Historic Webster House

900 Fifth Street , Bay City, MI 48708 USA (Show map)

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Welcome to The Webster: Luxurious. Exquisite. Ultimate comfort. These are just a few words that tell the story of The Webster House – Bay City, Michigan’s pre-eminent bed and breakfast and town meeting place. Nestled in the city’s historic district just blocks from a quaint but bustling riverfront downtown, the three-story house is full of history and modern amenities that are sure to make your visit memorable. Built in 1886 for Judge Thomas E. Webster, the seven bedroom, Queen Anne-style home has been fully renovated, with much of its original grandeur preserved. It's elegant atmosphere completely renovated with modern amenities including free wifi, central air, flat screen tvs, dvd players, and netflix in ea. room make this a one of a kind property. Our bed and breakfast rooms pamper you with the finest in European-style sleeping, with feather-top, queen-size beds and down duvets in ea. A delicious gourmet breakfast will be the perfect start to a day of antique shopping or taking in one of Bay City’s many year-round riverfront festivals, all just a short walk away. Complimentary beverages on ea. floor, turn down service all provided to complete your romantic getaway. Our formal dining and living rooms make The Webster a picturesque setting for hosting your company’s conference or speaker, with an ideal location. Reward yourself with the most luxurious getaway Bay City, Michigan, has to offer. You deserve the best. You deserve The Webster

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

The Webster House is Wonderful

5 on October 11, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary here and our stay exceeded our expectations. The food was incredible, the house was amazing and the staff/owner were fantastic. We highly recommend this as your next B&B experience!


Two Canadians experience the best American service yet

4.6 on September 14, 2017

The hostess/manager welcomed us into the home like we were old friends. There was no unnessessary paper work or waiting at a front desk. When we got to our room we were pleased with the size, cleanliness and comfort of it.. Can I just say that the bed in The Webster Room was insane. By far the most comfortable of all beds we've stayed in. (Including the Sheraton). Everything in the room worked properly and we didn't experience any problems. In the morning we went down for brunch at 9:00. When we went into the dining area there were 4 tables and only 1 set. The server was already waiting for us with our first course prepared on the table. We were the only diners at that time so we felt like VIP's. Our server was lovely, prompt and efficient. Our first course was a homemade gluten free muffin that was dense and moist. Banana flavoured with homemade whipped cream and cinnamon creme drizzle. It was delicious. About 5 minutes after our plates were taken our server brought out our next course. I forgot to mention that upon arrival to the establishment the hostess/manager asked us if we had dietary restrictions, which we do. I'm vegetarian and my partner doesn't eat pork. She surprised us with a meatless sausage patty which I found very thoughtful. The rest of our breakfast consisted of velvety, moist scrambled eggs and a homemade crepe with blueberry sauce and lemon whipped cream. It was incredible. Better than any typical breakfast joint we've dined at. Our dining experience was 5 star. BONUS: Mini fridges on each floor were stocked with pop/water/wine and beer. Keurug stations set up for use 24/7. The breakfast was included with our night stay. We didn't have any extra charges upon leaving.


Absolutely stunning bed and breakfast

5 on August 04, 2017

I have stayed at other bed and breakfast and had good experiences. Webster is by far the BEST bed and breakfast I have ever been to! This place is immaculate and each room is decorated beautifully! My husband and I came here for our anniversary and the owner warmly greeted us and gave us a tour. She ended up even upgrading us since we were the only ones staying that night. We had the lower level and she included the spa.What a wonderful experience. We will be back here no doubt and are planning to purchase gift cards for our family members to stay here. The next morning for breakfast we were treated by Janet. She was so sweet and The breakfast she made was phenomenal. You will not be disappointed by this wonderful place!!! My husband and I loved it so much we are talking about making this our annual anniversary trip! I cannot say enough good things about this place


Best baby moon getaway!!

5 on July 04, 2017

This was our first bed and breakfast experience and we were pleasantly surprised! SO MUCH BETTER than a hotel. My wife and I stayed in the Keep room which also included the spa (A MUST), our whole stay was a wonderful experience. We also got a tour of the house and enjoyed seeing all of the rooms (no room looked like flowers exploded in there) and loved hearing the history of the house. Our host was very sweet and helpful, had a pleasant personality and was not intrusive. We had all the service and privacy we wanted. The breakfast was hot and delicious. My wife and I highly recommend the historic webster house bed and breakfast to anyone looking for a romantic getaway.


Webster House

5 on June 26, 2017

My wife and I just love this place. Beautiful historical building, great rooms, great staff, great food. I would highly recommend it!


Wonderful stay

5 on May 15, 2017

We stayed for my wife's birthday and they had a cake for her which made it so much nicer. Love the house and food beautiful place


Relaxing stay

5 on April 11, 2017

This was an amazing overnight stay. The room was beautiful and very clean. The service was outstanding. The owner was an amazing and sweet hostess. She also made our stay extra special by serving us breakfast on time to leave for an important event. The breakfast was superb and service was very personal. I highly recommend this Inn!


