5 on April 12, 2017
We had heard wonderful things about this B&B and we were not disappointed. The check in was very smooth and we were shown around then taken to our room, which was decorated very nicely yet it was very comfortable. The social hour from 5 to 6 was a great way to meet some of the other guests and the innkeepers were well versed in the history of the area as well as offering a nice selections of local menus to look at. The breakfast was the absolute best. Never went away hungry & they are willing to share their recipes. Will we be back? Absolutely, we've already made our reservation for next year! I can understand why a few of the couples we met had been returning annually for several years.
4.6 on April 12, 2017
We enjoyed staying at this quaint B&B in Bellaire. Even though we arrived later than check-in time, we were greeted by our host who took the time to show us our room and explain all the amenities available to us. Our room was small and it did not have a shower (only a bathtub with a shower hose attached) but we knew this going into our reservation as it was written in the description. The B&B is within walking distance to Short's Brewery & Pub where we ate both nights and listened to live music. Our breakfast in the morning was DELICIOUS, consisting of a different egg dish each day, a bread or pastry, fruit, yogurt, juice, coffee, etc. We enjoyed our mini-vacation and would recommend it to others.
4.6 on April 10, 2017
My wife and I stayed in the Tuscan Room in the Carriage House. The room, facilities, decorating, cleanliness and hospitality were really fantastic. Bellaire is a small town, but has a quaint "up north" feel to it. Short's Brewery is close, and it's an easy scenic drive to wineries, eateries, and lake oriented places. If you are planning a trip to the general Traverse City area, the Bellaire B&B is worth checking out. Jim and Dave will certainly make you feel at home.
5 on April 10, 2017
This is our third time staying at the Bellaire B & B and we always have a great time. The hosts go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. The breakfast is wonderful. We always look forward to returning. I would highly recommend staying at the Bellaire B & B.
5 on April 09, 2017
As always, Jim and David are excellent hosts. We stay in the carriage house, the rooms are cozy, comfy, and so clean. Breakfast is excellent, and they know the best places to visit. They always wrap up breakfast leftovers, and make sure you have them when you're out and about. I go with my daughter, and sometimes we just chill out, and it's the perfect place to do so. Highly recommend.
5 on April 05, 2017
This is our third stay at the B &B and it's always fantastic. We've stayed in the main house and the carriage house and both are beautiful. The owners and staff are very friendly and the food is amazing.
5 on March 19, 2017
Very nice place the rooms are great, the people are very nice, breakfast was wonderful. Will go back and stay again. Close to down town, easy walk if the weather is good!
5 on March 15, 2017
This is a great B&B to stay and relax. Great location to enjoy Shorts as well as downtown Bellaire
5 on March 08, 2017
We had a great time - the host could not be more helpful and full of local information
5 on March 05, 2017
We had a wonderful weekend at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast. Jim and Dave were excellent hosts. Our hectic schedule was accommodated down to the minute details. Our visit required us to be out the door before the 9am breakfast was to be served but no worries, Dave got up and served us a separate gourmet breakfast of our own complete with food for the road and travel cups for coffee. Excellent stay - will not only recommend this bed and breakfast but will no doubt return
5 on February 19, 2017
WOW factor a ten ! Dave and Jim are excellent hosts. We were house hunting in the area and stayed two nights at Bellaire Bed and Breakfast. We were up and going before the normal 9am breakfast - but our host made sure we had coffee to go and even served us breakfast early and then packed us snacks for the long day ahead. In the evenings we enjoyed the wine and cheese social with the other guests. Lets not forget to mention the beautifully appointed home - and the evening turn down service - complete with cookies! We definitely be returning !!
5 on February 02, 2017
My husband and I took advantage of a 2 nights for 1 deal that we received as a result of a contribution to our local public radio station. While we just "found" the Bellaire B&B, it's been around for years. Considering the attention to detail and the fabulous breakfasts, no doubt it will have continued success. Jim and Dave are incredible hosts. When I took time to sit in the library, Jim would start a fire in the fireplace. The home is beautiful and very comfortable. The rooms are well appointed with all the extras a traveler appreciates (hair dryer, spare outlets, place to hang clothes, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc.) Snacks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate were available. And a cocktail hour with cheese and crackers was delightful. Bellaire is a lovely little village and walkable tonand from the B&B. Short's Brewery is a must visit and as a guest of the B&B, one gets to use a mug from the mug club and receive a discount on beer. Our stay was a birthday celebration so I took advantage of the offered growler and certificate for a free refill. For an extra $72, I ordered the basket of Michigan made goodies. We were very pleased with the popcorn, flavored oils, and other treats in the basket. In summary, beautiful home, comfortable rooms, great location, delicious food, and caring hosts. We will return!
5 on January 31, 2017
My wife and I have owned property in the area for years, but have no building to stay in. This trip was to finalize arrangements for a new building with some living space in it to be able to spend more time "up north". Dave and Jim graciously allowed us use of the game room for our meeting, which stretched to four hours due to changes in the building. The food was great, the company better, and you can be sure we will be back!
5 on January 29, 2017
If looking for a peaceful, quiet, dare say pampered stay in an immaculately taken care of century old Northern MI B&B, look no further. The prop's are generous and forthright with detailed local knowledge of just about anything you would need or want to do while staying in the area in this/their beautiful home. FYI; homemade breakfast and evening wine and cheese are a wonderful touch.Our second time staying here and look forward to more. Thank you D & J, don't change a thing. M&M
5 on January 15, 2017
Wonderful, spacious room! Innkeepers are very accommodating and so personable! Breakfast was absolutely delicious all three mornings we were there...definitely hope to return soon!
5 on January 11, 2017
Jim and Dave continue to surpass expectations! This was our 3rd visit and we hope to come back again. The house is so beautiful, the rooms are so comfortable, and the hosts are terrific. They welcome you with homemade cookies in your room and a wine & snack time - lovely! They have loads of information to help you find just the right dining or other activities. The breakfast is phenomenal! You will be so happy if you try it.
5 on November 26, 2016
Celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary, we were spoiled here again. The Tuscany room has the perfect love seat on which to cuddle on a cold, icy, snowy night in front of the fire with a cup of coffee and fresh-baked cookies. Breakfasts are amazing-you MUST ask for the sugarplum bacon and iced cherry scones in addition to whatever fabulous main course they are serving - special diets are accommodated. Just talk to them ahead of your visit. The Innkeepers, Assistant Innkeeper and all the staff are there to make your stay memorable -- and they do! It is our favorite place to relax. Come back often to check out this place every season of the year. You will not be disappointed.
4.8 on November 15, 2016
What a great place to relax and get away! Food was superb!! Wine hour was fun and gave a chance to visit with others. Next time we will bring our own pillows though. We definitely want to go back and stay longer!! Close to Shorts as well!!
5 on November 14, 2016
We've been coming to the Bellaire B&B for years. It is always a pleasurable stay. Jim and Dave are exceptional hosts, always caring and accommodating to every guest. When you find an inn with extraordinary value, it only makes sense to visit over and over again.
3.8 on November 06, 2016
A great place to kick back and relax. We would have gotten more out of the experience if we stayed more than one night. Tons of fun and interesting reading material, grounds are beautiful, food was absolutely delicious, hosts are very friendly. Love the town and the surrounding area. Would consider coming back.
4.8 on October 30, 2016
A beautiful home with wonderful breakfasts. Our room had a gas fireplace and the bed had a very firm mattress. We enjoyed our stay very much.
5 on October 26, 2016
We were in Central Lake closing out cabin and needed a place to stay. My husband booked a night at Bellaire Bed and Breakfast. We loved our hosts they really made you feel at home. Everything was perfect. I felt a little spoiled. Beautiful room exceptionally clean with a lot of little touches. Loved the location to downtown. I would stay again!
5 on October 20, 2016
From the friendly greeting upon arrival to the luscious chocolates provided at check out, this was a wonderful stay in a beautiful home. Breakfast was outstanding and we loved the leftovers that were sent with us on our day trips.
5 on October 19, 2016
It's hard to say what is the best thing about the Bellaire B&B. The food, the accommodations, the hospitality, the impeccable rooms, or the fellow guests. All are outstanding. But generally overlooked in the criteria established for B&B's are the fellow guests. An excellent B&B such as the Bellaire B&B attracts the most pleasant of guests which makes the stay even more fabulous. Jim and Dave are complementary hosts who embody the old adage that the sum of the parts is greater than the whole.
5 on October 19, 2016
Hospitality is great. Will stay there whenever in the area
4.0 on October 18, 2016
I chose to stay here for some quality alone time. I had some serious things to think about. I spent the time reading, walking the gardens and driving the country side. The food was to die for. They accommodated everyone at the table special needs.
5 on October 18, 2016
We stayed for our second time and celebrated an anniversary. We are always so impressed with the attention to detail. Breakfast is wonderful and the rooms are beautiful.
5 on October 17, 2016
Loved this place! Beautiful house and grounds, yummy breakfast, cocktail hour, homemade cookies on the nightstand, and bottle of champagne for our anniversary..... and right in the cute little town of Bellaire. Perfect.
5 on October 10, 2016
One of the most beautiful B & B's I've ever stayed at. Jim and David are exceptional Innkeepers. The landscaping is amazing and the porches are relaxing and peaceful. The rooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable. Highly recommend a stay at the Bellaire House.
4.6 on October 09, 2016
Over the years we've stayed at many B&B's, but since we found this one, we won't stay at any other when we are up north. It's in the perfect location, the rooms are beautifully decorated and very clean. They have a cocktail hour, but the best part is the wonderful breakfast. They are very accommodating to special dietary needs.
5 on September 29, 2016
Once again, Bellaire Bed & Breakfast exceeded our expectations! Thank you Dave and Jim for another wonderful anniversary weekend!
5 on September 26, 2016
I spent 3 very relaxing nights at Bellaire B and B and would do it again in a heartbeat. David and Jim go above and beyond and the house was very elegant and tastefully furnished. I particularly liked the artifacts and art that grace each room. I took home a recipe or two that were delicious and my food allergies were not a problem for the cook. I can't think where I could get the same excellent stay for such a reasonable price. They have all the information you need for exploring the north state. Stay here! You won't be disappointed.
5 on September 25, 2016
We LOVE staying with Dave, Jim and Monica! The hospitality is great- food is AWESOME- it is by far the CLEANEST B and B we have ever stayed at- a VERY short walk into town!!! Of course we will be back!!
5 on September 24, 2016
Our favorite get away Is the Bellaire. The Innkeepers, Jim and Dave see to it that all the details are in place so the guests will surely want to return. The breakfasts alone would make a return a must, but there is much more - the beautifully appointed rooms, wine hour, great location. Yes, we'll be back. Mary and Tom
5 on September 22, 2016
Stayed for a quick night during the Antrim Paddle last weekend. David was incredibly kind and helpful, also very accommodating to the dietary needs of my brother (gluten free). The next morning they offered an incredible breakfast, unfortunately I had to hurriedly to meet a shuttle - however David quickly packed some food to go which saved me. I would stay there again in a heartbeat! Next time I won't be in a rush. Thanks guys!!
4.6 on September 21, 2016
My husband and I have stayed here multiple times and always have a wonderful experience. This visit we had activities that stared earlier than the regular breakfast time, but David & Jim were more than accommodating, and made sure we were well-fed for our adventures!
3.8 on September 18, 2016
Fun, charming and eye candy views. The evening wine and cheese was delightful with informative information of the town.
4.8 on September 12, 2016
Always a wonderful experience. Great views, great company, EXCELLENT service and food.
5 on September 12, 2016
The BEST B and B !!!! Cleanest ! BEST breakfast! The hosts, Jim , Dave and Monica are truly so sweet and interesting. They know everything about everything!! Fresh chocolate chip cookies next to our bed!! A wonderful wine hour from 5-6! A VERY easy walk into town where there is coffee at Moka or a great time at Short's Brewery!!
5 on September 11, 2016
Clean, friendly, relaxing!
5 on September 08, 2016
Highly recommended !
5 on September 06, 2016
The hosts are amazing. The breakfast was unreal and even keep track of what you ate so you dont have the same thing twice. Room was beautiful and even have discounts at places around town. mugclub membership at Shorts Brrwery that we used. Very pretty grounds and would stay here again in a heartbeat!
4.2 on September 06, 2016
5 on August 31, 2016
very friendly staff
5 on August 31, 2016
This B&B is absolutely wonderful. The rooms immaculate, the food wonderful and plentiful, and the most gracious hosts. A truly memorable vacation. Definitely returning!!!
5 on August 29, 2016
Another great stay at Bellaire B & B. Jim and Dave really take good care of you. Breakfast was great every day and they never run out of food. Thanks again for the free growler and fill for our anniversary stay.
5 on August 28, 2016
As always a wonderful stay. We appreciate the hospitality and of course the gift of a growler from Shorts! We will definitely return! Kevin and Lori VanNortwick
5 on August 26, 2016
Have stayed here for the past ten years (at different times) and never had a bad experience. The owners and staff treat you like they have known you for years even if it's your first time there. I really like the cookies on the nightstand next to the bed!
5 on August 25, 2016
Everything was just wonderful. Hosts were very accommodating, dining experience terrific and the "wine hour" was relaxing.
5 on August 22, 2016
We were warmly welcomed from the moment we walked through the door. The breakfasts were fabulous with careful attention to dietary needs of the guests. We loved the front wrap around porch for relaxing. Everything was perfect!
5 on August 19, 2016
Everything was wonderful. Just off the main drag for a little quiet, but still close to everything on foot. The rooms, the hosts, the food--everything was amazing.
4.8 on August 18, 2016
Jim and Dave always makes your stay enjoyable. Our 3rd visit to this B&B. We will be back for more visits. The breakfast was wonderful and you can't leave the table hungry as the food never runs out. We would recommend this B&B to anyone who wants a great room and a better breakfast.
5 on August 17, 2016
We had a great time staying with David and Jim. The Inn is wonderful, and the breakfasts were delicious. We are looking forward to spending future visits there!
4.8 on August 16, 2016
Can't say enough about the great meals in the morning and social hour in the evening. Thank you for the wonderful accommodations!
5 on August 13, 2016
Comfortable room with an amazing tub. Breakfast was beyond compare. We left utterly stuffed because it was so good and kept taking "one more bite". This B&B is exquisite and the hosts have provided a welcoming, comfortable experience
5 on August 11, 2016
Been visiting the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast since 2005. Never disappointed!! This is truly my happy place, my respite. Cannot wait to return!
3.4 on August 04, 2016
Nice owners, very helpful with local restaurants and sights. Try to stay in the new carriage house as the original home from 1880 has steep, thin stairs, uneven floors, and charming, but dated, bathrooms upstairs. Breakfast was plentiful and original. Beautiful, private yard in front.
4.8 on July 31, 2016
My wife and I stayed 4 nights at Bellaire Bed& Breakfast for my wife's birthday and our 32 wedding anniversary. Jim and Dave were super hosts and the breakfasts were amazing ! The Mackinac Room in the Carriage House was comfortable, romantic and spotless clean. The 10 min walk downtown to Short's Brewing ( 4 nights in a row! ) sure beat driving around searching for great food and a fun time. This was a wonderful B&B experience and we are already planning to return next year. Sincerely, Jon and Kay... Lodi,OH
4.8 on July 27, 2016
Amazing Bed and Breakfast. The host's were outstanding and the food was to die for!!
4.4 on July 26, 2016
Our stay was just a few weeks ago, being our 2nd visit and most definetly not our last. David & Jim are exceptional host making all feel welcomed and comfortable, room was very clean and well stocked with all necessities, snacks & frig stocked with sodas, water and even had a bottle of wine for us to celebrate our anniversary and lastly breakfast was delicious all 3 mornings. Thank you for a visit on Fantasy Island!
4.6 on July 24, 2016
Wonderful log weekend in Bellaire. We had been to Bellaire before but stayed in another B&B. I saw this one online and decided we wanted to try it. I CAN'T SAY HOW WONDERFUL IT WAS!!! Dave, Jim and Monica all made us feel comfortable from the time we stepped in the door. Our room ( Savannah Suite) was beautiful. Dave's breakfast can't be beat.... Best Bacon I have ever had. We liked it so much we have already booked to go back next year!!!
5 on July 22, 2016
Great B&B would definitely visit again!
5 on July 22, 2016
This is our second visit to the Bellaire B & B and we absolutely love staying there. The "Innkeepers" are the very best, very personable, kind and very helpful. Rooms are charming and very, very clean. Breakfasts are to die for. (and they share recipes).
5 on July 21, 2016
Dave and Jim really go above and beyond to create a great experience for anyone who chooses to stay here. My boyfriend and I stayed for a night as part of a birthday weekend getaway- we should've just stayed here all 3 nights! Dave and Jim add a personal touch to your stay and have many great suggestions on dining and activities in the area. The Tuscany room was perfect with its jacuzzi and private porch. We will definitely be back!
5 on July 19, 2016
As always, we had an incredible time at the Bellaire B&B. The food is amazing, the people are welcoming, and the property is beautiful.
4.8 on July 13, 2016
Spent a weekend at the Bellaire B&B. WONDERFUL!! Beautiful, clean, grounds are gorgeous!!! Dave, Jim and Monica all make you feel right at home. Rooms are spacious. BREAKFAST IS AWESOME!!! Dave's food is the best!!! Be sure to ask for the crack.....(it's a Daves special bacon). Best I ever had!!! We liked the B&B so much we have already booked for next year!!!
5 on July 11, 2016
The setting, the food, the company at happy hour... all first rate.
5 on July 03, 2016
Our night at the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast was the perfect conclusion of our honeymoon trip. It was so thoughtful and generous of the owners and staff to offer us a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine to help us celebrate.
4.4 on June 27, 2016
This was our fourth visit to Bellaire Bed and Breakfast over the past five years and this accommodation remains our top choice for a centralized location in northwest Michigan. Jim and David are excellent hosts and breakfasts are marvelous. This region of Michigan is one we've visited annually for more than four decades. From Bellaire, one is within sixty-ninety minutes of the Leelanau and Old Mission wineries, Traverse City, Interlochen, Charlevoix, Petoskey, and Elk Rapids. For the outdoor enthusiast, several blue ribbon trout streams, Lake Michigan, and the Chain of Lakes (Elk, Torch, Bellaire, and Intermediate) are readily accessible for water sports and the Grass River Natural Area and Jordan River Valley offer wonderful hiking opportunities. Golf? Skiing in Winter? Yes... and Short's Brewery is but a four block stroll. Then again, a good book and wrap-around porch beneath the stately maple trees with minimal traffic noise works as well.
5 on June 21, 2016
We found this lovely place on line and are so glad we did. Although we only stayed 1 night, we loved every minute. We will absolutely return - next time for a longer stay. The innkeepers truly outdid themselves.
5 on June 02, 2016
We loved staying here. The hosts are great they welcome you with open arms. The home itself is amazing, lots of historical details. The location is prime for downtown and walking trails. They also have a lovely front porch to sit on and relax.
3.6 on May 27, 2016
It seems that the owners have gotten a little too busy and the B and B is lacking that little personal touch that made it so appealing in the past.
5 on May 25, 2016
My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary over a long weekend. Everything was perfect.
5 on May 25, 2016
Great stay , very friendly and outstanding Bed and Breakfast !
5 on May 19, 2016
We stayed at this B&B for five nights in the Tuscany Room which is in the Carriage House. The room is very spacious with gas fireplace, large bathroom and balcony. It has everything you could possibly need or want. Jim and Dave are great hosts. They are very knowledgeable about the area and gave us fantastic dining options in Bellaire and surrounding area. The very best thing is their breakfast. It is definitely the best. We ate breakfast and did not need or want to eat again until dinner. Every day it was something different and wonderful. We also enjoyed the "Happy Hour" at 5 every day on the porch. They served wine and an appetizer. We really enjoyed talking with Jim and Dave. We would definitely come back!
3.4 on May 04, 2016
The breakfast was the same all 3 mornings. An egg casserole made different each day but still.
5 on May 02, 2016
We were blown away by everything here from the room to the meals served! Nothing was overlooked to make our stay the best we have experienced. The location allowed easy travel around the area making this all the more pleasant. Thanks, Glenn
5 on April 22, 2016
Jim and Dave are awesome people and their B&B is just as awesome. The staff people are amazing and the cleanliness of the entire property is superb. Breakfast is the best breakfast we have had anywhere! We stayed in the Tuscany room and are very happy we did. Between the fireplace and the Jacuzzi tub and the view, our stay could not have been any better. This was our second time visiting and we plan to go again and again. I would recommend this to anyone. If you go by yourself, as a couple, or as a group. There are lots of things to do and the place is just amazing.
