Explore some of Michigan's most beautiful destination on your weekend trip from Detroit, including Ann Arbor, Saugatuck, Kalamazoo and other vacation spots.

Our list includes romantic ideas for nearly every budget, including elegant mansions, historic inns and affordable B&Bs. Scroll to see the full list with photos or jump to the table of contents.

Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids

Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids

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Steeped in history and vintage charm, the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel started off in 1914, when the cornerstone of the Pantland Hotel was laid. Throughout the following decades, the building has remained a prominent Grand Rapids landmark. Today the Amway Grand is a member of the Historic Hotels of America and it still endeavors to be one of the finest hotels in the country.

The rooms and suites have been thoughtfully renovated and appointed to provide all the modern luxuries; some benefit from thoroughly modern décor while others retain their romantic vintage feel. Amenities include the Celeste Salon and Spa, a bowling alley, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck and several bars.

Amway Grand Plaza, 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, 616 774 2000

The Henderson Castle Inn - 2 hours 15 minutes

The Henderson Castle Inn - 2 hours 15 minutes

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Located in the historic West Main Hill neighborhood and overlooking downtown Kalamazoo, the Henderson Castle Inn is a dream from a whimsical fairytale built by Frank Henderson in 1895 for his family.

A short walk from the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, this upscale award-winning inn offers ten luxurious rooms and suites as well as a cottage with a kitchen and living space - it is perfect for a family or those who are enjoying a longer stay.

Opulent rooms have luxurious amenities such as marble floors, private balconies, crystal chandeliers, hand-carved bedframes, hand-painted ceilings, stained and leaded glass windows, private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, and cable TVs.

Guests also enjoy a sauna and a luxurious hot tub on the rooftop. There is an upscale French restaurant on the premises for a full breakfast, which is included, or for lunch and dinner.

The Henderson Castle Inn, 100 Monroe St, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006, Phone: 269-344-1827

Chelsea House Victorian Inn - 1 hour

Chelsea House Victorian Inn - 1 hour

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Chelsea House Victorian Inn is a beautifully restored 1880s Queen Anne Victorian house located on the main street of downtown Chelsea, a quaint small town with lovely galleries, restaurants, and shops that are just minutes from the Inn.

All the rooms are beautifully decorated with original antique pieces and precious art and feature private modern bathrooms, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi. Some of the rooms have lovely intricate fireplace sand claw-foot tubs.

The carriage house next door is perfect for those who require more privacy, as it has its own deck, kitchen, bath with whirlpool, and a spacious living room. Guests in the main house can have their lavish gourmet breakfast in the dining room and enjoy spending some time in the elegant sitting room or lush flowering gardens.

118 E Middle St, Chelsea, Michigan 48118, Phone: 734-475-2244

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The House on the Hill

The House on the Hill

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Located in the meticulously renovated 1896 farmhouse overlooking north Michigan's Chain of Lakes, the House on the Hill is an upscale bed and breakfast set on 53 beautiful acres about 11.5 miles from Charlevoix. Five cozy, nicely furnished rooms in the Main House all have private baths, free Wi-Fi, and king or queen size beds. Some even have four-poster beds.

Three carriage house rooms also have fireplaces and decks. A three-course gourmet breakfast is offered on the front porch, and there are free snacks and soft drinks throughout the day in the 'guest center'. Guests are invited to use kayaks, paddleboards and canoes free of charge.

9661 Lake St, Ellsworth, Michigan 49729, Phone: 231-588-6304

Metivier Inn

Metivier Inn

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Conveniently located on Market Street in Mackinac Island's historic district, Metivier Inn is a distinct pale blue Victorian B&B built in the mid-19th century. It boasts large porches and a quirky turret surrounded by magnificent French country gardens, and the cozy, lovely rooms are all individually decorated in a romantic mix of French and English country styles.

They all have flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, and private bathrooms, and some have private patios, kitchenettes, or a whirlpool. Guests are offered a hot gourmet breakfast and afternoon snacks and coffee, and they are invited to relax on comfortable Adirondack chairs among the blooms in the lush garden. Things to Do in Mackinac Island

7466 Market St, Mackinac Island, Michigan 49757, Phone: 906-847-6234

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Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast - 2 hour 50 minutes

Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast - 2 hour 50 minutes

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Only five minutes from the Grand Rapids' lively streets and less than 20 minutes from the Lakeshore and six miles from John Ball Zoological Garden, Prairie side is an award-winning upscale B&B with eight opulent suites that range in décor from traditional to country to sleek and modern.

