I recently had the most wonderful experience at a Bed and Breakfast Inn, and felt that I need to share. After a very difficult several months at work as a health care provider, I needed a place to just get away to. I found an Amazing B&B called Blessings by the Beach up in Frankfort, MI. It took 3-1/2 hours to get there, but when I finally arrived all stressed out and tired, I was met with a warm smile and a glass of wine. The Inn Keepers (home owners) Candace and Paul Sorensen, were very knowledgeable about the area and delightful to talk with. Truly warm and kind!
As soon as I walked into this gorgeous home, I was almost instantly transformed from a frazzled mess, to a layed back "Beach Nik". The entire house is decorated in a relaxing, casual beach theme. There are lovely pictures, paintings, and inspirational messages all around, lovely furnishings, and an ambiance that floods your mind and senses with childhood memories of sunny days spent at the beach.
My room was the smallest of 3, but it was more than adequate and beautifully decorated. The bed was so comfortable and the fine linens were soft and luxurious. The entire place was uber clean, which for me, is a huge issue!
The breakfasts were scrumptious. There was always fresh fruit, juices, coffe, tea, yogurt, granola and cereals, bagels, and a different hot dish each mornig that would awaken me out of my sleep to tantalise my taste buds.
The Inn is 1/2 a block from the beach and there are beach umbrellas, beach chairs, boogie boards, bicycles, floaties & other beach must-haves available at no charge! Also, there is a nice library of books, games, and puzzles to entertain all age ranges.
Downtown is only a few blocks away. There are several one of a kind shops, eateries, bakeries, pubs, and other specialty shops. There is a great Kite shop where you can find all kinds of kites, flags and banners. One of my most favorite places is on the other side of the marina, is called the Trick Dog Cafe. Yes, you can order a fantastic fresh ground cup of coffee as well as shop for one of a kind pieces of art work, whimsical furniture, sculptures, clocks, and so much more. I spent about 2 hours just looking at all the unique items. It's a great place to buy gifts, which is exactly what I did.
The trip to Frankfort and staying at Blessing by the Beach was just what the doctor ordered! I truly look forward to my next visit there. Anytime I can get away, that's where I will be!
Frances from Bay City
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blessings by the Beach is a bed & breakfast located about 30 seconds from Lake Michigan's sandy beach, which offers swimming, swings, endless walks on the beach, cliffs and dunes, a boardwalk, and fishermen's pier and lighthouse. A couple of blocks the other direction and you are in town, with restaurants, shops, ice cream, coffee shops, a bakery, parks, antiques, and a movie theater. Frankfort is located between Lake Michigan and Crystal Lake. It is 20 minutes from the Sleeping Bear Dunes. ... more less