I have been in Michigan for about 19 months. The trip to Mackinac Island, was my very first trip to "up North". A married couple, friends with us, knew that we were going to Mackinac, and recommended Bay View B&B as "the Place" to stay: they have been coming here for I can't remember how long to celebrate their anniversary. So we decided to follow their suggestion and make reservations at Bay View B&B: my first ever experience with a B&B.
The Island is magical: being myself from an island, I'm from Puerto Rico, it was the closest thing to be "back home" as I can get. It is like traveling back in time, no motorized vehicles, horses buggies, bicycles, people walking, everyone smiling, relaxed: in general a very inviting atmosphere.
When it comes to describe Bay View, honestly is like coming and spending a long weekend at some of your family's place.It doesn't feels like you are staying at a "Bed and Breakfast" where you don't know anyone.
In my opinion "The binding agent" is Ms. Rose (Rosie). She treats everyone like everyone is a member of her family. That you are coming to "your own" place to spend the weekend with family and friends and having an awesome time.
This energetic, full of life, lovable, happy, AMAZING COOK lady is a dream come true.
She is in charge of making the most wonderful breakfasts each morning and then home made desserts every evening.
Our favorite of her breakfast, if I dare to name one as favorite over another, was the cheesy potatoes. You can tell that she puts love in everything she prepares for her guests.
They also have their own brand of coffee: awesome. We bought couple bags to take home so "the experience" will last bit longer.
The staff is welcoming as well: Angie (one of the other ladies who work in kitchen and keeping up the whole place), one other lady and a guy (which I do not remember their names now) and Harold with his ever-contageous-smile.
We stayed at The Harbor Suite. I am pretty sure that any room will be as magical as the others.
It was so sad to come back to reality when we said our goodbyes....but there's always a tomorrow and we already book for next year, to stay around the same time of the year, a week before our wedding, to come back and stay at our "family's" B&B in Mackinac Island.
- Also Known As:
- Bay View At Mackinac Island Hotel Mackinac Island