East Tawas Junction B&B and Chickadee Guesthouse

514 West Bay US23 , East Tawas, 48730 USA (Show map)


An air-conditioned Country Victorian in a park setting overlooks beautiful Tawas Bay's sugar sand beach and is located within walking distance to shops, restaurants, theatre, festivals, exhibits & special events. Tawas Pointe Lighthouse, scenic tours, golf & canoeing nearby. Five guest rooms (including a two bedroom suite)in the main house are tastefully furnished and feature private baths, Cable TV's,fireplaces and feather beds. Full breakfasts are served in dining rooms, porch or deck. Relax on the enclosed wrap around porch or absorb some rays on the outdoor sundeck. A fully equipped guesthouse accommodating seven is also available.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Comfortable and welcoming!

4.8 on July 28, 2014

Our stay was so very pleasant! My wife and I found this inn charming and comfortable. The keeper of the inn, Leigh, was very considerate and made excellent breakfasts for us. Our room was very cozy, and a nice change from 'hotel' accommodations. We thought the trains passing were a bonus (and since only one or two pass late on weekday evenings, not intrusive to us). We were in Tawas for a family gathering, and as enjoyable as that was, we appreciated a welcoming sanctuary for our overnight rests! The rooms are different sizes and each is furnished uniquely. Consult the innkeeper to select the room most suitable to your needs and desires.

Fantastic Stay

4.8 on April 03, 2014

We have stayed there the last 2 yrs for the Blues on the Bay ,the 1st time we went alone and last yr we brought 2 couples with us. The rooms are so cozy and clean, the staff is very friendly, Leigh is a hoot and her stuffed blueberry french toast is awesome. After an evening of Blues came came back and sat outside on the deck and enjoyed the night air. The Dailey's

Cozy and comfortable

5 on November 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed in Oct. 2013 for an enjoyable weekend. The home surroundings, service and especially the homeowner were truly enjoyable. Food and talk at breakfast was wonderful. Lee and Pam Jacobs

I Would Stay Here Again

4.6 on September 27, 2013

Our visit July 2013 was our first time to East Tawas. We had a great time. Our room was very comfortable, spacious and super clean. The sheets were so fresh! We stayed in the Giardino room which has a door right off the deck. It was nice if you just wanted to go sit outside and read a book, etc. The front lawn is beautiful. Uniquely, there is a train track running through the large front yard, but we never heard or saw a train. Breakfasts were delicious. Leigh is a fabulous host. Once she knew the type of things we liked to do, she made sure that we didn't miss out on the River Road National Scenic Byway. We are so glad she mentioned it! We had a great couple of days, discovering the beauty and history along the AuSable River.

Our first B & B Experience.....

5 on August 22, 2013

My wife and I had an amazing experience at the East Tawas Junction Bed and Breakfast. Leigh is an amazing, funny, smart host of this great venue. The rooms were fresh and clean. The breakfasts were top notch and well thought out. Leigh and Karen do an amazing job at making your stay a memorable one. We are very much looking forward to our next get away weekend. Michael and Laurie Miller Byron, MI

Quiet and Comfy!

4.8 on August 21, 2013

First time staying at a B&B and it was wonderful! Breakfast was amazing!! It was so cozy and comfy, it reminded me of staying at a family members house rather than a stuffy hotel room.

East Tawas Junction B&B "Full of Wonder"

4.8 on July 18, 2013

My family (husband/child, parents and sister) stayed for 5 nights during the first week of July and had such a great vacation. Leigh and her staff were welcoming and gracious hosts. The comfortable rooms, delicious breakfasts, and friendly service at the B&B made for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. We found plenty to do in the area...from fishing on the pier, beach time on Lake Huron, walking to town for shopping and ice cream, golfing (the guys loved the courses), and visting the East Tawas State Park and Lighthouse. The Au Sable River trail was a leisurely drive and the vista points are great. Our family highly recommends the East Tawas Jnction B&B...it's "Full of Wonder"!

Don and Jan 5-14-13

3.8 on May 24, 2013

My wife and I have stayed here our second time and foundd it perfect I have nothing but good to say about our whole experience thank you so much

Wonderful Place To Stay!

5 on November 03, 2012

My wife and I stayed overnight here in Mid Oct 2012...My company had provided us with the stay in conjunction with a trip they had given us for my 20th anniversary with them...Although our stay was brief...we would highly recommend that anyone having a desire to relax and visit this area of MI...that they consider staying here...We arrived on a Sunday evening and although most of our bed and breakfast stays have been amongst other guests...we discovered that we would be the only guests in the house that evening...Our hostess with the mostess informed us that we had the run of the place and that she would be serving use cream cheese and blueberry stuffed french toast and fresh fruit in the morning...She was saddened only by the fact that we were only staying one evening...We had been traveling most of the day and viewing lighthouses in the area...So we were tired and a bit damp from all the rain...but it did not dampen our spirits and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening here...We would return should we ever find ourselfs in that neck of the woods again...We stayed in the Il Giardino Room...it was quiet and comforting to say the least and had all of the ammenities you could ask for...The house was clean and well kept...We hated to leave the next day....


5 on September 04, 2012

Leigh was great, has a lot of stories about the town and very connected with the community. I enjoy staying here when working knowing that everything in my car is safe and everything in my room is OK when I'm gone. -Brian

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Location Type

City, Small town, Wine country


Saginaw, MI (MBS-Tri-City) 70 miles

Directions to property:

I-75 to M-23, north 45 miles. 1/2 mile north from M-55 intersection. Pass Walmart and Long John Silvers and the East Tawas Junction Bed and Breakfast Inn sitting back from the highway on the left. Turn left on the first street past the B&B (Wilkinson) Travel several yards, crossing a railroad track and turn left on Provost. The parking lot at the back of the B&B is approximately a half block to a deadend. Please walk around to the front entrance where you will be greeted at the door.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Lighthouse, Scenic Tours, River Boat Tours, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Private entrance, TV, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Christmas tree cutting, Hayrides, Miniature golf, Festivals, Art & Antique Shows, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well-behaved
  • Childcare Provided: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day maximum on 3 day holidays, July & August weekends 2 days
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of stay
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  • Time Served: Between 8 and 10am
  • Serving Location: Deck, Glassed in Porch, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Snacks

Signature Dish

Raspberry Crepes
A very light, tender crepe filled with cream cheese and raspberries and topped with a raspberry and honey sauce. Served with a succulent slice of honey baked ham andfruit garnishes.

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