Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast

7710 US 31 North , Williamsburg, MI 49690 USA (Show map)

About

The Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast in the Traverse City area continues a 130 year old agricultural tradition on a 400 acre working cherry farm overlooking East Grand Traverse Bay. This Victorian style farmhouse was built in 1883 by the John Pulcipher Family. Restoration began in early 1999; every detail of the farmhouse has been lovingly restored from original wood paneling to the ten-foot pocket doors. Discover the beauty and tranquility of Traverse City's most romantic Bed and Breakfast while you enjoy our gracious hospitality. The Innkeepers strive to create a relaxed & memorable experience. We are happy to help our guests with meal reservations or other adventures you wish to plan while staying at the Country Hermitage B&B.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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

An Up North Treasure

5 on October 16, 2017

My husband and I have stayed at numerous B&B's over the years, but the Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast is by far one of the nicest, and Molly, our host, was absolutely delightful! This beautifully restored farmhouse nestled in a working cherry orchard overlooking Grnad Traverse Bay was the perfect setting for our fall getaway. Our first floor en suite room with its very comfortable king-size bed was beautifully furnished, and the large bay window offered a gorgeous view. After showing us around and giving us a brief history of the house, Molly invited us to enjoy an extraordinary array of complimentary amenities including several locally produced wines, chilled fresh cider and donuts, an array of teas and cocoa, a basket of s'more makings, a large bowl of freshly picked Honey Crisp apples, and a "guest refrigerator" stocked with ice and several kinds of soft drinks and water, As if that wasn't enough, she told us to help ourselves to her surplus of picture-perfect tomatoes that she had just picked and washed, and even provided Zip-lok bags to put them in! Our breakfast of fresh fruit smoothies, melt--in-your mouth pumpkin pecan waffles with maple cream cheese, and scrambled eggs was truly decadent. We can't wait to make a return visit next spring when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. Molly and her Country Hermitage B&B rate an A++ in our book!


Lovely B&B near Michigan wine country

5 on October 10, 2017

The B&B is exquisite. We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay in the Traverse City area. We spent 4 nights at Country Hermitage B&B. Our room was spacious, clean, nicely decorated and had a very comfortable king sized bed. Molly is a perfect host. The grounds and gardens are lovely. The breakfasts were delicious and very filling. Obviously, the owners take great pride in the house and grounds and want to make sure guests have a wonderful experience. We would stay here again if we are ever in the area, and we would definitely recommend Country Hermitage to friends and family.


Little Slice of Heaven

5 on September 07, 2017

We had the most amazing stay at Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast. Our room was comfortable and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay (soap, shampoo, conditioner, blow dryer, cable tv). The location was perfect...close to Elk Rapids and downtown Traverse City. The location of this bed and breakfast is beautiful and sits on a fully functioning cherry orchard. There's a bon fire pit, fishing pond, flowers, hammock, lots of outdoor seating and two of the cutest outdoor kittens. The food was also delicious. We really enjoy breakfast here. The innkeeper was super nice and made sure our stay was comfortable. They also provide evening wine from local wineries.


One night get away

5 on August 29, 2017

My husband and I went to Traverse City for only one night and we are so glad we chose to stay here. The room was small but comfortable and well priced. The bed was one of the best beds we have slept on at a Bed and Breakfast. The breakfast was fresh and delicious. My husband especially enjoyed the extra hot coffee in the warmed mugs. We hope to stay here again.


Wonderful Experience

5 on August 24, 2017

I stayed at the Country Hermitage B&B as a single traveler, and I consider myself very lucky to have gotten to stay a night. Country Hermitage is beautiful, clean, and extremely comfortable. Molly and Eric were delightful and very helpful. The other guests at the inn were also enjoyable to speak to. The breakfast was delicious, and I just couldn't have asked for a better experience. I highly recommend Country Hermitage B&B.


Return to comfortable setting

5 on August 23, 2017

We arrived at the Country Hermitage where we had stayed years ago. The B & B was still a beautiful, welcoming place that has gotten better with age. Our room was comfortable and the grounds have been upgraded with beautiful gardens and places to sit by a pond and a spot for bonfires at night. Everything has been thought of including fish food for the pond. Molly is a kind and knowledgeable innkeeper and Eric is a welcome addition as a chef extraordinaire. Each morning our breakfast was unique and delicious. We loved our visit and recommend it to everyone we see.


Review of Country Hrmitage Bed and Breakfast, Traverse City, Michigan

5 on August 05, 2017

A lovely farmhouse in the countryside with a working cherry orchard, renovated in the 1990's. Meticulously decorated and maintained with in room fireplaces, beautiful views and a welcoming atmosphere. Breakfasts are wonderful, prepared by a very talented chef. All in all a wonderful experience.


