Summer is the prime time to take a break from the bustle of the city and escape to the great outdoors. Nature isn’t for everyone, however. If you're not the roughing it type, West Michigan offers bed and breakfast establishments with the all-important air conditioning and indoor plumbing, plus a little more.
Let your body de-stress at the Arcadia House Bed and Breakfast (17304 Northwood Highway, Arcadia) by enjoying the on-site massage service and outdoor garden hot tub. Prices range from $89 to $135 per night.
Steady your sea legs at the Bayside Inn (618 Water St., Saugatuck); a renovated boathouse, where visitors can relax on their private sundeck and watch the boats float by on the harbor. Prices range from $95 to $310 per night.
Take a step back in time at Hexagon House Bed and Breakfast (760 Sixth St., Pentwater), a historical, Victorian-style inn. Sit back and enjoy the spacious porches that oversee beautifully manicured lawns. Prices range from $129 to $249 per night, the whole house for $700 to $1050 per night, and the Inn Keeper's Cottage for $1000 per week.
Taking a twist on tradition, The Lamplighter Bed and Breakfast (602 East Ludington Ave., Ludington) offers its renowned breakfast by candlelight. Forget your alarm clocks, one of the luxuries offered by this B&B is the option waking up for breakfast when it’s convenient for you. Prices range from $135 per night to $180 per night.
View an unforgettable sunset on Lake Michigan from atop the sand dunes at The Looking Glass Inn (1100 South Harbor Dr., Grand Haven). This three-story beach house offers views of the water from every room. Prices range from $160 to $225 per night.
The Twin Oaks Inn (227 Griffith Street, Saugatuck), is just a short walk away from all the excitement that Saugatuck offers. Take a stroll down the block to discover endless shops, art, food and entertainment. Prices range from $175 to $265 per night.
Experience a little piece of paradise at The Torch Lake Bed and Breakfast (4417 Trillium Ridge Rd., Central Lake). Be amazed by the incredible view of Torch Lake, rated the third most beautiful lake in the world by National Geographic. Prices range from $290 to $300 per night.