Located in Frankfort, Michigan, on the Lake Michigan coast, Serendipity House offers four-season lodging in five suites at the water's edge.
This relaxing and charming home is the perfect place to get-a-way! Pack your beach gear and turn right to enjoy Lake Michigan's beaches and spectacular sunsets. Cross the street to bike the 22-mile Betsie Trail. Or turn left to enjoy downtown Frankfort's unique shops and restaurants, or enjoy a first-run film in the recently restored Garden Theatre. Then come back for fall colors, winter skiing, and spring awakenings.
With five suites, we're especially well-suited for wedding parties, family reunions or for sharing vacations with friends; and we're pet-friendly!
We offer a big front porch for relaxation and for viewing the passing parade on the way to the beach; and we provide a picnic table at the rear of the property, as well as a fire pit and comfortable chairs, and a bike rack.
This listing features the Manitou, a 4-room suite that sleeps 4 guests with a private bedroom, plus living room, dining room and kitchen, and a full bath.
If the Manitou is booked on your chosen dates, please check the calendars for the Betsie (HomeAway #195186); Nannybird (HomeAway #186194); Lakeview (HomeAway #188035); or Sandune (HomeAway #185719).
The Bannisters got into innkeeping accidentally, when Tim's stepfather surprised his mother with the purchase of a resort in nearby Arcadia with a motel and 12 cottages. It was a long, colorful and rocky road until the resort was sold off in 2007, but Tim learned a great deal as an innkeeper and decided to build off that experience.
Pierside Lodging had been a bed-and-breakfast that had closed some 4 years before Tim purchased the property and renamed it 'Serendipity House.' Built in 1890, the house has always served as an inn, going back to hosting the workers who built the nearby Frankfort Pier.
Today, Serendipity House is a one-of-a-kind inn configured for vacationers who value a unique experience that includes their accommodations. Situated on Main Street a block from Lake Michigan and adjacent to Frankfort's charming downtown district, the inn recalls earlier times when residents would exchange greetings from their front porches. Serendipity has the front porch, as well as updated living space with all the amenities for those vacationers who enjoy something unique.