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Discover a balance of historic charm and luxury when you stay at Clifton Manor. Built in 1895, this home was lovingly restored in 2018 to provide contemporary comfort. With woodwork, stained glass, and quaint rocking chairs, this Bayfield getaway retains its 19th century character. But there’s also A/C, WiFi, a washer/dryer, and a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen for ultra-convenient stays.
You’re tucked just across the street from Clan Gregor Square, a vibrant park that’s the heart of the Bayfield community and home to occasional car shows and events. Settle into sofa seating in the expansive great room and glimpse out at the park’s century-old trees while you read a book or chat with friends.
Or wander over to the Clan Gregor farmer’s market and bring fresh produce back to the state-of-the-art kitchen. Prepare true feasts with double wall ovens, a gas stove, ample space for prepping on granite counters, and all the cookware and dishes you’ll need. Grab bottle of perfectly chilled white from the wine fridge and share it at the breakfast bar or kitchen sitting area while dinner simmers.
Linger over long evening meals at the wood dining table for eight. For a night off from cooking, take your pick of Bayfield’s beloved restaurants. You’ll have a view of the downtown area from the front sitting area: settle in for a chat here before taking the provided cruiser bikes for a spin to town.
Let the little ones have their own space to play in the downstairs living area, or gather here for conversation beside the gas fireplace before heading to bed. This space also has a fridge, gas stove, dishwasher, and microwave—perfect for nighttime popcorn.
Save warm nights for laughing with friends over a bottle of red on the deck while gathered around the outdoor fire pit. Or sneak out here in the early morning to enjoy a moment to yourself on the hammock.
Each bedroom is appointed with period-style furnishings for a totally authentic experience. Sprawl out in sleigh beds, unpack into tall wooden dressers, and enjoy the convenience of an en-suite bathroom for each of the five bedrooms, plus an additional shared bath.
You’ll find four bedrooms on the second floor—three with king-size beds and one with an antique twin sleigh bed. A loft offers kid-friendly accommodations with three twin beds, and the downstairs living area doubles as a sleeping space with queen-size bed.
The pace of life slows down in Bayfield. When you vacation here, it’s easy to experience each day to its fullest.
With both the park and downtown within view from your getaway, you’ll feel completely connected to the surrounding community. Stroll Clan Gregor Square and let the kids cool down at the splash pad, or discover your new favorite cafe or restaurant just a block away in the downtown area. Visit during the off-season to catch favorite annual events like VetteFest or for a girl's getaway weekend—we're happy to suggest our favorite local spas, wineries and breweries, shops, and yoga classes.
Just a 2-minute bike ride away is Pioneer Park—grab one of our cruiser bikes, pack your beach gear into the basket, and spend an afternoon on the water or end your days with stunning sunset views over Lake Huron. Or bring your boat and launch out from the marina, just a few blocks away.
ABOUT YOUR HOST
I’m Jennifer, I’m under Lake Huron’s spell, and I know you will be, too. I started Cottage Stays to share my own home with like-minded travelers who appreciate escaping to life at a slower pace and enjoying Huron County’s natural beauty and thriving communities. Your peace of mind is my priority, and I’m here to help make sure you have the best vacation possible.
5 Bathroom, 5 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 3 Living room
Sleeping3 King bed, 1 Queen bed, 4 Single bed
CookingBlender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dish washer, Kitchenette, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster, Water cooler
Heating/CoolingAir conditioning, Ceiling fans, Central heating, Fireplace, Gas Fireplace
OutsidePrivate Terrace, FirePit, Bikes, Outdoor Games
EntertainmentDVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, TV (Satellite)
MiscellaneousCarbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, Smoke Detector, Vacuum cleaner
OutsideGas BBQ, Deck chairs, Bicycles, Private Garden