At Chateau Chantal Winery and B&B on Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, the tasting room features this “Celebrate!” Tree, decorated with cases of “Celebrate!,” the winery’s pink sparkling wine. Clever!
The fireplace is a holiday focus at The Kalamazoo House (left) in downtown Kalamazoo and at The House on the Hill in Ellsworth, near Traverse City. Lavishly decorated mantles and stockings waiting to be stuffed are de regueur for the season. Kalamazoo House innkeepers aren’t planning a special celebration for New Year’s Eve because the city-wide New Year’s Festival and parties galore start just outside their front door. In Ellsworth, guests are invited to enjoy the annual “Ring in the New Year with the House on the Hill” party, complete with appetizers.
Who has more fun dressing up for the holidays
than Serendipity B&B in Saugatuck?
The innkeepers at Martha’s Vineyard B&B in South Haven (right) have baked up batch after batch of traditional Christmas cookies for their guests this year, while innkeepers at neighboring Victoria Resort B&B got raves for these delectable Michigan “mittens” at a holiday cookie exchange.
No self-respecting B&B would let its exterior go unadorned. These inns, from every corner of Michigan, share the Christmas spirit despite their geographical distances. From the top left are: A Night to Remember B&B in Lexington, Michigan’s Thumb; the gazebo at The Inn At Old Orchard Road, Holland; Antiquities’ Wellington Inn in Traverse City, open for holiday tours on December Saturdays; and Comstock House in Big Rapids.
From all 110 fine Michigan inns that meet the standards to qualify as members of the state’s Lake to Lake Bed and Breakfast Association, may your holidays be merry and bright – and your new year blessed with a relaxing, pampering B&B getaway.