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Michigan B&Bs Offer September “Specials” for Grown-Up Fun!

September 7th, 2012 by linda

In the wise words of the innkeepers at Kalamazoo House, “Kids are back in school — it’s time for grownups to have fun.” How true. That’s why Kalamazoo House is joining more than a dozen other fine Michigan bed and breakfasts to offer special deals available this month only. Subscribers to Pure Michigan’s monthly e-blast read about them first but, hey, we’re not keeping them a secret.

End-of-summer specials can be found at bed and breakfasts in every region of Lower Michigan. Some offer discounts, others entice you with room upgrades or extras. Most require minimum stays. Several are Sunday-through-Thursday deals. Click the links, read the offers, and book your September escape now.

 How about a romantic wayside picnic? After your four-course breakfast at Teaspoon Bed and Breakfast, Mio, pick up a picnic basket filled with goodies and set out to explore nearby Amish country or to canoe a stretch of the AuSable River. At Willow Pond, a country B&B overlooking a pond near Fenwick in Southwest Michigan, you’re also in Amish country. The innkeepers pack a picnic basket that includes bottled fruits of the vine, a cheese selection from Farm Country Cheese House, homemade French bread and more.

 Is a restaurant meal more your style? Book a three-night weekday stay at Victoria Resort Bed and Breakfast, South Haven, and get $25 toward lunch at your choice of three local eateries. Or, on the Lake Huron shore, book one of only three available two-night stays at Adventure Inn Bed and Breakfast, and get $50 toward dinner at one of two water-view restaurants in nearby Port Huron.

What else is cooking? Ask Chef LaPerriere when you and your girlfriends schedule a hands-on culinary weekend at Sherwood Forest B&B, Douglas. How about getting out on the water? Choose a three-night stay at House on the Hill Bed & Breakfast, Charlevoix, and get two boarding passes for a Lake Michigan or Lake Charlevoix cruise aboard the Keweenaw Star. Get a two-hour motor yacht cruise for up to six persons on equally lovely White Lake when you book a September stay at White Swan Inn, Whitehall.

 How about some sightseeing in one of the most happening and walkable downtowns in Michigan? Book three nights in any fireplace room at Kalamazoo House and get free admissions to three major attractions plus valuable coupons.

How about a good old-fashioned discount? At Serendipity Bed and Breakfast & Suites, Saugatuck, save 10 percent on a two-night stay. At either Castle in the Country Bed and Breakfast Inn, Allegan, near Saugatuck, or State Street Inn, Harbor Beach, get a third weeknight free when you stay two. At Dewey Lake Manor B&B, enjoy a pedal boat or canoe, perhaps a bonfire while savoring your discount of half off the second of a two-night midweek stay.

So, what about some grownup fun without leaving the bed and breakfast? At Historic Webster House, Bay City, you can get a night’s free use of the inn’s deluxe spa room (jacuzzi, sauna, rain shower) when you book a two-night, Sunday-through-Thursday stay. Or rekindle romance when you book a one-, two- or three-night stay at award-winning Prairieside Suites, Grandville, a Grand Rapids suburb. Deals vary; up to $125 off.

Each of these unique Michigan bed and breakfast inns offering grown-up escapes this September are members of the Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Association. To join and to retain membership status, each must pass inspections by trained professionals who review each inn for well over 100 standards of quality and safety. A great getaway is virtually guaranteed when you rest your head in a Lake to Lake member’s bed.

It’s Not Too Late For Great Fall Deals at Michigan Bed and Breakfasts

October 15th, 2011 by linda

Enjoy great deals at Michigan B&Bs from now through Halloween! You won’t believe the variety of packages and specials being offered in beach towns, cities and countrysides from one Michigan lake shore to the other — all across the state.

Need some ideas? How about scouring a multitude of Amish shops within a two mile radius of Teaspoon B&B in Mio, armed with a picnic basket stocked with home made goodies prepared by the innkeepers?

