The Terrace Inn & Restaurant
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The Terrace in Bay View, Michigan is a great place to come and relax, take in the beauty of Little Traverse Bay and Northern Michigan, enjoy great food, shopping and culture. If you are the nostalgic type you'll love the history and surrounding Bay View community!
Quaint rooms and lots of comfortable antiques make you feel like a visit to the cottage. Suites are available with more modern amenities like jet tubs and kitchenettes.
The Inn is located close to downtown Petoskey (art, shopping, museums), Petoskey State Park (lake Michigan).
The Terrace Inn and Restaurant is in Bay View, an Victorian Cottage Community established in 1875. Bay View is an active Chautaugua, bringing classical music students from around the globe to study and entertain residents and guests alike. Each season brings new entertainment within walking distance of the Inn. The music campus is open May-October.
Downtown Petoskey is nearby, with distinctive shops, restaurants, and other unique businesses. Petoskey and Bay View are connected by the Little Traverse Wheelway (link to little traverse wheelway) and the sunsets are the best of any place in Michigan!
Please visit our calendar of events as we also host weddings, theme weekends and packages. Depending on your interest or occasion, we are happy to make your stay special and fun! We bake birthday cakes, order flowers (or a massage!) arrange room service, and we can even marry you!
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. Please let us know should you desire help with your luggage on arrival. Thank you!
Breakfast is offered in our dining room 8:00-10:00 a.m. daily. We offer all of our guest a full breakfast buffet with eggs, toast, french toast, pancakes, yogurt, homemade granola,scones & more!
- Wireless Internet
- Restaurant and full bar on-site
- Old fashioned ice cream parlor on-site, in-season
- Horse drawn sleigh rides (January and February)
- Romance Packages
- Jazz weekends
- Ghost hunting weekends
- Michigan dinners
- BOYNE Ski packages
- Bay View Association: concerts, lectures, hiking
- Bay View Association: cross country skiing
- Downtown Peoskey: walking distance (1.3 miles)
- Near Little Traverse Bay shoreline (3 blocks)
- Near Little Traverse Wheelway- bike trail
- Mackinaw City: 45 minute drive
Dining At The Terrace Inn
Weddings, Banquets, Retreats, Groups
The Terrace Inn in Bay View may just be the perfect destination for any event. From the bachelorette party, ceremony, rehearsal dinner, lodging guests, reception dinner, to business retreat, ladies tea or brunch, we can accommodate your needs. 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 small party/tea/luncheon. The terrace can seat 45 guests and our new lower terrace will offer additional outdoor space! Ceremonies can be held under the fairview arch (with the bay in the distance) or inside and we have an on-site minister. Elopement packages are available too, should you decide to skip all the fuss!
The chandelier clad dining room has wood floors, hemlock beams, lace curtains, antique buffet, and has an old-world atmosphere. Music is allowed (with approval) for a dance floor until 10:30 p.m. when Bay View ordinance mandates a quiet hour. The local casino offers free shuttle service for guests who want want to continue their festivities! Rooms can be rented for guests and discounts are available if minimums are met. Average is 79 for a cottage room and more for a suite. Buffets are most popular for larger events, and plated dinners are available for smaller groups. Our liquor license allows us to serve an array of wines, bottled beers, and cocktails. Licensing dictates that alcohol is to be purchased from the Inn for all events. The only area personal alcohol can be consumed is in guest rooms. Of course, minimum age requirements must be met and kegs are not allowed,which keeps the affair classy and less problematic.
Other policies should be noted, as we are members of Bay View Association and their ordinances must be followed.
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 $24.95 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!
The Terrace is the perfect place to host your wedding or group event!
- Bachelorette parties
- Manicures and Make-up Martini and Massages
- Rehearsal Dinners
- Ceremonies (indoor or outdoor)
- Anniversary and Honeymoon Packages
- Business Retreats
- Family Reunions
- Day Meetings
- 2000 sq.ft. dining room
- Full Bar with Liquor Licence
- 2 outdoor terraces ( one covered)
- Lobby with wood burning fireplace
- 37 guest rooms
- Ice cream parlour
Northern Michigan cuisine is our specialty, however our skilled Chef can include a family recipe or special tradition if you'd prefer. Fill out this short questionnaire and we'll get back to right away. Or just call us at 800-530-9898 to talk or set up a consultation by phone or in person. We are also happy to provide a sampling of our menu.
WEDDINGS AT THE INN
Thank you for your interest in celebrating your wedding day at Bay View Terrace Inn! Our goal is your happiness and we will do everything possible to ensure your event is a success. We appreciate the opportunity to host your occasion, so please do not hesitate to ask if you have an idea, preference or question of any kind.
From start to finish, our facility is the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable day.
The lobby can serve as a reception area or pre-dinner gathering spot. The wood-burning fireplace is surrounded by several overstuffed leather chairs, adding a casual and comfortable touch.
Our DeVol Room can be set up for 110. Tables are square or rectangular and both tables and chairs are oak, and original to the nearly 100-year old Inn. The atmosphere is both rustic with massive hemlock beams, and elegant with crystal chandeliers. Large windows with wavy glass and transoms above create an expansive feel to the 2,000 sq foot space, as does the 12-foot ceiling and ball-room style wood floor.
Views from our dining room are of the variety of beech and maples and pretty Victorian Cottages surrounding the Inn. The setting, just 3 blocks from Little Traverse Bay is a quiet and scenic one, and the town of Petoskey is just a mile away.
The Inn can provide an officiant for your ceremony ($150-200) as well as DJ music for your reception ($400 minimum, 3 hours). We guarantee your guests from 4 to 84 will have a wonderful, wholesome evening of dancing and entertainment! Art and Vicki of Dance Classic can even provide private dance lessons in advance of your event! Our hard-working staff do all the work so you can enjoy your special day.
Great Conference!” 5 of 5 stars
"Our annual conference was held at the Terrace Inn and as the planner I really appreciated how easy it was to work with Patty & Mo. Our meals were excellent, even homemade cookies! It's a unique place for groups and they provided all the services we needed to carry out our meeting; high speed wireless access, meeting rooms, microphones, easel pads and everything else I bugged the front desk for-they were very gracious and accommodating. I would recommend the Terrace for any group or meeting or any individual getaway. I can't wait to go back on a leisure visit and participate in some of their special weekends!"
"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" 2011
" 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."