About our Bois Blanc Island Lodging
Insel Haus accommodates up to twenty guests, yet is more than inviting. It will swallow you up and may never let you go. In our Cheboygan MI Bed and Breakfast you'll be embraced by the beauty of antique furniture, Persian rugs and cushions, leaded, beveled and stained glass, candelabras, paintings, and Bakers cabinets filled with hand-spun Alpaca yarn.
The Living Room with its 10-foot-high ceiling features a large fieldstone fireplace of native rock. The chandelier, a sailing ship's helm, reminds you that you are on an Island. Across the room, French doors lead to a sunken veranda. Here, you can enjoy a splendid view of the Straits of Mackinac while lying in bed. Our guests find this a truly unusual observation post. Rise early to greet the dawn or sleep late in one of three superb master bedrooms. Five additional bedrooms offer dramatic views.
The Great Room overlooks the wide deck, meadow and surrounding forest. It features a wall of glass 10 feet tall and 16 feet wide. A corner fireplace of cobalt blue tile with accent pieces thrown by John Glick, a world-renowned potter, creates a warm and cozy atmosphere.
Our library, with several thousand volumes, invites you to read, study, write or research. It also includes Dish-TV and a large collection of videos, CDs and DVDs. You'll find this library unique with its unusual architecture, beveled glass, antique lighting fixture and stained glass pocket door.
A large second floor studio with a vaulted ceiling leads to a balcony and a commanding view of woods and water. Here you may doze or meditate as Great Lakes freighters and pleasure craft sail through the Straits. The distant sound of the foghorn is comforting as Cheboygan sends its twinkling lights five miles across the water, while the night sky adds its own millions of silver lanterns. This is truly Island living.
Insel Haus provides seven bathrooms and a Jacuzzi tub placed among the treetops on the second level. There are three completely equipped kitchens for your culinary enjoyment. Among the many amenities and creature comforts are separate zones to control radiant heating and air-conditioning and three sets of washers and dryers. If you must remain in touch with that other world, eight rooms boast hard wired Broad Band Internet connections. Wireless Broad Band is available throughout Insel Haus. A telephone, fax and copier are also available. Or, close the door to your wing and set your own rhythm beyond the dictates of computer, fax or telephone, beyond the constraints of time and schedule.