LOCATION

PARADISE ON THE PENINSULA

The Grey Hare Inn Vineyard Bed and Breakfast is perfectly situated on Old Mission Peninsula so that guests find themselves both in the quiet countryside, yet also minutes away from all the vacation amenities of Traverse City.

The Inn is in the heart of Northern Michigan’s Wine Country just 7 miles North of Traverse City. Within walking distance to several members of the Wineries of Old Mission (WOMP) and a short drive to others. Old Mission Peninsula’s North end is at the 45th parallel; a similar latitude to the wine regions of the Pacific Northwest, Germany and France. The surrounding bays provides a tempering of the weather so the Peninsula becomes warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer; yielding a perfect climate for growing wine grapes.

History, particularly nautical, abounds on the Peninsula as well as in the entire Grand Traverse region. “Grand Traverse” itself is French for “a large traverse” or “crossing” which the Native Americans were required to do when portaging their canoes. There is a lighthouse at the North end of the Peninsula along with a settler’s log cabin and the missionary Peter Dougherty’s House.

Nowadays, wineries abound and restaurants dot the peninsula in between. There are scenic turnouts in several locations, but one of the prettiest places to just relax with a glass of wine is on the front patio of the Grey Hare Inn, of course!

For more information about everything on Old Mission Peninsula please visit https://www.oldmission.com/.

Michigan Wine Country Links:

Old Mission Peninsula
MI Wines/Grape Council
Wineries of Old Mission
Peninsula Cellars
Leelanau Wineries
Tasters Guild
Round Barn Winery
Black Star Farm
Villa Mari
Bonobo Winery
Pure Michigan
Traverse City Visitors Bureau
Traverse Magazine
Maritime Heritage Alliance