Anchor Inn on the Bay

Anchor Inn on the Bay A family owned and operated resort on beautiful West Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, MI. Message us with any questions or reservation requests!

We look forward to hearing from you! Located in picturesque Leelanau County, the Anchor Inn on West Bay provides a quaint, quiet, and beautiful environment for people and families looking for a great summer experience. Contact us with questions or reservations!

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Hello!Thought it was about time we introduced ourselves on here. We’re the Brittains, the new owners of the Anchor Inn s...
11/17/2021

Hello!

Thought it was about time we introduced ourselves on here. We’re the Brittains, the new owners of the Anchor Inn since February 2021. 🤗

We first discovered the Leelanau Peninsula a couple years ago during a beautifully snowy Christmas and since moving back to Michigan we have loved coming up here whenever we could find the time. We think this area is the best Michigan has to offer! Natural beauty, amazing local food and wine, great community. But in terms of places to stay, we always found the area a bit lacking. Usually we ended up camping because there wasn’t anywhere we really wanted to stay—or at least nothing we could afford. So that’s what we hope to create here at the Anchor Inn: a place that is characterful, thoughtfully designed, and a bit more budget conscious.

George is the business minded one as well as being the face you’ll probably see at check-in. And I’m the photographer, designer, and social media-er at the moment. We also have two little ones! Our daughter was born this June right in the middle of our first season.😳 But we’re both passionate about welcoming people into this area. We love giving recommendations and want you to have the best time while you’re here with us!

P.S. we have a big renovation going on at the moment, so if you missed our stories and are interested to see more ‘before’ photos, check out our story highlight!

-Alyssa & George ❤️

Hello!

Thought it was about time we introduced ourselves on here. We’re the Brittains, the new owners of the Anchor Inn since February 2021. 🤗

We first discovered the Leelanau Peninsula a couple years ago during a beautifully snowy Christmas and since moving back to Michigan we have loved coming up here whenever we could find the time. We think this area is the best Michigan has to offer! Natural beauty, amazing local food and wine, great community. But in terms of places to stay, we always found the area a bit lacking. Usually we ended up camping because there wasn’t anywhere we really wanted to stay—or at least nothing we could afford. So that’s what we hope to create here at the Anchor Inn: a place that is characterful, thoughtfully designed, and a bit more budget conscious.

George is the business minded one as well as being the face you’ll probably see at check-in. And I’m the photographer, designer, and social media-er at the moment. We also have two little ones! Our daughter was born this June right in the middle of our first season.😳 But we’re both passionate about welcoming people into this area. We love giving recommendations and want you to have the best time while you’re here with us!

P.S. we have a big renovation going on at the moment, so if you missed our stories and are interested to see more ‘before’ photos, check out our story highlight!

-Alyssa & George ❤️

Demo is done! Nothing too exciting found underneath these carpets. Just a lot of sand.🥴 One more week until new flooring...
11/13/2021

Demo is done! Nothing too exciting found underneath these carpets. Just a lot of sand.🥴 One more week until new flooring is installed!

Fall color may have been a bit later this year, but it was definitely worth the wait. And what a beautiful November it’s...
11/10/2021

Fall color may have been a bit later this year, but it was definitely worth the wait. And what a beautiful November it’s been!🔥🍁

We’re still enjoying all the fall color here, but also—it snowed yesterday!! Lots of exciting things happening, but firs...
11/03/2021

We’re still enjoying all the fall color here, but also—it snowed yesterday!! Lots of exciting things happening, but first we’re working to get ready for our first winter open. I’m going to try to take more photos and video of our renovation this month and will probably share those mainly through stories. Stay tuned!

We’re still enjoying all the fall color here, but also—it snowed yesterday!! Lots of exciting things happening, but first we’re working to get ready for our first winter open. I’m going to try to take more photos and video of our renovation this month and will probably share those mainly through stories. Stay tuned!

Most of the trees in front of the cottages are cedars, but then there’s this one.😍
11/01/2021

Most of the trees in front of the cottages are cedars, but then there’s this one.😍

Most of the trees in front of the cottages are cedars, but then there’s this one.😍

Friday feels. 😌
10/29/2021

Friday feels. 😌

Friday feels. 😌

Cold but beautiful beach days. 🌊 I see snow in the forecast for next week! ❄️
10/28/2021

Cold but beautiful beach days. 🌊 I see snow in the forecast for next week! ❄️

Cold but beautiful beach days. 🌊 I see snow in the forecast for next week! ❄️

Starting to see a lot more color outside these old windows!🍁🍂
10/27/2021

Starting to see a lot more color outside these old windows!🍁🍂

Starting to see a lot more color outside these old windows!🍁🍂

Taking advantage of this beautiful weather to do some exterior work and painting. Swipe for before!
10/26/2021

Taking advantage of this beautiful weather to do some exterior work and painting. Swipe for before!

