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3180 Washington Ave. SW

Grandville, Michigan 49418

(616) 538-9442

{Just 6 minutes from Grand Rapids}

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February is the Month for Romance in Grand Rapids

If you're looking for a way to celebrate Valentine's Day with someone you love, look no further than Grand Rapids. Throughout the month of February, Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast is offering the Lovers' Dream Special. Stay two nights in the same suite & get one FREE half hour massage, a box of gift wrapped chocolates & a firelight romance candle package [a $105.00 value]. You can take advantage of the special any time between now and February 28 by booking online.

So now that you know where to stay while you celebrate Valentine's Day for the ultimate in romance, what other romantic things are there available to do in Grand Rapids?

If you're the active type, there's always skating hand-in-hand at Rosa Parks Circle. And afterwards maybe a short walk to any of a number of local coffee houses to warm up with a hot drink and a sweet treat. You may not think that the middle of winter is the best time for a trip to the beach but the extremely cold weather and massive amounts of snow in West Michigan have made the lake shore unbelievably beautiful to look at. Or maybe you'd like to spend a little time outside, but being a little less active. You can always enjoy a winter carriage ride through the streets of downtown. (Grand Carriages, Classic Carriages, Romance Horse Carriages) Besides with a stay at Prairieside Suites you always warm up in a two-person Jacuzzi tub to take the chill away when you're done.

Maybe you're looking for some hands-on activities to do together as a couple. With Thought Design, you could take a couples cooking class. In February, they're offering a "Me and You" couples class where you can learn about food pairings. Their "Thai One On" class will teach you how to cook Thai food. At The Local Epicurean, couples can take a truffle making class where you will be able to take home a dozen chocolate truffles you make and enjoy a cheese and chocolate platter & drinks during the class. (There is even a Groupon available for this event).  Maybe food isn't your thing and you're more the artistic type. At Brush Studio you and your date can learn how to paint. Enjoy a glass of wine, order some food in, and let their instructors teach you how to create a masterpiece.

Are you looking for an entertaining show? The Delta Plex is hosting the Brew Ha Ha over Valentine's Day weekends. This events combines what Grand Rapids is famous for, craft beers, and comedy. Join the Grand Rapids Symphony as they celebrate classic rock 'n roll with music from the Rolling Stones on February 15.  At the end of the month, the Grand Rapids Civic theater will begin its run of Les Miserables.

What romantic date would be complete without the perfect meal?  Cygnus 27 may be the tops when it comes to fine dining in Grand Rapids. Located at the top of the Amway Grand Plaza this beautiful restaurant not only offers amazing views from high above the city, but also delicious food. San Chez is another local favorites. This Spanish Tapas Bistro offers patrons the chance to share small plate dishes. Both of these restaurants are perfect any time of year for a romantic dinner.

If you're looking for restaurants offering special Valentine's Day deals, Grand Rapids has several to offer. Zeytin is a top rated restaurant offering Turkish cuisine. This Valentine's Day they're offering a special pairing dinner that includes an appetizer of your choice with any two kebabs, seafood, or vegetable entrée along with a bottle of selected red or white wine.  Shiraz is another restaurants with international flair that has a Valentine's weekend dining special.  Specializing in Persian and Mediterranean cuisine this restaurant will feature a romantic four course dinner for two including wine for only $79. .If you're looking for more traditional dining, head to Boulder Creek. For $45, couples can choose an appetizer, to salads, two entrées, and a dessert to share.

No matter how you choose to celebrate Valentine's Day or when you choose to celebrate it, a romantic jacuzzi suite at Prairieside is the perfect way to end your date. Be sure to book your stay before February 28 in order to take advantage of our Lovers' Dream Special.

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. 

Mother’s Day Giveaway at Prairieside Suites, Michigan Bed and Breakfast

May 4, 2012 – Prairieside Suites announces a Mother's Day B1G1 FREE giveaway! Why? Because "Moms Run the World!" (well, Cheri says…). This is your chance to honor and thank a wonderful mom in your life. Visit the Prairieside Suites Facebook page to nominate a special mom in your life that you admire. Share on our Wall what you admire most about them for a chance to win a B1G1 for your nominee!

[Entry Deadline: May 13, 2012 on Facebook]

Valentine’s 2-Night BONUS going on now through February 28, 2012

LOVER'S DREAM-FREE Massage, Chocolates & Firelight Romance Candles"

Unwind for two nights in one of our fabulous spa suites and we'll have a box of gift-wrapped chocolates & 6 candles waiting in your room. Plus, we'll arrange for ONE free 1/2 hour massage. Then, the romance is up to you!  Free offers cannot be combined with other free or discounted items but can be used with paid packages. This offer is available through February 28, 2011.

Veterans are being honored a 2nd year at Prairieside Suites

At Prairieside suites, we appreciate the men and women who serve and have served in our Armed Forces. That is why this Veterans Day, we would like to honor five veterans by giving them a free night's stay in one of our luxurious suites.  So pass the word along…

Are you married to a Veteran? In love with a Veteran OR just have a Veteran that you love? We have a secret…last year we gave away all 5 of our rooms on Veterans Day and this year we'll be doing it again. Here is how it works…When a veteran reserves a room on Wednesday, Nov 9th [online @], they'll get Thursday Nov 10nth, 2011 for free. Plus we'll have a very special breakfast for them on Friday morning for Veterans Day and may even have a visit from Grandville's Mayor Jim Buck. Spread the word to those you love because this offer goes fast!


We are very excited about this tremendous opportunity and look forward to meeting the veterans and learning about their lives.

Come, experience my world!

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

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.



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 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.

    Facebook Promo – Get $75.00 Off!

