Torch Lake Bed & Breakfast

4417 Trillium Ridge Road, Central Lake, Michigan 49622
Innkeeper(s): Debra Cannon
 
  • Introduction

    Relax and be pampered! Enjoy Torch Lake the way you've always dreamed it would be and the Torch Lake Bed & Breakfast, located in Central Lake, Michigan. This spacious and charming home provides spectacular views. This Majestic Queen sits high above beautiful Torch Lake, listed by National Geographic as being the third most beautiful lake in the world.

    Please allow Torch Lake Bed & Breakfast the opportunity to help you discover your own special place for relaxing and rejuvenating. Relax on our lakeside decks and enjoy spectacular views of world-famous Torch Lake. Enjoy watching the deer and other wildlife while resting on the front porch. The hot tub is located on the lakeside deck which offers views of Torch Lake. Watch the northern lights or star gaze while soaking your tension away.

    Visit for a night or a fortnight. Relax in front of the 20-foot stone fireplace with a good book from our library or enjoy star gazing into a spectacular Northern Michigan sky. In the morning, start your day with a wonderful, tantalizing full breakfast in our sunroom or in our dining room.

    Please call for more information 1-231-599-3400, email us or log on to our web site.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Debra Cannon for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most travelers stay at our inn because we offer luxury accommodation. Our suites include a king size bed, private bath with tub and shower, face and body soap, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, first aid kit, free Wi-Fi, private outside deck, electric fireplace heater, air conditioning, cozy robes, feather pillows, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, clock radio, iPod player, cable TV, flat screen TV, DVD player, refrigerator, bottled water and beverages, snacks provided, use of microwave, use of outdoor hot tub, use of snorkel equipment, use of the decks on the water, use of the barbeque grill, coffee provided early, full and delicious breakfast every morning, privileges to moor a boat, moor your seaplane, chauffeur service for private planes and seaplanes, and spectacular views of 18 miles of Torch Lake from your room. They like to be pampered and we do a great job doing that.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for our service and hospitality and for making people feel comfortable.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    People are coming to the area to visit Torch Lake. National Geographic has claimed that Torch
    Lake is the 3rd most beautiful lake in the world. We have people that come to stay with us from all over the world.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    One of the best compliments is that people never want to leave. They come back often and
    love every minute of it.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

     We are the best-kept secret in this area. In combination, staying with us and seeing Torch Lake is perfection.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    If you are staying with us on the lake, the first night enjoy a sunset cruise on Torch Lake in our
    25-foot deck boat. Enjoy seeing the crystal clear aqua blue water and spectacular views
    close up.

    The second day Take a day trip to Mackinaw Island only 1 ½ away. Go back in time and be back in time to see sunset on Torch.

    The third day should be spent nourishing the mind and body with relaxing on our decks on the water. We offer Total rest or as much excitement as you can handle. Read a book on our lakeside dock or rent a wave runner and get crazy.

    The fourth day Venture out and see some of the Spectacular Views off of Mission Point in Traverser City. Visiting the wineries and local shops is a perfect way to end the trip.

    Remember, we can have you parasailing by noon and pamper you with a massage by pm and don’t forget the relaxing in the hot tub.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We are located on Torch Lake.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    What we love the best is that in any direction you drive from Torch Lake you can find
    award winning delicacies. In Traverse we love Stella’s and Red Ginger, and Minerva’s. In Charlevoix, The Weather Vane, Terry’s, Charlevoix Country Club. In Elk Rapids Siren Hall, and Pearls. In Bellaire Lulu’s and Shorts Brewery, and Torch Riviera. In Central Lake the Blue Pelican. All have great food and the list goes on and on.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    All are listed on my site. Guides for fishing.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 3 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets and we can recommend an area pet resort or local pet hotel.

  • Our Breakfasts

    Guests of our bed and breakfast are awakened every morning to the aroma of freshly baked pastries or grandma’s famous Apple Torte Cake. Coffee is always ready early in our inn so guests may sip a cup of freshly brewed java and enjoy the sound of waves lapping on Torch Lake's marinas. While a scrumptious breakfast is being prepared, guests are lulled by a peaceful and tranquil setting and the spectacular views of Torch Lake from our lodging. Breakfast is always prepared with the finest and freshest locally grown products available. We pride ourselves in pampering our guests while they are escaping to perfection.

  • Local Attractions

    We are centrally located between Traverse City and Petoskey. Other nearby towns include Central Lake, Bellaire, Alden, Charlevoix, Elk Rapids and Boyne City. All of these towns offer many opportunities for shopping, antiquing, boating, swimming, sailing, wind surfing, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, biking, hiking, and for simply relaxing. Odawa Casino in Petoskey and Turtle Creek Casino in Traverse City are just minutes away.

    Dining:

    • Tapawingo's restaurant (231) 588-7971
    • The Rowe Inn (231) 588-7351
    • The Blue Pelican (231) 544-BLUE
    • Murphy's Lamplight Inn (231) 544-6443
    • Lu Lu's Bistro (231) 533-5242
    • Petersons (231) 599-3130
    • The Weathervane (231) 547-4311
    • Mahogany's Country-Club (231) 547-3555

    Marinas and Boat Rentals:

    The clear, calm Michigan waters of Torch Lake are just waiting for you to enjoy them. Whether you want to relax and fish on a pontoon boat or fulfill your need for speed on jet skis and speed boats, the local marinas and boat rental services have everything you'll need. For less motorized adventures, canoes and kayaks can also be found. If you've brought your own toys, mechanics are located near our bed and breakfast to keep you out on the water.

    Outdoor Adventures:

    • Biking
    • Hiking
    • Horesback riding
    • Camping
    • Skydiving

    Water Activities:

    • Sailing and windsurfing
    • Swimming, snokeling and scuba diving
    • Kayaking and rafting
    • Paddle boating
    • Paddleboarding
    • Torch Lake cruises
    • Fishing
    • Boat and Waverunner rental
    • Water skiing, tubing and wakeboarding

    Golfing

    Golfing is just around the corner from the Torch Lake Bed and Breakfast.  Northern Michigan is a spectacular place to golf with incredible views and a variety of top-notch courses.  The serene landscapes of the Grand Traverse Bay area will invigorate you as you getaway from the daily stresses of life.  From beginners to pros, you'll find a golf course to fit your skill level.  We can also help you to schedule golf lessons.  Request more information by calling 231-599-3400.

    For more information, check out the Local Attractions section of our website.

  • Seasons in Northern Michigan

    Spring

    Spring in the north is spectacular. The fragrances and color of cherry, apple, and peach blossoms are magnificent. Watching the wild flowers come back to life after a long winter's hibernation is amazing. Searching for morel mushrooms is a wonderful way to enjoy a walk through the woods.

    Summer

    In the summer, Northern Michigan is a paradise for the water enthusiast. Enjoy fishing and swimming in Torch Lake. Lake Michigan's beaches are just minutes away. Boating on Torch is so beautiful, consider bringing your own boat and enjoy the clean aqua color waters of Torch Lake.

    Fall

    In the fall we are the perfect location for fall color tours. East Torch Lake Drive is one of the designated routes for color tours as listed by Traverse Magazine. Enjoy the magnificent colors given to you as a gift from nature.

    Winter

    Michigan is famous for skiing and other winter sports. Nearby Shanty Creek Resort offers skiing, downhill and cross country, snow boarding, and tubing. On a starry winter night, enjoy a Guided Winter Rafting Dinner Trip down the Jordan River. Snow shoeing may be added to this tour.