Guests Discover the Joys of B&Bs in a Reclaimed Michigan “Hotel”

If you think bed and breakfast inns are cookie-cutter shaped and flavored, each one like the other, you haven’t been paying attention to what our guests have to say. Take the Hotel Montcalm B&B, tucked out-of-the-way in Stanton. a community surrounded by farmland and villages even smaller than itself. It’s too far north for Grand Rapids, its southern neighbor, to claim as as its own and too far south of Big Rapids to be its home away from home.

Hotel Montcalm B&B is, indeed, a circa 1800s hotel that’s been lovingly renovated and put to multi use as a bed and breakfast, a widely-known antique emporium and a charming restaurant that serves a full breakfast and lunch and offers cooking classes. Here’s what Shelley Pangborn of Richmond MO had to say about the inn after a recent stay.

“The Hotel Montcalm Bed and Breakfast was all that we hoped our first stay in the B&B would be — and more. We have memories to last a life time. We look forward to returning and staying again and making new memories.

“Having an antique store and a restaurant in the same building was a great find for us, and so conennient. I was able to bring home of couple of “new” old treasures. The restaurant had a great breakfast menu and we loved the stuffed french toast.

“After our experience here, we decided we will always try to stay in bed and breakfasts instead of hotels.”

Have you enjoyed a stay lately at a Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Association member inn? If so, click here to write a review that might just get published — like this one did.