Antiquities' Wellington Inn

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

    Antiquities' Wellington Inn is a 1905 neo-classical mansion located in the historic heart of Traverse City, Michigan. Fully restored to its original grandeur, the home features period antiques throughout the guest rooms, dining room, library and living room. Two 2-bedroom Carriage House apartments are offered for extended stays.

    Antiquities' Wellington Inn - Traverse City, Michigan

    A showcase of history ~ a legacy of hospitality.

    Enter the stately mahogany and leaded glass foyer and be transported to an era of quiet and gracious living. A time when life was slower when families entertained at home and downtown was a leisurely stroll past elegant neighborhood homes.

    Antiquities Wellington Inn, common lounge

    Guests are treated to a sumptuous full breakfast in the turn-of-the-century dining room. Refreshments and snacks are always available in the guest kitchen located off the 3rd floor ballroom.

    This unique in-town neighborhood location is just 2 blocks from fine restaurants, shops, recreational trails and spectacular beaches. Gracious innkeepers will gladly help you with any arrangements required to ensure a memorable stay.

    Antiquities Wellington Inn, living room

    All the comforts of a fine, small hotel:

    • Full breakfast
    • In-room telephone and Wi-Fi
    • Central air-conditioning
    • Smoke-free
    • Pet-free
    • Guest kitchen with complimentary refreshments
  • Tea Room

    Tea RoomOne can almost hear the sound of fine crystal and great conversation that must have taken place around the massive table that once occupied this turn-of-the-century dining room. Today this beautiful room, with it original stained glass windows, ceiling and wall fixtures, is our guest dining room where we continue using vintage china and silver to serve sumptuous breakfasts.

    "The excellent food and elegant surroundings are exceeded only by Barb's and Hank's gracious hospitality. Never have we felt more comfortable away from home." - Bill & Kathy B.

    Private Teas

    Luncheon tea at the Wellington Inn is reminiscent of the tea rooms that flourished in Britain in the 19th century. Guests enjoy an assortment of traditional teas accompanied by split scones with creme fraiche and homemade jam, finger sandwiches, tea cakes, tarts and shortbreads.

    Private teas are a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion or to recognize valued clients and employees. The Wellington Inn has proven to be a popular choice for bridal teas, birthday parties and meetings of local business groups and organizations.

    Private luncheon teas can be scheduled for a minimum of 20 guests.

  • Weddings & Special Events

    Antiquities Wellington Inn, front view Weddings

    The Wellington Inn provides a unique and memorable setting for your special occasion. Among the services we can coordinate are:

    • Bridal shower teas
    • Rehearsal dinners
    • Small weddings and receptions
    • Larger receptions in 3rd floor ballroom

    Overnight accommodations are required for rehearsal dinners, weddings and receptions. A discounted rate applies when booking the entire facility. The first floor Dining Room seats 32 for a formal dinner reception, bridal shower tea or rehearsal dinner. The third floor Ballroom seats 60 for a formal dinner reception.

    Antiquities Wellington Inn, Fourier

    Meetings & Events

    • Business Retreats
    • Conferences
    • Birthday Parties
    • Baby Showers
    • Special Reunions
    • Receptions

    With high-speed internet in each of the guest rooms and wireless internet throughout the home, The Wellington Inn is ideally suited for off-site business meetings and small conferences.

    When considering a private event, the main floor rooms, combined with smaller sitting areas in the lower and upper levels, provide ample space for guests to mingle or escape. When hosting larger events, the 3rd floor ballroom with its performers' balcony and adjoining catering kitchen provides an unforgettable venue. A discounted rate applies when booking the entire facility.

  • Location and Directions

    The Wellington Inn is located among elegant homes in a quiet city neighborhood. You will find us downtown within walking distance to fine restaurants, shops, beautiful public parks, with paved pedestrian and bicycle trails to Clinch Park beach and zoo, as well as the Boardman River.

    Directions from Traverse City Airport

    Turn right onto S. Airport Road and proceed 1.0 miles to Garfield. Turn right on Garfield and drive for 2.0 miles, and turn left onto Washington Street. The Inn is .9 miles, at the intersection of Wellington and Washington.

    Driving times from these cities are listed below.

    Mackinaw City, Michigan: 2 hours 17 mins (117.5 miles) Grand Rapids, Michigan: 3 hours(142 miles) Saginaw, Michigan: 3 hours (150 miles) Holland, Michigan: 3 hours 28 mins (170.2 miles) Lansing, Michigan: 3 hours 51 mins (191.5 miles) Ann Arbor, Michigan: 3 hours 54 mins (237 miles) Detroit, Michigan: 4 hours (250 miles)