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3180 Washington Ave. SW

Grandville, Michigan 49418

(616) 538-9442

{Just 6 minutes from Grand Rapids}

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Southwest Airlines Names Prairieside “Most Ideal” Place to Stay in Grand Rapids

 

When Southwest Airlines announced in early 2013 that they were bringing service to Gerald R. Ford International Airport, people who fly in and out of Grand Rapids got very excited. After all, Southwest airlines meant more competition, so flight prices would drop. Plus their no baggage fee policies and free flight transfers have always been appealing to air travelers.

The addition of Southwest service to Grand Rapids meant there would be double the flights that had been previously carried by AirTran and those flights would include daily trips to Baltimore-Washington, Denver, Orlando and St. Louis international airports. It also meant that outside travelers would have more access to the great city of Grand Rapids and all wonderful attractions our city has to offer.

Not only were flyers in and out of Grand Rapids excited by this move, but Southwest Airlines was excited about moving to the Grand Rapids market too. The August 2013 edition of Spirit Magazine, Southwest Airlines inflight magazine, did a feature article on Grand Rapids. In this article, Southwest Airlines listed things to do and places to stay during travel to West Michigan. Wanting their customers to have the best of the best when they travel, Spirit Magazine named Prairieside Suites as one of the top three “most ideal” places to stay in Grand Rapids. Of our bed and breakfast the article went on to say, “Each of the seven guest rooms at this B&B is equipped with a hot tub for two. For even more pampering, stop by the massage room for a couple's treatment.”

Whether you're planning your stay in the Grand Rapids area after catching a Southwest Airlines flight to town, or even if you are local and looking for a top place to stay after a short drive, Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast is that place. Southwest Airlines will take you to the heart of West Michigan, but your stay at Prairieside Suites will make you feel like a world traveler if you chose to stay at one of our European inspired designed rooms. You can choose from our Tuscan Villa, our Spanish Hacienda, or our English Cottage, or our French Riviera rooms. To make your stay the most ideal it can be, plan an individual or a couple's massage. After planning your travel to Grand Rapids, be sure to plan your stay at Prairieside Suites.

The Prairieside Way to Enjoy ArtPrize

Four years ago the concept of ArtPrize was introduced to Grand Rapids by it's creator Rick DeVos as what he described as a “social experiment”. His plan was to give away the largest prize in art world history based solely on public vote. That first year 1262 artists from 41 states and 14 different countries negotiated with area businesses, churches, and organizations in the downtown area to put their works on display in more than a hundred different venues. Every fall since then, ArtPrize has taken over the streets and buildings of Grand Rapids in what is described as one of the most amazing art events in the world. This year's ArtPrize, which runs from September 18th until October 6th, promises only to be bigger and better.

Art comes in many different forms and ArtPrize 2013 takes almost all of those forms and puts them on display in a three square mile area for the public to view free of charge. While enjoying the experience you'll get the chance to see everything from paintings, to sculptures, to music, to performance art. You may want to stop by The B.O.B to see "Le Cercle Du Temps", a rotating interactive piece that offers participants the chance to see their head reflected on another viewer's body. Take a short walk over to The Amway Grand Plaza to view “Myth or Logic” a three dimensional mythical creature created by thousands of pieces of bamboo suspended in air on thread. As you make your way up the Grand River you'll encounter dozens of other works of art before stopping in at DeVos Place where artist Marco Riolo will create a monster that your imagination brings to life.

Whether you like traditional art or abstract art, paintings or sculptures, art that conforms or art that pushes the limits, with ArtPrize you are guaranteed to find something you love and almost as certain you'll find pieces that make you question “THIS is art!?” This year's competition gives you the chance to experience over 1500 different works of art in at 169 different venues. But one of the best things about ArtPrize is that you get to help decide who will take home the $200,000 top prize with your votes.

While you take some time to relax after experiencing ArtPrize and cast your votes for who you'd like to have win, you can be guaranteed top prize in accommodations by staying at Prairieside Suites. Each of our suites is so beautifully designed and artfully decorated, that when you climb into bed after a long day at ArtPrize, you'll feel as if you're virtually enjoying a masterfully created room that's work of art. No matter what your taste in art, Prairieside Suites is assured to have a room that fits your artistic style from modern and edgy to old world classics. In order to make your ArtPrize experience into a romantic get away, make your reservation online at Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast today. What could be better after a long day of walking the streets of Grand Rapids than to slip into one of our incredibly large Jacuzzi tubs for two?

Veteran’s Day Special at Grand Rapids Bed & Breakfast

 

Words cannot express the sheer amount of gratitude that we here at PrairieSide Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast feel when it comes to the brave men and women that currently are, and have served, in our countries Armed Forces. Without you, our freedom and happy lives, would not be possible. So with that being said, we here at PrairieSide Suites are excited to share that for a 3rd straight-year, we are running a Veteran's Day special to honor our veterans! So pass this along to friends and family members that are veterans.

All you have to do is stay in one of our suites on Sunday, Nov 11th. And you'll receive Monday for free! You just need to book your favorite suite online @ www.prairieside.com for the 11th, and write "Free Monday for Veterans" on your confirmation." We'll add Monday at no charge and send you a new confirmation.

The respect for our Veterans goes beyond our romantic bed and breakfast located in Grandville. Veterans are being honored in many ways through out the city of Grand Rapids. One example is that every year the city holds the Grand Rapids Veteran's Day Parade followed by a special ceremony at Veteran's Park all in commemoration for our Veterans. The parade begins at 10am on November 10th. It will start on Division (just North of Michigan St) going South to Fulton ending at Veteran's Park for a ceremony honoring veterans.

Here are some other notable events occurring around the city honoring veterans.

Davenport University Veteran's Day Celebration

When: Friday, November 9, 2012 | 9:30am

Where: Davenport University6191 Kraft Avenue Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI, 49512

What: Davenport will be displaying Army and National Guard equipment that is currently being used in Afghanistan and Iraq starting at 9:30am. A Blackhawk helicopter will be touching down on the campus at 10am. A military fly-over is then planned at 10:40am (weather permitting). Finally, there will be a moment of silence observed at 11am.

The City of Wyoming Veterans Day Ceremony

When: Friday, November 9, 2012 | 6pm

Where: Veteran's Memorial Garden – Veterans Memorial Dr SW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49534

What: The city of Wyoming is honoring it's veterans with a ceremony being opened by a message from Mayor Jack Poll. The ceremony will feature the commander of the 63rd brigade in Wyoming, Colonel Pablo Estrada Jr.

Fountain Street Church Veteran's Day Ceremony

When: Friday, November 9, 2012 | 11am

Where: Fountain Street Church24 Fountain Street Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

What: The ceremony will take place in the Memorial Tower room and feature a wreath laying and remarks from Mayor George Hartwell.

Local West Michigan Restaurants

Uccellos – Italian, American

3940 Rivertown Parkway, Grandville, MI

616-249-9344

 

Monelli's Italian Grill – Italian, American

5675 Byron Center Ave SW, Wyoming, MI

616-530-9700

 

Grand Villa Restaurant/Dungeon – American, Mexican

3594 Chicago Dr SW, Grandville, MI

616-534-8435

 

Florentine – Italian, American

3425 28th St SW, Grandville, MI

616-534-5419

 

One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom – American, Italian

136 E Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI

616-235-7669

 

Rockford Corner Bar – Hot/Dogs, American

31 North Main, Rockford, MI

616-866-9866

 

Main St. Pub – American, Mexican, Italian, Seafood

11240 University Parkway, Allendale, MI

616-895-1234