Posts Tagged ‘Lexington’

Every Michigan B&B is Its Own Unique Self

October 2nd, 2014 by linda

All B&Bs are NOT created equal, thank goodness. As an example, these three bed and breakfast inns could not be more distinct from each other in architecture, geography and decor. What they do have in common is uncommon hospitality, attention to safety, exceptional comfort, a guarantee of cleanliness and some of the best breakfasts you’ll ever have. Meet Gould Farm Bed and Breakfast Inn, a working farm near Clare in the heart of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula; Hexagon House, a luxurious six-sided showplace in the Lake Michigan harbor village of Pentwater; and Butler B&B, the epitome of Victoriana in the charming Lake Huron community of Lexington.

Gould Farm Bed & Breakfast Inn, Clare, Northwest Central Region

Gould Farm exterior

Lush, plush and thoroughly welcoming, clean cut and contemporary: Gould Farm Bed & Breakfast Inn will banish any stereotype of rural life. Established in 1975, this 835-acre farm has 550 head of cattle on pasture. The traditional-style farm house was completed in 2001 and has four lovely guest rooms with private baths and a guest lounge. Located near Clare, Gould Farm is “up north” but not too far north of Michigan’s major population centers, making it an easy drive from practically anywhere for a relaxing retreat. The house is set atop a hill with sweeping views of the farm in all four directions. In warm weather, relax on the white wicker front porch while cattle graze in the distance. Wake up each morning to a hearty farm-style breakfast. Get away from it all!

Hexagon House Bed & Breakfast, Pentwater, Northwest Region

Hexagon exterior

In the cool of summer mornings, breakfast is served hot and fresh on one of the porches and decks that wrap around both levels on all six sides of the Hexagon House B&B in the Lake Michigan harbor Village of Pentwater. Set on three private acres of sweeping lawn and gardens, Hexagon House features all the high-tech amenities like wireless internet. But one low-tech amenity sure to please is an outdoor fire pit, surrounded by comfortable Adirondack chairs and designed exclusively for doing absolutely nothing. Just minutes from sugar-sand beaches and Pentwater’s quaint downtown specialty shops, galleries, pubs, restaurants and marina, this B&B is open in all four seasons.

Butler B&B, Lexington, Southeast Region

Butler B&B exterior

New restaurants and a downtown renovation are revitalizing the Village of Lexington, Lake Huron’s number-one beach town. At the heart of it, Butler B&B is a quiet refuge for those seeking to get away from any city’s’ hustle and bustle. A short walk from downtown shops and restaurants and just four blocks from the scenic limestone harbor and marina, this fully-renovated and restored Victorian home, circa 1879, offers three large and lovely guestrooms, each with its own private bath. A hot and homemade breakfast is served every morning. Two landscaped acres of lawn and garden offer guests peace as well as privacy.

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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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