About the Michigan Bed and Breakfast Association
MBBA exists to inspire guests to experience the unique member bed and breakast inns that guarantee quality lodging and personal hospitality in Pure Michigan.
View MBBA’s Strategic Plan 2021-24, including the benefits of belonging to Michigan’s only statewide association supporting bed and breakfasts.
We are a trade organization representing Michigan’s finest bed and breakfast inns. Founded in 1983 by a handful of innkeepers representing a fledgling B&B industry, MBBA is now one of the oldest and largest continuously-operating B&B associations in the country. MBBA represents scores of member Inns located across the state. Member innkeepers promote the tradition of Great Lakes hospitality in unique and personal ways. As an association, we partner with a variety of travel industry organizations to promote Michigan tourism and to form a collective voice for bed and breakfast interests.
Each #MichBnB inn strives to provide a romantic getaway, a memorable vacation or event venue, or a comfortable business accommodation. In choosing a Michigan Bed and Breakfast Association member inn, you will experience lodging meeting the highest quality standards. Each member inn must adhere to a strict code of cleanliness, food safety, building protection, security, and professional hospitality. Our independent, trained Quality Assurance teams perform regular inspections of member inns and encourage continuous improvement through sharing of best practices.
Board of Directors for 2022
- Marci Palajac, president, House on the Hill B&B | Email
- Noelene Wilson, director, Sherwood Forest B&B | Email
- Al Heminger, treasurer, Huron House B&B and Hotel Saugatuck
- Jan Smith, secretary, Maple Cove B&B | Email
- Brian King, director, Looking Glass Beachfront Inn | Email
- Patricia Widmayer, immediate past president (ex-officio), Glen Arbor B&B & Cottages | Email
In 2011, MBBA won a Michigan Governor’s Award for Innovative Tourism Collaboration. That was so long ago, we almost forget what it was for, except to say that it recognized the close working relationship between board and staff and also the spirit of mutual support among member innkeepers. In 2022, we are working just as hard for “this better way to stay”.
In 2018, the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (now known as the Association of Lodging Professionals) bestowed its Association Leadership Award on both Linda Singer, then administrative director, and Sandy White, then marketing director.