Although the winter has been mild this year, that doesn't matter, we're ready to get out and explore. Doing a staycation for the family at a hotel with a pool is a solid idea. Booking a room at a bed and breakfast for you and the love of your life could be just what you and your significant other need.

Along the shores of Lake Michigan, southwest Michigan has plenty of options for bed and breakfasts. When I was 20 I worked at a bed and breakfast called Gordon Beach Inn in Union Pier, Michigan. Gordon Beach Inn is still in business however the restaurant is now called The Grove. When I worked there it was called Jenny's. That was my first experience at a bed and breakfast, I was a sous chef. I always thought it was cool that guests had a nice room to stay in, a romantic dinner at night and breakfast included the next morning.

Mid Michigan and the Lansing area has bed and breakfasts that you can check out. Book a staycation! For those new to the life of staycationing, Merriam-Webster defines "staycation" simply as:

a vacation spent at home or nearby

Now you're in the know, let's give you some options about bed and breakfasts that are local to the Lansing area. Some will have options for dinner dining as well as the breakfast you get with your room.

Last year I stayed in a bed and breakfast for the first time and really enjoyed it. My wife and I stayed at the English Inn in Eaton Rapids last summer.

Lansing-Area Bed and Breakfasts

Cozy Koi B and B714 and 720 N. Seymour Ave., Lansing, MI 48906

Young eastern man peacefully sleeping in his bed, panorama with copy space

Cozy Koi describes their bed and breakfast as:

Cozy Koi is a bed and breakfast in Lansing, Michigan located within a stone’s throw of the Capitol Building . We are near many of the attractions in Lansing, Old Town and Michigan State University, yet serve as a welcome retreat after a long day of sightseeing or shopping. There are eight uniquely decorated guestrooms and antique furnishings throughout the B&B. The living room of the historic main house is located on the second floor and features a large TV, VCR, and DVD player. Access to the deck is available through this room and features a dramatic view of the Koi pond and sweeping views of the beautifully landscaped yard, gardens, gazebo, and gold fish pond.

The Music Room is located on the first floor of the main house and boasts an antique baby grand piano for the use and enjoyment of the guests. The wood burning fireplace with original marble accents is a highlight of the room.


The Legend Inn5102 Bailey Rd., Dimondale, MI 48821

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The Legend Inn, described by

A bed and breakfast to remember that begins with a warm welcome, a specially prepared breakfast and pampering throughout your stay. The Inn was built in 1898 furnished with antiques original to the Skinner family. All rooms have private bath and queen size beds. Country charm at its finest!

Wild Goose Inn512 Albert St.East Lansing, MI 48823

Eggs Benedict on toasted muffins with ham and sauce

Wild Goose Inn - the Wild Goose Inn sounds awesome, accoding to Wild Goose Inn:

The Wild Goose Inn has six luxurious guest rooms, each with its own private bath, fireplace and Jacuzzi. Guests of our bed and breakfast in East Lansing enjoy the inn’s mission style comfort with hardwood floors, natural and ambient lighting, custom décor and numerous outdoor patios and porches. Each room is appointed with luxurious extras: Jacuzzi / Bubbling Spa Tub, Fireplace in room, Private bath with deluxe shower, Flat screen TV with premium channels, Bath Salts, plush robes, fresh flowers, Candles and wine opener in the room, Natural and Organic Soaps and Shampoos, Hair dryer, iron and ironing board, clock radio, Free Wi-Fi and Complimentary bottled water.

The Nordic Pineapple Bed & Breakfast506 S. Oakland St.St Johns, MI 48879


The Nordic Pineapple Bed & Breakfast looks awesome. It has a classy feel. The Nordic Pineapple says:

A stay in this historic 1861 home is far beyond the typical hotel lodging experience. You will be surrounded by history while feeling like you're relaxing in the home of a close friend. Leave your shoes at the door, put your feet up and come to breakfast in your pajamas! What hotel gives you all that, plus the personal attention of innkeepers who are there to ensure your visit is everything you dreamed about?

The English Inn677 S. Michigan Rd.Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

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This is what I have to say about The English Inn:

My wife and I have stayed at the English Inn twice. It's a great staycation idea. The food is outstanding and the ambience, history and charm of the English Inn makes it what it is. I highly recommend.

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