About Us

Welcome to our neck of the woods!

We’re David and Jeannie Babbitt, your hosts at Horton Creek Inn.
We designed and built our one of a kind Town & Country cedar log home in 1991. It was built with the dream of being a unique up-north bed and breakfast. However, it was our private home for 10 years to our four children, 8 grandchildren, family and many friends.

Our hope is that once you enter our long drive in to the woods you find that our home provides you will all the comforts of home without the to-do-list. We have tried to think of everything we possibly could that will make your stay with us the best ever!

So now we find ourselves going on 20 years and still enjoying the many wonderful friends and guests we share our home with. We do hope you choose to come and visit our neck of the woods. Maybe more than once…

 David and Jeannie Babbitt - Horton Creek Inn, Bed & Breakfast/Charlevoix, MI

Policies

We would appreciate and prefer talking to you directly. If you can find time to call and make your booking or for sure before arrival it will give us time to be sure we both have all the information needed for you to have the best stay possible.

Check-In begins at 4 pm. Please! No early arrivals without prior arrangements.
Later than 7 pm. Arrivals:
Please call or email so arrangements can be made since we do not maintain a desk service.

Check-out is 11 a.m. Breakfast is served in our breakfast room at 9 am.
Should you bring other meals on property this room is available to use. We prefer no meals in the rooms.

We appreciate knowing of dietary restrictions before arrival.

Be sure to print our directions page. It will have details to help you locate us.

We have a two night minimum stay in all rooms on weekends
(May 1st through October 31st) and Holidays (December 23-31+1st).

Single night reservations are welcome during the week and weekends when available.
So do not hesitate to call and ask.

Occupancy is limited to two (2) people per room.
In some rooms– special arrangements can be made for children 6 and under.$25.00 charge.

For the convenience all Inn guests prior approval is required for day visitors,
all Inn amenities are for the use of Inn guests only. (beverages, dessert and pool)
No smoking inside the house and no pets. No Candles are to be brought into the B&B

Please understand we are a small business and any cancellation affects us greatly. We realize situations arise necessitating cancellations within the 14 day limit, we do sympathize, but we must maintain a business. We will make every effort to re-rent rooms and will rebate all but whatever sum represents our loss. You might consider travel insurance.

A 15% deposit and valid credit card is necessary to make a reservation.
Upon arrival this is applied to the room charge.
Reservations using credit for payment will have a 3% fee added to final bill.
We do accept checks or cash.

Should you find it necessary to cancel before arrival our policies are:
Deposit refunds will be made in full, less a $25.00 holding fee per room, per night when cancellation is at least 14 days.

Single Room Reservations: Reservations of up to 5 nights,
If less than 14 days notice is given, 50% of the reservation cost will be processed.
If less than 48 hours notice is given, 100% of the reservation cost will be processed.

Multiple Nights (6 and up)& Whole Inn Reservations:
A 30 day notice is required for cancellation or a one (1) night cost will be processed.
If less than 14 days notice is given, 50% of the reservation cost will be processed.
If less than 48 hours notice is given, 100% of the reservation cost will be processed.

For advance bookings of more than 6 months, please call Innkeepers directly to secure rooms and dates.
Discounts given at check out:
Active Military – 10% discount
Stay 6 or more nights – 10% discount

Directions to Horton Creek Inn B & B!

Please note!

Some GPS or other navigational systems will bring you the long way to our place.

Our address is Charlevoix but our location closer to Boyne City.
So you might consider entering our address once you reach one of the locations listed above.

From Interstate 75:
Take 32 to 131 and turn right (north). Continue to Boyne Falls blinker light. Turn left (west) Towards Boyne City. In 5 miles at second red light on this road (which is now main street) follow directions from Boyne City.

From 131:
Continue north to blinker light at Boyne Falls. Turn left (west) towards Boyne City. In 5 miless at second red light on this road (which is now main street) follow directions from Boyne City.

From Boyne City:
At second stop light of Main Street and Lake Street turn right (this will turn into Boyne City/Charlevoix Rd). After turning you will continue past Family Fare Groceries on your right and then Young State Park on your left. Continue to and through Horton Bay. We are located about 1 mile past the Horton Bay General Store. Our drive is on your right, directly across from Van Hoesen Road. Our drive is a long paved drive that continues back into woods almost ½ mile and dead-ends at our log home.

From Charlevoix:
Head North on U.S. 31. At blinker turn right onto Boyne City Road and travel about 8.5 miles. We will be located on your side, directly across from Van Hoesen Road.Our drive is a long paved drive that continues back into woods almost ½ mile and dead-ends at our log home.

From Petoskey:
Take U.S. 31 South to Horton Bay Road (this will only turn left). Turn onto Horton Bay Road and continue until it dead-ends at Boyne City/Charlevoix Road. At the dead-end turn right. Travel about 1/2 mile. Our drive is on the right, directly across from Van Hoesen Road. Our drive is a long paved drive that continues back into woods almost ½ mile and dead-ends at our log home.

 Directions to Horton Creek Inn B & B - Horton Creek Inn, Bed & Breakfast/Charlevoix, MI

ADA Website Compliance

Our goal is to provide a wonderful experience in the desirable location of Charlevoix, MI.   We have built our site with ADA compliance in mind and have utilized available tools such as achecker.ca and Google Chrome’s ADA compatibility diagnostic tools. Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing.  If you have difficulty navigating our website or booking a room at our inn, we ask you to contact us via telephone or email and our helpful staff will be happy to assist you. Please note that our property has no accessible features nor do our guest rooms.

05757 Boyne City Road
Charlevoix, MI 49720
(231)582-5373
Owners:  David Babbitt, Jeannie Babbitt

jeannie@hortoncreekinnbb.com

We work very hard to provide an easy-to-use online experience for all guests. We believe all of our website visitors should be able to easily research online on https://hortoncreekinnbb.com regardless of device type and whether an individual requires assistive technology.  If you have any questions or would like to report any issues related to the accessibility features of our property’s website, please contact us at jeannie@hortoncreekinnbb.com

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