All suites have free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, private bathrooms, kitchenettes, fireplaces, and in-suite whirlpool tubs. Several have private entrances or decks. Guests have three options for breakfast, and they can be served in the inn's elegant dining room or in guests' suites. There is a lovely garden with an indoor pool to enjoy before or after exploring the area.

3180 Washington Ave SW, Grandville, Michigan 49418, Phone: 616-538-9442

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Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast Inn

Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast Inn

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The Grand Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn is located inane 1895 mansion considered to be one of the perfect examples of ornate Queen Anne Victorian architecture. Only two blocks from the Cedar River in Bellaire and a short drive to Torch Lake, the magnificent house greets guests with six luxurious and beautifully appointed rooms, four in the Main House and two more in the Carriage House next door.

All rooms have lovely antique period pieces and décor, en suite baths, and free Wi-Fi, and some have fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Guests can enjoy the lovely parlor, outdoor porch and elegant dining room where hot breakfast is served in style on fine china and crystal.

402 N Bridge St, Bellaire, Michigan 49615, Phone: 231-533-6111

Huron House Bed & Breakfast

Huron House Bed & Breakfast

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Located on the coast of Lake Huron between Oscoda and Tawas, the Huron House Bed & Breakfast is an upscale and award-winning couples-only retreat with 14 luxurious rooms and all modern amenities. All rooms overlook vast Lake Huron, and guests can fall asleep listening to the soft waves and step out to the beach right from their rooms.

The luxurious accommodations have king beds, free Wi-Fi, minifridges, microwaves, flat-screen TVs, private decks, fireplaces, outdoor personal hot tubs, and whirlpool tubs. A gourmet breakfast is delivered to their rooms. The inn is near AuSable River Queen, Lumberman's Monument, and Wurtsmith Aviation Museum. Numerous trails through Huron National Forest offer countless opportunities for bird and nature watching. More info

3124 N Huron Rd, Oscoda Twp, Michigan 48750, Phone: 989-739-9255

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Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast Inn

Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast Inn

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Stone Chalet is an upscale, elegant B&B located in one of Ann Arbor's quiet residential neighborhoods in the downtown area. It is near the Central Campus of University of Michigan and is just a short walk from the Ross Business School and Michigan Stadium. The inn consists of four buildings that host guest rooms and event spaces.

The guest rooms are beautifully decorated with antique furniture and period art pieces and have private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. Some have fireplaces and balconies. The carriage house, on the other hand, has a kitchenette and a living room. A gourmet breakfast is served in the elegant dining room. Guests are invited to enjoy relaxed siting areas on the porch or in a gazebo in the lovely surrounding garden. Things to Do in Ann Arbor

1917 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104, Phone: 734-417-7223

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Wickwood Inn

Wickwood Inn

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Wickwood Inn is an elegant boutique inn in downtown Saugatuck, just a short drive from the Oval Beach and Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Eleven chic guestrooms feature designer décor, en suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, down comforters, and original artwork. Suites also have fireplaces. Guests are invited to enjoy living rooms with large fireplaces, a library, and a spacious dining room.

When the weather permits, guests can dine on the porch and relax in the pleasant gazebo surrounded by lush gardens filled with hydrangeas and boxwood. A gourmet homemade breakfast in the morning, free drinks and snacks during the day, and wine tastings with hors d'oeuvres in the evenings are all part of the exceptional experience of staying at the Wickwood Inn.

510 Butler St, Saugatuck, Michigan 49453, Phone: 269-857-1465

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Hexagon House Bed and Breakfast

Hexagon House Bed and Breakfast

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The Hexagon House is a historic Victorian bed and breakfast with an unusual shape! The inn sits on three beautiful acres in the Village of Pentwater, on Pentwater Lake. Rooms include private baths, individual climate control, and cable television, and guests can also take advantage of a gourmet breakfast and complimentary snacks and coffee.

The inn has plenty of places to relax, including long railed porches, an outdoor fire pit, and an indoor parlor and great room with books and movies. The Pentwater Lake area is known for beautiful beaches in the summer, colorful landscapes in the fall, and skiing and ice fishing in the winter.

760 Sixth St, Pentwater, Michigan 49449, Phone: 231-869-4102

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New Buffalo Inn and Spa

New Buffalo Inn and Spa

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At the New Buffalo Inn and Spa, guests can relax in a luxurious Southwestern Michigan hotel located within walking distance of restaurants, casinos, historic sights, and beautiful scenery. Each guest room has a gas fireplace, cable TV, DVD player, complimentary wireless internet, and a private bath.

