5-star reviews: What B&B innkeepers will do to wow you

September 12th, 2016 by Sandy White

How do Michigan bed and breakfasts with 5-star reviews earn all those 5-star reviews?

Dave from Midland, MI, says the innkeepers are the key ingredient. In a TripAdvisor review about the Chelsea House Victorian Inn in Chelsea, Dave wrote: “We have stayed an a number of B&Bs over the past years. It has been our experience that the quality of the hosts makes all the difference in how much we enjoy being at a particular B&B.”

For innkeepers who have the hospitality gene, the ways they cater to guests are, to them, so effortless that they don’t realize they’re doing anything unusual. But guests notice, even the small things. A couple examples:

Mike Venturini of Munro House B&B, which gets a lot of 5-star reviews

Mike Venturini at the front door of Munro House B&B, Jonesville. No matter what the hour, he’s wearing a smile and a University of Michigan shirt.

  • At Munro House B&B in Jonesville, no matter how late you need to arrive, owner Mike Venturini opens the front door with a smile. And then, by 6 or 7 a.m., he’ll be in the kitchen making a full breakfast. Mike’s cheerful attitude: “Guests come first, no matter how much it may inconvenience the proprietors.”
  • When a prospective guest called Frankenmuth B&B asking how to get from Flint’s Bishop International Airport to Frankenmuth, long-time innkeeper Bev Bender didn’t hesitate. “Don’t worry,” she said. “Tell me when your flight gets in, and I’ll pick you up.” Thirty miles one way. To Bev, it is just part of the service.

How to find a Michigan B&B with 5-star reviews

Search this site first because all Michigan Bed and Breakfast Association (MBBA) member inn are periodically inspected and approved by independent, trained reviewers. And what is MBBA’s promise to guests? That “you can rest assured of quality lodging, warm hospitality, enjoyable breakfasts and an exceptional experience.”

But we know you read online reviews, too. So, if you agree with Dave from Midland that the innkeepers make all the difference, peruse TripAdvisor and other review sites for nuggets like the following, all excerpted from recent published reviews. Click each inn’s name for more info.

The Heather House, Marine City: “One morning the men in our group planned an early round of golf and informed Helen. She insisted on preparing them a delicious, hearty meal and had them out the door on time! This is the kind of attention the innkeepers give their guests.”

Dove Nest B&B, St. Joseph: “We had a flat tire while we were there and John jumped right in to help my husband change the tire.”

More from Dave of Midland about Chelsea House Victorian Inn, Chelsea: When we called to book a room for our 59th wedding anniversary getaway, “Andy asked it we planned to attend the play at the Purple Rose Theater. We said we did. He asked it we had tickets. We did not. Andy then said he would place an order for tickets for us, which he did. Next, he asked if we

sunset over Arcadia Bluffs golf course

The guests had arrived on bicycles, so Bear Lake B&B’s innkeepers drove them to Arcadia Bluffs golf course, so they wouldn’t miss the sunset, complete with bagpiper.

would like to eat at the Common Grill before the play. We said we would like that, so Andy said he would put us on the wait list for 5:30 p.m. on the evening (of) the play. Needless to say, that was quite a favorable introduction to the Chelsea House Victorian Inn!”

‘The wedding fairy’ wowed them

Candlelite Inn B&B, Ludington: “At one point I asked if they had Sprite or 7Up. They didn’t, but within ten minutes, Gary knocked on my door with two 7Ups and stocked the fridge.”

Bear Lake B&B, Bear Lake: “Cindi and Greg … walk the extra mile for their guests. Just like that, they took us to Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club to enjoy a gorgeous sunset. We had traveled on bikes, so this was really an exceptional offer for us, which we did not expect at all.”

Hankerd Inn, Pleasant Lake: The reviewer had rented nine rooms for a wedding, including a cottage where the bride and bridesmaids dressed for the wedding. “You cannot imagine our surprise and delight to return from the reception to find that the wedding fairy had come in while we were gone and straightened up a cottage left in a whirlwind!”

Next time you want to experience a Michigan B&B with 5-star reviews, start your search here. Pick a city. Any city. It would be hard to go wrong.

