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3180 Washington Ave. SW

Grandville, Michigan 49418

(616) 538-9442

{Just 6 minutes from Grand Rapids}

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"3RD BEST OVERALL B&B IN NORTH AMERICA!"

by InnTraveler Magazine

 

"2012 MOST AFFORDABLE LUXURY"
"2012 BEST SPA SERVICES"

by LanierBB.com

 

"BEST IN THE MIDWEST & BEST OF GREAT LAKES"

by BedandBreakfast.com 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

   

Every Monday is Cyber Monday until Christmas

Looking for a way to give yourself a little gift of time this holiday season?  Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast has the perfect gift for you.  We've taken Cyber Monday and made it even better!  Between now and Christmas, book any Sunday night stay and your Monday night is free!

What a perfect way to plan your holiday shopping!  You can start your morning with one of our amazing breakfasts, spend your days shopping at any of the area malls or other great shops, then relax the night away with a spark of romance in your room while you enjoy one of the two person Jacuzzi tubs located in all of our rooms.


Some of just a few of the great places to shop:

 

To take advantage of this Cyber Monday deal just book your Sunday and Monday night stay online.  After clicking the "book" button you'll be given the option to chose from a variety of packages, find the Cyber Monday package and chose that one.  Pick any one of our great rooms and you're guaranteed to make your Christmas just a little bit merrier. 

Prairieside Suites: A High Tech Bed & Breakfast

Is there really such a thing as a “High Tech” bed and breakfast? Mmmm . . . “high tech” AND “bed & breakfast” do they really go together?Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast, in Grandville, Michigan is an 11 time award winning B&B that is delighting both veteran and first time B&B goers with ALL the high tech amenities in their beautiful guest suites that are each themed after a different part of the world. 

So whether you’re a High or Low Tech person think about a couple days of R&R in one of our Romantic Spa Rooms . Every room includes a king size bed, an oversized Jacuzzi tub for two that sits in the bedroom (not in a cramped bathroom), a fireplace, large screen TV with DVD player and we have hundreds of movies to borrow. Guests have the added comfort of being able to control the heat or air conditioning in their suite, plus all guest suites have ceiling fans.

Think about this…there aren’t any cold floors in your private bathroom because our tile floors are heated. Bath towels are being gently warmed on heated towel bars. When you step out of one of our European Showers (with body sprays jets) your mirror isn’t all fogged up because it’s heated and YES believe it or NOT all our toilet seats are heated too! But that’s not all. Guests love the convenience of their “IN ROOM” beverage center, containing an electric wine chiller with stemware, mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and dishware. It allows our guests to pack light and enjoy all the conveniences of home. Each room has pop, homemade hot cocoa, Starbucks coffee, tea, and popcorn awaiting your arrival. Plus guests may visit our kitchen for cookies and baked goods anytime day or night. Cheri says, "Our goal was to think of anything our guests may want during their stay, and have it ready so they know we've anticipated their every need". Wow, how does that sound???

We're often told that our guests appreciate having high speed internet everywhere on the property; even outside by the pool. All of our guest suites have lots of outlets and a charging station 30" off the floor (no crawling around looking for outlets). The #1 item that men say they appreciate, isn’t something you can actually see? It’s their privacy! And that is where Prairieside Suites is so different because Cheri is an interior designer and Paul is a licensed builder. Together they have painstakingly created rooms that are not only beautiful but quiet and private because they have double walls between them with a one inch air gap, lots of insulation, sound board, drywall, and solid core doors with seals. This attention to detail can be seen throughout our guest suites. 

Do you wonder what women confide that they're concerned about?    It's will they have enough hot water? Bed and breakfast are generally older vintage homes so this can be a valid concern.  Guests wonder how could there possibly be enough hot water to service all the guest rooms and staff needs? At Prairieside Suites we've made sure that this is not an issue.  Paul created and installed a hot water system that will provide an inexhaustable amount of hot water [using a 125 gallon hot water holding tank & two boilers to heat the water]. We have also added a recirculating pump that keeps the water constantly moving and provides hot water at each faucet immediately. The 100 gallon Jacuzzi tubs in each guest suite fill at a rate of 19 gallons per minute. So in less than 5 minutes you can be enjoying a nice deep, relaxing, hot bath. 

Guests get lots of personal service at Prairieside Suites. Their room is assigned a keyless entry code using the last four numbers of their cell phone...so it's easy for them to remember. Upon arrival they can call from their car and be directed to the closest parking spot to their room for quick easy unloading. They can opt for express, over the phone, check-in as well. Guest even have the option of having a breakfast tray delivered to the privacy of their room which has a table for two.  

