Applesauce Inn Bed & Breakfast

7296 S. M-88 Hwy , Bellaire, 49615 USA (Show map)


The Applesauce Inn is a vintage 1900 American Foursquare farmhouse with all the original woodwork throughout. Luxury queen size pillow top mattresses, fluffy pillows, fireplaces and amazing scratch made breakfasts will start you off on a great day. Spring through Fall, savor your morning coffee and newspaper, afternoon cocktail or evening dessert and tea with the hummingbirds on our wrap around porch; In the Winter, you can choose a book from our library, play vintage board games or just sit and enjoy the warm fireplace in our comfortable Parlor. The Inn is an outdoor-enthusiast's dream. Just ten minutes from world-famous Torch Lake, close to all the hiking, fat tire bike, cross country ski and snowshoe trails of the Jordan River Valley, Glacial Hills and the Grass River Natural Area. We are just minutes from the award winning golf courses of Hawk's Eye, The Chief and The Legend. Our central location makes it ideal for amazing day trips to Traverse City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Sleeping Bear Dunes or Mackinac Island. Our location is central to the best of Northwest Michigan; the best restaurants, casinos and craft beer, spirits and wine trails in the region! We are a boutique Inn, which means we're big on hospitality and value and provide amenities that most Inns don't. We can and do pay attention to the small things. We offer On-Demand movies, full cable, Wi-Fi, bathrobes, blow dryers, a/c and fireplaces in each room. Consider us your home away from home.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Ski and Stay week end

4.2 on March 31, 2016

My husband and I have been married six months, and were given a gift card to stay at a B&B. Applesauce Inn quickly responded to my inquiry. The breakfast was wonderful and Schuss ski area is 5 minutes away!The Inn is a lovely country home filled with great books,sweet china figurines and displays of hand crafted jewelry, quilts and charming vintage furniture.

Lovely and Peaceful

5 on March 21, 2016

Jamie was very welcoming and we enjoyed our time spent at her lovely home away from home. My husband and I spent an enjoyable weekend there exploring Traverse City and the area around Torch Lake and Jamie sent us off each morning filled with a restaurant quality breakfast that was so good we would go back just to enjoy breakfast again. The room was filled with personal touches geared toward comfort, such as bathrobes and an extra quilt, and it was quiet and peaceful. No children running in the halls or sounds of a busy highway (part of the appeal of a bed and breakfast in our opinion). Jamie also makes beautiful vintage-inspired jewelry and I bought a lovely piece for a friend that seemed to be made just for her. Her husband paints and his artwork adds to the appeal and character. We are excited to plan another trip to Applesauce Inn sometime in the future and look forward to discovering more of its appeal and sampling more of Jamie's excellent cooking.

Wonderful stay

5 on February 26, 2016

The room was lovely, and the host was very gracious. The breakfast was to die for, french onion egg custard.

Weekend in northern Michigan

4.8 on November 02, 2015

The Inn was lovely, fall scenery and our hostess was so gracious. All in all a perfect weekend.

Great Location

4.4 on September 04, 2015

Great location to explore Bellaire and Torch Lake! Stayed in Carmel Room, very reasonably priced. Very comfortable bed and bedding. Has room air conditioner and a small TV. Downside- shared bathroom, just down the hall-which was no problem at all for us, but may be for some. Jamie has a fridge stocked with cold water, delicious gluten free cookies, and dessert set out in the evening!

First B&B experience

5 on July 31, 2015

My husband and I spent our two year anniversary at Applesauce Inn. The location gives easy access to downtown Traverse City, Bellaire, Torch Lake and more! Jamie is a fantastic owner and hostess. Her breakfast menu was always delicious and she serves dessert each night. The room was very well kept and the bed super comfy. We will definitely be staying in more B&Bs after this experience!

love applesauce

5 on April 18, 2015

The location is great close to lakes and not far from traverse city. Our room was decorated great with a warm feeling. The food was wonderful she used a lot of local ingredients and made an out of the world breakfast. You couldn't ask for a nicer more helpful hostess.

Romantic getaway

4.0 on February 27, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night - needed a getaway from everyday life and children :) . Applesauce Inn Bed and Breakfast is the best. Beautiful decorating..everytime I looked around I saw something I didnt notice before. Jamie is a wonderful host, very friendly and so helpful. We stayed in the absolutely beautiful Napa room. Comfy queen size bed, beautiful decorating, wonderful fireplace. We didnt want to leave. I would absolutely recommend staying here. Its beautiful and its only minutes away from downtown Bellaire. We went to Short's Brewery for dinner and drinks. Fun place - great atmosphere - wonderful food. We will stay here again - would love to come back in the spring or summer.

Three nights

5 on February 09, 2015

We had three great warm and cosy night at the Applesauce Inn B&B in February! The Inn was comfortable and friendly. Can strongly recommed the Applesauce!