B&B Beds are Best: Try One on for Size

August 29th, 2016 by linda

As the first “B” in Bed and Breakfast implies, Michigan’s B&B beds are best. They are uniquely luxurious, surrounded at some inns by opulence and at others by simplicity. They are also guaranteed fresh, clean and comfortable if the inns are members of the Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Association. That’s right: they are guaranteed by the association’s promise that each of its members is “Quality Assured.”

Don’t take our word for it: let pictures tell the story.

B&B Beds are Best for Simple Comforts

B&B Beds are best

A Dove Nest B&B

Visiting A Dove Nest B&B in Michigan’s Thumb is like retreating to a wilderness sanctuary without having to sleep in a tent. Instead, guests enjoy sweeping views of deer and wild turkey in their natural habitat of lake and marsh from the private deck outside Robin’s Roost. Here, the essence of simple comfort is luxury in its own right, proving B&B beds are best.

B&B beds are best

The Painted Turtle Inn

This guestroom at The Painted Turtle Inn in St. Joseph is a perfect example of simplicity made elegant. There’s nothing ornate to distract from a good night’s sleep. Clean lines and soft dove grays lull you like the lap of waves from Lake Michigan, viewable from every one of the inn’s five guestrooms.

B&B Beds are Best for Luxury and Opulence

Take The Kalamazoo House as a prime example. Wow! If a guestroom makes you feel transformed into a prince or princess and onto the page of a fairy tale, you know you’ve discovered the very definition of luxury and exactly why B&B beds are best.

B&B Beds are best

The Kalamazoo House

B&B beds are best

Castle in the Country Bed and Breakfast Inn

Webster’s definition of “luxury” is a condition or situation of great comfort, ease, and wealth; or something that is helpful or welcome and that is not usually or always available.  Surely this bed at Castle in the Country looks comfortable. The view inside and out is rich and welcoming. It’s probably not just like your bedroom at home… it’s definitely a place of ease that’s not always available in our day-to-day lives.

B&B Beds are Best for the Fanciful and the Artistic

Even for the elegant Historic Webster House in Bay City, this “modern medieval” guestroom is unique. You’ll likely not find another like it anywhere. It’s more proof that B&B beds are best.

B&B Beds are Best

Historic Webster House

B&B Beds are Best

Sherwood Forest B&B

Sherwood Forest B&B is just a block from Lake Michigan beaches. Wouldn’t you expect a beach theme — sails and anchors, paddles and fish nets? Each guestroom at this Saugatuck/Douglas B&B is distinctive: each is completely different from the others. “Tree Tops” is featured in the photo above. Another room is starkly “black and white,” another has a safari theme, another is Victorian…. take your pick from six!

The MBBA will feature photos of its member inn’s beds and guestrooms all this week on our Facebook page. We’d love you to visit us… and “like” us at the same time.

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Take a fall sailing adventure on a floating B&B

August 17th, 2016 by Sandy White

You’ll literally cruise into fall when you book a sailing adventure on Schooner Manitou, one of Michigan’s most unique B&Bs. A few cabins are still available for four-and six-day Northern Michigan windjammer cruises aboard the 114-foot ship starting September 7.

Take a fall sailing adventure

Your sailing adventure begins when Schooner Manitou casts off and sets sail.

Picture yourself on deck in Grand Traverse Bay as Captain Brett Derr gives the order to cut the dock lines and points the bow north. The buildings of Traverse City recede as warm September breezes fill the huge sails (all 3,000 square feet). You’ll get to know your shipmates quickly because Schooner Manitou accommodates a maximum of only 24 passengers.

The remaining berths on these windjammer cruises are filling up fast:

  • Take a fall sailing adventure

    Host those sails, Matey! Pitch in to help if you want or just watch the fun.

    Six-Day Explorer Cruise (Sept. 7-13, $939 per person)

  • Michigan Craft Beer Cruise (Sept. 15-19, four days, $769). Your guide will be Amy Sherman of Grand Rapids, a chef and craft beer aficionado. Yes, there will be special hors d’oeuvres and craft beer pairings for you to taste.
  • Star Gazer Cruise (Sept. 22-26, four days, $769). Your guide to the night sky will be Mary Stewart Adams of Harbor Springs, director of the Headlands International Dark Sky Park and host of a weekly astronomy program broadcast on Interlochen Public Radio.

What to expect on your sailing adventure

The exact route of your sailing adventure will be a function of wind and weather conditions. Manitou displaces 100 tons, meaning it’s a heavy ship  that will be comfortable in most sea conditions.

