4.8 on October 17, 2016
Carl and Lisa were wonderful hosts. Their breakfast was terrific!.. The inn has charm indoors and out. One night we made a fire in the pit beside the pond and enjoyed the cool evening air. Thanks for the memorable stay!
5 on October 16, 2016
The ambience, the room, the view, the other guests.........fabulous. the breakfast, as good as it gets............the owners, priceless, warm, friendly, charming, we felt right at home, we can't wait to come back, lewis and leslye rosenbaum aka lesNlew.
5 on October 13, 2016
Beautifully restored home, extensive woodwork. 3 common areas for guests - comfortable and pretty. Use of fridge, wine, homemade cookies, water, DVDs, books, tea - couldn't ask for more amenities. Great location - near TC and Elk Rapids. Grounds are pretty - too cool to spend anytime outside, though. Breakfasts were hearty, delicious and best of all, made with local ingredients - including some from the BandB. Hots were helpful without being intrusive. This BandB is not one of our very favorites!
4.8 on October 01, 2016
The home is older but comfortable and very well updated. Scenic sunrises and sunsets can be seen from the home. Lisa is a gracious hostess and very knowledgeable about the area. She can answer virtually any question about the area and is a valuable resource for those seeking suggestions about things to do / places to go. Carl prepares superb breakfasts, primarily with locally sourced groceries, and readily accommodates dietary restrictions. Regarding food, he encourages guests to pick pears from close by trees. Just a "stone's throw" from the hustle and bustle of Traverse City, Country Hermitage B&B is a great place to relax.
5 on September 30, 2016
This was our third visit to Country Hermitage in 15 years, and the owners have put a lot of work in over the years, adding a stream and fish pond and other touches. The breakfasts were top-notch. Cannot recommend enough.
5 on September 29, 2016
Wonderful stay in a beautiful setting. Would definitely stay there again.
4.8 on September 22, 2016
The Hermitage was a truly lovely place to stay! The whole aarea is so beautiful I really wish I could've stayed a couple more days. The hosts were quite friendly and the breakfast was absolutely DELICIOUS!! It was a quiet area and would be most beautiful during the Cherry blossom season I'm sure with the orchard in the back. The history of the house is quite interesting also. Thank you for a wonderful stay! Amanda Jo
5 on September 21, 2016
Just returned from 3 night stay. Aboslutely 5 star across the board. Lisa and Carl are the perfect hosts who make you feel welcome in every way. Beautiful setting overlooking hills and away from traffic on U.S. 131. Beautiful, tasteful rooms spotlessly clean. Carl is an outstanding chef who created a unique breakfast each monring--often featuring the famous cherries the area is known for. You needn't look anywhere else in the area.
4.2 on September 13, 2016
Our hosts were and helpful. Food was delicious and attractively displayed. Hosts described each entree and how they prepared it. Very interesting helpful hints about where to visit that day.
5 on September 08, 2016
We stayed in the Pulcilher room and it was beautiful!! The bed was comfortable, the bedding beautiful and the room was very spacious!! It had a fireplace, a sitting area and large bathroom with jetted oversized tub/shower. We can't say enough about the absolutely, delicious breakfasts that were served every morning!!! Carl is a true chef and Lisa is an amazing hostess!!! They came with a bonus, Gemma, their adorable rescue dog, who just kind of hangs out and does her own thing...unless you're an animal lover who insists on giving hugs and petting her! The grounds are beautiful, flowers in planters and baskets, wrap around porch with lots of comfortable seating and views that are gorgeous!!! We enjoyed a fire by the water in the fire pit and socialized with other guests! We can't say enough about our experience, it was a memory we enjoyed making......
4.6 on September 03, 2016
This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast and it was delightful. The house is very clean and pleasant, the grounds are enchanting, with many areas for seating in peaceful settings. The hosts are helpful and hospitable, and the food was excellent.
5 on August 28, 2016
Country Hermitage is a lovely place. Quiet surroundings, comfortable and homey. The Innkeepers, Carl and Lisa were were great and can help with info about the area. The room and bed were very comfortable and we enjoyed our own private bath. This was our first experience staying at a bed and breakfast, and it definitely exceeded our expectations. The gourmet breakfasts were yummy and we looked forward every morning to breakfast. Great coffee,too! There were so many nice things about staying there and we would love to come back. Our stay was from 7/31-8/4/16.
5 on August 25, 2016
Paul and Nancy.. We love this place, it is our home up north. Lisa and Karl are the kindest and best hosts ever and the food is absolutely wonderful. It is the hidden gem of Traverse City.
4.0 on August 24, 2016
Very nice B&B. Clean, nice hosts, and a good view of the cherry trees.
4.6 on August 19, 2016
A warm, friendly and comfortable B&B. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in this historic home on an expansive cherry farm. Innkeeper Lisa was extremely organized. We especially loved the home-baked cookies and trying the local wines. Carl's breakfast were simply amazing. Fresh fruit and wonderful food to follow. We enjoyed having breakfast with the other guests, many of whom were repeat visitors and gave us lots of tips about the area. Staying here was a perfect choice for the Michigan portion of our travels!
4.6 on August 13, 2016
The pictures do not due this B&B justice.
4.8 on August 11, 2016
Country Hermitage is a gem. We had a great stay there and will be back! Lisa and Carl are fabulous hosts, cooks, and innkeepers. The inn is meticulously and lovingly cared for.
5 on August 10, 2016
Lisa and Carl were wonderful! Amazing breakfasts and a lovely home and orchard setting!
4.0 on August 07, 2016
Very Nice B&B. Inn Keepers are the BEST. Eveything very well kept and clean. Inside and out. Beautiful grounds Away from the business of the city, but close enough for everything. Breakfast is OUTSTANDING!
5 on August 07, 2016
Beautiful place inside and out, the best breakfast, nicest people. it was a great experience all around.
5 on August 05, 2016
Like visiting home. Very comfortable and great hospitality.
5 on July 26, 2016
My wife found Country Heritage online. It was the cleanest place I have every stayed besides my own home. The innkeepers were delightful. The only mistake we made was not staying longer.
4.4 on July 21, 2016
Lisa and Carl made us feel as if we were family, and they made sure that there was no shortage of things to do, from long games, board games, books and movies to fishing, hiking, biking, dining and shopping. They are terrific conversationalists, wonderful cooks, knowledgeable tour guides, and manage the most beautiful B&B we have ever encountered. The two nights went by quickly and we did not make a dent in all of the activities and services they offered.
4.8 on July 06, 2016
My wife and I stayed for 2 days/nights on the property and it was absolutely perfect. The rooms are really nice, not too small and they're furnished well. If you want more space then you can sit downstairs or on the decks or out by the pond. The fire pit was ready to go for a night time camp fire that we enjoyed out by the pond. Lisa and Carl are both full of information for anything you're interested in. The breakfast served in the morning is beyond expectations and we were asked if we had any preferences or allergies beforehand. The property is gorgeous to walk or run around with cherry trees, a creek, an old red wedding barn, beehives and other wildlife. We had a great stay and hope to come back again.
5 on June 26, 2016
Paul Shaheen, Nancy Jensen
5 on June 22, 2016
Can't say enough about what a wonderful place this is. Spectacular breakfasts! Very friendly staff and just a pleasure to visit. Looking forward to returning.
5 on June 15, 2016
Wonderful staff, beautiful property. Best kept secret in the traverse city area!
5 on June 02, 2016
It's everything you want in a B&B. We look forward to future visits.
5 on May 26, 2016
We received a warm welcome by the innkeepers – Lisa and Carl. They are friendly and very helpful offering suggestions for dining and day trips. I love the historic detail on the inside of the house and yet it offers all the modern conveniences. Our room (the Pulcipher Room) was spacious, comfortable, and romantic. The grounds include a pond and trails around the cherry orchard. We stayed here during the cherry blossom season and the views were gorgeous. We had a wonderful stay and hope to be back soon.
4.6 on October 26, 2015
We had a wonderful time, the property is beautiful and we could not have had a better stay..
5 on October 18, 2015
the breakfasts were really delicious and plentiful and everything was clean and welcoming, including the inn keepers.
4.4 on October 18, 2015
Second time we stayed at Country Hermitage B & B. WE very much enjoyed the setting, food and room amenities. Breakfast was also delicious. We will come back again!
5 on October 14, 2015
Wonderful place and we will be back! We had a great weekend!
