About The Terrace Inn

The Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant- was built between 1910 and 1911, opening in June of 1911.  Proprietors William J and Josephine B. DeVol lived in Lebanon, Indiana where Mr. DeVol was a banker. William purchased the Inn for his wife to manage, as in those days, women could not own property.  Daughters Beatrice, Virginia, and Cordelia worked here until the passing of their father in the 1940s. The Inn was temporarily used as a hospital during WWI. Volunteers wrapped bandages for soldiers and after the war, the Inn reopened for tourists. 

The Inn's Haunted History

The Terrace Inn is known to have a haunted history. According to a well-placed rumor, the inn is haunted by the spirits of two workers who died when a beam fell on them during construction work. Ghosts have been seen, heard, and felt by several guests and employees.

Many paranormal investigations have taken place here while the psychics, sensitivities, and others with extrasensory abilities have filled in the missing pieces of the spirits inhabiting the inn.

We do not want you to worry as no strong references for the paranormal presence, or other negative experiences have been observed. However, if you tend to live dangerously, we recommend you stay in Room 211, which, at times, has had "unusual activity."

Featured on the News: Inside the haunted terrace Inn

"All the accounts are similar, written from strangers over a span of 25 years experiences ranging from seeing shadows of a man, hearing footsteps, and the sounds of a party even when the hotel is vacant. "One night we were sitting right here with a group of women we had about 12 people and just as we started to talk the piano behind me started playing on its own," said Chris Struble, owner of Petoskey Yesterday tours."

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Calendar of Events
May 09, 2021 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Mothers Day Brunch
Attended Buffet. Mimosas available. Adults 29.95 p.p. Reservations required.
June 18, 2021 - 4:00pm to June 20, 2021 - 11:00am
Fathers Day
Bring Dad for a weekend get away at the Terrace Inn. Great golfing, fishing, wine tasting, breweries, and kayaking.
October 01, 2021 to October 03, 2021
Hemingway Weekend
The Terrace Inn in the Northern Michigan Chautauqua community of Bay View will again be our conference headquarters. Call 231-347-2410 and mention the Michigan Hemingway Society Conference to make your room reservation in one of the 38 quaint rooms in this historic hotel.
October 08, 2021 - 4:00am to October 10, 2021 - 11:00am
Ultimate Pass (Sold Out) Includes: *ALL lectures Friday and Saturday *Friday Reception with snacks *Investigation Friday night *VIP Dinner Saturday *Access to Vendors/Guests all weekend Everything we have to offer Only 1 location so Investigation tickets are very limited. $165.00 $4.95 Sold Out VIP Pass (43 remaining) Includes: *ALL lectures Friday and Saturday *Friday Reception with Snacks *Access to Vendors/Guests all weekend *VIP Dinner Saturday $120.00 $3.60 Lecture Only Pass (21 remaining) Includes: *All lectures Friday and Saturday *Friday Reception with Snacks *Access to Vendors/Guests all weekend (Does NOT include dinner or Investigation) NEW lower price
October 16, 2021
Private Wedding CLOSED
October 22, 2021 - 4:00pm to October 24, 2021 - 11:00am
Dixieland Jazz Weekend
November 25, 2021 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thanksgiving Holiday
Thanksgiving Dinner Open to the Public $29.95 per person Adult. 12 to 4 p.m. Reservations Only. Come on the package for $279.00 includes 2 night stay, breakfast daily and Thanksgiving dinner for 2!
December 31, 2021 - 6:00pm to January 01, 2022 - 0:00am
New Years Eve
Celebrate the New Year at the Terrace Inn! We'll have an awesome Jazz Band playing great music. Gourmet dinner for two, One night Stay on New Years Eve, Breakfast in the morning! Just $239.00
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