Take a fall sailing adventure

Where will you be when the sun rises? The only certainly is your surroundings will be lovely.

You can expect to see islands and scenic coastlines you could never see from a car, to anchor for the night in secluded bays where the moon and stars provide the only illumination, and to walk on beaches where yours may be the only footprints.

Take a fall sailing adventure

Your three squares each day are served hot from this 1926 Glenwood wood stove.

Throughout most of the sailing season, Schooner Manitou offers a variety of short-duration cruises near Traverse City and an overnight bed and breakfast experience culminating in a hearty breakfast prepared on “Cleo,” the ship’s wood-burning stove. On these September windjammer cruises, Cleo is kept busy all day, turning out healthy, home-cooked meals and snacks. All that fresh air will give you an appetite. And you’ll sleep like a baby in your below-decks bunk, equipped with fresh bedding, windows, lights, and ventilation. Plenty of headroom, too.

Take a fall sailing adventure

You’ll enjoy fresh, homemade breakfasts and dinners family style in the main cabin, and lunch buffets served topside.

Click here to plan your cruise. And next month, while trying your skills at the helm of Schooner Manitou, be sure to tell Captain Brett you heard about it here — from the Michigan Bed & Breakfast Association blog.

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June is Golf Month in Michigan

June 9th, 2016 by linda

June is Golf Month in Michigan, and there isn’t a Michigan bed and breakfast inn that doesn’t have notable links nearby. In a state that boasts more than 1000 golf courses, it’s not hard to see why.

June is Golf Month in Michigan

Nicholas DeGrazia, innkeeper at Adventure Inn, enjoys playing any of three highly-rated golf courses within 20 minutes of the B&B, located on Lake Huron between Port Huron and Lexington. Have an early tee time? The innkeepers will send you off with breakfast to go. (Click on the photo for information about the B&B.) 

June is Golf Month in Michigan – so match your favorite B&Bs with your favorite courses

June is Golf Month in Michigan

Arcadia Bluffs is noted for its stunning views of Lake Michigan and its sand dunes. If you go, you can stay close by at Arcadia House B&B and make it a true vacation. (Click the image for details about the course.)

How? We make it simple. On our easy-to-navigate website, you’ll find eight ways to uniquely explore the most popular activities across the state, including “18 Holes of Michigan.” Scroll down the page to see which of our quality-inspected B&B members are near golf courses — and which courses are nearby. You can book your stay with a single click. Don’t forget to book a tee time. We call it instant vacation!

Since not everyone loves to play golf as much as you do, you’ll find seven other categories of fun for those in your party who prefer to — explore Michigan lighthouses, brewpubs and wineries, shops and galleries and more. You can even plan your evenings together by visiting Michigan After Sunset before you even leave home.

Looking for golf specials and packages? New deals are posted almost daily, so check back often.

Golf Month in Michigan Celebrates with “The Loop” Grand Opening

The soon-to-open Loop at Forest Dunes Golf Club is an easy drive from several member B&Bs.

The soon-to-open Loop at Forest Dunes Golf Club is an easy drive from several member B&Bs.

One of three new Michigan golf courses to open this year and next, The Loop at Forest Dunes opens to the public June 27. Set in Roscommon along Houghton Lake, its called a “reversible” course — the only one in the world with 18 greens that can be played in two different directions. If you’re dying to be among the first to play it — in either direction, you can stay at association-member B&Bs within a short drive in Grayling, West Branch and Claire.

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Getaway for Memorial Day

May 23rd, 2016 by linda

Too late to getaway for Memorial Day weekend? Absolutely not. There’s not only time, there are great three-for-two deals and packages still to be had right here, offered by our own Pure Michigan bed and breakfast inns.

Getaway for Memorial Day with cake

Sample this Blueberry Upside Down Coffee Cake (see the deal)

B&B deals and specials are available all across the state, in every region, along two Great Lakes and on the shores of inland lakes. It’s a one-tank-trip no matter where you’re driving from.

Michigan bed and breakfast inns offer the best kind of getaways for Memorial Day weekend — the kind that require nothing more of you than getting there. Spend your mornings sipping coffee and eating a gourmet-quality, hot-from-the-oven breakfast someone else got up to make.

