Ultimate relaxation and elegance in SE Michigan
These are just a few of the words that tell the story of The Historic Webster House, Bay City, Michigan's pre-eminent bed and breakfast and town meeting place. Nestled in the city's historic district just blocks from a quaint but bustling riverfront downtown, the three-story house is full of history and modern amenities that are sure to make your visit memorable.
Stargaze under the pergola, with its outdoor fireplace. Take a candle-lit whirlpool bubble bath, then settle into a luxurious featherbed. Awaken to the aroma of a sumptuous breakfast. Lots to do in our area: art, theater, antiques, brewpubs, beach, gardens, museums, rail-trail, kayaking, sail and fishing charters, and festivals year round.
Built in 1886 for Judge Thomas E. Webster, the seven-bedroom, Queen Anne-style home has been fully renovated, with much of its original grandeur preserved. It is an elegant venue for your next gathering, conference, bridal shower or romantic weekend getaway. Your possibilities with us are endless.
Our bed and breakfast rooms pamper you with the finest in European-style sleeping, with feather-top, queen-size beds and down duvets in each. A delicious gourmet breakfast at our inn will be the perfect start to a day of antique shopping or taking in one of Bay City's many year-round riverfront festivals, all just a short walk away.
Our formal dining and living rooms make The Webster a picturesque setting for hosting your company's conference or speaker, with a location that is convenient for those in the tri-cities and beyond. The historical touches inside the inn are as prevalent and breath-taking as they are outside, in a neighborhood that boasts some of the Midwest's finest majestic Victorian architecture.
Reward yourself with the most luxurious getaway Bay City, Michigan, has to offer. You deserve the best. You deserve The Webster.
Unique experiences at Historic Webster House
You’ll have a beautiful and elegant small wedding or vows renewal, thanks to your expert planner at Historic Webster House. We get the details right. You’ll have wonderful memories.
This lovely and intimate venue can accommodate a wedding party of up to 30, up to 14 of whom can stay overnight in our rooms, with double occupancy. Read more.
Beautifully appointed rooms on the first floor of Historic Webster House can be configured for many types of events for up to 30 guests. It’s a wonderful setting for a family party, a shower, a holiday event, wedding or renewal of vows. Of course, the B&B can accommodate up to 14 overnight guests with double occupancy, and a full breakfast for those guests is included.
What about holding your next local business meeting in a place that encourages collegiality and conversation? You could meet in our dining room, and use the living room and our business room for breakout sessions. Read more about events at Historic Webster House.
When you’re done admiring the extensive restoration and renovation that have made Historic Webster House one of the state’s most deluxe romantic getaway destinations, take a walk through the neighborhood to see some of the Midwest’s finest Victorian homes.
Want a souvenir from the past? Bay City’s historic downtown, just a short walk from here, offers the state’s largest antiques-store district.
In summer, catch a game of the Bay City Independents, a team that keeps alive the sport of baseball as it was played in the 19th Century — without gloves or fences.
Bay City offers Studio 23 for art from local and other Michigan artists, Delta College’s Planetarium, the Bay City Players, Michigan’s oldest continuously operating theater group, and a variety of different performances at the State Theatre.
The Dow Gardens in nearby Midland are world-class, with not-to-be-missed butterfly festival in spring and annual Christmas walk. The Midland Center for the Arts offers symphonic music and theater plus an art gallery and interactive museum of art.
Saginaw Valley State University houses the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum.
Twenty miles away in Frankenmuth, you are instantly immersed in the Bavarian culture of the area’s founding settlers from Germany. With family-style chicken dinners, interesting museums, unique shopping, and festivals almost weekly, Frankenmuth is Michigan’s busiest year-round destination.
Whether it be ice fishing or cross-country skiing, Bay City offers a wide variety of winter fun for every type of adventure seeker.
Six miles north of us is the Bay City State Park. This park has many well groomed trails for snowshoeing, winter hiking and cross-country skiing.
If fishing or snowmobiling is more your type of winter activity, then you are in luck! Bay City is surrounded with wonderful local spots.
The Bay City State Park has easy access for snowmobiles and ice fishing on the Bay. The Saginaw River is also a beloved location, just miles from the Webster House. Access the river by taking a quick four-minute drive downtown to Veterans Memorial Park.
For more extensive winter activities, take a 30-minute drive to Apple Mountain and enjoy the ski and snowboard slopes.
After your day of outdoor fun, return back to the B&B for a cup of tea or coffee and warm up by the fireplace.