My wife and I took a little weekend get away and had the good fortune to book a room at the Port City Victorian Inn. We stayed in the Captain's Suite and my wife and I could not have been more impressed! The inn keepers are some of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet and the Inn itself is an absolutely stunning Victorian mansion. Breakfast was excellent; they took great care to avoid certain foods with my wife's food allergy, and the food was delicious. We would stay here again in a heart beat!
I have been coming to Port City Inn every year for the last 22 years. As a director in the Miss America Organization I am in Muskegon each year in June for the Miss Michigan Pageant. This is always my first night stay and my favorite night of the entire week. Barb and Fred love this home and it shows in every detail. Highly recommended for any travel needs.
The Port City Victorian Inn is a lovely B&B. We stayed in the Alexander Rodgers Suite, which was spacious and elegant. I especially liked the canopy bed. The decor throughout the house was historic and beautiful, and the hosts were knowledgeable and helpful. Breakfast was delicious and filling; Barbara was very considerate about my lactose intolerance. We enjoyed renting the bicycles they had and riding the lakeshore bike path. All in all, a very nice get-away.
Fred and Barb have a lovely, historic home which they are gracious enough to share with others with their B&B. This was our first B&B experience and will not be our last. Fred is quite the historian and we looked forward to the morning history lessons. Barb is a gracious host and a great cook. We wish we could have stayed longer!!
Darcy and I loved the room, with it's romantic bed and it's romantic shower/whirlpool; the hosts were very friendly and helpful, with knowledge of the history of the house and the area; the back porch offered a fantastic view of the moonrise, just as the front offered a nice view of the sunset; the location had nice places to walk to right from the room; we would do it again, and hope to get the opportunity one day.
My husband and I spent 2 nights in the captain's room. We enjoyed the hot tub, fire place, and the view of Lake Muskegon from the balcony. Barbara fixed two wonderful breakfasts while we were there. Loved all of the details in the historic home!
Hubby and I thotoughly enjoyed our romantic getaway at this most exquisite location!! Innkeepers warm and welcoming, just delightful! Room was the most beautiful we've ever stayed in (30+ years' worth of traveling! Our only regret is that we could not stay longer. Highly recommend!
The house was very. Beutiful and was well decorated. Breakfasts was excellent. Conversation with owners was refreshing and comfortable. The dogs where friendly and cute. Overall was an excellent stay,.look forward to staying again.
Where do I begin! Port City Victorian Bed and Breakfast is the most magnificent place I have ever stayed! You cross it's threshold and are transported back in time! I remember my first stay here years ago and I never tire of coming back! Fred and Barb are the most lovely Inn Keepers. They pride themselves on beautiful hospitality, cleanliness and making sure their guests feel at home. I have stayed at several B&B's which claim to be Victorian, then you sadly discover the inside is not up to par. NOT the case with Port City. The inn is everything you would dream a real, grand Victorian home would be! Barb has beautifully decorated each room with historical accuracy and the most charming of details. In fact, every time I visit I discover new antiques, art works, and furnishing that I had not noticed before. So if you want the greatest pancakes on the PLANET, a quite serene evening, gorgeous sunset view, and as close to a home away from home as you can get, stay at Port City Victorian Bed and Breakfast! You will not regret it. You will cherish the memory of your stay and want to come back as I do!
Our stay was wonderful. It was quiet and relaxing. I enjoyed sitting on the patio in the morning. The food was good. Barb and Fred were charming. Fred recommended some great places for dinner. It was located in the center of everything we had planned. Would definitely recommend this to anyone traveling to Muskegon.
This year will be our 3rd. Every time we stay, we are planning to come back before we even leave. Atmosphere is charming and the owners are very friendly and accommodating. The food is superb and rooms are very clean.
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
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.
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.
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………..
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.
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!
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
We spent a long 4th of July weekend here, and had a fantastic time! We rode our bikes or walked to a number of events in the downtown Muskegon area. The Inn itself is beautiful, relaxing and spotlessly clean! Our room was comfortable and cozy, and the shower had excellent water pressure for luxurious showers. We had delicious, plentiful breakfasts all three mornings. The owners, Barb and Fred, are very friendly and hospitable and offered great suggestions on what to do in the area. I definitely would recommend Port City Victorian Inn for a romantic getaway!
Spent 2 nights at the Port City Victorian Inn in June/July, 2014. What a lovely home with views of the Muskegon Lake. We loved the easy access to the bike trail and downtown. The breakfasts were hearty & delicious. We hope to return in the future!
My wife and I stayed here June 12-14. The Inn is beautifully restored and the Inn keepers are extremely hospitable. Our room was the Roger's room with its own jetted tub and lake view. The breakfast's were delicious, fresh fruit, thick french toast and excellent omelet. We enjoyed seeing Muskegon, the Silversides, area shopping and great restaurants. We highly recommend the Port City Inn and Barb and Fred.