Rooms & Rates
All accommodations offer a private bath and queen-size bed, European-styled decor, and expansive views of the bay, orchards, and vineyards. A full gourmet breakfast is “tastefully” included. A limestone fireplace provides the focus for the shared great room/library, while outside, a trellised stone patio awaits.
Le Jardin $150/$225
The Garden room overlooks the inn’s herb garden and its multiple French casement windows and vaulted ceiling afford guests with the best panoramic views of vineyards, cherry orchards, and Grand Traverse Bay in the distance of any room at the inn. Complementing the view, the room’s décor is themed with flowery French yellow, blues and greens and a stone rain shower adds to the connection with the outdoors. Grapevines hang from the comfortable wrought iron style queen bed and an elegant pedestal sink in the bath complements the brass and antique fixtures. Just outside of the room is a two tiered stairway landing with seating and a desk providing a sitting room shared with the Barnwood room. Rate ranges between $150 midweek winter and $225 per night in peak seasons.
Grange de Bois $200/$275
The Barnwood room features a custom designed wrought iron bed in the shape of a grapevine trellis so that guests feel like they are sleeping in an Old Mission Peninsula vineyard. The room provides scenic views of vineyards, orchards and the bay as well as the woods behind the inn that are bursting with color during the fall. An historic hand hewn barn beam from one of the founding farming families is the mantle for the stone faced gas fireplace in the bedroom of the suite, and rustic wood furniture adorns the sitting room that is entered through paned double French doors. The décor features eclectic farm themed items, grey and earth tones with leaf patterns and rustic wood trim. The country themed bath has a standard tub/shower with decorative tile walls and an arch. Rate ranges between $200 midweek winter and $275 in peak summer.
Clos de Vigne $250/$325
The Vineyard suite provides the most luxurious of the Grey Hare Inn accommodations with a Jacuzzi bath and semi-private terrace off the bedroom through glass French opening doors. The bedroom features a mahogany four poster bed with canopy, comfortable armchairs with table, and an antique mahogany dresser with rich burgundy colored walls and brocade leaf pattern linen. The sitting room is separated from the bedroom portion of the suite by the Greco Roman decorated bath as well as a walk through closet with two sets of wooden French doors. It has a writing desk, television, and a couch that folds out into a queen size bed if needed; thus up to four people can be accommodated in this suite at a slight additional cost. To complete the Vineyard suite’s grape colored theme the sitting room is painted a relaxing seafoam green, stone tiled floor enhanced by a rabbit print wool rug. The views from this room are reminiscent of many places in France and Italy the owners stayed where grapevines were just a few feet away from the windows, thus intimately drawing a guest into the ambiance of Northern Michigan Wine Country. Rate ranges from $250 midweek winter to $325 in summer for 2, plus $60 to $90 for additional persons
Packages are constructed by adding the cost of individually selected amenities to the specific room & rate chosen, so those that follow are provided as examples with the starting prices shown being based on the least expensive room with the minimum amenity cost, so that actual final cost may vary. The inn already provides a high amount of service and amenities included with the basic room rate, such as full gourmet breakfast, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and nightly room turndown treat. So any additional amenities that are desired to create the guest’s own custom designed package are merely added in at a specific additional cost that varies according to the needs of each client to enhance their stay at the inn.
Cross Country Ski Packages
(starting at $225 per person*)
– 2 nights of luxurious and scenic accommodations with complimentary use of the inn’s rustic ski trails
– Plus 1/2 Hour massage
– Protein balanced gourmet breakfasts to get you ready for another day on the trails
– Wine and fondue Apres Ski gathering
Sail N’ Stay Packages
– 4 nights accommodations on the 42 ft sailboat Balia – see website www.gtgourmetcruises.com for itineraries and features
– 2 nights accommodations at the Grey Hare Inn, Vineyard B & B
– 6 Breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners are included
Grey Hare Inn and the Tallship Manitou – Starting at $255 per person
Two options provide additional variety of a way to visit Traverse City and Old Mission Peninsula by either taking a day sail or staying overnight on a schooner.
- Stay two nights at the Grey Hare Inn and add a third night aboard the Tallship Manitou at the dock with a 2 hour sail included the evening of your stay on the boat plus breakfast. Accommodations aboard are authentically sparse but very adequate.