Getaway for Memorial Day Boating on Torch Lake

Celebrate with a boat ride on a Michigan lake. (see the deal)

Getaway for Memorial Day in luxury guestroom

Sleep like a luxurious dream. (See the deal)

Spend your days at leisure or at play, enjoying a taste of the local life from a holiday parade to a boat or a bike ride. Spend nights in luxury: try out a whirlpool tub for two; a long sit on on a porch or patio with a view; or dinner out and a movie, all capped by a night well slept on crisp, fresh linens in a room that’s clean and tastefully decorated for pure comfort.

Just click on any of the images to learn about the B&B pictured.

We’ve got getaway for Memorial Day deals and specials just a click away.

Visit our “Memorial Day Specials” on our “Specials & Packages” page. Be amazed at the cost savings and special offers you can enjoy this weekend. Discover offers for three night stays for the price of two. Find offers for free movie tickets, a boat ride included with your stay, discounts at local shops and eateries — even a treat-filled picnic basket to take with you on any adventure you choose.

Getaway for Memorial Day on Lake Huron Patio

Relax all weekend, indoors or out. (See the deal)

Visit our “Specials & Packages” page. You’ll be even more amazed at the number of cost-saving special deals and offers available in a huge range of categories from anniversaries, elopements, weddings and honeymoons to girlfriend getaways, murder mysteries, cooking classes, wine tastings and more. The fact is, Michigan B&Bs have it all… and you can experience it all at a Michigan B&B.

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Finding “Real” B&Bs

March 3rd, 2016 by linda

Finding real B&Bs can be difficult. You can be easily confused by AirBnB.com listings, for example. Some of them are real B&Bs, meaning they are legal, licensed, insured and pay taxes like good citizens. But many are part of a new fad called “home sharing.” They operate under the radar of local laws that require protections for you — little things like fire safety, health safety and insurance. They would like you to think they are legitimate, but they are copycats riding the coattails of a legal and regulated bed and breakfast industry built on quality hospitality, superior service, cleanliness, luxurious beds and baths and the best breakfasts in the world.

If you are looking for real B&Bs, you’ll know you’ve found them when you see this or something close to it in their directory listings, their advertisements and on their web pages. This particular statement below is from the website home page of The House on the Hill B&B:

Finding "real" B&Bs is confusing unless you know to look for a statement like this on their promotions.

This statement is excerpted from the website home page of The House on the Hill B&B    in Ellsworth. Click on the image for details.

Finding "real" B&Bs is as easy as clicking on the link to the Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Association's website.

The House on the Hill is one of more than 90 “real” Michigan B&Bs you’ll find by clicking this trusted resource.

The logo indicates this B&B is a member of the state association, which routinely inspects its members to ensure they meet exceptionally-high standards of safety, cleanliness and professionalism, to name a few. Like Michigan, most states have B&B associations and most of them have an inspection or review process. If you’re looking to book at a Michigan B&B that displays the association’s logo, you know it’s legitimate and law abiding. It signifies a guarantee of satisfaction. Look for a state association’s logo on a B&B’s website wherever you travel.

Finding real B&Bs means finding their state association’s “seal” of approval…

“Real” B&Bs are not always licensed and inspected if they are in rural or unincorporated areas. That’s where the association’s seal of approval comes in handy. But in most cities and towns, B&B’s are required to procure special land-use permits and be regularly inspected by the various departments of health and safety to continue their licensing from year to year. They must show proof of insurance — specialized insurance that applies to the commercial lodging establishments they are. Illegal home shares may call themselves “b&bs,” but they can’t declare themselves legitimate.

Now you know why it’s important to make sure the bed and breakfast inn you are booking clearly states its legitimacy. If it doesn’t, how do you know it’s a “real” B&B? Now that you know their dangers, you won’t want to stay at a fake.

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B&B Recipes Go Beyond Breakfast

February 22nd, 2016 by linda

Every bed and breakfast inn has a signature recipe, but innkeepers’ B&B recipes go beyond breakfast. Just look at the range of selections in Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Association’s online recipe cookbook.

B&B Recipes cover eight categories of good eating, from beyond breakfast to lunch, appetizers, starters, desserts and specialty drinks to dinner fare.

This B&B breakfast recipe will instantly crown you as the breakfast chef of your own kitchen.

