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Cairn House
Bed & Breakfast

Elk Rapids, Michigan

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Cairn House Bed & Breakfast is a stately, two-story colonial
home in a serene, natural setting located two miles north of the village of Elk Rapids.

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.

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Relax in front of the fireplace in our formal living room or retreat to the sun room to enjoy a good novel.  

Guests are invited to stroll the one and one-half acres of manicured grounds, or spend the day enjoying Elk Lake (directly across the road from Cairn House) or nearby Torch Lake".

We offer four comfortable & relaxing guest rooms

Four comfortable guest rooms feature king or queen-size beds and private baths. Each bedroom has its own unique decor and name: Northern Reflections, Oriental Impressions, Nature's Tranquility and Sea-renity. Rates for double occupancy range from $110 to $160 and are subject to a 6% Michigan sales tax. There is an additional charge of $15 per person for more than two guests per room. All rates include a full hearty country breakfast between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m.

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  • Convenient to Elk Lake, Torch Lake & Traverse City
  • Front Porch with glider swing and views of Elk Lake
  • Back Deck with comfortable lounger, table and chairs
  • Over one and one-half acres of trees and gardens
  • TV in all the guest rooms with expanded cable
  • DVD/VHS also available
  • Ironing board and steam iron
  • Complimentary teas, hot chocolates and snacks
  • Wine glasses available
  • A/C wall units in each guest rooms
  • Homemade soap
  • A comfortable and relaxing home away from home

Enjoy a hearty country breakfast in the formal dining room or the
sun room overlooking the backyard gardens.

Some Area Attractions

  • Cherry Festival
  • Interlochen Arts
  • Charter Fishing, Sailing & Boating
  • Bike Trails
  • Fine Dining
  • Quaint Village Shops & Marinas
  • Traverse City Opera House
  • Casinos and much much more!

The main floor at Cairn House is available for small weddings, business meetings, private parties or receptions. Consider renting the entire house for wedding parties, reunions or retreats. Call for details and availability.

Our Specials

Stay 3 or more nights and save $20.00 per night. This discount cannot be used with any other special or discount nor with any third party site such as Hotels.com, Expedit.com or BedandBreakfast.com Discount available every day except the fourth of July weekend.

Call for further information and availability at 231-264-8994 or 866-642-4262

Sail the Tall Ship Manitou
Come and enjoy sailing aboard the Tall Ship Manitou, one of the largest sailing vessels on the Great lakes. Join the crew aboard the Manitou for a unique adventure back in time. You will discover the beauty of northern Lake Michigan from the deck of this majestic sailing vessel while enjoying a level of relaxation rarely experienced in today's frenzied world. There are a variety of different sails throughout the day and also a wine tasting cruise on Tuesday evening and an entertainment night on Wednesday evening. Call for more information and pricing.

Two nights at Cairn House B&B
(double occupancy)
sailing on the Manitou From $270

Balloon Ride Over Traverse Bay
Experience the beauty of a sunrise or sunset in a once in a lifetime adventure in a Hot Air Balloon. You
will soar 2,000-3,000 feet or greater over Grand Traverse Bay and the Chain O' Lakes and see
northern Michigan like never before. This incredible experience lasts three hours, but your memories
will last forever.

Two nights at Cairn House B&B (double occupancy)
$480 per person, each additional person $279.

Treat Yourself To A Day At The Spa

Make every day Valentine's Day

Gather your friends and head for a fun and relaxing weekend. Let your dreams become reality with a variety of massages, facials, deep conditioning treatments, spa manicures and pedicures.

One night at Cairn House B&B (double occupancy)
Four packages from 2 to 6 1/2 hours.
Price from $325
Call for information on prices for spa packages
Rates do not include gratuity at the spa
Additional nights at Cairn House B&B may be added to the package

Private massages are available in the comfort of your room at Cairn House B&B
1 Hour - $60
1/2 Hour - $35

Boating on the Chain of O'Lakes
Enjoy the crystal blue waters of the Chain O' Lakes including Torch Lake, Elk Lake,
Clam Lake and Bellaire Lake. These lakes are all interconnected so take a few days
to see what Northern Michigan has to offer by boating on these beautiful lakes. Torch
Lake is listed by National Geography as the second most beautiful lake in the world, so
bring your suntan lotion and swimsuit and have some great boating.

Two nights at Cairn House B&B (double occupancy)
With Pontoon boat - $450 per day
20 foot ski boat $475 per day
Call for rates for additional nights at Cairn House B&B or additional days of boating

Gift Certificates Available

Directions: Take North US-31 to the light in Elk Rapids, turn right at Ames. Continue 2.2 miles.

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  • Rates: $110 - $160
  • Two night minimum stay on weekends and holidays. A deposit of 50% will secure your reservation (cash,  personal check or Visa and Master Card)
  • Cancellations due 7 days in advance; less that 7 day notice or a failure to arrive for your reservation will forfeit deposit and may incur accitional charges for unrented nights. 7 days or more ensures a 100% deposit refund.
  • If all the inn's rooms are reserved by one group, a 100% payment is required at the time the rooms are reserved. A 30 day cancellation notice is required to receive a full refund, less a $15 charge for handling fee
  • Check-In 4:00-6:00 p.m.
    Check-Out 11:00 a.m.
  • Please notify Cairn House if your plans include an earlier or later arrival.
  • For the safety and consideration of our guests, smoking is not allowed in the house
  • Ample parking, including boats
  • Well behaved children are welcome
  • Sorry, no pets (a lovely pet care facility is near by)

Every guest is special. Our goal is that you leave us relaxed, content and counting the days until your return.

Cairn House Bed & Breakfast is a member of the following associations:
Inns of Antrim County
Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce
Traverse City Chamber of Commerce
Michigan Business and Professional Association.

 Cairn House
Bed & Breakfast

8160 Cairn Highway
P.O. Box 858
Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629
(231) 264-8994
Email: cairnhouse@yahoo.com
Homepage: www.cairnhouse.com
Innkeeper: Helen Perez

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