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Surrounded by water on three sides, the Victorian Port City of Manistee is the brightest jewel in the crown of Michigan's Northwestern Coastline. Built in 1894, The Dempsey Manor (the James Dempsey Mansion) is set within the town's Historic Homes District. This perfectly located 8000 square foot 19th century Lumber Baron's home provides full-service venue for private events, retreats, teas and tours, and is open to the public as a restored, authentically-furnished Victorian House Museum.
















If walking is your delight, you'll be pleased to know The Dempsey Mano has been given a "very walkable" rating from Zillow. The Manistee River is 15 minutes NorthLake Manistee, 25 minutes EastLake Michigan beaches (and the Manistee Country Club, Restaurant and Golf Course) are 25 minutes West from The Dempsey Manor B&B.  


The Dempsey Manor is within walking distance of Historic Downtown River Street. There, guests can enjoy quaint shops, fine dining, the renowned Manistee Riverwalk, museums, art galleries, movie theaters, ice cream parlorsfarmers' markets, the famous and recently restored Ramsdell Playhouse, charter fishing boats, and facilities to arrange for hunting, fishing, hiking, bicycling and all-season recreational activities



More than just a place to stay.

How to Find Us


If you could turn on your GPS and program it to find the loveliest vacation area in all the state, with enough outdoor recreation, shopping, fine dining, historic and cultural attractions, natural features like pristine lakes, rivers, and beaches, festivals, beautiful weather -- it would lead you straight to us.


Lacking that ability, here's an interactive map that will guide you quickly to our doorstep.



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