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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

   

Prairieside Suites wins TripAdvisor “Certificate of Excellence” for a Second Year in a Row!

For the second year in a row, TripAdvisor has best bestowed a "Certificate of Excellence" on Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast. We're proud that our work and dedication to providing an amazing bed and breakfast experience has been recognized. We owe this honor to the wonderful guests who chose not only to stay with us, but then to spread the word by sharing such fabulous reviews with others on sites like TripAdvisor, Google+, Yelp, and others. Our goal is to always make sure that we have happy and satisfied guests. Knowing that we have given people great memories and moments to cherish with their loved one is a better feeling than any award could possibly serve. So we just wanted to say thank you to all of our guests over the past year for their continued support and kind words. Our plan is to keep striving for that level of excellence year after year. We hope you'll come visit us in 2014 so you can see how hard we're working towards a three-peat.

 

Below you'll see just a few of the wonderful reviews left by our guest in 2013.

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.


 


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.

Grand Rapids Bed & Breakfast Wins TripAdvisor Award

We here at PrairieSide are excited to announce that TripAdvisor.com has recognized us with a "Certificate of Excellence" for 2012. It means a lot to us that we were recognized for our work and dedication to bringing our guests the best experiences possible. Now of course nothing like this would have been possible without the amazing people that stay with us. Guests always seem to leave with a smile on their face and that's what we strive for more than anything. Knowing that we have given people great memories and moments to cherish with their loved ones is a better feeling than any award could possibly serve. So we just wanted to say thank you to all of our guests over the past year for their continued support and kind words. We plan to keep bringing great experiences to all of our future guests through the rest of 2012 and into 2013!

Prairieside voted “Best Affordable Luxury 2012″!

Prairieside voted "Best Affordable Luxury 2012 by LanierBB.com"

Prairieside is voted "Best Affordable Luxury" by Guests from over 8,500 B&B’s!

[Hey everyone, this just in! Check out our new award from Lanierbb.com - guest voted! THANK YOU EVERYONE who voted for us]

May 4, 2012- Congratulations to the Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B in Grandville, MI for having been chosen by our readers as North America’s “Most Affordable Luxury” for 2012. We offer our readers at LanierBB.com the opportunity to vote for the Most Affordable Luxury, tallying the total number of votes annually. This unique B&B has earned one of the industry’s most prestigious award!
Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B is an ultimate bed and breakfast destination for any traveler in search of an unforgettable, unique experience. With excellent attention to detail, our member innkeepers serve their guests with extraordinary care, creating a memorable experience for travelers.

“Warm, welcoming and full of character and charm, Cheri & Paul Antozak offers exceptional hospitality and effort to go that extra mile. Earning themselves the designation of “Most Affordable Luxury for 2012” with Lanier readers, this B&B truly stands out above the rest”. –Pamela Lanier

Pamela Lanier’s Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and Guesthouses International has been assisting inn goers with a comprehensive variety of boutique lodgings since 1982, announcing an “Innkeeper of the Year” winner for 27 years in a row, the oldest and most prestigious B&B vote program in the world.

Thinking of visiting Grandville, or want to meet these exceptional innkeepers that put their heart and soul into their B&B? Contact them today!

Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B
Cheri & Paul Antozak
3180 Washington Ave SW, Grandville, MI
cheri@prairieside.com
616-538-9442
 

Prairieside Suites wins “2011 Guest Favorite” for Michigan Bed and Breakfast

Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast is proud to be included in a list of select B&B’s that receive this prestigious award on BnbFinder.com. Out of thousands of B&B’s listed on BnbFinder.com, only 60 B&B’s were chosen for this 2011 award!

BnbFinder.com was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Chicago Tribune. With more than 3,000 listings, the site enables users to search for B&Bs and inns that meet their lodging criteria, while consistently earning the industry’s highest rating of 5 STARS by INNSTAR for technology.Michigan Bed and Breakfast

Creating an environment where couples can reconnect with one another is what makes Prairieside Suites the 3rd Best Overall B&B in North America by InnTraveler Magazine and an exclusive Diamond Collection B&B by BedandBreakfast.com. This romantic getaway is located just 6 minutes outside

Grand Rapids, Michigan, it’s an secret escape in the city. Each luxury Spa room includes a jacuzzi whirlpool tub, fireplace, heated towel bars & toilet seat, king bed, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, flat screen TV’s plus all the latest amenities.

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Michigan Bed & Breakfast Gives Back in a Unique Way to Those Affected by 9/11 – with a Giveway Reaching Across America!

