Port City Victorian Inn

1259 Lakeshore Dr , Muskegon, MI 49441 USA (Show map)
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We are proud to have been voted “Best in the Midwest” for the second year in a row by Arrington’s B&B journal, Inn Traveler! You will feel as if you have stepped through a time portal as you enter through the doors of what once was Alexander Rodgers, Sr.'s 1877 Queen Anne Style Victorian mansion. This splendid vintage turn-of-the-century mansion features old world elegance, grace and charm! Port City Victorian Inn is located off the bluff of Muskegon Lake - just minutes from the downtown business district, Lake Michigan, and across the lake from the Muskegon State Park Winter Sports Complex. Today, this beautiful 136 year-old, five bedroom home proudly welcomes guests to enjoy its old world elegance, grace and charm which characterizes this splendid vintage turn-of-the century mansion.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Beautiful B& B

4.8 on September 18, 2017

This B& B was so warm and welcoming, the Victorian decor impeccable A lot of love, sweat , and class went into the making of this inn. The hosts were delightful, the breakfast delicious. Would recommend to anyone staying in the area!

Port City Victorian Inn

5 on August 25, 2017

Our stay at the Port City Victorian Inn was a fabulous stay. We enjoyed the home relaxed feel, great conversation at breakfast and excellent breakfasts. Our hosts were very friendly and great to talk with about the history of the Victorian Inn. It was a like a trip back to the mid 1800's with conversation about the Muskegon area during that time period. We would definitely recommend a stay at the Victorian Inn.

Beautiful accommodations, gracious hosts

5 on July 15, 2017

The Port City Inn is a wonderful place to stay on the West side of beautiful Michigan. The Inn is a amazing Victorian mansion preserved with such care and attention to detail. The breakfast sunroom filled with natural sunlight was great place to start the day with a delicious breakfast! The breakfast cannot be missed: the first morning we had- omelettes, sausage, fruit, hashbrowns, fresh orange juice, toast; our second morning we were served waffles, eggs, strawberries, bacon, pineapple & banana compote topping, and fresh orange juice! We stayed in the Captain's Room that had a great sitting area, and a very nice patio overlooking the water- also a jacuzzi tub and fireplace! The Inn had plenty of parking and great access to downtown and a very nice paved bike trail. Fred and Barb are welcoming and go above and beyond to be sure all guests are comfortable. Fred and Barb are a wealth of information on the history and happenings around Muskegon. We had a great visit and felt very at home. We enjoyed our conversation with our hosts and look forward to visiting again!

charming B&B

5 on September 21, 2016

The host and hostess were very friendly and welcoming. They make you feel very much at home. They answer questions and give a background to their lovely home. I would recommend it to all.

Very Happy Anniversary

5 on September 15, 2016

Absolutely perfect! Fred and Barb were so wonderful and provided excellent service. The home was gorgeous and our room was amazing!

The Best Of The Best

5 on September 13, 2016

First class accommodations.

Well-cared for B&B

4.0 on September 03, 2016

Convenient location near Lake Michigan Ferry port. It was evident the owners take great pride in both the home and prepared breakfast. We enjoyed their hospitality as well.

Excellent B&B Experience

5 on August 29, 2016

We stayed 2 nights in the Captain's Room and had a wonderful time! Fred and Barb are excellent hosts. Great food, stimulating/refreshing conversations, and AMAZING accommodations. The Inn is beautiful with no attention to detail spared. Generous portions of delicious food each day. Super clean. Will definitely stay here again. Thank you for opening up your home for us! Brian and Kim.

Total Bliss¿¿¿¿

5 on August 27, 2016

Our fifth Wedding Anniversary stay was celebrated at the Port City Victorian Inn this past week. We received such a warm welcome from the inn keepers Barb and Fred . They both were outstanding hosts. Amazing beautiful unique antiques in a very comfortable atmosphere. The breakfasts were generous portions and accommodating to your dietary needs. Plenty of great places to dine, and awesome naval history to tour including a submarine. The Port City Victorian Inn is truly Muskegon Michigan GEM¿¿

A Gem In Muskegon

4.8 on August 25, 2016

What a delight it was for us to spend a few nights here a few weeks ago! Barbara and Fred were very warm and welcoming. We enjoyed the hospitality they have created in this Victorian inn. They have decorated it with beautiful antiques and memorabilia. Everything is spotless from top to bottom. Our breakfasts were delicious and so enjoyable shared with the other guests. This was the nicest B&B we have had the pleasure to stay at. I wish we had more time to spend in this little gem in Muskegon and will definitely stay here if we have the chance to visit again. Scott & Pam Sparks

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Rooms & Rates

Alexander Rodgers Room

Newly decorated windows and matching canopy bed appointments. Three large windows allow plenty of sunshine and awesome views of Muskegon Lake and Yacht Harbor and opens up to the delightful lake breezes. A very comfortable yet eloquently designed, “Queen Rice-Poster Canopy” bed, with its matching Armoire, two end tables and triple-dresser/full mirror; all cherry wood bedroom suite.

