-Great Lakes/Up North-
White sand beaches, towering dunes and soft breezes; where
Lake Michigan meets Lake Huron. Hemingway spent his boyhood
Lakes Michigan and Huron
T: +1 906 847-3331. 385 rooms. US$ 528- , incl. all meals
Although not the intimate romantic place we usually recommend,
sometime we just can't resist sneaking in a classic - this is the Great Lakes' classic resort.
Arrive by ferry to this car-free island.
The region between Detroit and Chicago, it includes both Battle
Creek and the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. The eastern shore
and its lakeside resort villages were popular getaways with
Chicagoans at the turn of the century.
Picturesque harbour village with 19th Century architecture located
on the eastern banks of the Lake Michigan; known for its artist
colony and arts festivals.
Wickwood Country Inn
510 Butler St.
T: +1 269 857 1465. 11 room b&b. US$ 195-, low season
After best-selling cookbook author Julee Rosso sold her N.Y.
Silver Palate gourmet shop, she moved to Saugatuck and created
this antique filled inn.
Boasting a nicely restored 19th century historic district, Marshall was recently named by the National Trust as one of the "Dozen Distinctive Destinations in America". According to the Trust president, Marshall is "a unique small town experience rich in historic sites and cultural activities." Located 3 hours east of Chicago and two hours west of Detroit.
6174 Halbert Road
Battle Creek, Michigan
T: +1 269 962-8633. 8 room b&b (2 w/shared bath). US$ 165-
A French Normandy manor house originally built for a wealthy
lumbar baron's son, this Michigan romantic getaway sits in the
secluded outskirts of Battle Creek and overlooks pretty St.
Mary's Lake. It has European-style interiors and lovely formal
gardens. Located in south-western Michigan, a 2-3 hour drive between
both Detroit and Chicago, the manor is 13 miles from Marshall.