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Michigan Bed and Breakfast

Michigan is a fascinating region to explore. When you consider it is the largest  state by landmass east of the Mississippi River, and yet, it’s a peninsula (a point of land surrounded on three sides by water), well, it just  demands a good exploration. And what better way to do it than staying at  one of its 400 bed and breakfast inns.

Michigan Bed and Breakfast
4.5/5

$239.00 - $359.00

PrairieSide Suites is a Grand Rapids, Michigan, Bed & Breakfast that offers guests a personalized, relaxing getaway while being an adult-only luxury escape within walking distance of pubs, restaurants & shopping. Every guest room at Prairieside Suites features a whirlpool spa tub, all season fireplace & king-size bed. All suites have been professionally-designed to provide comfort and pampering during your getaway experience. Additional room amenities include heated towel bars, fog-free mirrors, heated toilet seats and five of our rooms boast heated tile floors as well. Each room has a private table for two to enjoy daily free breakfast delivery, keyless entry and three of our rooms offer private outside entrances. Plus we offer couple’s massages onsite in a dedicated massage room. Guests love to enjoy our bottomless cookies and desserts in the kitchen available 24/7. While we operate as a Bed & Breakfast many guests tell us that we're their "Boutique Hotel" of choice. PrairieSide Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast has been recognized for a variety of awards throughout the years. We have been named the 3rd Best Overall B&B in North America, along with other top reviews and recognitions, placing us in the top 3% in the US. To ensure the ultimate relaxation experience for every guest, children and pets are NOT permitted on the premises.

Built in 1865, The Hotel Saugatuck, formerly the Twin Gables Inn, is the only original mill in the area still standing from the busy lumbering era. A Michigan Historic Landmark, it is rich in history having undergone several changes and functions, always being an integral part of the evolvement of the Saugatuck Community. It is dated in documents to 1865 when the Inn started out as an Ice House for the Clipson Brewery, which was situated in the back, at the bottom of the hill. It had a lot of rapid turnovers; it became a Tannery, a Door & Sash Company, and a Barrel Stave Mill owned by Francis B. Stockbridge and O.R. Johnson (Francis B. Stockbridge, an affluent businessman from the East Coast, had moved to Kalamazoo after he dissolved his partnership with O.R. Johnson. He entered politics and became a State Senator; he was also one of the builders of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. O.R. Johnson moved to Racine, WI and founded a company that exists to this day – the Johnson Wax Company.) It also was a boat building factory owned by the Charles & Henry Bird Family. At the turn-of-the-century, it became a boarding house owned by Jocoba Cappon, 2nd wife (a widow) of the first Mayor of Holland, Isaac Cappon.

For more than 90 years our South Haven bed and breakfast has been welcoming visitors to the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan, providing a relaxing setting to enjoy all South Haven has to offer. Built in the heyday of the resort era, today’s guests enjoy the same warm hospitality of yesteryear, combined with modern comforts. Explore the guestrooms at our South Haven MI resort, or learn more about the guest cottages. Start planning your vacation or weekend getaway in South Haven, Michigan today. Open all year in beautiful South Haven!

Innkeepers Dan & Jen invite you to experience casual elegance and Old World Charm on the Lake Michigan Coast at The Lamplighter Bed in Breakfast. Conveniently located one mile from the beautiful shores and beaches of Lake Michigan in downtown Ludington, this 1890's Victorian inn is situated along Ludington Avenue, just five blocks from shopping, antiquing, restaurants, breweries, ice cream, and entertainment. Three lighthouses, the S.S. Badger car ferry to Wisconsin, the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum and beautiful Ludington State Park are all nearby. Five well-appointed rooms or suites offers private, en suite bathrooms. Enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep in a queen or king-size bed framed in cherry, oak or antique brass. Relax in the jetted tub included in the Ansel Adams Suite or enjoy the large, custom-tiled walk-in shower in the Monet Room. Stay in touch with the outside world with complimentary WIFI, and cable channels on the flat screen TVs. A refrigerator with complimentary beverages, microwave, and freshly brewed coffee and tea are available 24/7, for all guests. Enjoy Michigan’s spring and summer seasons as you wander outside to enjoy the beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces. Read a book, have your morning coffee, or enjoy a glass of wine in the gazebo. We enjoy serving breakfast on the deck or patio – weather permitting, of course! In the cooler months of Fall and Winter, start and end your day by relaxing in front of the fireplace in our parlor. Dan & Jen look forward to serving you throughout your stay! Click the link to book direct and come experience all that The Lamplighter B&B and Ludington have to offer!