THREE Couples will Win $1,000 Getaway Giveaways Each! Enter by September 30, 2011 at midnight. Winners will be announced on Facebook October 1, 2011.

 

ENTER TO WIN>>

September 8, 2011 — Grand Rapids, Michigan — Prairieside Suites, Luxury Bed & Breakfast announces Giveaway of 2-Night Getaways (including travel vouchers) for three deserving couples affected by 9/11. Enter by September 30, 2011 at midnight. Winners will be announced on Facebook October 1, 2011.

"The emotional toll that the families and friends affected by 9/11 must go through every day is unimaginable, including on this 10 year anniversary," said Cheri Antozak, owner Prairieside Suites.  "We want this 2-Night Getaway Giveaway to reach across the nation, from Washington state to New York, so we've included a travel voucher up to $250 per couple to make it accessible to everyone."

THREE Couples Will Win (Over $1,000 Value Each):

  • 2-Night Stay in the Suite of Your Choice ($520 value)
  • "A Night to Remember" Pamper Package ($350 value) includes:

– Couples Massage
– Long Stemmed Rose
– Box of Gift Wrapped Chocolates
– Silk Rose Petals on Room Floor Awaiting Your Arrival
– Firelight Romance Candle Package
– Non-Alcoholic Wine Tray
– Remembrance Gift

  • Travel Voucher up to $250*

Creating an environment where couples can reconnect with one another is what makes Prairieside Suites the 3rd Best Overall B&B in North America by InnTraveler Magazine and an exclusive Diamond Collection B&B by BedandBreakfast.com. Located just 5 minutes outside Grand Rapids, Michigan, it's an secret escape in the city. All rooms include jacuzzi whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, heated towel bars & toilet seats, king beds, refrigerators, microwaves, and all the latest amenities.

    ****WINNERS UPDATE****

    $1,000 Getaway Giveaway WINNERS Announcement!! It's finally here after a month of entries, from e-mails to facebook we've counted over 200 of you that have shared your heartfelt stories of how 9/11 impacted your life. While the majority resolves to love stronger, stay in the moment longer, and strive for your life's purpose harder we've also seen entries of effects beyond words and surpassing any measurement. As promised, we've chosen a handful comprised of both types — every entry is important to us — everyone across the U.S. was welcome to enter.

    CONGRATULATIONS to our $1,000 Getaway Giveway Winners:
    1. Heidi Skjordahl
    2. Amy Davidson Lance
    3. Jeleane Simmons

    To our Winners, congratulations and we hope this allows you the opportunity to reconnect while allowing us handle all the details of your sweet escape. Call Cheri at 616-538-9442 to give her your details. http://www.prairieside.com/awards-media/michigan-bed-and-breakfast-911-getaway-giveaway

    Designer Couple Creates ‘Homespun’ Showroom in “Kitchen and Bath Design News Magazine”

    This article was written by Denise Vermeulen and featured in "Kitchen & Bath Design News Magazine."

    "An Oldie but Goodie" article on the creation of Prairieside Suites [April 2001] Grandville, MI

    All across America, the trend toward working at home continues to gain steam. Here in downtown Grandville, Cheri and Paul Antozak have taken the idea to a new level, building both their lives and their businesses around the concept, to considerable success.

    Cheri Antozak, CKD, CBD, and her husband, a licensed builder, had no intention of actually moving into the 80-year-old colonial they bought to renovate. The original idea was to create a unique showroom for "Interiors by Cheri," one that would replace their existing showroom, which had been located in a strip mall since 1986. Cheri Antozak says that they wanted to create the "illusion of having it all and daring customers to reach for their dreams."

    In their spare time, the Antozaks renovated the 2,800-square-foot main floor of the colonial home over a five-year period. They also purchased and renovated several neighboring apartment buildings for investment purposes during that time. All of the properties purchased had fallen on hard times, and area residents welcomed the renovations. They soon began encouraging the Antozaks to move into the neighborhood.

    Living showroom
    The idea of a home and showroom rolled into one struck the Antozaks as unique. The pair always seemed to be there in their spare time anyway, completing most of the renovations themselves. So, about a year ago, the Antozaks moved into their new home and showroom permanently.

    "People remodel because they want the end result not because they are interested in the nuts and bolts," observes Cheri Antozak, who also has a builder's license. She explains that she doesn't want her customers to feel like they are shopping. Rather, she wants them to feel like a guest in her home, being shown throughout the house. In fact, the Antozaks have all the rooms in which they live open to their customers. "No room is off limits," explains Cheri Antozak.