5 on October 09, 2015
My husband and I enjoyed our recent one night stay at Country Hernitage. The B&B is very beautiful both inside and outside. The rooms are decorated very nice. We stayed in the Kinsey room and found it to be very cozy and comfortable. The outside grounds are gorgeous in the middle of a cherry orchard. My husband and I really enjoyed sitting outside on the deck after returning from dinner. A very beautiful setting. We also enjoyed Carl and Lisa (the innkeepers) and their knowledge of the area. The gourmet breakfast was outstanding. We had a very lovely time.
5 on October 05, 2015
Such beautiful manicured grounds for a morning walk after enjoying a homemade delicious breakfast. Stocked drinks, wine and coffee throughout the day, Quiet nights and comfy beds, very knowledged about surroundings attractions.....just delightful! Dan & Jennifer
4.6 on October 04, 2015
We come to the Country Hermitage for our own little get away while visiting my parents for their 50th Anniversary. It was great the rooms were lovely and comfortable. The staff was so kind and breakfasts were outstanding. I am a runner and I ran the property each morning. Great location and the staff is there to help you with activities and discounts if possible on things to do. An example is we got discounts on golf.
5 on October 01, 2015
Beautiful house, elegantly decorated ,delicious breakfast and wonderful hosts--- what more could you ask for?
4.6 on September 16, 2015
Lisa and Carl are perfect hosts. We spent 3 wonderful days on their property. Every day a different, home made and delicious brealfast! The bedrooms was cosy and the bed very good. Sitting on the deckchairs enyoing a glass of offered wine, watchin the sunset was real recreation.we can heartly recommend this B&B.
5 on September 13, 2015
My husband and I just celebrated our 14 year anniversary this past weekend and this is where we stayed. The host and hostess were very friendly people. They knew where everything were all the good restaurants and the B & B is well maintained and gorgeous throughout. I hated to leave. All rooms were made different but very roomy. They do have a dog and she growled at us. She is very very friendly. I plan to go and stay again. The B&B sits on 400 acres of cherry blossoms. It is so beautiful. It is about 8 minutes from Traverse City. The host and hostess were wonderful and let you relax and enjoy your stay. They are very friendly to everyone and I recommend this to all my friends. Thank you again Lisa and Carl for having us!!!! Until next time...
4.6 on September 10, 2015
This beautiful historic home and property was the perfect home away from home during our stay in Traverse City. We took advantage to explore all the areas on the property, especially the scenic trail through the cherry orchards that was available to guests. The B&B's owners, Lisa and Carl made every effort to be sure that we had an outstanding experience including sumptuous breakfasts, suggestions for restaurants and other ways to explore the area.
5 on August 22, 2015
Excellent rooms, service and dining. Hope to see you next year. Returning customer
5 on August 17, 2015
We were floored by the food, rooms, owners and location. Everything was perfect. The owners are a wonderful combination of friendly, informative and laid back. They are not needy or in your face at all but they sure know the area and are exceedingly helpful! The food was fantastic and they were wonderful at accommodating my food allergies. We had a great stay and look forward to going back. Regarding comments about the dog: this is literally the friendliest/sweetest dog in the world. My husband isn't a fan of dogs but she's so gentle and friendly, I cannot imagine anyone taking issue with her. If you are afraid of this dog, you should consider never being around any dog, anywhere.
5 on August 12, 2015
We staid at Country Hermitage B&B on our honeymoon. Prior to ending our honeymoon at Country Hermitage we staid at two other B&B's... These were our first B&B experiences and although they were all nice Country Hermitage was our favorite. Lisa and Carl were both extremely nice. They were knowledgable about the area and very approachable. They made us feel comfortable in their home and were very accommodating. The house is gorgeous and so is the cherry orchard! Amazing rooms and guest service! Great location! Breakfasts were amazing.... gourmet meals!!! Five stars all around!!!!
5 on August 10, 2015
I almost wish we didn't have plans around the area. I could have had a lovely day just walking the path around the cherry farm, reading on the deck, fishing at the pond, grilling on the deck and relaxing at the fire pit at the end of the night. Coffee and wine were offered throughout the day. The rooms and main floor areas were so attractive and comfortable The B&B is very close to Elk Rapids and Traverse City. Lisa and Carl work hard to put on a superb breakfast every morning. We certainly hope to make it back again.
5 on June 10, 2015
Excellent spot. Would definitely stay again.
4.4 on May 23, 2015
We attended a spring wedding at the Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast in May of 2015. The cherry trees were in bloom and the grounds were beautiful!! The location is perfect for a wedding or any type of celebration!
5 on November 07, 2014
From the moment I arrived at this charming B&B, I knew I had made the right choice. Off the beaten path from busy Traverse City, yet close enough to explore all that the region has to offer, I was enchanted. The hosts, Lisa and Carl, were friendly and welcoming and were full of helpful suggestions for dining and wine touring. They are also great cooks and have a charming pooch. As a runner I was happy to be able to step out the back door and jog around the acres of cherry orchards! If you are looking for understated elegance, this is the place to stay. I hope to return soon!!
4.4 on November 04, 2014
My wife and I had a very nice over night stay at the Country Hermitage B&B. It is a very beautiful home and very nicely decorated. The hosts were very accommodating and the breakfast was wonderful. The only draw back was the dog that belongs to the hosts. It is a pit bull and while I did not personally have a problem with the dog my wife was a little concerned when upon walking into the kitchen the dog gave a low under the breath growl. The host assured us that the dog was still in training but my wife was still a little unsettled. So if you are not afraid of pit bulls this is a wonderful place to stay. I am hoping that I can convince my wife to come back again. We will see!
5 on October 13, 2014
Inn keepers had great knowledge of the activities in the area. The food each morning was fantastic.
4.4 on October 11, 2014
wonderful outdoor spaces where u can enjoy a morning cup of coffee watching a wonderful sunrise over the orchard.....or an evening sunset with a glass of wine...both from the large warm relaxing deck overlooking the orchard. Wander down the brook to the pond and catch a few fish. The service and food will be the best u will ever experience. The breakfasts they provide not only are amazing...but they are the perfect start of a new day's adventure. Breakfast is an adventure unto its own....setting the stage for the rest of the day. Carl and Lisa are excellent hosts who truly care about making your stay the most memorable...and they know the area so well they can help u plan things of interest u may not come across...such as winery tours that will pick u up at your door. close enuf to every other amenity u could want or think of..just ask them. thanks for a exceptional stay...we will be back..often Jackie and John p.s. Carl, hope the tip helped u hit "em straighter...watch your ball position
5 on October 06, 2014
What a delightful experience our two-night stay was! We celebrated a birthday and a 45th wedding anniversary at The Country Hermitage. It was just lovely...wonderful touches in the entire home and the food was amazing. The owners welcomed us and made us feel so much at home. We had never stayed at a B & B before and this was truly a trip to remember.
5 on September 11, 2014
Very reasonable rates. Homemade waffles, fruit, juices, breakfast meats. Clean as any place I've ever stayed at. Carl & Lisa provided us with fishing rods/equipment to fish on their pond. Their dog is priceless & friendly. Free wine & delicious coffee is the norm. You can hike around the pond on a cherry tree farm. They also have a fire pit area. The family room oak area was ours to use during our stay. Golf rates for Grand Traverse Resort were much cheaper than those that stay at the Resort. Much more than a 5-star B&B. Thanks. RTP & the whole family.
4.6 on September 05, 2014
Needed last minute getaway and found availability and flexibility here. We were repeat guests (12 years ago!) and remembered enjoying our stay. We were delightfully surprised that we also received a return stay discount!
4.8 on September 04, 2014
Staying at Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast was absolutely amazing. Lisa and Carl were delightful and cooked us the most amazing breakfast every morning. The rooms were great and the house was beautiful. I would highly recommend staying here. The house is fairly close to downtown TC and the wineries in the area. Such a great experience!
5 on September 04, 2014
We recently celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary by making a return trip to this beautiful bed and breakfast. The serenity of the location, the fabulous breakfast by Carl and the local wineries are only a few of the reasons we love this bed and breakfast. I know we will be back again and hopefully sooner than later - life is too short!
5 on September 03, 2014
A charming bed & breakfast experience. We stayed here over Labor Day weekend and took advantage of the free extra day special. A delightful home with old world charm just a few miles from downtown Traverse City. Despite this it does have very modern elements. A great place if you want to relax for the weekend or longer. Not just a place to sleep at and get breakfast, but a place where you can enjoy your stay. The grounds are beautifully taken care of and there is a great fishing pond and plenty of lawn chairs to lounge in. A gourmet breakfast is cooked fresh every morning and the company was delightful. Definitely recommend. We will be back here for future stays in Traverse.
