Applesauce Inn Bed and Breakfast
7296 S. M-88 Hwy
Bellaire, MI 49615
The award-winning Applesauce Inn Bed and Breakfast, located in Bellaire, is just a stone’s throw from beautiful Torch Lake – Michigan’s second largest inland lake (and at 19 miles, it’s longest). The small town of Bellaire (briefly known as Keno in 1879) is county seat for Antrim County and home to the nationally-known Short’s Brewing Company.
Big on hospitality, the year-round Applesauce Inn offers a casual and relaxed atmosphere. All areas feature original wood floors, woodwork and trim. The Guest Parlor is adorned with shelves of books, vintage board games and a cozy electric fireplace, with direct access to the lovely wrap-around covered porch. In season, this is the ideal place to sit with a cup of morning coffee and a book, watching the hummingbirds feed and the goldfinches dancing around.
The Guest Dining Room invites social gathering. Here, each morning, a full-plated, from- scratch breakfast is served featuring local ingredients – often from the on-premise garden and farm (including fresh eggs from the resident chickens). At the end of the day, homemade dessert is served, paired with local beer or wine.
Daytrippers will find Traverse City and its culinary offerings – including eateries, wineries and breweries – just 35 minutes away. A 90-minute drive brings guests to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore or Michigan’s famed Mackinac Island. Countless small towns can be found along scenic backroads throughout the region, where antiquing and shopping are among the more popular activities.
Guests can enjoy a day of golf at Shanty Creek, Hawk’s Eye or the Chief; experience the hiking, birding and biking trails at both the Grass River Natural Area and the newly created Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural area in Bellaire; or kayak or fish the beautiful Jordan River in East Jordan.
Regardless of the reason or season, Applesauce Inn delivers the perfect home base for a Northern Michigan get-away.