Michigan Lodging for Bird Watching Vacations


Spend a day or a week at our elegant Inn at the Park bed and breakfast, and you will never be bored. Of all the luxury inns in South Haven, we boast the largest rooms and suites with cozy fireplaces, TV/VCR, wireless Internet, private baths, some include a soothing whirlpool Jacuzzi, and all have either a king or queen size bed. Enjoy South Havenís harbor walk and numerous Lake Michigan water activities: go sailing on the Cat's Meow , hire a fishing charter from Miss Vicky, go on a sunset cruise aboard the Friends Good Will tallship, go kayaking or canoeing down the Black River. Have you noticed a Bald Eagle sitting in a tree waiting to swoop down onto his next meal or see one of the eagle's youngsters pop their head up out of the nest? Have you captured an Indigo Bunting flickering from tree to tree with your camera? You can see these birds and more from the Allegan State Game Area to the Kal-Haven Trail in South Haven and onto the trails along the Dunes in Saugatuck. Sand Hill Cranes love a farmers' field, so if you're driving along in the countryside around South Haven Mi, you probably will see a couple now and then.
Inn at the Park   South Haven             269-639-1776

Victorian charm welcomes you to The State Street Inn, a Bed and Breakfast nestled in a quaint lakeside community of Harbor Beach, Michigan, on the sunrise side of Lake Huron. You may enjoy spending time at the beach, shopping, fishing, bird watching, bicycling, antiquing, or visiting historical points of interest around Harbor Beach, in Michigan's Thumb. There are good restaurants and terrific golfing in the area, beautiful country for driving.  It's always fun for us to see deer on our drives as well as the beautiful farmland. Your hosts, Bill and Janice Duerr, cordially invite you to enjoy year-round accommodations with a simple, yet elegant atmosphere. 
State Street Inn   Harbor Beach        989-479-3388

White Swan Inn is located near P. J. Hoffmaster State Park  which features over three miles of Lake Michigan shoreline offering great bird watching as well as viewing opportunities in  the 297 acre site.  Also, we are near the Muskegan Water Refuge area for birding opportunities. Duck Lake State Park is another prime bird watching site, noting a study that identifies the park as having more bird species than P.J. Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon. Other fertile viewing areas include along the channel by the White River lighthouse, in the area's many parks and woodlots, and the White River marsh. The wetlands are incredible for its swans, great blues, sandhill cranes and ducks.  Woodpeckers and a lot of the smaller birds, like indigo buntings, wood thrushes, scarlet tanagers and warblers" can be seen on the pathway along the White River marsh.
White Swan Inn    Whitehall 888-948-7926

Come visit Arrowhead Cove and reconnect with Mother Earth. Here are a few suggestions. Walk barefoot through the grass. Sit on the deck and watch the sunset.  Glide over the water in a kayak.  Gaze at the stars.  Relax with a campfire.  Watch the deer, swan, bats, hummingbirds, fireflies, frogs, or dragonflies.  Gather herbs from the garden.  Take a walk in the woods.  Feel the energy of a brisk, fall breeze or a warming, spring sun.  Enjoy a hot beverage while swinging on the patio.  Search for arrowheads.  Listen to geese, crickets, tree frogs, songbirds, or falling acorns.  Smell the honey locust in spring, fresh basil in summer, and drying cornfields in autumn. In the winter we have downhill skiing, downhill tubing, cross country skiing, ice fishing, ice skating, building snowpeople--come to Michigan and enjoy it all. De-stress and unwind, replenish and invigorate, breathe deeply and take in the quiet beauty.  Featuring three non-smoking guest rooms (year round) and Cove Cottage which sleeps 6. (May-Nov. only)
Arrowhead Cove  Mendon        866-882-2683      

