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Spring Makes Itself Known at Michigan B&Bs

April 10th, 2015 by linda

early thunderstormSpring is making itself known at bed and breakfast inns across Michigan. Yesterday brought the first thunderstorms of the year and they were signature Michigan boomers. Leaving a trail of puddles and rainbows in their wake, their bluster signaled the official start of the growing season. With promises of warmer days and sunshine all this week, we are at the threshold of a powerful new life cycle. Virgil A. Kraft put it most eloquently when he said, “Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.”

Johnny-Jump-Ups are jumping out of the ground at LogHaven Bed & Breakfast and Barn in West Branch, in the Huron National Forest in  the Northwest part of the state.

Johnny-Jump-Ups are pushing out of the ground at LogHaven Bed, Breakfast & Barn in West Branch, in the Huron National Forest in the Northeast part of the state.

At Dewey Lake Manor B&B near Brooklyn in Southeast Michigan, the resident feline shows her softer side.

At Dewey Lake Manor B&B near Brooklyn in Southeast Michigan, people aren’t the only ones appreciating the early blooms.

 

 

Californians know it's  spring when the swallows come back to Capistrano. Innkeepers at At Willow Pond B&B in Fenwick, near Greenville in Southwest Michigan, know it when the martins come home to roost and raise their young right in their own backyard.

Californians know it’s spring when the swallows come back to Capistrano. Innkeepers of At Willow Pond B&B in Fenwick, near Greenville in Southwest Michigan, know it’s spring when the Purple Martins come home to roost and raise their young right in the B&B’s backyard.

 

Hardy pansies can handle dips in temperatures below freezing. Victoria Resort B&B is already greeting guests with pots of gaily-colored pansies at their front door near the Lake Michigan shoreline in South Haven.

Hardy winter pansies can handle dips in temperatures even below freezing. Victoria Resort B&B is already greeting guests with pots of these gaily-colored blossins at their front door near the Lake Michigan shoreline in South Haven.

Discover these and other fine Michigan B&Bs in Michigan’s premier online B&B directory, where you can rest assured that every inn listed is certified “quality inspected and approved.”  That means each B&B is guaranteed safe, clean, comfortable, hospitable and professionally run by innkeepers who know and use best practices. Relax. Enjoy.

Michigan B&Bs Share Promises of Spring

March 27th, 2015 by linda

They haven’t appeared quite yet — those magical first signs that spring has arrived. So our Michigan bed and breakfast inns got together some of their favorite early-springtime photos to remind you to keep the faith: the season is almost here.

At Willow Pond B&B, Fenwick

Sandhill Cranes

In recent Facebook posts, At Willow Pond B&B’s innkeeper alerted us to the babble of Sandhill Cranes flying overhead on their return to Michigan to nest. Pitched somewhere between a chitter and a chortle, their song is as distinctive a harbinger of spring as the sweet warble of the robin. Click on the image to hear their unmistakable sound.

Dewey Lake Manor, Brooklyn

Pussy WillowPussy Willows will soon be on display at Dewey Lake Manor. Did you know their slim, white flowers have no petals? Instead, the blossoms are soft, furry cylinders called catkins.

 

 

 Prairieside Suites, Grandville

ForsythiaYellow Forsythia are among the very first flowering  shrubs to say hello to spring. Where you see Forsythia today, you’ll see Lilacs tomorrow, and that’s a promise.

About spring, Anne Rivers Siddons wrote this in “The House Next Door”:
Forsythia that I thought had been dozed into oblivion sprang up
and misted the foundations with lemon icing I yearn for all winter.

 

Victoria Resort B&B, South Haven

Good bye pinecones and silk flowers. No matter how exquisitely fashioned, nothing compares to a morning cup of coffee enjoyed while feasting the eyes on fresh-cut daffodils and hyacinth straight from the the garden. Ahhh, Spring.

Good bye pinecones and silk flowers. No matter how exquisitely fashioned, nothing compares to a morning cup of coffee enjoyed while feasting the eyes on fresh-cut daffodils and hyacinth straight from the the garden. Ahhh, springtime.

Join us every week for another peek into springtime until the real deal arrives. Then, we’ll live it rather than just dream it. Discover all the great places to get away this spring, featured in our online B&B directory. Take advantage of seasonal, spring-fling discounts and deals available at many of our member inns. Lake to Lake-member B&Bs are inspected and certified for quality, safety, cleanliness and professionalism. And that’s a promise, too.

A Michigan Lakeside B&B or a Cottage? You decide.

June 6th, 2014 by linda

I bet when you think of getting away to a Michigan lake in the heat of summer, you think “cottage” before you think “B&B.” Am I right? It pleases me no end to introduce you to these myth busters. At these bed and breakfast inns, all you pack are your clothes. Luxury linens and towels are waiting for you. Breakfast is hot and fresh and served at no added cost without you lifting a finger. You can spend the day on the lake and just hang out…. or drive to nearby amusements and attractions. Return to pure pampering! Adventure Inn B&B; Hall Creek B&B; and Dewey Lake Manor B&B: each is way more than a cottage — each is a “better way to stay.”

Adventure Inn, North Lakeport, Southeast

Adventure Inn Sunrise How’s this for a wake-up call? Sunrise over Lake Huron’s Blue Water coast is on view from either of the two guestrooms at Adventure Inn B&B. The Aft Cabin features large French doors that open onto a private balcony overlooking the gardens and beach to the deep blue expanse of Great Lake just beyond. The spacious Toy Box features a 10-foot wall of nothing but window that looks out over the same scene. As its name suggests, it’s decorated with toys that include three slot machines from the Al Capone era, Lionel trains and memorabilia and a plasma-screen TV with premium cable. Both guest rooms offer private baths stocked with locally hand-made soaps, Aveda products and luxury linens and towels. Fresh flowers are always front and center and breakfast is from scratch — hot, fresh and seasonally local. Just an hour from Detroit and Flint, Adventure Inn is halfway between Port Huron and the Village of Lexington’s shops and galleries, dining and attractions.

Hall Creek B&B, Interlochen, Northwest

Hall Creek fireplace What does this fireplace say about Hall Creek B&B? Up-north? Cozy? Woodsy? Tasteful? Comfortable? If you answered, “All of the above,” you’re primed for a get-away to this Interlochen paradise. Hall Creek really does run through it, winding past the guest rooms to a private, spring fed and undeveloped 42-acre lake, accessible via a short trail or by canoe or pedal boat provided by the innkeepers. The three guestrooms, each with a romantic, private bath featuring a two-person whirlpool tub, have wide French doors that open onto private screened porches with creek views. Close to Interlochen Center for the Arts, golf at Crystal Mountain and Traverse City shopping, dining and festivals, the longest drive to any of these premier destinations is under 20 minutes.  

Dewey Lake Manor, Brooklyn, Southeast

Dewey Lake Deck Atop a knoll in the heart of the Irish Hills, Dewey Lake Manor is near Michigan International Speedway, the Pioneer Wine Trail, MSU’s Hidden Gardens and many other attractions. As innkeepers Joe and Barb like to say, “Here you can do something – or nothing at all.” The B&B sits among 18 acres on a lake you can access by paddleboat or canoe provided by the innkeepers. Besides a dock, the lakefront includes grills, picnic tables and a bonfire pit. In the century-old mansion, enjoy all of today’s conveniences including WiFi throughout. Five guestrooms with private baths are comfortably furnished with country Victorian décor. A breakfast of fresh fruit, freshly-ground coffees and homemade specialties is served every morning on the enclosed porch with a sweeping view of Dewey Lake. Enjoy this piece of paradise in any season.

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