Capture the colors, still vibrant along the southwestern Lake Michigan shoreline, while enjoying half off your third night’s stay at beautiful Victoria Resort B&B in South Haven. Take advantage of some of the best apple picking, corn mazes and all the trappings of the fall harvest season when you stay at Sherwood Forest B&B near Saugatuck.

Book at two-night stay at At Willow Pond B&B near Greenville, and enjoy a complimentary trail ride on horseback and an open fire cookout at the pond, topped off with s’mores and hot cider.  From Parish House Inn in Ypsilanti, you can enjoy the autumn foliage while strolling along the Huron River from Downtown to Depot Town.

“Up north” in Bellaire, innkeepers at Grand Victorian B&B will supply you with driving maps, insider tips on where to go and what to see — and give you $20 to help pay for your gas. Just a sneeze north of Detroit, enjoy star gazing from the dock at Linda’s Lighthouse Inn in Algonac on the St. Claire River or warm cider and a bonfire on a private piece of Lake Huron beach at Adventure Inn in North Lakeport. 

These are just a few of the autumn specials offered by a host of members of the Michigan Lake to Lake Bed and Breakfast Association. Many offer rate discounts in addition to unique packages and activities. You can find them all right here.

These specials are part of monthly “eDeals” published by Travel Michigan. Discover even more fall deals by visiting its Pure Michigan website.


It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over! More Michigan B&Bs Offer “Dog Days of Summer” Savings Specials.

August 25th, 2011 by linda

Summer ain’t over yet! To prove it’s true, four more Michigan Lake to Lake member B&Bs  have added “Dog Days of August” special offers to those featured in the original “Dog Days” blog, posted just last week.  Their motto: Never say never. Live summer to the hilt!

Serendipity Bed and Breakfast & Suites invites you to enjoy the last summer days of Saugatuck even more by taking $20 off any two-night-minimum stay, Monday – Thursday through September 22.

Seymour House in South Haven also offers special low pricing for a minimum two-night stay any Sunday through Thursday until mid October. Enjoy a Jacuzzi room for just $119 or a non-Jacuzzi room for only $109.

Teaspoon Bed and Breakfast in Mio, in the heart of Michigan’s Northeast region, invites you to shop and enjoy Amish Country, located all along the back roads within three miles of the inn. Enjoy hot tub/fireplace rooms, a four-course breakfast on crystal and china and a picnic basket filled with baked goods and summer goodies priced at just $199 for a two-night stay through September.

Down in the southeastern region of the state, Munro House B&B and Spa in Jonesville is offering  a couple’s choice of any standard guest room for just $99 or a Jacuzzi room for $129. This special is so dog-day hot, it’s offered ONE NIGHT ONLY, this Sunday, August 28.

Take a look at all the Dog Days of Summer specials here!

Take advantage. Enjoy.


“Dog Days of August” Specials Make Michigan B&Bs Even More Affordable

August 23rd, 2011 by linda

Ahhh. These hot, sultry late August days are the Dog Days of Summer. Michigan Lake to Lake-member bed and breakfast inns are doing their part to turn up the heat with unbeatable mid-week money-saving offers.

Take 25 percent off a Monday – Thursday stay at Country Hermitage B&B, a 400-acre cherry plantation in Williamsburg, within gazing distance of the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay and  just minutes from downtown Traverse City. Enjoy three outdoor decks, lawn games, a fire pit, a fishpond, WiFi, XM radio and HDTV. Gourmet breakfast is served every morning and baked treats are served every afternoon.  The offer is good from now through the end of September.

Sirius: the dog star, is the brightest in the night sky. It's the key to understanding what's meant by "Dog Days of Summer."

On the other side of the state, on private Lake Huron beachfront, Adventure Inn is helping retired teachers celebrate their emancipation from schoolbooks and grading papers. As a thanks for their service, the inn is offering retired K through college-level teachers two nights in one of their two lakefront rooms, with 33 percent off the second night, any Sunday through Thursday until the end of August.

