Heather House

Marine City, Michigan

All six guest rooms of the Heather House have en suite bathrooms and private outdoor balconies, some overlooking the St. Clair River, where except for a couple winter months, you can expect to see a parade of lake freighters, ocean-going ships, tugboats and barges, pleasure boats and even the occasional cruise ship, military vessel or tall ship.

Amenities include cable TV, Wifi, central air conditioning, hair dryers, irons and boards, along with beverages and snacks. A large living room looks out on the river and boasts a wrap-around porch for relaxing and watching the freighters. The upper turret has books and games along with a beautiful view of Canada across the river.

A gourmet breakfast is served in the formal dining room, or if you prefer something more intimate, you may pick one of many spots throughout the house to dine. Custom dinners can be arranged ahead of time as well.

The Heather House may also be reserved for small or large events — from weddings to business retreats and everything in between. Be a guest at your own party.

The home is open year-round and we are happy to customize discounts for large groups or consecutive nights. Monthly specials are available on our website.

Unique experiences at The Heather House


How can you miss when the St. Clair River is at the front door with a constant parade of pleasure boats and freighters passing by at all hours. Nothing better than the sound of a freighter’s deep horn in the fog. Imagine where they are going as you rock on the wide Victorian porch? Charter an excursion for fishing or simply sightseeing on the river if you want to get closer. Or hop on the biking/hiking trail that passes through Marine City, near the water, on the way from Port Huron to Algonac.


Have you seen the photo of the inn? Takes your breath away. Imagine your wedding or rehearsal dinner or shower here.  Or a birthday or anniversary celebration any time of year. Six rooms with en suite baths, spacious parlors and dining room, and an extraordinary wrap around porch. Picture your day there? Fittingly, the historic Heather House was built in 1888 by a ship’s captain. Perfect ambiance for any occasion or a milestone weekend. Call the innkeepers to create your own package for the special event.  Let them make it your way.


Could you ask for more? Stunning, historic mansion built in 1885, fittingly, by a ship’s captain. Large, beautifully appointed parlor and dining rooms and an accomplished, award-winning chef offer the perfect ambiance and service for showers, family reunions, girlfriends’ getaways, Christmas parties, or any special occasion you can name. Easily accessible from anywhere in the five-county metro area, yet set in the charming river town of Marine City. Bring your ideas and make it your own. Then stay for the night or the weekend, so you don’t have to drive home. Just imagine it! The St. Clair River is even at the front door for watching the freighters go by to places all around the world.


The ingredients for breakfast are fresh and much is actually grown on the property. Enjoy your breakfast in the spacious dining room and take your coffee to the wide Victorian front porch to watch the freighters and pleasure boats go by on the St. Clair River. Cooking classes are also offered, with advance reservations, by an award winning chef, who also happens to be the innkeeper. Plan your special event or sit down for your own enjoyment. It’s all here.

Historic Charm

When we first saw the photo of the mansion that is the Heather House, it took our breath away. Wow! Inside and out it is spectacular. Built in 1885, fittingly by a ship’s captain to face the St. Clair River, you could rock all day on the wide Victorian front porch and watch the freighters and pleasure boats power past. Inside, the appointments match the opulence of its first owner, with parlors, dining room, and six en suite rooms for your comfort. Guests come back again and again to experience this perfect get away from past eras.


Perfect for that romantic weekend with your significant other with the St. Clair River flowing past. Special touches everywhere. All en suite baths, including two with fireplaces and jacuzzi tubs. Gourmet breakfasts, luxurious bedroom appointments, river views to Canada and a private balcony. Boutique and antique shops, and small restaurants if you want to venture out. Charter a river excursion if you wish. But best is the quiet and privacy of your romantic stay in this spectacular inn.

Guest Rooms: 6

 Who We Are:

Helen and Mark Lally



409 North Main Street, Marine City, MI, USA 48039