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Green Bay, WI
Reviewed 20 July 2010

This is our 2nd year at Cairn House. We love the B&B because it is very quiet for a home like setting-(great acoustics for early risers and those who stay out late). The rooms are very clean and both times, our king size bed was so comfortable. Last June, we had this terrific breeze off the lake that passed through...

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Reviewed 15 July 2010

We really enjoyed our stay at the Cairn House. Helen was very nice and most accommodating to our needs. The house was very clean and well appointed. Breakfast was delicious. Helen joined us for conversation which we enjoyed and found very relaxing - she wasn't anxious to get us out. We would recommend Cairn House to others!

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Michigan
Reviewed 14 July 2010

We stayed at the very nicely decorated Oriental room. Convinient to downtown Elk Rapids, and we had a great time. Clean, quiet, and nice yard. Helen, the innkeeper, had a full of entertaing stories as well as helpful infomration of the area. Her orange syrup french toast was decious. And don't forget the homemade grape juice! You can expect a...

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NJ
Reviewed 22 October 2009

A great place to stay. Helen was a very hospitable hostess and the breakfasts were wonderful. The rooms and grounds were immaculate, and the conversation was interesting. We felt like we had made a new friend and actually felt sad to leave! We would definitely stay there again if we are in the area and would recommend staying there to...

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Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed 19 October 2009

Helen was a non-intrusive host, giving us the "run" of the main floor of her home. Bedrooms very comfortable and large. Bed very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious each morning. Loved those French toast croisants with orange syrup. Would recommend this stay to anyone who enjoys the bed and breakfast experience.

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Howell, MI
Reviewed 1 October 2009

My wife and I have stayed at seven or eight B&B's during the last several years. Our stay at the Cairn House was the most relaxing and enjoyable ever! Our host, Helen, was great! She was not only a great cook but was warm and friendly and a very interesting person to talk with. We will definitely being coming back!...

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Arlington, TX
Reviewed 25 September 2009

My husband and I spent our anniversary at the Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island. To end our trip, we chose to stay at Cairn House. We were very pleased. It was one of the nicest B&B's we had stayed in. It was very pretty and the accommodations were good. we enjoyed the sun porch and watching the birds. We enjoyed...

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Michigan
Reviewed 16 September 2009

My husband and I have stayed at the Cairn House many times. We have had great food and hospitality. Helen is a wonderful, friendly hostess. She has many stories to tell about her world travels. The B&B is in a quiet country setting and is beautifully landscaped. Each room has a different theme and is decorated accordingly. The B&B is...

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Michigan
Reviewed 12 September 2009

For this being our first time staying at a B & B we were a little leery on what to expect. I must say that we were pleasantly surprised and will definately be returning again!! Helen, is a wonderful, yet accomodating host who's storys are endless. We could have sat and talked to her all day. The home and yard...

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East Lansing, MI
Reviewed 11 September 2009

Our extended family and friends stay at the Cairn House every summer while passing through the Elk Rapids area on a long bicycle trip/tour. Helen, the owner, accomodates our large group (19) and makes everyone feel welcome. This year we had small children with us and she greeted our arrival with fresh baked cookies for the small ones. The rooms...

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: RM439 - RM709 (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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