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.
The Wellington Inn B&B (Antiquites’ Wellington)
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.
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.