The Manor in the Media 

The spotlight continues to shine on The Dempsey Manor in print, radio and television media. Documentarians and reporters continually return to the fascination of The Dempsey for their readers, listeners and viewers.

The Dempsey Manor is a 'must-visit' destination for travelers to Michigan's spectacular Northwest Coast.

In this brief one-minute-plus video, enjoy a virtual tour of the landmark 1894 James Dempsey Mansion in Manistee, Michigan. Narrated by CBS's SEAL-Team star, Manistee-born Toni Trucks, commentary on the history of the home and its current use is informative and entertaining. The facade, executed in the Victorian French Neo-Renaissance Chateauesque style, is the only example of its type on Michigan's West Coast.

In this brief one-minute-plus video, enjoy a virtual tour of the landmark 1894 James Dempsey Mansion in Manistee, Michigan. Narrated by CBS's SEAL-Team star, Manistee-born Toni Trucks, commentary on the history of the home and its current use is informative and entertaining. The facade, executed in the Victorian French Neo-Renaissance Chateauesque style, is the only example of its type on Michigan's West Coast. Produced by the State of Michigan PURE MICHIGAN Campaign.

Enjoy a television segment filmed three days before Michigan's popular "Sleighbell Parade and Old Christmas Weekend" (a four-day spectacle of Victorian-era festivities in classic Dickensonian style!) held in the village of Manistee. Christine Kanerva reports on the 19th century charms, accommodations, decor and food offered by The James Dempsey Manor, a famous landmark mansion which is both a living Victorian House Museum and a very up-scale Bed & Breakfast Inn. Not only at Christmas-time but year round, visitors enjoy a trip back to the 1890s as Guests in this authentic, opulent lumber baron home. Here they are pampered by trained staff; feast on multiple-course breakfasts; and, in lavish bed-chambers and suites, "slip into the pajamas of America's royalty" at night. Hear Emmy-nominated owner, James Colburn, describe this fantasy-for-the-taking the nostalgic and adventurous traveler can experience in this storybook home.

With a Victorian French neo-Renaissance chateauesque-style facade, the James Dempsey Mansion is a landmark lumber baron home on the West Coast of Michigan. It is restored, authentically furnished, and preserved as a 19th century house museum, open for public tours year-round. In 2014, it was opened to discriminating travelers as a unique and upscale inn, as well. The Manor has quickly become a vacation destination-of-choice. It offers barrier-free enjoyment of its opulent 1890s interiors. Visitors booking stays to claim their own "night in the museum" enjoy the pleasant fantasy of living as did the wealthy and privileged few at the turn of the century. Retiring after a day exploring Great Lakes' beaches, forests and attractions, guests can "slip into the pajamas of America's royalty" in their own luxurious bed-chamber or suite. Mornings are launched from the lavish breakfast table. Superb gourmet breakfasts are served on fine porcelain china, 19th century silver and glassware, with the accents of antique linens, flowers, and candlelight. The Manor's morning feast is served in three separate courses, with locally-sourced seasonal dishes, imported English teas and a proprietary blend of artesan coffee -- standards of service and fare once enjoyed by the Dempsey family, themselves.

Enjoy a television segment filmed three days before Michigan's popular "Sleighbell Parade and Old Christmas Weekend" (a four-day spectacle of Victorian-era festivities in classic Dickensonian style!) held in the village of Manistee. Christine Kanerva reports on the 19th century charms, accommodations, decor and food offered by The James Dempsey Manor, a famous landmark mansion which is both a living Victorian House Museum and a very up-scale Bed & Breakfast Inn. Not only at Christmas-time but year round, visitors enjoy a trip back to the 1890s as Guests in this authentic, opulent lumber baron home. Here they are pampered by trained staff; feast on multiple-course breakfasts; and, in lavish bed-chambers and suites, "slip into the pajamas of America's royalty" at night. Hear Emmy-nominated owner, James Colburn, describe this fantasy-for-the-taking the nostalgic and adventurous traveler can experience in this storybook home. TV CHANNEL 9&10.

Paula Jasper and Photojournalist Wyatt VanDuinen take you inside the James Dempsey mansion that now functions as a thriving bed and breakfast.

