Posts Tagged ‘Painted Turtle Inn’

B&B Beds are Best: Try One on for Size

August 29th, 2016 by linda

As the first “B” in Bed and Breakfast implies, Michigan’s B&B beds are best. They are uniquely luxurious, surrounded at some inns by opulence and at others by simplicity. They are also guaranteed fresh, clean and comfortable if the inns are members of the Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Association. That’s right: they are guaranteed by the association’s promise that each of its members is “Quality Assured.”

Don’t take our word for it: let pictures tell the story.

B&B Beds are Best for Simple Comforts

B&B Beds are best

A Dove Nest B&B

Visiting A Dove Nest B&B in Michigan’s Thumb is like retreating to a wilderness sanctuary without having to sleep in a tent. Instead, guests enjoy sweeping views of deer and wild turkey in their natural habitat of lake and marsh from the private deck outside Robin’s Roost. Here, the essence of simple comfort is luxury in its own right, proving B&B beds are best.

B&B beds are best

The Painted Turtle Inn

This guestroom at The Painted Turtle Inn in St. Joseph is a perfect example of simplicity made elegant. There’s nothing ornate to distract from a good night’s sleep. Clean lines and soft dove grays lull you like the lap of waves from Lake Michigan, viewable from every one of the inn’s five guestrooms.

B&B Beds are Best for Luxury and Opulence

Take The Kalamazoo House as a prime example. Wow! If a guestroom makes you feel transformed into a prince or princess and onto the page of a fairy tale, you know you’ve discovered the very definition of luxury and exactly why B&B beds are best.

B&B Beds are best

The Kalamazoo House

B&B beds are best

Castle in the Country Bed and Breakfast Inn

Webster’s definition of “luxury” is a condition or situation of great comfort, ease, and wealth; or something that is helpful or welcome and that is not usually or always available.  Surely this bed at Castle in the Country looks comfortable. The view inside and out is rich and welcoming. It’s probably not just like your bedroom at home… it’s definitely a place of ease that’s not always available in our day-to-day lives.

B&B Beds are Best for the Fanciful and the Artistic

Even for the elegant Historic Webster House in Bay City, this “modern medieval” guestroom is unique. You’ll likely not find another like it anywhere. It’s more proof that B&B beds are best.

B&B Beds are Best

Historic Webster House

B&B Beds are Best

Sherwood Forest B&B

Sherwood Forest B&B is just a block from Lake Michigan beaches. Wouldn’t you expect a beach theme — sails and anchors, paddles and fish nets? Each guestroom at this Saugatuck/Douglas B&B is distinctive: each is completely different from the others. “Tree Tops” is featured in the photo above. Another room is starkly “black and white,” another has a safari theme, another is Victorian…. take your pick from six!

The MBBA will feature photos of its member inn’s beds and guestrooms all this week on our Facebook page. We’d love you to visit us… and “like” us at the same time.

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Michigan B&Bs: It’s Not Just What You Eat — But Where You Eat It!

March 12th, 2015 by linda

Breakfast at home is often catch as catch can: a cup of coffee in one hand and a cereal spoon in the other. But breakfast at a B&B is an experience to savor….. to linger over: fresh fruits you rarely buy for yourself, cloth napkins and place mats that match, real china and sturdy, often elegant flatware — no plastic here. The table almost always has fresh flowers at its center, and the dining room sparkles in a mix of cleanliness and light. The mood is relaxed. The food is delicious. Pictures tell the story best.

The view from the breakfast room at The Painted Turtle Inn in St. Joseph are stunning in any season.

The view from the breakfast room at The Painted Turtle Inn in St. Joseph is stunning in any season. Here, breakfast can be a private affair, just between the two of you.

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Candlelight breakfast at Prairieside Suite Luxury B&B in Grandville is served family style with all guests gathering around the dining room table.

Candlelight breakfast at Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B in Grandville is served buffet style with guests gathered in the dining room, where conversation is frequently as memorable as the entrees.

 

At Country Chalet/Edelweiss House B&B in Mt. Pleasant, guests join guests in country comfort at a food-laden dining room table.

At Country Chalet/Edelweiss Haus B&B in Mt. Pleasant, guests breakfast in country comfort, together at a food-laden table. Recipes for two guest-favorite dishes are below.

True to its Bavarian roots, guests enjoy Hashbrowns mit Onions - a Country Chalet favorite. Click the image for the recipe.

In keeping with its Bavarian roots, these Hash Browns Mit Onions are served up regularly at the Country Chalet. They are a guest favorite that gets rave reviews every time. Click on the image to get the recipe.

Breakfast veggies, all home grown and organic, is another staple of breakfast at Country Chalet. Served with soy cheese, it perfect for the vegan in the group -- and everyone loves it!

“The Veggie Thing,” all home grown and organic, is another staple of breakfast at the Country Chalet. Served with soy cheese, it’s perfect for the vegan in the group — and everyone loves it! Click the  image for the recipe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast aboard the Schooner Manitou, one of two floating B&Bs that ply Grand Traverse Bay, is a unique experience.

Breakfast aboard the Schooner Manitou, one of two floating B&Bs that ply Grand Traverse Bay from Memorial through Labor Day, is the crowning touch on a night spent aboard, rocked to sleep in a private berth or topside in the open air. (P.S. Breakfast is prepared in the galley on and in a wood-burning stove, which makes it taste just that much better.)

 

Breakfasts are intimate and romantic at The Kalamazoo House B&B in downtown Kalamazoo.

Breakfasts are intimate and romantic at the Kalamazoo House B&B in downtown Kalamazoo. A selection of tables gives the option for breakfast tete-a-tete or as a group of friends or family.

In warm weather, guests enjoy breakfast al fresco at The House on the Hill B&B in Ellsworth.

In warm weather, guests enjoy breakfast al fresco at The House on the Hill B&B in Ellsworth, just north of Traverse City nearby the Chain of Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find a choice of B&Bs that best match your preferred dining style by searching “Find a B&B” in our online directory. Discover and print out more than 400 of our innkeepers’ favorite recipes by visiting the online cookbook at LaketoLake.com.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our two-month series on breakfasts – the second “B” in “B&B.” Stay tuned for the next series, “Promise of Spring,” starting right here next week:


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