As the hustle and bustle that inevitably comes during this most jolly time of year sneaks a bit closer, one can't help but feel the stress level rise a tad. The to-do lists multiply; turkeys are added to Thanksgiving dinner as family phones, asking to bring so-and-so's neighbor so they don't have be alone on the holiday; and the Michigan weather continues to yo-yo between snow and sunny in the sixties (this week's forecast, I might add). It's enough to make one go mad at the mere mention of holiday cheer!
Now imagine escaping with your loved one to the quiet lakeside community of Montague, a bottle of champagne waiting your arrival at the charming Weathervane Inn. You away to your room where you're greeted with the warmth of a crackling fire, the soothing pulse of your Jacuzzi tub, and the postcard view of White Lake. Stress? What stress?
The Weathervane Inn prides themselves on offering the cozy, romantic feel of a classic bed and breakfast with the privacy of a hotel. When you first enter the lobby, you're greeted not only with a smile from the staff, but from dozens of glistening fish, merrily swimming about in their front desk home. Each of the 24 rooms features a fireplace, Jacuzzi and a view of the marina or the world's largest weather vane (it's actually quite impressive). The design is comfortable yet contemporary, and the property's uniqueness is apparent when you stroll to the gazebo or look out to the picturesque inland lake.
Keeping with its romantic reputation, the Inn also hosts dozens of weddings each year. It's small size and ideal setting lend to the magic of the day, with opportunities to rent the entire property. During the tour, I couldn't help imagine glowing brides taking advantage of the well-appointed extended stay apartment, spacious enough for the entire bridal party, the gown, the mother and mother-in-law, and all the mimosas it takes to make it down the aisle.
This week, I'm excited to announce that we're giving away a romance package at the Weathervane Inn. This includes a two nights' stay, bottle of champagne, bath oils for the Jacuzzi, and complementary breakfast. To enter, just comment with what you do during the holiday season to relieve stress.
Meanwhile, be sure to check out the Weathervane Inn's newly designed website at www.theweathervaneinn.net.