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The Horton Creek Bed and Breakfast is located in a forest-like area, within driving distance of the cities, Charlevoix, Boyne City, and Petoskey. Owned by Jeanie and her husband David, the home has been in operation as a bed and breakfast for twenty-two years. It was converted into the hospitality industry from a personal place of residence. The home has seven different rooms that guests can reserve. A complimentary breakfast is served at the bed and breakfast, and the meals vary each day. Additionally, free desserts are offered at night for those who are staying on the premises. Patrons can participate in a variety of activities in the surrounding areas such as golfing, festivals, and going to the beach. The owners strive to create a comfortable environment for visitors.
Horton Creek Bed and Breakfast is located within driving distance of three different cities, namely, Charlevoix, Boyne City, and Petoskey in Michigan. The home is sized at about 6,400 square feet and guests have the option of reserving between seven different units. Two of the rooms are located on the lower level, each of which has its own entrance. One room is located on the middle level, while the other four are located on the upper level. Each of the units has its own separate theme with the genre of themes being chosen from the outdoors. Horton Creek Bed and Breakfast has three living/family rooms that patrons can lounge and mingle in.
All units have their own private bathroom and some of them include a jacuzzi tub. A bistro table, desk, and chair are also provided in every rental. Within some of the rooms, occupants may have access to a gas fireplace. The visitor's beds in Horton Creek Bed and Breakfast are all locally handmade beds, made to fit with the individual themes of the rooms. Most of the beds are queen-sized.
Breakfast is served within their "four-seasons" room located within Horton Creek Bed and Breakfast, and it starts at 9:00 AM. All of the rooms within the house have a designated table to sit at during the guest's stay. The meals are made by the owners, and the decision of what is to be served is made the day before, depending on the number of guests that are currently staying at the house. The owners strive to accommodate dietary needs and they ask that patrons inform them as soon as possible of such dietary restrictions. Additionally, dessert is made each night and is free for guests. Visitors may expect the dessert to be either, cakes, cookies, or pies.
The land that the Horton Creek Bed and Breakfast sits on is approximated at sixty acres. For those who take interest in spending time outdoors, the property has trails around the house. There are also gardens that are located at different places on the grounds. The home is located in a forest-like area secluded from other homes and a paved driveway leads to the bed and breakfast. During their stay at the home, visitors have access to a heated pool, as well as a fire pit.
Jeannie and her husband, David, strive to create a culture that allows those who are staying at the bed and breakfast to relax and renew. A previous guest of Horton Creek Bed and Breakfast remarked, “Breakfast was great, the grounds were beautiful, and the room was very cozy and private. Lots of fun things to do in the area and the Inn is secluded in the woods without being too far from activities.” Another previous visitor said, “The property is tucked away in the woods and has a garden with corn hole, nonfire, a heated outdoor pool, and plenty of garden seating.”
The owners of Horton Creek Bed and Breakfast want patrons to act in accordance with the policies that they have in place. They do not allow smoking inside the house, and they ask those who do want to smoke to go outside or away from the home. Pets are not allowed to stay in the house and they suggest that if visitors bring pets, they put them in the pet boarding locations that are in close proximity to the home. Generally, quiet time starts around 10:00 PM. The home is in operation year-round but closes during November and April for repairs and maintenance.
Jeanie and David strive to have a pleasant relationship with their guests and they try to be mindful of the needs of those who are staying at the bed and breakfast. The owners of Horton Creek Bed and Breakfast put forth the effort to be available for patrons whenever possible.
Different activities are available for patrons to participate in, at, and around the property. Cornhole is one such activity that guests can play while still being on the premises. Outside of Horton Creek Bed and Breakfast, tourists can experience a variety of activities in three cities located nearby. In Charlevoix, people can travel to four different beaches. Additionally, those who are in the area can experience Castle Farms and Mushroom House tours. In Boyne City, visitors can be a part of the Main Street events. Crooked Tree Arts Center in the city of Petoskey tends to draw in a fair amount of tourists. Beyond this, many other activities are located nearby, namely, festivals, golfing, and hiking. During the wintertime, visitors can go cross-country skiing. Places in which the owners have suggested that guests can visit for food include, but are not limited to, Bella Vita in Boyne City, The Argonne House in Charlevoix, and Terry’s of Charlevoix.
Horton Creek Bed and Breakfast has been a part of the hospitality industry for the past twenty-two years. Jeanie and David are the original owners and converted the home from a personal place of residence to a bed and breakfast. Originally, the home was built with the idea that it would one day be converted into a bed and breakfast.
The home had renovations done by Jeanie and her husband after their kids left the house. During the conversion of the home, different improvements and changes were made to the building. They updated the styles of each of the rooms to what they are today, and they replaced some of the carpets in the house.
05757 Boyne City Road
Michigan, United States 49720
David and Jeannie Babbitt