5 on September 02, 2014
My husband and I spent a few days at this lovely bed and breakfast and were thoroughly impressed! The accommodations were wonderful, the breakfasts phenomenal, impeccable service, we could not have been happier. The porches were wonderful for reading in the evenings and resting our feet after days of shopping and exploring. Gemma, the four-legged innkeeper helped with some puppy love. The grounds were gorgeous and the location is great for exploring nearby areas, This was probably the best B&B experience we have had to date. We will definitely stay again!
4.6 on August 27, 2014
We stayed at many B&B's in the past and this one was the BEST! During our 7 day stay, we found Lisa and Carl very welcoming and accommodating. The breakfast and treats were exceptional. Rooms were clean and comfortable and the outdoor decks and pond very relaxing. We would definitely return and highly recommend the Country Hermitage to all! NOREEN & VINCE
4.6 on August 25, 2014
Very nice Bed and Breakfast. Lisa and Carl were very welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed our stay so much, we added an extra night! Very close to local attractions, but we also enjoyed lounging on the grounds, sharing wine by the fire, fishing, boche ball.... Great food & great time. Would definitely come back again!
5 on August 24, 2014
This facility is beautiful and Carl and Lisa are the ultimate hosts. The rooms were extremely comfortable and quiet. Breakfast was delicious and the small extra touches were much appreciated. Our stay at Country Hermitage was thoroughly enjoyable. One of the best B&B's in which we have stayed!
5 on August 20, 2014
We chose Country Hermitage as the location for our small, intimate wedding ceremony and it was just perfect! The pictures do not quite capture the quality and serenity of this majestic B&B. Carl and Lisa do not miss one detail, and the food and service was outstanding. We will definitely be back for anniversaries to come!
5 on August 18, 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very nice accommodations and excellent food and service. We will definitely return for another stay.
5 on August 17, 2014
My husband and I absolutely loved our stay at the Country Hermitage. The innkeepers were very friendly and hospitable. We would definitely recommend this Bed and Breakfast if you are looking for somewhere relaxing to stay in the Traverse City area. We hope to be able to stay there again ourselves.
4.8 on August 04, 2014
Staying at the Country Hermitage B & B was one of the best travel decisions we have ever made. The house is lovely with beautiful woodwork and well-appointed in all rooms. It is very clean and has beautiful, well-landscaped grounds, lovely flower baskets adorning the spacious deck. It is restful and convenient to local attractions. The breakfasts are magnificent!!! The presentation is lovely and the food is delicious; they utilize local, delicious products as much as possible. Reminded me of a B & B we went to in Tuscany... Warm, freshly baked cookies in the late afternoon...They took fabulous care of my husband who needed gluten free--they went the extra ten miles, so to speak to take GREAT care of him, serving the same items, only gluten free. Really, the greatest thing was the quality of heart of the innkeepers, Carl and Lisa, who amazingly manage exquisite standards with kindness. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with this place. We had a wonderful stay! Renee
4.6 on August 02, 2014
We stayed for a 3-night stay in July and had a great experience. Lisa and Carl are great and their dog Gema is super sweet as well. The breakfast was the best B & B food I've ever had. Carl is great chef and it's not your standard B & B food. Fresh, original and very tasty all 3 mornings. They have a huge property and great house right in between Elk Rapids and T.C. They have bocce ball set, dart board set up on the deck, they offer sodas and beer and wine during the evenings and cookies were always waiting for us when we were done messing around during the day and came back to check in for the night. The rooms vary in size. The one we had was rather small but worked out since we only went to the room to sleep. We will be back and will probably book one of the bigger rooms but even if we get the small one it's still awesome. Lots of little touches that make big differences. Enjoy!
3.4 on July 30, 2014
Nice room, nice hosts and a good breakfast.
4.4 on July 20, 2014
We stayed one night at the Country Hermitage B&B during our honeymoon. Our only complaint is that we didn't stay longer. We enjoyed the room, the complimentary goodies (including wine), the accommodations, and especially Gemma the dog! This place is great!!
4.8 on July 17, 2014
Stayed here on working trip to Traverse City, Hosts were great location convenient and breakfast was excellent. Definitely will be back when we are in TC.
4.8 on July 14, 2014
First of all, the inn keepers, Carl and Lisa are great. The house is very well run and the food is fantastic. They make their own bread and are very creative with the generous breakfast. The house is just gorgeous inside and out and the Pulcipher room was spacious with a great bed. The house is situated on a rather busy road but it is set back far enough to not notice it much and the back yard with the orchard and fish pond make for a beautiful setting. I'm not sure when we'll be back to Traverse City again but I would definitely plan on returning to the Country Hermitage B&B when we do.
5 on July 13, 2014
We had a wonderful two night stay...the house and grounds are amazing....the hosts and food are outstanding.....wish we could have stayed longer. Karl's pancakes are out of this world good! I would recommend this B & B over all others.
5 on July 10, 2014
We had an amazing stay. Staff was very friendly and welcoming. The rooms were very nice and clean. The grounds were beautiful and there was quite a bit to do right on the property. Food was delicious. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others!
5 on July 07, 2014
The breakfasts are great! Met some really nice people as well. Carl and Lisa are great innkeepers!
5 on July 07, 2014
Breakfast was a gourmet feast. It was enough to last to dinner. The accommodations were luxurious and located in the most beautiful area in Michigan. We will be back! Norb & Carol
4.8 on July 03, 2014
Could not have had a better stay, will be coming back for sure.
4.8 on June 28, 2014
We love this B&B on the outskirts of Traverse City within driving distance to so many wonderful Michigan locations, i.e. the wineries, Sleeping Bear Dunes, the UP. It is just a great place with wonderful gourmet grand breakfasts and beautiful vistas. Carl and Lisa are extremely friendly and helpful. They were happy to offer suggestions for outings and restaurant recommendations when we asked them! I can't say enough good things about Country Hermitage!
5 on June 12, 2014
Gary and Kris Rutowski of Port Huron.
5 on June 11, 2014
Nice rooms, close to attractions, great food, well worth it
5 on June 09, 2014
The room was immaculate. Nothing was missing and everything was in excellent order! I enjoyed the jetted tub, the comfortable bed, the friendly hosts, and the wonderful breakfasts. Most notably, the smoked pork loin and delicious blueberry pancakes. I will stay here again with my husband if in the area! Highly recommend!
4.2 on November 04, 2013
This is a country bed and breakfast atmosphere. They offer fishing in their beautiful pond that is stocked with fish, grape fields surround the house. It has a beautiful wrap around porch. Food was excellent and we enjoyed our stay there. The only draw back is our room was small and so was the bathroom.
4.6 on October 16, 2013
Our stay was everything we hoped. We received a nights' stay as a Wedding gift and had no idea what to expect. The room was beautiful, loved the fire place. Breakfast was amazing. We would definitely stay here again!!
5 on October 16, 2013
We stayed for 3 nights in mid-October in the Pulcipher Room. This was the second time we've stayed there, and we are sure to return. It's quiet, clean and Lisa and Carl provide a great experience. The B&B is located near downtown Traverse City, and not far from other destinations. It's relaxing to sit on the back deck, and take a walk down to the pond and around the grounds. We loved the breakfasts (including vegetarian-friendly options) everyday, and enjoyed the company of the other guests.
5 on October 10, 2013
Beautiful setting, friendly host and great food. Would love to return.
4.2 on October 07, 2013
A comfortable quiet stay in lovely surroundings. Excellent breakfast.
5 on October 03, 2013
My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary!!! AMAZING! We will be returning for a spring visit. This bed and breakfast exceeded my expectations. The facilities were great and clean and the breakfast the absolute best ever had!!! We can't wait to go back!!! It's way better than any hotel we've stayed at in the TC area. Randy and Jaime Bongard
4.6 on September 30, 2013
4.0 on September 23, 2013
Love the attention to details from the landscaping to the wine/treat at night. The innkeepers were really good at directing us to restaurants, entertainment, and hikes. The location is close to traverse city/wine trails/ brewery trails/ water sports/ but far enough away in the country that we felt we were getting away from it all. Innkeepers were also generous in sharing their recipes!
5 on August 31, 2013
Everything exceeded our expectations, to the tiniest detail. Lisa, Carl and Theresa had everything set up for the comfort and enjoyment of the guests. All of the rooms were comfortable and well appointed. The breakfasts were delicious with a nice variety of dishes that were beautifully presented. Virtually all of the guests were repeat customers--always a very good sign.
