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The Terrace Inn
Bed and Breakfast
Petoskey, Michigan

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The Terrace Inn is a charming historic bed and breakfast country Inn. Built in 1911, the Inn is designated as a National Historic Landmark and is located in Bay View, a fairy-tale Victorian village with over 400 Victorian cottages.  Bay View is adjacent to Petoskey and Little Traverse Bay in Northwest Michigan.

The Terrace Inn is a Historic Hotel and Restaurant nestled on a bluff in Victorian Bay View Association, in the resort town of Petoskey, Michigan. Just 3 blocks from Lake Michigan and the scenic Little Traverse Bay, the Inn is the perfect getaway for individuals and groups seeking the wholesome Northern Michigan breezes, cultural and recreational opportunities and an escape from the hustle and bustle of  big city life.

Since purchasing the Inn in May, 2004, owners Mo and Patty Rave have carefully updated the Inn's lodging and dining accommodations, while preserving the architectural integrity that all of Bay View insists upon. Thirty eight rooms range from simple cottage style rooms with no tv, to deluxe whirlpool suites with fireplaces, kitchenettes and whirlpool tubs. The Inn is wireless, and includes a hearty continental breakfast with your stay. All rooms have private bath, clock radio, and a/c.

Enjoy a delectable meal in our air-conditioned dining room, relax next to the fireplace in our spacious lobby, take some time in one of the rocking chairs on our wide veranda, or indulge in a stroll, a snowball fight or perhaps a game of croquet on our grounds.

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Continental breakfasts and gourmet dinners are both served in the Inn's grand dining room, which seats up to 125 people.

We can make your special event a truely memorable one

The Terrace Inn offers guests a unique vantage point from which to view and experience Bay View from the inside. Guests of the Inn have use of the private Bay View beach on Little Traverse Bay, tennis courts, hiking & cross country ski trails. You may participate in the music, religious and educational programs sponsored throughout the summer or attend the concerts or theatre offered in our packages.

A perfect setting for weddings, call for complete details and arrangements
for that special day.

This property has been featured in Oakland Press & Observer Eccentric, Midwest Living, Michigan Magazine, Detroit News, the Graphic, Northern Express, Michigan Meetings and Events, Booth News.

Many packages have been created with include dinner and entertainment or a special activity. The Inn is open year round with the exception of March and April, and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For more information, visit our website! The friendly staff of the Terrace Inn.

Our Special Packages offer beautiful accommodations, plenty of fun things to do, and they're also a great value.  Available packages change frequently, like the seasons, so we suggest you check back often to our homepage to see what's new. Some of our past package deals  have included:

  • Murder Mystery Events
  • Dinner and Live Jazz
  • New Years, Valentines, and Thanksgiving Packages
  • Country Western Dance Weekends Spring and Fall
  • Women's Pamper weekends in Spring and Fall
  • Victorian Theme Weekend in June
  • Winter Wonderland Weekends (Dinner and Sleigh rides and souvenir mug)
  • Downhill Ski Packages/Discounts
  • Scrappers Weekends
  • Elder Hostel Events
  • Bay View Concert Packages

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  • Golf privileges at Petoskey-Bay View Country Club
  • Swimming at Bay View's private beach
  • Tennis on private courts
  • Wireless internet
  • Hiking and cross country ski trails
  • Complimentary use of bicycles and snowshoes
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides
  • Recreation and TV room
  • Meeting and Conference Rooms
  • 2 minutes to Petoskey Gaslight Shopping District
  • 5 minutes to Championship Golf Courses
  • 10 to 20 minutes to Harbor Springs and Charlevoix
  • 35 minutes to Historic Mackinac Island

Our Restaurant

Join us for dinner and see what the excitement is about! From our Chicken Hemingway to our delicious Baby Back Pork Ribs, our menu is sure to satisfy the most discriminating of tastes.

The Terrace Inn is fully licensed to serve wine, beer and cocktails!

Our spacious dining room is elegant, warm and inviting. Recently renovated, our restaurant features vintage-style wallpaper, gleaming wood floors, and authentic Austrian glass chandeliers. Perfect for intimate dinners, private banquets and other special occasions

The DeVol Room (named after the original owner), is open *Summer Season - June through August - Tuesday through Saturday 5 - 9 p.m. Enjoying the view of the bay from our outdoor veranda is a special treat when warmer weather permits!

In Fall and Winter months, the restaurant is open for Special Event Weekends, Private Events and Open Dining. Reservations are highly recommended since Events at the Inn are very popular!

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"What an exceptional surprise the Terrace Inn has been! I’m a local and didn’t realize the treasure we had in Bay View. Thanks for great times!"
- Betsey, Boyne Falls

The Terrace Inn is a member of the following associations:
Michigan Lake to Lake Bed & Breakfast Association

 The Terrace Inn
Bed and Breakfast

1549 Glendale
P.O. Box 266
Petoskey, Michigan 49770
(231) 347-2410
Toll Free (800) 530-9898

Fax: (231) 347-2407
Email: info@theterraceinn.com
Homepage: www.theterraceinn.com
Innkeepers: Morris Rave and Patty Rasmussen-Rave

Click here for more information:
Rooms Page
Restaurant and Weddings Page

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