Paula Jasper and Photojournalist Wyatt VanDuinen take you inside the James Dempsey mansion that now functions as a thriving bed and breakfast. MiNews TV CHANNEL 26.

Paula Jasper and Photojournalist Wyatt VanDuinen take you inside the Dempsey Manor, where the interior is as authentic as the architecture.

Paula Jasper and Photojournalist Wyatt Van Duinen take you inside the Dempsey Manor, where the interior is as authentic as the architecture. MiNews TV CHANNEL 26.

In this 2.55 minute news segment, Sarah Grimmer talks with the owners of Manistee's Dempsey Manor Inn, Jan Peterson and Emmy-nominated television set designer/decorator, James Colburn. In the setting of the Gentlemen's Parlor at the mansion, Sarah inquires about "the storybook experience" the Manor offers, and how to get it. Peterson and Colburn reveal a number of ways to enjoy a trip back in time to get a peek at the well-to-do's privileged lifestyle in the 1890s. Holiday bruncheons and teas, the upcoming Mothers Day luncheon, concerts, many other through-the-year events -- and of course your very own fantasy-for-the-taking: a weekend stay of pampered luxury in one of the mansions many opulent bed-chambers and suites. MiNews 'MTM On the Road' TV CHANNEL 26.

In this 2.55 minute news segment, Sarah Grimmer talks with the owners of Manistee's Dempsey Manor Inn, Jan Peterson and Emmy-nominated television set designer/decorator, James Colburn. In the setting of the Gentlemen's Parlor at the mansion, Sarah inquires about "the storybook experience" the Manor offers, and how to get it. Peterson and Colburn reveal a number of ways to enjoy a trip back in time to get a peek at the well-to-do's privileged lifestyle in the 1890s. Holiday bruncheons and teas, the upcoming Mothers Day luncheon, concerts, many other through-the-year events -- and of course your very own fantasy-for-the-taking: a weekend stay of pampered luxury in one of the mansions many opulent bed-chambers and suites. MiNews 'MTM On the Road' TV CHANNEL Fox 32.

In this 3.27 minute news segment, Sarah Grimmer talks with Jan Peterson, co-owner of The Dempsey Manor Inn in Manistee, MI. Inside the setting of the Victorian glass-roof and glass-walled Conservatory, Jan tells Sarah about the next High Tea scheduled for Mothers Day afternoon. The Menu? Just as you hoped: imported English teas, scrumptious moist muffins and scones, delicate finger sandwiches, seafood- poultry- and tossed-green salads, assorted mini-quiches, and more. With a rich and creamy dark chocolate mousse to finish. And to toast our beloved Moms -- a lovely sparkling champagne punch! The Manor's third host also has a word. Sarah turns the spotlight on Josefina, The Manor's thirty-four year old Yellow Nape parrot from Central America. Josefina poses for the camera in her soft green-feathered outfit against the Conservatory's background of exotic green plants and collection of rare, antique China Trade porcelains from the 18th an 19th centuries. MiNews

In this 3.27 minute news segment, Sarah Grimmer talks with Jan Peterson, co-owner of The Dempsey Manor Inn in Manistee, MI. Inside the setting of the Victorian glass-roof and glass-walled Conservatory, Jan tells Sarah about the next High Tea scheduled for Mothers Day afternoon. The Menu? Just as you hoped: imported English teas, scrumptious moist muffins and scones, delicate finger sandwiches, seafood- poultry- and tossed-green salads, assorted mini-quiches, and more. With a rich and creamy dark chocolate mousse to finish. And to toast our beloved Moms -- a lovely sparkling champagne punch! The Manor's third host also has a word. Sarah turns the spotlight on Josefina, The Manor's thirty-four year old Yellow Nape parrot from Central America. Josefina poses for the camera in her soft green-feathered outfit against the Conservatory's background of exotic green plants and collection of rare, antique China Trade porcelains from the 18th an 19th centuries. MiNews "MTM on the Road" TV CHANNEL Fox 32.

