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a VirtualTourist member from Slidell

Grand Rapids

Romantic weekend spot near Grand Rapids wanted

I am seeking as a wedding gift for my nephew a gift certificate for a romantic B & B or quaint hotel weekend spot no more than 2-3 hours from Grand Rapids where he lives. The wedding gift my husband I remember most fondly is a B & B weekend gift certificate for an old plantation home down in Mississippi but I'm not familiar with my nephew's turf near Grand Rapids. We're hoping for something elegant and possibly historic but definitely relaxing. Any ideas for places we might try would be most appreciated.

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answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Marquette

There are LOTS of lovely places along the Lake Michigan shoreline - the only problem is trying to keep your list of possibilities reasonably short. GRAND HAVEN is nice, but it's less than an hour from GR, and most people would want to be a little further away from home on a "getaway." THE OLD MISSION PENINSULA is a lovely place close to Traverse City, with many orchards and wineries and some very fine restaurants. PETOSKEY and CHARLEVOIX are sweet and interesting towns with plenty of character.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Michigan

I just gave this link in another thread. Some of these places sound nice.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Petoskey

Hello there :) I have a GREAT SPOT in the small town of Petoskey , Mi its 2 1/2 hours north on US 131 . The place is called Perry Davis Hotel , very Historic and very nice . They have a great restraunt and bars on hand and just the town alone is a great place to visit . Bay Harbor , Mi (one of Michigans weathiest little shopping and Yatch club , viliage maybe ) great spot to hang out or just down town Petoskey. Im sure you can look up Staffords Perry Davis Hotel right on this site. Its not real expensive either ( haha they might even know a few ppl from here) Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions or comments. , might be a better place to reach me . But I hope i was of some help and i know they wont be let down. They also have 3 ski resorts :) if they are into that within 10 minuets ( might have to wait for the snow but lol ) N E WAYS GOOD LUCK !~

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Slidell

thanks very much for your info. It sounds great! If I need more info, I'll contact you. Thanks for leaving your e-mail address.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Petoskey

Your Welcome :) did you find anything yet ?

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Hamilton

You have so many options! In addition to what's been mentioned, you can investiate the area south of Grand Rapids.

Some towns to search include Saugatuck, Fennville, Holland, and South Haven. There are all within an 1-2 hours of Grand Rapids (just go to and put in the town name and bed and breakfast and you'll have plenty of options).

One notable bed and breakfast is the Belvedere Inn in Saugatuck.

Hope this helps!

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