Your Home Away From Home

5 on April 10, 2017

This historic home is the place that you go for a romantic getaway. My wife and I celebrated our 9th anniversary and everything was great! Debbie & her staff are fantastic and inviting! Make this your place to stay!


Historic Webster Inn

5 on March 14, 2017

My husband and I stayed here this past weekend! The house was so beautiful and decorated wonderfully! Debbie and her staff are extremely warm and inviting! The breakfast in the morning was absolutely phenomenal! Debbie also had much knowledge about the house and area that dates way back, very cool to hear. We had such a wonderful time.. we can't wait to go back!! -Courtney Salim


Our amazing get away at The Webster House.

4.8 on January 08, 2017

We had just the most amazing time staying at The Webster House. The home was beautifully restored to its original glory in everyway. You can tell that each and every room was careful decorated to the time period. Staying here was like being in a different world. When we arrived we were greeted by a young girl, she was extremely polite and gave a tour of the home. She spoke to the fact that we would be the only ones staying that evening, so they had upgraded our room. She also sat out wine and snacks for us. We stayed in the Miss Yunji room. This room was decorated with an oriental theme, and was very nice size. On one end of the room was a fire place in between two floor to ceiling windows, beautiful original hardwood floors and very nice ensuite. We had also reserved the spa and sauna room. Breath-taking room for such an old home, they did an amazing job to make it as comfortable and inviting. The exposed foundation wall, was my favorite detail of it by far (so well thought out). The jetted tub was huge and so relaxing, as well as a large shower. Being down in the spa and sauna area, you feel as if you are in a castle. When we awoke the next morning, we could already smell the coffee and breakfast cooking. We made our way downstairs, where we met Donna. This lady just made our stay!! Not only was her breakfast of croissants with butter, fruit and granola with home-made almond whipped creme (which was so delicious) scrambled eggs, sausage, home-made blueberry crepes, and amazingly delectable cheesy hashbrowns amazing, but so was her service and spirit. After our breakfast, Miss Donna took the time and showed us every detail of this home. (Me, being a lover of homes such as this, I was in awe) We honestly had just the best time here, and we can not wait to go back for our anniversary. I would recommend The Webster House in a heartbeat. I can not wait to make this beautiful bed & breakfast a yearly tradition!


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Rooms & Rates

Webster Room

Perhaps the most majestic of all of our bedrooms, the Webster Room is named for the Honorable Thomas E. Webster, who was a prominent probate judge and the original owner of the home. The room features a grand Jacuzzi tub with plenty of room for two, surrounded by intricate maroon and ivory tile work. It is a beautiful room perfect for celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary or any other special occasion. Deep maroons and golds accent the room, which also features unique ceiling lines. A beautifully carved, feather-top queen bed with custom bedding, a towel warmer and flat-screen high definition television are among the room?s many offerings. A lovely writing desk can house your laptop, enabling you to connect to our high-speed Internet. A private bath and separate sink and makeup mirror are the special touches we offer in this rich and inviting room. Turndown service, complimentary beverages, free wi-fi, in-house ironing and in-room mass

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

Judge's Chambers

The verdict is in: The Judge's Chambers is the room for casual comfort. In keeping with our desire to differentiate The Webster House's third floor, this suite is adorned with a more modern palette of slate blue, tan and brown. It is ideal for relaxing after a day of sightseeing in Bay City and the surrounding areas. Our cozy Jacuzzi tub is dressed with green and white ceramic tile and sits below skylights for a view of the Michigan sky while you enjoy a hot bubble bath. Although a brass queen bed encompasses the space near the slanted and unique ceiling lines, clean and modern is the feel of the room. Want to catch up on some reading? Have a glass of wine while sitting on our window seat or put your feet up and relax. Turndown service, complimentary beverages, wi-fi, in-house ironing and in-room massages are among the many amenities we offer to make your experience at The Webster House memorable.

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

Signature Room

As you enter this rich and inviting room, you will be awed by its high ceiling, crown molding and jeweled hues of red, pink, gold and green in the hand-screened wallpaper that envelops the room with a cozy grandeur. Your ensuite marbled bathroom and gold toned vessel sink are the perfect complement, feel the luxury that awaits you! A framed signature of the man who hung and signed the original wallpaper in 1888 adorns the wall of this memorable room, which invites you to relax and take a step back in time. Fine furnishings including a carved cherry, feather-top queen bed and custom bedding for European-style sleeping accentuate this exquisite bedroom. Amenities such as wi-fi, cable television and a DVD player are available, or just relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the downtown Bay City skyline while sitting near the large, cozy bay window. Want to relax in a whirlpool tub? Add on to your stay in the Signature Room our all-new, exquisite Spa an

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

Nodoka Room

Timeless elegance and modern comfort meet in the Asian-inspired Nodoka Room, a name which translates into serenity and peace ? both of which you'll feel as you step inside. Custom bedding and the tasteful use of Far-Eastern décor offer a warm and inviting environment in which to play a game of Scrabble on our cherry drop-leaf table or catch up on e-mails. The room features a luxurious queen, feather-top bed and Oriental rug. The gentle hues of soft yellow, green and slate blue are carried from the luxurious bedroom to the en suite bath, where the whirlpool tub awaits for relaxation or invigoration. Enjoy a glass of wine and your favorite movie while you unwind. Our big, beautiful armoire is ample for storing your clothes, and a sitting area tucked by the windows is perfect for conversation or enjoying the quiet tranquility. Tucked inside you will find a flat screen television and DVD player, wi-fi is provided also for your convenience.