Guest rooms are available for two adults, and families can stay in a larger cottage. The New Buffalo also offers an on-sight spa with a full range of massage, beauty, and healing treatments. You can purchase special massage, romance, and getaway weekend packages when booking a room.

231 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117, Phone: 269-469-1000

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Carriage House at the Harbor

Carriage House at the Harbor

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Originally built in 1886, The Carriage House is a sprawling mansion located on the shores of Lake Michigan in South Haven. Comfortable guest rooms include amenities such as private baths, cable TV, DVD players, spa-quality toiletries, and plush bathrobes. An unforgettable gourmet breakfast is served each morning in the dining room or on the screened porch.

Guests of the Carriage House can enjoy beautiful views of the landscaped grounds and nearby harbor while munching on complimentary snacks such as popcorn and homemade cookies in the afternoon. Nearby activities include boating, fishing, restaurants, antiquing, and apple-picking (in season).

118 Woodman Avenue, South Haven, Michigan 49090, Phone: 269-639-2161

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The Kingsley House Bed and Breakfast

The Kingsley House Bed and Breakfast

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Relaxation, romance, and luxury all abide at The Kingsley House, where guests can relax in spacious suites with private baths, large comfortable beds, cable television, complimentary snacks, and wireless internet. Some suites also include whirlpool or whirlpool tubs and terrycloth bath robes. A full gourmet breakfast is included with all room bookings.

Romantic getaways are the Kingsley House specialty, and special romance packages with flowers, massages, and complimentary wine can be booked for an additional fee. The inn also provides bicycles guests can use to explore the town of Fennville and the beautiful Michigan countryside.

626 West Main Street, Fennville, Michigan 49408, Phone: 866-561-6425

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Torch Lake Bed and Breakfast

Torch Lake Bed and Breakfast

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This stately bed and breakfast sits high on the bluffs overlooking beautiful Torch Lake in Northern Michigan. Guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the lake and scenery from one of the inn's porches or decks. At night, the decks are the perfect place for stargazing.

Inside, the inn features four suites, all with private baths, toiletries, flat-screen TVs, free wireless internet, complimentary snacks, and a delicious breakfast each morning. The inn also provides guests with paddle boards, kayaks, and snorkel equipment for use in Torch Lake. Shopping, dining, boating, hiking, and sea plane tours are all nearby.

4417 Trillium Ridge, Central Lake, Michigan 49622, Phone: 231-599-3400

The English Inn

The English Inn

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The English Inn is an upscale bed and breakfast located half way between Eaton Rapids and Lansing on 15 acres of countryside with a swimming pool, original pergola, whimsical gazebo, fishpond, perennial and annual gardens, and winding nature trails.

The inn boasts period antiques, enormous fireplaces, and finely handcrafted wood. Six luxury rooms and three charming cottages are beautifully decorated and have private bathrooms and cable TV. Some feature antique four-poster beds, chandeliers, whirlpool tubs, and dining areas. Breakfast is served in the elegant dining room, and guests can enjoy an on-site fine restaurant and a traditional English pub.

677 S Michigan Rd, Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827, Phone: 517-663-2500

Bridgewalk Bed and Breakfast

Bridgewalk Bed and Breakfast

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Cross the footbridge and follow the path to the Bridgewalk, a historic mansion located in Central Lake, Michigan. The large windows, high ceilings, and elegant woodwork in the Bridgewalk Inn reflect the Victorian period in which it was built.

Guests can relax on the porch swing or curl up by the fireplace with a good book, or they might want to spend time in their rooms, which include private baths and air conditioning. Guests can also have a complimentary homemade breakfast each morning. The Bridgewalk is located just two blocks from Intermediate Lake and is just a quick drive away from Torch Lake and Lake Michigan. Several nature preserves are also nearby.

2287 S Main St, Central Lake, Michigan, 49622, Phone: 231-544-8122

The Wellington Inn

The Wellington Inn

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The Wellington Inn is a stately neo-classical mansion in Northern Michigan whose interior has been restored to its original condition. The inn features period décor and antiques throughout and contains nine guest rooms, as well as a carriage house with two apartments. Room amenities include private baths, some with pedestal or jetted tubs, fireplaces, cable television, and wireless internet.

A delicious breakfast is served each morning, and complimentary snacks and beverages are available throughout the day. The Wellington Inn is located in the beautiful downtown area of Traverse City and is within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, parks, and the Boardman River.

230 Wellington Street, Traverse City, Michigan 49686, Phone: 877-968-9900

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