Hotels

Though Chelsea has many charms, its walkable downtown district – with restaurants, shops, and actor Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theatre Company – often seals the deal for visitors. Those looking to stay in the heart of town should consider the gorgeous Chelsea House & Victorian Inn. The home was originally built in 1878 for Michigan State Senator James Gorman, who’d not only been a politician, but also a lawyer and a cigar manufacturer (talk about a multi-tasker). Meanwhile, those planning to make a trip or two into Ann Arbor during their stay should consider the Baymont Inn & Suites or the Comfort Inn & Village Conference Center, which are both located on the east side of Chelsea, near the highway.