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

Nightly Rate: $200 - $205

Queen Anne

The Queen Anne Room is named after the building architecture style of our Inn which is “Queen Anne”. This room offers a matching cross-sawn-oak Victorian bedroom suite that includes a Queen Bed, matching double-vanity, and Wardrobe Armoire. A massive window facing Muskegon Lake is seven feet tall and five feet wide which provide a beautiful panoramic view of the sunsets. New for 2014 is a beautiful cross-sawn, oak-gas-fireplace just installed for our guests comfort.

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

Nightly Rate: $200 - $205

Rose Room Suite

The Rose Room Suite is decorated in the Victorian era and dully named, because of delicate rose patterned wallpaper around this large room. The matching bedroom suite is of solid oak, and includes a Queen Sleigh bed with an overhead canopy, two side end tables, and a matching wardrobe armoire that all sets on oak flooring throughout the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200 - $205

Captains Cabin

The Captain’s Cabin Suite is our most luxurious & largest suite in the Inn. This suite features double-glass doors that open to spectacular views of our beautiful Muskegon Lake and overlooks the Lakeshore Yacht Harbor Boat Club. You can also catch a one-of-a-kind sunset just for two on your very own private balcony while lounging and sipping your favorite beverages.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $235 - $235

Anastasia's Room

Our smallest room, but luxuriously appointed with black walnut, “East Lake” furnishings, overlooking a “century old park” through two large windows that allows the summer breezes to fill your room and the morning music of the many birds feeding in our side garden.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

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Location Type

Located on the bluffs of Muskegon Lake, Minutes from Lake Michigan beaches, Fifteen minutes from Grand Haven, MI, fourty-five minutes from Holland, MI, One-hour from Sagatuck, MI, Airport, City, Downtown, Lakefront, Oceanfront


Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.) 48 miles

Directions to property:

From the (south) I-96 to Muskegon is the major route to take. Take I-96 west until freeway ends here in Muskegon. I-96 turns into Seaway Drive or (Bus-31). Stay right on Seaway Dr to Laketon Ave, turn left and go west on Laketon Ave to Lakeshore Drive. Take a 90 degree right turn (north) on to Lakeshore Drive to 1259 Lakeshore Drive, Muskegon, MI 49441. From the North US-131 or US-31 is the route to take. US-131 to highway M-46 or Apple Ave heading west to Muskegon. Apple Ave ends at Seawau Drive, turn left (south) to Southern Ave, turn right (west) street ends at Lakeshore Drive, turn right (north) first house on the right (1259 Lakeshore Drive).

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, http://www.msports.org/, http://www.visitmuskegon.org/video.htm, http://www.visitmuskegon.org/trails.htm, http://www.greatlakesdowns.com/NewsEvents/Upcoming, Texas Hold'em Tournaments, http://www.visitmuskegon.org/golf.htm, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Top of the line mattresses, Natural Log/Gas Fire Places, Bath Salts, Water Fall Heated Jacuzzi, Double-Whirlpool Tubs, Second Story Pergola Area/Private Balcony

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, http://www.miadventure.com/, http://www.craigscruisers.com/, Muskegon Race Course, http://www.visitmuskegon.org/charters.cfm, http://www.portcityprincesscruises.com/, http://www.visitmuskegon.org/beaches.htm, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4pm-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking allowed in the Inn
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12 years and older permitted. Extra charge for third guest.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night stay - May 1 thru Oct 31. In addition, all Holidays and Special Events
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of one night's stay - either by cash or credit card.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made no less than seven (7) days prior to reservations or if the room is re-rented the deposit will be refunded - minus a 10% handling fee (no exceptions). No Shows will be charged 100% of room rate (no exceptions).
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Fred & Barbara Schossau

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , non-allergic, non-shedding

About the innkeepers

Antique hunting,sight seeing, bicycling, hiking, bible study, grand children, historical site seeing, and travel

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  • Time Served: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Sun Room, In-room upon request/additional charge, Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Call for pricing

Signature Dish

Omelet Rolled Egg Dish
This dish can be vegetarian or may include meat. Ingrediance may include: Eggs, mushrooms, onions, Dijon mustard, ham or just vegatables, swiss cheese. amd special spices selected by the Chief.


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