5 on August 28, 2013
My husband and I have stayed in many B&Bs throughout our travels. But one of our all time favorites is the Country Hermitage located in Williamsburg, Michigan just north of Acme on Highway 31 North. We love northern Michigan and like to stay somewhere that is convenient to all of our wanderings through Mission Peninsula, or the Leelanau Peninsula and Traverse City. The Country Hermitage offers all the warmth and comfort of a friendly stay with country family. Located in a large cherry orchard, the renovated farmhouse has such a comfortable ambiance with the charm of Victorian and cottage décor. There are several room styles to choose from, from luxury suites to cozy farmhouse cottage. The grounds are beautiful with several large yards, a fishing pond, and fire pit for late night conversations, a large wrap around deck overlooking the yards with beautiful potted flowers and herbs, and a garden. The service goes above and beyond expectations. The rooms are very clean with small amenities for travelers’ comforts; the bed in our room was extremely comfortable and not too stiff or too soft. But the greatest service was in the presentation and delivery of a sumptuous breakfast each morning. Coffee was hot and ready for those who want to get their mug and retreat to their rooms to start their day. The breakfasts have several courses and on this Saturday the chef featured local fresh fruit dishes, a fruit smoothie, coffee, juice, a main course of delicious lemon blueberry pancakes with locally produced maple syrup, slow roasted side dish of corned beef, and grilled baguette toast just for starters. We love this place and intend to return many times. The Innkeepers and chefs were warm and friendly, and talked “food talk” with me which I appreciated. Their gracious hosting and attention to details makes the Country Hermitage a “must” visit for any traveler in northern Michigan.
4.4 on August 27, 2013
I had a great time with my mom here. The property is beautiful, the room was very nice, and the hosts were super friendly. My only note is that the breakfast was good, but not my style. The coffee was excellent, as was the food, it just wasn't my type of breakfast food. I would have preferred more simple options. The fruit pancakes were delicious, though. This is nothing against the inn, just my personal tastes. The cookies and wine/tea were a nice touch.
5 on August 26, 2013
Absolutely loved our stay. The scenery was fabulous, the food was amazing, and the room was very clean and comfortable.
4.0 on August 26, 2013
The Inn Keepers (Lisa, Carl and Teresa) were engaging and hospitable. Many value added amenities like use of the facilities at the nearby resort (golf and exercise room). The fishing pond offers catch and release bass and pan fish. The breakfast will put you on the fast track to stretch pants. Carl is truly, unrivaled in the kitchen.
We strive to provide our guests with a great experience at our B&B and most important is a comfortable and spotlessly clean room. I would greatly appreciate it if you would, please, contact me directly and let me know why you found our cleanliness and guest rooms to be only 3 out of 5 so that we can make any necessary changes. Thank you for your time in reviewing our property. Carl always loves to hear that people enjoyed his breakfast!
4.8 on August 21, 2013
Carl and Lisa are incredibly welcoming, and made us feel like we were staying at our own home. The ammenities are endless, and I only wish we had more time to actually stay and relax at the Inn. Carl was more than welcome to share his recipe's and techniques for prepping his unique and original quisine's, and I enjoyed waking each morning to hot coffee and locally grown foods, while chatting with Carl in the Kitchen. Truely a majical place to stay for any occasion!
5 on August 20, 2013
This was our fifth stay at Country Hermitage and we have plans to come back again! Lisa and Carl are the perfect hosts; we always feel welcome and at home. The breakfasts are phenomenal and the afternoon cookies are a perfect little treat! The rooms are clean and very comfortable. It's the perfect place to stay for an up north getaway!
5 on August 19, 2013
I am extremely happy that I chose this B&B for my husband and I to stay on our first anniversary. It exceeded all expectations. The innkeepers were very welcoming, the breakfast was delicious and gourmet, and there were special "surprises" such as homemade cookies, a bonfire waiting to be lit, and complimentary wine and tea. This was definitely a welcoming experience and we will be returning customers!
4.6 on August 19, 2013
Because I had driven by the Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast in the past, I stayed there before returning home from my vacation in Beulah. For me, it was a wise choice. Close enough to Traverse City for convenience, yet removed from the hustle and bustle. The Veliquette Room was my second choice as another guest reserved the Amon Room quicker than I did. Nevertheless, my room was just lovely with a view of the Grand Traverse Resort, the orchards and the bay. The landscaping enhances an already beautifully kept farmhouse. A fresh homegrown peach was the first course after a perfectly brewed cup of local coffee. I didn't want to, but I turned down a third blueberry waffle. The first two were accompanied by bacon and sausage. (local products) I plan for a return visit next summer and hope to stay 2 nights. Highly recommend it!
5 on August 19, 2013
The hosts were beyond gracious and the house and grounds are user friendly gems - truly a piece of countryside nirvana. Jeff Foote Lisa Miller
4.8 on August 16, 2013
Our whole stay was spectacular and the service and breakfasts were delightful. Really nice place . Highly reccommended.
5 on August 15, 2013
These folks operate an absolute one-of-a-kind gem. Won't spoil it for you by revealing all the surprises that await the discriminating traveler. One absolute, however: you MUST plan to stick around for breakfast. Hands down it was Best Ever at a B&B. Come to think of it, can't recall a better experience anywhere. My quick review: wanted to bring the bed home--mattress and pillows were that comfy. Staff is most accomodating. Lisa can work wonders to remove stains on white shorts as well. Great location; quiet and away from the crowds, but still very convenient to all the activities the area has to offer. Don't tell anyone else about this place!
5 on August 15, 2013
Probably the nicest B & B we have ever stayed at. Gracious and clean accommodations, very friendly staff, excellent food, and a beautiful setting among the cherry orchards and fish pond. I would strongly recommend Country Hermitage!
4.4 on August 14, 2013
A gorgeous home with exquisite bedrooms and common spaces. Wonderful breakfast and warm, friendly staff.
4.4 on August 12, 2013
Delicious breakfasts prepared by Carl. Theresa is lovely innkeeper.
4.6 on August 08, 2013
My husband and I went to the Country Hermitage for a night away on our anniversary. We stayed in the music room, it was very clean, cozy and very comfortable bed. The best part, however was the breakfast in the morning!! Amazing!!
4.4 on August 07, 2013
We felt like the room was just a little small for the price, but we loved everything else. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and went way out of their way to make sure that our trip was as enjoyable as possible. Everyone eating together created a great family atmosphere, and we loved being able to make friends with other guests. Oh, and the food was second to none.
5 on August 05, 2013
We had the most wonderful stay at Country Hermitage. Everyone was so friendly, the room was beautiful, the views were gorgeous, and Carl's breakfast was OUT OF THIS WORLD! Cant thank you enough, and can't wait to come back.
5 on August 03, 2013
My husband and I were celebrating our 5th weddings anniversary and wanted to try something different. We chose Country Hermitage based on reviews and we were not disappointed. The staff was absolutely wonderful! This was our first experience with a bed and breakfast and we definitely will make a return visit.
5 on July 31, 2013
I recently stayed at the Hermitage with my sister while we were in town to enjoy the Horse Shows by the Bay as spectators. We booked one of the smaller rooms, but were not disappointed in the least with our accommodation. The home and grounds are beautifully maintained and our room was beyond clean. The bed was comfortable and we enjoyed a beautiful view of the cherry orchard from our room. We are already planning a return trip in 2014 for next year's horse show and hope to invite others to enjoy this treasure!
4.6 on July 31, 2013
Staying at the Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast was perfect for our first time ever in a B&B, nice and quiet.There were 6 other couples staying while we were there and we hardly knew anyone was there at all. We had to leave early and miss Sunday Breakfast, but Carl took care of us with some Coffee and Muffins to go.
5 on July 30, 2013
This B&B is just awesome. From laying in the hammock next to the fish pond in the middle of a cherry orchard to the walk along the orchard perimeter. The breakfast was out of this world with homemade fresh cherry smoothies to start with. Staff went out of their way to accommodate us, including letting us pick cherries to take with us. We will definitely be returning.
4.6 on July 27, 2013
I stayed at the Country Hermitage for a week in mid July, 2013. While not on the waterfront (a minus for some) for me, the location was perfect. Easy access to points north and south and away from the bustle and traffic of Traverse City. Ths house has a wide wrap around porch which is a perfect place for morning coffee and evening wine. But the best part of the stay was Lisa and Carl the Inn Keepers, and let's not forgert Theresa who was in charge in the evenings. Carl's breakfasts were exquisite; roast beef hash, cherry waffles with apple-chicken sausage, blueberry pancakes with porl tenderloin. And the day I could not stay for breakfast I was sent on my way with pumpkin muffins and fresh cherries out of the orchard, All the food was prepared on the premises by this imaginative chef. Lisa and Theresa made sure everythig ran smoothly at the house. Couldn't have been better. If my travels bring me back to this area I will look to book here first.
