About Us
Millpond Inn, a bed & breakfast is located in Clarkston, Oakland County, Michigan . Established in 1995 we have strived to provide a clean, comfortable and relaxing place to stay. The breakfasts are not just a meal but an event. 

While Clarkston is located on the northern edge of the Detroit suburbs, it has maintained the charm of a turn of the century small village. Take a walk around the Millpond (one mile) and view many of the historic homes and the old factory built by Henry Ford (now the Clarkston Mills.) Shop in the stores downtown. Eat lunch or dinner in one of three excellant restaurants within walking distance of the Inn. ( See our page on things to do for more about activities in the area)


Business Travelers

Business travelers from around the world have found the Millpond Inn to be a special place. Their stay is  a delightful respit from the drudgery of business travel. We offer free wireless high speed internet service, early breakfasts and a relaxing atmosphere all for their convenience. If you are making regular trips to this area, you will want to make this your home away from home. Special business pricing  makes us one of the best values in the Detroit/Flint area.

We are convenient for those doing business in Oakland County including the following communities: Clarkston, Independence Twp, Auburn Hills, Rochester, Waterford, Ortonville, Brandon, Davisburg, Pontiac, Lake Orion, Oxford, Grand Blanc, Holy and White Lake. We are one block from I-75 making us easily accessible to Flint and Detroit as well.
The Oakland International Airport is only 15 minutes - Flint's Bishop Airport is less than 30 minutes - Detroit Metro Airport is less than 60 minutes

 


It is about the Breakfast!

The breakfasts are not just a meal but an event. Fresh fruit, homemade 7 grain bread, homemade yogurt (this yogurt may be the best in the world), fruit juices, homemade bread French toast, pancakes including blueberry, walnut and cheese, organic amazing oatmeal, incredible omelets, a large selection of teas including Joan's own recipe for chai, and coffee are just a few of the selections served in the mornings around the breakfast table. This breakfast is talked about all over the world.
Breakfasts are not just about the food but also about the conversations. Topics are as varied as the guests who have included scientists, professors, celebrities, farmers, ministers, musicians, writers, executives, doctors, politicians, and from many of the countries in the world.

Because Joan is asked for the recipe for her yogurt constantly we are adding it here:
        Joan’s Yogurt
Ingredients
Starter: you need 8 oz of a natural plain yogurt  or
            A freeze dried yogurt product called  Yo’gourmet
Milk, any kind or quantity you like.  I use whole  and make a gallon at a time.  The gallon  of milk will make about two quarts of drained yogurt
The whole process takes 24 hours
Process:
Cook milk in a large covered  pot on  a medium low heat till a layer of bubbles covers the top.  This is between 180-190 degrees
Drop the heat to your lowest setting, crack the cover, and let it cook for and additional 1-2 hours
Remove cover and let milk cool to 110-115 degrees. NO HOTTER
Break holes in the skim around the edge and in the middle and add starter
If you are using yogurt as a starter take it out of the frig when you start cooling your milk.  This will allow it to warm a little
Wrap the covered pot in 2-4 bath towels to keep it warm and put in a warm spot for 10-12 hours.  I put mine on a griddle set at warm.  Hot water tanks and boilers also work well
Refrigerate the Yogurt for 2-4 hour.
Drain the yogurt in a colander lined with 2 layers of paper towels, in the Frig.  If you don’t want the skim in the yogurt spoon it off before draining  and use in smoothie
Reduce the yogurt by half 
To make fruit flavored add honey or sweetener to taste, a bit of vanilla  and any fresh, frozen fruit or even jam...Enjoy

With an easy access to I-75 we are minutes away from DTE Music Theater (Pine Knob), the Palace of Auburn Hills, Great Lakes Crossing Mall, Cantebury Village, Meadowbrook Theater and the Silverdome. Oakland County International Airport is less than 15 minutes away. Oakland University, Auburn Hills and Chrysler World Headquarters are less than 20 minutes. Flint, Troy, Rochester, Pontiac are less than 25 minutes. Even Downtown Detroit is only 35 minutes.