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2890 Lakeshore Road, Manistee, MI 49660, USA    
(231) 723-4042


  1. The main house was built in 1938 by Ed & Trudy Gray. Ed was a nephew of Morton S...
  2. The property was donated to Michigan Audubon in 1987 by the Gray family. It is n...
  3. Michigan Champion giant sequoia. The property also contains the Michigan Chmapio...
  4. aerial view of Gray's Lake Bluff Arabians circa 1960. The horse arena (large bui...
  5. The sanctuary grounds are open dawn to dusk daily all year. Michigan Audubon, Vi...
  6. We have free spectacular sunsets!...
  7. Lake Bluff has almost 1800 feet of beach. Water near shore is shallow, size of b...
  8. Lake Bluff has two miles of trails and paths that lead to the beach, around the ...
  9. Your continental breakfast is served in the former den overlooking the front law...
  10. #1 First floor Bedroom is the original guest room with french doors directly int...
  11. 2nd floor Bedroom #2...
  12. 2nd floor Bedroom #3, the former master suite, includes two love seats....

- $95

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Circa 1938. Perched on a hundred-foot bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, enjoy 76 acres of natural beauty with 1800 feet of beach frontage, a wildlife sanctuary, 2 miles of hiking trails and the surrounding 5-acres boasts a planned arboretum with flower beds. Savor lunch at a picnic table amid the picturesque scenery. Browse the Michigan Audubon Bookstore and the Douglass Memorial Library. Stay in a guest room on the first or second floor and linger over a continental breakfast in the den with views of the bird bath and feeder in the front yard. Gather in the lounge or watch a movie in the TV room. The airport and casinos are nearby and the local Manistee National Forest is a must-see delight.

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$80 to $95

Off Season: $80 to $95

Payment Types Accepted Include Master Card, Personal Checks, Visa, Travelers Checks, cash and personal check.


This property has 3 total guest accommodations with private bath. The types of beds available include King and Queen.

  • Bath Amenities
  • Cable TV
  • Coffeemaker
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Family/Kid Friendly
  • Free parking on premise
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Suitable for Events
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Turn-Down Service
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

We accept government agency per diems rates.
  • Television
  • Desk
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • We Accept Government Agency Per Diems Rates

Events Hosted

    • Seminars
    • Weddings
    • Honeymoons
    • Meetings
    • Family Reunions
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Activities Compatible With A Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Hikes
    • Birding

Pet Restrictions

no pets on property or left in vehicles
  • No Pets On Property Or Left In Vehicles

Romantic Interest

Located atop an 80 foot high bluff overlooking looking beautiful Lake Michigan, the property has fantastic sunsets, gorgeous flower beds, a sandy private beach and stunning views throughout the walking trails.

Describe Garden and Grounds

Five acres around the house is a planned arboretum with an abundance of native flower beds. There's a 50 acre mature woodlot. Two miles of hiking trail/paths and 1800 feet of beach frontage.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements


Children Restrictions

children 12 and over only.


The Lake Bluff Bed and Breakfast is owned and operated by Michigan Audubon, a non-profit organization.


3:00pm / 12:00 noon

Other Activities

    • Wineries
    • Art Galleries
    • Beaches
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Skiing Downhill
    • Water Sports
    • Antiquing
    • Close To Manistee National Forest
    • Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Boathouse Grill, The Glenwood, Bungalow.

Nearby College/University

West Shore Community College

Promotional Rates and Packages:

Audubon Discount
Michigan Audubon members receive 10% off.
Valid from 06/24/2013 through 06/24/2020.

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We stayed here in October to view the fall colors. It's a beautiful house and property right on the lake. The staff is super nice! I recommend it highly. The breakfast is cereal, yogurt and fruit. Be sure to locate the thermostat on the wall of your room! Our room was cold because we didn't discover it until the next morning. Once we turned it up, the room warmed up nicely. My only complaint is that it smelled of Glade all throughout the house. I'm sensitive to chemical fragrances and would prefer a natural fragrance, but fortunately my allergies were not aggravated. You can't beat the price and location! Be sure to get there in time for the sunset!
Tabitha Metreger
Pinckney, MI

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Fabulous, Hidden Gem!

I stayed here in the Fall of 2012 and I couldn't have been more pleased! First of all, you will be hard pressed to find a room to stay in Mansitee on the Lake at this price! The property is so diverse! I really enjoyed the arboretum, I never thought I'd see a Redwood tree in Michigan! The beach and Bluff are to peaceful! The trails are well maintained and the rooms are very clean! I'll stay here every time I visit Manistee!
M King

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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