Perfect Pleasant & Peaceful

5 on February 08, 2015

Applesauce Inn Bed & Breakfast is a Beautiful home in Bellair, Michigan. Many great resturants, shops and things to do. From the moment we arrived at the Inn, we felt welcome. The Inn Keeper Jamie, is an Amazing host, so Friendly and nothing is to much trouble. The Entire Inn was Exceptionally Clean, Inviting, Quiet, Romantic and Comfy-Cozy. My husband and I stayed in the beautifully decorated "Napa Room". We Absolutely Loved the Unbelivably Comfortable Queen Size Sleigh Bed, Private Bathroom with walk in Shower, Fireplace and Many other Lovely Details. The Breakfast's were Delicious and Filling! Thank You Jamie for all you did to make our stay special and memorable, very much appreciated! If you havent been a guest at the Applesauce Inn, You Should, You'll Love it. We Certainly Did! ~ Don & Holly

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Rooms & Rates

Napa Room

The cozy Napa room with it's warm red walls is tucked away on our 2nd floor. Very private, this room offers hardwood floors with modern shag rug, queen size cherry sleigh SNUGGLEBED & matching dresser, large Cherry electric fireplace, small sitting/reading area, 19" flat screen TV/On-Demand programming, Wi-fi, air-conditioning, plush robes and a small private bath with double walk in shower. All rooms include wine glasses and ice buckets for those special occasions, as well as bath amenities, blow dryers, white noise machines and small fans!

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

Nightly Rate: $170 - $170

Sonora Room

Our only first-floor room, the romantic Sonora Room offers the most convenient location in the house, with direct access to the main floor parlor and front porch. Wake up each morning to the beautiful garden views and watch the birds feeding right from your bed. This room is decorated in soothing greens with birds-eye maple trim, hardwood floor and soft room-size rug. A queen sized wrought iron SNUGGLEBED, hand painted Bombay dresser, wood stove style electric fireplace, air-conditioning, 19" flat screen TV/On-Demand programming, WI-FI, his and her robes, large private bath with plenty of bath bubbles, and a large closet make this room very popular. All rooms include wine glasses and ice buckets for those special occasions, as well as bath amenities, blow dyers, white noise machines and small fans!

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

Nightly Rate: $170 - $170

Carmel Room

Morning sunshine greats you in our classically styled Carmel room located on the second floor. This is the innkeepers favorite room! Decorated with beautiful berry blue walls, crisp white trim and dark wood floors, this room is timeless. A comfortable queen pillow top mattress will entice you to sleep in! French styled dresser, 19" TV/On-Demand programming, WI-FI, A/C, and a reading area is tucked next to the cozy electric fireplace. Our Carmel room shares a small hall bath (share only with the innkeepers and is always clean) offers a vintage 1916 clawfoot tub/shower. All rooms include wine glasses and ice buckets for those special occasions, bath amenities, blow dryers, and small fans.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $130

Private Bath w/Fireplace

Wonderful Large Private Bath room offering Queen Bed, Electric Fireplace, full cable TV with over 150 channels, Summer A/C, bathrobes, wine glasses and all you need to rejuvenate and relax. Our choice of rooms; may be first floor or second floor.

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

Inn Room Choice

Queen Bed, Electric Fireplace, Summer A/C, full cable color TV with 150 channels, wine glasses. MAY SHARE A BATH; May be first or second floor. Inn's choice of room for this rate.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $75 - $0

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Location Type

Near fabulous Torch Lake, Countryside Location, Just 6 1/2 miles from US 131, 2.5 MIles From Shanty Creek Ski Resort, 1/2 Hour from Traverse City, Near Grass River Natural Area, Countryside, Village, Wine country


Traverse City, MI (TVC-Traverse City) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From US 131 North: Follow US 131 north through Cadillac and Kalkaska to Mancelona. Go North/West (left) on M-88. Follow 6 1/2 miles, house is on the left 1 1/2 miles past Del Mason Road. From I-75 North: Follow I-75 North to M-72 West exit at Grayling. Follow M-72 West to US 131 North at Kalkaska. Follow US-131 North to M-88 North at Mancelona. Turn North (Left) onto M-88 and follow 6 1/2 miles. Inn is on the left about 1 1/2 miles past Del Mason Road.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Shanty Creek Ski & Golf Resort, Grass River Natural Area, Torch Lake, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, Mackinac Island, Traverse City, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Computer, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos , 24 Hour Hot Beverages, Robes in Rooms, Wrap-around porch, Evening Dessert

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Gambling at Turtle Creek Casino, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, Mackinac Island, Ski or Golf at Shanty Creek Resort, Wineries, Dog Sledding in Mancelona, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3pm-7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Two people allowed per room; no exceptions.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No NO PETS ALLOWED
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Most Weekends require two nights, holiday weekends may require three nights
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: Last night & tax due at time of reservation for rooms reserved by phone or through the Inn's reservations through bedandbreakfast require payment in full at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations are due 14 days in advance; less than 14 days notice or a failure to arrive for your reservation will forfeit deposit and may incur additional charges for un-rented nights. 14 days or more notice ensures a 100% deposit refund.
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Jamie Creason & Gary Juliano, Innkeepers

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , Chickens

About the innkeepers

We are both artists, Gary is a landscape painter and Jamie creates one of kind vintage inspired jewelry. We both love photography, hiking and biking. Jamie is an avid organic gardener who loves to cook and bake.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian Inquire@reservation

Signature Dish

Roasted Red Pepper Egg Strata
Sweet carmelized red onions and roasted red peppers blend well with the Asiago cheese, sour dough bread and our very own farm fresh eggs!!


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