Antiquities Wellington Bed & Breakfast is a historical Traverse City landmark where gracious turn-of-the-century traditions are complimented by modern conveniences. This unique downtown Traverse City neighborhood location is within a short walk to fine restaurants, shops, recreational trails and the spectacular beaches of Grand Traverse Bay. Built by one of Traverse City's lumber barons, this spectacular mansion has been fully restored to its original grandeur and features period antiques throughout the hotels' nine guest rooms, dining room, library and living room. Each morning guests are treated to a sumptuous full breakfast in the turn-of-the-century dining room. Refreshments and snacks are always available in the guest kitchen located off the 3rd-floor ballroom.

The Leonard at Logan House is a Grand Rapids, Michigan, Bed & Breakfast in a historic inn providing an alternative to hotel lodging. We are located on Logan Street in the middle of one of the largest urban historic districts in the country, the Heritage Hill neighborhood. Our guests enjoy comfortable beds, gracious rooms, and modern conveniences during their stay in this turn-of-the-century mansion. The Leonard at Logan House was constructed in 1914 during a span of history known for social change, prosperity, and optimism. The home was energized by an influential Grand Rapids family, The Harry C. Leonards. The design of the home shows the Leonard family’s down-to-earth class and love for their guests. Whether in town for business or pleasure, a single night at the Leonard at Logan Bed & Breakfast will exceed your expectations while filling you with fond memories.

Saugatuck's Maplewood Hotel is a unique boutique hotel with a 150- year tradition of exceptional hospitality. Located on Butler Street in the heart of Saugatuck, you are walking distance to shops, fine dining, galleries and the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. The hotel is minutes from Oval Beach whether you transport yourself by car or ride the historic Chain Ferry across the Kalamazoo River to climb Mt. Baldhead stairs and walk the dunes. Lake Michigan can be enjoyed from the deck of the Star of Saugatuck Paddleboat or seen from the view scape of the Saugatuck Dune Rides.

Come indulge in Victorian luxury at the Canterbury Chateau Bed & Breakfast in Brighton, Michigan, just outside of Detroit. We offer 4 charming guestrooms with fireplaces and Jacuzzis. You are sure to have a peaceful sleep in our cozy feather beds, and wake each morning to the heavenly aroma of breakfast being freshly prepared. Please inquire about renting all 4 guestrooms and our other specials and packages.

Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast is a warm, inviting turn-of-the-century inn featuring seven uniquely themed rooms. The Romantic Retreat Suite offers a Jacuzzi for two, four seasons fireplace, and all the trimmings. Each welcoming room offers comfortable queen beds with high thread count linens, in-room baths, high speed internet, A/C, premium movie channels, DVD players, chocolates, and more. Enjoy attractive public rooms including an enclosed front porch, movie and game collections, decadent daily made-from-scratch desserts, snacks, hot and cold beverages, and a variety of ice cream and toppings. A classic scrumptious breakfast featuring many selections and many local options, is prepared to your liking when and where you wish! We enjoy serving gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian. Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast is open year round. You will be within walking distance to beautiful pure sandy beaches and parks, pier, SS Badger car ferry dock, and our quaint downtown with brew pubs, winery, shops, restaurants, antiques, galleries and more. Just a few miles away is the breathtaking Ludington State Park with beaches on two lakes, river, dam, lighthouse and miles of hiking trails. Since opening our doors in 2007, we have always been an inspected and approved member of Michigan Lake to Lake Bed & Breakfast Association, and are a member of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International. Outdoors are two decks, several sitting areas, along with a new water feature including a soothing waterfall effect. We are a family owned business with a passion for cooking and baking for our treasured guests.

