You will be amazed by the size and comfort of the five guest suites at Nordic Pineapple Bed and Breakfast. Each offers an amazing, private spa-like bathroom with jetted tub and separate shower. Each room is decorated in a comfortable, relaxing style that invites you to kick off your shoes, jump in bed and let your worries melt away.
Located in the small mid-Michigan town of St. Johns, Nordic Pineapple B&B offers lodging close to Lansing and close to East Lansing, both 30 minutes south. Nearby U.S. 127 offers a scenic route to or from Mount Pleasant, 45 minutes, and other points north and south.
The home that is now Nordic Pineapple B&B dates to 1861, when it was built by a Civil War general for the daughter of the city's founder. This gem is located blocks from the quaint small-town downtown shopping district where you can find little shops filled with special treasures, coffee, tea and the area’s premier organic chocolate store.
This grand home is first and foremost a family home. Innkeepers Greg and Kjersten (the “j” is silent) want you to come, relax and put your feet up. We encourage you to leave your shoes at the door and find a quiet spot to cozy up with a good book, watch a great movie or just take a cat nap. When you walk through the door you become one of the family.
We offer a casual continental breakfast in our lounge or a more traditional sit-down breakfast in our large dining room. You get to choose what works best for you and your stay. Weather-permitting, sit on the expansive porch and watch the day begin.
Each evening we host a social hour where you can meet other guests, enjoy a beverage and a little cheese and maybe even a sweet something to end the day.
We hope you will come visit us for your next vacation, weekend getaway, family gathering, girls weekend, anniversary, wedding or just to get away from the hustle and bustle.
St. Johns is “Mint City USA” and hosts an annual Mint Festival each August. Come see what small town America festivals are all about. Sit back on our large porch and enjoy the parade that passes down Oakland Street or hit the local craft venue or find amazing food at one of the local food trucks. There is also a rodeo and tractor pull. We also host an annual festival of lights each December complete with a visit from Santa Claus.
Unique experiences at Nordic Pineapple B&B
In 1861 a civil war general built his wife a traditional Victorian home just north of Lansing in what later became St Johns. In 1911 the home underwent a massive renovation turning it from a Victorian into a colonial home complete with a 3rd floor ballroom. Imagine the parties that were thrown here in it’s prime, if only the walls could talk. Many children have been raised within these walls and many adventures have been had. In 1992 there was a fire which almost ended the story. Come stay with us and we will give you the whole story of what makes The Nordic Pineapple so unique and why the people of St Johns feel such an attachment to this home.
The Nordic Pineapple is a great place to host your next event, whether it be a birthday party, wedding/baby shower, rehearsal dinner or family reunion. Our dining room can accommodate up to 32 people for a sit-down dinner or we can host larger gatherings on the lawn. As part of your experience, we will gladly give your guests a tour of the building and reveal its exciting past. Click for more information.
Looking for a special getaway with that someone special in your life? The Nordic Pineapple is the perfect place to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with each other. Our rooms have amazing beds that are perfect for unwinding and our jetted tubs will relax your worries away. We are here to take care of your every need and we serve and amazing breakfast that you can enjoy in your room if you prefer. Take a look.
Do you love cider, wine, golf and/or great food? We have all that within 30 minutes of The Nordic Pineapple.
We have premier golfing at The Emerald on Maple Creek, considered to be the “Gem” of mid-Michigan golfing. Picture yourself surrounded by stately maples and tall great oaks...a gently flowing brook and the sounds of wildlife surround you as you tee off the perfect drive.
Take the short drive into Lansing and visit Old Town or take in a Michigan State football game. You can spend the day at Potter Park Zoo or visit the planetarium. Head north 30 minutes and spend the evening testing your luck at Soaring Eagle Casino.
St Johns is roughly the halfway point on Fred Meijer Heartland Trail and the home of the Clinton Northern Railway Museum, housed in a restored 1920 depot, it offers visitors the chance to explore old rail cars, view railroad artifacts, and operate model trains. Make The Nordic Pineapple your stop along the Trail so you can spend a little extra time exploring everything St Johns has to offer.
There is something for everyone and when your day is done come enjoy a glass of wine on the porch or next to the fire. We will be here to hear all about your adventures.
St Johns is home to Uncle Johns Cider Mill which has been an annual destination for many families for years. There is always something to do at the Mill from hay rides to apple picking to cider tasting. It’s not just a fall thing, they hold events all summer long, come check it out.
The Nordic Pineapple often host families and welcomes children over the age of 2. The Purple Viking sleeps four comfortably with its daybed with trundle. The Nordic Pineapple is the perfect location for your next family reunion, birthday party or other family gathering. We have ample space for you to spread out and enjoy time together.
Your well behaved dog is welcome in The Purple Viking located on our first floor with easy access to our large porch and yard. When booking this room be sure to select the Pet Package ($50).