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506 Maple St, Manistee, MI 49660-1806
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Manistee
Dempsey Manor is the discerning traveler's destination, the ultimate Bed and Breakfast experience. Take a Tour at DempseyManorBandB. Dempsey Manor B&B shines among Michigan's finest and most impressive boutique hotel inns. Situated in the famous Victorian Port City of Manistee, MI, it is bordered on three sides by lakes and rivers. This perfectly-sited 8000-square-foot historic, Lumber-Baron Mansion provides a full-service, authentically restored Victorian environment for enjoying a unique storybook experience. Large, lavishly decorated and furnished accommodations offer the latest in comfortable beds and modern amenities. Carefully chosen and placed appointments appeal to travelers who appreciate a lost age. Most Guest Rooms include antique-tiled and carved-wood fireplaces, walk-in closets, ten-foot-plus ceilings with elaborate moldings, period reproduction wallpapers, dramatic draperies, original and period chandeliers and wall fixtures, fine 19th century (and earlier) works of art and objets, Victorian overstuffed [read: comfy] furniture with Oriental rugs throughout. A lovely mix of ample Guest Suites & Guest Rooms with private baths. Guests are particularly drawn to the fantasy Conservatory: a miniature Crystal Palace, housing lush foliage, handcarved stone sculptures, a fountain, 18th Century porcelains, ethnic artifacts and comfortable furniture. The Conservatory is framed by transparent walls and a glass ceiling from which is suspended jeweled and stained-glass hand-crafted Middle-Eastern and Indian lanterns -- for an exotic night-time magic not experienced elsewhere. The Dempsey Manor is rated "Very Walkable" by Zillow, and is set within the Historic Victorian Homes district. Within easy walking distance of historic Downtown River Street shopping and dining, the Manistee Riverwalk, churches of various denominations, movie theaters, farmers' markets, charter boats, golf courses, the famous and recently restored Ramsdell Playhouse (an original 1903 Opera House), the Manistee Art Institute, fishing, hiking, bicycling, beach and recreational venues. Gourmet breakfasts at Dempsey Manor are a renown Manistee specialty. Each meal is prepared with locally raised fresh produce and ingredients, providing a dining experience to surpass our area's finest restaurants. TripAdvisor names Dempsey Manor as the area's #1 Bed and Breakfast Inn. TripAdvisor also gives Dempsey Manor its highest rating - five stars - for all categories: location, sleep quality, rooms, service, cleanliness and value. The Manor's warm staff and romantic setting attract guests who expect tranquility, service, and comforts uncommon elsewhere. This historic home is the noted James Dempsey Mansion, presently also restored as a House Museum, offering group tours all year round. The Dempsey also hosts Teas for group celebrations. Call us: six one six 802-4588, or email us at DempseyManor at yahoo for further information.
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David B wrote a review Mar. 2021
Hudsonville, Michigan6 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a very enjoyable stay at the Dempsey Manor. Jan and Jim were both very informative and were happy to share the history of the manor. The furnishings are awesome, especially if you like a variety of pieces from the period that the home was built. Jim did a fantastic job of putting things together. The arboretum is a very nice spot to sit and enjoy chatting, reading or sipping a glass of wine. The suite was especially great for a group meeting. We highly recommend staying here next time you are in the area.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Matthew B wrote a review Nov. 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Beautifully taken care of and stuffed to the gills with incredibly strange and wonderful items unlike anything you’ll ever see, The Dempsey is the place to stay in Manistee. Our accommodations were superb, the staff kind, and Clint’s breakfasts were as elegant as they are delicious. My girlfriend Emma and I would wholeheartedly recommend anyone make the trip and enjoy the history, lovely service, and unique stay that the Dempsey Manor gave us. 
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Tahani O wrote a review Oct. 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My husband and I stayed at Dempsey Manor in October on a whim. I had found it by chance and was able to book within days of our travel. What a pleasant surprise! The owners were so attentive and gracious, the manor was extremely clean and inviting, the decor was authentic and fascinating, the food was delicious! They were so sensitive to our food restrictions and prepared special items to accommodate us. We felt extremely comfortable in the midst of the pandemic. There was enough space for dining so that we were seated 6 feat apart while we ate, and in a room with only one other couple. Masks were worn in common areas. The location was perfect and the concierge services impeccable. We hope to visit there again in the future.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Larry V wrote a review Oct. 2020
Manistee, Michigan2 contributions1 helpful vote
The best B&B experience anywhere. Come for the luxury Victorian accommodations and stay for the delicious three course breakfast and tour of the museum quality collection by your knowledgeable host. We came as two couples and had the Dempsey Suite and the Teal room. Both were well appointed and comfortable.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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homieDcat wrote a review Oct. 2020
strongsville, Ohio, USA8 contributions1 helpful vote
We went to Manistee to visit my son in the Coast Guard for a long weekend. My wife and I loved the experience of staying there. Even in the COVID environment, they did a fine job at all the necessities/restrictions. I couldn't imagine a more satisfying breakfast, and it was different in each of the (3) mornings we had. At an additional charge, they were able to accommodate my son to join us for breakfast. He claimed breakfast was the 'Best he'd ever had."
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: We stayed in the Plum room with King Bed. No TV. See website.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dempsey Manor B&B
Which popular attractions are close to The Dempsey Manor B&B?
Nearby attractions include Manistee Riverwalk (0.2 km), The Vogue Theatre (0.6 km), and Manistee Historical Museum (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dempsey Manor B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Dempsey Manor B&B?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at The Dempsey Manor B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at The Dempsey Manor B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dempsey Manor B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include TJ's Pub, Blue Fish Kitchen + Bar, and The Painted Lady Saloon.
Does The Dempsey Manor B&B have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Dempsey Manor B&B offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Dempsey Manor B&B located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Manistee.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Dempsey Manor B&B?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Dempsey Manor B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia (2.0 km).
Does The Dempsey Manor B&B have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.