Our most popular room! Unfortunately, there’s only one like it.😍 📷 by @missnortherner To book: select king room with fir...
10/21/2021

Our most popular room! Unfortunately, there’s only one like it.😍 📷 by @missnortherner

To book: select king room with fireplace on our website, anchorinn.net

Our most popular room! Unfortunately, there’s only one like it.😍 📷 by @missnortherner

To book: select king room with fireplace on our website, anchorinn.net

2 weeks until our next round of renovations begin! We still have availability for Halloween weekend—and fall color is ju...
10/18/2021

2 weeks until our next round of renovations begin! We still have availability for Halloween weekend—and fall color is just getting started up here.🎃🍁🍂

2 weeks until our next round of renovations begin! We still have availability for Halloween weekend—and fall color is just getting started up here.🎃🍁🍂

Cotton candy skies over old mission tonight.
10/16/2021

Cotton candy skies over old mission tonight.

Cotton candy skies over old mission tonight.

Spooky szn! 🎃We’ll be open until October 31st, then closed throughout the month of November for more renovations but rea...
10/06/2021

Spooky szn! 🎃

We’ll be open until October 31st, then closed throughout the month of November for more renovations but ready to welcome you back in December. 🤗

Spooky szn! 🎃

We’ll be open until October 31st, then closed throughout the month of November for more renovations but ready to welcome you back in December. 🤗

We are so excited to be partnering with Jessica from @wellplannedadventures to giveaway a stay in one of our cottages!Wi...
09/20/2021

We are so excited to be partnering with Jessica from @wellplannedadventures to giveaway a stay in one of our cottages!

Winner will receive a two-night stay in a one bedroom cottage (Sunday-Friday on mutually agreed upon dates before March 1, 2022)

How to enter:
⚓️ Follow @wellplannedadventures and @anchorinn_tc

⚓️ Like and save this post

⚓️ Comment and tag who you’d bring with you (separate entries per comment)

⚓️ BONUS share to your story and tag me for 5 bonus entries

We are so excited to be partnering with Jessica from @wellplannedadventures to giveaway a stay in one of our cottages!

Winner will receive a two-night stay in a one bedroom cottage (Sunday-Friday on mutually agreed upon dates before March 1, 2022)

How to enter:
⚓️ Follow @wellplannedadventures and @anchorinn_tc

⚓️ Like and save this post

⚓️ Comment and tag who you’d bring with you (separate entries per comment)

⚓️ BONUS share to your story and tag me for 5 bonus entries

Loving our new @parachutehome towels!☺️
09/18/2021

Loving our new @parachutehome towels!☺️

Loving our new @parachutehome towels!☺️

Have you met the new owners of the Anchor Inn? We are so excited to continue our new adventure this summer and thankful ...
06/30/2021

Have you met the new owners of the Anchor Inn? We are so excited to continue our new adventure this summer and thankful to have everyone following along! Here we are with the inn’s previous owners on the private beach!

Have you met the new owners of the Anchor Inn? We are so excited to continue our new adventure this summer and thankful to have everyone following along! Here we are with the inn’s previous owners on the private beach!

Some snippets of one of our lovely two bedroom cottages! Call to book a room with us, or visit our website at anchorinn....
06/26/2021

Some snippets of one of our lovely two bedroom cottages! Call to book a room with us, or visit our website at anchorinn.net. Hurry, they're going fast!

Check out our new Ladies T-Shirt! Let us know your thoughts (the font on the back will be different).
06/23/2011
Custom Design 'anchorinn'

Check out our new Ladies T-Shirt! Let us know your thoughts (the font on the back will be different).

View this custom Gildan Ultra Cotton Ladies T, make design changes, share with friends and order for yourself at CustomInk.com.

01/23/2011

Thanks everyone for liking the Anchor Inn!

12/21/2010

We're opening May 27, 2011 for the season!

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12068 S West Bay Shore Dr
Traverse City, MI
49684

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So quaint and adorable. I cant wait to stay here!
We have stayed on four different occurrences and have always enjoyed our stays. Small, but very comfortable quaint rooms. The hosts John & Sara are very accommodating.