Around The Horton Bay Area!
A brief tour of the area includes a number of wonderful small towns and historic destinations.
Closest is Horton Bay with just a couple of small but very unique shops that are open during the warm season.
Boyne City is just a few miles. The downtown offers several excellent restaurants and shopping that will satisfy most anyone. You can launch a boat onto Lake Charlevoix here or just stroll the park. Boyne City is home to a very cool Mushroom Festival and is the eastern end of the scenic drive called "Ride the Breezeway".
If you take the "Breezeway" you will pass through East Jordan which is home to the Jordan Valley Glassworks. This is a working glass-blowing shop where truly beautiful are is produced daily.
Charlevoix is at the eastern end of Lake Charlevoix and sits on the shore of Lake Michigan. Charlevoix has a number of art galleries and better shops.
Petoskey rivals Charlevoix for your attention with shops and dining to please anyone. A bit further north is the quaint town of Harbor Springs.
All of these towns are just a short drive from the bed and breakfast.
One of the favorite day trips during anytime of year is to Cross Village and the famous Leggs Inn. Leggs sits on Lake Michigan serving a varied menu with an emphasis on Polish. The interior has some of the most unusual decor in the north and this is the only spot on Lake Michigan from which you can see four lighthouses.
Route 119 from Harbor Springs to Cross Village is the famous "Tunnel of Trees". A favorite drive in any season and a breathtaking one during the fall color tours.
We can't forget to mention Walloon Lake made famous by Ernest Hemingway, nor Horton Creek where he fished. The creek is within walking distance of the inn.
This part of Michigan is simply spectacular for a winter getaway. Skiing is at hand but our favorite sport is show-shoeing. A walk through the nearby forest in the silent falling snow followed by a cup of hot chocolate at our fireplace will refresh the most weary traveler.