Chateau Chantal Winery and Bed & Breakfast – Rooms with a View
Thousands of travelers visit the Old Mission Peninsula every year and enjoy the scenic drive up the peninsula with relaxing stops for wine tastings along the way. However, if want to stay on Old Mission Peninsula – as part of a vacation weekend or midweek retreat – Chateau Chantal Winery and B & B will set you up in style in a room or suite in the heart of Old Mission Peninsula wine country.
Chateau Chantal is located at the top of a hill – one of the highest points on the peninsula – overlooking both East and West Grand Traverse Bays. All of the rooms and suites have views of the surrounding vineyards and many of the rooms have views of either West Bay or East Bay. (The LaBasque Room has views of both bays and is one of the most requested rooms at the inn.) You can sit out on the balcony of the Monet Suite (see photo above left) and enjoy your coffee and gaze out over the grape vine below while the sun rises over East Bay. Or enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony of the Vangogh Suite (see photo above right) while you watch the sun set over West Bay.
Extras: During the summer, you can enhance your visit to Chateau Chantal with a mid-day Tapas Tour – an extensive and enlightening tour of the vineyard and winery as well as an offering of 8 small-bite pairings with our wines. Or treat yourself to a Chateau Chantal Wine Dinner – a beautifully paired 7-course meal prepared in house by Chef Kathleen, each course perfectly paired with a Chateau Chantal wine. (Scheduled on selected nights during the summer and fall.)
For more information on all of the unique rooms and suites at the Chateau Chantal Winery and Bed & Breakfast please visit the accommodations page on their website.
The Chateau Chantal Winery and Bed & Breakfast Page on Travel Advisor is also a good resource to research your stay at the Chateau Chantal.
Chateau Chantal Winery and B&B Photo Gallery
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The Begin family, Robert, Nadine and daughter Marie-Chantal, opened the doors of Chateau Chantal in 1993 upon the completion of a French style three room B&B, winery and vineyard estates. The winery and B&B has since undergone a 15,000 square foot expansion which increased the total rooms available to eleven. Located on a 65-acre estate on Old Mission Peninsula, in one of the most scenic areas of the Great Lakes, Chateau Chantal offers a unique Old World experience that combines vineyard and winery, B&B lodging and friendly company, all in a relaxing rural landscape featuring breathtaking views, local beaches, trails and quiet country roads. Our B&B guests enjoy exceptional amenities. From cozy rooms to spacious suites, featuring views of vineyards and fresh water, terrace or balcony, wet bar, whirlpool tub, high ceilings, and elegant furnishings. The inn itself offers fireplaces and sitting areas, ample breakfasts and attentive front desk staff.
Chateau Chantal was established in 1983, when cherry orchards were replaced with grafted vinifera grape vines – the same species of wine grape grown along other parts of the 45th parallel in the Bordeaux region of France.
Acreage is planted with Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Pinot Meunier. Wine grapes thrive in the unique micro-climate characteristic of this enviable area of the State. Our handcrafted wines are produced under our winemaker’s meticulous supervision from vineyard to bottle.
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• Where to Stay in Traverse City: Chateau Chantal by Katie Hammel
Perched high on a hill on the Mission Peninsula, just a few miles from downtown Traverse City, Chateau Chantal is one of the most romantic and luxurious places to stay, especially for wine-lovers. With sweeping bay views on every side, the 65 acre property is a full-service winery, tasting room, event space and hotel that offers 11 rooms.
Chateau Chantal B&B
15900 Rue de Vin
Traverse City, MI 49686