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Oakland, California
Reviewed 12 December 2016

My second stay this Fall was made even lovelier by the custom Autumn Color Tour day-trip which Reverend Jim (the co-owner) put together for us personally. I gave him the hours we wanted to be out and asked him to suggest good stops along the way for meals. He sure knows the byways and back roads of the Northwest! He...

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Trenton, Michigan
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Dempsey Manor bills itself as a destination for the discriminating traveler, but it falls way short. The first indication should have been the multiple page list of rules that are sent via email AFTER you have booked and paid. You must check in between the hours of 4 and 6pm on your first day or you are charged on...

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James C, Manager at The Dempsey Manor, responded to this review

Jan and I thank our wonderful guests for all their reviews. We constantly ask our guests to give us their tips and suggestions for making their stay - and the stay of future guests - more enjoyable. We welcome all constructive criticism...it sustains our success as a five-star inn and helps us and our guests to develop the warm friendships...

Larned, Kansas
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a charming old mansion with history and antiques. The owners do their very best to help you feel comfortable. They love their house and they love to help you love it. The spacious bedrooms decorated in the old era, make you feel like "being" in the past. The mansion is within a short walking distance to down town.The...

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My husband surprised me with this lovely gem of a place! We spent most of our honeymoon exploring northern Michigan & the M-22 to see fall colors & hike. The Dempsey Manor was the perfect location for our base. We were swept away by the feel of living in a totally different time period. Jim & Jan are such genuine...

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Macomb, Michigan
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We drove past Dorsey Mannor twice not expecting we would be staying in an outstanding Mansion. We were greeted by our Hostess, Jan, who provided our initial warm reception. Every room in the house is uniquely decorated and a lesson in history. Unfortunately our Host, Jim, was a bit under the weather so we only talked one morning, what an...

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Black Earth
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We love B&Bs. Jim and Jan encapsulate what is best about a great B&B experience. They love their house and they love to help you love it too. This is a true labor of love for both of them and it is reflected in their approach. We live in a fairly uncluttered FLW style home and therefore enjoy occasionally emersing...

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Frisco, Texas
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 nights over Labor Day weekend and it was fantastic!! Jan greeted us and face is a tour the first day. She prepared a wonderful breakfast every morning starting with coffee, a different juice every day, a different biscuit or muffin every day, then a different fruit dish every morning as well as a delicious main breakfast plate...

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Franklin, Tennessee
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Jim and Jan know how to make one feel welcome and at home in their beautiful Dempsey Manor. They are such gracious hosts! They strive to anticipate your every need and do so quite well. We were lucky enough to enjoy the Angel Suite for 3 nights and three terrific 3-course breakfasts. Jan loves to surprise everyone with that little...

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Sanford, Michigan
Reviewed 2 August 2016

A friend and I came to Manistee for the "Tour of Homes" and felt so blessed to stay at the MOST BEAUTIFUL place in town! From the gorgeous woodwork to the period furnishings and amazing collections, we felt like royalty at Dempsey Manor! Jan and Jim were so friendly and so much fun, and have a way of making everyone...

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We arrived at the Dempsey Manor and was greeted so friendly and warm by Jim and Jan and Abigail, their beautiful little butterscotch cat. The Manor is a very eclectic and amazing Bed and Breakfast. Each room in the Manor is different a full of amazing pieces collected by Jim for many years and shares their stories with you. The...

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James C, Owner at The Dempsey Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for the very kind words! Abigail thanks you, too. She takes her role as official greeter seriously. In her mind I don't think she ever meets a stranger, only new friends! Jan and I are delighted you chose to stay with us, and hope your B&B experience was everything you expected and more. We hope you'll make us...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dempsey Manor is the discerning traveler's destination, the ultimate Bed and Breakfast experience. Take a Tour at DempseyManorBandB. Dempsey Manor B&B shines among Michigan's finest and most impressive specialty Inns. Situated in the famous Victorian Port City of Manistee, MI, it is bordered on three sides by lakes and rivers. This perfectly-sited 8000-square-foot historic, Lumber-Baron Mansion provides a full-service, authentically restored Victorian environment for enjoying a unique storybook experience. Large, lavishly decorated and furnished Guest Rooms offer the latest in comfortable beds and modern amenities. Carefully chosen and placed appointments appeal to travelers who appreciate a lost age. Most Guest Rooms include antique-tiled and carved-wood fireplaces, walk-in closets, ten-foot-plus ceilings with elaborate moldings, period reproduction wallpapers, dramatic draperies, original and period chandeliers and wall fixtures, fine 19th century (and earlier) works of art and objets, Victorian overstuffed [read: comfy] furniture with Oriental rugs throughout. A lovely mix of single Guest Rooms, ample Guest Suites, and Guest Rooms with private baths are available. Guests are particularly drawn to the fantasy Conservatory: a miniature Crystal Palace, housing lush foliage, handcarved stone sculptures, a fountain, 18th Century porcelains, ethnic artifacts and comfortable furniture. The Conservatory is framed by transparent walls and a glass ceiling from which is suspended jeweled and stained-glass hand-crafted Middle-Eastern and Indian lanterns -- for an exotic night-time magic not experienced elsewhere. Dempsey Manor is set within the Historic Victorian Homes district and within walking distance of historic Downtown River Street shopping and dining, the Manistee Riverwalk, churches of various denominations, movie theaters, farmers' markets, charter boats, golf courses, the famous and recently restored Ramsdell Playhouse (an original 1903 Opera House), the Manistee Art Institute, fishing, hiking, bicycling, beach and recreational venues. Zillow gives Dempsey Manor its "Very Walkable" rating. Gourmet breakfasts at Dempsey Manor are a renown Manistee specialty. Each meal is prepared with locally raised fresh produce and ingredients, providing a dining experience to surpass our area's finest restaurants. TripAdvisor names Dempsey Manor as the area's #1 Bed and Breakfast Inn. TripAdvisor also gives Dempsey Manor its highest rating - five stars - for all categories: location, sleep quality, rooms, service, cleanliness and value. The Manor's warm staff and romantic setting attract guests who expect tranquility, service, and comforts uncommon elsewhere. This historic home is the noted James Dempsey Mansion, presently also restored as a House Museum, offering group tours all year round. We also host Teas for group celebrations. Call us: six one six 802-4588, or email us at DempseyManor at yahoo for further information. ... more   less 

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Address: 506 Maple St, Manistee, MI 49660-1806
Region: United States > Michigan > Manistee County > Manistee
Number of rooms: 6
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“The Inn has no street noise whatsoever! You can leave your windows open and hear nothing louder than a distant owl (which I found charming).”
 of 5 bubbles gavvink, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“It has an elevator for handicapped individuals. The owners are excellent hostess's.”
 of 5 bubbles cnuss1950, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pick any room, each is unique”
 of 5 bubbles parisroom, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“It's a quiet hotel. Look over the photos of the rooms carefully.”
 of 5 bubbles KarenV115, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Each room is different and any one would be great.”
 of 5 bubbles cjmdett, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
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