5 on July 25, 2013
This was our first stay at a B&B and I was a little nervous. I am a freak about where I sleep and the cleanliness of the beds. I am happy to say that I felt so comfortable here and the rooms and beds were so clean and comfy! Carl, Lisa and Teresa were all amazing and the food was delicious! We will definitely stay here next year.
5 on July 22, 2013
is that we only had one night to spend there! Carl was a great host and cook too! I highly recommend this B&B!
5 on July 16, 2013
We frequently visit the Interlochen Center for the Arts and have found the Country Hermitage B&B to be one of the loveliest and most delightful places to stay. Lisa and Carl are excellent at welcoming their guests and providing absolutely everything that one might need or want without being in any way intrusive. Breakfast is fantastic - always interesting and delicious!
4.6 on July 12, 2013
I found this B&B just surfing the web. Wow, did I luck out with this one. Great location, beautiful place, the grounds are amazing, the food was wonderful (and very accommodating for gluten free), and the innkeepers were a pleasure. Thank you!
5 on July 08, 2013
Lisa and Carl are the best innkeepers! We have been to Country Hermitage three times, and will certainly be back again. Carl's breakfasts are delicious, and Lisa and Carl both do a wonderful job of making every guest feel welcome. The property and house are beautiful as well. Thanks!
5 on July 08, 2013
If you are in traverse city you must stay here. The beds and accommodations are wonderful but the food is spectacular. We ate at lots of restaurants during our weekend here, but the food at country hermitage was the best by far. Both lisa and carl are incredibly nice and so knowedgeable about the area. Absolutely worth every dollar!
4.8 on July 03, 2013
This was our first experience at a Bed and Breakfast and it couldn't have been a better one. Beautiful old farmhouse on a breathtaking country setting. We were warmly greeted by Lisa and served incredible home cooked breakfasts by Carl in the morning that were on par with any of the highly rated restaurants in Traverse city that we ate at during our stay. We enjoyed a little bit of fishing at the small country pond, strolled through the beautiful cherry orchards surrounding the property and relaxed with local complimentary wine later in the evening. Thanks for a great anniversary weekend!
4.8 on July 01, 2013
All of the staff at the B&B were so friendly and helpful. The breakfast was that we had were absolutely delicious.
5 on June 30, 2013
This was our first stay in a B&B, and we could not have made a better choice. The house was easy-to-find and just minutes from Traverse City. It was immaculate, gorgeously decorated, and completely open to us. Our room more than adequate and the staff was friendly, helpful, and considerate. Breakfast was included each day, but we were only able to take advantage of it one day due to our busy schedule; but what a breakfast it was! Oh, and the Internet is both free and fast. If I had known B&Bs were this good, we would have stopped staying in hotels long ago, as the Country Heritage put even 5-star hotels to shame. We plan on returning to this area just to stay there.
4.8 on June 30, 2013
We had a wonderful time at the Country Hermitage. It was our first visit but surely not our last. Lisa, Theresa and Carl took very good care of us. The Country Hermitage was beautiful, quiet, relaxing and just a short drive from wonderful Traverse City. Our room was very comfortable. We can recommend visiting in May. The weather was great, except for just overcast day, and not too hot. And Traverse City wasn't overrun with other tourists.
5 on June 27, 2013
This B&B was simply amazing. My husband and I stayed there for our 1st year anniversary and couldn’t have picked a better place. The hospitality and conversation are worth a visit itself. Carl, Lisa, and Theresa made you feel right at home and were very attentive. The place is a gem out surrounded by a cherry farm. A completely remolded 1880’s house with a beautiful wraparound porch out back is great for sunny days of lying around. We had a great time at the pond for some catch and release fun. It was a quick drive into TC and out enough so that you didn’t feel right in the middle of the city. The breakfast is amazing. Carl is an amazing chef and completely blew us away each morning. Would recommend to anyone and everyone and will be returning again.
4.6 on June 20, 2013
My family and I stayed at the Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast in June of 2013. The rooms were very comfortable, the staff Lisa, Carl, and Teresa were friendly and meet all of our request. Carl's cooking was terrific.
5 on June 13, 2013
What a wonderful place to stay. Lisa & Carl are great hosts'. The breakfasts are truly delicious. The evening snacks-fresh from the oven-are yummy. Complimentary local beer & wine are a nice added touch. Plenty of room to sit on the wrap around porch or take a walk down to the pond where you can just sit or you can feed the fish or fish--poles & fish food are even provided. The bed was very comfortable, and as the weather was a bit drizzly the fireplace came into use as well. Wonderful, wonderful indeed.
5 on May 14, 2013
We have stayed here many times and will be back many more. It is a wonderful place to stay. The breakfast is amazing!
5 on October 25, 2012
I have stayed at several B&Bs, but this is by far my favorite now. We stayed in order to do the wine and fall color tour, but I think we would have been just as happy hanging around the B&B all day. :) The innkeepers are fantastic, the breakfast is phenomenal, and the 'little things' made this stay stand out over the rest - flat screen TVs and DVD players in every room (with a movie library downstairs), a gorgeous sitting room and fireplace complete with chaise and blankets, afternoon wine and baked goods, good information (verbal and printed) on pretty much any local subject you are interested in! The property is pretty, the house is gorgeous. I will without doubt be back.
5 on October 21, 2012
A beatiful & clean bed & breakfast. The detail & craftmanship of the house is excellent! The food was always delicious! and we never had the same thing twice. The hosts, Carl & Lisa,were very helpful, kind , & gracious. Great location with scenic views.
5 on October 10, 2012
Stayed October 5&6 2012 in the Pulsifer Room. Clean, great host/hostess, and great food. Good location for wine tasting, biking, hiking, golfing, and TC attractions. Would stay again.
4.6 on October 07, 2012
Our stay was shorter than we would have liked, but we did enjoy every minute of it! Wonderful hospitality, a beautiful property, and great value.
5 on October 01, 2012
This is the best bed and breakfast ever! It would be hard to beat. The breakfasts were the best ever! I love the afternoon homemade treats and wine. It is extremely clean and quiet. That was important to me. This was out third time there and will not be the last. Karl and Lisa were great host and very knowledgeable about the area. It is also very close to everything, but in a quit area. The grounds are maintained and beautiful! You must stay here!!
5 on September 27, 2012
Amazing sums it up! My husband and I traveled to Traverse City for our 10th wedding anniversary and had never stayed in a B&B before. I was a little skeptical at first but am so happy we found Country Hermitage. This house is breathtaking. The grounds are neatly manicured and the scenery of the orchards take your breath away. The wrap around porch is so relaxing-although it was a little too cold for us to enjoy but it looked inviting. The rooms were very clean, the bed was comfortable and the fireplace in the room kept the romantic feel. Lisa and Carl were amazing innskeepers-very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and recommended good places to eat and visit. Carl's breakfast in the morning were HEAVENLY!!!! He is an amazing cook and we looked forward to the surprise in the morning. Lisa and Carl also offered wine and local beer to enjoy for an afternoon drink as well as freshly baked cookies. The B&B was very quiet. The house was full while we were there and we never heard the neighbors. The rooms were pretty sound proof. To sum it up (as I could go on forever) Country Hermitage is a fantastic B&B and would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay . You will not be disappointed. I was sad to leave. I hope to return on another anniversary and enjoy my stay once again. We stayed in the Morrison room and it was great.
3.8 on September 26, 2012
The hosts were exceptionally accommodating, going above, and beyond to provide an exemplary B&B stay, and greatly assisting (right down to providing flowers from their garden for the wedding! The rooms, while a bit small, were satisfactory, and inline with their reasonable price. The only drawback is that the house is on a very busy highway, and the road noise, especially if you like to keep a window open, is noticeable. I recommend this B&B if you are looking a budget choice. You won't find better hosts, at any price.
5 on September 26, 2012
My husband and I really love this bed and breakfast, so much so that we are making it a point to return annually. Lisa and Carl are so kind and friendly, and the rooms are immaculate. We also really loved the tranquility and beauty of the home and the surrounding area.
4.6 on September 21, 2012
My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at Country Hermitage in September. We had a wonderful time. Lisa and Carl were so helpful and kind and very accomodating! Breakfast was delicious and little snacks in the afternoon were nice to come home to after a day of sightseeing. We would definitely stay there again.
5 on September 19, 2012
Love Country Hermitage! We have been there at least 10 times now...we've even gone twice a year when they were open during the winter months. Lisa and Carl are wonderful innkeepers and they always go out of their way to make sure your stay is perfect. We look forward to our next visit there. It truly is our favorite place to be!
