Adventure Inn Bed and Breakfast is on Lake Huron nine miles south of the resort town of Lexington Michigan and 12 miles north of the Blue Water Bridges linking Port Huron Michigan and Sarnia Ontario.
We have only two guest rooms, each with terrific views of the lake:
- The Aft Cabin room is a nautical-themed, media-free retreat (except for having speedy WiFi, whose reach extends to the water's edge). It has a queen bed, attached bath with custom tile shower and a private balcony with two chairs and a small table. On a yacht, the "aft cabin" is often the owner's quarters, and this is our home's original master bedroom. From $159 per night.
- The Toy Box room is spacious and playful, yet elegant at the same time. Its queen bed is angled to maximize the view out of 10 feet of windows in an alcove that also has a comfortable sofa. The room decor includes three working slot machines from Chicago's Al Capone era and toy train-related art from the innkeeper's days with Lionel Trains Inc. Other features of the room: attached bathroom with a custom stall shower; 37-inch plasma TV with premium cable, and your own central heat and air controls. From $179 per night.
Fresh flowers in your room, delectable num-nums, locally hand-made soap, Aveda shampoo and luxury-grade linens and towels are all part of the experience you can expect at Adventure Inn.
Breakfast at Adventure Inn
Breakfast consists of a fresh and artful fruit course, followed by a hot entree. Baked goods are home-made from scratch. We feature locally grown and Michigan foods to the extent possible.
When you book your stay, we inquire about allergies and preferences. We coordinate your preferences with those of the other couple. And then we surprise and, we hope, delight you. Breakfast is served at a mutually convenient time between 8 and 9:45 a.m. In-room dining is possible. So are early-early and to-go continental breakfasts. Coffee and tea are available as soon as you arise.
Check in as early as 1 p.m. On the day of departure, checkout time is 11-ish, but we invite you to linger as long as you wish to enjoy Lake Huron and our beach and deck.
With our lake-view, lake-access Sandy Cottage vacation rental next door, we can accommodate girlfriends getaways and family groups of up to 12 people, depending on the sleeping arrangements.
Unique experiences at Adventure Inn B&B
Adventure Inn is located right on Lake Huron, with a shared private beach. Excellent views from our two guest rooms and from almost every other spot in the house, including while you’re enjoying breakfast.
Are two or three couples traveling by boat but you lack onboard accommodations for everyone? Book a slip in nearby Lexington Harbor, reserve rooms at Adventure Inn, and talk to us about transportation to and from the marina
Bring your own bikes or motorcycles. We’ll garage them at night.
Bring your own canoe or kayaks. Carry them from our driveway to the beach to launch in Lake Huron if conditions permit.
In season, you also can rent kayaks and standup paddle boards (SUPs) at marinas in Lexington, Port Sanilac and in Port Huron, where instruction in navigating on a SUP is available. On windy days, we’ve plied the quieter waters of the Pine River in St. Clair, where rental equipment is available at the Harbor.
Non-motorized trails in the area include the Bridge to Bay trail, a four-mile section of which is nearby, and the Wadhams to Avoca Trail, a highlight of which is a one-time railroad trestle.
Kayakers will want to experience the Island Loop Route National Water Trail in Port Huron. You’ll navigate four different bodies of water and cross under an international bridge. It’s Michigan’s only National Water Trail.
You can check two light stations off your list in Port Huron. The Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, just north of the Blue Water Bridges, was Michigan’s first established lighthouse, dating to 1814. Wear closed-toe shoes to climb the 95 steps for a great view of Lake Huron and the St. Clair River.
Less than two miles south along the river, tour the Huron Lightship, which served as a floating lighthouse for more than 50 years. Designated a National Landmark and now moored on shore, the Huron was the last lightship operating in the Great Lakes when she was retired in 1970.
The Port Sanilac Lighthouse, 18 miles north, is privately owned and has been restored by a lighthouse preservationist, but it can be viewed from the adjacent street. It also has its own Facebook page with lots of photos and announcements of occasional tour dates.
People don’t come to Adventure Inn for its historic charm; everything’s up to date in this this sprawling beach house dating to the early ‘70s. But this area has some interesting venues for people who appreciate history.
In addition to the the lighthouse and and lightship, Port Huron has an ice museum. Knowlton’s Ice Museum is a family-owed, family-run gem that takes you back to a day when harvesting, storing and shipping ice was one of the top 10 industries. The Sanilac County Historic Village and Museums offers 16 historic buildings on a 10-acre property, including a pioneer cabin, a one-room schoolhouse and what may be Michigan’s last remaining and operating Barn Theater.
And an excursion to Marine City is a must to see in the restored Mariner Theater the world’s only builder’s model of the Titanic. 18 feet long. Fascinating story of how it came to be in St. Clair County. The innkeepers may be able to arrange a private tour, sometimes even on a day when the Mariner is closed.
The Lexington Village Theatre draws exceptional acts from near and far — musical acts in all genres, including outstanding tribute groups, and comedians — some artists you’ve heard of and many you should get to know.
During the fall and winter season, enjoy performances at the Fine Arts Theater of St. Clair County Community College or of Port Huron and Sarnia’s International Symphony Orchestra.
For an intimate, first-quality theater experience, check the lineup at the Snug and Riverbank theaters in Marine City.
Two stops on the Thumbs Up Wine Trail are not far away: Blue Water Winery in Lexington, whose tasting room you could walk to, and 3 North Vines in Croswell.
Ours is typically a less-snowy area of Michigan, and snow storms are reliably predicted, so Adventure Inn and our Sandy Cottage rental on adjacent property are often booked for winter getaways by SE Michigan people wary of a longer, possibly treacherous drive. Still, it’s possible to snowshoe, cross-country ski or hike down the shoreline and into the trails of Lakeport State Park. And views of Lake Huron from our two B&B rooms are ever-changing and lovely. Ask for a late checkout during winter; we’ll probably be able to say yes.
With its location on a Lake Huron beach, Adventure Inn offers a natural draw for families, and yet with only two spacious guest rooms overlooking the lake, our B&B also attracts a lot of couples seeking a romantic getaway -- couples who might be enjoying time away from their own children.
So, here’s how we manage the two personalities of our B&B: If you wish to bring children, book your getaway while both guest rooms are still available. It may be that you’ll take both guest rooms anyway, as we are limited to allowing only one or two guests per room. Exceptions are made for infants and toddlers, of course.
Both guest rooms are off a central second-floor hallway. We also have a room with bunkbeds and no bathroom of its own. It sometimes is used by the traveling companions of guests in one or both of the main guest rooms. Let’s discuss your needs.
When a family books both guest rooms in summer, we’ll invite you to use the grill to prepare a meal, so you can enjoy a family dinner on the deck without going out. And the innkeepers will make themselves scarce during the day so you can enjoy family time.
If a family reservation leaves the second guest room available for booking, we always inform the second person or couple who books so as not to surprise them with the presence of children.