Michigan is the ideal state for romantic getaways, as there are a plethora of lodging possibilities. From fancy resorts to quaint bed and breakfasts, the Great Lakes state offers many options on or near one if its more than 11,000 lakes. Whether you are looking to experience summer fun in the sun or a cozy, winter weekend together, romantic lodging is available.
If you are looking for a romantic lodging package in Ypsilanti, Michigan, check out the Parish House Inn Bed and Breakfast. A picturesque Queen Anne style home surrounded by gardens, the Parish House Inn often attracts local visitors and tourists alike--anyone looking for a quiet getaway. A night's stay includes a hearty complimentary breakfast, complete with fresh fruit, pancakes and eggs prepared by resident chef and innkeeper, Chris Mason.
While the inn offers several packages, those looking for a couples' getaway might want to try the Cupid's Caper package or the Wedding Night Delight Honeymoon package. These two different packages include chocolate-covered strawberries as well as champagne. All eight guest suites include a private bathroom, as well as access to the inn's famous bottomless cookie jar. All guests also have access to the complimentary video library.
Ypsilanti is home to the second largest historic district in Michigan, and a quaint downtown shopping and dining area is just a quick jaunt away.
Parish House Inn 103 S. Huron St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197 800-480-4866 parishhouseinn.com/
Couples visiting Mackinac Island have a number of lodging options, though the Grand Hotel is perfect for those looking to spend a romantic weekend together. The hotel offers more than 20 guest packages, including those geared toward a romantic getaway. Anniversary packages and "Romance Gift Baskets" are available for those celebrating a special occasion.
Opened in 1887, the Grand Hotel is home to 385 differently decorated guest rooms. The vintage flair of the hotel is one of the reasons guests become annual return clients. With contemporary amenities and old-fashioned hand-and-foot service, the hotel is a popular option for Michiganders and tourists alike. A five-course dinner in the Main Dining Room--which overlooks the Straits of Mackinac--is included in a night's stay. Other dining options and guest activities--such as live music and garden tours--are provided as well.
Grand Hotel 286 Grand Ave. Mackinac Island, MI 49757 800-334-7263 grandhotel.com/
If you're into downtown areas and culinary atmospheres, head to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Located on the west side of the state, the city's downtown district is a hub full of shoppers and diners experience, buying or tasting something new. While in town, the Grand Rapids Visitors Bureau suggests visitors go to the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum--both among the "Top 10 Reasons to Visit Grand Rapids."
The Amway Grand hotel is located in the heart of Grand Rapids offers a series of packages to guests looking for a romantic vacation. Packages range in price and include romantic amenities such as breakfast or a free bottle of wine. Located inside the Amway Grand hotel is The 1913 Room, a five-diamond restaurant, as reported by the Grand Rapids Visitors Bureau. Winner of awards such as Restaurant of the Decade and Restaurant of the Year as established by "Grand Rapids Magazine," The 1913 Room offers its guests a fine-dining atmosphere, perfect for those looking for a romantic evening out. Serving French-influenced meals along with a substantial wine list, The 1913 Room's look is inspired by Louis XIV.
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel 187 Monroe Ave. NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503 800-253.3590 the1913room.com/index.htm