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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My wife and I stayed at the wayfarer for a couple of nights recently. It's run by a very nice couple - very welcoming and helpful. Nice little cottages that were perfect for us. Very scenic area. They also have a Tesla charger - a big convenience.

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Thank Patrick C
Mummzie, Owner at Wayfarer Lodgings, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. I hope that you had the opportunity to take some spectacular pictures around the area. More 

Clare, Michigan
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

These cottages are awesome. They are everything you can imagine. We stayed in cottage 6-with a kitchen. The room was extremely clean and comfortable. The bed was very comfortable. The kitchen was very well stocked with everything you need to do your own cooking. There is a path to get to Lake Michigan-an awesome view of the lake. You can... More 

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Thank Lori S
Mummzie, Owner at Wayfarer Lodgings, responded to this review

Dear Lori! Thank you so much for this wonderful review, it is very much appreciated. How was the Lighthouse Cafe? More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I loved the little cabin and location. The price was amazing. A bit of a walk to Lake Michigan but a private beach. I would choose a different cabin next time as #1 faces the back of a garage and the bed was really soft but very clean and the hosts were amazing.

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Thank Beth N
Mummzie, Owner at Wayfarer Lodgings, responded to this review

Hello Beth, Thank you very much for your review. Next time you need to go to the north end of the cottages. # 6, the one by the secret garden would be perfect for you :) More 

Lansing, Michigan
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60 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This place was super cool - Rustic cottages - Awesome Inn/Cottage keepers - Mike and Iris were so nice - Super clean and comfortable - Me, My wife and our two daughters (8 and 2) had a really fun time staying here - Just a few blocks from an amazing beach the we biked to - walked down very well... More 

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Mummzie, Owner at Wayfarer Lodgings, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, Lance. We loved having you here and hope to see you again :) I hope you found your sunglasses! More 

Wisconsin
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25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very clean. Very Comfortable. Very Friendly owners, they will do anything to help your stay. I can't wait for next year's visit! We stayed in Cabin 4. Two comfortable double beds. Small Bathroom with shower. Kitchenette, (stove, fridge, sink) Outside; picnic tables, big round grills, and Adirondack style chairs. Big Fire pit out back, available when safe fire conditions allow.... More 

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Thank Nikki V
Wayfarer_Iris, Owner at Wayfarer Lodgings, responded to this review

Good morning, Nikki! Thank you for your glowing review. We aim to please. It is what we do and we enjoy it especially when it's appreciated. Give your boys a big hug from me. We hope to see you again More 

Luna Pier, Michigan
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8 reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We had an awesome time here. Cottages are cute and quaint and were perfect for our easy, breezy travels. Extremely comfortable accommodations with the loveliest of hosts. Iris and Mike are two of the nicest people you'll ever meet; genuine! Great location for beach combing and kayaking. Awesome rivers near by as we brought our own kayaks to explore. Great... More 

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Wayfarer_Iris, Owner at Wayfarer Lodgings, responded to this review

Dear Kristen, Thanks a million for your great review. It was a pleasure to watch you enjoy and appreciate what we offer. You get it, and that is wonderful More 

West Bloomfield, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Well to start off the owners were awesome ! Mike & Iris the most welcoming people ever! Our first impression was driving up, Iris came right up to our car and said hello. Not only that when we told her the cottage we were staying in she said "hello welcome Lori & Kevin"! Really! Wow! You drive up and instantly... More 

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Thank zoorevvy
Wayfarer_Iris, Owner at Wayfarer Lodgings, responded to this review

Thank you both for "getting" it. The Wayfarer as well as this area is a state of mind. Looking forward to seeing you next summer, with your fan, LOL More 

Allen Park, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The online reservation tool was handy since our trip was planned only a couple of weeks ahead of time. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. A friend and I were not going to be spending a lot of time at the cabin itself because there is so much to see in the area. Which was a bonus because the... More 

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San Francisco
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557 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The owners of this property are exceptional people who clearly give you more for your money than some of the hotels in the City of Frankfort. The cabin I rented was eleven feet by eighteen feet and contained a comfortable queen sized bed, a full refrigerator, a small stove and a microwave. I would describe the cottages as quaint and... More 

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Wayfarer_Iris, Owner at Wayfarer Lodgings, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. There's always a breeze off Lake Michigan here, so it really never gets uncomfortable. Sadly, the showers, with the small footprint of the bathrooms, can't be replaced with larger showers. The cottages were built in 1921- just look at it as part of their charm. I wish we had known... More 

Michigan
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

My multigenerational family and I stayed at Wayfarer Lodgings on recommendation from a friend. The mini cabins were perfect: a kitchenette let us bring out own meals to prepare there, which made for a more relaxing trip with six people! The beds were comfortable, and the fans and open windows kept the cabins cool at night. The short 10-minute walk... More 

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Wayfarer_Iris, Owner at Wayfarer Lodgings, responded to this review

Ha! The Scrabble game. I was so proud to find what you needed :) Thank you very much for your kind words. It will be a pleasure to see you here again. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ten cozy, vintage cottages with many modern conveniences, on beautiful grounds, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. A bit of Americana located just minutes from charming Frankfort, picturesque Lake Michigan beaches, and the scenic Betsie River. A short walk through the meadow and down the stairs brings you to the most beautiful, deserted Lake Michigan beach imaginable. In our fast-paced and ever-changing world, the Wayfarer remains a peaceful spot that has been a favorite for families, couples, and anglers for decades. Our location, 2 miles south of Frankfort, makes us the perfect place to stay and play as well as venture out for the day. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wayfarer Lodgings

Address: 1912 Scenic Hwy, Frankfort, MI 49635-9795
Region: United States > Michigan > Benzie County > Frankfort
Number of rooms: 10
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Cabin 6 is awesome”
 of 5 bubbles LoriS865, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in cottage #9 and loved it.”
 of 5 bubbles lancewqueen, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Bring fans in warm weather for extra air flow. PLEASE Communicate with owners they will accommodate anything within their power.”
 of 5 bubbles 231nikkiv, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I suggest cottage 5 or 6 for couples but there all great!”
 of 5 bubbles zoorevvy, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room six or room ten only have guests on one side!”
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 of 5 bubbles CHOCOOLATE, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
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