B&Bs = GREAT VALUE

Discover the eighth of all the great reasons to choose a B&B.

Remember the four reasons to choose a Michigan B&B over other lodging alternatives? #1 – breakfast; #2 – personal service; #3 – location; and #4 – romance. Today’s blog adds three more reasons, bringing the total to seven. Together, they add up to “great value,” the best reason to choose a B&B.

#5. Unexpected luxuries.

Experience the luxury of sun-dried sheets ironed crisp when you lay your head in your comfy bed. Some B&Bs don't go this far, but many do.
Experience the luxury of sun-dried sheets ironed crisp when you lay your head in your comfy bed. Some B&Bs don’t go quite this far, but many do.

Most B&Bs offer special extra touches to make your stay pampering and luxurious. Among the perks that may be offered are luxurious bed linens, line dried in the sunshine and ironed crisp by hand. Thick, fluffy, super absorbent towels. Organic, farm-grown food and hand-made breakfast preserves. Locally roasted coffees. Designer soaps, lotions and shampoos. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. You can find which inns offer luxury amenities by searching specific items under “inn amenities” and “room amenities” on our website’s “Design Your Stay” menu.

#6. Activities on site and nearby.

Leisurely bike trails and sidewalks, with bikes provided by many B&Bs and secure bike story provided by many others.
Enjoy leisurely bike trails and sidewalks. Bicycles are provided by many B&Bs and secure bike storage is provided by many others.

Lots of B&Bs offer additional recreational activities in their regular packages. Some provide bikes to ride nearby trails or around town. Some have discount deals just for their guests at places like golf courses or water-sports liveries. Some have barns where you can stable your horse to explore equestrian trails. Some are near ski slopes or have snowmobile trails right outside the back door. Discover which inns offer what under “Area Activities.”

#7. Privacy, peace, security.

B&Bs tend to be more exclusive with fewer guests. Many cater to couples rather than families. If you're looking for a place to spend quiet time -- to get away from it all, a B&B is your best bet. Click on the photo to discover the inn. 
B&Bs tend to be more exclusive with fewer guests. Many cater to couples rather than families. If you’re looking for a place to spend quiet time — to get away from it all, a B&B is your best bet. Click on the photo to discover the Country Hermitage B&B near Traverse City.

Discover which inns encourage families and which encourage couples to enjoy an “adults’ only” environment by searching under the heading, “Inn Policies.” Some innkeepers also welcome your pet. You can find out which B&Bs do and don’t by searching under the same heading. 

8. Great value!

Help yourself. Most B&Bs, like Leonard at Logan House in Grand Rapids, don't put price tags on snacks. Beverages are always available.
Help yourself. Most B&Bs, like Leonard at Logan House in Grand Rapids, don’t put price tags on snacks. Beverages are always available.

Add it all up and you can’t find better deals anywhere than at a B&B. At first blush, the room may seem more expensive than a roadside motel. But add in complimentary breakfast for two, free snacks and fresh-baked treats,  complimentary sodas, coffee and bottled water, free WiFi, more personalized service, a little pampering and an always unique, safe and friendly experience – you’ve got great value.