Bridgewalk Bed and Breakfast

2287 S. Main Street P.O. Box 399, Central Lake, MI 49622 USA (Show map)


The foot bridge is the first step to the special charm of Bridgewalk. The bridge leads you across a meandering brook to the front porch where you may enjoy the rockers or porch swing in the shade of wonderful old maple trees. Built in 1895 by James Cameron, an early settler and lumber baron, the Inn reflects the gracious appointments of a more elegant era: large airy windows, pocket doors, high ceilings. The downstairs common area is a place to relax, read in front of the fireplace, play the baby grand piano, listen to music, watch TV or a movie.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining5

Small Town Quaintness

4.8 on September 14, 2016

Best inn keepers - felt like we've known them forever. Warm & welcoming. Clean & comfortable. Janet's wonderful breakfasts....accompanied by Tom's fresh squeezed OJ and stories galore! Perfect location to be able to explore so many area attractions or just sit and swing on the porch. Lots of good places to eat, wineries & breweries to drink, stores to shop or miles of country roads to drive. Seem to have a lot of repeat clients and even some locals spent the night.

Wonderful Experience

4.8 on August 15, 2016

I stayed at Bridgewalk for two nights this past weekend. This was my first B&B experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The house was clean (floors could use a good sweeping/mop but that is very minor), the rooms were nicely decorated and well furnished (lots of detail there), and the bathroom was modern. The 'community' rooms were clean, open, and quite cozy. Breakfast was delicious. I really felt like I was at home, right down to the caretaker waiting up for me when I drove back from Traverse City. The B&B is located near Traverse City, Charlevoix, Torch Lake, Petoskey, and other cities/attractions. It was well worth the money.

Best B&B in town!!!

4.4 on August 02, 2013

A friend and I stayed at this bed and breakfast for a summer getaway and had a great time! Very personable people make you feel very welcome and at home; Tom & Janet are always giving advise on where to get the best meal in town, or perfect spot on the lake. And Janet's breakfasts are exquisite! Definately worth the value and will be back next year :)

Weekend getaway in northern MI

5 on September 16, 2012

We stayed here over Labor Day weekend with some friends, and had a great time! The house is a charming turn of the century dwelling, well maintained and with quaint decor. Janet and Tom are very friendly, and the food was fantastic! We were headed to Traverse City for this trip, so although it was a little further to drive than other places, the scenery along the drive and pleasant atmosphere of the B&B made the experience well worth our while. It's also located near Bellaire, which features Short's Brewery, a nice destination for a beer lover such as myself. In all, I would certainly recommend Bridgewalk to others staying in the area.

Labor Day in Traverse City

5 on September 09, 2012

We found this bed and breakfast while planning a Labor Day weekend trip to Traverse City for 6 people. We had stayed in a hotel last year and wanted to try something new. We had the house to ourselves which was nice even though we were only there in the mornings and at night. Tom and Janet were very nice and we probably spent at least one hour each day talking to them. The rooms were very nice. Each one was fairly large and unique. The house is a great restoration with a beautiful yard. Breakfast was great each morning. Short's brewery is about 10 miles away. It is the place to go for night life. Great beer. Great food. Live music the night we were there. The only downside was that it was a bit of a drive from the wineries, but we didn't mind. Anywhere in Traverse City gets booked quickly and they inflate their prices for the holiday. This is a great place for larger groups (6,8,10 people) since you can basically have the house to yourself.

Very Nice B&B

5 on August 03, 2012

Janet and Tom are very nice and personable Innkeepers. Their Inn is very clean and has allot of character. The breakfast recipe's were outstanding and we enjoyed our stay very much. We will return. Also, Tom is a great conversationalist. Thanks to both of you. Greg and Coni, Clarkston MI

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Rooms & Rates


A charming main floor room located just steps away from our deck and the brook.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $135


Located on the second floor this room has an a-luring" charm of its own. French doors.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $135


Located on the second floor this warm sunny room has bay windows overlooking the brook. Private bath across the hall

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $115


Located on the second floor this quaint room has a recessed antique walnut bed, The sin is in a treadle sewing machine.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $135

Garden Suite

Located on the second floor this is our largest and most popular room. This room has a wicker sitting area and an antique clawfoot tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $150

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Torch Lake, Picnic area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, CD player, DVD Player, Fireplace, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Internet Service, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Antiques, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4-7p
  • Check Out:: 11a
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited limit of 2/room, suggest child be comfortable in own room
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are advisable and require a 50% deposit by check ot credit card
  • Cancellations: Deposits will be refunded if cancellation notice is received 14 days prior to your stay. If cancellation is received less than 14 days, deposit will be refunded if your room is subsequently rented.
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Janet and Tom Meteer

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Tom enjoys running, cycling, fishing and golf. You'll often see his Adirondack guide boat on the car ready to put into one of the many lakes,

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  • Time Served: 9:00
  • Serving Location: Deck overlooking the brook, Dining Room

Special meal options

Will try to meet, dietary needs

Signature Dish

Apple Sausage Blossom
A blend of freshly ground pork, apples, onions and seasonings; wrapped in a puff pastry to resemble a blossom and baked. Usually served with achilled fruit soup and scones. The aroma brings all the guests to breakfast early.

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