4.8 on September 17, 2012
I spent a wonderful holiday weekend in Traverse City with my fiance at the Country Hermitage B&B. The setting could not have been more relaxing and romantic. The grounds are gorgeous, complete with a cherry orchard and fishing pond. I have stayed at a number of B&B's in the past and the owners strike the perfect balance between being welcoming helpful hosts but also giving guests their space. One concern we had when initially booking was that the B&B would be too far from downtown Traverse City but the short 10-15 minute car ride is perfect and creates the feeling of staying in a more rural country inn. The food is delicious and was accomodating to our dietary restrictions (Pescetarian and Kosher). We will certainly be back!
5 on September 12, 2012
This was our 5th visit to the Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast and it was amazing as usual. The location is perfect, the rooms are superb and the breakfast can only be described as deliciously gourmet. Little things like daily fresh baked goods, complementary beverages (including local wines) and a stocked fishing pond (fishing equipment provided) really set this place apart from the rest. Carl and Lisa are the ultimate hosts and go out of their way to enhance the stay for their guests - whether it's setting up a campfire and providing s'more making goodies or offering suggestions and directions for the days activities, these guys can't be beat. We'll be back for sure... hopefully sooner than later.
4.2 on September 10, 2012
B&B was very nice. Bkfst excellent, rooms nice but a little smaller than expected based on pics online. Use of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Facilities avail to guest of B&B but not told of such until we arrived. Should have this info online. Wish we knew ahead of time. May have stayed longer.
My husband will be happy to hear you enjoyed the breakfast. I'm sorry you found the rooms smaller than expected. Wide-angled lenses used to capture more of the room can sometimes give that illusion. We do provide information about the resort on our web site, but I will review its location and our contact information to try to make that more noticeable. It is important to us that our guests are aware of all of our amenities, so thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are glad to hear you would have stayed longer.
5 on September 05, 2012
We were just a satisfied with our second stay as our first one. Very friendly innkeepers with great resources for the Traverse City area. Carl is a gourmet chef and takes great pleasure in preparing and serving creative breakfasts to his guests.
5 on September 05, 2012
We are repeat customers for the following reasons: (1) The orchards, fish pond, gardens, and views of Lake Michigan create the perfect setting; (2) Lisa and Carl know what service means - they aim to, and succeed at, pleasing the customer; (3) A sense of serenity exudes from the setting and service. Plus, fun and interesting people always manage to stay here when we are here.A great place to call "home" when away from home! From T and B in Kalamazoo.
4.8 on August 27, 2012
You will be perfectly cared for in this exquisitely restored farmhouse. The rooms range from charming to indulgent (with gas fireplaces and jetted tubs). Carl's breakfasts are elegant and tasty and the conversation with other guests is always great. Lisa and Carl can answer your every question. Can't imagine staying anywhere else when we're in the area!
4.2 on August 23, 2012
We were there for a family wedding. Carl and Lisa were wonderful hosts. the food was great and plentifull. the grounds are just so beautiful. Jemma is such a sweet and loving dog. very gentle and friendly
5 on August 23, 2012
The most important reason that this bed and breakfast was outstanding is Lisa Grise and Carl Fromholz. From the moment you arrived you felt welcomed. The place was spotless both downstairs in the community areas as well as the bedrooms. Complimentary hot water, tea, cocoa and wine was always available.In an ajacent room there were a variety of complimentary sodas as well as a refrig to store leftovers and a microwave with complimentery micro popcorn for that late night snack. My only surprise was that the rooms seemed a little smaller than i imagined from the picture but were certainly big enough and the private bath was spacious. We had booked the entire b&b for a wedding so it made it feel like the entire house was ours:) All the last minute help Lisa and Carl gave us on the wedding day.... to setting up all the neccessary things for a campfire at nite including all the ingredients to make smores was just a small sampling of how they thought of everything to make our stay outstanding. Breakfasts and accomadations for special diets were also outstanding. I not only would not hesitate to return but would seek this place out whenever i return to this area. Thank you Lisa and Carl.
4.6 on August 23, 2012
Lisa and Carl, the inn keepers, go far beyond my expectations in extending hospitality and service. They go out of their way to meet each guest's needs and desires. Each breakfast is a feast of home-style foods. Also, they provide home made cookies or other treats plus wine, coffee and tea in the late afternoon. The grounds are absolutely lovely. The only down side to this place is the noise from highway traffic, but I can live with that in light of how wonderful the stay is overall.
5 on August 17, 2012
Spent 2 nights here during a recent visit to Northern Michigan, great location, staff is exceedingly accommodating! The breakfast was excellent, overall cleanliness was excellent, and the room was great. Very charming Inn indeed!
5 on August 15, 2012
Charming house, very cozy, comfortable, very clean and large wrap around deck. Lisa and Carl are excellent hosts! Carl cooks up a wonderful full fresh breakfast every morning. Wine is availabe every afternoon along with a homemade special treat. They also have a collection of menus for your review and are there to help with any questions you may have about the area. Would definitely recommend the Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast in Traverse City. Lisa and Carl really do an excellent job!! Thanks!
4.8 on August 07, 2012
Our stay was very enjoyable! The staff was welcoming and accommodating. The breakfast was fabulous! If we are ever in the area again, we would definitely stay here.
5 on July 30, 2012
Charming, personable and friendly staff. Gourmet breakfasts to die for. Great amenities, such as wine in evening, soda pop, cookies and Aveda toiletries. Convenient location, yet out of traffic and noise of Traverse City. Beautifully decorated rooms--very clean and quiet, with sufficient storage. We were pleasantly surprised to find out we were upgraded to a different room, although we would have been happy in the original room, too--it was quite nice. The upgrade was great, as it was to first floor room and we didn't have to cart cases of wine and suitcases up the stairs! Beautiful setting with so many places to sit and relax. The nicest B & B we have stayed at.
5 on July 30, 2012
Wonderful B&B! Delicious breakfasts! Great people, especially Gale! Stay here, you won't be sorry!!
4.8 on July 26, 2012
The Country Hermitage House is surrounded by bucolic cherry orchards and views of the Grand Traverse Bay. The hosts Carl and Lisa make you feel welcome the moment you arrive. Carl is an amazing cook and creates scrumptious breakfasts. Wine and a special treat awaits you in the evening. It's a great place to truly unwind and relax.
5 on July 22, 2012
We have stayed at B and Bs for thirty years and this one is right up there with the best. We stayed in the Fromholz room and the Inn, the food, the setting, and the innkeepers were outstanding. My husband and I are already talking about a return trip because it was so enjoyable and so relaxing. And I think the price is reasonable, given what you get on a comparative basis. A big thumbs up from us!
4.8 on July 19, 2012
We had a gift certificate for a BNB and found on-line that Country Hermitage BNB would honor the certificate. We couldn't have asked for a better stay. The house was charming, the location was in a quiet area but close to major attractions and the innkeepers were knowledgable and very friendly. We only stayed the one night and had to leave early the next morning and they made us an early breakfast that was very tasty! We will definitely go back in the future and will recommend this BNB to our friends and family. Michelle & Bill
4.8 on July 18, 2012
Great location! You are just outside town 10 minutes max so you can have fun downtown and then get away from it all at the bed and breakfast. Th food was great one of the best breakfasts I have ever had. The people who run the establishment are some of the nicest people I have met. The house is beautiful with a lot of history that you can see and read about with plenty of pictures and documents through out the house. The home sits on a beautiful cherry farm with a small fishing pond. If you go at the right time they will even let you pick your own cherrys and take them home. My wife and I usually like to stay and different places, but this is one place we will defiantly be returning to.
5 on July 18, 2012
This was our first time staying at a Bed & Breakfast and we are new converts to this type of traveling! It was a wonderful experience and we will definately do it again! The homemade breakfast in the morning was delicious and yummy!!! It's great value especially if you are golfers and want to take advantage of their membership usage at the Grand Traverse Resort.
5 on July 11, 2012
My boyfriend and I stayed in the Pulcipher suite for two nights in July. This place is a true gem! The location is great because you're right in between Elk Rapids (go to Pearls!) and Traverse City...without the crowds! I can't say enough how much we enjoyed this b&b. The staff are fantastic and the room was spotless. They have complementary drinks ( water, pop wine) and snacks (cookies, candy, popcorn) by the dining room. The breakfasts were so good! I wish we could have stayed longer to experience more of them. We can't wait to go back!
