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.
- Stonewall Inn Recipes (PDF document)
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 Bedroom
Large double doors lead to a main floor bedroom 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 six foot walnut bed headboard. A cozy fireplace adds charm to this 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 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 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 Cottage
Our separate one bedroom cottage has its own page, click here for all the details.
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 Log 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, and Dinghy's.
- $150.00 per night except for holidays.