Bed & Breakfast



Newly restored rooms courtesy of the Foster Trust

Wouldn't it be exciting to discover, experience, and stay at bed and breakfast, hotel or motel that is a bit out of the ordinary? Make your visit to Manistee, Michigan truly unique with an overnight bed and breakfast stay aboard the historic car ferry SS City of Milwaukee. The 360’ long ship was built in 1931 to transport passengers and rail traffic across Lake Michigan.

Today the SS City of Milwaukee provides the rare opportunity to stay aboard a steamship from an elegant, bygone era of transportation. Each passenger room or ship’s officers room is beautifully furnished in oak paneling with brass trim in the Craftsman style. Rooms accommodate between 1-4 persons.* 

Restrooms and shower facilities are provided for both aboard ship and on shore. Passenger lounge areas provide ample room for relaxing, reading, and games. Stroll the open outdoor decks of the ship. The open decks provide a nice opportunity to lounge, watch a sunset, or the sunrise over Manistee Lake. 

Continental breakfast is included and served each morning in the passenger dining room. Lodging aboard the SS City of Milwaukee is truly a memory making opportunity for persons of all ages. Come stay with us and let your imagination take over!

The ship is located alongside US 31 (Arthur Street) on Manistee Lake. The ship is just minutes from the Victorian charm of Downtown Manistee, The Riverwalk, Orchard State Park, local beaches, and Little River Casino.

We recommend booking well in advance. Due to the uniqueness of our boatel, availability can be limited.

Phone: (231) 723-3587


 Double beds room:  $85*

Single rooms and bunks:  $45* per person

The Four Boys' room:  $85*

Pullman Suite:  $85* (conjoining rooms with bunk beds)

Chief engineer $55*

*plus taxes

Please call to inquire for availability of specific rooms

Check- in is between 3pm and 7pm.
No check-ins after 11pm.

Opening for the Season for overnights 

May 31st

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Passengers Hallway

Executive Suite

Four Boys' Room - great for families

Radio Room

Continental Breakfast