    The showroom/home includes 13 rooms: A living room, library, dining room, office, multi-purpose room that includes laundry facilities, kitchen, four bathrooms and three bedrooms. According to their extensive Web site, which includes a color photo tour of the colonial, "The rooms are connected by doors and hallways, to allow for a smooth, circular tour around the house." Each room is decorated by Cheri Antozak and showcases the various talents of the husband-and-wife team.

    Cheri Antozak counts among her talents "the ability to organize and be neat" and a "God-given ability to create beautiful rooms." The planning and design that went into the rooms prove her right. A multi-purpose room includes a laundry center with four roll-out hamper baskets, a gardening area with a pull-out table extension, recycling bins and a craft storage area.

    The kitchen includes a sink that is located in front of a pass-through to a well-appointed dining room. A countertop on the dining room side offers extra space for buffets. A china cabinet holds the Antozaks' collection of antique crystal.

    The bathrooms are smaller than many of today's more luxurious appointed plans, but they showcase effective utilization of space something many clients appreciate. The Antozaks even included an elaborate hot tub in the master bedroom. The house also features five different painting techniques (with two more in the works).

    Artful promotion
    While this all-consuming philosophy toward business might be overwhelming for many, this couple thrives on the experience. In fact, Cheri Antozak says that she always tries to have something cooking on the stove or in the oven when customers arrive. "I've greeted more than one customer with an apron on," she says, referring to the cookies, popcorn, bread and chili she's prepared for showroom guests. When appointments arrive at the "Interiors by Cheri" showroom, the Antozaks make sure that the place looks and smells good. They even put on music.

    Who are these lucky consumers who arrive on the Antozaks' doorstep, ready to be fed and dazzled? Careful tracking of their consumer base allows Cheri Antozak to be very specific. "We have a medium- to medium-high-end client base," she explains. Customers tend to be couples with two incomes, between the ages of 35 and 65. The majority of her customers are people who own their own businesses.

    Mrs. Antozak emphasizes, "We are a small business," explaining that they complete some 12 kitchens and 12 bathrooms annually. They also do a variety of decorating and remodeling projects, and are known for their fearlessness with regard to remodeling old homes. They are likewise known for their willingness to work with the do-it-yourself type customer.

    Though the Antozaks used to do home shows and some advertising, they no longer bother, except for a small ad in the Yellow Pages. "Our referrals are almost totally from word of mouth," says Cheri Antozak. While little paid advertising is done, Cheri Antozak does look for opportunities to publicize the unusual showroom she and her husband have created. And, the local media has been quite responsive.

    Cheri Antozak is also very active in the Grandville community, having served on the local planning commission and various civic and arts groups. This community service has helped the business, she explains, since "It has put my name in front of lots of people."

    The couple also attributes their success to the fact that they typically have control over a whole project. Paul Antozak is able to do most of the renovations and installations, while his wife plans and decorates. In this way, customers find that they get continuity, and the project moves forward nicely. When a project is completed, customers are asked to fill out a survey that is later included in a book used as a sales tool.  Cheri says, "We're here to inspire people to live the life they dream about. We help them break out of their shell, be more creative and be more daring."

    Cheri Antozak describes her showroom home as "tasteful, traditional and creative." And, no doubt those who visit her there would agree: "There's no place like home."

    Top pick – biker friendly Bed & Breakfast in Grand Rapids/Grandville MI area

    Prairieside Suites was recently named "Top Pick" for motorcycle friendly B&B's.  We were visited by Patricia Hensley, a Staff Reporter, with the "Ann Arbor Motorcycle Travel Examiner".  Pat is writing a series about a couple who are enjoying their retirement as they travel around the country highlighting fun times on their "Senior Trips".  These articles showcase accommodations, restaurants, fun places to visit, along with the interesting, unique people they meet along the way.