Rabbit Run Inn is a newly constructed inn with old world charm and designer furnishings; on a quiet, tree-lined lane in Sawyer, Michigan, minutes from Lake Michigan's sandy beaches and dunes. Our guests are greeted with luxuriously appointed rooms, plasma TVs, WiFi, wet bars with refrigerators, private decks overlooking pond and woods. Whether you are beaching, bicycling, antiquing, sightseeing or seeking a peaceful getaway, Michiganís Harbor Countryģ is your destination for relaxation and fun.  Within a ten minute drive are three state parks and two township conservancies which offer exceptional birding. From individual geothermal heating/cooling units, renewable source linens and towels, green cleaning and bath products, Energy Starģ appliances, weíve designed our inn to reduce the Innís carbon footprint. Convenient to Chicago (90 minutes) and South Bend, Indiana (40 minutes).
Rabbit Run Inn   Sawyer            289-405-1050

The Kirby House is a beautiful Queen Anne Victorian manor located in the Saugatuck/Douglas, Michigan resort area. It is one of the last of the elegant homes of its era to survive. Many others were unfortunately lost in fires or were sadly demolished as useless relics of the past. Situated on the one acre of ground the home offers eight guest rooms, most with private baths, five fireplaces (three of which are in guest rooms), and several common areas. The home is graced with quarter-sawn oak woodwork and panels, prismed windows, tall ceilings with gently curved moldings, a six sided tower, wrap-around front porch and beautiful gardens. After a day of shopping in Saugatuck and Douglas' unique shops and art galleries, enjoy a glass of wine on the wrap-around porch as you watch the sunset. Or, relax on our large back deck while you take a dip in the heated, in-ground pool and soothe your muscles in the whirlpool Jacuzzi! If you don't want to get wet, take a 3/4 mile walk to enjoy the spectacular Lake Michigan sunset. Afterwards head back out for dinner at any of Saugatuck's fine restaurants.Bird watching is a favorite pastime for guests and the locals around here.
Kirby House   Saugatuck                  800-521-6473

Built in 1987, the Harbor House Inn is true to the Michigan Victorian style of a bygone era. Twenty spacious yet cozy rooms including four suites, all with private baths, offer a comfortable respite from the hectic pace of the outside world. Sweeping views of the Grand River, Lake Michigan sand dunes and our floral gardens add to the ambiance. We offer two common areas available to guests. The living room and adjacent library, both with fireplaces, include a selection of board games, books and videos. The large screen porch filled with white wicker is a great place to linger over breakfast and do some casual bird watching. Our convienent downtown location, across from Grand Haven's famous boardwalk and close to area shops, restaurants, and the beach allows for all kinds of fun meandering. When the day is done, return to your room for a rejuvenating whirlpool bath or a nap in front of the fireplace. Harbor Cottage is immediately adjacent to the Harbor House Inn, and guests are welcome to use the facilities of the main Inn as well as enjoy the breakfast buffet.
Harbor House Inn  Grand Haven           800-841-0610

Escape to Harbor Country's premier Lake Michigan bed and breakfast. Only 70 short miles from Chicago, The Sandpiper Inn is the perfect getaway from the everyday stresses of life. Stay with us in Union Pier, MI, and savor our luxurious accommodations, our private beach on Lake Michigan, verandahs with spectacular views and a full breakfast for a relaxing vacation. The Sandpiper Inn is only minutes from some of Harbor Country's best antique stores, specialty shops, art galleries, wineries and fine restaurants. We can arrange activities including hiking, biking, golf, horseback riding, chartered boats, fishing, skeet shooting, skating, bird watching, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing or just walking the shore of Lake Michigan. A mere 20 feet from the terraced stairs and private beach, the Sandpiper Inn is the newest Bed and Breakfast in Lake Michigan's Harbor Country. We provide luxurious accommodations with verandahs, fireplaces, private baths, Jacuzzi tubs, queen-size beds and spectacular views.
Sandpiper Inn  Union Pier             800-351-2080

