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Ortonville, Michigan
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We spent one night here as we passed through Elk Rapids. The shared space was practically the entire downstairs. It was clean and comfortable. Very quiet. Our hostess created a full breakfast buffet. We loved it. We will definitely stay here again when we are in the area.

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Troutman, North Carolina
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and had a blast. Ronnie and Mark are very sweet and would give us whatever we needed. Christmas decorations were beautiful throughout the whole house. Their kids are very friendly and hung out with us. We stayed in the cottage and it was great. Very clean. Definitely want to come back

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We just spent a weekend at the Cairn House B&B. It is under new management but you would never know it from the excellent service. The innkeeper, Ronnie, was friendly, the breakfast was superb, and the room very comfortable. Ronnie and her family live in the house so you bump into her husband, Mark, or one of the almost-grown kids...

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Reviewed 4 August 2015

An amazing oasis with a very friendly hostess who delights in serving up the most wonderful breakfast specialties! We had the King room at the top of the stairs - very comfy bedding and pillows, beautiful bathroom. The back porch had a lovely fire pit to help keep us engaged talking with the owner and fellow guests long into the...

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 October 2014

We were very pleased with this B & B, and with the proprietor, Helen. She aimed to please, and made us very comfortable. Lovely breakfasts were ready each morning, along with a cup of coffee placed directly onto our fingers! This was a family reunion, and we enjoyed visiting in the pleasant sunroom each day. Our room was very comfortable...

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Holland, Michigan
Reviewed 6 September 2014

We stayed with two boys in the Garden Delight Room. It was in another building near the gardens, so we didn't have to worry about their noise and enjoyed our relaxed stay. The gardens were beautiful and it was nice to spend family time on the private patio. The owner was nice and friendly. We enjoyed our conversation while eating...

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Reviewed 3 September 2014

Aside from all usual amenities, Cairn House Bed and Breakfast offers entire house for its guests. Yes, all common spaces are for gusts use, save the basement where the proprietor has pitched her headquarters. You'll be even offered a frequent diner card for the most popular local Cajun restaurant.

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Novi
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Clean, comfortable, pleasant outdoor space, convenient location, good breakfasts, good conversations. Sunroom and deck were nice social spaces. Fantastic view of the stars at night. Ample parking, free in room Wifi.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 9 August 2014

A nice find near Traverse City. Spotless, comfortable and a gracious host. Very convent to Williamsburg and the "Horse Show by the Bay". Nice nearby restaurants, but make reservations or arrive before 6pm. Will stay again next year.

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cincinnati
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Fantastic location for enjoying both Elk Lake and Lake Michigan to use my Kayak. Our host was very helpful with places to hike and to eat dinner. We especially enjoyed hearing about her many travels abroad doing volunteer work. We hope to return some time in the future.

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An elegant colonial style home, Cairn House Bed and Breakfast, a Northern Michigan Bed and Breakfast, welcomes you to enjoy this serene natural setting near the coastal village of Elk Rapids, MI on Lake Michigan, twenty miles north of Traverse City, Michigan. Cairn House B&B takes pleasure in sharing the elegant furnishings collected from around the world. Relax in front of the fireplace in our formal living room or retreat to the sun room to enjoy a good novel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cairn House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 8160 Cairn Hwy, PO Box 858, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9310
Region: United States > Michigan > Antrim County > Elk Rapids
Price Range: $133 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairn House Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The king room at the top of the stairs was large and quiet, even though it is in the front of the house.”
 of 5 bubbles VeteranTravelers, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Reserve the Garden Delight Room if you have kids.”
 of 5 bubbles 101Rita, 5 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Peeked in at other rooms either pre/post guests. All were light, bright and clean/”
 of 5 bubbles thetraveler2002, 1 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The Asian room had its own AC unit, a king bed and full bath. Was very private.”
 of 5 bubbles tomk575, 27 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Every room had private bath area.”
 of 5 bubbles 574candyc, 10 Aug 2013 | Read review
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