Cozy Guesthouse Guidebook

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Cozy Guesthouse Guidebook

Breakfast

Classic breakfast foods at a good price. Small town vibe.
T J Charlie's
Classic breakfast foods at a good price. Small town vibe.
Located off of M31 in the parking lot of Exit Realty. Happy Camper Coffee Co is our newest coffee/tea offering in Elk Rapids, they have great espresso and an assortment of lattes.
Happy Camper Coffee Co.
710 U.S. 31
Located off of M31 in the parking lot of Exit Realty. Happy Camper Coffee Co is our newest coffee/tea offering in Elk Rapids, they have great espresso and an assortment of lattes.
Looking for something sweet? This bakery has donuts, cookies, and espresso. Be sure to stop in early to see the full selection of baked goods! FYI: During the fall-spring they are only open Wednesday-Saturday 7a-1p.
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The Flour Pot Bakery
108 River St
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Looking for something sweet? This bakery has donuts, cookies, and espresso. Be sure to stop in early to see the full selection of baked goods! FYI: During the fall-spring they are only open Wednesday-Saturday 7a-1p.
Small selection of breakfast items and espresso. Their store also sells an assortment of boating gear.
The DAM Shop and Food Truck
118 Bridge Street
Small selection of breakfast items and espresso. Their store also sells an assortment of boating gear.

Drinks

A great distillation company within walking distance of the BNB. The outside is dog friendly and they have yurts by that are available by reservation.
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Ethanology
127 Olds
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A great distillation company within walking distance of the BNB. The outside is dog friendly and they have yurts by that are available by reservation.
Great beer, outdoor seating which is dog friendly
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Short's Brewing Company Production Facility
211 Industrial Park
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Great beer, outdoor seating which is dog friendly
Premier wine, great for a date night
Bos Wine
135 Ames Street
Premier wine, great for a date night
About a 7 minute drive from the BNB, delicious cider, great outdoor space that is dog friendly!
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Townline Ciderworks
11595 US-31
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About a 7 minute drive from the BNB, delicious cider, great outdoor space that is dog friendly!
About 20 minutes away from the BNB, this has fun yard games for kids and good beer
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Bier’s Inwood Brewery
17959 Ferry Rd
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About 20 minutes away from the BNB, this has fun yard games for kids and good beer

Lunch/Dinner

Our favorite lunch/dinner restaurant in Elk Rapids, has fantastic cajun/southern food. On weekends be sure to call ahead for a reservation as it can get busy.
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Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen
617 Ames St
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Our favorite lunch/dinner restaurant in Elk Rapids, has fantastic cajun/southern food. On weekends be sure to call ahead for a reservation as it can get busy.
Ice cream and pizza what could be better? They deliver to the BNB so feel free to order to the guesthouse.
Jac's Parlor
115 Ames Street
Ice cream and pizza what could be better? They deliver to the BNB so feel free to order to the guesthouse.
Right on Elk River, has a beautiful outdoor patio that is dog friendly. Good beer selection and good food.
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Riverwalk Grill and Taproom
106 Ames St
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Right on Elk River, has a beautiful outdoor patio that is dog friendly. Good beer selection and good food.
Pub food with well priced food/drinks. A casual easy spot for dinner.
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Town Club
133 River St
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Pub food with well priced food/drinks. A casual easy spot for dinner.
Menu is a great mixture of typical american, with gourmet pizza and a great wine selection!
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American House Woodfired Pizza
151 River Street
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Menu is a great mixture of typical american, with gourmet pizza and a great wine selection!
Nice back patio with views of lake Michigan, they have an assorted market in the restaurant as well which is fun to look at. Food is hit or miss and service can be spotty.
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Cellar 152
152 River St
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Nice back patio with views of lake Michigan, they have an assorted market in the restaurant as well which is fun to look at. Food is hit or miss and service can be spotty.