In this 2.55 minute news segment, Sarah Grimmer talks with the owners of Manistee's Dempsey Manor Inn, Jan Peterson and Emmy-nominated television set designer/decorator, James Colburn. In the setting of the Gentlemen's Parlor at the mansion, Sarah inquires about "the storybook experience" the Manor offers, and how to get it. Peterson and Colburn reveal a number of ways to enjoy a trip back in time to get a peek at the well-to-do's privileged lifestyle in the 1890s. Holiday bruncheons and teas, the upcoming Mothers Day luncheon, concerts, many other through-the-year events -- and of course your very own fantasy-for-the-taking: a weekend stay of pampered luxury in one of the mansions many opulent bed-chambers and suites. FOX 9&10 News.

In this 2.55 minute news segment, Sarah Grimmer talks with the owners of Manistee's Dempsey Manor Inn, Jan Peterson and Emmy-nominated television set designer/decorator, James Colburn. In the setting of the Gentlemen's Parlor at the mansion, Sarah inquires about "the storybook experience" the Manor offers, and how to get it. Peterson and Colburn reveal a number of ways to enjoy a trip back in time to get a peek at the well-to-do's privileged lifestyle in the 1890s. Holiday bruncheons and teas, the upcoming Mothers Day luncheon, concerts, many other through-the-year events -- and of course your very own fantasy-for-the-taking: a weekend stay of pampered luxury in one of the mansions many opulent bed-chambers and suites. FOX 32 News.

In this 2:40 minute news segment, Sarah Grimmer talks with James Colburn, Emmy nominated  co-owner of The Dempsey Manor Inn in Manistee MI. Set in The Angel Suite, a rich penthouse suite at the inn, Sarah asks Colburn about the furnishings and collections here and throughout the mansion that make it the preferred choice of discriminating travelers and visitors to Michigan's spectacular Northwest coast of Lake Michigan. MiNews 'MTM On the Road' TV CHANNEL 26.

In this 2:40 minute news segment, Sarah Grimmer talks with James Colburn, Emmy nominated co-owner of The Dempsey Manor Inn in Manistee MI. Set in The Angel Suite, a rich penthouse suite at the inn, Sarah asks Colburn about the furnishings and collections here and throughout the mansion that make it the preferred choice of discriminating travelers and visitors to Michigan's spectacular Northwest coast of Lake Michigan. MiNews 'MTM On the Road' TV CHANNEL Fox 32.

In this 2.53 minute news segment, Sarah Grimmer talks with Jan Peterson, co-owner of The Dempsey Manor Inn in Manistee MI. Jan leads Sarah in the presentation of The Manor's three-course gourmet breakfast. Jan begins with delightful pastries and scones fresh from the oven with Amish-style whipped butter, together with a house-blend artesan coffee (today a dark Cuban-American) and fresh-squeezed and blended juices. Jan describes the second course - a colorful fresh fruit parfait in stemmed Victorian glasses, topped with her own Bavarian Yogurt Cream. The entree that follows today is a Southwest Frittata with eggs, fresh basil, red skin potatoes, onions, fresh spinach, imported cheeses and cherry tomatoes. Jan tops this with sour cream and fresh Mexican salsa. Today's sides are extra thick baked hickory-smoked bacon, accompanied by a medley of orange, red and yellow roasted sweet peppers. Filmed in the formal dining room. TV CHANNEL Fox 32.

In this 2.53 minute news segment, Sarah Grimmer talks with Jan Peterson, co-owner of The Dempsey Manor Inn in Manistee MI. Jan leads Sarah in the presentation of The Manor's three-course gourmet breakfast. Jan begins with delightful pastries and scones fresh from the oven with Amish-style whipped butter, together with a house-blend artesan coffee (today a dark Cuban-American) and fresh-squeezed and blended juices. Jan describes the second course - a colorful fresh fruit parfait in stemmed Victorian glasses, topped with her own Bavarian Yogurt Cream. The entree that follows today is a Southwest Frittata with eggs, fresh basil, red skin potatoes, onions, fresh spinach, imported cheeses and cherry tomatoes. Jan tops this with sour cream and fresh Mexican salsa. Today's sides are extra thick baked hickory-smoked bacon, accompanied by a medley of orange, red and yellow roasted sweet peppers. Filmed in the formal dining room. TV CHANNEL Fox 32.

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