When you’ve been stuck inside your own four walls too long and winter wanderlust starts to set in, the fix is a whole lot closer than you think: at these Grand Rapids bed & breakfasts in your own backyard.
Think: a bed of fresh, fluffy linens (that you won’t have to make), a warm, home-cooked breakfast (same), and so many amenities, you might never leave your room.
Pull on some wooly socks (and a fuzzy robe) to cuddle up by the crackling fire — on a relaxing, close-to-home staycation at one of these Grand Rapids B&Bs:
Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast: In-room jetted soaking tubs for two and electric fireplaces in every room? Say no more; we’re packing. Add breakfast brought to your bedroom door, house-made hot cocoa, towel warmers and heated tile floors, plus a private couples’ massage room… and you can start to imagine why this spot was named one of the “16 Top Romantic Getaways in Michigan”.
The Brauhaus Inn: A Heritage Hill beauty (with views of neighboring historic homes and Pleasant Park), this inn features a light & airy, modern Scandinavian meets boho-chic vibe. Look forward to the German family-style charcuterie spread for breakfast — including fresh-baked loaves from nearby Nantucket Baking Co. — and enjoy each thoughtful detail from your hosts, Oliver & Kelly.
The Parsonage Inn: Also in historic Heritage Hill (just across the street from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Meyer May House), you’ll find this stately Queen Anne-style home — with five inviting guest rooms, two that have private en suites. Walk a few blocks to The Winchester or Donkey Taqueria for dinner — or grab a bottle of wine and all the fixings for a gourmet, in-room picnic from Art of the Table, just up the street.
The Leonard at Logan House: Stay in yet another Heritage Hill gem — in your choice of eight unique guest rooms — at this English-style, turn-of-the-century mansion. Watch for gorgeous, antique furniture pieces peppered throughout the home, gourmet hot breakfast, and plenty of thoughtful extras.
The Lafayette House: You won’t need to leave the grounds of this posh, classically-styled B&B (though you might want to, with some of Downtown Grand Rapids’ best breweries and restaurants just a few-minute Uber away). Stay in to sip wine by a roaring fire, then retreat to a spacious room with a private bath (some even have heated floors or a jetted tub). The best part? Banana walnut waffles you might wake up to in the a.m.
Peaches Bed & Breakfast: Greeted by cathedral glass skylights and a traditional living room with a wood-burning fireplace, the special details of this Georgian manor only unfold from there. Nestle in by any of five fireplaces throughout the home (or retreat to the library with a good read). In the morning, hit the snooze to stay in bed awhile, then wake up to a full hot breakfast (with a signature peach basket), before your morning cup of coffee in the sunroom.