The first time I stayed at a Bed and Breakfast was several years ago in a small town in Maine. It had all the trimmings and ambiance of the ideal Bed & Breakfast. The innkeeper was kind and the breakfast was delightful. This created a certain standard by which I measured my honeymoon Bed & Breakfast because of my previous experience. Our experiences at the Victorian Inn in Muksegon, Michigan surpassed our expectations. The décor and ambiance of this beautiful space, built in 1877, was perfection. The innkeepers, Barb and Fred were charming, welcoming and the breakfast was remarkable. We went bike riding, saw a movie at a local drive-in and tasted all the best local treats imaginable: ice cream, seafood, and bar-b-que.
It was well worth the three hour drive, and the local charm of small Michigan towns surpasses those of towns in Wisconsin and Indiana. The history of the town itself added to the home was rich and interesting. It welcomed our imagination to ponder the possibilities of our future together as a married couple while simultaneously transporting us to a different time and space. I am grateful that we were led to the beautiful space and I recommend that local Chicagoans explore other small towns in the Midwest and support the local economy that exists in these small towns. My husband and I truly enjoyed our honeymoon. My Good Life has only just begun.
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