The Betsie Bay Inn in Frankfort Michigan
The Betsie Bay Inn Frankfort Michigan Bed and Breakfast B&B Hotel Lodgings Accommodations


Hosts: Geoff and Lesley Perkins

Guestrooms: 17

Address: 231 Main Street, P.O. Box 271, Frankfort, MI 49635 USA

Telephone: 231-352-8090

Activities/Attractions: Frankfort, Michigan is located in northwest lower Michigan on the shore of Lake Michigan in west Benzie County, the Frankfort and Elberta communities encompass beautiful Betsie Bay, a historic sailing harbor. We offer:

  • unmatched beauty
  • golden sandy beaches
  • crystal blue waters
  • world-class Great Lake, river, and inland lake fishing
  • over 19 fun and challenging golf courses nearby
  • seven full-service marinas

We are prominently situated on Main Street, mere footsteps from gorgeous Lake Michigan's sandy beachfront, and across the street from Frankfort's many marinas. We are located amongst numerous fine shops, galleries, and other good restaurants.

The Brimports Gift Shop at the Main Street side offers unique gifts with a focus on imported specialties from Scotland – Lesley’s home until she heard about Geoff and came over.


"My husband and I recently stayed at the Betsie Bay Inn for a long weekend and enjoyed our time there immensely! It was one of the most relaxing weekends we've had in a long time. We found the ambiance of the inn to be welcoming and calming which was exactly what we were looking for. The owners, Geoff and Lesley Perkins, were gracious and absolutely accommodating to our every need. We loved the convenience of having the dining facilities a few steps away, but more importantly, found the food to be outstanding! We tried almost every appetizer on the menu, with the spinach & artichoke dip being our favorite. And if you love fish ... try their whitefish or salmon! It's healthy and delicious … we'd go back just for that! If you're looking for a great place to stay on the western side of MI, you can't find a better inn than the Betsie Bay!"

"My wife and I were looking for a place for our anniversary, we checked several places online and decided on this one and we were not disappointed. This place has it all for a romantic getaway in a very nice small quiet town. The restaurant has very good food and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. We will stay here again."


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"This hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway. Frankfort is a very nice, small and quiet beach town. The restaurant has great food and the wine tasting that is included in the room rate was fun. The staff is very friendly and seem to genuinely care about guests enjoying their stay. I would absolutely recommend this place!"

General Information: Welcome to The Betsie Bay Inn ... located in the City of Frankfort, in the northwest corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The Inn is situated in the historic part of downtown Frankfort and has been lovingly restored by its proud new owners, Geoff and Lesley Perkins. With close attention to detail and tireless devotion to high quality, The Betsie Bay Inn is fresh, vibrant, welcoming, and comfortable.

The Betsie Bay Inn offers charming spacious rooms for our guests - some with Inn-room spas, saunas, cozy log stoves, steam showers, canopy beds, balconies, and lofts, or just a comfy room to relax in, all with private bath. Rooms are non-smoking, spotlessly cleaned, and tastefully decorated. A wine tasting in our ThistleBrae Wine Cellar is included in the price of your room.

  • all rooms are non-smoking
  • have a private bathroom, hair dryer
  • cable TV, wireless Internet
  • clock/radio, coffee maker
  • the spacious and warm atmosphere of our newly transformed lobby greets you, complete with a fireplace and cozy chairs to curl up in
  • be sure to plan your Holiday Dining and Parties at The Inn

The Inn's gingerbread Victorian exterior is once again a colorful “Painted Lady.” Stepping inside, the moment you enter our pebble floor and fieldstone atrium with its copper column (as shiny as a new penny) you'll know you're going to love your visit.

Our Inn offers two restaurants – Bunty & JoJo’s Casual Restaurant, and Tantelle Fine Dining (coming Summer, 2007), as well as the Hotspur Pub with a salty motif sure to please the mariner in everyone.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

$85-225/night

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"My wife and I have visited the Betsie Bay Inn now on 2 occasions, once over a February weekend with a group of friends, and then in May, when we just dropped in unexpectedly without reservations. It is way, way above average!!! The west coast of Michigan needs more of this kind of inn where hospitality becomes personal in an atmosphere of warmth, calm and charm ... We also want to comment on the magical atmosphere that the owners, Geoff and Leslie bring as new proprietors - with her roots in Scotland and hospitality, and his in history, poetry, maritime art and craft and fine design and construction. They have created one of Michigan's truely outstanding small inns with a rich personality. This place is off to a great start, and will evolve beautifully by the fact they listen to you and know how to respond. We'll be back for more!"