Pigeon River State Park | Photo by Carol Roose
99 things to do in winter in Michigan while staying at a B&B
Full disclosure: We didn’t actually count the number of things to do in winter in Michigan, but if you let yourself be guided by the B&Bs listed on this page, you’ll discover at least 99 good ideas all over the state.
First, if cold weather triggers the impulse to snuggle, let it be in a place with no interference from your winter to-do list or the demands of work or family.
Let it be in a place where you can relax and reconnect.
Let it be in a place that offers privacy, dreamy linens, and maybe a jetted tub — and in the morning, coffee from freshly ground beans, and a breakfast you’ll photograph before digging in.
Many Michigan B&Bs offer romance packages and most innkeepers will customize them to suit your preferences. Check out these ideas.
If the prospect of fresh-fallen snow inspires you to seek the hushed and pristine solitude of a state park or national forest, lash the skis to your Chevy. But first, book a room at a B&B with a
fireplace in either your guest room or in a welcoming living room, or both.
A franchise hotel is going to send you out in the morning with a toaster waffle and watered-down orange juice. You’ll get a full, hearty breakfast at one of these B&Bs, all included.
Did you know that some B&Bs lend snow shoes and other equipment? Other innkeepers might be able to recommend a place that offers horse-drawn sleigh rides or a place that rents fat tire bikes so you can venture forth on one of Michigan’s many wonderful rail trails.
From taking luge lessons at the Muskegon Winter Sports (where you’d stay in Whitehall) to cross-country skiing on the groomed Corsair Ski Trails (choose Tawas, Oscoda or West Branch)…
From snow boarding in Northwest Michigan (choose a Traverse City-area B&B) to snow shoeing in the Hiawatha National Forest (stay in Gladstone)…
… you’ll find so many things to do in winter in Michigan if you strap on your boots, bundle up, and get out there to explore.