The Inn at Black Star Farms will take you away to what guests have remarked is like being in a Hallmark movie. Situated on our 160 acre rural winery estate beneath sweeping vineyard is a 10 room unique Inn where you are surrounded by superior hospitality, vines, wine, culinary delights, hiking trails and equestrian facility. It is our desire that our premium customer service, provided in a friendly and professional manner, will create lifelong memories with you.
Things We Love
We are on a winery estate located in the heart of Traverse Wine Coast
The inn offers expansive views of our equestrian facility and estate vineyard
We offer packages which include bikes and watersports to our guests who want to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of rural lakes and trails
At A Glance
- Complimentary WiFi
- Electric Vehicle Charger
- Onsite Fitness Center
- Smoke-Free Property
- Free On-site Parking
- Concierge Services
- Adult Only
- Romantic Retreat/Honeymoon Destination
- Wedding/Special Occasion/Celebration
- Wine/Vineyard Destination
In The Know
Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...
- Book an estate tour and tasting at Black Star Farms for an insider view of growing and producing wines
- Drive the Pierce Stalking Trail for a myriad of views from the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes then hike to Pyramid Point for incredible sunset views of Lake Michigan
- Drive out on Old Mission Peninsula to the lighthouse for a sunrise or sunse
- Grab a sandwich or chunk of cheese at Carlson's Fish Market in Leland's Historic Fishtown
- Order the Bloody Mary at Boone's Prime Time Pub
- Find the little public beach on Lee Point Road to enjoy a picnic and bottle of wine
Our luxurious Inn is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing retreat, celebrate your most special occasions, or get out and enjoy all the beauty and fun that Northern Michigan has to offer. Black Star Farms, 15 minutes outside of Traverse City, is a unique 160-acre winery destination that features a remarkable Inn, vineyards, equestrian facility, winery, and tasting room, and distillery.
Our winery and distillery produce some of the most sought after and awarded Michigan wines and spirits. Casual and upscale farmstead cuisine are available seasonally at Hearth and Vine and year-round at the Inn. Nearby, visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, voted the Most Beautiful Place in America by viewers of ABC's Good Morning America, or many other delightful lakeshore towns and stunning natural settings for your escape.
Inn Amenities: Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Restaurant On Site, Wine/Spirits Available, Pub/Tavern Site, Concierge Services,
Food & Wine
Breakfast is a not to be forgotten gourmet experience with fresh fruit, juices, homemade baked goods and granola, an incredible hot entree, and, of course, tea and locally roasted coffee. Combine this with an afternoon snack and a pre-dinner wine and hors d'oeuvre reception for a day that is deliciously complete. Artfully prepared dinners are available seasonally at our onsite Hearth and Vine restaurant.
Meals Offered: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant on Premises: Open to the public
Special Diets Accommodated: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Yes
Breakfast Service: Full
Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables, Set Times
Pub/Tavern on Premises: No
Alcohol Permits: Wine
Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Evening Cocktails, Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres, Complimentary Warm Cookies before bed, Picnics Available
Rooms & Suites
We have ten contemporary guest rooms named for various stars and constellations in the Northern galaxy. Each has its own private bath, some have fireplaces or spa tubs. Rooms are outfitted with fine furniture and designer fabrics. The beds are made with luxurious linens and both down and synthetic pillows abound for your comfort. A complimentary bottle of our "Red House" wine awaits your arrival. We have cozy robes and feature Aveda toiletries and a hairdryer in each bathroom. All guest rooms have phones and cable TV. Irons and ironing boards are available. You may reserve the sauna room for your private use. The Pegasus lounge welcomes you for pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres and our own wine. The adjacent library boasts books, magazines, board games, puzzles, and a game table for a hand of cards. Our stables and riding trails are available to guests who bring their own horses.
Accommodations: Apartments, Efficiency, Suites, Adjoining rooms/Suites
# of Rooms: 10
Beds: Twin, Double, Queen, King
Room Entertainment: Cable TV
Safes: Front Desk
Handicap Accessible: Limited
Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Full Kitchen, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Private Entrance, Refrigerator, Rollaway Available, Telephones, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi
Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary
Front Desk/Security: OnSite, Business Hours
Corporate Rates: Yes
Inn Amenities: Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Restaurant On Site, Wine/Spirits Available, Pub/Tavern Site, Concierge Services
Location Type: Small Town/Village, Rural, Ranch Farm
Minimum Stay Required: Weekends
Innkeeper's Pets: No Pets
Smoking Policy: Outside Only
Family Friendly: Over 12
Weddings & Events
Weddings do require planning. That's where we come in. Black Star Farms gives seasoned advice, creative suggestions, and a helping hand through the complete process. We provide:
Outdoor or indoor ceremony and reception sites, chairs and tables for indoor use for up to 140 guests, 16x16 dance floor
On-site event facilitator to help you create the event of your dreams
Assistance in finding appropriate vendors - we can recommend the very best that Northern Michigan has to offer while keeping your budget in mind
Full event coordination - we will be present during your event to help facilitate vendors, assist with your guests, and troubleshoot so that you can enjoy your celebration
Creation of an extensive time-line and itinerary for your guests
Wedding/Events Capacity: 150-199
Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Elopement
Wedding Services & Amenities: Caterer
Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
Reception Seating: 150
Banquet Seating: 150
Max Capacity Outdoor: 250
Business Travel & Events
You are welcome to host your event at our unique winery estate property, Black Star Farms. Whether you are planning a meeting, a small gathering or a big celebration, we have the venue at our Suttons Bay farm to fit your needs.The Inn boasts a large colonnaded room that can accommodate up to 130 for sit-down dining. Plus, a dance floor can be added. The Inn also has large reception spaces both indoors and out.
Our professional staff will walk you through every step, including the decor, the caterer, and all the small details. Custom labeled wine makes any celebration more festive.
Set up a site visit and discover what our past hosts have experienced: Black Star Farms is truly an Agricultural Destination where people feel comfortable and at home, yet luxurious and pampered. We take pride in delivering services above and beyond your expectations. There is a difference. We'll show you what it is.
You provide the dream...we make it a reality!
# of Meeting Rooms: 3
Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social
Meeting Amenities: Dedicated Conference Center, Onsite Catering
Meeting Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
Business Travel & Event Max Capacity: 150 for meetings, 10 rooms.
Max Capacity Boardroom: 40
Max Capacity Classroom: 150