Michigan Bed and Breakfast Inns Celebrate the Holidays!

There are 128 Bed and Breakfast members of the Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Association. That means there are 128 inns uniquely decorated to light up your holidays. Here are a few of them.

Inn at Old Orchard Road

The Inn at Old Orchard Road in Holland is all dressed up for Christmas. Innkeeper Elizabeth DeWaard even decorates the gazebo for the holidays with green swags, red bows and a "santa" sleigh filled with presents.

 

The Wellington Inn B&B (Antiquites’ Wellington)

Innkeeper Barbara Rishel annually hosts "The Inn at Christmastime" in Traverse City, opening the doors of the The Wellington Inn downtown to give the public an opportunity for a "look see" on the two Sunday afternoons preceding Christmas. Local designers "deck the halls," covering every square inch of the landmark home with holiday decorations. Musicians perform throughout and hot mulled cider and traditional sweets are served in the third floor ballroom.

 

Few B&Bs — or businesses of any kind — are open for business on Christmas day. Jittka and John Nelson, innkeepers at Dove Nest Bed and Breakfast in St. Joseph, found themselves looking at an empty nest this season and decided to open their B&B on Christmas Day. Since their Christmas no longer looks the way it used to, they figured other people equally dread facing the holiday alone. So they are opening their home on Christmas to overnight guests.

Dove Nest offers this unique special: Arrive December 24 and stay two nights or more. Wake up late on Christmas to a three-course, from scratch breakfast. Enjoy the day. Walk the Lake Michigan beach or window shop downtown.  Return for Christmas dinner in front of a log-burning fireplace and the real Christmas tree.  Then go to sleep in peace and awaken to another scrumptious three-course breakfast.

Come alone or as a couple or bring a friend. Dinner includes appetizer, soup, main course, salad, desert, coffee, tea and beverage. Snacks and beverages throughout the day are included in the $60 per person package added to the cost of the guest room. Book through the Dove Nest website or call 269-429-2211.

The Kalamazoo House

Laurel Parrott is innkeeper at The Kalamazoo House in downtown Kalamazoo. She collects Santas like these and places them all around her holiday-dressed Victorian B&B for the amusement of her guests. She calls these her "resting Santas."

Munro House B&B and Spa

This Christmas tree at Munro House B&B and Spa in Jonesville is twice as tall as innkeeper Mike Venturini. He, his wife, Lori, and friends who don't mind climbing ladders decorated all 12 feet of this fabulous fir with a grand total of 3000 lights and 3000 decorations.

Visit more Lake to Lake Bed and Breakfast Inns on the association’s website. All are regularly inspected and approved by trained, third-party professionals. Enjoy a night’s stay any time of year.

 

 

 

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