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Ring. Click the image for the recipe.

Our newest online recipe entry is a Bacon, Egg and Cheese Ring from Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B in Grandville. It’s designed to make you a breakfast genius even if you’re not naturally inclined. As you can see, the ring looks impressive. It also tastes delicious and is amazingly easy to make. Click on the image to access and print the recipe.

B&B Recipes Go Beyond Breakfast to Sweet Endings…

B&B recipes go beyond breakfast to get rave reviews for healthier choices like flourless Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies.

Flourless Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies from Adrounie House B&B in Hastings. Click the image for the recipe.

B&B recipes go beyond breakfast at Michigan B&Bs that are members of Lake to Lake B&B Association including chocolate truffles.

Melt-in-your mouth Chocolate and Almond Butter Truffles. Click the image for the recipe.

Bed and Breakfast inns are known for their “bottomless cookie jars,” with “cookie” understating the array of dessert treats innkeepers prepare to wow their guests. Those “cookies” are as much a unique signature of the inn as its breakfast. Here’s a sample of the variety: Gluten-free Clementine Cake from Dove Nest B&B in St. Joseph and Susan’s Brownie Pie from Adventure Inn B&B on Lake Huron to German Apple Cake from Pentwater Abbey B&B on Lake Michigan. The cookbook features so much more, including Chocolate and Almond Butter Truffles, a brand-new entry from the innkeepers at Kingsley House B&B in Fennville. Check out the decadent plateful in the photo just above and to the left.

Are you convinced yet that B&B recipes go beyond breakfast?  Granted, you’ll find more recipes for breakfasts than in any other category in our online innkeeper favorites. So go ahead: visit Sweet Mornings and then Savory Entrees, Just Baked and Breakfast Extras. And be sure to bookmark the cookbook link so you always have ready access to the best of Michigan’s B&B best.

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Give a Valentine’s Getaway!

February 4th, 2016 by linda

I-love-you roses Valentine'sIf you want to make a lasting impression, give your significant other a Valentine’s experience so luxurious that even you couldn’t dream it up. Let Michigan Lake to Lake’s bed and breakfast innkeepers create the dream for you.

Discover the best dream getaways — romance packages and even a discounted deal or two — among those listed in our Valentine’s Getaways, one of more than 20 categories featured online in our “Specials” page. Nine premier B&Bs from one Great Lake to the other have put their dream offers on a single page for you to browse and choose.

Photo courtesy of Adventure Inn B&B.

Photo courtesy of
Adventure Inn B&B.

One B&B offers a discounted gift certificate for you to use later if the Valentine’s weekend isn’t convenient to get away. Another inn, while offering a great Valentine’s weekend with lots of extras, also offers a sizable discount if you choose to stay the weekend before or the weekend after. Still others make special romance packages available anytime during the month of February.

A sampling of the extra-special touches you’ll find include a bottle of bubbly along with fresh chocolate-dipped strawberries and an arrangement of roses waiting for you in your guest room; a gourmet dinner served in front of your in-room fireplace; a five-course dinner at a nearby fine-dining restaurant; dinner and a movie; dinner and live theater; or a couple’s massage for two — for the price of one. These are just a smattering of the packages available among our Valentine’s Getaways.

winter feet warmingImagine treating your special someone to any of these romantic experiences packaged just for you by innkeepers who know how to do it up right. Imagine treating yourself! You can always count on comfortable beds and luxurious linens, privacy or conversation as you choose, private and pristine baths and a fresh, hot and homemade breakfast in the morning complete with fresh fruit and fragrant coffee.

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B&B Holiday Review

December 30th, 2015 by linda

Before the door closes on 2015 and its holiday season, let’s look at how some of Michigan’s finest bed and breakfast inns uniquely decorated theirs for Christmas. (Click on the images to discover details of each B&B.)

Adventure Inn, a contemporary Lake Huron beachfront B&B

Adventure Inn, a contemporary Lake Huron beachfront B&B.

At Willow Pond, a B&B nestled in the countryside.

At Willow Pond, a B&B nestled in the countryside.

Adrounie House, a restored Queen Ann Victorian B&B.

Adrounie House, a restored Queen Ann Victorian B&B.








B&Bs often display the most beautiful Christmas trees.

The ubiquitous Christmas Tree, beautifully defined by Bellaire B&B.

