Top 5 Bed & Breakfasts in Michigan For Your Valentine’s Day Staycation

Your Local Joe February 14, 2020
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What better way to enjoy Valentine’s Day than to get cozy at a nice and warm bed and breakfast (B&B) with your partner! Here are some of the best-rated B&Bs to check in if you’re planning to enjoy a romantic evening somewhere or an adventurous trek along a snow-capped trail:

A Breath of Heaven Bed and Breakfast

Living up to its name, this log cabin inn offers all the amenities and comforts necessary for a blissful vacation experience. A Breath of Heaven Bed and Breakfast is conveniently situated in the Grand Traverse Bay region, one of the popular winter destinations in Michigan, that offers winter getaway packages depending on the guest’s interest. The Cross-Country Ski Getaway package includes a two-night stay at the room of your choice, a turn-down service, and a 20-percent discount at Suttons Bay Bike, Kayak & Ski Rentals. The Snowshoe Getaway package, on the other hand, includes a two-night stay at the room of your choice and a 20-percent discount on your snowshoes rental. Both packages include free breakfast. Whether you went on a snowshoe hike or a cross country skiing along the Leelanau Peninsula, a cup of hot chocolate or spiced tea and some home-baked goodies await you back at the log cabin inn.

A Breath of Heaven Bed and Breakfast
6537 East Allgaier Rd, Traverse City, MI 49684
(815) 383-9999

Ludington House Bed & Breakfast

Ludington House Bed & Breakfast is a Queen Anne-style inn which was built by lumber baron Antoine Cartier in 1878. Now managed by Ellen and Bob Alderink, it is located near Stearns Park, Ludington’s largest beach, and North Breakwater Lighthouse. This historic house features a 5,300-acre state park with 18 mi of trails and two beaches, one on Hamlin Lake and the other on Lake Michigan. It has three stories with eight deluxe rooms, each with its own bath. Other notable features of the inn include the herringbone-patterned hardwood floors, carved cherry and golden oak woodwork, brass light fixtures that were once gas-powered, stained glass windows, and the Italian marble fireplace. Ludington House Bed & Breakfast has something for everyone no matter what time of the year. But during winter, especially, the inn offers a special price break for guests who will bring companions booking separate rooms.

Ludington House Bed & Breakfast
501 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431
(800) 827-7869; (231) 845-7769

Horton Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast

Located within 60 acres of woodland, Horton Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast is a wooden lodge that features a seasonal outdoor pool, gardens, ponds, and walking trails. It has seven guest rooms, each with air conditioning, work desks, CD players, and WiFi. Most have en suite bathrooms, while some have fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. The lodge is run by Dave and Jeannie Babbitt, and is near Teesdale Nature Preserve and Charlevoix Municipal Airport. A complimentary breakfast is served at the sun room, while coffee and afternoon/evening snacks are offered to guests for free. Horton Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast has seasonal events, including winter, given its location in the Horton Bay area.

Horton Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast
5757 Boyne City Rd., Charlevoix, MI 49720
(866) 582-5373; (231) 582-5373
FB: Horton Creek Inn B&B

Monroe Manor Inn

If you’re planning to join the Ice Breaker Festival (link: in downtown South Haven, then Monroe Manor Inn is the coolest place to stay! The inn is another historic structure, built in 1884 by CJ Monroe, whose father, JR Monroe, founded South Haven in 1883. Having been in the hands of several owners, it eventually became a bed-and-breakfast in 2005. It has five rooms, each with period decors and antique furnishings. Its Master Room, in particular, boasts of a four-poster bed, luxurious linens, clawfoot tub, and vintage-style surround shower, perfect for couples and honeymooners. Breakfast is served at the elegant dining room and consists of three courses. Monroe Manor Inn is located on five acres of park grounds, a mile from Interstate 96 and three miles from South Haven’s beaches.

Monroe Manor Inn
72861 Ath Ave., South Haven, MI 49090
(269) 637-6547

Stafford’s Bay View Inn

This Victorian-style inn is situated along the shores of Grand Traverse Bay, two miles from downtown Petoskey. Built in 1886 by John Wesly Howard and was originally called Woodland Avenue House, it was then renamed The Howard House in 1888 before it was called by its present name in 1935. Stafford’s Bay View Inn features a library and a sun room, both with TVs, and a business center. Despite its popularity as a summer hotel, this family-run inn is a nice place to stay during the first quarter of the year, with winter activities abound in nearby areas. Stafford’s Bay View Inn remains one of the oldest living hotels in Grand Rapids.

Stafford’s Bay View Inn
2011 Woodland Ave., Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 347-2771

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