You need wait no longer for the latest weather forecast before deciding to get away for Memorial Day. The sun starts shining on Friday and just keeps getting brighter and warmer all weekend long. And you’re in luck: up one coast, down the other and everywhere in between, Michigan B&B’s have plenty of holiday availability.
West Michigan Coast:
Starting at Holland and heading south along the Lake Michigan shoreline, many inns are waiving their minimum-stay requirements this weekend. Dutch Colonial Inn in Holland is among them, offering one to three-night stays that range from $119 – $179 per room including breakfast.
In Saugatuck, Serendipity B&B offers a two or three-night stay at the B&B or its cottage at a range of rates from $145 to $215 per night. Just up the street and edging one of Saugatuck’s scenic marinas, Park House Inn has space available.
In South Haven, Martha’s Vineyard has single nights available on Friday and Sunday, while the Sand Castle Inn has a $100 room available Friday night and two $175 rooms available on Sunday. Seymour House has four rooms available all weekend, while Carriage House at the Harbor has both two and three-night stays available priced at $240 and $275.
Keep driving south and you’ll find yourself in Saint Joseph, where newly-opened Dove Nest B&B is offering a Grand Opening/Memorial Day Special with 15 percent off one night and 25 percent off multiple nights from its regular $135 to $195 rates. No minimum stay is required.
Just south of Saint Joseph in Lakeside, The White Rabbit Inn has rooms from $105 to $220 with no minimum stay required. A deluxe, pet-friendly cabin is also available all weekend long.
Heading north up the coast from Holland, Whitehall perches on the edge of White Lake with its much photographed Lake Michigan lighthouse. Three B&Bs, all within walking distance of each other and of downtown, have availability. They include A Finch Nest, Cocoa Cottage B&B and The White Swan Inn. Both Coca Cottage and White Swan have waived their minimum stay requirements. White Swan has rooms Friday and Sunday only, with a $99 special on any room on Memorial Day Monday.
Driving north to Ludington, Abbey Lynn Inn B&B and Cartier Mansion both have rooms available. In Traverse City, Wind in the Pines has one room available on Sunday, while Antiquities’ Wellington Inn has rooms available in the inn all three days as well as its French Country carriage house apartment, suitable for four people. In Petoskey, The Gingerbread House has two rooms available Saturday and Sunday at $185 with a minimum two-day stay required. One room is available on Sunday only at $135. All have views of Little Traverse Bay.
East Michigan Coast:
The Lake Huron shore is a hot spot for Detroiters looking to get away from it all. And it’s an easy one-tank drive from practically anywhere in the Lower Peninsula.
Start at Linda’s Lighthouse Inn on the North Channel of the St. Clair River in Algonac and watch the Baltimore Orioles frolic at the feeders. Enjoy Friday and Sautrday room prices at $95 and $125 or $135 per night for the double jacuzzi room.
Adventure Inn, a gem on Lake Huron in North Lakeport, has availability all weekend long. Its phone has been out of order for the last four days. Service was just restored. What was bad timing for Adventure Inn is your good fortune.
Then there’s Lexington, a treasure of a beach town that is the East Coast’s version of Saugatuck on Michigan’s West Coast. Inn the Garden B&B has availability and has waived its minimum stay requirement. So has Butler Photography and Bed & Breakfast, which has three rooms available all weekend long at $99 per night.
In Port Sanilac, The Raymond House Inn has rooms available for the weekend. In Bay City, The Historic Webster House has waived its minimum stay requirement and has rooms on Friday and on Sunday with rates ranging from $125 – $175.
In Mount Pleasant, Edelweiss Haus has four rooms available from Friday through Tuesday. No minimum stay is required, and rates for two are $109 for one night and $99 for multiple nights. Each room has a private bath and includes a scrumptious breakfast.
In Kalamazoo, The Kalamazoo House has availability over the holiday weekend. In Ypsilanti, Parish House Inn has four rooms available Friday through Monday at $120 per night with no minimum stay required. Right next door in Ann Arbor, Vitosha Guest Haus has vacancies with rates ranging from $139 to $149 with a two-day minimum stay. A hot milonga spot, enjoy Argentinian Tango this Friday.
In the quaint village of Jonesville, two B&Bs have availability. Munro House B&B and Spa has rooms Friday through Monday from $99 to $199 with no minimum stay required. Grayfield, charmingly housed in the town’s former train depot, has availability as well.
In Grandville, a suburb of Grand Rapids, Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B has its romantic and luxurious English Cottage room available Saturday and Sunday at $199 with no minimum stay requirement.
Uniquely itself and just a stone’s throw from the Grand Rapids metropolitan area, At Willow Pond B&B is a countryside experience that includes freshly-laid eggs every morning. One room is still available all three days at $105 per night, with no minimum stay required.
NOTE: Prices quoted do not include taxes and are for a two-person room per night. All overnight stays include breakfast. Available rooms are rented on a first come basis, so call now to get your first choice. All B&Bs listed with availability are members of the Michigan Lake to Lake Bed & Breakfast Association and are regularly inspected for quality including cleanliness, professionalism, safety and comfort.