Bay City Getaway: Where History and Charm Meet Frankenmuth Magic

Historic Webster House
Photo credit: Historic Webster House

Dive into the heart of Bay City, where riverfront charm meets vibrant culture. Discover why this Michigan gem deserves a spot on your travel bucket list.

Explore Bay City’s Hidden Gems

Welcome to Bay City, Michigan—a riverside city where history whispers through cobblestone streets. As the Michigan Bed and Breakfast Association, we’ve scoured the state for the finest accommodations, and our spotlight now falls on the Historic Webster House Bed & Breakfast. But wait, there’s more! Just a short 30-minute drive lies the enchanting town of Frankenmuth, known as Michigan’s “Little Bavaria.” Let’s blend the best of both worlds.

Bay City’s Charms Await

Bay City is a picturesque city located near the base of Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron. Although it doesn’t have a coastline within its city limits, the Saginaw River flows through the heart of the city, graced by several historic bridges. The city’s rich history dates back to the 1830s, and it has evolved into a vibrant community with a blend of tradition and modernity.

Fun Things to Explore:

    1. Wenonah Park: A beautiful riverfront park with scenic views along the Saginaw River.
    2. Antique Toy and Firehouse MuseumExplore a fascinating collection of antique toys and firehouse memorabilia.
    3. Bay Antique CenterA treasure trove of old and cool items from bygone eras.
    4. Riverwalk PierStroll along this long pier with picturesque river views.
    5. Center Avenue Historic DistrictMarvel at historic mansions and charming houses along Center Avenue.
    6. Delta College Planetarium and Learning CenterDiscover the wonders of the universe in this charming planetarium.
    7. Saginaw Valley Naval Ship MuseumExplore naval history and perhaps even get a surprise guided tour.
    8. Alice & Jack Wirt Public LibraryA gem of a library with a rich collection.
    9. Carroll ParkEnjoy ponds, play structures, tennis courts, and grassy areas.
    10. Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum: Explore the USS Edson DD-946, a Vietnam Era destroyer—one of only two left in the United States.
    11. Veterans Memorial ParkA beautiful park overlooking the Saginaw River.

Bay City invites you to explore its history, natural beauty, and hidden gems. Whether you’re a history buff, an antique lover, or simply seeking a peaceful escape, there’s something for everyone in this nautical city by Lake Huron’s shores.

Picture of the river in Frankenmuth Michigan with the towns River Boat.

Frankenmuth Excursion

Just a short 25-minute drive away lies Frankenmuth, known for its German heritage. Stroll along the Cass River, explore unique shops, and visit Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland—the world’s largest Christmas store. Check out this article for our favorite things to do in Frankenmuth.

Historic Webster House
Photo credit: Historic Webster House

Elegance Preserved, Luxury Redefined

at the Historic Webster House

Nestled in the heart of Bay City’s historic district, the Historic Webster House stands as a testament to timeless elegance. Originally built in 1886 for Judge Thomas E. Webster, this Queen Anne-style home has been meticulously restored, preserving much of its original grandeur while seamlessly integrating modern comforts.

Luxurious Accommodations

With six beautifully appointed rooms, the Webster House offers an intimate and luxurious escape. Each room combines historic charm with contemporary amenities, ensuring a memorable stay. Whether you’re relaxing in the spa/sauna room of the newest addition, The Keep, or enjoying the gourmet breakfast in the elegant breakfast room, you’ll find comfort and sophistication at every turn.

Plan Your Stay

For those seeking a memorable getaway, the Historic Webster House awaits. Explore the charming streets of Bay City, indulge in gourmet breakfasts, and immerse yourself in the rich heritage of this remarkable inn. Discover the perfect blend of elegance, history, and luxury at the Historic Webster House—a haven where time stands still and memories are made. 🌟🏡

Bride and groom standing in front of a vintage blue car at the Historic Website House

An Intimate Wedding/Family Gathering Venue

 When it comes to small weddings at the Historic Webster House, the experience is nothing short of enchanting. Here’s what sets their intimate weddings and small celebrations apart:

  • Intimate Setting: The Webster House provides an idyllic backdrop for small gatherings. Imagine exchanging vows in the charming garden or within the historic walls of the house itself. The intimate setting ensures that every guest feels like a cherished part of the celebration.
  • Personalized Attention: With a focus on quality over quantity, the Webster House team caters to each couple’s unique vision. From customized menus to personalized decor, they go the extra mile to make your day truly special.
  • Romantic Ambiance: Whether it’s a candlelit dinner in the elegant dining room or an outdoor reception under the stars, the ambiance exudes romance. The historic architecture, lush greenery, and warm lighting create an unforgettable atmosphere.
  • Exclusive Use: When you choose the Webster House for your small wedding, you have the entire property at your disposal. It’s like having your private estate for the day—a rare and delightful experience.
  • Memorable Details: From vintage-inspired table settings to handpicked floral arrangements, the attention to detail is impeccable. The Webster House team collaborates closely with couples to ensure that every aspect reflects their love story.

So, if you’re dreaming of an intimate wedding that combines elegance, history, and personalized service, the Historic Webster House awaits. Let love bloom in this enchanting setting, surrounded by the warmth of cherished memories.

  1. Skylights illuminate tub in the Judge’s Chambers

Book Your Escape Today!

As you write your Bay City story, let the Historic Webster House be your chapter of indulgence and relaxation. Reserve your spot, and immerse yourself in Michigan’s rich history and warm hospitality. 🌟