Monday, November 9, 2009

A Bed & Breakfast Weekend.

We had a nice, relaxing weekend in South Haven at Martha's Vineyard Bed & Breakfast. It was our first experience at a b&b, but we thoroughly enjoyed it. The atmosphere was romantic, peaceful, and private. The personal touches made the vacation so much more amazing, like coffee brewed fresh each morning (no hotel coffee, ick) and freshly baked cookies and brownies put out each day.

I know some bed & breakfasts are awkward because you all share a bathroom or all meet in the dining room for breakfast. This was not the case at Martha's, though. We had our own bathroom (and fireplace!) and breakfast was delivered to our room each morning at 9:00 a.m. I could get used to that! I would return just for the breakfast, ahhhhmazing! Garth even declared the breakfast the best he has ever had. You could tell everything was made fresh - the cinnamon rolls, sausage egg casserole, the blueberry granola yogurt...oh my goodness, so good.

The b&b was located on 5 acres of vineyards, a pond, and a golf course. Garth and I enjoyed getting our coffee each morning and walking around the grounds. There was a swing next to the pond we would sit on and sip our coffee and these ducks would run up to us, quacking. It was the cutest thing because they were not shy at all and they would follow us around.

Our room was so romantic, cozy, and comfortable. We had such a restful weekend and feel so rejuvenated now. We stayed in the guest house:
This is the main house:I fell in love with the veranda:This is our gorgeous room:We had robes!! So I was being goofy:The pond where we swung on the swing and drank our coffee:
Gotta love hammocks: I had never been on a tree swing before, loves it!
Friday night we just stayed in and enjoyed the room. We ate fresh baked brownies for dinner... because we can, don't judge. Saturday we walked around the beautiful town of Saugatuck, located on the Kalamazoo River, and ate lunch at The Butler, thanks to my dad's recommendation. I had the tilapia and Garth had the BBQ wings and both were excellent and the views of the river were fab ambiance. After lunch we did some wine tasting:Then we went to Oval Beach to walk along Lake Michigan. It was such a windy day and the waves were so big, it was fun. Of course, Garth had to go into the water:
Afterwords, we headed back to South Haven for dinner at Jake's Beach House. The atmosphere and decor were fun, and the drinks were fabulous, but the food was just mediocre. Sunday morning we woke up and this was delivered to our room:After breakfast we loved chilling on our patio. Gotta love 60 degree weather in November!Sunday we hung out in South Haven, walked along the harbor, and ogled over the big boats.We did more wine tasting:
After drinking yummy wine we went to Clementine's for lunch. I had the most amazing fried zucchini and Garth had ribs (Garth always orders ribs on vacation, ha!) We needed to walk off lunch so we walked around downtown and walked along the beach:

Then we headed home. It was such a fun weekend and I'm sad to see it come to an end. We had the most lovely time and I can't wait to go back! I would definitely recommend this bed & breakfast. Our first experience was a success.

58 comments:

Meagan said...

I LOVE B&B's!! I'm so glad you had fun =)

Also, the photos are beautiful! And you look great woman!

Andrea said...

That looks like an awesome little getaway! I have always wanted to go to a B&B. You made me want to research ones in our state :)

Oh and I would have totally eaten brownies for dinner too ;)

SnoWhite said...

What a lovely weekend to enjoy being outside!!! Looks like you had a wonderful time together.

Sunshinemeg said...

Looks like a fabulous time. The pictures all look very romantic and you look beautiful. All the working out is paying off. You go girl!

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Great pictures...looks like you guys had a lot fun!

Liz @ McFargan: A Midwestern Matrimony said...

Saugatuck and Oval Beach are two of my favorite places in the WHOLE WORLD, and I am not even lying! This Missouri girl spent three summers in Michigan and took at least 1 if not two or three daytrips to Saugatuck each year. :)

Glad you all had a fab time!

Jules said...

looks like the perfect little getaway!

Saskia said...

It looks so beautiful and what gorgeous weather you had!!

xx

Christy said...

Looks like an absolutely lovely weekend!!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Sounds like a great weekend getaway! I can't wait till we go on one for our anniversary! Decemeber 31st can't come fast enough!

Meg said...

So beautiful! And I'm glad you enjoyed the B&B!!! :D That quilt on the bed is gorgeous!

Mark and Kathryn said...

What a beautiful place! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Definitely looks like something worth repeating! Thanks for sharing!

~K

Happy Dash said...

Looks like a fun filled weekend! Lucky you! I left you an award on my blog :)

saucyminx410 said...

Looks like a sweet little trip. Sigh. A weekend away would be wonderful- perhaps Ben and I should arrange one!

Lauren said...

Wow...what a great time! I just love the food at B&Bs!

AmyT said...

that looks so wonderful!!! glad you guys had a good time!

hee hee - how about my word verifications is: bedsl
I thought that was cute seeing how this is about your stay at the b&b :-)

Lauren Kelly said...

What an amazing and relaxing weekend!!!!! :)

jen + ryan said...

So fun! looks like a relaxing weekend!

Jules said...