5 on April 22, 2016
Love the time we get to spend there. Plenty to do in the area to wear off that fabulous breakfast feast.
5 on April 17, 2016
This was our second stay at the Belaire B and B with a group of 8. We choose to come in early April for a getaway weekend. The accommodations are beautiful. Each room is appointed with photos and antiques that create a story and feeds the imagination. The hosts are easy going, yet detail oriented. The food is fantastic and they accommodated our gluten free preferences. The location is perfect-close to Traverse City and wineries and breweries. We have already booked for April 2017, turning out to be an annual event.
4.8 on April 11, 2016
We had a great time staying at the B&B for our second time. The home is beautiful and very clean. David and Jim are great hosts and they make sure you have everything you need. The food is great, along with the get together hour. We really enjoyed our second visit and will be planning on returning very soon. I would highly recommend spending time here.
4.0 on April 10, 2016
We enjoyed our stay very much. Bellaire B and B is always stellar in customer service. However, we were disappointed that breakfast choices were more accommodating for those with vegan preferences.
5 on March 02, 2016
Loved this place - my wife and I got away for a fun weekend with friends. Enjoyed every aspect of the stay, including the wine and cheese reception in the afternoon and the luscious breakfast in the morning. Well worth it and highly recommended!
5 on February 24, 2016
Wonderful service last weekend with three other couples for the murder mystery. Food was fantastic and rooms were so nice. Wish we could have stayed longer. We will be back this summer!!!!!!!!!!!
4.8 on February 23, 2016
Rooms are amazing. Host and staff are very professional and kind. One thing that I would comment on though is that guests feel a slight invasion of privacy during the breakfast time. Although great conversation, other guest don't find the time to converse very much because everyone is focused on the host. But still a great time.
5 on February 18, 2016
My fiancé and I throughly enjoyed our stay in the Savannah Suite! The room was gorgeous and had an amazing view! Everything was very warm and welcoming. Our biggest regret is that we made dinner plans and didn't get to stay in the house longer! Breakfast was delicious and everyone was beyond friendly!! Thanks guys for a great stay!
4.8 on February 17, 2016
This was our fourth or fifth time staying at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast. It reminded us we need to go there more often and in some season other than winter. Jim, David and the staff are wonderful hosts, full of knowledge of the area. The rooms have everything you need and are well maintained. Breakfasts are amazing, varying between sweet and savory on different days. The extras such as wine hour, cookies on your bedside table and truffles when you check out make it a special place.
5 on February 10, 2016
Our visit was amazing and relaxing. The inn keepers made sure our stay was memorable. Thank you for everything
5 on February 03, 2016
We'd like to thank David and Jim for their warmth and hospitality. The house itself is lovely,warm and comfortable. We stayed in the gorgeous Eastlake room, but had opportunity to see a couple of other rooms...all different, all decorated thoughtfully and with flair. Bathroom was small but absolutely spotless and thoughtfully designed. Had a cup of coffee in the library before the outstanding full breakfast. The scones were fantastic! The extensive grounds around the house were beautiful even in bleak January weather. Absolutely want to return. Bellaire Bed and Breakfast would be lovely for anniversary celebrations or for a group looking for a cozy base of operations for exploring this part of Michigan. Hoping you can enjoy this place in the future!
5 on January 18, 2016
I stayed at Bellaire B&B on a trip to visit Shorts Brewery. From the moment we arrived at the inn everyone was extremely welcoming and made our experience amazing. All the little details were prefect and everything was taken care of for us which was amazing! They had discounts set up for us for nearly everywhere in town and even recommended beers at shorts! Come hungry because the breakfast is amazing! We will DEFINITELY be returning.
4.8 on December 15, 2015
We stay at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast every year because it's always such a treat.
4.6 on December 03, 2015
Had a terrific room and delicious breakfast. The Bellaire Bed & Breakfast is a beautiful place in a great village.
5 on December 01, 2015
Dave & Jim & the rest of the B&B family -- awesome! Food - fabulous. Rooms - choose the one that suits your mood -- have stayed in all but one through the years. We love it - relax on the porch or in front of the fireplace, take a short walk to town, take a short drive to so many great places. Social hour is great to get to know the other guests. You will NOT be disappointed!
5 on November 20, 2015
Wow! We celebrated our anniversary at the Bellaire B & B. The hosts, Jim and Dave, are wonderful and fun. The food is incredible. The rooms, so inviting. Social hour in the library is a great way to get to know the hosts and other guests. The weather was picture-perfect --- and warm for mid-November, so we had the chance to relax on the porch one more time. We will visit again.
4.0 on October 28, 2015
Such a great little place! Food was outstanding :)
4.2 on October 28, 2015
We totally enjoyed our stay. Staff was friendly and welcoming. Food was excellent. The mix of guests was perfect. The happy hour provided a great opportunity to meet new people.
5 on October 28, 2015
A great B and B. We have stayed in B and B's all over the country and in Europe and this was one of the best! Great host...The room was wonderful...The breakfast was incredible.
5 on October 18, 2015
Visit B and B very often - it is rare that you would find a B and B to this caliber!! The staff was amazing, rooms were outstanding and the food was terrific. A+++ all around. We will be frequent visitors in the near future!!
5 on September 23, 2015
David and Jim [the owners]have thought of every detail to make your stay the most enjoyable you have ever experienced. The breakfasts are beyond description. You could spend hours in each room taking in the décor. Cocktail hour allows you to meet other guests. The location is perfect to stroll downtown for dinner. David and Jim are perfect hosts who would do anything for a guest and they are fun and interesting company. We can't wait to visit again.
5 on September 12, 2015
We return again and again and we are NEVER disappointed. We have stayed during all four seasons and there is always fun to be had here. Clean beyond belief- Fabulous hosts! Breakfast- sweet or savory or maybe both!!- you can't go wrong and you won't be hungry until the 5 o'clock Happy Hour!! The rooms are awesome- we stay in the Carriage House. I could go on and on. Walk into town and go to Short's Brewery. Just the finest B and B that we have visited and we go to many.
5 on September 08, 2015
I have never stayed at a nicer B&B! The room we stayed in was so nice and clean! They owners knew it was our honeymoon and had a bottle of champagne ready for us. We also were able to walk to Shorts Brewery which was awesome. My husband and I kept saying we can't wait to go back! Thanks for such a great stay.
4.6 on September 03, 2015
Absolutely gorgeous B&B with impeccable amenities and a delicious breakfast. Dave and Jim make you feel at home with their welcoming demeanor and passion for cooking and entertaining. I highly recommend staying in Bellaire and treating yourself to a wonderful time at this B&B.
5 on August 31, 2015
This was the best B&B we've ever had the pleasure of staying. David and Jim and their 'staff' are outstanding. We felt like this was home. David is a magnificent chef/baker -- breakfasts were out of this world, and Jim is so personable from registration to check-out and all points in between. Everyone was so helpful with directions, places to visit, etc. -- absolutely a delight! Thank you David and Jim for a lovely stay and weekend.
5 on August 18, 2015
We stayed in August of 2015; Gorgeous property, exceptionally clean and well cared for, abundant and delicious breakfasts served all-you-can-eat family style, with conscientious hosts and staff. The hosts say they are well traveled B&B guests, so they know what you'd want in a B&B stay, and they are right. Close to Torch lake and within 30 min of Traverse City, Charlevoix, etc (Not to mention Shorts Brewery in Bellaire). They accommodated special diets, are "foodies" themselves and Jim is a master gardener! We can't wait to go back.
4.6 on August 13, 2015
We had a lovely visit at Bellaire B&B in a beatifully restored Victorian era home. We enjoyed visiting with other guests. We picked up some ideas while walking the gardens. Our room was spacious with a comfortable queen size bed. Bathrooms were spotless. The gourmet breakfasts were a feast, served family-style. Breads and pastries were baked fresh every day. Special thanks to David for working with us and adjusting the menu to accomodate our food allergies.
5 on August 12, 2015
A tree-lined drive leads up to the beautiful house. It has everything: lovely grounds and gardens; cozy porches to lounge on; charming rooms; friendly hosts; and amazing breakfasts.
5 on August 12, 2015
Room lovely, spotless, fan, individual temp control. Delicious breakfast.Landscaping and property very appealing. Owners charming, and Monica helpful . I will stay here again, and recommend to friends. Sylvia Snabl
3.6 on August 09, 2015
Perfect 2 nights on our trip round Lake Michigan
4.6 on July 22, 2015
We arrived late afternoon on a Saturday and had only 10 minutes for check in before we went to church. The staff went out of their way to flex with our schedule and even had 2 place settings available for some re-heated leftovers we brought in our cooler. The Brighton room was decorated with great attention to detail. The claw foot tub was great for a relaxing late night soak and the bed was quite comfortable. Breakfast with stuffed french toast and fresh berries with orange balsamic vinegar was delicious.
5 on June 29, 2015
We stay at the Bellaire B&B every time we come to Bellaire. The rooms are comfy and inviting, Dave and Jim along with their staff are divine hosts! Breakfast is always delightful and they accommodate all sorts of food restrictions. We love visiting the B&B and will continue to for all our visits to Bellaire!
4.6 on May 31, 2015
Serenity, delicacy, and an unforgettable breakfast! This is the best place of the Michigan! Thank you David and Jim, Monica too.
5 on May 22, 2015
Bellaire B&B is outstanding. Very professionally run and managed. Friendly and informative hosts and staff. Outstanding peace and quiet. Rooms are beautiful and home and outdoor amenities are top notch. There is a wine and cheese time in the afternoon and the breakfast is gourmet and of outstanding quality. The owners obviously take pride in what they do and they do it very well. We will be returning in the future to Bellaire B&B as we found it to be of exceptional quality and value. Five stars is an understatement.
5 on May 06, 2015
We have been going to the Bellaire B&B for several years and will continue the tradition. The hosts and the accommodations are first class.
5 on May 05, 2015
The incredible and charming Bellaire Bed and Breakfast should be used as the business model of every bed and breakfast; beautiful grounds, gorgeously appointed rooms, kind and gracious hosts, delicious meals, every need thought of and answered before a guest ever even knew he or she had it!
5 on May 04, 2015
Great place for R&R !
4.8 on April 25, 2015
Great hosts who know how to treat their guests. We stayed here 14 years ago and it is just as good now as back then. David and Jim will make your visit one to remember. Wonderful views - comfortable rooms - great breakfast.
5 on April 24, 2015
Dave and Jim have covered every detail to make your stay memorable! Great food and a great welcome is waiting! We already booked again for 2016!!
5 on April 20, 2015
Bellaire Bed and Breakfast is our favorite Bed and Breakfast. We have stayed many times and are treated wonderfully. Jim and Dave make you feel at home. Delicious breakfasts. Beautiful house and grounds.
5 on April 18, 2015
We loved everything about this bed and breakfast! It's one of the best around .The hospitality is supreme , service and grounds . We will be back again. Thanks for a fabulous stay.
5 on April 17, 2015
We have stayed many times with Jim and Dave and they have never disappointed! The rooms, grounds and breakfast are top notch. Every room is wonderfully appointed to meet every need. It is impossible not to relax from the moment you pull up the beautiful driveway. I know we are not the only ones that believe they are more than just in keepers they are friends.
5 on April 17, 2015
The home, the room, the hosts, the breakfast, the location! Wouldn't change a thing. They have thought of everything to pamper their guests!
5 on April 13, 2015
My daughter and I came for two nights over her spring break. She's at that age where high school is looming, and I wanted to do something special. Well, this was the perfect place! I'm sure by now, you've read that the rooms are beautiful, and the breakfast delish. All true. But the hosts and the staff, furry and human both, are wonderful. We added a night on last minute, and already have reservations for next year. I'm hoping this was the first of an annual mom/daughter tradition in beautiful Bellaire!
5 on April 13, 2015
The breakfasts were great as usual and the "Short's Lover Weekend" food and activities were even more fun than I anticipated.
5 on April 12, 2015
What a wonderful stay. Such attention to details. Dave and Jim are excellant hosts. We could not have asked for more. Thank you Jim and Dave for such a fantastic 3 day get-away.
5 on April 08, 2015
Spotless! Welcoming! Best lodging we have ever stayed in! We travel a lot and often stay in the marble foyer hotels (including the Waldorf Astoria NYC). Bellaire B & B surpassed any hotel we ever used. The room was large, well appointed (separate area for electronics, sitting area for reading or watching tv, and extras such as dvds, books, toiletries). I was most impressed with cleanliness. I dropped my ring and had to search under the bed. It was so clean I never hesitated to run my hand over the carpet (try doing that at most hotels...scary!) Breakfast each morning was delicious and the hosts were gracious and accomodating. Beautiful place!
5 on April 04, 2015
Our stay at the bellaire bed and breakfast was exquisite. We were greeted right upon arrival by the friendly owners. They treated us like family and did everything they could to make our stay comfortable. We really enjoyed the walk to short's brewery and being so close to town. We will definitely be back!!
4.6 on March 30, 2015
Great place to relax and unwind. Breakfast is great and there is a lot of it. Only issue we had was the flow of water from the shower head in our bathroom. It could be more plentiful. Thanks for a great stay.
4.2 on March 20, 2015
We stayed 2 days in the Tuscany room. The owners and staff were friendly, had good reccomendations, and made us feel very welcome. The big draw in Bellaire is Short's Brewery, which is in easy walking distance from the B&B and it did not dissapoint. We would happily stay there again.
4.8 on March 14, 2015
This is our favorite B&B. We've stayed in dozens.
3.6 on February 25, 2015
Wonderful warm place to stay beautiful in the snow
5 on February 24, 2015
The Bellaire has it all.. The hosts are gracious and so very helpful. The setting is simply gorgeous. My visit was in the dead of winter with super cold nights but the inn was toasty and snug. There was beautiful deep snow blanketing everything and the views from the room were lovely. Great restaurants just a short walk down the hill. I highly recommend the Bellaire. Sarah O from Ann Arbor
4.8 on February 17, 2015
I had been looking forward to our most recent stay at Bellaire B&B for sooo long! It had been quite some time since we had stayed (have been several times now, though) and I was in need of a stress reliever. Work and "life" have been so busy and stressful over the past several months, but as soon as we arrived in the afternoon and were able to join David and Jim for wine and Hors'd in the Library - all was well again! Great conversation, wonderful room and fabulous food...there just isn't anything these folks miss to make your stay exceptional. Now I just can't wait to get back again. Time to make another reservation...
5 on February 15, 2015
My fiancé and I stayed here in January. The buildings are in excellent shape. Many B&Bs are obviously old and show it with uneven floors, worn edges, etc. The inn keepers here have done an amazing job making the building feel like it was built in the old style, but built yesterday. Staff was exceptionally nice, breakfast was delicious, and our hosts were very friendly and gracious. The B&B has mug club memberships at Short's Brewing which is within walking distance. It was nice to be able to go downtown and get drinks at the mug club prices. Overall, we were very satisfied, and plan on returning.
4.8 on February 02, 2015
Have stayed here a number of times over the years and always look forward to the next visit. The B&B, hosts, and food are great
5 on January 31, 2015
Welcoming, friendly, best breakfasts I have ever eaten, accommodating, attends to details, will only stay here when in this city.
5 on January 10, 2015
Stayed only one night, but still had a great time. The B and B was very clean, they have games and books for you to read. Snacks and drinks 24 hours. The staff is wonderful and make you feel right at home. We were the only guest and we had the whole house to ourselves, so I am not sure how it is with multiple people. The breakfast was fantastic. I would recommend this B and B for anyone!
4.2 on January 05, 2015
Beautiful, cozy home. Dave and Jim were gracious hosts. The day keeper, Monica, gave a pleasant welcoming. We loved the 'gift' of a growler from Shorts, happy hour and breakfast. It was lovely to meet some other guests and hear stories from the hosts. We are already planning our next visit!
4.4 on December 29, 2014
Wish we could have stayed longer! A nice find for a recent wedding we attended in Bellaire.
5 on December 03, 2014
What a wonderful sanctuary. I have had the privilege of staying her three times. The rooms are beautifully decorated. The breakfasts and afternoon hors d'oevres and wine are amazing. The setting is so tranquil and yet close to town. But what really tops it off are the hosts. They make you feel like family.
5 on December 01, 2014
we have stayed at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast several times, and it has become our first choice for a weekend getaway. The welcome is always warm, the rooms impeccable, and the area full of beautiful scenery and quaint shops. Always something to do, even if it's just sitting in front of the fireplace with a good book. The breakfasts are gourmet and plentiful--the best we've had in our 20 years of exploring bed and breakfast lodging. Yes, we'll be back.
5 on November 25, 2014
Impeccable detail and a charming B & B.. The owners were so welcoming and knowledgable of things to do in the area while enjoying our stay. Had a wonderful time and would recommend to anyone going north in Michigan.
5 on November 19, 2014
This was our fourth time staying here. Each time we have had a different room. I can honestly say that I cannot think of one negative thing to say. Everyone of us staying there that weekend were all returning guests. That alone speaks for itself.
5 on November 13, 2014
This was our first B&B experience. It makes hotel/motel life look really terrible. I would live at this place if I could.
5 on November 13, 2014
Very welcoming , friendly , comfortable , clean , quiet , food was plentiful , and great tasting .
4.0 on November 09, 2014
The home is lovely, totally remodeled, lots of character. David and Jim are excellent hosts. We really enjoyed talking with them and the other guests during the evening social hour. The grounds are lovely as well and the tree lined setting is beautiful.
5 on November 09, 2014
Where to start...? "Top Drawer" comes to mind!! This was by far the best accommodation of our 23 day road trip. The entire B&B was exquisitely decorated and furnished - extremely comfortable and welcoming. Proprietors were professional and efficient, but also accommodating, friendly and informative. Breakfasts were superb spreads of gourmet delights and the afternoon 'happy hours' were equally great. Our room was magnificent - plush, comfortable and quiet. If the Bellaire B&B is not already a top model for what a B&B should be, it certainly should be!!
4.2 on November 06, 2014
Our stay at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast was very pleasant. We will visit again in the future. The only negative thing i have to say was a better hand held shower head needs to be installed in the Mackinac room. The existing shower head is awful. Sorry guys.
5 on October 25, 2014
We have stayed here a few times now & it never ceases to impress. David & Jim are so welcoming & are always happy to give wonderful suggestions for resteraunts or places of interest. When we travel we prefer to stay in B&Bs & this is the best we have ever stayed in! We shall return.
5 on October 23, 2014
David's breakfasts were varied and beyond delicious. Out host, Jim, has an incredible way of making his guests feel comfortable. Meeting new people is not my "thing" however Jim made the experience easy and enjoyable. It didn't take long to feel at home in the comfortable surroundings of the beautifully appointed surroundings. We'll be back!
4.8 on October 22, 2014
Always a pleasure to stay here, will be back again.
4.6 on October 21, 2014
We were very fortunate to get the last room at the last minute at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast. It is a beautiful, clean and well run B and B. The owners are very accommodating and willing to assist with ideas of places to go and things to do within the region. The breakfast is absolutely outstanding. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. We had an awesome stay.
5 on October 19, 2014
Beautiful setting; lovely room decor; delicious food; great hosts. Perfect spot for fall color and my first "artist's retreat"!
4.6 on October 15, 2014
This was my first visit and there will be many more in the future. The Bellaire Bed & Breakfast is charming and the hosts, David & Jim are very hospitable. The rooms are comfortable and the breakfasts that they serve are plentiful and delicious. The owners are very knowledgable about the region and can give you tips and insights on places to see or how to get there. Thanks again David & Jim and I look forward to staying with you again!
5 on October 08, 2014
As always great food and great conversations. It did rain most of our visit but that didn't matter, the area is still beautiful and the stay always the best. Even the other guest that stay always are very friendly and lost of conversation over the 5:00pm happy hour. Of course will be back
5 on October 01, 2014
You know that little sigh that you let out when you know something is just perfect? That breath was exhaled the minute I saw Bellaire Bed and Breakfast sitting atop a slight hill at the end of the tree lined driveway. The buttery yellow color of the home set against perfectly landscaped gardens, the tandem bike parked out front, the hammock hanging amongst the giant maple trees; we were in awe of the attention to detail before we even got inside! As we made our way to the door of the main house, Jim greeted us warmly, he informed us of the wine social hour, breakfast time, and offered us a complimentary bottle of champagne. After our introduction he walked us up to the Vintage Room and showed us all of the delightful amenities that were stocked inside. My favorite part was the claw foot bath tub and bubble bath! We met Dave during the social hour, during which he tantalized us with what we would be experiencing for breakfast in the morning. Quattro formaggi quiche, brown sugar and cinnamon broiled bacon twists, and pineapple ricotta muffins. A night of anticipation was worth the wait! During social hour Dave and Jim also gave us the low down on their favorite places to eat and shop in the downtown district (they also give you a card that indicates vendors that offer discounts to their guests). We mentioned we were planning to go to Short's Brewing Company and again, with the impeccable attention to detail, they provided us with a copy of their full menu so they could point out their favorite foods and informed us that they purchase 6 mug club memberships that their guests are welcome to use while at the brewery. After breakfast the following morning, we played some shuffleboard amidst the garden and enjoyed the perfect weather. We were sad to check out and turn in our key, but happy to see it was rewarded with a box of chocolate cherry truffles. We were so impressed by our stay that this will be the first of many trips we will make to Bellaire Bed and Breakfast.
