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.
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.
From flowers and wine placed in your room on arrival, whirlpool tubs in some rooms, massages on site, and a fine dining restaurant and bar (currently take-out only)
"Immediately upon entering the room I felt an inconsolable, very, very deep sadness that I could not resolve. The whole time in the room I felt like crying un-controllably . I slept terribly, I remember waking up, in a fog, asking whomever was with me to please leave and let me sleep peacefully. I felt the center of the sadness was in the bathroom. I felt the bathtub was where something terrible had once happened. In the morning, I expected my alarm to ring at 7:30am. I had set it the night before but never went off."