- Journey back into nautical history by adding a 2 hour sail on the Manitou to your stay at the Grey Hare Inn. The boat departs 3 times a day from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Additional options are periodically available on Maritime Heritage Alliance’s cutter Champion or sloop Arcturus, as well as the Inland Seas. Call for more details.
Romantic Wine Country Getaway/ Pamper Package
(starting at $235 per person*)
– Includes 2 nights of luxurious accommodations
– Your choice of either:
A) Chocolate covered strawberries with Champagne,
B) French cheese selection with a bottle of wine
Plus the choice of –
1. A one half hour massage for one person, or add $25 for a full hour and $60 for a second person half hour.
2. Dinner for two at Amical French Bistro, or one of the fine dining establishments on Old Mission Peninsula (represents a $60 total certificate toward dinner)
Harvest and Winemaking package
(starting at $245 per person)
Available during September and October Sundays through Thursdays
– Stay 2 nights, included in package,get the third at 50% of the regular rate
– Help harvest the grapes and take a jug of juice home for your own winemaking efforts Individual instruction included regarding pruning, vineyard management, and basic wine making Enjoy a Vintner breakfast as one of our local winemakers talks about their product Wine and cheese gathering each day after harvest.
– Complimentary bottle of Rambunctious Rabbit Red wine or Wild Hare White
All package prices are subject to availability of accommodations, and are based on double occupancy. The starting price is based on the least expense room rate, and dinner certificate is based on $30 per person.
Peak Season, June through October, surcharge $25 per person
Room upgrades – Barnwood $50 p/p or $100 single, Vineyard $100 p/p or $200 single on all packages except the All Inclusive Sail N’Stay
Packages amenity upgrades – Add any amenity from a different package at the cost listed, or increase length of participation.
Wines From French- American Hybrids Early varieties produced wines of marginal quality. However, continued breeding efforts employing superior vinifera varieties backcrossed to 1st and 2nd generation interspecific varieties or selections have resulted in a number of varieties capable of producing quality wines.
Baco Noir – has been part of the wine grape scene in Michigan for at least 40 years. The vine is vigorous and produces small tight clusters. Grapes ripen in midseason and produce a deeply pigmented red wine that has been described as “Rhone style” or “Beaujolais”.
Chancellor – wine quality among the better of the French – American Hybrids.
Leon Millot – a wine with an unmistakable deep purple robe and a dense blackberry-like aroma. Even though it is a dry red wine, fermenting whole uncrushed Millot grapes preserves its deliciously straight forward juicy grape essence. Typically ripens in early September. Excellent with fowl, particularly turkey or coq au vin.
Marechal Foch – sister seedling of Leon Millot. The fruit is early ripening. Wines can be made in traditional varietal style but is evaluated more favorably when blended with a higher tannin grape or wine. Marechal Foch also has excellent potential for production of nouveau wines via carbonic maceration. Wines of a blush style have also been produced from grapes pressed at the time of crush.
Vidal – the white wines made can be quite versatile ranging from off dry Germanic style wines to dry barrel-fermented table wines.
Traminette – a cross of Joannes Syre 23.416 and Gerwurztraminer released in 1996. Wine quality is excellent, nearly identical to Gerwurztraminer.
Wine Grapes Available for Purchase
Reserve your selection now to be available from the 2016 harvests at the Grey Hare Inn, Vineyard Bed and Breakfast. 231-947-2214
Logistics: Place reservation for quantity of grapes desired. As soon as available quantities are determined orders will be filled in order received. In early fall an estimated harvest time will be given, then updated, and you will have a one week window to pick your grapes. Hand press, clippers available for your use. Other supplies can be provided with advance notice. Wine and cheese receptions will take place throughout harvest time.
Grey Hare Inn Harvest Stomp Events Purchase grapes from our vineyard, then stomp them with your feet in a wooden vat, press them and take the juice home with you at no additional charge above the $2 per lb for the grapes. Or organize the same activity as a party for a special occasion like a wedding rehearsal dinner, girls getaway, or corporate bonding with a minimum of 10 people to form your own private harvest stomp any time between mid August and early November. Price of $50 p/p includes tasting the wine made from the inns grapes at Peninsula Cellars, plus hors d’oeuvres. Must make advance reservations.