Horton Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast

05757 Boyne City Road , Charlevoix, MI 49720 USA (Show map)


Enjoy the north woods in our log home secluded on 60 acres of peaceful quiet. You'll love the full breakfast served in our breakfast room overlooking our beautiful gardens. Call us (231-582-5373) and we will help you choose from seven rooms uniquely decorated "Upnorth Country" style. Deer,Bear,Moose,Tree Top,Waterfowl,Garden or the North Woods Room. All our rooms have private bath, two have Jacuzzi tubs. Our Gardens have been featured in both the "Birds & Blooms" and "Traverse" magazines. Centrally located between Charlevoix, Petoskey and Boyne City for shopping,beaches,golfing,biking and much more.




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

Best B and B EVER!!!!

5 on October 14, 2013

My mom took my family on a trip to this B&B and we LOVED it!!! The rooms are cozy, comfortable, and large. The bathrooms are nicely equipped and comfortable as well. The innkeepers are lovely people who are friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. Every night a snack is prepared, dessert is prepared, and there is time to socialize with the innkeepers and the other guests. My six-year-old son also went with us, and he loved it. He loved all of the rooms and the decor. Also, the innkeeper found a white-tailed deer outside one evening, and he ran up the stairs to our room to get my son to go out and see the deer. They got within four feet of the deer. My son was absolutely in awe of it! We loved that the innkeepers were so kind and accommodating. The B&B was super clean, the breakfasts were amazing, and the innkeepers were amazing at giving suggestions about what to do that day, or what restaurants to eat at depending on our mood. They also told us what types of local festivities were happening that day as well. I cannot say enough great things about this place. I hope to go back soon! It was a little piece of paradise.


5 on October 12, 2013

The owners, Jeannie and Dave, do a marvelous job. The house and gardens are maintained meticulously, the breakfast is sumptuous and always a pleasant surprise when it is served in the sunroom, and the hosts offer very useful advice what to do in the area. Not to forget the desserts offered in the evening, e.g. peach cobbler. Since we were 3 travelers, we had the 2 adjacent rooms on the top floor with a shared bath room. They were very nice and the beds extremely comfortable. Attention to details is throughout, e.g. fresh bath towels every day, high-quality shampoo and soap in the shower, lots of maps of the area, menus of the local restaurant etc. There are 2 rules to adhere to (arrival time, breakfast at 9) - but I think these 2 rules allow the owners to focus on the important stuff - that is to make everybody feel at home and allow them to have a great vacation. We certainly did !

Fall color tour

5 on October 07, 2013

We had an exceptional two day's at the Horton Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast! The rooms are clean,warm,and inviting. We were treated like family, from the outstanding breakfasts to the wonderful evening deserts. Our host's Dave and Jeannie were very accomadating in every way. My wife and I really enjoyed the stay. We would highly recommend the Inn to anyone and everyone!!!!!


5 on September 09, 2013

Had the pleasure of visiting in June of this year and it was awesome. Everything about Horton Creek is outstanding, the breakfast, the rooms, the comfort, the grounds and the hosts, Jeannie and Dave or beyond outstanding. Would highly recommend to everyone.

A Hidden Michigan Treasure

5 on September 16, 2012

If you are looking for a place to get away and unwind then I would highly recommend the Horton Creek Inn B&B. You will be surrounded with peace & beauty and spoiled by Jeannie & Dave. You may arrive a weary traveler but you will leave refreshed and wanting to turn back around when you get to the end of the driveway. The breakfast is wonderful and you can spend an entire day just roaming the grounds and surrounding area enjoying the scenery and wildlife. Randy, Lynda, Alec, Micaela F.

A peace of heaven in Northern Michigan

5 on August 03, 2011

We found Horton Creek Inn by a stroke of luck searching the internet for a place to escape and find peace and quiet at the end of an annual family reunion. We stayed one night and have been back many times since. Horton Creek is perfect in summer, fall and winter. We have not yet been in spring. We start to relax when we make the reservations and even look forward to the drive. Jeannie and Dave are perfect hosts. I only wish that it weren't a fourteen hour drive to get there.

Northern Michigan perfection!

5 on June 21, 2010

I can't tell you how amazing this inn is, you simply must visit! We just celebrated our wedding in Charlevoix and booked the entire Inn for our family and friends! It was like staying with family! Jeannie and Dave made us feel like we were at home, just a little farther North! The grounds, games and of course the pool, we simply couldn't get enough! A must visit for all you midwesterners. We look forward to visiting year after year! Thank you is not enough to show our gratitude!

A perfect place to stay in Northern Michigan

5 on May 14, 2010

We have stayed at the Horton Creek Inn in summer, fall, and winter. It is like going home. Jeannie and Dave are welciming and extremely helpful. The Inn and grounds are immaculate. We wish we could find a similar place to stay closer to our home in New England but when we do, we will still return to Horton Creek.

Cozy Bed and Breakfast

5 on October 09, 2009

We were impressed from the moment we pulled into the driveway and were met by the owners. The inn is just beautiful inside and out. The Babbitts were cordial and accommodating. The full breakfast every morning was wonderfully prepared and delicious. We have never stayed at a nicer B & B and will definitely be back again. It is a great place to stay if you want quiet and relaxation in the north woods of Michigan.

Our Paradise Up North!

4.4 on September 30, 2009

We definitely enjoyed our stay!

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Rooms & Rates

Tree Top Suite

upper level with balcony

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Bear Room

upper level detached bath

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

Deer Room

upper level room bath in room

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

Moose Room

Lowe level walk out to patio level room

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

North Woods Room

Lower level Jacuzzi room

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

Garden Room

Main level Jacuzzi room

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

Waterfowl Room

upstairs room part of two room suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Countryside, Rural, Secluded, Small town


Traverse City, MI (TVC-Traverse City) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Centrally Located between Charlevoix, Petoskey and Boyne City at Horton Bay.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Boutique Hotel, Cabin

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Pool, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Turndown Service, Wired internet

On-site activities

Hiking trails, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 4 - 7 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Some rooms are not suitable for children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Boarding facility nearby
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: In season weekends 2 night minimum, holiday weekends 3 night minimum.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Secure room reservation with a credit card number or check equivalant to one nights lodging, plus tax.
  • Cancellations: All cancellations are subject to a $25.00 per night cancellation fee no matter when the reservation was made. With less than 14 day notice prior to arrival you will be responsible for entire room rate unless room is re-booked. If room is re-booked for entire reservation there will be no charge except $25.00 per night cancellation fee.
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Dave & Jeannie Babbitt

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Dave & Jeannie have been doing this 15 years now and have decide to add more celebrations to their property by now offering two wedding venues. Check it out at www.hortoncreekweddings.com They love sharing their relaxed home and grounds with they many friends they meet and make each year. Gardening and housekeeping is their passion.

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  • Time Served: 9 A.M
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Eggs Benedict
Our version!

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