Welcome to Jade Estate Inn, an elegant bed and breakfast in the heart of historic Allegan, Michigan. Choose from one of 6 beautifully appointed guest rooms with modern amenities including jetted tubs, fireplaces, free Wi-Fi, and flat screen TV's. Enjoy a complimentary gourmet 2-course breakfast each morning and fresh baked treats every afternoon. Conveniently located steps from shopping and dining in downtown Allegan, and short drive to the beautiful coastal towns of Saugatuck, South Haven & Grand Haven.

Escape from the ordinary to Martha’s Vineyard Bed & Breakfast, our private oasis in South Haven, Michigan. The inn is located on 4 lush, landscaped acres which provide an air of relaxed elegance, away from the hustle and bustle. We have our own private pond & fountain, as well as a private vineyard alongside the second fairway of the South Haven Golf Course. Choose from 11 elegant guestrooms, each with private bath & fireplace, and some with romantic whirlpool tubs.

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from $149.00

The Kalamazoo House is a historic Victorian and East Lake design that was popular in the mid-1800's. The Kalamazoo House is a 10-room bed and breakfast that is in downtown Kalamazoo, MI. Our lovely B&B, with its spacious accommodations and daily 2-course gourmet breakfast, is a perfect destination for just about any need or desire. Are you looking for a romantic getaway, or relax and rejuvenate yourself, or looking to try something new? Maybe, you'd like to stay in a safe walking distance to your son/daughter who is attending or looking to attend one of the colleges by us. No matter the reason, we will gladly greet you, assist you in your itinerary or just sit with you for a chat.

Come to the Lake N Pines Lodge located in beautiful Interlochen, MI for an unforgettable getaway to the Traverse City area.

Nestled across from the Boardman River Walkway, the Oviatt House Bed and Breakfast offers relaxing accommodations in beautiful Traverse City. The house was built in 1900 and all the original flooring and woodwork has been lovingly preserved. Guests enjoy relaxing in our gardens, with songbirds and the occasional hawk for company. We are conveniently located just two blocks from downtown and a number of great activities and restaurants.

This Traverse City, MI bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Michigan. Enjoy free breakfast and free high speed internet (WiFi).Our bnb in Traverse City provides original hardwood floors and beautiful home without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today!Click our link above to Book Direct for your next relaxing escape in Traverse City, Michigan.

A Breath of Heaven...where the heavens meet the earth! A Breath of Heaven is nestled on the Leelanau Peninsula conveniently near Traverse City, MI has two comfortable guest suites available in an elegant lodge setting. Couples and singles are invited to relax and get away from it all at our inn.

Country Hermitage Bed and Breakfast is just a few miles north of Traverse City, Michigan. The countryside B&B offers panoramic views of the beautiful East Grand Traverse Bay. We provide a romantic getaway where you can enjoy gourmet breakfasts, glorious sunrises and sunsets, stargazing, and our very own cherry orchards any time of year. World class golf, wineries, shopping and spa services are minutes away.

Victorian elegance from a lost age! The Dempsey Manor Inn's authentic antique furnishings complement the Museum's historic heritage. Lovely, quaint guest rooms are each uniquely decorated with one-of-a-kind Victorian furnishings and all the creature comforts demanded by wealth and privilege. You can wander and discover beautiful lush gardens on the grounds which surround three sides of the inn. Nestled in the center of the Northwestern Michigan coastline, The Dempsey Manor Inn and Museum is perfectly located for celebrating major holidays, a romantic getaway, the weekend break, a leisurely mid-week escape, and all outdoor recreational activities.

