The Terrace Inn & 1911 Restaurant
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The Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant is located in Bay View, Petoskey, Michigan. Bay View is part village/part music campus and a summer Chautauqua. It was settled in 1875 by the Methodists. The Chautaqua association began in the 1880's and continues to be active today.Bay View is closed November through April, although the Terrace Inn remains open. Petoskey is a year round destination with an active Art Center, plenty of restaurants, boutique shops, consignment shops, antique shops and many activities and places to explore.
Petoskey and Bay View are connected by the Little Traverse Wheelway and is considered the home of the "million dollar sunsets". Downhill skiing is available 9 miles from the Inn at Nubs Nob and Boyne Mountain, considered the best in Michigan. All rooms and suites offer private bath, clock radio, hairdryer, cable tv, a/c, daily maid service, eco-friendly bath amenities and breakfast with your stay. Five rooms are on the main floor, the remainder on the 2nd and 3rd floors. We apologize, there is no elevator in our historic facility. Breakfast is offered in our dining room 8:00-10:00 a.m. daily. We offer all of our guest a full breakfast buffet on weekends with meat, potatoes, fruit and yogurt. During the week the menu varies from omelets, to eggs and sausage, french toast and bacon, etc. There is something to do year round, whether in Bay View in the summer, or the Crooked Tree Arts center in the winter. Foreign films are just $5, each Wednesday and Friday, and guests love just to drive along the scenic shoreline!
Our 1911 Restaurant
The Terrace Inn's 1911 Restaurant offers delicious food at affordable prices. The dining room is elegantly furnished with chandliers, lace curtains and original hardwood floors and antique furniture. The terrace on Fairview is the place to dine on summer evenings, when Little Traverse Bay sparkles and the sounds of music emanate from nearby. A range of Northern Michigan entrees include planked whitefish surrounded by duchess potatoes garnished with broiled spinach artichoke stuffed tomato..chicken hemingway with a light basil sauce and dried cherries, perch lightly seasoned with lemon and caper sauce, pork chaps with apple glaze, baby back ribs that fall off the bones, vegetarian choices like pasta pomodoro and raviolis with squash, portabello mushroom or lobster. We also grilled steaks to order and all entrees come with warm paesano bread and herbed butter. Salads are fresh and soups prepared daily. Desserts are made with local fruits and the ice cream parlor warrants a trip for a scoop of Michigan made Mackinac Island Fudge or Vanilla Bean, or chocolate of course.
This lower terrace has red wrought iron bistro style tables. The upstairs terrace is covered. Views of the Inn's expansive yard, neighboring Victorian Cottages and the park just across Fairview St are enjoyed and a glimpse of the Bay through the trees is an added bonus!
Wines from around the world and here in Michigan are offered, as well as bottled beers. There are breweries in the area, one in an 1800's warehouse that was originally a brewery, and a small one downtown Petoskey. We also feature vintage cocktails and modern cocktails. Cocktail hours are 4-6 p.m. The restaurant is open daily mid-June through Labor Day and Thursday-Sunday September October and weekends November through February. The entire Inn closes for sprink break March to April 15. The restaurant is open weekends May until peak season hours begin in June.
Reservations are suggested on the terrace in summer season. Reservations are rec ommended at all times, in case the Inn is hosting an event.
The Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant in Bay View may just be the perfect destination for your event! We can host your bachelorette party, ceremony, rehearsal dinner or reception and lodging for your guests. Our dining/banquet room can seat up to 130 guests for a sit-down meal. Our lobby is comfortably furnished with big leather chairs and wood burning fireplace for gathering and or extending your buffet or bar, and the outside terrace works for appetizers, bar, or smaller size party up to 45-50 maximum. Ceremonies can be held under the fairview arch or inside and we have an on-site minister. Elopement packages are available too, should you decide to skip all the fuss!
Renting at least 25 rooms allows you a free suite. In-season rates will be higher for use of the facility than off-season or weekday rental. Our prices are reasonable, food top-notch, service professional and friendly and atmosphere can't be beat for nostalgia and memory-making.