4.8 on July 05, 2012
This b and b is dellightful! From the cookies and local wine set out in the late afternoon to the delicious breakfast and coffee in the morning to its beautiful setting in the cherry orchard, we loved the Hermitage. The common areas are welcoming and the bedrooms lovely. We also spent time on the decks and walked the orchards.. Carl and Lisa seemed like old friends at the end of our two day stay. Calm, peaceful, beautiful...you'll love it!
4.4 on June 25, 2012
Really enjoyed our stay at the Hermitage B & B. The breakfasts were very well presented and taste great too!! The owners are very nice and friendly. I think the only glitch we had was no clean towels and bed wasn't made one day even though we had put out our "clean room" sign.
5 on June 24, 2012
Once again, a lovely stay at Country Hermitage. Friendly hosts, a beautiful house and great breakfasts. Highly recommended.
4.8 on June 20, 2012
Country Hermitage BB is a gem in the Traverse City/Elk Rapids area. Classy, clean, luxurious, top service, and magnificent orchard and water views in every directions. Best of all - the breakfast. Whether it be strawberry/rhubarb cobbler served with 2 pepper quiche and fresh pineapple or fluffy banana pancakes with carmel/maple drizzle, the day doesn't start any better than with breakfast at the Country Hermitage. Wonderful!
4.2 on June 13, 2012
Beautiful B&B. We enjoyed the "at home" atmosphere that Lisa and Carl encourage. We enjoyed the wonderful breakfasts that Carl prepared for us. We spent time reading, playing boardgames, and walking the property. It is a great place to "get away". Thank you Lisa and Carl!
5 on June 02, 2012
We stay here any time we plan to visit Traverse City for a weekend away. The rooms are fantastic, the area is gorgeous, and the house itself is perfect. The hospitality of the inn keepers is five star, and they cover any and all of your needs. It is the perfect place to get away and reconnect as a couple.
4.2 on May 30, 2012
The rooms were nice and had many of the little things like hooks on the back of doors to hang your clothes. The caretakers were friendly, helpful, and very attentive. The meals were delicious and the food was plentiful. Nice location away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Traverse City.
4.4 on May 23, 2012
We definitely enjoyed our time at this B&B. The grounds were beautiful. Every day we spent time walking down to the pond to feed the fish or relaxing on the comfortable deck. We stayed in the Pulcipher room. It was very comfortable, spacious, and clean. The jetted tub was a very nice addition to the room. The pictures must be dated because they have upgraded the tv to a 42inch flat screen. Even though you can't control the temperature of the room, there is a ceiling fan that works well and they kept the house at a very comfortable temperature. They had a fridge full if complimentary drinks downstairs and a second fridge for the guests to store leftovers in. they also had a microwave and popcorn. They also had fresh cookies every day and a bottle of local wine out for the guests to share. The first day our breakfast was amazing! It was original, delicious, and filling. The second day it was peach cobbler and a quiche that were also very yummy. He also made steak and potatos. I was not a fan of the steak but mainly because I'm not a big meat person and dont think of steak as a breakfast food. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Even though we were in a home with several other people, we felt as though we had privacy. It felt very intimate. Overall our stay was wonderful, better than expected. We would recommended this B&B to all our friends and family.
4.2 on May 23, 2012
We have stayed at many B&Bs with this one being on par with the best. In particular, the food surpassed the rest of the pack. We will look for a reason to return to the area and stay at Country Hermitage. Dave & Sheila
4.0 on October 31, 2011
My husband and I have a getaway vacation every year around our wedding anniversary. A year prior to our visit to the Country Hermitage (CH), my daughter and her husband had stayed there and had recommended we stay at the CH based on their positive experience. They were absolutely right! It was an excellent choice!!!!! The staff was warm and friendly. The CH was extremely clean. I did not see a speck of dust or any type of cleanliness problem. The breakfasts were awesome! And the landscape was simply beautiful!!! The CH is very close to Traverse City so we felt we were in a convenient location. I do not often write reviews because I am so hard to impress. I was very impressed and look forward to our next stay at the Country Hermitage the next time we look to vacation near Traverse City.
3.8 on October 21, 2011
Breakfast was fabulous. Hosts were friendly and attentive. Parking was easy. View from room of the Bay and Cherry Orchards were gorgeous. Only issue is excessive road noise from heavy traffic on US 31. Not too bad if windows are closed, but noticeable. I would stay here again.
4.6 on October 12, 2011
We had a wonderful stay at Country Hermitage. It is a few miles outside Traverse City, convenient to both TC and Elk Rapids (where we had a wonderful dinner at a place rdecommended by Lisa, the innkeeper). Country Hermitage is welcoming in every way, with many special features, such as afternoon/evening cookies and/or wine, a beautiful deck with comfortable chairs where you can sit and read or enjoy the view, lovely, comfortable public rooms, nicely appointed guest rooms, and even a stocked pond if you want to go fishing (they supply the rods). We felt well taken care of by warm, friendly people. Based on our experience, you cannot go wrong at Country Hermitage.
4.6 on October 07, 2011
Very Clean! Very nice owners - and close to two wonderful restaurants as well as plethora of dining choices in Traverse city. We would stay here again without hesitation.
4.2 on October 03, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The rooms were very clean. The linens smelled so good and fresh and the food was wonderful. They were very accommodating to our special dietary needs. I will definitely go there again.
5 on September 28, 2011
We had the best time, with the most hospitable hosts. Carl and Lisa met our every need during our stay. The home was spotless and comfortable. The breakfasts were out of this world! We will definitely be back!!
4.4 on September 26, 2011
Wonderful scenery from the back porch. Too bad they don't serve dinner.
4.8 on September 15, 2011
My wife and I spent 3 days at the Country Hermitage and received some of the best food and the best service we have ever had at a B&B! The breakfasts reminded me of a 5-star restaurant. They were not only delicious - delighting my palate - they were presented beautifully. The service was amazing! Carl and Lisa helped us get our luggage to and from our room, provided coupons for discounts at local restaurants, provided a refrigerator where guests could keep their own “stuff”, and a separate frig with a large selection of free soft drinks. We had access to the full kitchen, not just a couple of common rooms. The guest rooms were larger than expected and the bathroom was also big. The views were beautiful - we overlooked a large cherry orchard. There were walking paths through the orchards - my wife loved going for a walk there before breakfast. The location was great for access to Traverse City. We were a 15 minute drive from downtown, but located out in the country and away from the considerable congestion of hotels and fast food restaurants that line the bay shore closer in. We were about a 5 minute drive from nice beaches and boat rentals.
5 on September 07, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay this summer. The rooms were elegantly furnished, the breakfasts were delicious and the hosts were very gracious.
4.6 on September 02, 2011
My fiancee and I were the only people staying here during the week, and Carl and Lisa were excellent hosts, giving us space but still being there to help us. The rooms were beautiful and the breakfasts were excellent. We will definitely come back.
5 on September 02, 2011
We have stayed at Country Hermitage many times over the past several years and have been very happy each time. Bright, cheery, comfortable and very clean rooms! The gourmet breakfasts are excellent even with diet restrictions. Lisa and Carl are the best!
5 on August 31, 2011
Everything about the place and staff made us feel so comfortable. There were so many special touches. lisa gave us a tour of the place shwoing us all that was available to us. We were made to feel like we were at our own families home, like visiting grandma and grandpas house. Breakfast was amazing. The food and friendly service was the best I've ever had. We enjoyed conversation with our 5 star chef and felt like we were instant friends. It was a great expereince in every way. My daughter is getting married there in 2012. I look forward to coming back. Yvonne Judge
4.0 on August 28, 2011
Charming room. Kind, helpful inkeepers and staff- and they were also very knowledgeable about the area. Really good local dining.
4.0 on August 24, 2011
Have stayed in other Bed and Breakfast's around the country and the Country Hermitage is a favorite. Location is superior...close to everything yet is set in tranquility. Rooms were very clean and the beds are too die for! I am a very picky person when it comes to a comfortable mattress and pillows...let's just say I give them a 10. Food was outstanding and the hosts couldn't have been friendlier. We had a great time and will be back.
4.4 on August 21, 2011
We were warmly greeted by Lisa who also gave us great suggestions for dinner that night. Carl cooked an outstanding breakfast each morning with local, fresh ingredients. The rooms were fine, I thought the beds a bit soft for my liking. The Aveda bath products were a nice touch. And as a seasoned traveler I can definitely say, they've thought of everything! Staying here was a great decision.
4.6 on August 21, 2011
Our stay at the country hermitage was great! It was at a great location placing it only a short distance from the heart of traverse city. We stayed in mid July, so the all the cherry trees were in full bloom. The grounds are extensive with spots all around to either sit and relax or take a stroll in the orchard after the big delicious breakfast that was served. The staff was very helpful and friendly giving us suggestions about good places to visit while we were there. The rooms were very nice also, especially the linens! We would definitely stay here again.
