This guest blog comes from Laurel Parrott of The Kalamazoo House B&B,
a member of the Michigan Lake to Lake Bed and Breakfast Association.
Lake to Lake just started a blog series about the best-kept secrets in Michigan as shared by bed and breakfast innkeepers. Then here I come with a blog post about the worst kept secret in West Michigan — the 2nd Annual Kalamazoo Beer Week.
Lake to Lake is nothing if not flexible.
Besides, you need to know the celebration kicks off with a FREE double-decker bus pub crawl this Saturday night, January 14. When I last counted, the week-long beer celebration featured some 75 beer dinners, meet-the-brewer forums, demonstrations and special beer events. It’s especially exciting for us because our downtown Kalamazoo location puts our guests within walking distance of the best beer venues and many of the top Beer Week events. The week ends on the same day as downtown Kalamazoo’s big chili cook-off on January 21, just a short walk away.
Beer lovers also like our “Kalamazoo House Beer Trail” add-on package. We provide out guests a special Beer Trail tote bag, a snack and a map. They end up with souvenirs from places like Bell’s Brewery, Central City Tap House, Olde Peninsula and the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange — souvenirs like beer glasses, T-shirts, stainless steel water bottles, beer cozies and even a gift certificate for food or merchandise.
While our guests love to come back to our inn to enjoy a bedtime snack and a great night’s sleep followed by a delicious breakfast at whenever time they choose in the morning, what happens if we’re full up? Visit this link to explore other Lake to Lake-member inns within a short drive of the festivities. Or search for more neighboring B&B’s using this handy search function on the association website. Each of these inns is quality-guaranteed by the association and assure you of a memorable bed and breakfast experience.