Bed & Breakfast Inns Welcome a Pure Michigan May

Mini or Volunteer Grape  Hyacinth
Mini Grape Hyacinth grows wild at the White Rabbit Inn.

Spring has finally sprung all across Michigan, and bed and breakfast inns are beginning to show off their spring flowers.

These Mini Grape Hyacinth grow wild at White Rabbit Inn B&B in Lakeside. They’re often called “Volunteer” Grape Hyacinth because they show up voluntarily and add to the beauty of the grounds without being planted. Innkeeper A.J. Boggio says you can mow ’em down and they’ll just pop up again.

The Parish House patio overlooks the Huron River
While guests enjoy Lake Michigan close by the White Rabbit Inn, here at the Parish House Inn they enjoy patios and swings overlooking the Huron River as it courses through downtown Ypsilanti. Located between University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University, the Parish House just reinvented itself as a haven for families as well as for couples and corporate travelers.
Old Trestle Bridge near Allegan MI
By May's end, the waters under this trestle bridge in Allegan County will be surrounded by leafy green.

Spring fills Michigan’s rivers to bursting with the runoff from April showers. Near by DeLano Mansion Inn in Allegan, the Kalamazoo River, spanned by this old wooden trestle bridge in Hamilton, is in full flood stage. Still in use today, the bridge is one of Michigan’s most photographed.

Jonquils at Serendipity B&B Saugatuck Michigan.
Already, Serendipity B&B's Jonquils are almost ready to say adieu until next spring....

Serendipity B&B in Saugatuck is located on that narrow strip of eastern Lake Michigan shoreline that is actually milder than the rest of the Great Lakes region. Tempered by  the Lake, this narrow strip of land in Southwest Michigan has its own designated agricultural zone — somewhat closer to southern Ohio than to Michigan. Plants bloom earlier here: many southerly-growing plants thrive.

Bleeding Hearts at Serendipity B&B Saugatuck MI
....while their Bleeding Hearts are just bursting to bust out in bloom.
This is a magical time in Michigan to experience pure springtime. Why magical? When you go to bed at night, a dull brown bush is showing the faintest hint of greening up. Next morning, you discover it’s burst into the golden flames known as Forsythia — a Pure Michigan harbinger of warm sunshine, sugar sand beach weather and a host of festivals and special events that make visiting here a grand experience.
When you travel in Michigan to get away from it all — whether you’re driving in from out-of-state or from the next town over, remember there’s only one lodging option that offers a better way to stay:  Bed and Breakfast Inns are the Pure Michigan way to stay.