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

Magistrate Room

Exposed bricks and skylights cut into a slanted ceiling give this room an upscale and more modern feel. The Magistrate's bed and sitting area make it one of our most unique rooms. Nestled on the third floor of the bed and breakfast, this room features clean lines and art deco influences that differentiate this floor from the rest of the home. You can stargaze and talk about your day while lying on our luxurious feather-top queen bed, complete with custom bedding. The moonlight dances on the room?s maroon, gold and green hues with rosy touches of Venetian plaster on the walls. The Magistrate's soft sofa and exotic, end-of-the-bed seating make this suite a favorite. The room?s private bath with a rain shower head provide for an intimate and romantic getaway. Turndown service, afternoon wine and cheese, wi-fi and flat screen television with built in DVD, in-house ironing and laundry service, and in-room breakfast are just a few of the many reasons you will find this an inviting room. Want to relax in a whirlpool tub? Add on to your stay in the Magistrate Room our all-new, exquisite Spa and Sauna package, and you'll have private access to our Jacuzzi tub for two, cedar dry sauna and overhead double shower. Enjoy the ultimate in relaxation and romance for only $100 in addition to the regular guest room rate. Or, reserve the Spa and Sauna for two nights for only $185 plus the regular guest room rate. We'll have the robes ready.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Miss Yunji Room

Stop. Relax. Breathe: The mild and calming color tones of the spacious Yunji Room will envelop you and invite you to slow down and unwind. This Asian-inspired room with grasscloth walls is named for "Miss Yunji", who stands with graceful poise in her stained-glass perch above the fireplace. The beautiful stained-glass window was painted by local artist Sarah Murphy. Inspired by late 19th century Eastlake motif, the Yunji Room is luxury and elegance at its finest. It features hardwood flooring and a four-poster, feather-top deluxe queen bed with custom European feather bedding. An artfully designed writing desk and separate makeup sitting area remind you to have a seat. Take your time. Enjoy your stay. The private en suite bath features a beautiful terrazzo marbled floor, unique faux design walls and a dual shower, perfect for after an in-room massage. Other amenities include afternoon wine and cheese, in-house ironing, wi-fi

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

Keep Room

Our newest room, a 5 room suite that is so different from our other rooms. Very eclectic, blend of old and new. Experience The Webster with a new perspective. Enjoy our comfortable sitting area with a glass of wine from the bar. When you rent this room you will have access to the entire lower level which not only includes the bedroom area with gas fireplace and sleeping for 4 guests, you will have unlimited access to our exclusive spa/sauna room and a separate bar area. Included is our gourmet 3 course breakfast, wine and cheese reception nightly and free beverages including wine and soft drinks. $45 extra charge each for additional guest. Third and fourth guests will use a twin sofa sleeper and rollaway bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Spa & Sauna

Pamper yourself and the one you love by reserving our all-new, exquisite Spa and Sauna during your visit to the Historic Webster House. Upgrade your stay in any of our seven luxury rooms/suites to include the spa package, and you'll have exclusive access to our Jacuzzi tub for two, cedar dry sauna and overhead double shower. Book the Spa and Sauna for one night of your stay or all of them ? either way, you'll enjoy it in complete privacy. For total relaxation, book a couples' side-by-side massage.* Enjoy a bottle of wine, get a massage and relax in the Jacuzzi. Repeat as necessary. *Spa and Sauna prices vary depending on the number of days reserved. Extra rates apply for massages, which require 36 hours notice for reservation.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location

Location Type

Midland, Saginaw, Frankenmuth, Airport, City, Downtown, Small town, Urban

Airport

Saginaw, MI (MBS-Tri-City) 15 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Night life, Michigan's largest 4th of July celebration, Tall Ships, Loons Minor League Baseball Midland MI, River of Time, St.Patricks Day Parade, River Roar, Outlet Stores, River, University

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Clothes dryer, Computer, Conference Rooms, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, Spa, Washer/dryer , Breakfast delivered to your room, Massage therapy, Meeting and conference space, Spa/Sauna/Jacuzzi Room Double Overhead Shower, Clothes Pressing

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 - 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12 and over with adult
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's advance payment is required to guarantee reservation. The advance payment will be applied to last night of reservation.
  • Cancellations: Advance payments will be refunded (minus $35 service charge, plus any applicable credit card fees) for cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to arrival date. Cancellations of less than 72 hours would result in converting your one night advance payment to a gift certificate of equal value. Gift certificates are good for one year from date of issue. We accept all major credit cards and personal checks. Rates are based upon double occupancy.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Deborah Ingersoll

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Historic preservation, Interior Design, gardening, antiquing

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free


Signature Dish

French Toast Croissant Bake with Maple Cream Syrup
Decadent, rich and deliciously sweet French toast bake, don't count calories with this delicacy.


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