Antiquities' Wellington Inn

230 Wellington Street, Traverse City, Michigan 49686
Innkeeper(s): Barb and Hank Rishel

Corbett Suite - 1st Floor

$235.00 / $280.00 night

This suite was originally Jane Hull's playroom where she and her little friends engaged in fanciful and creative amusements while close friends and family relaxed in the adjoining sitting room. Today, this first floor suite includes a bed chamber with an American white iron queen-sized bed, original built-in cabinets with comfortable window seat. The adjoining sitting room includes original arts and crafts style moldings and trims, and features a Louis XVI Revival sofa and armchair, and heirloom rug. Private bath with shower.

The suite takes its name from Bertha Corbett, affectionately called "The Mother of the Sunbonnet Babies." At the turn-of-the-century, Sunbonnet Babies were very popular, and were featured in children's reading primers, on china, postcards, and other items of the days. During the restoration project a workman discovered part of an original Sunbonnet mural behind a tall cabinet in the playroom. By carefully scratching paint off the wall they found the original outline, traced it, and after eight weeks of painting were able to meticulously recreate the mural.

Woolsey Suite - Bridal Suite - 2nd Floor

$235.00 / $280.00 night

Originally the servants' quarters, this room has been converted into a lovely and romantic suite. This spacious suite is especially popular with our bridal and anniversary guests. The 1890's Victorian Renaissance Revival bedroom suite features a queen-sized bed. Guests can relax by the fireplace in a comfortable sitting area that features a Louis XV revival sofa and fireside chairs. Or, when the weather invites us outdoors, they may enjoy their private balcony with a large sitting area overlooking the garden.

The adjoining private bath includes an air-jetted 2-person whirlpool w/shower.

Ferris Chamber - 2nd Floor

$205.00 / $250.00 night

Originally this bed chamber would have been shared by two of the Hull sons, likely Henry and Richard. Today, it features a Victorian-style queen-sized bed, 1900's quarter sawn oak bonnet cupboard, Victorian arm chairs and fireplace. The private bath, originally the servants' sewing room, includes a 2-person air-jetted whirlpool with separate shower.

Munson Chamber - 2nd Floor

$205.00 / $250.00 night

Originally this bed chamber would have been shared by two of the Hull sons, likely Gerald and William. Today it features an 1865 Victorian Renaissance Revival black walnut queen-sized bed and 1865 button-tufted demi-arm chairs from England, a fireplace, vintage draperies and bedspread. A special feature of this room is a private balcony overlooking the historic neighborhood and, in particular, the mansion built by the owners' father, Henry Hull. This bed chamber includes a private vintage bath with the original pedestal sink and matching tub/shower.

Morgan Chamber - 2nd Floor

$205.00 / $250.00 night

Part of the original master suite, originally Mr. Hull's bedroom, this chamber features an 1850 Victorian Renaissance Revival 9-foot tall half-tester custom-sized bed (57.5” x 76.5”), a fireplace and Louis XVI-style loveseat and chair. The vintage private bath includes a pedestal sink and matching tub/shower.

Votruba Chamber - 2nd Floor

$195.00 / $240.00 night

Part of the original master suite, originally Mrs. Hull's bedroom, this bed chamber features a fireplace, an 1880 Kingwood Napolean III queen-sized bed with heavily carved floral crest, an elegant Victorian armoire, loveseat and chair. Also included is a private bath with oversized shower.

Of particular interest is a discovery that was made during the restoration. After removing 5 layers of wallpaper, the original plaster revealed caricatures created by the original painters and paper hangers, autographed and dated 1908. This unique feature has been carefully sealed and remains as a tribute to the artisans that created the home.

Ramsdell Chamber - 2nd Floor

$205.00 / $250.00 night

Originally Jane Hull's bedroom, this bright spacious room would have accommodated sizable furnishings and gave the young girl ample space to display an assortment of favorite collections. Today this authentically stenciled room features both a queen-sized and a full-sized Victorian style metal bed, a fireplace, a walnut Victorian desk and a pair of Eastlake velvet chairs. The vintage private bath features its original pedestal sink and matching tub/shower.

Milliken Chamber - 3rd Floor

$220.00 / $260.00 night

This 3rd floor bed chamber, originally a Hull family guest room, features a 1915 French-style bedroom suite with two full-sized beds, heavily carved Victorian velvet arm chair with side chairs and a fireplace. Antique cornice moldings were re-made and finished to adorn both beds, and antique draperies adorn the large windows. The adjoining private bath, with hand painted roses adorning the vanity and marble tile, includes a 2-person air-jetted whirlpool and separate shower.

Hannah Suite - 3rd Floor

$175.00 / $195.00 night

One of two guestrooms in the original Hull home, this 3rd floor hide-away offered privacy away from the hustle and bustle of the family's activities. Today, this bed chamber features a fireplace, an 1880's Victorian Eastlake black walnut bedroom suite with queen-sized brass bed and heavily carved hall chairs. The morning sun spills through an accented dormer with arched window, creating a perfect reading area. The private vintage bathroom provides views of the bay and downtown area, and features a cast iron pedestal tub with unique pull-chain "Worlds Fair Shower."

Art Deco

As you enter this apartment you will drive back in time to the 1930's. Art Deco furnishings, authentic fixtures and vintage appliances evoke the spirit of a more innocent era.

This apartment includes two bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed and private bath (shower), and the second with queen-sized bed and use of a full hallway bathroom.

The spacious living room w/TV features an adjoining balcony that overlooks the garden. The fully-equipped period kitchen has adjoining dining area. A washer/dryer is provided for our guests' convenience.

Rates: $370 or $2,310 weekly

Breakfast in the Inn available at an additional charge.

French Country

The furnishings and fixtures of apartment two find their inspiration in the charm of the French countryside. The bright colors and playful furnishings evoke the spirit of celebration that marked the 1940's post-war years.

This apartment includes two bedrooms, each with a queen-sized bed, sharing a hallway bathroom.

The living room and dining area adjoin a fully equipped period kitchen. A washer/dryer is provided for our guests' convenience.

Rates: $320 or $1,995 weekly

Breakfast in the Inn available at an additional charge.

  • Policies

    • Reservation/Cancellation Policy: All reservations require a 50% deposit or credit card to guarantee the reservation. A 14-day notice of cancellation is required for a full deposit refund. With shorter notice, 50% of the stay will be charged to your account.
    • Special Policies: A two-night minimum stay (Friday & Saturday night) is required on weekends from May 1st through October 31st. A three-night minimum stay may be required on holiday weekends.
    • Children over the age of 12 are welcome. Due to antique furnishings, Wellington Inn is not suitable for babies or young children. Familes are encouraged to enjoy our carriage apartments.
    • Arrival & Departure Time: Please check in between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. or call for special arrangements. Check out is any time before 11 a.m.
    • Group rates available
    • Credit cards accepted