Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast Inn, Event Center

1917 Washtenaw Avenue , Ann Arbor, MI 48104 USA (Show map)
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Located near University of Michigan central campus and downtown Ann Arbor, Stone Chalet offers you Ann Arbor's most remarkable B&B experience! Welcoming accommodations for business, vacation and family travelers. High speed WiFi, hearty breakfasts, private baths. Ten guest rooms, six fireplaces, four balconies overlooking peaceful gardens. Both early and late check-ins by arrangement. We also can host small weddings, retreats and conferences, seminars, performances and family celebrations in the Gazebo Garden, Carriage House, Formal Dining Room and Event Center.

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Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Nice change from typical Ann Arbor hotels

3.0 on June 09, 2014

It was great to stay somewhere a little more cozy!


Law school graduation weekend

5 on May 15, 2014

This was the first time my husband and I stayed at a B&B, we loved it. The place was absolutely adorable with so much character. I would recommend this place to everyone who is headed to Ann Arbor Michigan, oh and the French toast for breakfast is a must


Stone Chalet stay

3.2 on May 01, 2014

She gave us our choice of rooms, which was very nice. Breakfast was fine, not too fancy and we had a selection of foods to choose from. However, if you are not a dog lover, you may not appreciate the sweet lab that follows you to the breakfast table and wants to be petted...and or given some food.

Innkeeper Response
Sadie is our rescue lab mix and she is a sweet heart. Many of the guests insist she join them at breakfast. We don't encourage feeding her at the table though. And there are some people that are uncomfortable around dogs so we keep her out when even one guest is not happy with that (or on really busy days). So please let us know if you don't want the dog around. We understand.

- Lana (innkeeper)


Very charming place to stay

3.2 on April 29, 2014

The Stone Chalet was a nice, charming place to stay for the weekend. It was cozy, welcoming, and we would stay there again!


Just Okay

2.2 on March 17, 2014

We recently stayed at The Stone Chalet and found it to be just okay. Our room was right by the parsonage exit and was very noisy at night, making it difficult to sleep. We found the claw foot tub in Ada's room to be one of the draws to staying in that room, yet when trying to put it into use, the stream of water from the faucet was just more than a trickle, how you fill up a tub that size that way, we had no clue. Also, the parking on the side street is not that great, especially with snow. The area is very nice and only a few minutes from all the attractions of downtown Ann Arbor, but I wish in the end we had stayed somewhere else.

Innkeeper Response
Upon arrival we ask all guests to please let us know if there is anything we can do for them at any time and we mean it. Sometime things stop working properly and we always fix them asap. The tub had a bit of sediment in the hot water side which was fixed in 15 minutes, once we found out. We're sorry you were not able to use the tub during your stay.

- Lana (innkeeper)


A Must Stay!

4.4 on January 06, 2014

A very lovely place to stay. Excellent facilities and great location. Rooms were quiet, clean and spacious. First visit to a B&B so an excellent first experience. Would definitely recommend to anyone staying in the area.


Great place! Will go back.

4.4 on January 05, 2014

I loved my stay. Rooms were cozy and very clean. Owners were very hospitable and went the extra mile to make sure we had a good stay. This was my first bed and breakfast I stayed at, and it really set the bar. Would go back again no question.


A pleasant change of pace

4.8 on December 17, 2013

We had an event in Ann Arbor and planned to stay overnight. Although we could have booked a typical hotel, we decided to try to Stone Chalet because it had a nice feel to it. The hosts were pleasant, breakfast was excellent, and the 3 rooms that we rented were clean and cozy. The location is a short drive from the downtown area so it is geographically convenient.


Nice stay!

4.6 on October 23, 2013

We stayed in the Garden Room and really enjoyed our stay with the new owners. The former owner didn't seem well prepared when she emailed to tell us a day after we booked that she was double-booked (6 months in advance). We were questionable about staying because of her and yet we were very glad we did. Our daughter visited and was quite impressed with the 22,000 sq ft building/home too. The only thing to remember...your own hairdryer, body wash, and shampoo. We were also impressed that we had a menu the night before to make choices for breakfast the following morning.

Innkeeper Response
Just to let everyone know, we have plenty of hair dryers, ironing boards etc in the linen closet. We keep them there so they don't clutter up the rooms but just ask us for what ever you need. Also we do now supply shampoo, conditioner and soap in small sizes and they are fresh for each guest. Let us know if you need anything. We're happy to help.

- Lana (innkeeper)


Anniversary Get Away

3.8 on October 08, 2013

My husband and I wanted a quick get away not to far from home and somewhere with options for dining and entertainment. It was pretty short notice but the Stone Chalet had space. We have stayed at other B&Bs and I was very impressed with the room and the overall building. Everything was clean and neat and the location was interesting. It is on a main road but from the room and grounds you would never know it. It is also within walking distance of some local attractions. The owners are still working out the kinks so that is why I rated service at Met my expectations. Overall we had a very nice visit and we would go back.