Are you dreaming of a Romantic Get Away to unplug from your everyday reality? Or maybe you’re looking for a special gift for YOUR special someone and it would be even better if it was a great deal?  Come experience "ALL THIS & MORE" at Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast. We have a terrific “Cyber Monday Deal”. Buy any Sunday between Thanksgiving (11/28/2013) and December 23, 2013 and get your Monday night stay free, bookable online. We’re conveniently located only minutes from Rivertown Crossings Mall, Celebration 20 Screen Movie Theater, lots of restaurants, Osgoods Brewery and only 6 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids.


 


Make Ahead Mashed Potato Casserole

 

When it comes to the holidays and cooking, it's best to make things as easy as possible.  This recipe for Make Ahead Mashed Potato Casserole is perfect for that.  Maybe you need to drive on The Holiday to visit family?  Make this dish a day ahead and bake at your final destination.  Or put it in your crock pot insert to bake in your own oven, then put it into your crock pot to travel and keep warm until dinner is served.  If you are making lots of dishes to serve then take some stress off by making this up the day before so it's just one less thing to worry about on party Day.  Either way you're sure to enjoy a different spin on your typical Mashed Potatoes and Gravy.


Make Ahead Mashed Potato Casserole

4lb’s russet potatoes peeled & cut into 1” chunks [about 8 medium]

½ Cup half and half

½ Cup low sodium chicken broth

1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, cut into pieces

1 clove Minced Garlic

2 tsp. Dijon Mustard

2 tsp. Salt

4 Large Eggs

¼ Cup finely chopped fresh chives

 

Heat oven to 375. Bring potatoes to a boil over high heat, simmer till tender.

Heat all ingredients except eggs over low heat till smooth. Keep warm.

Drain potatoes into a large mixing bowl, mix on medium/low speed, slowly adding liquid mixture for 1 minute.

Now Beat eggs into potatoes, one at a time, and fold in the chives [they will be soupy, they firm when baked].

Transfer into a greased 9”x13” pan, a 2 quart casserole or a crock pot insert with a plastic liner [use non-stick spray]. Use a fork to make peaked design in potatoes. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes [or 45 minutes if you refrigerated overnight]. The eggs make them puff up beautifully. Let cool 10 minutes.

 

Note: This casserole can be made a day before you want to serve. Cover with plastic wrap & refrigerate. Remove from refrigerator 1 hour before baking to bring to room temperature and add 10 minutes to your baking time.

Beer City USA Part 2 – Grand Rapids International Wine & Food Festival

This year's Grand Rapids International Wine & Food Festival is certain to showcase why Grand Rapids has been named Beer City USA and why Michigan is becoming a popular destination for beer and wine enthusiasts. From November 21st to November 23rd, DeVos Place Convention Center in downtown Grand Rapids will be the host to the 6th annual International Wine & Food Festival. This event is the largest wine and beer tasting event in the Midwest offering more than 1,200 different wines and over 200 varieties of beers. There will also be chances to sample ciders and spirits.

Of all the beers, wines, & spirits on hand at this year's Festival, products brewed right here in Michigan are sure to be a highlight. Over 100 of the beverages on hand will be from local wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Items featured from the local Grand Rapids area include beers from Founder's Brewing Company and New Holland Brewing, along with wines from Robinette Cellars and Cascade Winery. Both breweries are not only local favorites, they're makers of national award winning brews. Robinettes and Cascade Winery take the best produce West Michigan has to offer and turns them into (or even allows you to turn them into) really great fruity wines. You'll be sure to find your own personal local favorite.

In addition to sampling some really great beers and wines from all over the world, local winemakers, brewmasters, distillers, and authors will be on hand offering informational workshops for those who may be interested in attempting a little brewing or winemaking at home. Some of Grand Rapids finest restaurants have been invited to offer small plate tastings to festival participants. They've guaranteed you won't go home hungry. Featured restaurants include places like Cygnus 27, San Chez, six.one.six, and JU Sushi & Lounge.

Tickets for the Grand Rapids International Wine & Food Festival are $15 and include a sampling glass and event program. Tasting tickets are available for 50 cents and samplings vary in the number of tickets required to purchase. Tasting tickets may be purchased at the event, admission may be purchased in advance here  or at the box office during the event.

The Grand Rapids International Wine & Food Festival offers you the chance to find a perfect food pairing to many of the great wines and beers offered for sampling. But you won't find a better pairing to this event than a stay at Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast. Enjoy all three days of this great event while enjoying all the comforts of our bed and breakfast. The international flavor of many of our rooms are perfect for accompanying the international flavor of this event. Check out the French Riviera Room, the Tuscan Villa, or any of our other great rooms that are themed from around the world. Every guest suite has a king size bed, jacuzzi tub for two, fireplace and an electric wine chiller with wine glasses, cork skrew and bottle stopper.  We're a perfect compliment to this great event.  Check out our availability and book your stay with us today.