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Cairn House Bed and Breakfast

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michigan
Reviewed 10 September 2009

We enjoyed our stay. Very nice and roomy accommodation with private bath. Hostess was very friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 10 September 2009

The Cairn House is a wonderful place to stay. There is wireless internet and plenty of common space to enjoy your traveling buddy or to work. The town (which is very cute) and Lake Michigan is a 3 min drive away. The backyard is beautifully landscapes and then overlooks fields.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 September 2009

My husband and I spent a long weekend at Cairn house last August (also the year before) with boating friends. The location is ideal for boating on Lake Michigan and also inland lakes. Food was excellent and served with caring attention to our preferences. Helen took a real interest in our plans and helped with additional information and suggestions. Our...

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Chicago
Reviewed 28 August 2009

If you want a setting that is a "home away from home", The Cairn House Bed and Breakfast in Elk Rapids is for you. From the beautiful grounds to the proprietor greeting you at the door, you know you have found the right place for your stay in Michigan. The rooms are clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. An excellent breakfast...

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Michigan
Reviewed 24 August 2009

For several years now we have stayed at Cairn House B&B each July for 5 days. The owner Helen is delightful; tales of her winter volunteering in Asia makes for interesting conversations. The B&B is very comfortable & on a lovely lot. Our room this year overlooked her garden & a farmer's field. Breakfasts are delicious!

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Chattanooga
Reviewed 23 August 2009

The Cairn House is impressive to drive up to and the grounds are lovely. Breakfast was tasty.

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san francisco
Reviewed 21 August 2009

My fiancee and I stayed at Cairn House B&B while we were in Traverse City for a wedding. We were greeted with ice tea and made to feel at home in Helen's presence. Coffee was made well before breakfast was served so we could 'wake up' before heading downstairs to eat. The back of the house looks over a field...

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Kentwood, Michigan
Reviewed 12 August 2009

We stayed at the Cairn House Bed and Breakfast to celebrate our anniversary. We were planning on spending most of our time in Traverse City, and this bed and breakfast seemed out of the way, and the rate was reasonable. We arrived at the bed and breakfast, and it looked just like the picture in the website. We were greeted...

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rosebud0, owner at Cairn House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

I take pride in my Bed and Breakfast and my first priority is the comfort and welfare of my guests. Had you made your concerns known at the the time of your stay, I could have addressed them and hopefully we could have worked them out to your satisfaction.

Ann Arbor
Reviewed 15 July 2009

My friend and I drove up from Ann Arbor for a 2 day trip to Traverse City for the Cherry Festival, and after doing a bit of online searching, found the Cairn House Bed and Breakfast. When we arrived there, we saw it wasn't that far from Traverse City at all, maybe 10-15 minutes. Helen, our host, was so nice,...

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peoria
Reviewed 22 June 2009

We enjoyed the room accomodations as well as the good company in the morning that was served up along with delicious food. Thank you!

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An elegant colonial style home, Cairn House Bed and Breakfast, a Northern Michigan Bed and Breakfast, welcomes you to enjoy this serene natural setting near the coastal village of Elk Rapids, MI on Lake Michigan, twenty miles north of Traverse City, Michigan. Cairn House B&B takes pleasure in sharing the elegant furnishings collected from around the world. Relax in front of the fireplace in our formal living room or retreat to the sun room to enjoy a good novel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cairn House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 8160 Cairn Hwy, PO Box 858, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9310
Region: United States > Michigan > Antrim County > Elk Rapids
Price Range: ₹ 6,413 - ₹ 10,364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairn House Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The king room at the top of the stairs was large and quiet, even though it is in the front of the house.”
VeteranTravelers, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Reserve the Garden Delight Room if you have kids.”
101Rita, 5 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Peeked in at other rooms either pre/post guests. All were light, bright and clean/”
thetraveler2002, 1 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The Asian room had its own AC unit, a king bed and full bath. Was very private.”
tomk575, 27 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Every room had private bath area.”
574candyc, 10 Aug 2013 | Read review
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