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Rooms & Rates

Ada

PARSONAGE - 1ST FLOOR - QUEEN BED: A queen size walnut wood sleigh bed. BEDDING: TempurPedic mattress, cotton sheets and blankets, pillows and comforter in winter. BATHROOM: This private bathroom features a wide no step shower and a separate claw foot tub. HEATING AND COOLING: The room has A/C and is heated by a gas fireplace. FURNITURE: There are reading and rocking chairs in the room plus a small table to work or read on. WINDOWS: A bay window faces the patio. Casement windows with screens, cellular shades, lace curtains and drapes cover the windows. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This room has the largest bathroom with its separate shower and claw foot tub. Granite block from the exterior of the Stone Chalet can be seen in its bathroom.

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

China

PARSONAGE - 2ND FLOOR - XL FULL AND TWIN China and Grand Rooms and similar in size and amenities with Grand being slightly larger. China faces the Gazebo Garden to the north and Grand face the frog pond to the south. 2 BEDS: 1 - XL full suitable for taller people. XL is the length of a king. One of a kind custom made cabinet bed painted Jade green with a surround of lace curtains and a light inside for reading. 1 - Twin day bed with a comfortable memory foam mattress. Maximum occupancy: 3 BEDDING: Standard mattress, cotton sheets and blankets, pillows and comforter in winter. BATHROOM: Private bathroom has a shower. HEATING AND COOLING: The room has A/C and is heated by a gas fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Porch

STONE CHALET - 2ND FLOOR - FULL BEDS: 1 full bed. The full bed situated in its own alcove in the main room. BEDDING: Standard mattress, cotton sheets and blankets, pillows and comforter in winter. BATHROOM: Private bathroom has a shower utilizing the mini claw foot tub. HEATING AND COOLING: The room has a portable A/C and is heated by steam radiators and electric heat in the side porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Courtyard

PARSONAGE - 1ST FLOOR - KING AND TWIN 2 BEDS: 1- king size wooden sleigh bed, 1 - twin day bed. BEDDING: King - high end mattress and foundation, cotton sheets and blankets, pillows and comforter in winter; Twin - memory foam mattress, cotton sheets and blankets, pillows and comforter in winter. BATHROOM: This private bathroom has a shower. HEATING AND COOLING: The room has A/C and is heated by a gas fireplace. FURNITURE: There are reading and rocking chairs in the room plus a small table to work or read on; chest of drawers. WINDOWS: A bay window faces the Gazebo Gardens. Casement windows with screens, cellular shades, lace curtains and drapes cover the windows. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The room is large enough for three guests, especially your son or daughter when visiting U of M campus. We've added an antique Persian rug that anchors the bed in the center of the room.

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

Grand

FURNITURE: There is a double rocking chair, wing back chair and an ottoman in front of the fireplace plus a small round table to work at. WINDOWS: A bay window faces the pond and yard area. Casement windows with screens, cellular shades or lace curtains cover the windows and door. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is the largest room. It has vaulted ceilings and a door to the shared balcony (with Ramparts) and overlooks the frog pond.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Cuckoos

STONE CHALET - 3RD FLOOR - QUEEN AND 2 TWINS 3 BEDS: 1 - queen two poster bed, 2 - four poster twin beds. BEDDING: Standard mattresses, cotton sheets and blankets, pillows and comforter in winter. BATHROOM: Private bathroom has a shower. HEATING AND COOLING: The room has A/C and is heated by steam radiators. FURNITURE: There are two wing back chairs, a wooden side chair, side tables on either side of the queen bed and a small table. WINDOWS: Three windows are on the back or the main house let in lots of light. 2" Venetian blinds cover the windows and can darken the room. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This room, being part of the old house has lots of 1917 character. There are several closets in the room for luggage storage if needed. Cuckoo's and Veranda have a lockable door between so you could rent both rooms as a suite with two bathrooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Ramparts

PARSONAGE - 2ND FLOOR - KING BED: King sleigh bed made of walnut wood with a scalloped foot board where you can sit to change your shoes. BEDDING: Superior gel foam type mattress, cotton sheets and blankets, pillows and comforter in winter. BATHROOM: Private bathroom has a shower/tub combination. HEATING AND COOLING: The room has A/C and is heated by a gas fireplace. FURNITURE: Night table, wing back chair, wooden desk chair, desk table, bench and chest of drawers. WINDOWS: The bay window overlooks the pond. Casement windows with screens; combinations of cellular shades and lace curtains cover the windows and door. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:The room has a very interesting custom built in piece designed by the prior owner. It's now the stuffed animal zoo.

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

Garden

PARSONAGE - 1ST FLOOR - KING BED: This king size bed is impressive and massive, made of wood and metal filigree. BEDDING: High end Sealy mattress and foundation, cotton sheets and blankets, pillows and comforter in winter. BATHROOM: The private bathroom has a shower. HEATING AND COOLING: The room has A/C and is heated by a gas fireplace. FURNITURE: The room features a desk to work at, an upholstered reading chair, chest of drawers and a cedar chest. WINDOWS: A bay window faces the frog pond. Casement windows with screens, cellular shades, lace curtains and drapes cover the windows. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Garden Room is located next to the Parsonage exit door on the first floor for quick access to the outside world.

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

Veranda

STONE CHALET - 3RD FLOOR - KING BED: Minimalist king bed can be separated into two XL twin beds with advanced notice. BEDDING: Memory foam mattress, cotton sheets and blankets, pillows and comforter in winter. BATHROOM: Private bathroom has a shower/tub combination. HEATING AND COOLING: The room has a portable A/C unit and is heated by steam radiators. FURNITURE: There are two chairs and a chest of drawers in the room. WINDOWS: Original steel casement windows face the street covered with 2" Venetian blinds. A sheer curtain covers the window to the veranda door. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The room faces Washtenaw, and you can hear the traffic in the morning. This room is not suitable for children. The veranda door opens to the covered veranda and fire escape only to be used for emergencies. Cuckoo's and Veranda have a lockable door between so you could rent both rooms as a suite with two bathrooms.

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

Provincial

PARSONAGE - 2ND FLOOR - QUEEN BED: Queen size, minimalist in design without a head or foot board. BEDDING: Gel memory foam mattress, cotton sheets and blankets, pillows and comforter in winter. BATHROOM: Private bathroom has a shower/tub combination. HEATING AND COOLING: The room has A/C and is heated by a gas fireplace. FURNITURE: There are two upholstered arm chairs in the room. WINDOWS: The windows face the gazebo. Casement windows with screens; a variety of cellular shades and lace curtains cover the windows and door. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Our cosiest room, the Provincial Room has a vaulted ceiling, a door to a shared balcony and is a nice room for one or two people!

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

Carriage House

AT THE BACK OF THE PROPERTY The Carriage House is a free standing structure with the original slate roof at the back of the property. Its entrance opens to the Gazebo Garden. It can be used as meeting space. It has a utility kitchen and is great for parties when used with the Gazebo Gardens. It is equipped with a queen, two fulls and two day beds. There is a table and chairs for eating and some upholstered furniture for sitting around. The bathroom with a shower/tub is upstairs. The room has portable and window A/C units and is heated by a gas forced air furnace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 2 Twin

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Location

Location Type

Medical Center - University of Michigan, Ypsilanti, Dearborn, Detroit, Central Campus - University of Michigan, Nichols Arboretum - The Arb, UM Football and Sports - Go Blue!, Ann Arbor - Near Downtown

Airport

Detroit, MI (DTW-Wayne County) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From Chicago: I-94, straight East to Exit 177 (State Street). Go north on State St. Turn right (east) on Hill. Turn right (south) on Washtenaw. Turn left on Berkshire and park on the street and use side entrance or use the driveway. From Detroit: US14 W or I94 E to US23. Exit Washtenaw - 37B off of US23. Follow up to 1917 Washtenaw Ave. Turn east on Berkshire from Washtenaw and park on the street. Use side entrance off of Berkshire rd. or park in the driveway off of Washtenaw (hard to back out into traffic).

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Arboretum & Formal Gardens, Bird Watching, Canoeing and Kayaking, Cross-country skiing and Biking, Golfing, The University of Michigan, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Chalet

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities , Keurig coffee & tea maker in lobby., Balconies., Gas fireplaces in many rooms., Super fast WiFi on site., Toiletries in rooms.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Film Festival, Live Concerts, Sidewalk Cafes, Tubing on the Cascades on the Huron River, Art Fair and Art Gallerys, Restaurants, Shopping, Yoga Retreat Weekends, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

Check Dates

Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking allowed on public sidewalk.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Courtyard, China, Grand have extra twin bed.
  • Childcare Provided: No Parents must attend children at all times.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During peak weekends or summer, two days is recommended for bookings.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Groups: 50% to reserve.
  • Cancellations: Groups: 90 days in advance, formal written notice for full refund. 30 days no refund. Others: 3 day, 72-hour written notice by e-mail.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lana and Mike

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Stone Chalet is a Bed and Breakfast Inn owned by Ann Arbor locals Lana Hawkins and Mike Soltis. Jake Osburn is our operations manager and can help you with everything. We hope you enjoy your stay. Let us know if you need anything.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7:30 or 8:30; 8:00 or 9:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Kosher (adv notice), Vegan (adv notice)


Signature Dish

For Fall Cinnamon Apples
Fresh apples from our tree and prepared with a hint of butter and cinnamon! So delicious.


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