Michigan B&Bs: It’s Not Just What You Eat — But Where You Eat It!

Breakfast at home is often catch as catch can: a cup of coffee in one hand and a cereal spoon in the other. But breakfast at a B&B is an experience to savor….. to linger over: fresh fruits you rarely buy for yourself, cloth napkins and place mats that match, real china and sturdy, often elegant flatware — no plastic here. The table almost always has fresh flowers at its center, and the dining room sparkles in a mix of cleanliness and light. The mood is relaxed. The food is delicious. Pictures tell the story best.

The view from the breakfast room at The Painted Turtle Inn in St. Joseph are stunning in any season.
The view from the breakfast room at The Painted Turtle Inn in St. Joseph is stunning in any season. Here, breakfast can be a private affair, just between the two of you.

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Candlelight breakfast at Prairieside Suite Luxury B&B in Grandville is served family style with all guests gathering around the dining room table.
Candlelight breakfast at Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B in Grandville is served buffet style with guests gathered in the dining room, where conversation is frequently as memorable as the entrees.

 

At Country Chalet/Edelweiss House B&B in Mt. Pleasant, guests join guests in country comfort at a food-laden dining room table.
At Country Chalet/Edelweiss Haus B&B in Mt. Pleasant, guests breakfast in country comfort, together at a food-laden table. Recipes for two guest-favorite dishes are below.
True to its Bavarian roots, guests enjoy Hashbrowns mit Onions - a Country Chalet favorite. Click the image for the recipe.
In keeping with its Bavarian roots, these Hash Browns Mit Onions are served up regularly at the Country Chalet. They are a guest favorite that gets rave reviews every time. Click on the image to get the recipe.
Breakfast veggies, all home grown and organic, is another staple of breakfast at Country Chalet. Served with soy cheese, it perfect for the vegan in the group -- and everyone loves it!
“The Veggie Thing,” all home grown and organic, is another staple of breakfast at the Country Chalet. Served with soy cheese, it’s perfect for the vegan in the group — and everyone loves it! Click the  image for the recipe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast aboard the Schooner Manitou, one of two floating B&Bs that ply Grand Traverse Bay, is a unique experience.
Breakfast aboard the Schooner Manitou, one of two floating B&Bs that ply Grand Traverse Bay from Memorial through Labor Day, is the crowning touch on a night spent aboard, rocked to sleep in a private berth or topside in the open air. (P.S. Breakfast is prepared in the galley on and in a wood-burning stove, which makes it taste just that much better.)

 

Breakfasts are intimate and romantic at The Kalamazoo House B&B in downtown Kalamazoo.
Breakfasts are intimate and romantic at the Kalamazoo House B&B in downtown Kalamazoo. A selection of tables gives the option for breakfast tete-a-tete or as a group of friends or family.
In warm weather, guests enjoy breakfast al fresco at The House on the Hill B&B in Ellsworth.
In warm weather, guests enjoy breakfast al fresco at The House on the Hill B&B in Ellsworth, just north of Traverse City nearby the Chain of Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find a choice of B&Bs that best match your preferred dining style by searching “Find a B&B” in our online directory. Discover and print out more than 400 of our innkeepers’ favorite recipes by visiting the online cookbook at LaketoLake.com.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our two-month series on breakfasts – the second “B” in “B&B.” Stay tuned for the next series, “Promise of Spring,” starting right here next week: