Weekend getaways plentiful in southwest Michigan

Published 8:30 am Thursday, September 17, 2015

Henderson Castle in Kalamazoo is one of many locally owned bed and breakfasts in southwest Michigan. (Submitted photo)

Henderson Castle in Kalamazoo is one of many locally owned bed and breakfasts in southwest Michigan. (Submitted photo)

The White Rabbit Inn, Lakeside

The White Rabbit Inn is a small eight-room bed and breakfast located in the lovely little village of Lakeside, Michigan, only 90 minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago. The property was once a small hotel which can be seen throughout the buildings architecture.

Fun Fact: The owners of the White Rabbit Inn say that they have a 100 percent success rate when it comes to guests proposing to their significant other.


Wickwood Inn, Saugatuck

Wickwood Inn is a small inn in the beautiful village of Saugatuck, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan. The Inn is owned by Bill and Julee Rosso Miller, who have created a retreat that reflects their passions — good seasonal food, wine, travel, gardening, art, books, eclectic music, peace, and wonderful surroundings.

Fun Fact: Owner Julee Rosso Miller is a best-selling cookbook author so rest assured you’ll be receiving quality food at Wickwood Inn.


Yelton Manor B&B, South Haven

Step away to lazy days, sandy beach sunsets and romantic, starlit nights with Yelton Manor B&B! A stone’s throw from the beach and walkable to everything in the laid-back resort of South Haven, Michigan, but blissfully out of earshot of the harbor and nightlife.

Fun Fact: Yelton Manor was originally a family style hotel back in the 1900s.


Last Resort B&B, South Haven

Last Resort B&B offers a wide variety of accommodation from small affordable cozy rooms for two, up to spacious Penthouse jacuzzi suites for couples or families. This B&B offers the relaxed informal atmosphere you are looking for when you need to unwind.

Fun Fact: Last Resort is run by artists and innkeepers Mary and Alberto, and the Last Resort is a wonderful mix of the traditional and contemporary.


J. Paule’s Fenn Inn, Fennville

The guests of J. Paule’s Fenn Inn have said that they are the best kept secret in Southwest Michigan, Fennville, and the Saugatuck area. Visit the inn if you want to relax in a charming, romantic, peaceful, friendly, and welcoming Bed and Breakfast.

Fun Fact: J. Paule’s Fenn Inn is located just minutes away from local adventures such as Fenn Valley Winery and Saugatuck Brewing Company!


The Bayside Inn, Saugatuck

The Bayside Inn is located in the heart of downtown Saugatuck and is positioned right off the Saugatuck Harbor. This historical landmark boathouse has been masterfully transformed into a quietly, elegantly cool waterfront bed and breakfast.

Fun Fact: The Bayside Inn was originally opened as a boathouse with living space in the upper levels when it was opened in 1927.


Sherwood Forest B&B, Saugatuck

Sherwood Forest B&B is a beautiful Victorian bed and breakfast that offers inviting elegance in a wooded setting. Hardwood floors, leaded-glass windows, and a wraparound porch add to the ideal surroundings. Perfect for romance or a much-needed getaway, their guest rooms are complete with antiques, cozy wing chairs, Jacuzzis, and fireplaces.

Fun Fact: Hosts Jim and Noelene were drawn to western Michigan by its beauty and innumerable charms.


Gordon Beach Inn, Union Pier

Gordon Beach Inn is a casually active, rustic, and historic 1920s inn. A nationally known hotel, the Inn has 20 guest rooms, Timothy’s Restaurant, and an Art Gallery on site. They also have a private beach three blocks from the Inn. With these accommodations, you can’t go wrong!

Fun Fact: Gordon Beach Inn is recognized by the State of Michigan as a registered State Historical site.


National House Inn, Marshall

National House Inn invites you to visit their bed and breakfast inn in beautiful Marshall, Michigan. Enjoy every aspect of their “home” with its heritage and tradition that has welcomed guests for 170 years. The only thing the National House Inn overlooks is the Fountain Circle in the middle of picturesque Marshall.

Fun Fact: Visitors have stayed in their 16 rooms for more than 170 years.


Goldberry Woods, Union Pier

Experience the warm hospitality of Harbor Country’s premier Farm-To-Table Bed & Breakfast, Goldberry Woods. Its eight newly renovated rooms and suites feature modern amenities such as artisan-built wooden queen beds, luxury linens, double Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, flat screen TV/DVDs, and private decks.

Fun Fact: Goldberry Woods has 28 acres for you to explore!


Henderson Castle Bed & Breakfast, Kalamazoo

Have a royal experience with Henderson Castle and their inn, restaurant, and spa! Situated in the historic West Main Hill neighborhood, you’re minutes away from the theatres, shopping, and vibrant nightlife of downtown Kalamazoo, but secluded enough to enjoy a quiet night free from the noise of the city.

Fun Fact: Henderson Castle features daily tours, princess tea parties, murder mystery dinner parties, and high tea.