The ubiquitous Christmas Tree, beautifully defined by Bellaire B&B.

Nothing cozies up a B&B stay during the holidays like a crackling fire….

Cocoa Cottage B&B showcases a bungalow style.

Cocoa Cottage B&B showcases a warm bungalow style.

The House on the Hill B&B reflects a traditional Christmas.

The House on the Hill B&B reflects a traditional Christmas.








….and nothing characterizes the uniqueness of each B&B like the holiday ornaments it displays.

It's no mystery why these are a favorite at White Swan Inn B&B.

It’s no mystery why these are a favorite at White Swan Inn B&B.

This detail from a decorated tree at Bellaire B&B is irrestible.

This detail from a decorated Christmas tree at Bellaire B&B is irrestible.

Well over 300 Snow Village vignettes add holiday magic to the Dutch Colonial Inn.








And last, but hardly least, we couldn’t leave Christmas at bed and breakfast inns without a peek at breakfast — that second and all important “B” in B&B.

A holiday isn't Christmas without admiring how Prairieside Suites sets the breakfast table for guests.

A holiday isn’t Christmas without sitting down to a holiday table like this one at Prairieside Suites.

Without further ado, we leave you now with reflections on a holiday season soon past and with best and brightest wishes for a terrific 2016.

From all of us to at Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Association to all our readers.

From all of us to at Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Association to all our readers.

B&B Mascots: Part 2

December 11th, 2015 by linda

Are pets a reflection of their human companions? If so, there are some pretty incredible innkeepers in charge of some of Michigan’s finest B&Bs. It’s a pleasure to introduce you to these amazing little personalities, each as distinctive as the inns they call home. (Find details of the B&Bs they live in by clicking on their images.)

Personable, intelligent and, despite his adorably-good looks, Rockie is quiet and self sufficient. Most guests at Saravilla B&B in Alma don't even know he lives there.

He’s personable, intelligent and, despite his endearingly-good looks, Rockie is quiet and self sufficient. Most guests at Saravilla B&B in Alma wouldn’t even know he’s there.

Now you see him: now you don't. Officially named "Orange Julius," this is one of two mousers who revel in their country lifestyle at At Willow Pond B&B in Fenwick.

Now you see him: now you don’t. Officially named “Orange Julius,” this is one of two mousers who revel in their country lifestyle at At Willow Pond B&B in Fenwick.

"Give me a kiss, Sweetheart." That would be Jose, the Yellow Nape Amazon parrot who rules the roost in the conservatory at Manistee's Dempsey Manor B&B and Victorian Tea Room.

“Give me a kiss, Sweetheart.” That would be Jose, the Yellow Nape Amazon parrot who rules the roost in the conservatory at Manistee’s Dempsey Manor B&B and Victorian Tea Room.

JuJu, a nine-year-old rescue pup, is the official greeter at the Kingsley House B&B in Fennville. He loves people, and he especially likes tummy rubs.

JuJu, a nine-year-old rescue pup, is the official greeter at the Kingsley House B&B in Fennville, located near the Lake Michigan shore. He loves people, and he especially likes tummy rubs.

This single survivor of a rescued feline family now manages the office of the B&B association. Miss Sarah co-exists with another rescue cat who wants nothing to do with the business of the organization.

This single survivor of a rescued feline family now manages the office of the B&B association. Miss Sarah co-exists with another rescue cat who wants nothing to do with the business of running the organization.

Sophia is not the seriously-adorable canine mascot of Hankerd Inn B&B in Pleasant Lake. A heart stealer, Sophia is a guest favorite and loves them back as much as they love her.

Sophia is the seriously-adorable canine mascot of Hankerd Inn B&B in Pleasant Lake. A heart stealer, this part Sitzu is “hypoallergenic” and a guest favorite who loves them back as much as they love her.

To be clear, you won’t find these pets underfoot or running here, there and everywhere when you arrive at any Lake to Lake-member B&B for your getaway. In many cases, the mascots are confined to the owners’ quarters. Those found in common areas are often allowed only when a guest asks to be introduced. They are never permitted in guest rooms. Innkeepers are highly sensitive to the fact that some guests don’t really care for animals. And they are even more sensitive to the possibility of guest allergies. That’s why you will always find the presence of animal companions fully disclosed on any member’s website.

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