City/town information

Welcome to Elk Rapids! Smack dab in the middle of Lake Michigan and Elk Lake. Home to great food, Michigan craft beer, beautiful beaches, and hiking trails, there is something for everyone here!
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Elk Rapids
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Welcome to Elk Rapids! Smack dab in the middle of Lake Michigan and Elk Lake. Home to great food, Michigan craft beer, beautiful beaches, and hiking trails, there is something for everyone here!

Things to Do

A great sculpture walk that heads directly to lake Michigan, make a day of it and walk the trail in the morning before spending the afternoon at the beach! The trail is dog friendly but the beach is not unfortunately.
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Walk of Art Sculpture Park
920 S Bay Shore Dr
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A great sculpture walk that heads directly to lake Michigan, make a day of it and walk the trail in the morning before spending the afternoon at the beach! The trail is dog friendly but the beach is not unfortunately.
Spend some time perusing the shops in downtown Elk Rapids. Finish your day at Veterans Park for a beautiful sunset or return to the BNB for a relaxing bonfire before bed.
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Elk Rapids
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Spend some time perusing the shops in downtown Elk Rapids. Finish your day at Veterans Park for a beautiful sunset or return to the BNB for a relaxing bonfire before bed.
Rent a kayak or a boat for the day. Spend some time on the chain of lakes enjoying the beautiful clear waters!
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Elk River Marina
118 Bridge St
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Rent a kayak or a boat for the day. Spend some time on the chain of lakes enjoying the beautiful clear waters!
A public golf course that is just down the road from the BNB. Play 9 or 18 holes with views of Elk Lake.
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Elk Rapids Golf Club
724 Ames St
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A public golf course that is just down the road from the BNB. Play 9 or 18 holes with views of Elk Lake.
Just a couple minute drive from the BNB this gallery has fun sculptures and an assortment of art from artists.
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Twisted Fish Gallery
10443 S Bay Shore Dr
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Just a couple minute drive from the BNB this gallery has fun sculptures and an assortment of art from artists.

Beaches

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Elk Rapids Day Park
920 S Bay Shore Dr
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Elk Rapids Sandbar
Dog friendly beach!
Dam Beach and Fishing Park
Dog friendly beach!
A short walk and you are right on Lake Michigan! Has a hiking trail as well if you want to get up and stretch your legs during your beach day. This is a dog friendly beach as well.
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Maple Bay Natural Area
U.S. 31
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A short walk and you are right on Lake Michigan! Has a hiking trail as well if you want to get up and stretch your legs during your beach day. This is a dog friendly beach as well.

Hiking

Our favorite close by hiking spot, has 5 miles of trails ranging from a 1 mile loop to 5 miles. Also has a beautiful view of Lake Maplehurst.
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Maplehurst Natural Area
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Our favorite close by hiking spot, has 5 miles of trails ranging from a 1 mile loop to 5 miles. Also has a beautiful view of Lake Maplehurst.
This 2 mile out and back is a great easy walk. Does have an offshoot that adds a half a mile and is uphill.
Yuba Creek Natural Area
Yuba Road
This 2 mile out and back is a great easy walk. Does have an offshoot that adds a half a mile and is uphill.
Trail system that heads into gamelands, stop along the way at Lake Michigan or just enjoy the wooded trail.
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Maple Bay Natural Area
U.S. 31
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Trail system that heads into gamelands, stop along the way at Lake Michigan or just enjoy the wooded trail.
Starting at the Taproom there is a boardwalk/trail that runs all the way to downtown Elk Rapids. You can start at the BNB and walk the riverwalk to downtown from there as well!
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Riverwalk Grill and Taproom
106 Ames St
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Starting at the Taproom there is a boardwalk/trail that runs all the way to downtown Elk Rapids. You can start at the BNB and walk the riverwalk to downtown from there as well!
A bit of a drive, this has over 30 miles of trails and 3 trailheads. Great hiking. Stop in Bellaire afterwards for a nice lunch, dinner, or drinks!
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Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area Trailhead
3169 Eckhardt Rd
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A bit of a drive, this has over 30 miles of trails and 3 trailheads. Great hiking. Stop in Bellaire afterwards for a nice lunch, dinner, or drinks!
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TART Trail
North Four Mile Road
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