Memorable Michigan Places to Travel

Beautiful blue colors at sunset over the South Haven Lighthouse
Beautiful blue colors at sunset over the South Haven Lighthouse

Discover the Best of Michigan with MBBA Inns

As the sun kisses the shores of Lake Michigan, our journey begins – highlighting a tapestry of experiences woven from lakefront luxury, urban vibrance, outdoor adventures, and the echoes of history. Whether you seek the rhythmic lull of waves or the pulse of city streets, Michigan’s MBBA inns invite you to create memories that linger long after your stay.

With the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, which kicks off the official summer holiday season,  here are all the reasons you’ll love exploring trendy spots near Michigan Bed and Breakfast Association members:

Adirondack Chair beside a lake at sunset with distant views of a moored sailboat
Front yard at the Canfield House in Onekema

Lakefront Luxury

Wake up at an MBBA inn, to the sound of waves – Lake Michigan’s shoreline is your playground. Explore beach towns, sip local wines, and savor farm-to-table cuisine.

MBBA Members that are lake/riverfront:

Canfield House– Onekama- NW

Huron House– Oscoda- NE

Spring Lighthouse B&B– Elk Rapids- NW

Looking Glass Beachfront Inn– Grand Haven- SW

The Sweetwater Sea B&B– Greenbush- NE

Big Bay Point Lighthouse– Big Bay- UP

Borchers AuSable Canoe & Kayak w/Riverfront B&B– Grayling- NW


Aerial shot of Grey Hare Inn Vineyard
Aerial shot of Grey Hare Inn Vineyard

 Amazing Water Views

Many of our members have remarkable water views that are in the distance. Your getaway will include being pampered, all while enjoying some picture-perfect views.

MBBA Members with Distant Water Views:

Grey Hare Inn– Traverse City- NW

Country Hermitage B&B- Williamsburg- NW

Dapple-Gray B&B- Eagle Harbor- UP

Glen Arbor B&B and Condos– Glen Arbor- NW

House on the Hill B&B– Ellsworth- NW

Lewis House B&B– Whitehall-SW

Castle in the Country– Allegan- SW

Steps with a sign at Frederick K Stearn's House in Detroit

Urban Chic

Venture to Detroit, Ann Arbor or Grand Rapids – Michigan’s urban renaissance is in full swing. Art galleries, craft breweries, and rooftop bars await.

Urban MBBA Members:

Frederick K Stearns House– Detroit- SE

Cochrane House- Detroit- SE

Leonard at Logan House– Grand Rapids- SW

The Parsonage Inn– Grand Rapids- SW

Baxter House B&B- Ann Arbor- SW

Burnt Toast B&B– Ann Arbor- SW

Kalamazoo House– Kalamazoo-SW

Historic Webster House– Bay City- SE

Prairieside Suites B&B– Granville- SW

Knob Hill B&B– Flint- SE

Newton of Ypsilanti– Ypsilanti- SW

Woman hiking near a river

Outdoor Adventures

Kayak along pristine rivers, hike lush trails, or bike through orchards. MBBA inns are your cozy basecamp after a day of adventure.

MBBA Members Near Adventure:

Torch Lake B&B– Torch Lake-NW

Lamplighter B&B- Ludington- NW

Candlelite Inn B&B- Ludington-NW

Ludington House– Ludington-NW

Goldberry Woods– Union Pier-SW

Garden Grove Inn– Union Pier-SW

Kalamazoo House Front Summer

Historic Hideaways

Stay in beautifully restored Victorian, Lumber Baron Homes mansions or charming cottages. Each MBBA inn has a story to tell – immerse yourself in Michigan’s past.

Historic MBBA Members:

Historic Webster House– Bay City- SE

Nordic Pineapple– St Johns- SW

Cartier Mansion– Ludington- NW

Wellington Inn– Traverse City- NW

Jade Estate– Allegan- SW

Kingsley House– Fennville- SW

Raymond House Inn B&B– Port Sanilac NE

Port Austin B&B- Port Austin- NE

Lexington House Inn– Lexington- SE

Judson Heath Colonial Inn – Saugatuck- SW

This is just a sampling of our many quality-assured MBBA members. For a complete list check out our website.

Michigan’s Hidden Gems: Trendy Escapes Near MBBA Inns

From Lighthouses to Local Eateries

Michigan’s beauty lies beyond its famous landmarks. Here’s where to find trendy experiences near MBBA members:

Big Red Lighthouse
Holland Light- Big Red
  1. Lighthouse Hopping-  Explore lesser-known lighthouses – like Big Sable Point or Holland Harbor. Capture Instagram-worthy shots and feel the lake breeze.
  2. Foodie Trails- MBBA inns are close to culinary gems. Try artisanal cheeses, food trucks, and farm markets. Don’t miss Traverse City’s cherry delights or Kalamazoo’s craft coffee scene.
  3. Art and Culture- Visit small-town galleries, theaters, and music venues. MBBA inns often host local artists – immerse yourself in Michigan’s creative spirit.

Young woman with sunglasses holding a glass of red wine in front of her

4. Sunset Sips- End your day with a glass of Michigan wine, watching the sun dip below the horizon.

Living room at Sweetwater Sea with Lake views
The living room at Sweetwater Sea B&B with Lake Huron views in Greenbush

Whether you’re a nature lover, a food enthusiast, or simply seeking trendy escapes, Michigan’s MBBA inns promise unforgettable experiences.

For reservations and more information, visit the Michigan Bed & Breakfast Association.