5 on October 01, 2014
Wow!! This was our first experience with a B&B and I would have a hard time believing that there could be a better one. We were looking for something different to do to celebrate our birthdays and could not have been happier with our decision to stay here. Dave and Jim are fantastic hosts and the whole staff is incredible. The food was awesome and if you went away hungry it was your own fault! There are so many added personal touches and because we were celebrating our birthdays, they had a nice little gift for us. The linens are top quality (no threadbare towels or sheets here) and fresh towels are provided daily. Don't bother packing shampoos, conditioners and soaps, they are all provided and not the cheap ones found in hotels! They provide bottled water, pop and snacks for you if you get the munchies at night. Did I mention fresh baked cookies in your room every day? I need to say that we were fortunate to see every room that the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast offers, and although I have my favorite now, I would not hesitate to stay in any of them. Each is tastefully decorated and has it's own theme. The grounds are absolutely beautiful to walk around and relaxing on the porch with or without a book is wonderful. The home sits on a nice little hill in a quiet area, yet it is close enough to walk to downtown Bellaire for shopping and dining and going to Shorts Brewery. What is really great is the fact that it is centrally located for different day trips to Torch Lake, Traverse City for wine tasting, Sleeping Bear Dunes for breath taking sights, Petoskey and so many more things that Michigan has to offer for people to see. Once again, thank you Dave and Jim for making us feel at home and a part of your family. And if you like dogs, then you'll love having Tucker and Chips around at the social hour each day where they serve wonderful wines and snacks. Looking forward to returning for another wonderful time here. Ed and Marilyn Ray, Michigan
5 on September 23, 2014
I LOVE staying at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast! Any time of the year! Whether it be a romantic getaway with my husband in one of the Carriage House rooms or a quiet retreat by myself in the main house, the experience is ALWAYS excellent! From the wine hour at 5pm to the full gourmet breakfast at 9am, everything is well done!
4.8 on September 22, 2014
I think the fellow guests (on their eighth stay) that said the Bellaire B&B sets the bar for what a B&B stay can be, were oh so right! Wonderful food, and furniture more comfortable than one finds in 4-star hotels.
4.4 on September 21, 2014
Our second stay at the Bellaire B&B was fantastic. We stayed in the Eastlake room this time, which has it's own private balcony overlooking the expansive front lawn. What a wonderful place to relax and read in the morning sunshine! The room was cozy and immaculate, the staff is super friendly and helpful. Another bonus to being a guest here is that you get to use their mug club membership at Short's Brewing. We love this place and will be back next year!
4.8 on September 17, 2014
We arrived and were warmly greeted. The cheese, crackers, and wine were a nice touch. Our room in the carriage house had so many outlets (great for plugging all your electronics) and amenities, that I thought the innkeepers had gone above and beyond. The fireplace and complimentary beverages were nice bonuses. Would definitely come back for the delicious breakfast and the lovely lodging!
4.8 on September 14, 2014
Lovely grounds. Very comfortable stay.
5 on September 14, 2014
This was our second visit to the beautiful and relaxing Inn and it won't be the last! The rooms are decorated to detail and the hospitality of the owners is unrivaled anywhere!. They are gracious hosts and the gourmet breakfasts are to die for !This is a place to relax and to stay if you love exploring Northern Michigan!
4.6 on September 14, 2014
The grounds are charming. The breakfast is home style and typically fantastic. The rooms are clean and perfect for a weekend away. Let's not forget that this property is walking distance from Shorts Brewpub¿¿
5 on September 08, 2014
Beautiful bed and breakfast! Truely enjoyed ourselves. David and Jim were so informative.
5 on September 06, 2014
Everything about this B&B is incredible. The accommodations. The grounds. The food. The atmosphere. The décor. The amenities. The hosts - David and Jim. Every detail is thought of. Wonderful experience. Wonderful stay.
4.2 on September 03, 2014
Very pleasant place to stay, downtown was just a short walk with several nice restaurant choices to eat at. I would highly recommend for a laid back weekend to refresh. The area is beautiful.
5 on September 01, 2014
From the moment the door is opened to welcome you, the gracious innkeepers and staff do not miss a beat. This peaceful location, laden with towering oak trees and English gardens, is also within a brief walk of the village of Bellaire. Fine dining, Short's brewery, and an array of shops await you. The accommodations are superb. Attention to detail is visible throughout the property. I highly recommend this B and B.
4.8 on August 27, 2014
We recently made a repeat visit to the Bellaire B&B. Both visits were great. The only thing that could have been better would have been to have gluten in the breakfast pastries. On vacation it is nice to have treats that one would not normally indulge in at home, yet when the treats are unsatisfying it is a let-down.
5 on August 26, 2014
This place is amazing! The food was delicious. Between me and a few of the other guests, they had a lot of dietary restrictions to accommodate. The people we were with agreed that if they hadn't told us items were vegetarian or gluten-free, they would have never known. The rooms and grounds are beautiful and Jim, David, and all of their staff were soo much fun. Very relaxing getaway!
5 on August 25, 2014
Our stay at the Bellaire B&B was our first stay at a B&B, needless to say were were unsure what to expect. When we were greeted, "Welcome to our home" we knew this was something special. From the immaculate accommodations, to the delicious breakfasts (we never had to eat lunch!), to the fact that no detail was left to chance, we had an absolutely wonderful time.
4.8 on August 24, 2014
This is definitely an Up North piece of heaven!
5 on August 20, 2014
I recently stayed for 2 nights at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast with some girlfriends. We had a wonderful stay. The inn keepers have decorated with an eye to premium decor and bedding. The bathrooms in both rooms were very lux! The breakfast each day was a treat with leftover scones or coffee cake packaged for us to take in the car as we toured the area. The Bellaire Bed and Breakfast made the trip very special.
5 on August 14, 2014
This was our first stay in a B & B. We will be back! We were very impressed during the 2 day stay. The house is set in beautiful gardens which offer lovely areas to sit and relax.
5 on August 12, 2014
This was our first stay at this B&B and we will be back! The home and grounds are beautiful, it is peaceful and quiet and the breakfast was beyond amazing. You will not go away hungry or disappointed!
4.8 on August 12, 2014
Great accomodations with many areas to relax. A library for reading, a garden for walking, tucked back amongst trees. A true delight to take advantage of terrace off tuscany room. Hosts were at the meet and greet wine gathering with local wines, cheese and crackers. Breakfast was great...its your own fault if you go away hungry.
5 on August 11, 2014
I almost didn't want to write a review, because the more people who know what an absolute TREASURE the Bellaire B&B is -- it will be impossible to get a room!! My husband and I have stayed at our fair share of B&B's -- we prefer it over a hotel-- and this one night stay at Bellaire B&B has topped the list (after 20 years of B&B's!). The atmosphere, the breakfast, the rooms, the view, the peacefulness, the hospitality.... absolutely # 1. We cannot say enough! THANK YOU!!
4.8 on August 11, 2014
Had a fantastic stay at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast, in fact we loved it so much the first time we went back the last day of our trip to stay again. Walking into the house and meeting keepers your felt at home right away. The wine hour was fun, getting to know some of the other guest, and they had all the menu's of resturants in town or near by for you to browse over and look at them. Breakfast was delightful and they catered to my celiac disease wich is an even bigger plus!
4.0 on August 03, 2014
Very nice stay with gracious hostess. The little amenities make you feel at home
5 on August 01, 2014
The innkeepers were amazing, house beautiful, and food great! A must go!
5 on July 29, 2014
What a great find! Will definitely be returning!
5 on July 23, 2014
A truly outstanding experience all-around. David and Jim are beyond accommodating, and incredibly fun to get to know. The room was very clean and well taken care of, breakfast was exceptional, and the grounds are fantastic. With the proximity to town, mountain biking, and kayaking, I can't imagine a better place to stay than Bellaire B&B. My wife and I are already discussing when we'll be back.
5 on July 22, 2014
Beautiful property, welcoming staff, wonderful accommodations and breakfast was so yummy! Wish we could have stayed longer and will definitely stay again when we return to the area! Thanks David and Jim!
5 on July 20, 2014
Wonderful food, very friendly hosts and staff, beautiful house. We will definately come back again.
4.8 on July 19, 2014
Bellaire bed and breakfast has so much going for it . The grounds , the house , The rooms are very pleasant . The breakfast are just outstanding . The owners Leave no stone unturned . The wine hour was so much fun to get together with Other guest . We cannot wait to go back with friends . . Gary and Carolyn
4.8 on July 17, 2014
The B&B was immaculate and the hosts were amazing! They truly did everything that they could to make this the best possible experience.
5 on July 15, 2014
Always the finest in comfort, relaxation, friendly, informed hosts to share area details, etc. Food beyond belief. Mugs at Short's Brewing, a for-sure destination while in Bellaire.
5 on July 14, 2014
You get it all with your stay at the Bellaire B&B, a comfortable & clean room, outstanding breakfast, wine and nibble hour, cookies in your room, access to beverages and snacks all day. The location is perfect whether you want to enjoy the shopping and lakes in the area, or drive a short distance to a neighboring community. Dave and Jim are the best hosts you could ask for!
5 on July 12, 2014
Warm greeting. Lovely Home, grounds, interior decorating. Beds were made while we were at breakfast and even after a nap. Breakfast was wonderful. No detail was left out, from the cookies on the night stands to the little poof on the tub. We felt right at home immediately. Plenty of space to relax and just hang out. Walking distance to an assortment of dining & shopping. What a wonderful stay we had. Definitely on our list of return places. SUPER
5 on July 10, 2014
This is one of the best B&Bs we have found. Which, is why we keep coming back.
5 on July 09, 2014
This B&B is our favorite. We keep going back because Jim & Dave and the entire staff are so focused on us having a great stay. Bellaire is a great little town to visit if you want to relax and get away from the daily grind.
5 on July 07, 2014
This is our third time staying at the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast. It is my favorite B&B. David and Jim are wonderful hosts. They take excellent care of everything. The grounds are so beautiful. The rooms always neat and orderly, not too fancy. Breakfast is AMAZING. Every morning, breakfast is completely different. Wine hour is always a fun time. And so close to Shorts, with mugs available to guests, can't be beat!
4.8 on July 07, 2014
This is the second time we've stayed at the Bellaire B&B. We especially enjoy the fact that it is literally a five minute walk into town to visit shops and restaurants (particularly Shorts Brewery). Jim and Dave's hospitality and attention to detail is outstanding, with the afternoon social hour being a very nice touch. This year we stayed in the Carriage House, and although the room was more spacious, it had the same quaint feeling as the room we stayed at in the "old" house. We definitely plan to return!
4.4 on July 06, 2014
The thoughtfulness by David and Jim in every detail shined through! No need to think twice when deciding where to go for your next relaxing get away. We loved every minute and can't wait to go back.
5 on July 04, 2014
From our arrival to our departure everything was casually and elegantly provided - this is how B&B's should operate. Will be returning in the future.
5 on July 01, 2014
Just spent three nights at this B&B and we thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Dave and Jim made us feel right at home.
5 on June 30, 2014
I have stayed at many B&B's over the years but none like the Bellaire house. The Innkeepers are charming, helpful and fun! They made us feel very welcome and comfortable. The breakfasts were out of this world, delicious and plentiful. The house is absolutely beautiful inside and out. The grounds are amazing! Will definitely come back.
5 on June 21, 2014
From beginning to end, Bellaire B&B knocked it out of the park. Short walk to shorts and the smokehouse. The breakfast...don't get me started!!
5 on June 21, 2014
Jim and David have got it all, a beautiful facility, delicious food, and five star hospitality in a great little town. We enjoyed the breakfasts, wine and cheese on the porch in the afternoon, tips on the best restaurants in town for our tastes, and their suggestions for what to do in the area. We will definitely return!
3.8 on June 10, 2014
Our stay was short but very nice. We had the vintage room, a comfortable bed. The staff was very helpful with everything we needed. Thank-You for a very enjoyable stay. Definitely will be back.
4.8 on June 07, 2014
Outstanding facility, management, and overall stay. Don't ever pass on the scheduled breakfast! Very convenient (walking distance) to downtown Bellaire. We will definitely return and plan to stay here.
5 on June 04, 2014
This was the first time we stayed at a bed & breakfast. We would do it again!!
4.8 on May 28, 2014
I enjoy B&B experiences. Upon planning a trip, I looked up which ones would be local and available for my trip. The Bellaire Bed & Breakfast was the closest to my destination, and had what I was looking for in a place to stay. The house and grounds are absolutely lovely. In addition there was both a porch swing and hammocks that I was sure to use. Talk about lovely. There is a full, family style breakfast that is both delicious and gives the opportunity to interact with the other visitors. I enjoyed my room, it was perfect for my needs. I slept beautifully. Also, the B&B is walking distance from most of Bellaire, and very scenic. The owners are very nice and genuinely seem to love what they do and do it with a passion. The only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 on service is that oneof them had a little difficulty listening and seemed more interested in being the center of attention. Not in an unfriendly way, just made it a little frustrating not being heard and understood. Overall, a terrific stay. I definitely recommend.
5 on May 28, 2014
Very relaxing, and absolutely everything was thought through. We are early birds, so we loved that coffee was out at 5:30am.
4.8 on May 28, 2014
The owners, Jim and David, truly make you feel at home. You won't want to leave. We're already planning our return visit!
5 on May 27, 2014
We had a wonderful stay at this B&B. The property is beautiful, and the breakfasts were amazing. Wonderfully accommodating for vegetarians too.
5 on May 26, 2014
Stayed one night when only two rooms were booked. Jim and David rolled out the red carpet as if the place was entirely booked. We will be returning. Relaxing welcome in the evening with wine and snacks and a delicious breakfast with a wide variety to choose from. A++.
5 on May 22, 2014
this weekend was the most pleasant stay of anywhere that I have had. thank you jim&david. you both made it happen. looking forward to coming back in sept. jimmy wieske
5 on May 21, 2014
Loved our weekend at Bellaire B&B! Lots of mountain biking, Shorts Brewing, easy walk to town; and the B&B is the best I've ever stayed at. Spotless, comfortable bed, all the amenities, beautiful setting, friendly and accommodating innkeepers, and a breakfast that is incomparable. Bellaire and the Bellaire B&B are the best kept secrets of Pure Michigan!
4.6 on May 12, 2014
I am a returning customer and am always happy with the services provided at the Bellaire B&B. I am continually recommending this B&B to friends and family. Whatever your needs, the Bellaire B&B can accommodate you.
4.8 on May 04, 2014
So happy we found this B and B and can't wait to go back!
4.0 on May 04, 2014
Everything is awesome. The only one comment I must say. The game room is never available. The table is set right away for the next morning. 1. It would be nice to be able to use to either sit and talk with friends or play games. 2. It is just gross because everyone has to walk past that all day long.
4.8 on April 25, 2014
A friend treated me to an overnight's stay to be used as a Writer's Retreat. Couldn't have asked for a more secluded, quiet and relaxing experience! The hospitality is unmatched. Food was excellent and the house is exquisite! Most people will enjoy going downtown to one of Bellaire's great restaurants or shops, and of course, Short's Brewery is just a block away. I chose to hole myself up in my room to get some writing done and this B & B was perfect for this as well. The only breaks I took were for two luxurious soaks in the old-fashioned clawfoot tub and to socialize with guests over appetizers, wine and breakfast. Highly recommended!
5 on April 20, 2014
Always a great time to go even if it does sometimes snow in the spring, but what do you expect from Northern Michigan.
5 on April 16, 2014
My husband and I seek out Bed and Breakfast experiences whenever we travel, and we continually come back to Bellaire Bed and Breakfast. Dave and Jim provide wonderful company, food, and lodging. This is a top notch place. We recommend it highly. Breakfast is always delicious and different every time. They accommodate food restrictions well.
5 on April 13, 2014
The owners, Dave and Jim, are wonderful! The rooms are always extremely clean and decorated with taste. The breakfast is delicious, and they just keep bringing it out!! :). Also, you need to visit Shorts and LuLu's while you're there, and the best part is you can walk to both!
4.6 on April 11, 2014
Rooms and hospitality are incredible! Love it every time.
5 on April 11, 2014
Nothing was forgotten which made our stay a wonderful experience. We felt very pampered from the moment we walked in until our stay ended.
4.6 on April 07, 2014
We could have not asked for a more memorable experience on our first anniversary. The Shorts Brewery was conveniently located along with many other attractions within driving distance. I would recommend to visit in the spring or summer if you enjoy the outdoors.The B&B was excellent in every aspect and the only minor niche was a luke warm shower but we remedied that with a soak in the Jacuzzi tub. It's not inexpensive but you get what you pay for. Warm and engaging hosts, Dave and Jim. Great food and a lot of it. We woke up to 4 inches of fresh snow on our day of departure only to discover they had cleared off the car and shoveled around it.We will return!
5 on March 27, 2014
This was the perfect get away. Quiet, peaceful, beautiful surroundings. Our hosts were so accommodating; they thought of everything. Breakfast was delicious and service excellent. I cannot think of anything that would make this visit Any better. A five star experience
5 on March 19, 2014
nestled below the slopes of shanty Creek and between the shores Torch Lake my wife and I found ourselves at the BellAire bed and breakfast.looking for a quiet weekend away we were welcomed by a professional and warm attitude by people who clearly have a love for their industry.the property and our room we're top of the mark,the food was homemade and incredible as if your grandmother were in the kitchen.Jim and Dave make for an experience that will make you happy you were there,and pleased to return so much so that my wife and I have already booked our return.
4.6 on March 19, 2014
We came for a brewpub event and this B&B was excellent. It's not inexpensive but you get what you pay for. Warm and engaging hosts, Dave and Jim. Great food and a lot of it. We will return!
5 on February 24, 2014
Its common to refer to people at the top of their game as the “rock stars” of the profession. In that context, Jim & David are the rock stars of the Bed & Breakfast industry. They understand hospitality fundamentals and execute them with perfection without you even knowing it. You just experience it. They then take it a step further with a few extra small touches that make it a special stay. Don’t worry if you’re not conversational for breakfast. Jim will fill in any gaps and keep the atmosphere comfortable for all. The breakfast?….let’s just say “It exceeds expectations”. You won’t be disappointed.
5 on February 21, 2014
David, Jim and Staff were delightful!!! Beautiful Grounds even in the winter.
5 on February 21, 2014
My husband and I and another couple stayed at the B and B during the Traverse City winder comedy festival. We have stayed here once before a couple-three years ago and loved it. It was another wonderful experience. The rooms are charming, breakfast is excellent, and the owners go the extra step to make the stay special. We will definitely stay here in the future
5 on February 05, 2014
Recent weekend winter stay at the Bellaire B&B. It was wonderful in every way. Great room; privacy when desired; excellent service; free wireless internet. Our innkeepers, Dave and Jim, were wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. Breakfast was fantastic, a bountiful selection of freshly made hot items, fruit, breads. I cannot imagine anyone not loving a stay here.
4.2 on January 30, 2014
This was out second trip to Bellaire B&B. Afternoon happy hour with wine and a snack is a nice welcome or a nice way to start the evening. Jim is an excellent host, very knowledgeable about the area, offering great tips on where to eat, where to ski and what to expect around town. David cooks a very good breakfast. The fruit compote with the various vinegar offerings was fabulous. I will be purchasing some for home use. The other nice touches are the cookies in the room and offering leftover breakfast pastries as snacks for the day. My only disappointment was the egg dish on sunday, a four cheese souffle, it was good, not great. The common areas of the Inn are very user friendly. We enjoyed our weekend with our friends and look forward to returning.
5 on January 23, 2014
We celebrated our anniversary here with a quick trip and plans to hit up Short's and Schuss mountain. Those things were awesome (and Short's is less than a half mile walk from here), but we were not expecting that the place we were staying would contribute so much to the experience of our weekend getaway. The Garden Room was clean, cozy, and quiet. The hosts were all extremely friendly. Breakfast was delicious and there were plenty of options. You simply could not ask for a better experience. It's a much better option in my opinion than staying right in the ski resorts. It's only about a 15 minute drive and is so much more personal and welcoming. We had no trouble eating our fill at the DELICIOUS 9am breakfast and making it to Schuss Village by 10am for our ski lessons. I could not recommend this place more and we definitely will be going back as soon as possible.
