Beautiful outdoor spaces at Mich B&Bs

On their websites and social media, it’s easy to view their lovely rooms and mouth-watering breakfasts, but catch these latest photos of beautiful outdoor spaces at Michigan B&Bs. All are quality-assured members of the Michigan Bed and Breakfast Association.

Summer and early fall are perfect times to experience the beauty of the inns’ planting beds and grounds at the peak of their seasonal beauty. One of many examples, shown above, is The Morris Estate in Niles. Its 500 acres offers newlyweds abundant venues for memorializing their nuptials. (Photo by Blushing Rose Photography.)

After savoring this two-minute video of beautiful outdoor spaces at Michigan B&Bs, scroll to read more about the inns whose owners shared fresh images. Click their names for more information.

Bellaire Bed + Breakfast, Bellaire

Nine guest rooms in a main house and carriage house. A wraparound porch with comfortable seating overlooks expansive lawn with mature trees. Relax in the hammock.

Big Bay Lighthouse, Big Bay

Seven rooms, five of which offer views of Lake Superior, although the views are mighty compelling from the lighthouse, too. Explore trails on the property’s 40 acres. (Photo by Troy Zawacke)

Ginkgo Tree Inn Bed and Breakfast, Mount Pleasant

When you’re not enjoying your guest room, one of five, toast each other on the front porch or on a quiet, shady patio overlooking the Chippewa River as it winds through a downtown park.

Glen Arbor Bed and Breakfast and Cottages, Glen Arbor

This seasonal inn’s six B&B guest rooms are very close to Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and a Lake Michigan beach for sunset watching. Dine at small tables indoors or on a wrap-around porch.

A pair of pink plastic flamingos with Lake Superior in background, one of many beautiful outdoor spaces at Michigan B&Bs.
The 40 acres adjacent to Big Bay Point Lighthouse are very popular among birdwatchers, many of them coming in just for the day. For the Upper Peninsula, this pair is a rare sighting. B&B guests have exclusive use of a fenced yard closest to the lighthouse. (Photo by frequent guest Troy Zawacke)


Goldberry Woods, Union Pier

The outdoors beckons everywhere on the inn’s 30 acres. Kayak the Galien River, walk 12 minutes to a Lake Michigan beach, or take a dip in the pool. Eight B&B guest rooms feature artisan-made beds.

Historic Webster House Bed and Breakfast, Bay City

In a near-downtown neighborhood of preserved homes from yesteryear, choose from eight elegant rooms. Gleaming woodwork everywhere. Relax in a garden gazebo that’s ideal for small weddings.

House on the Hill Bed and Breakfast, Ellsworth

In season, enjoy breakfast at small tables on a huge front porch overlooking a lake. (Tandem kayaks available.) Three of the inn’s eight rooms are in a carriage house from whose deck a trail will beckon you to explore the inn’s 50 acres.

Huron House, Oscoda

A major destination on Lake Huron for couples seeking fireplaces, jetted tubs, private hot tubs, king beds, room-delivered breakfasts and desserts, lakeside fire pits, and igloos they can reserve in winter.  14 rooms.

Judson Heath Colonial Inn, Saugatuck

Hip meets historic, the innkeepers are fond of saying, in eight chic rooms. The wide front porch offers great people-watching and two-tops for outdoor dining in season. Stroll to downtown.

Leonard at Logan House, Grand Rapids

Located on a corner lot in the charming Heritage Hill neighborhood only about a mile from downtown attractions. Eight guest rooms. Chill on a large patio ringed by plantings beautifully lit at night. (See photo in the video.)


Lakeside patio with sailboats in the background
With its views of White Lake and sunsets, wouldn’t this appealing patio at Lewis House B&B in Whitehall be perfect for sharing your hopes and dreams with someone you love?


Lewis House Bed and Breakfast, Whitehall

View boats on White Lake from several windows of this beautifully renovated Victorian or from an intimate patio overlooking the lake. Inviting front porch. Koi pond. Gardens. Four guest rooms.

Maple Cove Bed and Breakfast, Leonard

This one-time summer retreat for the Fruehauf family — think big trucks — has three large suites, including first-floor accommodations leading to a large, covered front porch. Out back, a delightful swimming pool.

The Morris Estate, Niles

You don’t need to hold a big wedding or family reunion to book one of the six large guest rooms in the River House. Explore the estate’s 500 acres along the St. Joseph River. The covered bridge is very romantic.

Oak Creek Lodge, Bannister

Ten tranquil acres alongside a river offer a country retreat for individual travelers, couples, and groups. Log home has six guest rooms, a swimming pool, and a covered outdoor pavilion.

The Parsonage Inn, Grand Rapids

Walk to interesting shops and eateries. The Heritage Hill neighborhood even has a Frank Lloyd Wright home. Five guest rooms. In addition to the inn’s deep, welcoming front porch, the backyard has a patio with ample seating and a fire table.

Pohl Bison Bed and Breakfast, Rosebush

Go country on a bison ranch in the heart of Lower Michigan. The herd grazes within sight of your balcony. Amish-built log home offers two guest rooms and occasional ranch tours.

Port Austin Bed and Breakfast, Port Austin

Sit in the shade of a wraparound porch and watch people and cars go by on the town’s quiet, compact main street. Walk to very popular Saturday farmers market or to sunsets at the harbor. Five guest rooms.

Robyn’s Inn, Plymouth

Lots of beautiful outdoor spaces at this Michigan B&B: Big front porch, a gazebo, and a patio with several tables and chairs. Five guest rooms, including two carriage house suites with private balconies.

The Spring Lighthouse, Elk Rapids

As boats glide by on the East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay, watch the setting sun drop behind Mission Peninsula. Big waterside table for dining, a fire table, and a little table at the shore for toasting your sweetheart. Five rooms.

Washington Street Inn, Grand Haven

As you relax on the front porch, you’ll be the envy of passersby who neglected to advance-book a room in this popular Lake Michigan beach town. Five guest rooms. Sunset views nearby. (Photo in video by guests Mark and Bonnie Raymond)


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