The Grey Hare Inn Bed & Breakfast offers panoramic vineyard, orchard, and scenic bay views in Traverse City, Michigan. Indulge in our elegant vineyard estate styled in the manner of a Provence/Tuscan farmhouse in the art of Northern Michigan Wine Country.

The Sleeping Bear Bed and Breakfast is nestled in the rolling hills of the Leelanau Peninsula in Empire, Michigan. We are a restful retreat where guests can rejuvenate and renew. Choose one of our five charming rooms for a peaceful night's slumber and when you awake, enjoy a gourmet breakfast and explore local attractions including the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Nearby Properties

Nestled on the shore of Lake Michigan in the tranquil village of Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin; the Blacksmith Inn On the Shore graciously melds contemporary amenities with bed and breakfast charm. Relax and unwind in a delectably private guest room at our Door County B&B. Each of our fifteen guest rooms offers a fireplace, in-room whirlpool, private balcony and a captivating harbor view.

This Algoma, WI bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Wisconsin. Enjoy breakfast followed by a delicious main dish, muffin and / or fruit served at 8, deck access from every suite and private shoreline on Lake Michigan. Our bnb in Algoma provides cable in every room and complimentary high-speed internet without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next sweet escape in Algoma, Wisconsin.

The Parsonage Inn is a Victorian B&B that was originally built in 1882. Located in the historic Heritage Hill in Grand Rapids, MI.

Historic home combining Victorian elegance with contemporary comfort located within walking distance to shopping and dining in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Guest rooms feature private bathrooms with whirlpools, fireplaces and wireless internet and Netflix. A full home cooked breakfast is served each morning with accommodations for dietary needs. Open year round with special rates for quiet season and whole house rentals. Pictures and more details can be found on our website or call us to discuss your vacation in person.

The Reynold’s House Bed and Breakfast in Sturgeon Bay, WI will take you back to the era of old fine craftsmanship. Explore the entire house’s intricately detailed oak paneling, myriad antiques and objets de arts. Reynold’s House is just a few blocks away from Sturgeon Bay's downtown dining, shopping, museums and arts.

An exquisite Door County bed and breakfast in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Featuring 18 inviting guest rooms and suites in four elegant turn of the century neighboring homes, furnished in antiques, queen or king size Victorian beds, oversize whirlpool & fireplaces. ..... sharing flower gardens, and a gazebo. We invite you to experience our world of gracious elegance, sincere hospitality, and attention to detail and quality in cozy rooms and extravagant suites. Explore Sturgeon Bay, Door County from your luxurious B&B hideaway.

The Black Walnut Guest House was built in 1889; renovated into a Bed & Breakfast 1994 - 1997 and named for the regal Black Walnut trees that tower over the front yard. The Black Walnut Guest House offers a unique lodging experience. Peace and quiet natural and organic. We are Travel Green Wisconsin rated and believe in buying local whenever possible as well as healthy options and Organic living. The Black Walnut Guest House offers an Organic breakfast served to your room at a time of your choice between 7:30 and 10AM. Coffee, tea and our famous cookies outside your door 24/7. Four rooms are available; two large rooms with Queen beds and two larger rooms; one with a Queen bed and a tower and one, the Arts & Crafts room, with a King bed and double fire place. All rooms have a private bath and an in room whirlpool tub, satellite TV, a small refrigerator and gas fireplace. Three rooms have a direct walkout to a large upper deck. Situated in a quiet neighborhood a few blocks to Sturgeon Bay's Historic downtown where you will find specialty shops, fine and casual dining, Door County Maritime museum, Door County Historical Museum, numerous Art galleries and Third Avenue Playhouse. We are like no other...make your reservation today. 920-743-8892 www.blackwalnut-gh.com

The Inn at Cedar Crossing Bed & Breakfast located in Sturgeon Bay, WI, offers the comfort and amenities of a romantic historic inn and enjoys a listing on the National Historic Register. Romantic couples, families and girlfriends getaways stay at the Cedar Crossing to enjoy antique-filled guestrooms with over sized canopied beds, inviting fireplaces and double whirlpool tubs.