5 on January 22, 2014
My wife and I had never stayed in a b&b prior to this, we were nervous. I have to say that we had a wonderful time. Our hosts David and Jim made our stay very enjoyable. The breakfast was amazing, I can't wait to try out some of the recipes at home. I would definitely recommend this b&b.
4.6 on January 16, 2014
Thanks so much for yet another lovely visit. I always feel safe, supported and comfortable at The Bellaire Bnb! Pam V.
5 on January 12, 2014
This wasn't our first visit and it won't be our last! Already planning our next time. We celebrated our 42 nd anniversary here- and we love Jim , Dave and Monica. Where do I start? This is the cleanest B and B that we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in many. Charming? It is SO charming. Comfy? Oh yes- and fireplaces all over. Hungry? oh you never will need to eat until dinner time after the scrumptious breakfast! Today- Ginger Vanilla Creme Bruelee French Toast- with raspberry sauce and REAL whipped cream. If you have dietary restrictions- just let them know when you make your reservation. You can walk into town and that makes it even more fun. Shorts- Lulu's, Bellaire Bar, Toonies, Moka to name a few of the fun places to eat and drink. Ski? Right down the road at Shanty Creek. Only an hours drive to Traverse City, or if you want to go north- try Charlevoix or Petoskey. You will have such fun. There is a 5 pm wine hour- in the gorgeous library. Now how can you not make a reservation?
4.6 on January 07, 2014
Mary and I had a fantastic stay. We stayed in the Carriage House with friends. The living room in the Carriage House provided ample space for our New Year's celebration. The breakfast feast was outstanding. Thank you!
5 on December 20, 2013
This was our second stay at Bellaire B & B. David and Jim are superb hosts and spoiled us once again. The accommodations are beautiful, warm and very comfortable. David and Jim are so helpful with finding restaurants and places of interest. One of my favorites are the gourmet breakfasts. You will not leave the table hungry! They always have leftover rolls or pastries to take with you after breakfast. I highly recommend the Bellaire B&B.
5 on December 11, 2013
One of the best B&B's we have ever stayed in. Beautiful room-the Tuscany is outstanding-great food and wonderful surroundings. Very highly recommended! The town is also very quaint and friendly.
4.8 on December 08, 2013
The house and grounds had the charm of a grand country estate. Lots of history in a quaint northern Michigan village. A gorgeous B&B full of warmth good conversation and plenty of amenities. We can't wait to return in the summer.
4.6 on November 20, 2013
Had the most enjoyable experience last weekend for two nights at the BBB. Saturday night was a gourmet murder mystery dinner (sadly, I was the murderer) but the food, the place, the hosts, and the other guests made our stay memorable and totally fantastic! This is a well done/run/fun event that you ought to consider going to some day. They do two a year, it is a blast, and if you go, go large and dress up!!! -- Ken
5 on November 20, 2013
Outstanding and with a personal touch.
5 on November 06, 2013
This was our second stay at the Bellaire B&B, and it was just as fantastic as the first time we stayed. The accommodations are clean and comfortable; the staff are friendly and helpful, and the food is fantastic. This is a great choice if you're looking to stay in the area.
4.6 on November 06, 2013
What a terrific time we had in Northern Michigan. Thank you for the excellent service and hospitality!
4.8 on November 05, 2013
We got the last room in the house. The bath was across the hall. The room was a great value. Worried about privacy, not once when we went out of our room did we run into anyone. The food was wonderful, and the wine tasting in the evening was a special treat. Can't wait to return.
5 on November 04, 2013
They went above and beyond to make our stay very enjoyable.
4.8 on October 30, 2013
We stayed 2 nights to view the fall colors. Our Mackinac room in the annex was really nicely decorated with a great fireplace and comfy King bed. We used the fireplace room downstairs each night to meet with our friends. The wine hour was fun and tasty and the 2 breakfasts by David were to die for. We met his goal of not being hungry until 2:00!!
5 on October 30, 2013
Once again we enjoyed our getaway at the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast. Jim and Dave are great hosts, the room was great, and the food is delicious.
4.6 on October 30, 2013
Our stay at the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast was again wonderful. The property is beautiful, the room was comfortable and the breakfast was outstanding. My only complaint is that there was not a television in our room. We like to watch the late eveing news. I would stay there again but would request a room with a television.
4.8 on October 27, 2013
We often stop at B&Bs when traveling, which can be fun, but there are not any that we have stayed at in the past year that compare to the Bellaire B&B. Dave and Jim have spoiled us with their gourmet breakfasts and attention to detail. Must be why we continue to return.
4.2 on October 25, 2013
My wife and I stayed one night in the Mackinaw Room and had a wonderful time. The room was extremely clean and comfortable. The hosts are very friendly and accommodating, and prepared a delicious breakfast with a wide variety of choices. This B&B is only a short walk to downtown, which is convenient since Short's Brewery is right there! Overall, we had a very positive experience and would recommend this B&B to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway in a quaint small town.
5 on October 25, 2013
A perfect getaway in a great location.
4.0 on October 25, 2013
2nd visit here and it never fails to disappoint or leave us feeling relaxed and wanting more. Can't wait to go back. Jim and Dave are very gracious hosts.
5 on October 16, 2013
This B & B has by far the best service of any we've visited. Jim and Dave are gracious host, well mannered and very knowledgeable of the area. There is no lack of topic or conversation, engaging each guest. Their hospitality is warm and wonderful.
5 on October 16, 2013
This was the first bed-and-breakfast we've ever stayed in. Dave and Jim were amazing. They went above and beyond to make sure that we were relaxed and enjoyed ourselves. The food at the bed-and-breakfast was gourmet. There is not one thing I would change about our stay. Looking forward to many more getaways at Bellaire bed-and-breakfast!
4.4 on October 10, 2013
My husband and I stayed here for our wedding weekend 4 years ago and were very glad to return this year, even for just one night. The Tuscany room was clean and beautiful (as I would expect for almost $300 a night) and the double jacuzzi tub was a relaxing way to end our day. The food was delicious and all the extras provided by Jim and Dave (the "oops I forgot it" kit, snacks, drinks, bath salts) make it that much nicer. The only down side to this B&B is the cost, which as I have trouble spending money on non essential things and I wanted the best room in the house (as that is where we stayed for our wedding) is probably more of a personal thing than an all around problem. I know there are more affordable rooms available there that would also be lovely. We will be returning as soon as we can, and have already recommended it to friends and family.
5 on October 10, 2013
I took my husband there for his birthday and we stayed for 5 nights, everyday was perfect. Every detail was perfect down to hammocks and the wonderful cookies. The grounds were so relaxing, our room was wonderful! Jim and Dave are the best Hosts! The wine gathering was great! We are planing our return visit!
5 on October 09, 2013
We had a wonderful stay at the Bellaire B&B and gave all categories above 5 stars, although the thing my wife was most impressed with was the exemplary cleanliness of the rooms, common areas, etc... There wasn't a speck of dust to be found in our room- not in any nook or cranny. It really felt comfortable and homey.
4.8 on October 07, 2013
My husband and I spent two days at the B&B to celebrate his September birthday. The B&B came highly recommended by family members that have stayed in the past. I instantly fell in love with the tree lined driveway!! The house is absolutely beautiful and the grounds are prefectly manicured. We really enjoyed meeting Dave, Jim, Tucker, and Chips (and other house guests) at the wine hour and we certainly didn't leave the table hungry after breakfast! We even got to take some baked goodies home with us when we departed. Dave and Jim are perfect hosts and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and at home. Everything exceeded our expectations and we're looking forward to our next getaway at Bellaire B&B!!
4.8 on October 07, 2013
As repeat customers, we knew what to expect, and, as always, we weren't let down. Dave, Jim and their entire staff are simply the best. Everything from breakfast to the hammock are first class and we always look forward to our next stay.
4.6 on September 30, 2013
I had to leave for a conference early in the morning Dave and Jim woke up early to ensure I had breakfast. The wine hour is such a neat idea! It allows guests to interact and exchange ideas. Places they have been and new things to try.
5 on September 25, 2013
Our first night and first visit to Michigan was at the Bellaire B&B. We stayed the next seven nights in B&B's in northwestern Michigan and the Bellaire was the best of all the great places we stayed. The hosts were the most accommodating, the home the most beautiful and the breakfast the best. We found it on the internet by reading reviews so we hope others will read what we have to say.
5 on September 18, 2013
We tried this place as a referral. This was our first B&B and we loved everything about it. They treat you amazing and you feel taken care of. The room themes are awesome, the food is to die for made on site. We talked to a couple who had been to many B&B's across the country, over the years and they said this is the best one by far. Its worth far more than they charge, Great deal!
5 on September 18, 2013
Have done this on more than one occasion and each time it has been great. The room, grounds, food, social hour, the flowers option have all been top notch. Congrats to Jim and Dave for a job well done in making our stay memorable.
5 on September 18, 2013
We have stayed at the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast several times now, and each time is always a pleasure. Dave and Jim are the best hosts, and all the attention to detail is always appreciated. Not sure our waistlines could afford to stay here too often though, as some of the breakfast food is so delicious that you just have to eat second helpings of just about everything. The candied, spiced bacon in particular was way good! This was not our last stay. We will be back.
4.0 on September 15, 2013
George and Trish
5 on September 14, 2013
In need of a break from my daily life at home, Bellaire B&B was the PERFECT "home away from home" base for a few days of relaxation and refreshment. Comfortable and interesting rooms, wonderful porches, gorgeous gardens, delicious food, and a great tree-lined drive up to the beautiful inn--all provide a very special setting to meet other interesting guests from many places and walks of life. Truly an excellent spot for the respite and refreshment I needed. Thanks, Jim and David!
4.4 on September 12, 2013
Very clean, well-maintained property. We only stayed one night but felt very welcome. The 'happy hour' on the porch was so nice, appetizers and beverages. I would definitely return to the Bellaire B&B!
5 on September 11, 2013
We had a wonderful weekend at Bellaire B & B. The Tuscany room was superb. The hosts have exquisite taste, as well as being extremely congenial and helpful. The food was amazing. I really can't rate the place high enough. Meeting the other guests at breakfast and the wine hour was very nice. The house has a beautiful front porch, and riding the tandem was great for a laugh!
4.0 on September 11, 2013
Put staying here on yours - very nice, comfortable stay for our trip in northern MI
4.8 on September 05, 2013
Awesome breakfast! Great social hour. Excellent restaurants within walking distance. Perks with local businesses. An excellent value!
5 on September 03, 2013
We spent our honeymoon here and it was amazing! We stayed in the Tuscany room, which has a beautiful bathroom they call "The Religious Experience Bathroom" - and for good reason! The rooms are gorgeous and so are the beautiful gardens that surround. The hosts - Dave and Jim - are the most down to earth and humorous folks we've had the pleasure to meet. Did I mention the breakfast? I would come here just to eat the breakfast. I can't wait to get back here!
5 on September 01, 2013
Wine and cheese in the afternoon, gracious hosts who pay attention to every detail, a room with fireplace/whirlpool/turned-down beds and cookies on the nightstand, and a chef-prepared breakfast which is unforgettable -- you won't be able to stay away from this B and B in the future.
5 on August 31, 2013
What we enjoyed most about our stay at the Bellaire Inn were our conversations with Jim and David. How neat to be able to review the restaurant menus prior to walking up and down the block looking for dinner. Our Inn keeper's commentary on the village, the Cops and Doughnut place in Clare, and meeting Jim's family and other guests was so much fun and a lot of memories to take back home to talk about. Pat and Joe Pelukas
4.8 on August 30, 2013
we were there the 14th of Aug. 2013 for our first time. We are headed back the 14th of Sept. 2013. So quite and restful. Front porch great for just relaxing or reading a book. Breakfast was excellent.
3.6 on August 27, 2013
Great place to relax.
4.6 on August 21, 2013
My husband was sooooooo thankful for your "beverage center" thank you! You really do think of everything. We will be back!
4.4 on August 21, 2013
My husband and I were visiting family in Grand Rapids and decided to get away for a quick overnight trip. We stayed in the Garden Room and it was exactly as depicted on the website. It was really nice to be able to have a long soak in the claw foot tub! The family style breakfast was a blast and the food was wonderful.
5 on August 21, 2013
Beautiful accommodations, gardens & foods contributed to making our wedding weekend absolutely perfect! I would (and already have!) recommend the Bellaire B&B to anyone who wants to relax & truly be pampered!!
5 on August 17, 2013
Top notch B&B. Lots of toughtful extras included. Grounds are beautiful, comfy bed, and darned good breakfast. Would stay there again in a heartbeat. Al Wibergh
4.0 on August 17, 2013
Lovely property and a restful stay. We enjoyed our time at the Bellaore Bed and Breakfast. The room was cozy and the breakfast yummy!
5 on August 15, 2013
As it says on the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast logo - - "Above and Beyond." And that is what you will experience at this lovely spot. The grounds and the inn are maintained meticulously and the warmth and hospitality of the innkeepers cannot be surpassed. Whether it is information about area activities or restaurants, Jim and Dave will eagerly assist you to make your stay enjoyable. While every detail is attended to, the breakfasts deserve special mention. This is a great retreat from wherever you need escape.
5 on August 15, 2013
Had a short, but relaxing time in a great place with exceptional food.
5 on August 14, 2013
My wife and I stayed at The Bellaire Bed and Breakfast for a second time last Saturday and found it to be as delightful as we had experienced on our first stay. The owners, Jim and Dave, are gracious and friendly hosts. The food is exceptional and the rooms are very clean and well appointed.
4.8 on August 14, 2013
We had a great time staying here. We came to Bellaire only to go to the Short's Brewing Company, a beer we tasted in Paris and wanted to try again. We found the Belllaire B&B as a convenient place to stay for this event, but it turned out to be our favorite stop of our 10 day trip around Lake Michigan! We would love to go back here again, maybe for the beer pairing dinner!
3.4 on August 13, 2013
The B&B was very nice and the breakfast was great. The bedroom almost wasn't large enough though to accomodate a queen size bed. The bathroom was very nice but almost as big as the bedroom. Smallest B&B bedroom we have ever stayed at. It would have been nice if the inkeepers had warned us about the room size when we made the reservation. We survived for one night.
5 on August 04, 2013
Great room, hosts, and food. Will return in about 90 days.
4.6 on July 30, 2013
Couldn't have asked for anything better good time friends and food Highly recommend Jim and Dave's hospitality. Definitely a return trip in future!
5 on July 30, 2013
Joy and Joe
4.8 on July 28, 2013
This B&B had very welcoming hosts. The grounds were beautiful and the feel of the B&B was relaxing and comfortable. In addition to breakfast, they hosted a wine tasting in the late afternoon. This created an atmosphere to get to know others staying at the B&B if you were so inclined. We even ended up spending time at Shorts with people we met at the B&B. We will surely be back.
5 on July 28, 2013
Always a pleasure for us to meet new people staying in the B & B but also to meet the landlords of the Inn was very inspiring.
5 on July 27, 2013
The best way to describe Bellaire B&B is the PERFECT package! Dave and Jim clearly take pride in their work and the environment they create. The grounds are gorgeous, the food is superb, and service is first class. From the wine meet and greet after check in to the chocolates at check out, the attention to fine detail made our stay perfect. This was our first stay at a B&B, and I am fairly confident Bellaire B&B has ruined any other B&B for us.
3.8 on July 27, 2013
very accommodating hosts -- lovely grounds -- peaceful place
4.0 on July 23, 2013
Bummer not having a shower inVintage room Service, friendliness and breakfast outstanding
4.8 on July 20, 2013
My wife and I got away for our anniversary and enjoyed our stay greatly at Bellaire B&B. Staff and service were wonderful during the stay and the breakfast was amazing! The Inn was beautiful and quiet and a short walk from downtown Bellaire. A great value for a relaxing weekend away.
5 on July 20, 2013
Stayed at the Bellaire B & B for 2 nights, what a wonderful place! From the time we checked in, and had a glass of wine, which was so nice after traveling 6 hours. until we checked out, everything was done right. The breakfasts were "out of this world" delicious, the house is beautiful, the rooms quiet and clean, Jim and Dave are the perfect hosts. I'll say it one more time...a wonderful B & B !
4.8 on July 18, 2013
We have stayed at the Bellaire B&B twice now and have thoroughly enjoyed both stays. The gardens and grounds are beautiful, the common areas and rooms are lovely, the breakfasts are absolutely delicious. It's a really special place! And a convenient spot for exploring the towns, lakes, and restaurants of Northern Michigan. Dave and Jim have created and meticulously maintain a true Michigan gem.
4.8 on July 18, 2013
Beautiful grounds, excellent hosts with very good knowledge of the area. Food and attention to detail are outstanding. This is definitely a place for those who prefer a "hands on" B&B approach.
5 on July 17, 2013
I brought my now Fiance with me to BBB because I wanted an amazing and serene location to pop the question. I surprised her with the visit and as we walked around I asked her in one of the small gardens. It was beautiful and romantic and my Fiance said it was the best weekend ever. She may have been biased but the grounds and room were amazing. The wine social was nice and gave us a chance to meet other guests. We stayed in the Savannah room and thought it was amazing! Thank you!
5 on July 14, 2013
This is our up north place now! We had a home up here for years, but why bother when you can come to the Bellaire B&B, stay in an exquisitely appointed room, have an outstanding breakfast, and nice people to talk to at happy hour every evening. There is a fridge available in both the Carriage and Main Houses for our goodies we buy from Moka down the street. If we don't want to eat out, we enjoy dinner or lunch on the main porch or on the Tuscany Balcony. What beautiful gardens including my favorite hammock. This year we rented a motor boat from the Marina down the street and cruised the chain of lakes and rivers... something we never did when we lived up there because we were too busy taking care of our gardens and house. Jim & Dave do it all instead!
5 on July 12, 2013
This is a beautiful venue both inside and out. Inside you'll find its architecture and decor charming, warm, and inviting. There are lots of attention to little details in every room. The grounds are beautiful and immaculately kept with flower gardens and stately old trees. I really enjoyed going out on the front porch to have my morning coffee. The inn keepers really go the extra mile to ensure you have a wonderful stay.
4.8 on July 12, 2013
We spent three nights in the Savannah Room - excellent. We were able to see every room except one on the whole property on one particular day when there was a nearly complete turn-over of guests. The main house rooms are tidy and nice, but pretty small, especially the bathrooms. It is obviously older (older doors, carpets, etc.) though pleasant. However, the Carriage House is much newer, bigger, and much more up our alley. The only room I thought I might like better than the Savannah is the Tuscany - but only because the décor was a little more to my taste. But I would stay in the Savannah again in a heartbeat. Other reviewers have noted that the Carriage House is "noisier" which is true. We had a fan to create a hum at night, and that made it just fine. Breakfast is outstanding every day. The hosts are a little corny with what felt like well-rehearsed shtick, but they obviously take great pride in their work and were very helpful in pointing out where to swim, eat, etc. My husband in particular enjoyed all the "places to be" on the property. The front porch is huge with lots of places to sit/swing/relax. Also, there are two double hammocks on the property. The library in the main house is always available, and the Carriage House has a nice sitting room on the main floor - with a stocked fridge for guests to enjoy. I see why all the reviews are so positive. . . it is a wonderful place to stay.
5 on July 11, 2013
Outstanding in every aspect Beautiful setting Wonderful wine reception each evening Outstanding breakfasts Congenial hosts
5 on July 10, 2013
The attention to details was exceptional as was the breakfast. The two owners are wonderful. P&J, Indianapolis
5 on July 10, 2013
Beautiful B&B, food was exceptional, everyone very professional and accomadating, had a wonderful stay!
4.0 on July 08, 2013
Always a relaxing stay.....clean and comfy rooms. Great location to take in nearby sites. They accomadate dietary needs....so if your "not" a vegan or vegetarian let them know so the breakfast reflects that.....otherwise it will be vegan.
5 on July 08, 2013
Dave, Jim and staff make you feel like you are their only guest. The rooms are comfortable and inviting, the breakfast outstanding, and wine and nibbles hour not to be missed.
4.4 on July 06, 2013
Our stay was lovely! The attention to detail was incredible, the surroundings lovely and the room was quiet and comfortable.
4.2 on July 06, 2013
I would highly recommend this B&B. The grounds were beautifully manicured. The rooms were clean. All details in decorating the rooms were addressed. The innkeepers missed nothing in regards to what a guest might want while on their stay. The breakfasts were served in lovely fashion and the food was OUTSTANDING. I will most definitely return.