Hidden Garden Cottages Bed & Breakfast are perfect for guests seeking a more private Bed & Breakfast experience. Tucked away in the heart of downtown Saugatuck, these private romantic getaways are steps away from all of the area's shopping, dining and attractions. Designed for two, our luxuriously decorated cottages and suites are filled with artwork, romantic fireplaces, soothing whirlpools for two, exquisite linens, robes and down comforters. Of course, the cottages and suites are equipped with everything you have come to expect from a quality lodging establishment; air-conditioning, telephone, cable color TV with VCR & movies, radio/CD player, mini-kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and toaster oven. A delightful continental breakfast each morning and private off-street parking complete your perfect getaway. The Saugatuck area offers a wide variety of activities including boat cruises on Lake Michigan, dune rides, bicycle rental, bird watching and golfing. Our local restaurants and shopping (Gift & Specialty - Clothing - Antiques & Collectibles - Art Galleries) are unequaled in West Michigan.
Hidden Garden Cottages Bed & Breakfast  Saugatuck   888-857-8109

Greg and Kathy welcome you to the historic Stafford House Bed & Breakfast in Port Hope, Michigan, The Stafford House is a country Victorian style home built in 1886 by W.R. Stafford, founder of Port Hope in 1886. While visiting Port Hope you can enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay at the Stafford House accompanied by a full delicious buffet style breakfast with a variety of entrees and fresh fruits. Seven miles from historic light house.  Port Hope and the surrounding area are rich in history and beauty any time of the year.Port Hope is located on the beautiful shoreline of Lake Huron. Come experience lazy days on the sand, the laughter of children at a sunny playground, fishing for your dinner, exploring local antique and gift shops, delicious seafood, bird watching or a walk along a scenic boardwalk. Port Hope offers as much or as little as you desire to do.  
Stafford House Bed & Breakfast   Port Hope     989-428-4554

Dapple-Gray Bed & Breakfast is a new full-log lodge on the south shore of the Great Inland Sea in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. All four of our guest suites face the lake with a deck or balcony. We are located on M-26, 12 miles east of Eagle Harbor and 2 miles west of Copper Harbor. Our location on 27 acres of forest-clad slopes along 700 feet of the rocky shore cliffs and crystal clear waters of Lake Superior is pristine and peaceful.  Your eyes may delight to an  eagle on the shore for our bird watcher's or a freighter on its way to Duluth; your ears to the sounds of the Lake whether a wild "blow" or a gentle breeze.  A great escape from your everyday life! Experience our winter's average snowfall of 250 inches or our summer's spectacular sunsets, and - if lucky - our northern lights.  We will do all we can to make your stay comfortable.
Dapple-Gray Bed & Breakfast   Eagle Harbor        866-909-1233

The Country Hermitage Bed & Breakfast is an historic home located on a 400 acre cherry farm just north of Traverse City, overlooking beautiful East Grand Traverse Bay. Discover the beauty and tranquility of this romantic bed and breakfast while you enjoy the gracious hospitality. After a gourmet breakfast, relax on the deck or go for a hike and enjoy the many popular birding areas nearby. Just up the road is the Yuba Creek Natural Area where you can view an Eagle's nest. Just north of us, Maple Bay Farm Natural Area has a beautiful unspoiled beach along the bay and trails through an old-growth beech/maple woodlands. Nearby Sand Lakes Quiet Area is a 2800 acre, non-motorized area home to deer, turkeys, woodland songbirds, and many other kinds of wildlife. Other amenities close to the B&B include wineries, great restaurants, sandy beaches and more. Come explore the beauty of the Grand Traverse Area with us!
Country Hermitage Bed & Breakfast    Williamsburg           213-938-5931

Hall Creek Bed & Breakfast  is a year round romantic retreat nestled on 200 acres of woodlands.  Most of the property surrounds a 42 acre natural crystal clear lake, spring-fed with easy access from Hall Creek. Join us for a full country breakfast served each morning in our large dining room overlooking Hall Creek from one side and a peaceful wooded setting on the other side. Lake access and free use of peddle pontoon boat, canoe and rowboat with electric motor. Golf and ski resort is only 12 miles away. Hiking, bird watching, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling can be done on our property with local trails only 15 minutes away.
Hall Creek Bed & Breakfast  Traverse City          213-263-2560