This Sturgeon Bay bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Wisconsin. Enjoy a Home-made breakfast delivered to your suite and Private full bathrooms. Our BnB in Sturgeon Bay provides Common area with complimentary hot beverages, microwave and popcorn without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

The Garden Gate is a premier Victorian bed and breakfast. The Garden Gate is located near Sturgeon Bay's historical downtown where you'll find quaint shops, art galleries, fine restaurants, and scenic water fronts. End your day with an evening dessert...a good night's sleep and dream about your breakfast. Because..."Breakfast is our Signature."

Looking for an exceptional bed and breakfast in Door County? Look no further! The Chanticleer Guest House Bed and Breakfast is located just north of Sturgeon Bay, centrally located in Door County, Wisconsin. We look forward to your arrival!

The Juniper Inn puts you there… one-of-a-kind quaint towns, filled with intriguing history, artistry, unique boutiques, eateries, delightful festivals and just down our road is Peninsula State Park!

This Door County, WI bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Wisconsin. Enjoy a homemade breakfast, and an indoor current pool, and fitness room. Our BnB in Wisconsin provides a perfect balance of B&B charm and luxury resort amenities without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today!Click our link above to Book Direct for your next awesome escape in Door County, Wisconsin.

This Sister Bay, WI bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Wisconsin. Enjoy a, complimentary daily breakfast and free onsite activities like kayaking, canoeing, bikes to maximize your vacation budget. without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today!Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in Sister Bay, Wisconsin.

Hillside Waterfront Hotel, Ephraim, is a luxury bed-and-breakfast listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Select from five upscale rooms with private baths and balconies, and two newly renovated cottages.

Explore Michigan Bed and Breakfasts

From a romantic getaway and family reunions to a much-needed vacation or a more comfortable hotel alternative for the business traveler, Michigan bed and breakfasts provide a vast array of choices for the discerning explorer.

With a strong Native American Indian culture still very much evident juxtaposed with a maritime culture built on  what amounts to two inland seas, there is a great deal of variety to  investigate. Art galleries and museums provide visitors with an unending  illustration of how the earliest Native inhabitants of the region  evolved with the influx of the European trappers and traders of the 17th  and 18th-centuries.

Shipbuilding and its associated industries sprang up in the 19th-century as the shipping channels of the Great Lakes became the lifeblood for major commerce between the growing cities of Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Toronto, and Cleveland. The history of life on the lakes is well-documented in museums from metropolitan Detroit on Lake Erie’s western tip to the smaller towns of Holland, South Haven, and St. Joseph on Lake Michigan’s eastern shores.

    Activities

  • With enough fresh water to fill an ocean surrounding the state on  three sides, there is no shortage of adventures to seek out year-round.  Summertime brings boating, beach life, water skiing, swimming,  jet-skiing, and fishing that are just the start of life on the lakes.

    An absolute must-see destination is Mackinac Island. Located at the “tip” of the “mitten” between the Upper Peninsula and the Lower Peninsula (important lingo in the area!) and voted as a Top 10 US Island by TripAdvisor and USA Today, you won’t find any cars or chain hotels. However, there  are over 1600 rooms available, so that means there are plenty of B&B  options to discover. Once you disembark from your ferry ride, you will  quickly realize you’ve entered a different world and one you just might  not want to leave!

    The interior of the state is  mostly rural and carpeted with extensive tracts of beautiful  forestland. Camping, hiking trails, backpacking, and mountain biking are  all ways to explore this vast region, much of which is pristine and  unchanged from when the first Europeans arrived.

    Winter brings an  all-together different set of activities. Snowmobiling on the frozen  lake surfaces, ice fishing, ice hockey, and skating are winter staples  for the hardy sportsmen who don’t mind a chill with their hobbies.  Dedicated fishermen will set up insulated tents for days’ worth of  fishing above their favorite holes.