4.8 on July 05, 2013
We have stayed at the Bellaire B&B several times now over the course of 8 years. It is our favorite B&B stay (and we have stayed in quite a few!). Jim and Dave are gracious hosts. They serve a scrumptious breakfast daily, as well as a wine tasting every evening. They are knowledgeable about restaurants and sites around the chain-of-lakes area. We have stayed in the Eastlake, Empire, and Homespun rooms, which are in the main house. We stayed in the Homespun room most recently and rated the room with 4 stars (only because the bed is becoming a little "tired"). We have traveled globally and have never returned to the same vacation spots, but we make the exception for the Bellaire B&B. It is THAT good!
4.8 on July 03, 2013
We loved it! Great weekend away. Jim and David are great hosts and the rooms, breakfasts, and scenery are great! We will be back!
4.8 on July 01, 2013
My husband and I spent 5 days here for our honeymoon and had an amazing time. It was exactly what we were looking for. There were so many wonderful details about this place, they had chilled champagne waiting, homemade cookies everyday. The gardens and porches were beautiful with a lot of nice little places to sit and relax. The wine social hours were fun and Jim and Dave were very nice and entertaining. The breakfasts were delicious and kept us full until late in the afternoon. We stayed in the Tuscany room first and then the Savannah just to try both and liked them both about equally. Bellaire was a cute little town with some tasty restaurants. We ate at LuLu's, Moka, and of course Shorts, which originally put Bellaire on the map for us. We like to explore, and Bellaire is close to Traverse city, Charlevoix, Petosky and several smaller towns in between. Overall it was a perfect experience and even better than we expected. We will definitely be back in the future.
4.6 on June 26, 2013
Great location and wonderful hosts. Very quiet too!!
5 on June 24, 2013
Dave and Jim were excellent hosts. The food was intensely fabulous. The town of Bellaire is small with a short main street but with great little shops and restaurants. You must go to their local brewery restaurant "Shorts". The B & B was beautiful. We spent time in the double hammock, browsed the library, enjoyed some time visiting with the hosts and other guests during their happy hour and almost took a ride on their tandem bike. The room had everything you could want or expect to need (including freshly baked cookies next to the bed). In comparison to other B & B's we have stayed, they were outstanding.
4.4 on June 20, 2013
We thought our time was priceless! Loved every moment.
4.6 on June 20, 2013
My wife and I had an AMAZING! Experience while visiting The Bellaire Bed and Breakfast. From arrival until departure, everything was phenomenal. We will be back.
5 on June 17, 2013
Jim and Dave exceeded our expectations. The room was very clean and the house was beautiful. The gardens outside was very enjoyable to walk through, many variety of plants and Jim was very knowledgeable about all of them. The breakfasts were out of this world and the scones and muffins that Dave made fresh each morning were delicious. It was a short walk into town if you wanted ice cream, or you could go to Shorts for beers that you will never have anyplace else. Very nice stay and we plan on returning soon.
5 on June 10, 2013
This was my very first time at a Bed & Breakfast. I must admit it was an amazing experience and we look forward to coming back soon. We have already recommended this B&B to numerous friends. The hosts, Jim & Dave are such nice people...very personable & fun!
5 on May 22, 2013
My husband and I recently spent the weekend at the Bellair Bed & Breakfast. I was truely a memorable experience. The room, the service and the dining were all amazing. We definitely plan on returning again soon!
5 on May 21, 2013
Everything was amazing. I lived my stay there
5 on May 15, 2013
This was probably my seventh visit and Dave and Jim showed the same outstanding level of service. We arrived an hour early, requested a "heart healthy" breakfast and even had breakfast earlier to accommodate our schedule. The breakfast was delicious and healthy, the bed very comfortable and the room was well appointed and very clean. Bellaire B&B has turned into my home away from home - actually better - nobody brings me cookies at night when I'm at home. KJ
5 on May 14, 2013
Thank you for the lovely getaway. My wife and I were celebrating and found our room to be perfect for relaxing, and Bellaire is always a great place because of Shortz and Siren Hall in Elk Rapids. Great service at breakfast and a very nice social hour to start off our stay. Thanks!
4.8 on May 13, 2013
My boyfriend and I stayed the night in one of the more modest rooms. It was a small room, but the overall experience was great! And we felt our stay had a lot of bang for the buck. The Inn Keepers Jim and David were prompt, friendly, and very accommodating. We would go back in a heartbeat. We LOVED that we had access to mug club member mugs at the local brewery, Short's Brewing Co. The room was cozy and had cookies waiting for us when we arrived. The joint bathroom was clean and had little soaps, shampoos, q-tips etc. Bubble bath was supplied for the large bathtub. There were extra blankets and pillows too. Pretty much anything you might need was in reach. Breakfast was delicious and filling. They served us scones, herb eggs, sausage, and some awesome bacon of their own recipe. If you wanted the recipe for something they cooked, they would gladly print one out for you. I thought that was a cool touch.
4.6 on May 09, 2013
From the moment we arrived to the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast, we were greeted with such warmth and hospitality. The Vintage room, while a little small, was charming and clean. Additionally, the grounds were beautiful and well kept. In the evening, we took advantage of the library, which was stocked with up to date magazines, along with plenty of classical books. The hosts did an amazing job making us feel comfortable at breakfast, which was absolutely delicious! Everything was homemade and hot out of the oven. We would certainly go back again someday!
4.2 on May 08, 2013
We had a great stay at this B&B. Dave and Jim were very nice and welcoming.
5 on May 06, 2013
Inn is nicely appointed and very comfortable. Plenty of space in the house other than your room. Breakfast was awesome! Enough choices for even the pickiest eaters. David, Jim and Monica go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. If you need anything all you have to do is ask. They are very knowledgeable of the area and can provide suggestions for activities
5 on May 05, 2013
I was looking to get away from an extremely hectic life for three days. My room was quiet, the house was quiet, breakfast was delicious. I did very little that I was planning on doing during the day; just soaked up the peace and quiet and watched the lilacs' leaves burst out. It was absolutely perfect.
4.8 on May 03, 2013
The best B&B we have stayed at. You will be hard pressed to find another B&B like this in regards to their facilities and breakfast.
4.6 on May 02, 2013
Excellent stay and would come back. Great service and rooms
5 on April 21, 2013
Been to 17 different B & B's. This is the only one we keep going back to. The hosts, the house, the breakfasts and the area great.
5 on April 20, 2013
You will not find a more comfortable, more welcoming, more hospitable B&B anywhere. Jim and David, your hosts, make everyone feel right at home! The Bellaire B&B is the best I have ever stayed in! Look no further!
4.0 on April 20, 2013
Dedication to details is what sets this inn apart...Looking for a place to be spoiled? then this is your place...fresh cookies in the room, refrigerator stocked with light beverages, fresh coffee, wine hour, even your bed turned down!...We had a lovely stay and will return again...thank you, dave, jim and staff!
5 on April 18, 2013
My wife and I stayed for the 2nd time at Bellaire Bed and Breakfast from April 1st thru 3rd, 2013. We wanted a chance to get away from our busy home lives and just unwind for a few days. Our stay at the BB&B was exactly what we needed. Dave and Jim go above and beyond in the attention to detail category to make your stay with them feel like you're staying with an old friend. I can't say enough about the breakfasts- phenomenial! With Short's Brewery a stumbling distance up the road and Traverse City within a 45 minute drive you have access to everything you need nearby. Thanks again Jim and Dave, we will be back again. Hopefully, sooner than later. Eric/Emily Macomb Twp.
5 on April 16, 2013
I went to Bellaire Bed and Breakfast for a mommy's time-out:) I have stayed there several times before and always find it relaxing. The attention to detail from the hosts is exemplary.
4.8 on April 14, 2013
My wife and I are always looking for a B&B that we consider a “go to” B&B. This B&B is it. Jim, Dave, and Sue may you feel so comfortable from the time you enter to the time you leave. They are committed to excellence. When I said I was recently diagnosed with Gluten intolerance, instead of making a breakfast for me, making me self-conscious, they made a delicious breakfast entrée for everyone. They even shared where they buy gluten free flour, and shared several of their recipes. Another example of their caring attitude was when one of the guests was disappointed that they didn’t have a certain tea. The next day David had the tea on the table. David had made a special trip that day to buy the tea. The guest said, “David didn’t have to do that”. Sue said, “Oh, well, that’s just David!” We are going to come back here for such great caring people.
5 on April 13, 2013
If you decide to stay at Bellaire B & B you are in for a treat! This is an amazing place. The beautiful rooms (although the pictures on their website are lovely, they truly don't do them justice), the delicious breakfasts and the tastefully selected wines for the daily wine/social hour are all reflective of Jim's and Dave's attention to detail and thoughtfulness. These are two innkeepers that surely know how to welcome and create a comfortable environment for their guests. The more time you spend with them the more you like them and see that their hand is in all the goodness that is Bellaire Bed and Breakfast. We had a wonderful stay and are looking forward to coming back!
4.6 on April 13, 2013
A beautiful house; all the rooms are very attractive and accurately depicted on the website. The hosts are friendly and welcoming. Every breakfast was delicious; I am a vegetarian and there were always meatless options included for me. The town, itself, is quite charming; everything (shops, restaurants, etc.) is within easy walking distance and Traverse City, Petoskey and Charlevoix are all 45 minutes to an hour's drive away. I have already re-booked for next year, does that say something?
4.8 on April 06, 2013
We have stayed here four times now and can't wait to go back. The rooms are luxurious and meticulously kept; breakfasts are delicious and creative, and the house itself is beautiful. Make a trip down that tree-lined drive and you won't want to leave.
4.8 on April 05, 2013
A beautiful place, walking distance from Short's, great innkeeper. Not much more you could ask for!
5 on April 03, 2013
What a wonderful weekend we had staying at the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast! David and Jim are the best hosts. They made us feel very welcome. The rooms are beautifully decorated and we felt right at home. And the breakfasts that were served were beyond our expectations! I would recommend the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast to everyone - in fact we already have!
5 on March 30, 2013
The Bellaire B and B provides an Oasis for a traveler. Exceeds by a large margin any lodging in the area. All lodging details are well thought out and provided. Friendly hosts and staff are wonderful and helpful. Will stay again when back in Bellaire.
5 on March 14, 2013
The gracious hospitality of the owners, the comfortable and extremely clean rooms, the fabulous breakfasts, and the lovely surroundings all created a cozy and wonderful weekend for our family.
4.2 on March 06, 2013
This was a wonderful place to get away to. The owners were great, rooms were great, food was great. We completely enjoyed our stay. We will be back at some point to check out the area again.
5 on March 05, 2013
My daughter and son-in-law took my husband and myself up to the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast to celebrate our birthday's which are a day apart. It was our first time at a bed and breakfast and they couldn't have chosen a better one.The place is outstanding! The rooms are so cozy and comfortable and our hosts were so inviting making our weekend stay there an absolute pleasure. The location is excellent. It was within walking distance to town where we also experienced our first visit to Shorts Brewery which we heard so much about. I would definately stay at this B&B again and have recommended it to several of my friends.I also need to mention the fabulous breakfast's we were served everyday....Delicious!!!!!
5 on March 05, 2013
In addition to our room exceeding our expectations, the location of the BB&B was convenient to the town. Being close to town was great because there are some wonderful restaurants to experience. The hosts were very accommodating. We also enjoyed the lounge area with fireplace and morning coffee, really comfortable and a great place to relax!
4.6 on February 20, 2013
Impeccable service, great food, happy happy hour, can & should walk home from Short's. Les & Michele will be back again.
4.8 on February 18, 2013
We booked two rooms at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast to celebrate my mom's 60th Birthday and my dad's 61st Birthday. My parents had never stayed at a bed and breakfast and loved their expereince. From the cookies left on the bed side to the wonderful morning breakfast they were impressed with all the details. They even enjoyed a beer at Shorts in a mug (one of the highlights for them). My husband and I have been staying at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast for the last three years. We love the Bellaire area and always have a wonderful stay with David and Jim. My mom keeps asking me now when we are going back becuase they want to tag along on our next trip. Probably should have kept this place a secret from them :)
5 on February 06, 2013
This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast for myself and my boyfriend. Our expectations for the weekend were exceeded. Rooms were very clean, welcomed us with fresh baked cookies daily. Rooms were cleaned while we ate breakfast. Breakfast - the food was amazing! There was no shortage of food and it tasted great! Dave and Jim were excellent hosts. I will definately recommend this place to others!
5 on January 23, 2013
Celebrated my 10th anniversary, wouldn't have it any other way. Beautiful place in a quaint little town with GREAT food. Definitely worth the trip, will be back again. The Savannah Room was as good as advertides. Thanks Jim and Dave for a great weekend!!!
4.4 on January 12, 2013
David and Jim were excellent hosts, the breakfasts were exceptional, the local travelling advice was informed and useful. They were well aware of what to do know matter what we wanted to do (mill store in Alden, restaurants in Elk Rapids, or shopping in Traverse City). We'll return.
5 on January 04, 2013
Best place in the area to stay. Lovely rooms, delicious breakfasts. Dave and Jim are great hosts. Walking distance to town with good restaurants and nice shops.
5 on January 04, 2013
What can I say? It was fabulous from start to finish. We were pampered, well fed, entertained, given gracious accomodations in a beautiful setting. There are fresh cookies, a guest refrigerator, bubble bath and clawfoot tubs. Jim and Dave are charming, each contributing their own special talents. and their staff are helpful. We read by the fireplace, enjoyed wine and appetizers. The price was fantastic and I will be back, again and again.
5 on December 17, 2012
Loved the B&B, Only thing I didn't like was the speech givin at Breakfast about not forgetting any power chargers, laptop charges, phone charges ect. I was trying to enjoy the companyof the other guest at the dinning room table. The speech was over the top and I felt totally not necessary!
5 on December 16, 2012
We will definatly be coming back to Bellaire B&B when we stay in Bellaire!! The service was fantastic! Dave was right! Once you stay at a B&B you'll never want to go to a hotel again! Love these guys! Wonderful service, great company and very very clean and tidy rooms. Stumbling distance from the main street of Bellaire. :)
5 on December 08, 2012
Weekend stay was warm and inviting with Jim awaiting our arrival with a bottle of sparkling wine to celebrate our anniversary. The Tuscany room exceeded our expectations. Sugar plum bacon was a treat in itself. The entire breakfast was exceptional. A stay will be worth every minute.
4.4 on December 05, 2012
Had an excellent stay only 1 night though, wish we could've stayed longer. Jim & Dave were great hosts, they're B&B was an excellent place to stay. It was just a short walk to downtown Bellaire and the Short's brewery, I will be staying again.
5 on November 29, 2012
It is always a great time when we stay at Bellaire B&B. The food is awesome! Dave and Jim are always very friendly and always there if you should need anything. It's a wonderful place to stay. I would recommend to everyone looking for a beautiful place to stay at a responsible price along with great food and company!
5 on November 17, 2012
We stayed at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast for the Short's Brewery weekend. This was our third stay at this wonderful Bed and Breakfast. The rooms are charming and the breakfasts are out of this world. The B&B hosted the Shorts Brewery dinner, pairing microbrew with wonderful food for dinner. We went with another couple and enjoyed playing board games in the living room in the evening. This is a great way to spend a weekend.
5 on November 15, 2012
The motto here is "Above and Beyond", and this is what you experience. The hosts and staff are amazing people; the breakfasts are second to none; the atmosphere is one of "Welcome to your home away from home -- only better!" We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary here a few years ago, and now this B&B is our "up north" destination -- our 7th visit. Close enough for day trips to Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas, Charlevoix and Petoskey, to name a few. Stay at the Bellaire B&B. You will not be disappointed.
5 on November 08, 2012
Nicely done and very professional. What you see it what you get only better!
4.6 on November 07, 2012
We celebrated our 15 year wedding anniversary with a trip to Bellaire Bed & Breakfast. We were met with a lovely gift from the innkeepers. The accommodations are amazing and the food is even more amazing. The location is great as you can day trip to many wonderful Michigan gems!!
4.4 on November 01, 2012
I have staye at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast before and found it delightful and class then, as it is now. I highly recommend it for a comfortable, homey stay. I especially like the parlor in the morning where I could read the newspaper and enjoy coffee before everyone else was awake. It was perfect.
5 on October 30, 2012
Room was beautiful and clean. Food was wonderful and we took some exta home. Dave and Jim are great hosts. We stay here as often as possible, but always on our anniversary and birthday. They always provide something special for those special dates. We also give gift certificates to friends so they can experience the great B & B.
4.8 on October 27, 2012
Comfortable, tranquil, with friendly good service. My wife and. I have stayed here 4 times now and it has always been pleasant. The B&B is about a half hour drive to places like Traverse City so it is convenient.
5 on October 24, 2012
Wonderfully well-run Inn - delicious breakfasts, charming host. All in all, a great experience; one we would repeat in a heartbeat!
5 on October 22, 2012
We have made Bellaire a bi-annual getaway. It is beautiful in all seasons, although we enjoy the room so much that sometimes we come out only for meals! The breakfast is always incredible -- gourmet dishes made from unique recipes that keep one satisfied until supper. We also love LuLu's Bistro, just down the street, for fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere.
4.6 on October 21, 2012
Loved our room; forgot we had no shower. We prefer showers. Everything else was A+. This was our 2nd time here. Hope to return again. Bonnie
5 on October 20, 2012
The Bellaire Bed and Breakfast is a wonderful place to relax, whether by yourself or with a group. Dave and Jim as well as their staff are warm and friendly; their attention to detail is impeccable. We have been coming to Bellaire Bed and Breakfast several times a year for the last 15 years and and have also brought many friends who have now become regulars as well. It's one of the places I go when I really want to get away from it all. Ben Boerkoel
5 on October 17, 2012
Luxurious accommodations in a beautiful setting. Friendly innkeepers and staff, good food and wine, and downtown Bellaire just a few blocks away. We love the inexpensive Homespun room. It's a great value.
5 on October 16, 2012
We have been to the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast three times. Each time we stay we can't get over all the beautiful furnishings, the cleanliness of the entire place and the wonderfully, delicious breakfasts. We would recommend this bed and breafast to anyone over and over again.
4.8 on October 11, 2012
We have stayed here several times and it is our favorite B&B. Always clean and neat, all the little details are always taken care of, and the food and hospitalty are excellent.
5 on October 08, 2012
We're repeat customers at the Bellaire B&B, so we knew what to expect; a very relaxing, enjoyable and accomodating stay, which is just what we experienced, again......thanks to the owners and their excellent staff. I'd give them 6 stars if you'd let me! If you're looking for a fine, fine B&B in the northern Michigan area, this is the one to book at, you will not be disappointed.
4.4 on October 07, 2012
We recently stayed at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfeast and found it to be a perfect spot for our 2 day getaway. The owner was very friendly and helpful, room was clean and comfortable, and a hot bubblebath in the claw foot tub was a treat. Breakfast was fabulous and the company outsatinding. Would definitely stay again... Bill and Susan Langejans
4.4 on October 07, 2012
Bed wasn't very comfortable but the rest of the experience was great!
5 on October 04, 2012
As a single female traveler who frequents B&B's, I was happy to experience and happy to report that the hospitality, comfort, and genuine concern by the Innkeepers is excellent! The breakfast is outstanding with attention given to each guest's dietary needs. In my case, I was surprised to enjoy a substitute protein( I am vegetarian) as well as an array of local and healthy yummy food! The Innkeepers were also generous with their time, mapping out local excursions and sharing insider knowledge. I would definitely recommend this B&B for couples and singles and can't wait to go back!
5 on September 28, 2012
I had a fabulous time at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast! It felt like I was staying at an old friend's house. The food was delicious and the home is cozy. I will be back for sure! I would recommend staying here to everyone.
4.8 on September 27, 2012
We have been to enough B & B's to know that the Bellaire B & B is tops for want of nothing, everything and more was furnished.
5 on September 26, 2012
This was our second visit to Bellaire Bed and Breakfast. We will continue to return here. Its your home away from home. David and Jim are wonderful innkeepers, the rooms are cozy, comfortable and clean. Its a great hub for all kinds of activities in the area. This is a great example of Northern Michigan hospitality. Did I mention the great breakafst ???? Dan & Nancy
5 on September 25, 2012
My Wife and I would recommend staying here for any travel in Northern Michigan. Jim and Dave made you feel like you've known them for years.The accomodations were clean and comfortable and the breakfast was fantastic. They were very helpful with things to do as well as where to dine.
