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My first impression of this place when I happened across it was WOW. I cannot stress enough how much we should treasure these historical locations and appreciate the people that lovingly preserve them. It isn't easy financially or time-wise. We have lost so many historical locations but this one is going very strong as of 2022 and the reviews are great. The photos are amazing, I could have posted 100's of them.
Here is the summary from their Web Site:
The Peninsula Room opened its welcoming doors in the spring of 2009. Since its opening, it has hosted hundred of weddings and private events. This spacious facility features all the modern amenities you would expect in a large format event space with up north elegance. But, as part of the historic Bowers Harbor Inn complex, the space is imbued with all the charm, intimacy and beauty that the north woods can provide.
THE HISTORIC BOWERS HARBOR INN
Built in the 1880’s and remodeled in the 1920’s as a summer retreat for Chicago lumber baron J.W. Stickney and his wife Genevieve, Bowers Harbor Inn sits peacefully along West Grand Traverse Bay amidst the majestic oaks and pines of Old Mission Peninsula. After years as one of the Midwest’s most respected fine dining destinations, Bowers Harbor Inn was purchased in 2006 by Jon Carlson and Greg Lobdell, two natives of Old Mission Peninsula. It was the goal of Jon and Greg to renovate and preserve the Inn as a historic site and award-winning restaurant. The building won the President’s Award for Historic Preservation in the State of Michigan and the Restaurant has been recognized with accolades each year since its opening.