The Terrace Inn & 1911 Restaurant
Table Of Contents
Mo Rave and Patty Rasmussen purchased the Inn in May, 2004. Mo was in the wine business previously and Patty in psych nursing. The restaurant side appealed to Mo who loves food and wine and is an excellent cook and Patty enjoys updating the rooms and the artistic side of the business. They both love being near the water, and all the history and culture the area offers.
The Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant is located in Bay View, Petoskey, Michigan. Bay View is an Association which began as a Methodist camp and became part of the Chautauqua movement in the 1880's. It is a music campus and holds a series of concerts and theatre productions open to the public from June through August. Terrace Inn guests can easily walk to the auditorium, attend concerts and theatre and gaze at the Victorian Architecture winning Bay View a National Historic Designation.
The Inn was built by William and Josephine DeVol, from Lebanon, Indiana. They and daughters, Beatrice, Virginia, and Dorothy helped run the Inn's rooms, cafe, and tea room until Mr. DeVol passed away in the 1940's. The tea room opened in 1926 and named the Green Lantern, became an ice cream parlor, lunch room and finally is an apartment and pet friendly.
The Inn is open year round for lodging and dining (dining hours vary accordingly) while Bay View cottagers are open May to November only. This is in keeping the tradition and integrity of the summer programming.
Petoskey is home to Million dollar sunsets over Little Traverse Bay. Since the late 1800's people have flocked to the area for the fresh Northern Breezes, recreational activities, and cultural opportunities.
The 1911 Restaurant
The Terrace Inn's 1911 Restaurant offers delicious food at affordable prices. The dining room is elegantly furnished with chandeliers, lace curtains and original hardwood floors.
The menu includes 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 spring 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 recommended 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 establishments. Fresh caught whitefish, aged angus beef steaks, chicken Hemingway, vegetarian pastas, homemade 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
- Tea Ceremonies (indoor or outdoor)
- 2nd weddings
- DJ on-site
- Wedding Officiant on-site
- Beautiful Dance Floor! 2000 sq.ft.
- Full Bar with Liquor License