It sounds like heaven and I could get used to having breakfast delivered each morning too! The food sounds delicious and I love that you had your own fireplace. I love the photos and it looks so charming. I’m glad you had nice weather and got to do some sightseeing too!

Gwen said...

What a fun weekend!!! We haven't stayed in a B&B since our honeymoon but I think it might be time to go back. :) I still love your hair. GORGEOUS!!! XOXO

The Neaves' said...

looks like an awesome weekend!! We definately want to try a B&B one day!

Liana said...

beautiful house! and you look so skinny girl!!

Jen Caputo said...

Wow!!! That looks like such a fantastic time! How wonderful that the weather was so perfect as well. I wouldn't mind that vacation one bit :) By the way, you look soooo fabulous!!!! Way to go!

Tara Gibson said...

looks like you had an amazing trip! love all the pics!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Great pictures! Looks like an amazing time!! :)

Megan said...

Looks like an amazing place!! You look so good in all the pics! Glad you guys had a great time!

Hannah said...

That looks AMAZING!!! I may have to do some convincing on a b&b in the future! :)

The Pink Chick said...

How fun! I have never been to a B&B before, but this post definitely makes me think I need to visit one! It seems so relaxing! Maybe I should tell my husband that we are in need of a get away! Glad you had a great weekend!

Q, La, and Gooner said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience! You look fantastic! I'm on my own weightloss journey now and you are totally an inspiration!

Erin said...

Thats fantastic! Im glad you had a great time!

Shannon said...

You look amazing! I'm so jealous!!! :)

Jenny.Lee said...

That sounds absolutely wonderful! I can't wait for Z & I's anniversary getaway in a couple of weeks!

BTW, are you still liking the Jari videos? I found a Borders that carries several of them.

MissJody said...

How nice is this?!!!
I have never stayed at a B&B...it is on my list though...I agree with the bathroom sharing thing though....'uh Hi, you may want to wait to go in there.I did spray though'...awkward!
Your pics are soooo beautiful though! Looks like you had a very nice, quiet, romatic time *sigh*

Beth said...

Looks like a FANTASTIC weekend! Jealous!

Marissa said...

What a fun trip!!!

Mrs. J L said...

I told u were u going to have a wonderful wkend at the B&B...glad to see u did! Great pics!!

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

Ohhhh looks amazing! I totally hear you on some of the decor being a bit outdated and "grandmaish"! The hubs and I have down it a few times and really really enjoyed it but we are pretty selective on the b&bs we stay at! So glad you were able to enjoy a relaxing weekend, I loved seeing all the pictures!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I told you you would love a b&b!! So glad you guys had such a great time!!

Jenny.Lee said...

Thanks for the video recommendations! I'm going to get one tonight!

Yankee Wife said...

Sounds delightful! Especially since everyone in our house was fighting a losing battle with the cold and flu season :) I've never been to a B&B. Sounds completely relaxing!

Jane said...

Looks like y'all had a great time!!

Jessica said...

What a beautiful weekend! You have inspired me to go to a b&b

Mrs. S. said...

What a beautiful trip! You two looked like that you highly enjoyed your weekend! It would be fantastic to have one of those weekends away, that's for sure.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Justine said...

You look SO GOOD, girl!! I am LOVING the short hair! Have you met your weight goal yet? 'Cause you look FAB! (Not that you didn't look fab, before! :) )

I'm so jealous of the cool weather!! Send some to Florida!

Rachael said...

You two are such a cute couple. It looks like ya'll had so much fun. I like B&B's they are so cozy.

Ashley said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend!

mommywonderland said...

Ahh I am so relaxed looking at your pics...So glad that it wasnt like what you have seen on the shows...I want to be in a hammock RIGHT NOW!! I left you something over at my place! Check it lady, and welcome home!!

Shanny said...

Yay for an awesome weekend... and a successful first B&B experience =)

Lucky in Love said...

I'm so glad your experience was a good one! It all looks so amazing! What a fantastic room!

And per your question yesterday...I heart Zumba! I do not find it too hard to follow. Sometimes it's a little tricky at first to get the steps...but then I'm good. Plus, no one really knows what they are doing :)

Whitney said...

Oh my gosh! I'm dying to go stay somewhere like that for a weekend! Looks like y'all had a blast!

Jenny said...

I stumbled across your blog! Loves it! Great pictures and looks like yall had tons of fun!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Your weekend get aways sounds amazing! I am so glad that you had such a wonderful time!

Lil' Woman said...

Looks like you guys had an amazing time!! :)

Annie said...

i want to go there!!!
sounds like you two had so much fun! you 2 are super cute, btw!
i love all the pictures :)
looks like such a relaxing, comfy cozy weekend! love it!

d.a.r. said...

Sounds like such a fun and romantic weekend!!!

Kristin said...

What a romantic getaway! I've always wanted to go to one with the hubs. Those gorgeous pics of yours make me want to even more!

Katie said...

Looks like SUCH a fun weekend! I love that you had a fireplace and a little jacuzzi in your room!

And you are looking SUPER skinny!!! You look great!!!

In this wonderful life... said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! How fun!!! These pics are beautiful!! Looks like you guys had a blast!

sorry I've been a lame-o commenter! I'm catching up! :)

xoxo