5 on September 20, 2012
This was our fourth stay at B B&B and that is saying a lot for us as we rarely go back to the same place twice! The rooms are just as they are pictured on their website, cozy, clean and comfortable. Dave and Jim set the standard for bed and breakfast stays. They are warm kind people that truly enjoy sharing their home (and recipes!) with others. Bellaire is a beautiful friendly town with nice shops and great restaurants that are all within walking distance. After breakfast maps, suggestions and recommendations are provided to make your day more enjoyable as you explore the area. If you have never stayed at a B & B try this one and I guarantee you will be back. Cindy and Steve Henderson
4.2 on September 19, 2012
My boyfriend and I spent 2 nights here, and had a great experience. We arrived late on Friday, which was after the owners packed up, and found an envelope with the keys and welcome letter. There were cookies waiting for us in the room. The next morning, we were greeted by the owners, and breakfast was very yummy. The candied bacon was delicious! We were also given a map and detailed directions to the places we wanted to go. They also provide a good supply of bottled and can drinks, snacks and energy bars to grab for the road. The next morning, we had an equally yummy breakfast, and even get to pack the leftover bread back. They had a tandem bicycle which we rode to downtown and it was lots of fun. The place is cozy, clean and warm. Owners are friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend this place.
5 on September 16, 2012
A true gem in northern Michigan. The property is a peaceful haven with lovely gardens and a tree lined drive. It's a short walk away to bustling little downtown/small town complete with a brew pub. The Tuscan room was just right and Dave and Jim were wonderful inn keepers. A have to say though...it's the creme brulee french toast with masticated raspberries that I have been dreaming about...yum Joni (and Marty) Detwiler
5 on September 14, 2012
The rooms are beautiful and immaculate! The breakfast was delicious. I've made a few of the recipes in their newsletter and they were great. We had a wonderful time. So glad we stayed there. Jim and David are wonderful people and the make you feel very welcomed.
5 on September 12, 2012
The grounds and house are absolutely beautiful. The decor is perfect, not overdone or tacky in the least (as is often the case at B&Bs). The food is beyond amazing. Knowing we were going to Short's for dinner and a few brews, Jim and David made sure to let us know the B&B has mugs available for use by their guests, which was a pleasant bonus. Strong WiFi signal throughout. Jim and David are wonderful hosts who obviously enjoy what they do. I can't recommend a stay here more.
5 on September 12, 2012
From the moment we arrived we felt welcome. Dave and Jim are fantastic. We attended the wine social hour and they had a wonderful refreshing selection. Additionally they gave lots of recommendations for wonderful places to dine. The breakfast provided the next day was absolutely fantastic and was stuffed afterwards. The room was clean and there was plenty of amenities provided.
5 on September 12, 2012
My wife and I spent our anniversary weekend and it was outstanding. David and Jim make you feel right at home! The food was to die for and the service was outstanding. We will be back several times. Dan & Candee Williams Howell, Michigan
4.4 on September 11, 2012
There is not one single thing that these 2 gracious hosts have not thought to provide.
5 on September 09, 2012
The details of the rooms equal if not surpass a 5-star hotel. Peaceful setting with great restaurants in the vicinity. Scrumptious breakfast... "eat eat, make papa proud", and adjusted for my non-cholesterol diet! Such a special setting! This place seems to attract such interesting people, which makes the evening wine tastings, hosted by Jim & Dave, that much more fun. We stayed four nights and wish we could have stayed longer. One day we just toured the wineries in the area! Another day antiquing, then the food, then the water sports... splendid vacation.
5 on September 03, 2012
We had a great time at the Bellaire B&B. The location is convenient to events in Traverse City but a nice break from the hussle there. The home is beautiful and the hosts welcoming. We hope to visit again.
4.6 on August 27, 2012
It was just a wonderful stay and we are preparing for the next time we go up there. Don't stay at a hotel, motel when you can stay with family...that is what these people become. They are the greatest. Great food, great rooms, great hospitality and clean. What more could you ask for! We will be back very soon. You must try it, there is nothing not to like. Paul and Angela Yandura
4.4 on August 27, 2012
My husband and always stay at B&Bs or small inns. We love old homes. This is the best-maintained old home we have stayed in. Often we are a bit disappointed that the home is still in need of much TLC. It was nice for a change to stay in an older home where the windows were clean. The hosts were gracious and attended to much detail. The only draw back we encountered was insufficient lighting for putting on my makeup (a small problem).
5 on August 27, 2012
This was a return visit to the Bellaire B and B and we will be back!! Fabulous!! We met so many nice people from around the US- Dave and Jim are the perfect hosts- the breakfasts are wonderful beyond words and we then didn't eat until dinner- well we did enjoy Happy Hour at the B and B from 5-6 with Jim and Dave and most of the guests. There are so many fun places to drive to and you can also walk into town to eat- drink and shop! The rooms- CLEAN doesn't describe how clean they are- and the rooms are so well decorated. You feel like you are the first ones to be in the room- along with homemade chocolate chip cookies by your bed at night!! :)) Please don't miss this one- FABULOUS!!
5 on August 23, 2012
Absolutely the best in terms of attention to detail, amenities, friendly personnel, & breakfast variety. I love this place & plan to return as soon as possible!
4.8 on August 23, 2012
What a perfect way to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary! Every detail was A-1 starting with the complimentary bottle of champagne. Bellaire is so very lovely and the grounds / gardens add the extra special touch. Gourmet breakfast by Dave was exceptional and we enjoyed the wine get together at cocktail hourwhere we met some very interesting fellow guests. Enjoyed exploring the area which offers quaint little towns with fancy dancy shops. We will surely return.
4.8 on August 22, 2012
Under the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast literature are the words "Above and Beyond". These words aptly describe our experience staying in this lovely home. Innkeepers, Jim and David, went above and beyond what we would expect in making our stay memorable and enjoyable. And we would need more superlatives to describe the wonderful breakfast they served. We have stayed at bed and breakfasts in the US and Europe, and rate the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast at the top of our list.
5 on August 20, 2012
We recently stayed at Bellaire B&B and loved every moment of our stay. The inn is beautiful and meticulously kept, our room was gorgeous, and the hosts were absolutely wonderful and attentive. Our gourmet breakfast was delicious and fun, and our hosts even prepared to-go containers with left over baked goods for our trip home. We will definitely make the trip all the way back up to Bellaire just to stay with them again. (Jim & David may have ruined B&B's everywhere for us, because I don't think anyone else can compare!)
5 on August 19, 2012
I always feel like I am coming home when I stay at Bellaire Bed and Breakfast! Perfection every time!
5 on August 19, 2012
We needed a much deserved break and everything that was promised....Jim and Dave delivered. The food was wonderful and filling....the rooms left nothing to be desired. WE DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE......already planning our next getaway. L. Vitone & D. Smith
4.8 on August 18, 2012
We loved the property, enjoyed our afternoon cocktail with the other guests, consumed way too much of the incredible breakfasts, and appreciated the hospitality of our innkeeper/hosts. We can't wait to return.
5 on August 16, 2012
Stayed 3 nights at this beautiful B&B. Happy hour every evening at 5 and if that was not enough, homemade cookies on the night stand before bed! The breakfast was the finest I have ever tasted B&B style. I am not kidding, the food was fabulous. And last but not least the hosts Dave and Jim, were attentive and delightful. I highly recommend this B&B to anyone.
5 on August 15, 2012
We loved staying here! The service was awesome, very friendly innkeepers and staff! The food was amazing and the whole place was very clean! We will be back again!!
4.8 on August 15, 2012
My Wife and I were overwhelmed by how friendly the guests were - and David and Jim were fantastic hosts. We have stayed at 6-8 different B&B's, and this was by far the most positive experience we have had. Breakfast both mornings of our stay was amazing! We barely ate the rest of the day, and we took leftovers with us each day.... We will be back!
4.2 on August 13, 2012
Lovely inn, excellent hosts and fantastic breakfast. We plan to come back!
5 on August 12, 2012
Totally relaxing. Great location within short walk to the quaint downtown shopping and eating establishments. Caring innkeepers who went above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay. Well pleased with the entire experience.
5 on August 09, 2012
Outstanding service. Fantastic breakfast items. You never need to leave the area for any reason, fine dining and local shopping too.
5 on August 08, 2012
Our stay was lovely, beginning with a tree-lined drive up to beautiful grounds and a greeting at the door by one of the inn keepers. The room was tastefully decorated, very clean and offered plenty of relaxation. Social hour in the evenings included great company, good wine and a tasty treat. Breakfast was much the same with good converstaion among guests, amazing food and a perfect start to the day! Perhaps our favorite part of the stay was the little "fairies" that snuck up to your room every chance they got to replenish your towels, tidy up, draw your shades and turn down your bed. They would even leave fresh baked cookies each time! We were impressed with the service and will DEFINITELY be returning again soon.
4.8 on August 06, 2012
This was the best bed and breakfast that my husband and I have ever been to. The hospitality was outstanding! The food delicious! We will definitely be back! The only recommendation that I would have is to place TV's in the rooms.
5 on August 05, 2012
Don't hesitate to book this fantastic B&B. David and Jim are wonderful hosts. The home is beautiful, comfortable and clean and the morning breakfasts are out of this world. I can't recommend the Bellaire B&B enough. Fantastic!!!
5 on August 02, 2012
We loved our stay at Bellaire and HIGHLY recommend it! A very pleasant, engaging and funny greeting from Jim got us started. Great restaurant recommendations led us to a fun dinner at Short's Brewery. The room was beautiful, and the Mrs. raved about it the entire stay. We had the Eastlake room, with a perfect small, private deck accessed by French doors. I would have liked the bed to be a bit softer, but I've had lots of back problems so I'm likely not a good baseline. Breakfast on our first morning really can't be described in mere words. Dave is a magnificent chef, with VERY creative dishes that we loved. I really can't say enough about the food! Everything served on both of our mornings was wonderful. On our only full day we took a drive up the Leelenau peninsula. Bellaire is close enough for the drive to be pleasant, but no so close as to be too busy when returning in the evening. Wine hour (5:00 to 6:00) on our full day was outstanding. We're not wine experts by any means, so we took Jim's suggestions and he was spot on. We had great conversation with some of the other guests and with Jim and Dave. It was absolutely amazing how much the two of them knew about EVERYTHING in the area. Dave helped out another couple with kayak rentals with a simple phone to a nearby town. They seemed to know everyone and everything. It was a great time. We will be back. It's not anymore complicated than that! CW & RR - 26-28JUL2012
4.0 on August 01, 2012
This is our second stay at the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast and it was just as wonderful as the first. We plan to visit again next year! We love the place.
5 on July 31, 2012
My daughter, grandson and I took two rooms for four nights in July, 2012. Thus we had enough experience at Bellaire B&B to say with confidence that it was superior in every way. Do stay there should your travels take you to Antrim County; you won't be disappointed. Peter, Karen, and Tyler
4.4 on July 31, 2012
This is our 2nd time staying at Bellaire B&B. We really love the location to downtown Bellaire . The hosts are very knowledgeable about the area and give great recommendations. The breakfast is great, especially if you enjoy sweeter breakfasts! The house and land is beautiful. Overall, it is a great place to stay.
4.4 on July 31, 2012
Loved being able to be a Short's mug club member for the weekend!
4.6 on July 30, 2012
If you ever have a chance to visit Michigan be sure to stay at the Belaire B & B where your hosts Jim and David take pride in their "home". It was a delight to visit and as you can tell we highly recommend it. Thank you.
4.8 on July 26, 2012
Staying with David and Jim is always a wonderful experience. From the room design to the thoughtful items in the room, cookies on the bed stand and enjoying a glass of wine on the breezway it's all designed to make you feel special. Breakfasts are always amazing along with the company.
5 on July 25, 2012
I booked a B&B as a suggestion from my significant other. I had never stayed at a B&B before, and we were going to be in the Bellaire area for a charity event, and to celebrate his birthday. I spent days researching places in the area, and came upon Bellaire B&B. To make a long story short, we arrived at the Bellaire B&B, and my breath was taken away. We were greeted at the door with warmth and a smile. The grounds were well landscaped, and the interior well-organized, clean, and inviting. Wine social hour was a great way to meet other guests. Just a short walk away from the downtown area. The rooms had all the amenities of home. The private balcony allowed for good conversation and drinks. Breakfast was phenomenal!! For the cost, definitely a recommendation for those passing through the Bellaire. Thank you so much for making our vacation memorable!!!
5 on July 22, 2012
We took a "B to the fourth" vacation. Staying at a B & B then biking and stopping at breweries. It was a quickly planned vacation, just two weeks before leaving. We knew we wanted to go to Shorts Brewery so I looked online for B & B's in the area. So glad that I found the Bellaire B & B online. What a beautiful place The owners were so welcoming and the breakfast in the mornings were outstanding!!! Wished we could have stayed longer, but since I noticed that most of the other guests were repeaters, I knew that we would also return.
4.6 on July 21, 2012
I reserved the room to celebrate my husband's birthday and it was delightful! The inn is charming and we felt very relaxed during our stay. The only problem was that the breakfast was so delicious we were full for the day!
5 on July 17, 2012
Mildly secluded, yet a short walking distance into town for a meal or freshly brewed beverage. Very nice grounds and common rooms for relaxing, snacks and beverages available all day and a social glass of wine in the afternoon (included). Rooms are beautiful and comfortable. Uncommon hospitality.
5 on July 15, 2012
My husband and I recently stayed for 3 nights at the Bellaire B&B for a few days of relaxation in northern Michigan. We strayed in the Tuscany room which had every comfort you might want and plenty of room to relax. The grounds are beautiful, the breakfasts are amazing and the innkeepers are wonderful.
3.8 on July 13, 2012
The room we stayed in (Tuscany) was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. There were snacks and drinks available 24/7. The grounds surrounding the B&B are gorgeous! The location was convenient, within walking distance to downtown Bellaire and Short's Brewery and a short drive to Torch Lake and Traverse City. The hosts were friendly and very helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bellaire B&B and would definitely vacation there again.
3.6 on July 09, 2012
Room was gorgeous, spacious, and comfortable. Loved the banter of Dave and Jim...they have this role down pat! Monica was also lovely and helpful. Breakfast....yum! Everything put us at ease.
4.8 on July 06, 2012
Relaxing stay,and wonderful breakfast.
5 on July 04, 2012
My wife and I recently visited the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast for the third time, this time bringing four of our friends. As always, Jim and Dave were incredibly friendly and accommodating, providing the perfect blend of relaxing activities available at the B&B and time and assistance in helping us enjoy the surrounding area. They were willing to work the breakfast menu around food requests for our party, and still provided a fantastic meal. Even better, I believe (though don't know for sure) that they sorted guests into rooms such that our party had a significant amount of space to ourselves, allowing us to enjoy the common areas without worrying about disturbing other guests. Of all the B&Bs my wife and I have stayed at, Bellaire Bed and Breakfast is the only one I am 100% sure we will visit again. Great job, Dave and Jim!
5 on July 03, 2012
The staff at The Bellaire Bed and Breakfast is "over the top" ! They did everything perfect to make our visit one of the most comfortable and enjoyable ever. The ambience of the BBB, the food, the evening wine and cheese guest hour and the engaging hosts are only a few of the shining stars of our holiday. Larry and Rebecca Dobler
5 on July 01, 2012
Bellaire Bed & Breakfast was the perfect stop on my road trip. David and Jim have created a friendly, warm, welcoming environment where one can really relax and do nothing in a beautiful setting, or, with their expert guidance, go off to see some of the wonders of the region. The room, a great value, was quite comfortable and private - and the breakfasts, oh, the breakfasts. It is obvious that Jim and David care. I recommend Bellaire Bed and Breakfast - totally! - Deborah
5 on June 26, 2012
Have been at many B & B before, this is the absolute best!!
5 on June 24, 2012
Wow!! If you are ever in the Bellaire/Traverse City area in northern Michigan, you have to stay at the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast. It is in a quaint, small town about a half hour's drive from TC. The main drive is lined with large trees and the house is immediately inviting. There are 5 rooms in the main house and a newer Carriage House with 4 rooms. The two buildings are connected by a breezeway where wine hour is held each afternoon from 5-6 with light hor'dourves. Some rooms have fireplaces and some jacuzzi tubs. The common areas, including the wrap-around front porch are very relaxing. There are also two hammocks for lounging in the yard, Dave is the master breakfast maker and Jim takes care of the beautiful grounds. This is a perfect, peaceful retreat with many day trips available in the area. They offer specials throughout the year and helped us celebrate our anniversary with a complimentary bottle of champagne. We highly recommend this one and will be going back again soon!! Check out their website.
5 on June 22, 2012
We spent two nights at this wonderful bed and breakfast to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Our room was beautiful and very clean. The social hour gave us a chance to meet other guests and find out all about the great places to eat in and around Bellaire. The breakfasts were delicious (the raspberry stuffed french toast was unbelievable). We will definitely make a return to this beautiful, restful place.
4.8 on June 04, 2012
Our room was great, breakfast was fabulous, our innkeepers were wonderful! We'd come back in a minute!
5 on May 28, 2012
I'm never disappointed when I stay at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast. The rooms are beautiful and the food outstanding. Thamks Jim and Dave!
5 on May 23, 2012
Jim and Dave go beyond to make your stay a great experience. The wine social hour from 5 to 6 is a great time to get to know the owners and ask questions about things to do in the area. The breakfast at 9:00 is amazing... we have had several occasions now to experience the breakfast at Bellaire Bed and Breakfast and something you do not want to miss. Jim loves to garden and the grounds showcase his hard work. Take time to stop and spend a night or two or.... at Bellaire Bed and Breakfast.
5 on May 23, 2012
Words cannot express how wonderful this place is! This was my 5th visit to this Bed and Breakfast. Each time I visit I feel as though I am coming home! Dave and Jim do a wonderful job at making their guests feel special. This visit was for my bachelorette party and I was so happy to share this place with my friends. The rooms include everything you could possibly need for a vacation. The breakfasts are outstanding and you never leave hungry!!! The inn keepers also wrap up leftovers for you to take with you of the baked goods. This Bed and Breakfast offers a wine hour, which is great to attend because you get a chance to know the owners and meet other people standing at the B&B. Bellaire is a quaint little town which many great shops and restaurants to visit! The B&B have mugs at Shorts Brewery you may use for a discount. If you are looking for a great Up North experience be sure to visit this place.
4.2 on May 15, 2012
The room we stayed is beautifully decorated and updated with nice atmorsphere. The hosts are absolutely friendly and helpful. We had a great memory at Bellaire B&B.
5 on May 14, 2012
We have stayed here twice and enjoyed it both times. Jim and Dave made us feel welcomed and comfortable. We appreciate the extra amenities they provide. Breakfast is wonderful. We will go back in the future.
5 on May 08, 2012
Bellaire B&B is truly a world-class property. Had the pleasure to visit in April (2012) and we were thrilled by the property and service. I am also allergic to dogs and cats and although they do have them on the property, they are not allowed in the main house and I didn't have any hint of a reaction - a testament to the cleanliness of the rooms. Oh, come hungry - the breakfast is incredible.
5 on May 07, 2012
We were greeted very warmly when we arrived by Jim and Dave. The room my husband and I stayed in(Tuscany room) exceeded our expectations for a 10 year anniversary getaway.We also enjoyed getting to know other couples during the Wine Social hour. I can not say enough about the breakfast! It was FABULOUS! You won't walk away hungry and if you do then that is your fault. lol... Kudos to Jim and Dave
5 on May 05, 2012
A wonderful experience with expert and friendly hosts.!
4.2 on May 01, 2012
Beautiful place, lovely room, friendly staff, lots of extras.
5 on April 30, 2012
I reserved rooms at the Bellaire B&B sight unseen. I needed to be in Bellaire and the family enjoys B&Bs. For 30 years my wife and I have traveled throughout the US and Europe and, when we can, we stay at B&Bs. The Bellaire B&B is without a doubt one of the very best. Five stars all the way - and just over-the-top breakfasts.
4.6 on April 30, 2012
Stayed at the Bellaire B&B for several days. I have never stayed at a B&B before and was convinced by a relative to give it a try. I would honestly have to say that it was by far the most relaxing and enjoyable stay at any lodging that I have ever had. The only complaint I have would be the bed and pillows. The bed and pillows were just too firm for my liking. Now taking into account that those are more "personal preferences", I understand that some people prefer that type of bedding. Jim and Dave were extremely hospitable, and both went out of their way to make you feel comfortable and at home. Every day breakfast was different. And every day you felt that there was no way they could out do themselves, which they continued to do during our entire stay. The grounds were immaculate and everywhere you looked you saw their "personal touch". The most enjoyable time for me would have to be waking up as the sun came up and smelling the breakfast being made. After showering and making my way downstairs, I found the coffee already made and waiting. Taking a cup of coffee and venturing out on the front porch I was able to sit and relax, enjoying the sun coming up and watching the birds and squirrels start their day. The only thing that would have made this visit even more perfect would be if my wife could have made the trip with me. I think a future trip will definitely be in the makings.