Our restaurant serves only the freshest and finest food, much of it from local sources, and no hydrogenated products, msg, is used. All is created here, not from a box or can, unlike many other establishements. Fresh caught whitefish, aged angus beef steaks, chicken Hemingway, vegetarian pastas, home made soups, desserts, creative salads, and many appetizer selections are just a hint of our menu offerings. We can even use your own recipe or incorporate an ethnic tradition. At $25.95 plus tax and gratuity our Northern michigan buffet is the most popular. Feel free to call and talk about your ideas/event and we'll be happy to quote you prices and options!
Bachelorette parties Brunch Manicures and Make-up Martini and Massages Rehearsal Dinners Receptions Teas Ceremonies (indoor or outdoor) Elopements 2nd weddings Honeymoons DJ on-site Wedding Officiant on-site Beautiful Dance Floor! 2000 sq.ft. Full Bar with Liquor License
A Wonderfull Inn in a Beautiful Location" "Great Value. Clean, Cozy. Fantastic."
"Outstanding service, warm atmosphere!" "The Best Valentine's Getaway Ever!"
"The Terrace Inn is one of the most relaxing places to visit"
" I just stayed here for two nights to get away and relax during some time off from work. I have stayed here over 20 nights this past year and I have never been disappointed. The inn is set in Bayview and is surrounded by century old victorian style cottages. The owners of the inn are very gracious and friendly and so are all of the staff members. The rooms are furnished with antiques. I love sitting by the real fireplace in the parlor where you can read and relax. The beds are very comfortable and you will get a great night sleep here! I love taking walks through Bayview and admiring the vintage cottages."
We very much enjoy the Terrace Inn. Have been there at least 4 times over the years. We enjoy just walking through the historic neighborhood and then of course shopping in Petoskey. It is very calm and relaxing and we also enjoy eating there." -Judi & Rol
"I would recommend this Inn to anyone looking for an enchanting get away - a step back in time. I not only would recommend this Inn to my best friend, I brought her along for a weekend!" - Kathy, Boyne City, MI ("Girlfriend Getaway Weekend")
"Thanks for everything! We are so happy we chose to have our reception at the Terrace Inn! The food was amazing. We are still receiving compliments on it! That Hemingway Sauce just might be heaven! We are so impressed with the serving staff too - they did a great job! Thanks for everything" - Josh and Meagan Lucas
"Rooms were adorable. Dining was exceptional. "Chicken Hemingway" was moist and flavorful and the "Chocolate Lava Cake" was delicious. Will definitely be coming back again."
"SOMEWHERE IN TIME.... IS THE LOVELY AND SERENE TERRACE INN"
"Step back into a gracious and lovely old historical home with a view of the lake from the terrace. A peaceful community of Victorian homes surrounds you, and walks in the area do take you back in time to a slower and gentler era. All is superb here. We didn't want to leave the magic."
Inn and Bay View Policies
- The Inn is non-smoking as our Bay View grounds
- The Inn has a liquor license and guests may purchase alcohol from the bar and consume inside and under covered porches. Alcohol consumption is not allowed on Bay View Grounds. Bay View Association owns all the property.
- Guests who bring in their own alcohol, may consume it in the privacy of their room but not in common areas. This is a licensing issue. Thank you for understanding.
- Guests must give 7 days notice to receive back deposit (minus 6% of deposit on credit card charges to cover service fees incurred to inn). Group reservations may require 30 days.
- Quiet Hour in Bay View is at 11 p.m. All guests need to be conscientiousness of this to ensure everyone gets a peaceful nights rest and relaxing stay. Thank you.
- Parents please keep a watchful eye on your children as the building has fire escapes, laundry chutes and areas that could be unsafe should children be left unattended. Quietness is important too.
- Handicap ramps are available to get into the building. However, we do not have handicap accessible rooms. Main floor rooms do have shower grab bars.