  • History

  • Before Michigan became the 26th state of the Union in 1837, it was inhabited by various  tribes of Native Americans for thousands of years. The state takes its  name from the Ojibwe tribe’s word michigami, which means “large water” or “large lake”. Part of the New France  colony based partially on the number of French explorers, France  retained control of the region until its defeat in 1762 by the British  in the French and Indian War. The British then ceded the colony to the fledgling United States after Britain’s defeat in the American Revolutionary War.

    It  became a territory in 1805, but some of its northern portions were  still under Canadian rule until it achieved statehood in 1827. As more  immigrants made their way to the “Water Wonderland” from Northern parts  of Europe, the latter part of the 19th and early 20th-centuries saw the  region become an important commerce and trade center.

    This was primarily due to the rapidly growing Great Lakes shipping industry. Products from manufacturing centers bulged from the  hulls of ships from the fast-growing northern cities of the US Midwest,  the Northeast, and southeast Canada.

    Michigan’s  diverse economies further strengthened in the 20th-century, but it hit  its stride with the advent of the automobile industry. Three of the  nation’s top car builders were located in the Detroit area, with massive plants rolling out hundreds of thousands of automobiles annually to an exploding population.

  • Natural Features

  • Among its many interesting oddities, Michigan is the only state comprised of two peninsulas, the “Mitten” and the  “Thumb”. The Upper and Lower Peninsulas are divided by Mackinac Straits,  not far from its namesake island. Being bordered by four of the five Great Lakes, the state also has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world.

    Nearly  65,000 small lakes and ponds populate the state due to the scouring  actions of glaciers that covered this whole region up to a mile thick  with ice about 18,000 years ago. As the glaciers retreated, they left  behind natural depressions, sinkholes, waterfalls, and canyons that  still provide limitless fresh surface and groundwater for wildlife,  forests, and farms today. Surprisingly, the numerous rivers are short  and shallow, unnavigable for most boats.

    Boasting  a total of 78 state parks, 19 state recreation areas, six state  forests, no other state in the US can rival the number of state and  federally protected areas Michigan possesses. The Upper Peninsula is mostly forested, with approximately  350,000 people inhabiting a region greater than Connecticut, Delaware,  Massachusetts, and Rhode Island combined.

    The rocky coasts of the Lake Huron and Lake Michigan support an astonishing number of over 150 lighthouses, many of which  are still-functioning relics of a bygone era, while others are marvels  of modern technology.

  • Food and Drink

  • Those not familiar with Michigan cuisine will undoubtedly be entertained by some foods names native to  the state, if not the fare itself. Perhaps best known across the state  is Mackinac Fudge, made locally but shipped across the US and beyond.  The Coney Dog, with its all meat toppings, white onions, and yellow  mustard, yields a unique taste all its own. Detroit Pizza is rectangular with a thick crust and topped by Brick cheese.  Additional toppings are next, then followed by tomato sauce. Sounds  kinda upside down, eh Detroit? Delicious, no doubt!

    Traverse  City is famous for its tart cherries and all the delightful pastries  and jams that come from them. A small town dish with big Bavarian  flavor, Frankenmuth chicken is to die for. Chapati sandwiches are deceptively simple but with a killer sauce, it is favored by the large Middle Eastern immigrants in the Ann Arbor and Detroit areas. Last but not least in the interesting food names domain are paczkis.  Say what? A delightful Polish pastry, they are filled with any number  of fruit, jams, or puddings and topped with confectionary sugar.

    More than 140 wineries populate the state. Based on unique glacial soils found only in Michigan,  the grapes harvested from these soils offer nuanced flavors and  bouquets pleasing to the most discerning palates. You are sure to find  something new that will enhance your B&B stay.

    Fifth in the nation in breweries, microbreweries, and brewpubs, Michigan's  craft beer movement has become quite the sudsapalooza. Bottomless lakes  of clean, clear water left behind by the glaciers and filtered through  the bedrock and soils over centuries provide the basis for brew few  other locations anywhere have access to. A fistful of chapati sandwiches  washed with an IPA sounds just right!