4.8 on April 27, 2012
My daughter and niece went with me to stay at this lovely place. We truly enjoyed everything about it. We decided one night was not long enough to enjoy everything.
5 on March 29, 2012
Another amazing stay at the Bellaire B&B--enhanced this time by the delicious and fun Shorts Lovers Weekend. We love that our favorite room, the Tuscany, can be a destination stay for us as it is a great space in which to read, nap, visit quietly, and gaze out the window at the lovely scenery--this time it was to watch spring emerging from winter. Thanks, Jim, for the lovely grounds--such pretty spring flowers already in bloom. Thanks, Dave, for the delicious breakfasts. Thanks to both of you for taking such good care of your guests and for creating this new special weekend event that was perfect. Thanks to Monica and the rest of your staff, too, for all they do to make our stay such a great experience. As we depart each time, we already are looking forward to our next stay. Joanne and Roger
5 on March 04, 2012
You couldn't ask for better service or accommodations. Every detail has been thought of and carried out to perfection. The rooms are magnificent, the breakfasts are delightful, and the atmosphere is almost magical. This is the perfect getaway spot for couples, friends, family gatherings, special occasions or just some R&R.
4.0 on February 29, 2012
The bed and breakfast is beautiful. The hosts were very kind and witty. I felt that our room was a little bit small, but we will be back! :)
4.8 on February 27, 2012
The Bellaire Bed and Breakfast was a home (although much nicher than ours) away from home. The service was wonderful and welcoming, given in such a way that makes you want to stay there an extra night. If you are ever in the North Country (Northern MI) this is the place to stay.
4.8 on February 24, 2012
We have stayed at the Bellaire B&B before and know that we can depend on them for a luxurious and sparkling clean room, as well as creatively delicious breakfasts. There are lots of little touches, like fresh-baked cookies at our bedside, turndown service, and a guest living room stocked with snacks, pop, coffee, ice water, etc. Great place to feel pampered and get away from it all.
4.8 on February 21, 2012
My wife and I travel often and stay in B&B's when ever possible. Jim and Dave are so attentive to detail and their guests enjoyment that you instantly feel pampered. The carriage house rooms are over the top lovely and breakfast is to die for.Bellaire is a cute little town with great food and brews.You will love this place. We do! D&L
4.4 on February 21, 2012
The hosts are wonderful and make you want to return. Les
5 on February 16, 2012
We came back for more! My wife and I are travel often. For our mid winter break we came back to the Bellaire B&B to celebrate our 30th anniversary weekend. As before, we greatly enjoyed the Tuscany Room with it's huge bathroom with jacuzzi tub. The bedroom with balcony also has a wonderful, warm gas log fireplace and love seat. The views outside are of a winter wonderland. At the gourmet breakfast we really enjoyed the company of other couples having a good time too. Never had a better breakfast! We walked 5 minutes downtown and enjoyed great meals at Lulu's and Shorts. On Saturday night we had the great pleasure of discovering a terrific new band at Shorts too. For a weekend to remember fondly stay at the Bellaire B&B and enjoy it all. We've already reserved our room for next year! Doug and Laurie from Traverse City
4.2 on February 07, 2012
the innkeepers make you feel so welcome and comfortable. there was even a bottle of champagne waiting for us to help celebrate our anniversary.
5 on February 06, 2012
This was the most comfortable, relaxing and beautiful place I've ever stayed in Michigan. The attention to detail was excellent. The entire stay was outstanding! I will definitely go back.
5 on February 02, 2012
This was the most fabulous weekend get away I have ever had the privilege of experiencing! While there are great adventures abounding right outside the door in the delightful town of Bellaire - you won't want to leave the luxurious comfort and hospitality Jim and Dave have created in their bed and breakfast. We couldn't stop marveling at all the careful details and thoughtful amenities that seemed never ending. DO NOT MISS BREAKFAST - amazing, delicious and if I could find a way to sneak out those recipes I would - Baked Oatmeal, Tollhouse Scones, Raspberry Danish, Banana Bread, delicious house blend coffee, cherry juice, etc..!! We also had the chance to join our hosts during their "Manager's Hour" for a little conversation and drinks; delightful, interesting wines and a whitefish pate I'll be dreaming about for a while!! We stayed in the Brighton Room in the carriage house and it was so perfect I almost hate to spread the word for fear it won't be available!! King sized brass bed, oversized claw-foot tub (with an assortment of bubble baths), overstuffed chairs, fireplace, softest throw blankets, dvd player, books and all gorgeously appointed and squeeky clean!! A quick jaunt downstairs to a common living room afforded more books, games, newspapers, snacks, sodas, glass and plateware - anything you could think of! And did I mention homebaked, hot out of the oven cookies at turn down service?!?! You absolutely MUST stay at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast!
5 on January 18, 2012
Outstanding from start to finish! My wife and I have stayed at numerous bed and breakfasts, and this one was the most comfortable. Warm and inviting- would highly reccomend. The food was amazing, but come hungry! You will leave with leftovers..
4.6 on January 14, 2012
I recently spent a couple nights here with my boyfriend for his 30th birthday. It was fabulous! We stayed in the tuscany room and it was supremely clean and relaxing. The bed was deluxe with a beautiful gas fireplace at its feet. The jetted tub was huge and clean and they provided bath salts, amongst many other things (i.e., fresh baked cookies every morning!, water soda and snacks, the list goes on...) The hosts are wonderful and very knowledgeable about the area. The property is GORGEOUS! I can't say enough wonderful things about this B&B. We will be planning a trip back! (p.s.... a 0.3 mile, 5 minute, walk to Short's Brewery... PERFECT!)
5 on January 11, 2012
This is the place to stay for if you want to experience everything that a bed & breakfast should be. This was our second visit and we hope to come back again. The hosts, David & Jim, have thought of absolutely everything to make guests comfortable. Each room is uniquely decorated and perfectly clean. The library is inviting with its fireplace, wine and snacks, and good company. The breakfast is to die for! We enjoyed rasberry stuffed French toast with maple syrup, fresh fruit and yogurt, homemade muffins, and breakfast sausage along with specialty coffee and drinks. You will not be disappointed!
5 on January 05, 2012
This was our second time staying here and the food, rooms, and hosts were outstanding.
5 on January 04, 2012
The Bellaire Bed and Breakfast was our first experience outside of a hotel, and was truly wonderful. We stayed in the carriage house, had lots of privacy, a beautifully spacious room with lots of fun decorations, and by far the cleanest place we've ever stayed at. We loved having access to hot water with tea, how the owners specialized the meals for us, and that every time we left our room "fairies" came in and made it look lovely for us. We've already re-booked out next stay.
5 on December 22, 2011
The Bellaire B&B is the finest we have ever stayed in (and we've been around)! Jim and Dave have thought of every detail and perfected them. The inn is so beautiful and immaculately clean. My husband and I have spent our anniversary here the last three years in a row and can't imagine going anywhere else. Wine time in the evening is a nice way to get to know the hosts and other guests. Dave's breakfasts are phenomenal!! I really can't say enough about the inn or recommend it highly enough! Also check out Lulu's in town for a four star meal.
5 on November 21, 2011
We were pleasantly surprised to find ourselves upgraded to a fabulous room with a fireplace on a cool fall weekend. We loved the hospitality, all the little "comforts" and our hosts. The food was over the top as well.
4.2 on November 16, 2011
My husband and I visited Bellaire for a quick trip for my birthday. Upon arrival, the staff was waiting for us and they even gave us a complimentary upgrade since there was some work being done below the room we had reserved. Also, because it was my birthday they gifted us a lovely bottle of champagne! The room was fantastic and super clean, and I don't even know where to start with the amazing breakfast! As their saying goes, "If you're hungry before 2:00pm, then you were too polite!" I definitely wasn't hungry before 2:00 ;-) I would recommend this B&B to anyone, and we cannot wait to go back!
4.0 on October 28, 2011
I wanted to take my room home with me I loved it that much....Thanks for a wonderful Autumn weekend
5 on October 28, 2011
We stayed in the beautiful Mackinaw room. Everything was excepional. The room, the grounds, the service, and the most wonderful breakfast ever! Jim and Dave were warm and friendly and paid attention to every detail. A most wonderful getaway.
4.0 on October 24, 2011
We stumbled upon Bellaire Bed and Breakfast back in 2007, have stayed several times, and have recommended it to so many of our friends. Its a beautiful bed and breakfast, and the hosts Jim and Dave are warm and welcoming...food has always been wonderful too!! We have stayed in several bnb's and this is by far our favorite.
5 on October 23, 2011
We have stayed at this B & B three times now and every visit is wonderful. The innkeepers are warm and inviting, the rooms are lovely and comfortable, the inn is pristine, and the food is fabulous. We have stayed in two different rooms - the largest and the smallest and both exceeded our expectations. The cookies in the room on arrival are delicious. The wine and appetizers are a great treat in the early evening and also allow you to mingle with other guests. Breakfast is delicious and they cater to any dietary needs - I am vegetarian and they happily accommodated my needs and those of my meat-eating husband! This B & B is conveniently located to downtown - easy walk to Short's or Lulu's which we also recommend. All in all, always a wonderful experience.
4.8 on October 21, 2011
This is our hands down absolute favorite place to stay in northern MI. We stay here every year...sometimes multiple times a season! Jim and Dave immediately make you feel like old friends visiting again and again. The grounds are breath-taking while also maintaining a feel of cozy comfort. The main house and carriage house are impeccably decorated. You will quickly feel right at home in any season! And breakfast is always amazing!! There are a variety of rooms and prices for any budget (and they offer specials!) Don't pass up an opportunity to try this beautiful experience! You won't regret it!!
4.4 on October 12, 2011
The B&B is located close to town which is perfect for walking to shops and dinner. Shorts Brewery is a fun place to visit and try different micro brews. There are not a lot of restaurants on the main strip. The B&B is beautiful and the Savannah room is very relaxing and comfortable. The hosts were very welcoming and the wine and appetizer hour is a nice touch. Exceptionally clean and the breakfast was very filling and tasty. I would highly recommend this B&B! We will return!
4.0 on October 12, 2011
Wonderful weekend with friends. Great food,beautiful setting. Will be coming again. Love the B &B.
5 on October 11, 2011
Absolutely beautiful. Very relaxing environment. Great time.
5 on October 06, 2011
We really enjoyed our stay at Bellaire. The innkeepers were great, the breakfasts exceeded expectations, and I loved playing with the dogs. :)
5 on October 05, 2011
The best B&B experience we've had in years. We've all ready booked our next stay!
4.4 on October 04, 2011
Weather was lousy so we couldn't take advantage of the porch or grounds but the stay was still great. Local eating establishments were terrific and the B & B with its wine hour, quiet night and first class breakfast made it special.
5 on October 03, 2011
A beautiful home, a central location, a phenomenal value, and amazingly friendly hosts. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Bellaire.
5 on October 01, 2011
As soon as you meet your hosts you know you are staying someplace special. From the nightly wine parties, to the most amazing breakfasts ever, a stay at Bellaire is sure to please. Jim and Dave are to be commended for providing their guests with more than just a room--you come away experiencing something magical.
4.8 on September 23, 2011
The stay in the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast was fabulous. It started with Monica, who tried to accommodate all of our many wishes to find a good restaurant for dinner. We arrived late, however the innkeeper David still took the time to great us, chat with us and he also gave us great advice on how to spend this late evening in Bellaire. The room was fantastic, tasteful and clean. It was a room that made you feel comfortable from the first minute. It was the 50th birthday of my husband and they surprised us with a very tasty bottle of champagne. In the morning the second innkeeper Jim provided interesting morning conversation accompanied by a great breakfast. The tips that Jim gave us were insightful and allowed us to spend another wonderful day in the Bellaire area. Thanks again from Roman & Uli
5 on September 18, 2011
Awesome breakfasts, fun wine and treats, delightful people and incredible hosts.
5 on September 16, 2011
Everything is immaculate here and the owners are wonderful hosts. The fact that we've been back 7 times in the past 9 years should say a lot! Breakfasts are so delicious, the rooms are clean and every detail is thought of. Can't recommend it enough!
4.0 on September 15, 2011
I stayed fro 2 nights during a slow time, just needed to get away fro awhile. Jim was the epitome of a good host and was very helpful in finding things to do nearby. The breakfasts were awesome. I will definitely be going back hopefully for a longer stay and to try one of the rooms in the carriage house.
5 on September 15, 2011
One of the cleanest places I've every stayed! The linens were so soft and comfortable. Top notch towels too! Such nice guys! We had a wonderful time!
5 on September 12, 2011
Our stay at the Bellaire B&B exceeded every expectation. The owners are wonderful people who love what they do and provide their customers with the details one would afford family staying over for the holidays! the gourmet breakfasts were to die for and and afternoon wine and appetizers were great after a day of sightseeing and shopping. The hosts know all the places to see and things to do and the fresh baked cookies each day in the room were a nice treat. The facility is beautiful inside and outside. This is a first class facility with great owners and hosts! Melissa
5 on September 09, 2011
Very beautiful B & B. We had a very relaxing 4 days in the up north area.
5 on September 02, 2011
I have stayed at the Bellaire B&B before. As usual, my recent stay was perfect: clean, beautiful home and grounds, hospitable, welcoming, excellent breakfast and wine hour and pleasant fellow lodgers.
4.8 on August 28, 2011
Hosts and guests were very friendly, helpful and pleasant. The evening glass of wine was nice, we enjoyed White Fish dinner in town, then had a good nights sleep. Room very quiet. Breakfast super, as we left commented to each other, "I could do that again soon"
4.4 on August 28, 2011
Innkeepers thought of everything to make it a wonderful stay. Beautiful landscaping & plentiful porch seating were so inviting...perfect place for a relaxing drink.
5 on August 23, 2011
We arrived as guests and left feeling like family. Hospitality abounds from the owners, staff, and the guests who choose to stay here again and again. Don't miss wine hour at 5 pm, and don't miss the opportunity to meet the wonderful dogs, Mr. Chips and Tucker, during wine hour.
5 on August 22, 2011
Third time at Bellaire B&B. The experience has far exceded our expectations every visit.
4.6 on August 20, 2011
The perfect getaway. Jim, Dave and their staff "go the extra mile" to ensure guest satisfaction and return visits!
4.8 on August 18, 2011
Beautiful B&B, very gracious hosts, great food and an excellent location.
5 on August 17, 2011
Jim and Dave really know how to do it. They were wonderful hosts that not only made us feel comfortable, but were helpful in leading us in directions on how to spend our days and evenings. They know a lot about there surrounding area. And the food, oh my, the food is always exquisite and more than anyone could possible eat. I highly recommend all my friends to go and stay.
4.8 on August 08, 2011
The Bellaire B&B is a beautiful "home away from home" spot, great for a special night or two away or just to use as a base while exploring the delights of Northern Michigan. The rooms are all beautifully furnished, the gardens are lovely, and innkeepers Jim and Dave provide both friendly service and fantastic food. The family style breakfasts are absolutely incredible--creative, bountiful, and delicious.
5 on August 06, 2011
This B and B is all it's cracked up to be. What you see on the website is what you get! The Bellaire B and B is a lovely haven. David and Jim are master innkeepers with impeccable taste and attention to detail. Anything you could possibly need or want is available here! Bellaire is a darling town with cute shops and good restaurants. Traveling alone I felt safe and well taken care of. I will return soon!
5 on August 06, 2011
Beautiful room. Food wonderful. Hosts very helpful and friendly.
5 on August 01, 2011
Bellaire B&B was a beautiful inn with hands- on inn keepers. It is a wonderful place to get away from the busy city life.
5 on July 27, 2011
This is my favorite B & B. The atmosphere is like visiting a relative's home! The breakfasts are truly gourmet--all home-made food with healthy fruit included as well! The innkeepers are exceptional in every way. I will be returning as soon as possible.
4.8 on July 27, 2011
Beautiful room (Mackinac) & gardens; outstanding hosts; wonderful breakfast; thanks for the champagne!
5 on July 27, 2011
We hit a home run by staying at the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast. By first sight, driving up the tree-lined driveway, I knew that this was something special. The grounds were impeccable; the room was perfect in every way; the breakfast was to die for. This was probably the best B&B that we have stayed in. Thank you so much!!
5 on July 24, 2011
I was a little sceptic, planning a trip to somewhere I had never been.....Boy was I surprised! The grounds were beautiful, the hosts and their staff were super and the overall feeling of home was over the top. Tim and Kathy Hale Muncie, IN
5 on July 23, 2011
Instead of going to Sonoma Valley in CA to wine country tour, we decided on the drive up north and toured the Tasting Rooms on Old Mission Peninsula. The Inn is beautifully situated in the lake and wine country... when we weren't lounging in the hammock after a superb breakfast. Oh and the 5-6pm wine hour was outstanding.
5 on July 21, 2011
Your facility is stupendous. Even better are the innkeepers - professional, friendly, always out to assure a great stay. We will be back - again and again!
5 on July 20, 2011
We had a fantastic stay the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast. The wine hour was a great way to socialize and the staff offered great suggestions for restaurants and activities in the area. The grounds were well kept and inviting. We especially enjoyed the privilege of being a "Mug Member" for a night at Short's :) We are already planning our next visit!
5 on July 19, 2011
This isn't the first time I've stayed at this bed and breakfast. Every time I come, I'm never disappointed. The grounds are immaculate, gorgeous and calming. The rooms are charming and comfortable. The breakfast is something you will never forget. And don't forget about happy hour. From the cookies before bed to the chocolate truffles at checkout, you will come away feeling relaxed and spoiled. I can't say I've stayed at another bed and breakfast that even compares to this.
4.8 on July 18, 2011
This is a wonderful place to stay. I would definitely stay here again.
5 on July 15, 2011
We've stayed here many times, and have always been delighted with the elegance of the rooms, the exceptional attention to detail, the sumptuous breakfasts, and the outstanding level of guest service. This is the only place we'd ever consider staying in Northern Michigan, and we've never encountered its equal anywhere else in our travels. Bravo, Jim and David!!!
4.8 on July 14, 2011
My husband and I have stayed at a few b&bs over the years and the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast is by far the best. The owners welcome you like your family and you instantly feel at ease. The wine hour is great and it is a great way to meet you breakfast companions. The breakfast are wonderful. The rooms are beautiful and inviting. I have recomended this bed and breakfast to my friends and family. I hope to continue to go their for years to come
5 on July 03, 2011
Great people, wine and snacks and lively discussions. Unbelievably unique breakfasts. Can't say enough enough about Dave and Jim. The best people....
5 on June 25, 2011
We stayed in the Mackinac room, but had a chance to peek in others. Each room is beautifully decorated and spacious with its own personality. The carriage house has its own inviting living area apart from the main house, so guests are not on top of each other. A covered walkway connects the two buildings, which is a very nice feature during a downpour. As a gardener, I loved the flower beds Jim has created. Our hosts have been in the business 15 years and have got it down! We will definitely go back. Cheryl Weeks-Rosten
5 on June 11, 2011
Simply could not have been any better....We Loved It! Thank You David and Jim
5 on June 08, 2011
Our room, "Brighton" was meticulously cleaned and beautifully appointed, with a serene view overlooking the back gardens and woods. The British seaside theme with details of monkeys, parrots and lovely big comfy wingback chair. Not kitschy, but sophisticated fun. We always meet the most interesting people at Wine Hour and breakfast (which is scrumptious). When we return next month, I don't think we'll even get in our car to drive anywhere, but just walk to downtown, shop, dine and go bike riding. How relaxing.
4.4 on June 08, 2011
From the moment we arrived we were given the white glove treatment. There was nothing more they could have done to make our visit more enjoyable and relaxing. Fresh cookies in our room when we arrived was just the start. We enjoyed sitting on the beautifully decorated porch with outstanding landscaping surrounding us while we enjoyed a glass of wine with the owners and other guests. I could go on about breakfast too. It was a great getaway for my husband and I.
4.0 on June 06, 2011
Wonderful place to escape :)....within walking distance to a cute little town...hospitality and grounds are fantastic :)
4.4 on May 30, 2011
These guys do a wonderful job, and it is a great value for a lovely location.
5 on May 25, 2011
One time is all it took nearly 5 years ago and we return every year! A weekend here rejuvinates and revitalizes you so well, the moment you leave you can't wait to return!
5 on May 24, 2011
Warm hospitality, helpful touring and dining tips for the area, excellent breakfasts, generous welcome, relaxing wine and cheese gathering at the end of a busy day, lovely gardens, impeccably maintained.
5 on May 18, 2011
The Savannah Room was beautiful, but I did encounter a problem trying to get my sister to leave the Fainting Couch. It seems that it was too comfortable! Once I got her up off the fainting couch, Dave and Jim provided a delicious breakfast and outstanding service.
