The fourth reason in our series — “Why choose a B&B?” — is that they offer the perfect romantic getaway. In fact, B&Bs have become so popular for couples, many offer special romance packages. They are generally available for a pre-set fee in addition to the normal room-night charge. The innkeepers put the chocolates on the pillow, the roses in a vase, the champagne in a bucket and the bubbles in the bath…. then disappear. Perfect! Whether you’re newlyweds, observing an anniversary or a babymoon or simply celebrating your love, B&Bs take the worry out of planning and have everything ready, waiting and just right.
Take just a smattering of examples from the romance specials and packages listed on the Lake to Lake Association website — the one-stop shop for all things B&B in Michigan.
A Night to Remember at Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B
Grandville (SW MI Region)
How does this sound? Enter your room to discover a long stemmed rose, a scatter of silk rose petals and a box of chocolates. After you enjoy an hour-long couples massage, light the candles provided and slip into a relaxing whirlpool bath while enjoying a non-alcoholic wine tray with grape garnish plus a remembrance gift to take home! The best part is, you can just check the “Night to Remember” box when booking your stay online — or you can check other boxes for other romantic packages.
Romantic 2-Night Getaway – Available Anytime
at Munro House B&B and Spa, Jonesville (SE MI Region)
With a short three-day notice preferred, guests purchasing this special will arrive to a selection of chocolate truffles and a dozen roses in their private, comfortable room. On the first night, use your gift certificate for a delightful meal in a fine-dining restaurant a short drive away. Next morning, enjoy a big country-style breakfast, then put on your robes to each enjoy a one hour massage in the spa room. After a leisurely afternoon spent touring, shopping or hanging out, walk to enjoy another great meal compliments of the innkeepers at the best restaurant in Hillsdale County. Retire to your room and awaken to another big breakfast before returning home. Is that heaven or what?
Sweet Retreat Massage Package at
DeLano Mansion Inn B&B, Allegan (SW MI Region)
If you are looking to indulge your body, soul and spirit while refreshing your affection for each other, look no further than this 1863 Victorian Inn in a quintessential small town not far from Lake Michigan beaches. This tempting package includes a gift bag featuring a collectible signature coffee mug filled with gourmet chocolates, side-by-side couples’ massages in the privacy of your own suite by two certified massage therapists, and a $60 dinner voucher for two at a fine-dining establishment nearby. Enjoy a whirlpool bath for two after dinner.
Special Someone Romantic Getaway at
Baert Baron Mansion B&B, Zeeland (SW MI Region)
These innkeepers want you to experience the warmth of a special occasion with your “special someone” and forget the trials and tribulations of your hectic lifestyles. Their package features dinner out at a fine restaurant, a loaded picnic basket you can take to nearby Lake Michigan or on a winery tour, candlelight breakfast in your private room both mornings, a dozen long-stemmed roses, chocolate-dipped strawberries – pretty much everything you can think of to make your getaway romantic. A two-night stay and seven-days’ reservation notice is required.
….During the Months Less Traveled
As the summer season moves to fall, then into the months less traveled, the number of special packages for romance and for all activities and interests will increase exponentially and spread ever farther into Michigan’s great “up north.” So keep an eye on the website for great deals, good values and unique opportunities year around.