#1 Bed And Breakfast In NE Michigan | eight-mile bike trail | Around the corner from great restaurants | Award Winning | Bachelorette Parties | Bachelor Parties | Beach Glass | Beach Walk | Bike | Bike Rental | Bike Trail | Biking 8 Mile Trail | Birdwatching | Bon Fires | Boutiques | Bridal Showers | Butterfly | Cottage, Room And Whole House Rental | Diving | Downtown Around The Corner | Eagles | eclectic | Family Reunions | five-acre property | Fossel Park | Fox | Fox, Bear, Mink, Deer, Urmit Visitors | Free Concerts | Free Music Concerts | French Flair | Fresh | Fudge | Girls Weekends | Glow Bowling | Golf | Great Lake Lore Museum Historical Museum Harbor | Great Lakes Freighter Viewing | Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum | Green Built | Green Built Facility | Hike | Hiking 7 Local Parks | Historic Museum | Historical Movie Theater | Hoeft State Park | Hunting | Ice Cream | Kayak Rental | Lakefront | Largest Limestone Quarry In The World | Meet Locals | Miles Of Beach To Walk | Monarch Butterfly Sight | Movie Theater | Museums | Nature | Nature Habitat | Ocqueoc Falls | Paddleboard | Photographers | Pistol Range | Private Cottage | Pudding Stones Petoskey Stones | Pure Michigan | Purple Martin Colony | Restaurants | Scrapbooking | Seven City Parks | Shipwrecks | Site Of Historical Great Lakes Freighter Laundry | Small Business Retreats | Stores, Restaurants And More Within Walking Distance | Sunrise | Sunset | Swim | Trap Shooting | Two Museums Within Walking Distance | Two Lighthouses | Under Water Ship Wreaks | Unique | Unplug | Walk To Shops | Walking Beach | Warbler Migration Site | Wedding Venue | Writing | Northern Lights | Stargazing | crystal clear water | swimming
  • Four queen size bedrooms main floor
  • Two king size bedrooms upper level retreat
  • Breakfast served 7am to 9am
  • Newly renovated, under new ownership
  • Purple Martin Viewing Mid-April thru end of August
  • Nature Conservatory & Bird Sanctuary
  • Spacious common areas
  • Micro-Fridge in formal dining room
  • Formal Dining room available for Special Events
  • Huron-Sunrise Trail (paved bicycle trail)
  • No pets

Although we do enjoy little ones, we can only accommodate children in Sophia’s Cozy Cottage. Thank you for your understanding.


The Purple Martin’s Je ne sais quoi atmosphere will draw you in. To a Francophile like me, it felt a little like a French country inn or Quebec gite. And if the atmosphere doesn’t draw you in, the owners and staff definitely will. Their friendliness and eagerness to please was charming and heartwarming. These locals really do love to share their stories and listen to yours. And more likely than not, you’ll also enjoy engaging with the other guests as we did. The Purple Martin is as inviting for single travelers as it is for couples or groups. It quickly becomes a place “. . . where everyone knows your name”.

Lynn Liberato @ 01/15/2020

The perfect place to UNPLUG!

The Purple Martin Inn and Guest House is located on the beautiful shore of Lake Huron and nestled in the quaint community of Rogers City, Michigan. It’s just 40 miles north of Alpena, 40 miles south of Cheboygan, and 40 miles east of I-75 in Indian River. See our page on day tripping, we are in a great location for Mackinaw, Ocqueoc Falls, Petoskey and Harbor Springs, to name a few. It is a typical and beautiful location in Northern Michigan just steps away to shops and restaurants. We offer secluded and laid-back pure Michigan beach-side lodging that caters exclusively to Michigan’s nature loving patrons. It is a typical and beautiful pure Michigan town.
“Enjoy great views of both the sunrise side and sunsets over our quiet bay. This acre of land, complete with a large garden area and garden structure, is the perfect getaway for romantic couples, small groups, mini corporate retreats, weddings and family reunions.”