4.8 on May 17, 2011
A very enjoyable stay. Dave and Jim were great hosts. The food and amenities were outstanding. Plan on returning in the future. Paul & Cheryl
4.6 on May 09, 2011
This was an anniversary gift from our daughters. We enjoyed ourselves so much, we decided to return again just as a treat for us.
5 on April 30, 2011
This B and B in Bellaire was beyond anything that we ever expected. The room, the Savannah Room, was gorgeous and you would swear it had just opened- plus chocolate chip cookies each night. Wonderful, wonderful breakfast plus a wine hour from 5-6 every night. The hosts, Dave and Jim, made us feel so welcome- and it is beyond clean!! Please check it out and stay here- the area is great for walking too.
5 on April 28, 2011
My wife and I use the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast as the standard to which we compare all others. Nowhere else has come close.
5 on April 14, 2011
Great room, great people, great food, and great conversation. We will return. Soon.
4.2 on April 13, 2011
We had a most relaxing stay at the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast! Our room was comfortable with very quiet surroundings. The Bellaire B & B had many amenities available to us, including wine tasting, massages, great food, informative discussions about the home & its original owners, home-made chocolate cookies in our room and very helpful data regarding the town of Bellaire and its surrounding area.
5 on April 11, 2011
Our nearly last minute request for an accomodation at Bellaire Bed and Breakfast was not only granted, but enthusiatically offered. We are seasoned B&Bers and everything at Bellaire was a notch above wonderful, especially the gormet breakfast, served with pride and a touch of storytelling and humor by our host.
5 on April 09, 2011
We loved the social hour, breakfast was awesome and our room was lovely
5 on April 06, 2011
We had a great time. Your home is beautiful and breakfast was great. Thank you for a memorable weekend.
4.6 on March 16, 2011
No one takes care of all the details like the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast. I've been a Hospitality manager for almost 20 years now and I am always professionally and personally impressed with their operation!
5 on March 01, 2011
We have stayed in Belaire area for many years. This place is a jewel. Every detail is thought of and attended to. We enjoy everything about the place: the rooms, grounds, people, food and well behaved dogs. Just go!
5 on March 01, 2011
The house is beautiful and David and Jim were outstanding hosts. We had a wonderful visit. We wish it could have been longer and look forward to visiting again this summer.
4.8 on February 22, 2011
We stayed at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it! The service was fantastic, the food was filling and delicious and the rooms were very nice and clean. I would highly reccomend staying there if ever in Bellaire!
4.0 on February 17, 2011
I purchased a gift certificate as a Christmas gift for my husband, we have stayed in Bellaire before but not at the Bellaire B&B. everything was great including the weather. we had a wonderful time and will certainly be back. maybe try it in the summer months.
5 on February 07, 2011
Not much to say other than it was the best stay my significant other and I have ever had at a B&B. Would gladly do it again.
5 on February 01, 2011
The room were outstanding we had a fireplace which added a cozy touch. The inn keepers were friendly and knowledgable about the area. Breakfast was awesome, the best we have ever had when staying a a B&B.
5 on January 26, 2011
Can not imagine how our stay could have been more satisfying or comfortable. Jim & Dave are gracious and generous hosts presiding over very well run establishment. Their local knowledge was very helpful in filling out the things to do & where to go lists. Travelers advice; allow time in your schedule for the breakfast! Will highly recommend to friends and family.
5 on January 20, 2011
Jim & Dave provide an experience that is like staying with friends. Luxurious accommodations and gourmet breakfasts make this an attractive choice. The hosts are extremely knowledgeable and helpful in assisting you with area attractions. We will stay at Bellaire B&B anytime that we are in the area!
5 on December 26, 2010
Our Christmas gift to each other this year was the three-night stay at the Bellaire B&B, where we had enjoyed three previous stays this year. It was a wonderful decision, as David & Jim went above and beyond our expectations to make this a gift in many ways, including the gorgeous decorated Christmas tree in our room and the bottle of champagne to celebrate our retirements from academia. The breakfasts are delicious, with lovely taste treats and special attention to dietary needs as an added bonus. Conversation in the library, with the fireplace alight to warm us, was a special treat, too! Thank you, Jim and David, for your wonderful hospitality and special care!
5 on December 07, 2010
We absolutely love this B & B! That, of course, is why we return at every opportunity. This is the first time we've seen it decked out for the holidays--truly lovely. Add the 6 inches of snow we had while we were there and it was a winter wonderland. Dave and Jim are fantastic hosts. The breakfast is so good and abundant that we never have to eat again until supper. If you like to be pampered and feel special while relaxing in beautiful surroundings, this is the place to go!
5 on December 06, 2010
This is a lovely place for a relaxing experience. The innkeepers create a friendly climate. There is lively conversation during happy hour beside the fire, excitement about the breakfast menu, and attention to every detail.
3.6 on December 04, 2010
We fully enjoyed out stay, were treated like royalty, were very relaxed, and fed a sumptuous breakfast the following morning. We certainly left wanting more. Thanks, Jim and Dave!
5 on November 18, 2010
My wife and I had a phenomenal experience at the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast. We only had a one-night stay, and had booked one of the more modest rooms in the main house to keep costs down. When we arrived, we were offered a much larger, more luxurious room in their carriage house at no additional cost; they were hosting a murder mystery dinner (which we had been invited to but declined because of previously scheduled plans with friends), and worried that the associated noise might disturb us. The hosts also had menus on hand for all local restaurants, and could recommend specific dishes from each one. We were spoiled the entire time we were there, starting with the fresh-made chocolate chip cookies waiting for us in our room. They had snacks and water/soda available at all times if we needed, as well as a DVD library for use. The breakfast the next morning was fantastic. Although I lack the eloquence to appropriately describe it, the feature was a wonderful baked egg dish, with side dishes of maple-pecan bacon, vegetarian sausage, jam-filled muffins, and very fresh fruit with yogurt. Even without the very thoughtful room upgrade, the experience would have been outstanding on all counts. To put it simply--my wife and I are not usually the type to stay at a B&B, and we have plenty of friends we can stay with when we visit northern Michigan, but we will DEFINITELY return to the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast. Excellent job, David and Jim!
4.8 on November 14, 2010
These guys know how to spoil you, with beautifully decorated and sparkling clean rooms, cookies on the bedside table, delicious breakfasts, and wine in the afternoon....the lovingly restored Victorian house is beautiful and well-kept, sitting at the end of a long driveway lined with trees. You can hide in your room and relax or socialize with other guests; the hosts are very personable and knowledgeable about the area if you want to get out and about. We particularly recommend the carriage house rooms, as they are large with extra amenities, and just steps across the porch from the main house. Five stars.
4.4 on November 10, 2010
The B&B was hosting a murder mystery dinner in the main home for which we did not have reservations so upon arrival we were offered a complimentary upgrade to a more quieter room. The service and attentiveness was impeccable. The food is always quite dilectable. We will return once again!
4.8 on October 25, 2010
great place with great hosts
4.6 on October 23, 2010
David & Jim run a top notch operation with an extreme attention to detail. We always know we will have a fun and relaxing weekend right in the middle of so many things to do!
4.8 on October 22, 2010
My wife and I visited for a couple of days and it was much more than I had hoped for. The breakfasts are delicious and the hosts are extremely pleasant. We were already trying to figure out when we were going to come back before we even left!
5 on October 11, 2010
We love staying at the Bellaire Bed and Breakfast. The hospitality, the decor, the food, accomodations, special touches are all too many to begin to describe. We plan on visiting again next time we have a Northern Michigan trip. Loved everything about the Bellaire.
5 on October 06, 2010
We always feel like we are coming home when we stay at Bellaire Bed and Breakfast. Jim and Dave know how to do things right, every time to the smallest detail!
4.8 on October 05, 2010
We stayed two nights and quality was consistant both nights. On each night, amongst the other guests were return visitors. There really wasn't much that could have been improved upon. The inn-keepers ensured that guests were introduced and conversation barriers, if any, broken. Recommendations for dining and attractions were thoughtful and knowledgable.
5 on October 03, 2010
This B&B is one block off the main road so there wasn't any traffic noise. It was a beautiful old home with lovely landscape. The owners were very warm and accommodating,"made us a lovely early breakfast since we had a meeting to attend. Bellaire had wonderful shopping and great food and brew for the evening entertainment. We've booked in again same time next year.
4.2 on September 30, 2010
Jim and Dave made you WANT to return. You get a lot of value for your money. The food was amazing and they made you feel as if you were family spending the weekend at their house. Even the dogs added a family touch! The little town of Bellaire has some excellent restaurant options - which is an added bonus.
5 on September 27, 2010
Oh my, Oh my... words are inadequate to describe the extraordinary bed and breakfast experience at the BelAir Bed & Breakfast. The breakfasts were a wonderful experience, the wine and "snack" hour at 5 to meet and greet a fun experience. If you enjoy escaping from the world for one day or one week, this is the place to go. The Brighton Room, reminiscent of early England, was a delight in every sense. Dave & Jim did not miss a detail in making our stay pure pleasure. Sitting by the cozy fireplace in our room, curled up with a book and a glass of wine was exactly what the doctor ordered.
5 on September 09, 2010
From the moment we arrived we felt at home. David and Jim are incredible hosts and went above and beyond to make our stay most comfortable. The house is lovely, the landscaping is beautiful and the breakfast was the best we ever had. At 5:00 p.m. wines and bread with dipping sauces were served on the covered breezeway while we visited with other guests. Our stay at Bellaire Bed & Breakfast far exceeded our expectations. We loved it and will definitely return. Dick and Jane from Indianapolis
4.4 on September 09, 2010
What a wonderful find! The Bellaire B and B was more than we could have hoped for. Sitting on the front porch reading just calms the soul. The hosts were so kind helping us celebrate our anniversary with a bottle of sparkling wine and recommendations for dinner. The house and gardens are kept to a very high standard. Breakfast was over the top. We will return on our next trip to Northern Michigan.
4.6 on September 07, 2010
Though brief, our stay was truly exceptional. Attention to detail is the name of the game at the Bellaire B&B. Rooms are well thought out and every potential need has been considered. Breakfast was generous and delicious. Cookies on the nightstand were a welcome touch!
5 on August 22, 2010
The Belleaire B&B is a delightful inn in a beautiful setting. Jim and Dave are gracious hosts, think of everything, and we had a lovely stay.
4.4 on August 12, 2010
We spent a night at Dave & Jim's B&B in Bellaire and will definitely be back for a longer stay. The rooms were set up beautifully and there were many places both inside and outside the house, that beckoned us to take the weight off our feet and relax. The breakfast was out of this world and the hosts were warm and welcoming. We are planning another visit in Fall.
5 on May 02, 2010
We experienced wonderful hospitality, accommodations, and mouthwatering breakfasts! Thanks Jim and Dave! Jan
5 on October 28, 2009
Wonderful place to stay, excellent hosts, fun & entertaining city with lots to do & places to see. If you enjoy lakes, this is the place to stay.
5 on August 06, 2009
Located in the picturesque village of Bellaire in Michigan's glorious northwest lower peninsula is the beautiful Bellaire B&B. Driving up the magnificent old tree-lined drive leads to the quiet elegance of this B&B. Warmly inviting yep beautifully appointed rooms welcome you. no detail is overlooked from a wine reception each evening, to a departing chocolate truffle. Jim and David are the consummate hosts.
5 on August 05, 2009
Upon arrival. this B&B was different! Tree-lined driveway was inviting and ended with a majestic home and waiting host on the wrap-around porch. Once in the room my husband's exact words "I've never been so relaxed, ever."
5 on August 03, 2009
It is rare when a traveler doesn't have even one complaint. Very enjoyable stay.
4.8 on July 31, 2009
Beautiful grounds and friendly innkeepers. We recomment the Eastlake Room with the second story balcony. Superb breakfasts!
5 on July 28, 2009
dave & Jim go out of their way to pamper & make sure your stay is special down to the finest details. By far the best B&B ever. AAA+
5 on July 24, 2009
With a dozen or more visits over the years, Bellaire Bed & Breakfast is consistently outstanding in every respect!
5 on May 19, 2009
Beautiful inn within walking distance to Bellaire Village Center. Kind and gracious innkeepers. Gourmet breakfast, wine tasting, and lots of pampering! Great B&B!
5 on May 13, 2009
Everything was excellent! Excellent hospitality!
5 on May 11, 2009
We continue to go back each year- love the accommodations, the proprietor, and the area.
5 on May 06, 2009
We would recommend this B&B to anyone; it was homey, welcoming, wonderful food and hosts-reasonable prices!
4.6 on April 25, 2009
Tom and myself had a great weekend. The breakfast is always a high point. For 2 reasons #1 The Food is great. #2 The other poeple staying at the inn. The room was really cool. First time staying in the main house. We will be back!!!
5 on January 12, 2009
This is not the first time we have stayed here, but it is always the best. The hosts, Jim and Dave, make us feel like family and honored guests.
4.0 on January 04, 2009
This is a world class B&B with all the trimmings. The Tuscany room is a dream come true. You will not want to leave. The hosts are talented and attentive. They have great recommendations for what to do, where to have dinner, etc. Don't hesitate, make the reservation.
4.8 on November 14, 2008
We had such a lovely time at the Bellaire B&B. The owners were very helpful and made our stay perfect. The accommodations were so quaint.
4.8 on November 03, 2008
Come visit an old Victorian, with friendly people and food that is extraordinary. beautifully furnished and well maintained. Gardens are lovely and come see the wildlife
5 on October 28, 2008
5 on October 27, 2008
Truly enjoyed our stay here. our host, Jim, was outstanding- warm, friendly, and helpful. Had a lovely room, many little amenities, delicious breakfasts. Enjoyed wine and crackers, lovely gardens, and a beautiful library. A beautiful house setting to relax and enjoy the days of autumn. Highly recommend!
5 on October 15, 2008
Every aspect of our stay was perfection including the fabulous grounds, home, ambiance & food.
5 on October 14, 2008
An excellent place to spend a night or two. Rooms and service outstanding. Also a beautiful area and town in Northern Michigan.
5 on October 14, 2008
The nicest B&B I've stayed in, in Northern Michigan.
4.8 on October 02, 2008
we have stayed at quite a number of bed and breakfasts over the years and the Bellaire B&B is the best. Best Breakfast. Fun wine & cheese in the evening. great rooms. Beautiful setting. Perfect hosts.
5 on September 30, 2008
The Bellaire was a quaint, exquisite getaway tucked away in Northern MI. Jim and Dave were more than attentive to our every need and they thought of everything. The food was amazing, it was obvious a lot of thought and planning went into everything. A must
5 on September 07, 2008
They truly are "above and beyond"! David and Jim are such gracious hosts and every little detail is taken into account in order to make you feel right at home! The rooms are elegant yet comfortable, the gardens are beautiful, and the breakfasts are delicious (and filling!) We really enjoyed the extra touches: cookies by the bed, daily wine/appetizer hour, and the wonderful hammocks for our afternoon snooze. We are already looking forward to a return visit....it can't come soon enough!
5 on August 21, 2008
The innkeepers attended to every detail to make our stay comfortable. Breakfast was amazing! They made us feel right at home.
5 on August 19, 2008
Jim greeted us with a warm friendly smile. When we showed up very late he explained where things were. Country style breakfast was served by friendly entertaining staff. They even dried our beach towel. This space was to small for everything.
4.6 on August 14, 2008
We had a wounderful experience for our first time of using a B&B. Dave and Jim were over and above our expectation. The food was outstanding! We well be back!
5 on August 04, 2008
And exceptional accomodations. The best B&B I've ever stayed at.
4.0 on July 31, 2008
An immaculate and charming house managed effortlessly with not a thing overlooked that you might want or need.
4.8 on July 25, 2008
Definitely the place to get in touch with your inner royalty! Breakfasts are scrumptious. Rooms are soothing. Bubble baths are so glorious! Dave & Jim are spectacular hosts!
5 on June 17, 2008
charming rooms, meticulous decor, spectacular breakfast-hosts run a stellar establishment. the charm, style, and hospitality of their b&b sets the standard for all future b&b stays. 5 stars!
5 on June 11, 2008
Excellent! The hospitality couldn't be better and food is wonderful. Rooms are beautiful and I felt like royalty.
4.6 on June 05, 2008
excellent staff, helpful site seeing and dining suggestions. very relaxing
4.8 on June 05, 2008
David and Jim have welcomed me and my family into their home and B&B. My fiance and I are welcomed to celebrate our wedding with our friends in their beautiful gardens this summer.
5 on June 03, 2008
The rooms, service, value, cleanliness and dining was outstanding.
4.6 on June 01, 2008
I stayed in the Savannah room in the Carriage House. It was spectacular. I couldn't have asked for more. And the food...oh the food!! I feel so welcome there. It's more like my 'other home' than an inn.
5 on May 29, 2008
Great room--Machinac Room--Didn't want to leave the room. Super breakfasts, had to waddle back to the room. Our hosts were interesting, very accommodating, very friendly. Made you feel pampered. Loved the whole time..Going back for a longer stay.
4.8 on May 28, 2008
We have stayed at the Bellaire B&B with hosts Jim and Dave many times now. The house has grown over years with the carriage house addition. But, the rest of the experience is constantly excellent. The food is superb.
4.8 on May 27, 2008
Excellent place to stay. Wonderful atmosphere, great food, super hosts, excellent amenities! Would highly recommend it to anyone!
5 on May 21, 2008
A wonderfully perfect holiday. We will be back again and again.
5 on May 20, 2008
What a wonderful place to stay. This bnb is among the best place we've ever stayed. The hosts Dave and Jim are amazing and do everthing they can to make you feel at home. Excellent breakfast and beautiful home. Thanks!
5 on May 15, 2008
The basic attitude is "What else can we do to make your stay better." Breakfast is superb. Decor is elegant and clean beyond description.
5 on May 15, 2008
Our 4th stay in 4 different rooms-all great! Main house is gorgeous with antiques, memorbilia, etc. Fantastic breakfasts on well-appointed tables. Innkeepers are gracious and attentive. We will return!!
5 on May 13, 2008
Our second annual stay at the Bellair B&B was just as perfect as our first. The "Savannah" room exceeded our expectation and we fell in love with the B&B and each other all over again. The highest of recommendations from us!
5 on May 09, 2008
We love our stays in Bellaire. The accomodations are beautiful, it feels like our room away from home with all the features of complete rest and respite. The breakfast is an experience every morning. The innkeepers, their pets and extra family are wonderful to be around. We are completely sold!!
5 on May 04, 2008
Our stay in the Tuscany Suite exceeded the level of standards that we have experienced in luxury resorts. The level of attention provided by David and Jim is unequaled! The Bellaire B & B is also in a great location central to the many sites and experiences of ("up north") northern Michigan.
5 on May 01, 2008
We have visited the Bellaire B&B in the summer, fall and springtime. There is no bad time to visit the northern woods of Michigan. If you need a fantastic place to stay thats close to everything ( thats what I think ) you should try the Bellaire B&B at least once and if you do you will almost think that you are at home. The rooms are cozy and inviting they serve a breakfast fit for royalty, if you go away hungry it's your own fault, fresh coffee, tea and other beverages are at easy reach. If you have food alergies the inn keepers do a great job of keeping track and try to accomadate all your needs.The beds are comfy, warm and inviting along with the decor of each room. If you visit there once you will want to come back again and again just visit with new and old friends that you have met during your stay.
5 on April 23, 2008
The Bellaire bed and breakfast rates the highest quality lodging I have experienced. Very warm and friendly!
5 on April 23, 2008
The service, as always, was wonderful! Jim and David make everyone feel at home and the food's fabulous!!
5 on April 21, 2008
Jim and Dave are most gracious and knowledgeable hosts. Breakfasts are awesome. The rooms are wonderful.
5 on April 14, 2008
What a beautiful and relaxing place to stay! The room was gorgeous and I looked forward to long, hot bubble baths in the clawfoot tub. Breakfast was outstanding and very filling! I'm looking forward to my stay there next year! I highly recommend it!
5 on April 15, 2007
We enjoyed wonderful weekend in early Dec. at the Bellaire Inn. It was fantastic and one of the best, if not the best bed and breakfast inns we have ever visited. I can recommend this place with glowingly. The hosts are super and the atmosphere, food, and rooms were first class!!! I'm sure that anyone would enjoy a visit here. We certainly did and wished there was time to stay longer.
5 on January 05, 2007
Our summer weekend at the Bellaire Bed & Breakfast was unforgetable. Everything was perfect; the gardens, the wine & cheese on the quaint porch, the evening turn-down, and the mouth watering breakfasts. Our hosts were gracious, attentive, and made us feel like royality!