So what are “dog days?”  Back in the days of the ancients, the skies were clear of today’s pollution. The Romans identified constellations of stars by their shapes and gave them the names of animals like bears, bulls and dogs.

The brightest of the stars in the “big dog” constellation, Canis Major, is Sirius, which also happens to be the brightest star in the night sky. In fact, it’s so bright, the ancient Romans thought the earth received heat from it.  It was considered a second sun.

While you can easily see Sirius in January from the northern latitudes, in late summer, the constellation rises and sets with the sun. The ancients believed the heat of Sirius added to the heat of the sun, creating a stretch of hot and sultry weather.

There you have it: the dog days of summer, named after the dog star Sirius, is as good a reason as any for B&Bs to celebrate with special offerings. Check the “Specials and Packages” page on the Lake to Lake website often for new Dog Days of August and other categories of cost-saving specials.

It’s Spring! Give us a Break!

March 2nd, 2010 by insideout

Now that March is finally here, it’s time to start scouting ways to break out of winter.

All month long, “Journey to the Sugar Bush” at Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter. Experience the history and the making of maple syrup. Tap a tree. Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Pure Michigan maple syrup. At the end of the day, rest assured at a Lake to Lake-member bed and breakfast inn in nearby Chelsea, Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti.

Maybe you prefer a little “up north” fun. Discover All Things Irish in Bellaire, March 12 – 14. If you’re looking for thrills, race down Schuss Mountain at nearby Shanty Creek on a sled you make yourself at the annual downhill Cardboard Classic Race. When you’re looking to put your tuckered-out head in a luxurious bed, look no further than these Lake to Lake-member bed and breakfast inns.

Taste a variety of beers creatively crafted by renowned Michigan beer artisans at The Art of Beer Festival in Benton Harbor/St. Joseph, March 27. At the same time, enjoy foods that enhance the tasting experience and groove to a great blues-rock band. Beer-making classes are available. When you’re all beered out, your designated driver can spirit you away to a delectable Lake to Lake-member bed and breakfast inn in St. Joe or nearby Lakeside or Union Pier.

If you crave a themed get-away more than an adventure to shake off that cabin fever, click here. Select Spring Specials from the drop-down menu for great Spring Break Get-Aways offered by our member B&Bs. Of course, Romance is never out of season, so be sure to run your eye over those as well. In fact, there are more than 20 specials’ categories to choose from.

Give yourself a break. A Spring Break. Enjoy!

Linda Singer, Executive Director
Michigan Lake to Lake Bed and Breakfast Association
6757 Cascade Rd SE Ste 241, Grand Rapids MI 49546
(616) 575-1610 Office (616) 575-0270 Fax


February 8th, 2010 by insideout

Michigan Lake to Lake Bed and Breakfast Association offers three ways to stretch the length of your Valentine’s Day celebration and the cash it costs you. What could be better?

First, do you realize that for many of you, Valentine’s Day s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-s into a three-day weekend this year? Saturday, February 13 is Valentine’s Eve. Sunday is Valentine’s Day — and Monday is President’s Day, a holiday from work for many. That gives you three glorious days and nights to revel in romance!

Second, many of our quality-assured bed and breakfast inns are offering great deals and discounts over the three-day – s-t-r-e-t-c-h.

Click here for romantic get-away specials — and click here for more romantic get-away specials. Ahhh, Valentine’s Day!

Third and maybe best, if you can’t take the three-day s-t-r-e-t-c-h this Valentine’s Day weekend, you can give your Sweetheart the gift of a Lake to Lake Gift Certificate to use any time over the next five years at any of our great Lake to Lake-member inns across Michigan. Order online today!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Linda Singer, Executive Director
Michigan Lake to Lake Bed and Breakfast Association
6757 Cascade Rd SE Ste 241, Grand Rapids MI 49546
(616) 575-1610 Office (616) 575-0270 Fax