyed this place just the same. The breakfast was a true delight, we were surprised each morning w/fruit and granola which was excellent and a different breakfast treat/dish each morning. There was enough food to make us both full. I will stay at this place again, can't wait to possible go back in Jan 2015 to celebrate a new year. The house is very quiet and the decor is suburb. I enjoyed everything about my stay at this bed and breakfast, this was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast. Anntoinette Johnson
5 on September 24, 2014
This was our second visit. Oh!, what gracious hosts are Marla and Joe! Dare I say the breakfasts are simply marvelous, or better. No, I'm not being paid to write this! For us, a perfect location -- within a short walking distance to Riverside Park and Depot Town. We will return!
5 on September 24, 2014
We have stayed at this Inn seven or eight different times over the last few years. First we stayed in the Newton suite and the last three stays in the Gibson suite. Each room has been comfortable and quiet. Breakfast is always plentiful, delicious and changes daily. The fireplace in the dining room adds to a nice environment. There is a Keurig coffee machine and cookies in the afternoon. In the evening we enjoy sipping a glass of sherry in our suite. Pleasant patio to sit when the weather is nice. Joe and Marla are very warm hosts. We are already looking forward to our next stay.
5 on September 12, 2014
Zero negatives. Beautiful,clean,hospitable,great breakfast, No lack of dining choices and things to see and do in the area.
5 on September 03, 2014
My husband and I stayed with Marla and Joe for two nights while visiting family in Ann Arbor. They were most gracious sharing their home, highlights of Ypsilanti events, and a tavern tour. Breakfasts were outstanding. Snacks (especially the homemade cookies) and beverages available at all times were a nice touch.
5 on September 02, 2014
We traveled to Ann Arbor to move our son into school. My husband found this while searching for a place to stay. New to the whole B&B thing, the place was incredible. Our room was exquiste and the home is beautiful. Our breakfast was delightful and plentiful. Our only regret is that we did not get to spend as much time there as we would have wanted. Next time!!
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..
Airport, City, Downtown, Suburban
Detroit, MI (DTW-Wayne County) 12 miles
From the West: Follow I-94 E to exit 183 (Downtown Ypsilanti/Huron Street). Turn LEFT 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). From the East: 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). From the South: 1) Follow I-275 N to I-94 W, continue with directions from the east. 2) Follow US 23 N to I-94 E, continue with directions from the west. From the North: 1) Follow I-275 S to I-94 W, continue with directions from the east. 2) Follow US 23 S to I-94 E, continue with directions from the west.
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
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn
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