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
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Country Hermitage B&B

5 on November 06, 2016

Wonderful place, TERRIFIC hosts, the best B&B breakfasts ever!


Wonderful Mid-Week Get Away

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!


fabulous, beyond all expectations

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.


What a Gem we found at Country Hermitage BandB

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!


Couples Fall Getaway

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.


Lovely place to stay

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.


Delicious breakfast.

5 on September 29, 2016

Wonderful stay in a beautiful setting. Would definitely stay there again.


Truly lovely place

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


Best B&B in Traverse City area

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.


Wonderful Get Away

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.


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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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