Photo by Martha Myers
Many B&Bs are near treasured natural wonders in Michigan
The purest of Pure Michigan experiences is to witness the beauty of Mother Nature — dunes, sunrises, mountains, forests, lakes, and cliffs — but did you know that so many natural wonders in Michigan are located near equally beautiful bed and breakfasts?
Let’s take some of our fine Upper Peninsula #MichBnB inns. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is an hour from MacLeod House in Newberry and 90 minutes from Big Bay Point Lighthouse B&B, overlooking Lake Superior. MacLeod House is also less than 40 minutes from Seney National Wildlife Refuge and all but surrounded by state forests. The Farmhouse B&B near Gladstone is on the fringe of the vast Hiawatha National Forest, with its forests, beaches, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. And Dapple-Gray B&B overlooks Lake Superior at the tip of the always-picturesque Keweenaw Peninsula.
Lower Michigan is loaded with natural beauty, too, and with nearby B&Bs to make your home base.
Sleeping Bear gets all the publicity, having once been voted the “most beautiful place in America” in a nationwide contest. But they aren’t the only dunes on Michigan’s west coast:
With 2.5 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and dunes over 200 feet tall, Saugatuck Dunes State Park attracts many people staying at B&Bs in Saugatuck, Douglas, Holland, Zeeland and Fennville, among other towns with welcoming bed and breakfasts.