The Best Michigan B&B “Porches”

The entire month of August, Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Association posted images on Facebook of porches, decks and courtyards submitted by its bed and breakfast members across the state. We asked our fans to vote for “The Best Place in Michigan to Cool Down” by “liking” their favorites.  Of the 30 contest entries, these are the top eight contenders, presented in order of the number of “likes” received. Huron House, ranked at the very top, garnered 638 “likes” from nearly 5000 views!

Viewing tip: click on the image for more information about each B&B.

Huron House B&B, Oscoda (NE Region)

Huron House B&B offers private decks with sunrise views over Lake Huron.
Huron House B&B offers private decks with sunrise views over Lake Huron. There’s sun in the mornings and cool shade in the afternoons.

Adventure Inn B&B, North Lakeport (SE Region)

This deck at Adventure Inn is big enough to share. With two Lake Huron-facing guestrooms, it's never crowded.
This deck at Adventure Inn is big enough to share. With two Lake Huron-facing guestrooms, it’s never crowded and always tranquil.

Torch Lake B&B, Central Lake (NW Region)

Multiple outdoor decks at Torch Lake B&B feature views down the entire 19 miles of turquoise lake.
Multiple outdoor decks at Torch Lake B&B feature views north to south along the entire 19 miles of turquoise-hued water.

Gingerbread House B&B, Petoskey (NW Region)

Just feet from the private Little Grand Traverse Bay beach, Gingerbread B&B is uniquely set in the historic Bay View chautauqua.
Just feet from Little Grand Traverse Bay, Gingerbread B&B is uniquely located in the historic Bay View chautauqua.

Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B, Grandville (SW Region)

The gardens at Prairieside Suites are as lovely from the pool as from the gazebo-like swings.
The gardens at Prairieside Suites are as lovely and lush from the poolside deck as they are from the gazebo-topped swing.

Ginkgo Tree Inn, Mount Pleasant (NE Region)

This large patio, overlooking the Chippewa River, is a favorite venue for weddings and outdoor events.
This spacious patio, overlooking the Chippewa River, is a prime venue for weddings and events – or wine sipping at a table for two.

At Willow Pond B&B, Fenwick (SW Michigan)

This porch at At Willow Pond is a great place to cool down, and it's a great place for a romantic dinner for two in the country.
This porch at At Willow Pond is a great place to cool down, and it’s a great place for a romantic dinner for two in the country.

Hexagon House B&B, Pentwater (NW Region)

Sweeping verandas wrap around the six-sided Hexagon House, as do the spacious second-story decks. are
Sweeping verandas with cozy seating wrap around the six-sided Hexagon House. Covered second-story decks mimic their sweep.

Easily find these and dozens of other great inns offering lovely outdoor spaces to cool down in summer and cozy indoor places to warm up when the seasons turn crisp. Just consult our online directory of Michigan’s best B&Bs! Each member B&B is professionally inspected for the highest standards of safety, cleanliness, professionalism and quality. You can “rest assured” at any Lake to Lake-member inn.

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