The Benzie Grand Bed & Breakfast

The Benzie Grand Bed & Breakfast

Former owners of "The Summerplace" in
Frankfort, the Marshalls now run this
Benzie Grand B&B in nearby Benzonia.

The Benzie Grand
BED & BREAKFAST



6756 Traverse Avenue
Benzonia, MI, 49616

Under new ownership!

PLEASE NOTE:
We are temporarily closed,
but you may call us
for general information:
231-651-0208

The Benzie Grand B&B is a 1869 Italianate American farmhouse filled with comfort and charm featuring country elegance with a flair for the unique.

This jewel contains some of the home's original furnishings, as well as an 1800s grand piano in its original location. The history of families who have owned this home is long and distinguished. We hope to enter this home in the
National Register of Historic Places!
Accommodations . . .

Each of our three unique bedrooms is offered as a suite with bath and features top-of-the-line bedding and bath linens.

The Bluebell Full bed (second floor)
  The Rose Bud Full bed (second floor)
    The Daffodil Two twin beds (second floor)

Click here for a short photo tour of the rooms.

Note that the rooms are on the second floor, typical of a restored Victorian era Michigan home.

Open May through October.

Rates:
• Double occupancy room: $110 per night

• Single occupancy room: $100 per night
• Special reduced rate for "artists"
• Reduced rate if staying for more that three nights
• No breakfast, just coffee service

We have a

 Bunkhouse

  available for

   two adults

    or two kids,

     $90 / night.
.

The Bunkhouse is double
occupancy and has its
own toilet and shower
/ lavatory facilities.

Sleeping accomodations may also be available for one adventurous
person (single occupancy) in the Tower at $75 per night.

About the Area . . .
  • Charming, quiet, historic, residential neighborhood
  • Nearby you'll find:
    • Wine tours
    • Art galleries
    • Public marinas
    • Two historic lighthouses
    • Gwen Frostic's Presscraft Papers
    • Historic museum within walking distance
    • Unique villages, shops, restaurants, and cozy taverns
    • An abundance of recreational opportunities, such as:
      • Six great area golf courses
      • Crystal Lake and Lake Michigan sandy beaches
      • Fishing piers; charter, sport, lake, river, and ice fishing.
      • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – just minutes away
      • Hiking and biking on Betsie Valley Trail, and several other nearby hiking trails
      • Excellent fishing and canoeing on the Betsie River (it's just a few minutes from our front door)
  • Northwestern Michigan is frequently referred to as God's Country, exemplified by the historical village of Benzonia, MI – boyhood home of Bruce Catton, known for his Pulitzer prize winning novel "A Stillness at Appomatox." The Benzie Grand was once a Catton family home. The village of Benzonia is featured in the Catton novel "Waiting for the Morning Train."


About Us . . .
  • Country elegance in a unique historic setting
  • The Benzie Grand B and B is a charming 1890's restored Italianate American farmhouse with lovely antique-filled rooms featuring1800's symphony grand piano, and an enclosed porch for relaxing with a lemonade or wine.
  • The house sits well off the road in a park like setting providing plenty of parking with easy access to the two-acre property.
  • Located in Benzonia and nearby the resort towns of Beulah and Frankfort.
  • Host: Cliff Van Dyke.
  • Here are some Favorite Web Links
  • Wireless Internet available on site.


Reservation Details . . .

September, 2014 – Under new ownership!

PLEASE NOTE:We are temporarily closed,
but you may call us for general information:
231-651-0208

  • Open May through October
  • Reservation by phone (cell: 231-709-5564) or
  • Deposits required with reservations
  • No credit cards
  • No arrivals after 9:00 P.M.
  • Check-in from 3:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.
  • Cancellations must be made 10 days prior to planned arrival
  • Receipt of your check for deposit is confirmation of your rooms


For "Special Occasions" we can provide additional amenities . . .
  • Wedding parties welcome
  • Private dinner arrangements
  • Winery tours may be arranged
  • Canoe available with easy access to the Betsie River
  • Special arrangements made for artists and fishermen
  • Flowers and wine / champagne provided en suite for special occasions
  • Picnic lunch baskets available for biking, canoeing, or a day at the beach.



Guest Comments . . .
"Elegant"
"Hidden treasure"
"Beautiful gardens"
"Comfortable and charming"
"Great hosts"
"Great breakfasts"
"Great town, we'll be back"


Benzie Grand, Barn and Bunkhouse

Location . . .

We are located at 6756 Traverse Avenue, a few blocks south and west of the intersection of US-31 and M-115, in Benzonia, Michigan.

Directions...

From Frankfort — take M-115 east to the traffic signal in Benzonia. Turn right on US-31 and go one block to Traverse Avenue. Turn right (west) on Traverse Avenue and go about 1.5 blocks to 6756. The Benzie Grand is on the right (north) side of the street.

From the north — take US-31 one block south past the traffic signal in Benzonia to Traverse Avenue. Turn right (west) on Traverse Avenue and go about 1.5 blocks to 6756. The Benzie Grand is on the right (north) side of the street.

From the south — take US-31 "up the hill" into Benzonia, and watch for Traverse Avenue on the left. Traverse Avenue is two short blocks before (south of) the traffic light. Turn left (west) on Traverse Avenue and go about 1.5 blocks to 6756. The Benzie Grand is on the right (north) side of the street.

NOTE: West of and outside of Benzonia, Traverse Avenue is called River Road and goes to Frankfort-Elberta. East of and outside Benzonia, Traverse Avenue is called Homestead Road and heads straight east for many miles.



Former owners of "The Summerplace" in Frankfort, the
Marshalls now run this Benzie Grand B&B in nearby Benzonia.
The Benzie Grand Bed & Breakfast

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