4.6 on August 14, 2011
What a welcoming, helpful staff and comfortable B&B- we loved our stay and wished we could stay longer than one night! Delicious and elegant breakfast service, too! Thanks so much to the staff of the Country Hermitage.
5 on August 13, 2011
My husband and I enjoyed a fantastic 2 night stay at the Country Hermitage in August 2011. We enjoyed all the delicious food that was prepared but the french toast stuffed with cherries and served with real maple syrup and butter was outstanding! The entire house was very comfortable and immaculately clean and located very close to the Grand Traverse resort with guest privileges which allowed us to enjoy during our stay. We were thrilled to learn that it was cherry season and the innkeepers invited us to pick cherries to take home with us. What a treat! The innkeepers, Lisa, Carl and Jen, were so good at making us feel at home. We can't wait to go back!
4.4 on August 10, 2011
Beautiful setting, great B&B, outstanding innkeepers and food! Our only complaint was the bed was a little uncomfortable but would definitely stay here again!
5 on August 09, 2011
Beautiful B&B. Very peaceful. Service is excellent but unobtrusive. Loved it.
3.8 on August 08, 2011
Beautiful country home with old character and updated amenities on breathtaking property. Location is good. Comfortable rooms. I would stay here again if I return to the area.
5 on August 03, 2011
We had a wedding to attend in Traverse City and got shut out of the major hotels because of the film festival in town that same weekend. Started looking for B&B's and one that was booked up recommended the Country Hermitage. We were lucky that they had a room available. Could not have been better! Lisa and Carl were great hosts and the place was so relaxing. Breakfasts were out of this world!
4.8 on August 01, 2011
Breakfasts were outstanding, the grounds beautiful, a very relaxing atmosphere. Definitely one of the best B&Bs we've stayed at. The Innkeepers very friendly and helpful. We will stay here again when we are in the area.
4.8 on July 31, 2011
This was the most beautiful place, and we would stay here again in a heartbeat. The food was incredible, the grounds and cherry farm were beautiful, and the inn keepers were wonderful. It was also really comfortable in the house in the different seating areas. I would love to go back!
4.4 on July 28, 2011
Carl's food presentations, flavor, and taste were excellent. Personell were very friendly and helpful.
4.8 on July 24, 2011
The folks who run the Country Hermitage were warm, inviting, and genuine. I truly appreciated their professional and personal service. A clear effort is made to keep the B&B clean and this was evident from the parking lot to the rooms. My only complaint is that the rooms are just a bit small, as I stayed in one of the more expensive rooms and there wasn't much space. However, the rooms were very clean and comfortable, and very well decorated. I would recommend the Country Hermitage highly to anyone traveling to the Traverse City area.
5 on July 20, 2011
Wow! Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast is a Gem! Our stay was so relaxing. The place is super maintained. The staff was VERY friendly and very accomodating and the breakfast was unforgetable. Country Hermitage is located close to town and plenty of things to do, yet in it's own peaceful setting. We will be back!
5 on July 14, 2011
We had a wonderful two days at the Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast. We were treated to so much hospitality and care that we have decided to make a return visit in September. I highly recomend this peaceful setting for any couple!!!
5 on July 12, 2011
We're used to staying at 5 star resorts, and this ranked up there as one of our favorite places to stay. Carl & Lisa were great - they provided excellent service & incredible food (breakfasts, cookies, wine, pop/water, snacks, etc). We so appreciated their attentiveness to our food allergy and we had some awesome breakfasts. The B&B is in a great location, yet you feel like you're isolated looking out at the bay and the rolling hills of cherry orchards - such a beautiful view! The pond where you can fish or feed the fish is a must - very peaceful. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend, met some wonderful people, and are definitely planning on going back soon! Highly recommend!
5 on July 12, 2011
We stayed at the Country Hermitage while on vacation and we're thrilled with the accommodations. The B&B was clean, beautiful, and in the perfect location; it felt like home. I have Celiac Disease which is an autoimmune condition where I am prohibited from eating anything with wheat or gluten. I can become very ill if I am exposed to the smallest crumbs! The inn keepers went above and beyond in accommodating me. The made the most wonderful breakfasts and desserts that were gluten free. My husband and I were so impressed and grateful for their willingness to help us. We will DEFINATELY be coming back after we have our baby in the fall. If you are visiting the Traverse City area, THIS IS THE B&B YOU WANT TO STAY! Warmly, Brooke and Kevin B.
4.4 on July 11, 2011
The breakfasts were unbelievably good. Carl loves to cook and it shows. Innkeepers are very friendly and the house is spotless.
4.6 on July 04, 2011
We had a very enjoyable weekend, with shopping in Traverse City, dinner in Elk Rapids and a nature hike on the VASA Trails. The innkeepers were very freindly and helpful, but remained inconspicuous when we wanted time to ourselves. Breakfasts were delicious, far surpassing our expectations.
5 on June 17, 2011
From the moment we entered the Country Hermatige we felt welcome and at home. It was our first stay there but we were treated as regulars. This will surely be one of our northern destinations. Thank you for such warm memories.
5 on June 13, 2011
My husband and I spent our 25th wedding anniversary and the Country Hermitage. The Innkeepers and staff were wonderful. Very friendly, very helpful. The home was lovely...the room was clean, comfortable, and very relaxing. The breakfast was wonderful too! We would highly recommend this bed and breakfast.
4.6 on June 09, 2011
Me and my girlfriend stayed at the Country Hermitage BB for a girls weekend and we loved it! The rooms were super pretty, we loved the house and the garden and views from the deck were amazing! Breakfast was delicious of course and there was always cookies, tea and wine available for the guests :)
5 on October 15, 2010
Lovely home that has been totally renovated. The hosts were very informative and we had exceptional breakfasts. Cookies and coffee/wine were also available. It was very cozy and we are looking forward to next year.
4.4 on October 11, 2010
Excellent inn keepers (Lisa & Carl)! Thought of everything you may need before even asking. Great scenery! Excellent gourmet breakfasts, with Chef Carl! We are definitely coming back! We may share this with friends. Or, we may just keep it our little secret wonderful place all to ourselves.
5 on August 12, 2010
We loved the history and character of this beautifully restored B&B. The house is beautifully decorated with antiques and has modern amenities. The wraparound porch has a wonderful view of the cherry orchards, and a pond on the grounds is stocked with various fish, (for catch and release). Lisa and Carl were wonderful hosts, and made us feel like old friends. The breakfast was delicious, wine was kept chilled for guests, as well as a stocked refrigerator with cold drinks. Carl even sent us out the door with extra snacks! We have stayed in many B&B's, and this one is definitely a keeper.
5 on August 16, 2009
From the moment we walked in the door, we felt like we were welcome. The owners treated us like royalty! The rooms are very nice. The B&B is in a great location with plenty to do on the grounds. We loved it and will surely return!!!
5 on July 28, 2009
Simply put, if you want a first-rate experience with great hospitality and value set in some of the prettiest country, then this is the place for you! My wife and I celebrated a belated honeymoon in northern Michigan and wanted the nicest places to stay. To give you an idea of our expectations we stayed in a Category III Suite at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island for 3 nights. Two were spent at the Country Hermitage B&B. While the Grand Hotel is historically unique and we had exceptional service, we have to say our stay at the CHB&B stood alongside of the quality of the Grand at a fraction of the cost. So many little details were paid attention to. We loved our time there! Pat is terrific! You won't regret going there!
4.8 on July 28, 2009
Outstanding B&B with excellent location to Traverse City, Elk Rapids, Old Mission Pennisula, etc. Patrick (innkeeper) is veritable cornucopia of information on alll things in the area. Rooms were an immaculate with daily maid service. Grounds are covered with cherry trees and beautiful vistas. Regular cook was not in attendance, so comment on the breakfast would be inappropriate. Very relaxing and fun.
5 on August 04, 2008
relaxing, wonderful time!
5 on August 04, 2008
5 on August 04, 2008
Lovely place. Great Innkeepers, yummy food.
4.6 on July 26, 2008
The hosts were very friendly and helpful during our stay. The breakfast was great and it was nice to be out in the country for some peace and quiet.
5 on July 24, 2008
Fabulous, Friendly, Fun!
5 on July 23, 2008
My husband and I spent our first anniversary at the Country Hermitage B&B. It was a wonderful experience. We will definitely come back and stay. Very romantic getaway.
4.0 on June 11, 2008
exceptional place for a weekend getaway. enjoyed all the b&b had to offer