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The Terrace Inn was built in 1910 and opened June 25, 1911.  The Inn is a Michigan Historic Landmark and a member of Bay View Association, located in Bay View, Petoskey, Michigan.  A group of Methodists from Jackson, Michigan chose Bay View for a tent camp in 1875 and the Victorian cottages see today were built by the 1880's. established in 1875 by a group of Methodists from Jackson, Michigan.   Hotel  amenities in 1911 touted indoor plumbing, "hot food served hot and cold food served cold", electricity and call bells.  Early documents stated electricity was turned off at sun down and "late stay-uppers" took kerosene lamps to their room. Today the Inn has a sprinkler system throughout so guests can enjoy a worry-free stay!  Bay View Association programs and resident cottages are open May to November. The exception is the administrative offices and hotels. This ensures the integrity of the programs and allows guests to experience the area in fall and winter months.

The Terrace Inn has 38 rooms, ranging from cozy “cottage” rooms, our most authentic and affordable to King Whirlpool suites with kitchenettes.  There is one pet friendly suite in the former tea room downstairs.  Please note that room numbers start with 100 (main floor)

200 (second floor) and 300 (third floor)

Q means 1 Queen bed K means 1 King bed and T means 2 Twin beds

Fall Hours:  The restaurant is open for dinner Thursdays and Sundays the first three weeks of October (Friday and Saturday the restaurant is closed for private events).

The restaurant is open Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sunday the LAST weekend in October. Call for reservations!

See our Fall Menu


The Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant is located in Bay View Association, a Chautauqua summer community established in 1875.  Petoskey was name in the top 20 best small towns in Smithsonian magazine. Our quaint Gaslight District downtown features Victorian architecture as does all of surrounding Bay View!