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rochester hills MI
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The House on the Hill is a lovely Bed and Breakfast located Up North! We stayed in the beautiful Aspen Room. The room was located in the Carriage House and has a porch overlooking the property! The breakfast was wonderful! We stayed 2 nights and had breakfast both mornings. Each breakfast consists of 3 courses. It is a ton of... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here! It was our pleasure to host you and we always have fun putting those charcuterie baskets together. It's like Christmas in a basket! We sincerely hope you visit us again and thank you for your kind words. More 

Ellsworth, Michigan
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Amazing small quaint town of Ellsworth, not in the middle of no where, in the middle of EVERYTHING". The Inn sits up on top of a hill overlooking St. Clair Lake, which is part of "The Chain of Lakes" leading you all the way to Torch Lake. Paddle boards, kayaks, beach, private trails, wild life, incredible gourmet breakfast, books, privacy,... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

We are so happy that you appreciated all the amenities we have to offer! Thank you so much for your generous review. It is our sincere hope that you will continue to enjoy this area for years to come. More 

Belleville, Michigan
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4 reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I went here with 6 of my friends to enjoy a 2 day/night fall getaway. Enjoy we did! The House on the Hill is such a beautiful home ideally located in northwestern Michigan for all your "Up North" travels. We came to see the fall colors along the Lake Michigan shoreline as well as taking a drive through the Tunnel... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

It would be our pleasure to host your group annually! It was nice to see a group taking advantage of our gathering spots and feel right at home doing it. We truly hope to see you again and thank you for reviewing us. It is so appreciated! More 

Chelsea, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had a relaxing two-night stay at The House on the Hill on a fall color tour of northwestern Michigan. Marci was happy to accommodate our late checkin time. We thought the guest amenities (snacks and sodas) were a great touch. Our room was clean and cozy (the Tamarack), especially with the gas fireplace and serene view of the wooded... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

Please, don't hesitate to visit again! You were a pleasure to host and we really enjoyed our conversations with you. We are glad you took advantage of all the scenery spots we are so close to. Thank you so much for your kind words. More 

Muskegon, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Beautiful house to relax in for a great weekend. We were in the back-building, which we really liked for additional privacy. The room was clean and extremely comfortable. Breakfast both mornings was delicious...and there were always complementary goodies available 24/7. Proprietor says that they are going to refurbish rooms this winter which is great; but they hardly need it. Location... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you both. We are glad you enjoyed our natural surroundings. You certainly had nice weather to do so! Thank you for the generous review. More 

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

The House on the Hill is an excellent bed and breakfast to stay at during a trip to northwest Michigan! I drove up for a weekend getaway with my girlfriend to see the changing of the leaves, and we were extremely happy with our stay. Furthermore, it was great to find place that offers a one night stay over the... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

We certainly do hope you come for a second visit! Thank you for the glowing review, it is so appreciated. More 

Houston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The HOH is charming and situated literally on a hill. The property is huge, including access to a lake, and 1 mile walking trail. It is a short drive to Charlevoix and a little longer drive (30 minutes) from Petosky. The innkeepers greet you upon arrival and collect payment immediately. Breakfast is served at 9:00am and features "3 courses": Starter:... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we truly appreciate it. We are glad you appreciated our proximity to the quaint harbor towns that Northern Michigan is known for. We are also glad you appreciated the amenities we offer. Every year when our season slows down, we spend time on updating and improving our rooms. The Birch Room is on the list... More 

East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

My lovely wife and I spent five wonderful nights in the Maple Room in the Carriage House. We have stayed at The House on the Hill many times in the past and have never regretted doing so. The owners (Marci and Phil) are one of the nicest couples you will ever meet and are making improvements to the property every... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

It is such an honor to have you return every year. You keep me on my toes creating new dishes so you don't get bored! Thank you again for returning and thank you for your kind words. More 

Ludington, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We spent two nights at the fabulous House on the Hill, and it was the perfect place for our annual Church Staff Retreat. We had five of the eight rooms and took over almost the whole house. 1) The Cherry Room: "My favorite was the open, serene and welcoming atmosphere. With each room having its own amenities and the spaciousness... More 

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to host your retreat. We sincerely hope we can be a venue for future retreats! You were an easy bunch to accommodate. Thank you for the generous review! More 

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This was the second time at House on the Hill, we really enjoyed our stay. The rooms are very nice and we had lovely breakfasts. The owners are wonderful to deal with. Good time was had by all. The house and grounds are beautiful. During good weather the lake across the street as available for water activities.

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mpalajac, Owner at The House on the Hill, responded to this review

We were so glad to see you again! Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you for a third time! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Northern Michigan's Premier Bed and Breakfast overlooks peaceful St. Clair Lake, part of the Chain of Lakes. Paddle Boards, Kayaks and Canoe available during your visit. 53 Wooded acres, groomed hiking trails, spectacular gardens and sitting areas. Walking distance to the restaurant The Rowe Inn. Memorable sit-down full breakfasts. King or queen beds in every room, along with private bath. Elegantly appointed. Winter packages. Open year-round. Charlevoix, 11 miles. Petoskey, 25 miles. Traverse City, 38 miles. Voted #1 Best Bed & Breakfast in Northwest Michigan for two consecutive years . ... more   less 

Additional Information about The House on the Hill

Address: 9661 Lake St, Ellsworth, MI 49729-9671
Region: United States > Michigan > Antrim County > Ellsworth
Price Range: ₹ 12,546 - ₹ 12,614 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The House on the Hill 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The carriage house rooms are really nice for the extra privacy some people might prefer.”
 of 5 bubbles sunybeach, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Tamarack Room with fireplace and wooded view was great”
 of 5 bubbles sowsinsk, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Carriage House offers three quiet rooms that are a bit more private. The Maple room is the best!”
 of 5 bubbles joeo166, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pick any room they are all wonderful!”
 of 5 bubbles Our-Staff-5, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were in the Tamarack Room in the carriage house. It felt a bit like a roadside motel. We did not get to see the rooms in the main house.”
 of 5 bubbles vandi421, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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