Guests at Ivy Inn Bed & Breakfast will enjoy our friendly small town while strolling the village street, visiting our fantastic art galleries, viewing the river, stopping in a variety of unusual shops, enjoying a selection of great restaurants, or if you choose, you may just enjoy the magic of sitting on the porch swing while forgetting the cares of the world. Each of our freshly decorated rooms offer a private bath, AC, cable TV and a wonderful view of the beautiful Kalamazoo River or our lovely Village Parks. During your stay, you are invited to enjoy our cozy common room with its extensive library and inviting fireplace. Perhaps you'd enjoy having breakfast at the river or the park. We would gladly prepare a Picnic Basket Breakfast for you at no additional cost. We will happily welcome your special interest groups. Relax at our spacious dining room table for cards, games, crafts or in front our cozy fireplace reading from our extensive library or explore the neighborhood for some great bird and nature watching.
 Ivy Inn Bed & Breakfast   Saugatuck             269-857-4643

White Lake's newest bed and breakfast is in one of its oldest homes.  Finch Nest Bed & Breakfast is in an 1860s Victorian cottage built by O. Wayne Gonzalez. Extensive, careful interior upgrading has resulted in a comfortable and modern home true to its Victorian flavor.  Each room has a unique charm that gives the guest a Victorian mood without sacrificing modern comforts. The reception area is a formal parlor quite suitable for visiting, drinking coffee with the paper, or just relaxing.  The library contains light reading and a video library for use in the guests' rooms, as well as a wood-burning fireplace.The centerpiece of the home is the dining room where guests breakfast around a large formal table.  The finch Nest is a great place for bird watcher's and nature lover's to rest  while they take in all the bountiful sites close by.
Finch Nest Bed & Breakfast   Whitehall            231-893-5323   
   
The Seymour House is a beautiful brick Italianate-style mansion built by William H. Seymour in 1862 and remains one of the finest homes in the area. In the early 1980's a rebirth of tourism occurred in South Haven and the completed riverfront marina area became a hot spot for festivals and arts-and-crafts shows. The lighthouse on Lake Michigan remains the focal point of this great riverfront park. The area around the Seymour House is a haven for birds: woodpecks, herons, cardinals, wrens, swallows, turkeys, hawks, eagles, jays, tanangers, sparrows, grosbeaks, orioles, mallards, teals, geese, buffleheads and ringnecks just to name a few. 
Seymour House  South Haven        866-568-0262
   

Come to the Castle in the Country  to experience bliss & royal treatment!  Come out to the Country for your escape to the Extraordinary. Two magnificent buildings,wrapped in 65 secluded acres. Our 10 Suites/Rooms , most with Whirlpool tubs & Fireplaces, King or Queen Sized beds, private baths with all the amenities our discriminating guest expects: Full gourmet breakfast; Cable TV/DVD, Free WI-FI; Private Lake & Pond w/complimentary use of Kayaks on site; Screened Gazebo & Porch; Walking trails through wooded estate for our bird watchers; On-Site Spa for Couple's Side by Side Massages, Reflexology, Pedicures, Manicures, Facials in a beautiful natural setting. Close by are the best restaurants; wineries; antique or art gallery shopping; as well as providing scenic routes to the nearby towns of Saugatuck, Holland, South Haven or Kalamazoo.

Castle in the Country   Allegan            888-673-8054   

Country Hearth Inn & Suites Expect More. Get More.  We want to help you feel at home as much as possible when you're on the road. Experience a warm, inviting, and family-oriented lodging choice at a reasonable price at  Country Hearth Inns & Suites hotels with your complimentary "InnCredible" continental breakfast, free local calls, and the opportunity to take advantage of membership in the Country Club frequent guest loyalty program. In addition, many of our hotels have small meeting rooms. Whether you are planning a family reunion, school event, sports tournament, business meeting or most any other group activity, you will find Country Hearth Inn hotels near many of the countries best and most popular attractions.  Jackson County is a bird loverís paradise, with hundreds of native and migratory bird species flocking to our forests, fields, marshes and lakes.
Country Hearth Inn & Suites   Jackson            888-443-2784


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