The Apple Sauce Inn B&B

The Applesauce Inn…the name alone hints at the warm welcome that awaits guests here. This vintage farmhouse, once part of a working farm and its apple orchards, is the perfect escape for couples seeking a relaxed, yet rejuvenating getaway.  

Surrounded by rolling green hills, the Applesauce Inn feels like it’s part of a painting, with spectacular scenery spreading out in every direction. Not to be outdone by Mother Nature, Owner Jamie Creason puts out quite a spread herself. Guests gush about her homemade frittatas, crepes, and zucchini custard, made with eggs gathered from Jamie’s own chickens. “We make everything fresh and from scratch,” she says proudly. “Many of the ingredients come right from my garden or local markets, in season.”  

The Inn sleeps six, with three rooms total, adding to its cozy charm. Guests will appreciate the gracious porch that surrounds the house, offering plenty of opportunities to kick back and breathe in the clean country air. Of course, guests can also opt to explore the many nearby attractions and activities. The Inn is centrally located just outside downtown Bellaire, a burgeoning community with popular dining spots, including a landmark brewpub that features live music. The Inn is also situated on the Chain-of-Lakes, a 75-mile long waterway offering opportunities to explore the area via pontoon and kayak. Guests wanting to explore further are a short, 45-minute drive from Traverse City, offering a variety of dining and shopping options, and other attractions. 

For all the activity that surrounds it, the Inn’s greatest attraction is that it requires nothing more of its guests than to sit back, relax, and enjoy the gentle rhythm of the countryside and the Inn itself. “I want people to feel at home here,” says Jamie. “I want them to feel free to enjoy life at a slower pace. That’s why they come here…and why they so often come back.”