A Historic Hotel in Bay View

Vintage style with modern amenities

A Historic Inn

The Terrace Inn was built in 1910 and opened June 25, 1911. The Inn is a Michigan Historic Landmark and a member of Bay View Association, located in Bay View, Petoskey, Michigan. A group of Methodists from Jackson, Michigan chose Bay View for a tent camp in 1875 and the Victorian cottages see today were built by the 1880's. established in 1875 by a group of Methodists from Jackson, Michigan.

Hotel amenities in 1911 touted indoor plumbing, "hot food served hot and cold food served cold", electricity and call bells. Early documents stated electricity was turned off at sun down and "late stay-uppers" took kerosene lamps to their room. Today the Inn has a sprinkler system throughout so guests can enjoy a worry-free stay! Bay View Association programs and resident cottages are open May to November. The exception is the administrative offices and hotels. This ensures the integrity of the programs allows guests to experience the area in fall and winter months.

Cozy Rooms

Currently: The Inn's 38 rooms range from cozy "Cottage style" with 1 Queen or 2 Twin Beds and private bath with shower, to more spacious Suites with King Beds and jetted tubs. Each is uniquely decorated with a mix of vintage furnishings and modern amenities. "Terrace Inn is the perfect combination of a bed and breakfast and historic hotel. Each cozy room is decorated differently. All are homey, quiet, and very clean. The owners and staff are always helpful, and breakfast is a delight in the comfortable dining room."

Our hotel and restaurant have a history of providing a friendly and home-like atmosphere, comfortable room with private baths, and complimentary breakfast & fine dining experience. The Terrace Inn has 38 rooms, ranging from cozy “cottage” rooms, our most authentic and least expensive to King Whirlpool suites with kitchenettes and jetted tubs. All rooms have a private bath, cable TV, WiFi, and include breakfast and daily maid service.

308Q Bath with shower

Our Services

Our Services include everything to make your stay more special (flowers, chocolates, wine in your room maybe?), helping you pull off a surprise proposal (no one has been turned down yet!, this place is too romantic!), celebrating that special occasion with you (we love birthdays, elopements, and anniversaries!)or even coordinating your wedding (the Inn is the perfect destination for lodging guests and family, hosting rehearsal dinners, and receptions). We do have limitations regarding music and hours since we are in a Quiet Victorian Neighborhood and must respect our neighbors and other guests. More information under venue is available!


"We booked the Terrace Inn for a family get-together, and didn't know what to expect. The place was lovely, and the staff outstanding. The first night we arrived late, but Moe offered to open the bar for us, so we had some nice cool Michigan wine on the patio. The breakfasts are great, and we can't say enough about the place. We would definitely stay here again!"

Great experience-beautiful Inn!


"The woodwork and architecture are pretty much unchanged and helped give the turn of the century inn a very comfortable and relaxing feel. We requested an ice bucket prior to our arrival. The desk clerk asked us at check in when we would want the ice bucket and had it ready for us as we moved our luggage in from the car. The breakfast on the veranda was very pleasant and the staff was attentive without hovering. The mid-week rate was very affordable and we will probably return in the future to enjoy the inn and the city of Petoskey that we have so much loved over the last 30 years during my parents retirement. For those that understand, this is our “One Particular Harbor”

41st Anniversary Get Away

Haunted History

Vintage Charm and Modern Amenities

Wonderful time in Bay View at the Terrace Inn

"We have stayed at the Terrace Inn a number of times. We enjoy the history of the Inn and Bay View community. We were on the first floor Room 103. The Lobby & Dining Room are very nice with wonderful period furnishings. We don't expect all of the modern conveniences of new lodging facilities. We enjoy the Inn as the owners are trying to preserve it's place in history and doing a wonderful job. Belinda and the staff are wonderful. The buffet breakfast is GREAT!"