The SpaceYour room features a beautifully carved 4-poster Queen bed, private bath, main-floor level, and charming turn of the century Victorian era shaker style. This is a cozy room with plenty of natural light from two 7 foot tall windows, and a garden view. Please note that this is a small room. It is a pretty space with plenty of interesting décor, some very historic, but do not expect a large room as the big 4-poster bed fills it.
See the note below regarding the possibility of adding breakfast to your stay. We are renowned for our food and Valerie is a chef, running a cooking school on site as well.
This is a (circa) 1872 Manse that focuses on heritage living.
Located 1/2 mile from White Lake, and 4 miles from Lake Michigan, this romantic, unique, and delightful Montague area farm stay. A perfect getaway for couples, solitary, business traveler, culinary excursion, historical experience or friends. Here you’ll enjoy an intimate, cozy and simply grand retreat in a heritage farm-style setting in Montague, a beautiful lakeshore town. With our comfy beds, full amenities, private baths and more, we are the perfect alternative to a hotel.
Bygone Basics, a unique culinary experience that draws guests from all over the U.S.A. is on site at Amanda's Bequest (sessions must be pre-scheduled). Also onsite is a woodland trail that is also a fun scavenger hunt. In the winter, we loan out x-country skis and snowshoes for the trail.
Additionally, bring your bikes as we are connected to the miles of biking and walking (skiing/snowshoeing/snowmobiling) paths leading to state parks and other beachside towns! We’re just ½ mile from a public beach on White Lake. Not to mention a short one and half mile jaunt to downtown Montague with its unique shops, Bardic Wells Meadery, Wednesday and Saturday farmer's market, Saturday artisan fair, boat launch, band shell, antique stores, maritime and cultural experiences.
We are perfectly located to be your home base to visit other West Michigan lakeshore towns such as Whitehall, Silver Lake, Grand Haven, Muskegon, and Saugatuck. We are 9 miles from Michigan's Adventure Amusement Park, 15 from the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex with its year round luge, 23 miles from the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, and 9 miles from the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Golf courses, horseback riding, museums, marinas, and farm markets are also only minutes away.
Your restful room includes a Smart TV, Cable, free Wi-Fi, private bath, any-time coffee/tea service, and more.
NOTE: Our listed AIRBNB prices do not include breakfast. We are a Bed & Breakfast well renowned for our food. If you wish to include breakfast with your stay, it is $20 per person, per breakfast. Please let us know prior to the day of arrival. Or, if an extended stay....24 hours prior to the 9:30 breakfast.
Our full breakfast (if ordered) always includes a fresh hot heirloom recipe main dish, fruit, pastries, juice, coffee, and more depending on season...this is true farm to table eating. We are often told the food is a very special quality and character in its delicious heirloom foods and abundance.
We’re open year round so you can enjoy the beautiful seasons that Michigan offers.
With a focus on earth friendly and true farm-style, you won't find busy wall-paper or lots of fussy high Victorian décor at this romantic B&B. The high ceilinged historic house has arched rooms with 8 foot windows are graceful in their grand simplicity. The décor is Hanson family heirlooms (most still in use) and relaxing comfort. The Hansons prefer not to leave a big "carbon footprint" and so items are cleverly reused, reduced, and recycled.
At Amanda's Bequest Bed and Breakfast you will enjoy quiet, serenity and privacy. If you don't feel like biking, shopping, or other external activities, you can choose to engage in on-site heritage activities, such as butter churning, or jam making (these require prior arrangements); stroll in the woods, gather eggs, watch the deer and wild turkey while relaxing on the back gazebo, harvest fresh produce, read or visit in the parlor, or play the piano...or do absolutely nothing at all.
Why the name Amanda's Bequest? Be sure to read about this home's interesting history, and who Amanda was, on our website.
Included in the listed price is the 11% required lodging tax. You will have no surprise fees/taxes added on by Amanda's Bequest. Be sure to note this when comparing values. Other lodging properties may add tax/fees on after your arrival.
As your hosts, John and Valerie Hanson, we welcome you to refresh yourself immersed in a simpler era.
Included in the listed price is the 11% required lodging tax. You will have no surprise fees/taxes added on by Amanda's Bequest B&B. Be sure to note this when comparing values. Other lodging properties may add tax/fees after your arrival. Guest AccessDining Room, Parlor, Lawns, Forest, Gardens, Gazebo, Grill. Interaction with GuestsWe personally check our guests in between 4 and 6 pm giving a tour and the history of this historical manse. We live on-site. The NeighborhoodIt is a quiet neighborhood with a lot of wild-life in the form of turkeys, deer, fox, eagles, hawks, songbirds galore...and within short walking distance to White Lake.
Getting AroundParking is plentiful on-site. Having a vehicle to drive is important. There is no public transportation system and no-local taxi service. Other Things to NoteIf arriving after stated check-in time, guests willbe given self-check in information.
Please state food allergies, etc at reservation acceptance.
There are honeybees on site.