The Stonewall Inn B & B, Frankfort, Michigan

Stonewall Inn B & B

Near Betsie Bay & Lake Michigan
in Frankfort, Michigan, USA

Your Hosts:
428 Leelanau Avenue, Frankfort, MI, 49635
Phone: (231) 352-9299     
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National Register of Historic Places

The Stonewall Inn B & B

"The better part of one's life consists of his friendships" ...Abraham Lincoln

The Stonewall Inn

This grand Victorian Italianate house was constructed by the Frankfort Land Company, circa 1860. Built as the first house in Benzie County, to conform to the dictates of an architectural style, it marked a clear transition from the isolated frontier settlement to the prosperous Great Lakes port city that followed. The house has remained almost unaltered in appearance over the years. The house has been fully restored with great attention to detail. The Stonewall Inn was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. A gracious combination of history and hospitality will make your stay a memorable one.

Bay Window in Parlor


Upstairs Sitting Room


The Inn is uniquely furnished with an extensive Civil war collection and many antiques to return you to the 1860's. Yet, it is quite comfortable with modern conveniences. Each room accommodates two people with ease. The table is set with crystal and china ready for you to linger over a warm breakfast.

Relax in the parlor, walk in the garden or visit miles of beaches, delightful parks, or the many shops in downtown Frankfort. We offer four rooms and also a one bedroom cottage that can accommodate 2-4 people.

The Lincoln Music Room

Large double doors lead to a main floor music room honoring the memory of President Abraham Lincoln. Look out the south window to a beautiful garden view. The room is decorated with Lincoln Memorabilia and an exquisite baby grand piano. A cozy fireplace adds charm to this room.

The Lincoln Music Room

The Cooper Bedroom

Welcome to a large room on the main floor in the modern portion of the house honoring Colonel William Cooper of the 22nd Ohio Volunteers. See his commission papers and Adjutant General documents. Decorated with mission style Amish furniture, a patriotic theme, and a single Jacuzzi in the private bath.

The Cooper Bedroom

The Elvira Bedroom

Overlooking the south garden area, this room was named after Elvira Bates who lived in the house from 1885-1905.

Move the lace curtains aside and notice Elvira's name on one of the glass panes.


This room is decorated in a romantic rose theme. Private bath across the hall, with copper tub from New York Governor Samuel J. Tilden's summer home.

The Elvira Bedroom

The Caroline Bedroom

Large room with private bathroom (large walk-in shower) inside bedroom. Blue and white lacy charm with three views. A classic iron headboard and antique armoire grace this room named after two Carolines who summered in the house after 1915.

The Caroline Bedroom

The Cottage

Our separate one bedroom cottage has its own page, see here for all the details.


The Stonewall Inn B&B and Cottage is located in Frankfort,
Michigan at the corner of Fifth Street and Leelanau Avenue
just four blocks from Lake Michigan and 3 blocks from
Betsie Bay.

Frankfort resides in west Benzie County on the golden
sandy shores of Lake Michigan, just 30 minutes north of
Manistee, and 40 minutes west of Traverse City.

(Click the map to the far right to go to Google Maps for
an interactive map/satellite view.)

About the Area

Hiking, biking, and exploring: check out the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore or the Betsie Valley Trail. Also, see this Trail Guide for the details for many local hiking trails in northwestern lower Michigan.

Fishing: Try fly-fishing on the Betsie or Platte Rivers. Charter fishing is available in Frankfort for day trips on Lake Michigan. See the Frankfort Tackle Box for the best in fishing tackle, charter fishing, boating supplies.

Golfing: Take a swing at Pinecroft, Champion Hill, or Crystal Mountain golf courses.

Sunning, swimming, and water sports: Crystal Lake, Platte Lake, and Lake Michigan have all the sandy beaches and sparkling water you could ever desire.

Canoeing and Kayaking: The Betsie and Platte rivers are all local favorites. Allow extra time to spend at the mouth of the Platte where the river empties into Lake Michigan. See this River Guide for the details for many local rivers in northwestern lower Michigan.

Shopping, art galleries, and antiques: Spend time in the local towns and villages. You'll discover the art of Gwen Frostic, quaint antique shops and a taste of the local lifestyle.

Dining: For casual fine dining visit the The Manitou, Coho Café, Villa Marine, The Fusion, Dinghy's, Storm Cloud Brewery, and Cru Cellars.


The Stonewall Inn B & B

Full breakfast served
at 8:30 a.m.

Check-in time: 3 p.m.
Check-out time: 11 a.m.

Wi-fi is available.

The Stonewall Inn is
a smoke-free facility.

Sorry, we have no
accommodations for pets.

Major Credit Cards
Credit card number may be
used to guarantee
reservations. Guaranteed
rooms will be held until
check-out time the
following morning.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made
14 days or more in advance
of the reservation date, or
a 50% cancellation fee
will be charged.

Special Packages

Stonewall Inn Fishing Frenzy (August 15 through September 30)
Are you looking for the big one? Frankfort is the place to be for big salmon. Bring your own boat or reserve a local charter. The largest salmon caught during this time period while staying with us, wins a free night for the following seasons, and your picture of the big catch on our site.

2011 Winner

2013 Winner, Linda Tait Waterford, Michigan
24 lbs, 4 oz!

Civil War Ghost Stories (Last two weekends in October, and first two weekends in November)
Spend an hour in our candlelit parlor as stories of ghostly civil war happenings are told. From the battlefields of Antietam, Gettysburg, and Chickamauga, spirits from the past will come alive again. Join us for a special experience.

Veterans Day Celebration
(November 11)
Did you spend part of your life in the U.S. military? If you did, this night is on us. We will offer a free night's stay to say "thank-you for your service." Reservations may be made after July 1 for the first 4 veterans.

Christmas Tree Special
(First two weekends in December)
Are you tired of the high priced trees in the city? Join us for a festive weekend and we will arrange for you to cut your own beautiful Christmas tree from Northwestern Michigan at no extra charge.

Ski at Crystal Mountain
Join us for a cozy stay. We are just 15 minutes from beautiful slopes. Visit the Crystal Mountain Web site for rates and rentals.

The Stonewall Inn B & B: Your Hosts - Sandy and Dave Jackson
Your hosts, Sandy, Dave, and Maddie.

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