A wonderful bed and breakfast nestled among cherry trees

5 on August 02, 2017

My husband and I stayed there for our tenth wedding anniversary in July. it is a charming and wonderful bed and breakfast with fantastic rooms, amazingly comfortable beds and a wonderful innkeeper. The grounds are well kept and laid out with gardens and a pond with fat and sassy fish to feed or attempt to catch if you want. There is even a fire pit for smores and a hammock for a lazy afternoon read. The Chef who prepares the breakfasts is incredibly skilled and prepares gourmet meals that are pleasing to the palate as well as the eye. Our stay was delightful and perfect and a surprise of a bottle of cherry wine on the day of our anniversary topped everything off tremendously. We would defiantly return.


Great place to stay

4.6 on July 21, 2017

very comfortable rooms. Quiet. Lovely grounds and garden.


Loved our stay

5 on July 19, 2017

Beautiful setting and wonderful tasty breakfast. The beds were among the most comfy we have ever experienced outside of our own house! The old fashioned keys were charming. An afternoon tea, wine, & cookies were also a lovely touch. We would come again!


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Rooms & Rates

Pulcipher Room

King Luxury Suite Named after the family that originally built the house in 1883. This is our grandest room with a fantastic view of Grand Traverse Bay and the surrounding cherry country. Amenities include ceiling fan, central AC, television, CD alarm clock, closet, down comforters, luxurious robes, fireplace, large private bathroom with spa style tub, home made soaps & cherry blossom bath salts.

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

Nightly Rate: $192 - $208

Morrison Room

Queen Luxury Suite Named after our relatives who are also local cherry farmers. This original room has a fantastic view of the Grand Traverse Bay and surrounding cherry country. Amenities include ceiling fan, central AC, television, CD alarm clock, closet, down comforters, luxurious robes, fireplace, large private bathroom with spa style tub, home made soaps & cherry blossom bath salts.

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

Nightly Rate: $192 - $208

Music House Room

Queen Standard Suite This splendid room offers a fantastic view of the Grand Traverse Bay and surrounding cherry country. One of the three original bedrooms with beautifully restored wood trim. Amenities include television, small sofa, CD alarm clock, closet and private bathroom, Central AC & ceiling fan.

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

Nightly Rate: $162 - $185

Kesner Room

Queen Standard Suite This new addition room is named for its view overlooking the old Kesner Farm. Its cozy cottage decor also has a fantastic view of the Grand Traverse Bay and surrounding cherry country. Amenities include reading chair, private bath, closet, CD alarm clock, television, Central AC & ceiling fan.

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

Nightly Rate: $162 - $185

Amon Room

Queen Guest Room This comfy room is named for its view overlooking the old Amon Farm. It has a fantastic view of the Grand Traverse Bay and surrounding cherry country. Amenities include bathroom with a private shower, in-room vanity sink, CD alarm clock, television, Central AC & ceiling fan.

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

Nightly Rate: $128 - $145

Veliquette Room

Queen Guest Room This room is named after the family that restored the B&B in 1999. It has a fantastic view of the Grand Traverse Bay and surrounding cherry country. Amenities include bathroom with a private shower, in-room vanity sink, CD alarm clock, television, Central AC & ceiling fan.

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

Nightly Rate: $128 - $145

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Location

Location Type

10 minute drive to Traverse City Downtown shopping, Located on a 400 acre working cherry farm, Rooms overlook East Grand Traverse Bay, Minutes from Grand Traverse Bay and beaches, Nearby Wine Country, Down Town Shopping, Airport, Countryside, Wine country

Airport

Traverse City, MI (TVC-Traverse City) 7 miles

Directions to property:

Located on US 31 North. 2 Miles North of the M-72 & US 31 intersection. Please view our website for detailed directions at countryhermitage

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Farm Market, Harbor Days Festival, Cherry Orchards in Bloom, Charter Fishing, National Cherry Festival, Autumn Color Tours, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , Complimentary Local Wine Tasting Daily, Wireless Internet, Area attraction brochures, maps & books, Gift Shop, Use of Grand Traverse Resort facilities-1mile away

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Cross Country Ski Trails, Stroll Orchards and nearby country side, Grand Traverse Resort's Beach Club, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 -7:00 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over the age of 12 are welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Please call the Innkeeper or visit our website for details
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All reservations require a one night's deposit or a credit card to guarantee the reservation.
  • Cancellations: We require 14 days advance notice for any cancellations, if you are within the 14 day cancellation period & can not reschedule your reservation you will be charged for a one nights stay.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lisa Grise and Carl Fromholz

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Home Remodeling, Kayaking, Hiking, Golf

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Service

  • Time Served: 8:00-10:00 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Quaint Cafe Style Plaza for two, the deck outside (weather permitting), Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free, Diabetic


Recipes

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