  • Things to Do

  • Hunting and fishing first come to mind for many Michiganders as well  as visitors seeking outdoor adventure. As one of the top auto-producing  centers globally, Detroit car shows, museums, and competitions can be found any given day  throughout the year. Car enthusiasts from the world over flock to their  favorite dealerships and collector competitions to see the latest, the  coolest, the loudest, and shiniest Chevy, Ford, or GM product.

    Historical  markers across the state could be used to plot out a worthy  connect-the-dots tour linking many of the natural scenic areas and  historical spots. And while you’re touring the state’s interior, a stop  in Traverse City in Northern Michigan will bring you back to civilization and all the services you could  want. It is a decent-sized town that serves as the aviation center for  the state’s north region and is home to thriving private jet operations.

  • Weather

  • Michigan’s  weather is an interesting mix of what is termed continental climate.  The central and southern portions of the Lower Peninsula are warmer with  hot summers and cold winters. Average temperatures run from the low 80s  in the summer to the low 20s in the winter. While high humidity levels  make a summer day feel hot and sticky, rarely does it get much warmer  than the upper 80s. Winter lows can reach well below average though,  courtesy of icy winds from the far North. Thunderstorms can be  surprisingly violent in the southern part of the state all summer.

    The  northern segment of the Lower Peninsula and most, if not all, of the  Upper Peninsula, sees shorter summers with lower highs, lower lows, and  much colder, longer winters. Weather oddities will see the occasional  tornado in the southern section of the state. And “lake effect” snow can  impact the entire state as cold air from Canada often picks up lake  moisture on its way south, further intensifying snowstorms.

Michigan Bed and Breakfast FAQ

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  • Most Romantic Bed and Breakfast in Michigan

    With so much natural beauty in abundance across this expansive state, finding the most romantic bed and breakfast in Michigan is challenging, to say the least. “Most romantic” being a purely  subjective term, it probably comes down to who you’re with and the state  of mind you’re in.

    Grand scenery with rolling hills carpeted with  endless forests, wide-open lakeside sunsets, walking hand in hand along  one of the countless beaches, or snuggling under a blanket next to an  open-air fireplace, a glass of wine close by, make it easy to fall in  love all over again. With the love of your life, or with Michigan. Why not both?

  • Bed and Breakfast Saugatuck Michigan

    Another lakeside jewel can be found just up the shore at Saugatuck.  Its early days began as a center for the timber industry where the  harvested trees were milled. The town has remained small and has several  boutique inns and B&Bs for a relaxing weekend away, a wedding, or a  family reunion.

    Visitors to The Hotel Saugatuck, possibly the best bed and breakfast in Saugatuck, Michigan, have the added advantage of proximity to Kalamazoo Lake as well. Built in 1865, it is the only original lumber mill in the  area, and those interested in learning more about this once great  industry that helped build America will find plenty of comforts at this  18 room retreat.

    Serendipity Inn is a cozy little inn with two guest rooms and a separate, private cottage. The Saugatuck Center for the Arts is just across the street, and the mysterious, majestic Saugatuck Dunes are just minutes away.

  • Why Stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Michigan?

    You wipe away frost from the inside of the window, again, for that beautiful view you can’t seem to get enough of. An impossibly comfortable chair  beckons near the fireplace. This is why you chose this boutique country  inn over just another hotel room. Pamper versus pragmatic. Boutique  hotels have a way of winning their guests over like that.  Host-friendliness, coupled with a romantic getaway and aesthetically pleasing Victorian architecture rounds out the sensory delight.

    Bed and breakfast inns work hard to please their guests and with good reason. Innkeepers are passionate about the service they provide. While comfort and  extravagance are at the forefront of the guest’s experience, the hosts  are extremely safety-conscious to ensure all rooms and facilities are  safe and clean. This includes precautions about the current state of  affairs with Covid-19. Speak with your hosts at check-in to address any questions you may have regarding their health and safety protocols.