    I wanted to share the article she wrote after staying with us and enjoying our hospitality.  Don't miss the link  where you can see our personal quarters [guests are always asking if our private space is as pretty as the rest of the house].  So here's your chance to take a peek at our bedroom, living room & kitchen through an impromptu little video taken by Patricia's husband Glen.  Here is a picture of Pat & Glen on their bike along with her article…

    Prairieside Suites Bed & Breakfast is a work in progress.  It is a labor of love and the culmination of years of planning.  From Ann Arbor, depending on the route you choose, Prairieside Suites is a nice motorcycle ride of 2 to 2 ½ hours.  Owners Cheri and Paul Antozak are well known in the Grandville, Michigan area for their outstanding accomplishments.  Cheri is a renowned Bath and Kitchen designer and decorator with numerous awards.  Paul is a licensed Contractor who specializes in Kitchen and Bath remodeling.  The combination of these two wonderfully talented people has made the Prairieside Suites an award winning Bed & Breakfast.  They were voted the 3rd best Bed and Breakfast in North America by Inn Traveler Magazine.   They are a member of the Michigan Lake to Lake Bed and Breakfast Association.   Prairieside Suites is a biker friendly establishment.  Paul is a motorcycle rider and understands the needs of the overnight rider.  Paul graciously offers his biker guests the use of his garage to keep their motorcycles out of the elements.

    Prairieside Suites Bed & Breakfast is located at 3180 Washington, Grandville, MI. 49418.  They are located within walking distance to the Downtown area, Restaurants and entertainment.

    Prairieside Suites offers five luxury suites, The French Rivera, The Spanish Hacienda, The Southern Mansion, the English Cottage and the Tuscan Villa.  Every Suite is tastefully and wonderfully decorated to match its name.  The amenities are numerous and include European Showers, Jacuzzi tubs, heated bathroom floors, heated towel bars and even heated toilet seats.  Each of the luxurious Suites feature a refrigerator, a microwave, a dining table, a Coffee Pot, and a container of Cheri’s famous hot chocolate mix.    If you must work, each suite is equipped with a desk that is stocked with items to make your work load easier.  Nothing has been overlooked.  You would be hard pressed to find something that was not included in your Suite.  The Breakfast was delicious, special thanks to Cindy.

    Construction continues on two new suites on an adjacent property, coming soon are the Santa Barbara Beach House and the New York Loft.

    A rare peek inside the Host’s private quarters reveals as much attention to detail as in all the other Suites.  Click here for a short video of the Innkeepers Quarters.

    For an excellent, relaxing, pampering experience, Prairieside Suites Bed & Breakfast is Ann Arbor Motorcycle Travel Examiner’s #1 choice in the Grandville/Grand Rapids area.

    For reservations or more information, click on this link: Prairieside Suites Bed & Breakfast Prairieside Suites B & B

    Remember, it’s all about the ride. Ride safe!   Credits: P. Hensley, June 6, 2011

     

     

     

    Slideshow: Prairieside Suites B & B

    Come experience my world!

    Cheri Antozak is the owner, Innkeeper & Designer of Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast, Grandville, MI

    Prairieside Suites wins 2011 Governor’s Award

    2011 Governor’s Award for Innovative Tourism Collaboration is given to Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast for its collaboration on the new “Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Association’s" cutting edge website and for its successful use of blogging, facebook, e-marketing efforts and also for the huge amount of publicity and goodwill that was generated for its participation in the B&B’s for Veterans National Event all of which Prairieside Suites, a Michigan bed and breakfast, participated in.  Governor Rick Snyder presented the award himself at the Spring Governor’s luncheon in Kalamazoo.

    Prairieside Suites, owner, Cheri Antozak said “It's a real honor to have received this award given by the Michigan Travel Commission and we’re very proud to have been a part of this collaborative effort”.  We are one of nine B&B’s that received this award from the Tourism Marketing and Promotion Category.

    Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Association has more than 130 bed and breakfasts members. With everyone “fighting to be at the top of Google,” we have a greater opportunity collectively to accomplish this than going it alone. The ML2L Association is like a portal, which provides access to resources and promotes it's members.  ML2L has another strength, each member of it's board of directors owns and operates a B&B.  It's these creative minds that help drive the organization.  “There are terrific people in leadership positions on our board of directors,” said, Linda Singer, ML2L's executive director. “An association is all about the people who lead you and we have visionaries.”  To read more about the new ML2L website see related article in MiBiz.com.

    Cheri [a designer] & her husband Paul [a builder] purchased their home in 1995.  They worked for seven years transforming their large 1920’s Dutch Colonial home [which was divided into four apartments] into the beautiful modern luxury B&B that it is today.  They accepted their first guests in May 2002.  Cheri says, we know our guests can say anywhere.  They stay with us because we create an experience.  We're different, "B and B's are definitely a better way to stay".

    Come experience my world!

    Cheri Antozak is the owner, Innkeeper & Designer of Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast, Grandville, MI