  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a bed and breakfast in Michigan?

    Amenities at your favorite bed and breakfast inn can range from the expected to the luxuriant. Free wifi, baby-soft linens, the option of a Jacuzzi, and organic bath products are often staples today in all guest rooms. Other basics can include free parking, bicycles for about-town touring, snowshoes, and cross country skis.

    Many  inns will offer a private bath or whirlpool tubs. The height of luxury  is a fireplace nearby for added ambiance, especially when booking a  private guest house. Farm-to-table freshness can be counted on with any gourmet breakfast enjoyed in the dining room or the comfort of your room to enhance the beautiful view from your window. Though not needed during most of the year, air  conditioning may be helpful during the humid summer months, especially  in the Lower Peninsula. Be sure to check your inn’s website or with your  host before making reservations if you feel this is necessary.

  • How can I get around Michigan?

    The most convenient air service to Michigan is by way of Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). Although located in the state’s southeast corner, drive times to points  west and north are very reasonable. An alternative air destination  would be Traverse City regional airport that puts you much closer to, say, Mackinac Island and the Upper Peninsula as well. All major carriers serve DTW but utilize regional jets for most flights statewide.

    Driving across the state to Grand Rapids near the west coast is a manageable 2 ½ hours, northwest to Traverse City 4 hours, and Mackinac Island a total of 6 hours.

    For B&Bs located on Main Street or near the historic district of the small town you choose to visit  will have easy access to desired attractions including shops,  restaurants, and museums often within walking distance of your inn. For ventures farther afield, consider a bike ride for some  exercise or the convenience of a cab, Uber, or rental car.

  • What Are the Different Types of B&Bs in Michigan?

    Locating the best bed and breakfast in Michigan will depend on knowing what you’re seeking and having a good idea of  where to find it. Looking for something deep in the woods to immerse  yourself in a forest? A lakeside cottage with an outdoor fireplace to  take in the evening’s silence? Perhaps a winter retreat close to a small  inland lake for some ice fishing and snowmobiling to test your mettle  against the elements.

    Maybe it’s time to set aside a hectic life and reconnect with that special someone. You’re bound to find the perfect Michigan bed and breakfast getaway with a little time on the internet and some “field research.”

  • Bed and Breakfast Grand Haven Michigan

    Completing a treble of small lakeside towns is Grand Haven, located just south of Muskegon. The Looking Glass Beachfront Inn provides inspiring panoramic views of Lake Michigan from the open-air deck. The inn is within walking distance of downtown Grand Haven if you’re up for a two-mile round trip trek.

    Lakeshore Inn is a fully renovated 6500-square foot mansion with 200 feet of private beach. Just a 3-hour drive from Detroit or Chicago, the beautiful inn caters to the most discerning guests in each of its four rooms.

    A relative newcomer to the B&B scene in Grand Haven is the Harbor House Inn, built in 1987. Boasting 17 guest rooms and overlooking the Grand River, this classic Victorian inn has spared no expense for those seeking a more contemporary bed and breakfast experience. Amenities include private baths in each room, and there is a  boardwalk for strolling nearby that leads to shops and restaurants in  the downtown area.

  • Bed and Breakfast South Haven Michigan

    Small, secluded, lakeside, quiet. Southwestern Michigan specializes in it. South Haven bed and breakfast says it all for a relaxing destination to rest and unwind. Located on Lake Michigan's eastern shore all by its lonesome, this may be the perfect escape from an amped-up world.

    When  most people hear the name Martha’s Vineyard, they immediately think of  Massachusetts and New England clam chowder. Well, this is Michigan’s version all rolled up in a gorgeous B&B just waiting for you. Martha’s Vineyard Bed & Breakfast has 12 guest rooms and the advantage of a golf course right next door. Four beautifully  groomed acres and a private vineyard guarantee a relaxing stay or a romantic getaway as you dial down life for a while.