    With our Facebook special, you can get $75.00 off your room! Surprise your someone special and get a great deal on one of our luxury suites!


    To take advantage of this spectacular offer, proceed with these 5 easy steps to receive $75.00 off your room the day of your arrival.  Rooms subject to availability.

    1. Do a facebook search for "Prairieside Suites Bed & Breakfast."

    2. Help us promote Prairieside by  "LIKE"ing us on YOUR Facebook page.

    3. While staying with us, post at least TWO pictures of your romantic B&B experience on YOUR Facebook page.

    4. While you're here post (on Facebook) what room you stayed in and share your B&B experience with your Facebook friends.

    5. While you're here post an enthusiastically glowing review on our Prairieside B&B Fan page thru Facebook.  Please do this by using the 'review' tab at the top, not by writing on the wall.   Then copy and email your review to  [You may use our guest computer or bring your own.  We have FREE wireless internet.]

    Offer valid once per couple and only on the first night of your reservation. Discounted offers cannot be combined.

    Visit our website to check out our beautiful rooms and availability!

    Come, experience my world!


    Greatest Gift Idea for $20-$25

    Is your Holiday shopping all done?  Do you have anyone on your list who seems to have everything [making them hard to buy for] but you'd really like to delight them with the perfect gift? Look no further, we have a sure winner!  The 22nd Edition of the Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns Guidebook is available and it comes with a "Buy One Night Get the Second Free" certificate. What a perfect companion for everyone who loves to travel!! This is also an amazing Christmas exchange gift at only $25. If you have a tech savvy family and prefer to look things up online, then save $5.00 by purchasing the "Buy One Night, Get the Second Free" certificate without the book, available for $20. These certificates, which can be used at more than 1500 bed and breakfasts across the United States, are a perfect gift. Purchase one for yourself and a loved one by calling Prairieside Suites at 616.538.9442! Prairieside Suites is a six time award winning bed and breakfast that has been voted as a Top Ten Romantic Inn which is featured on the cover of this Best Selling B&B Guide! Get your copy today and get the scoop on the best Inns around the country! Grand Rapids is rich with holiday festivities!  For our thespian guests, Master Arts Theatre is presenting A Christmas Carol and the Grand Rapids Civic Theater is presenting Peter Pan. There are a couple of tribute exhibits at our museums that may interest you: Diana- A celebration and Betty Ford- An Extraordinary Life. To go along with the Diana exhibit, you can see (and even taste!) a replica of Diana's Royal Wedding Cake at the Amyway Grand Plaza Hotel. And, finally- Bodies Revealed is at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. This display of bodies and their organs and how it all works together is sure to intrigue! As always, there is plenty to do and see in Grand Rapids, MI.  So whether you need a little getaway to finish your Christmas shopping (Rivertown Crossings- the largest regional mall in Michigan, is right down the road), you'd like to enjoy some night life in Grand Rapids OR you just want to enjoy our beautifully decorated home and experience one of our luxury spa rooms, we're here to help you. Unwind, relax and reconnect with your sweetheart in one of our luxurious rooms chock full of amenities, including a two person jacuzzi tub and an all-season fireplace. There is no better gift to give yourself or your family!  Come, experience my world! Warmly, Cheri

    Veterans Stay Free at B&B’s Across the U.S.

    Prairieside was honored to be a part of the Inns for Vets program this year! It was a delight to read the stories sent in and we had participation from two local businesses.  Season's Floral adorned each guest suite with a beautiful red, white, and blue bouquet [pictured] and Gordon Food Service donated all the food for our welcome reception. Our Veterans who have previously stayed at B&B's remarked on how they enjoyed our luxurious intimate guest suites at Prairieside Suites and said they have never stayed at a B&B with so many in room amenities and thoughtful little touches for them to enjoy. I have always said that owning a bed and breakfast is a love business so I had to smile when Carol, wife of Vietnam vet Floyd said she could "feel the love" at Prairieside Suites.  Another Carol (three of our ten guests were named Carol!), wife of retired Army veteran Doug, who was awarded two purple hearts, a bronze star, and a silver star, said she would most definitely recommend Prairieside Suites to her friends and said that Prairieside Suites was the nicest Bed and Breakfast they'd ever stayed in. After our guests arrived and were settled into their rooms on Wednesday night, we began their visit with a welcome reception. Savory meatballs, spinach dip and pita chips, meat and cheese platter with crackers, cookies, gourmet chocolates, cheesecake sampler, and brownies, along with conversation and story telling were enjoyed by all. It was a pleasant, relaxing evening! Thursday morning, guests were greeted in the common area with smiles and the smell of French toast being prepared. After everyone gathered, we moved to the dining room where the table was beautifully set, fruit and warm baked goods were waiting. Conversations flowed and we heard laughter many times throughout the meal! One of our veterans also wrote a touching poem which he shared with us as we wrapped up the meal. After breakfast, the guests started to pack up and, one by one, began to depart. Hugs and thank- yous were given. Jimmy, a disabled veteran who uses a walker to get around, exclaimed as he was leaving: "I feel so good, like I've been cured." Every vet and every friend or spouse who joined us was grateful and stated that the appreciation shown to them on Veterans Day made an extra special memory, an experience… not just a stay!  The veterans are the ones who truly sacrificed, dedicating their lives to protecting us and preserving our freedom. For that, we are grateful beyond words. Honoring these men and women was the very least we could do to say thank you to all of those who have served and are currently serving in our armed forces. Come, experience my world! Cheri

    Veteran’s Giveaway Winners

    Press Release:  October 27, 2010 Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B has awarded all five of their luxury guest suites to veterans for a FREE stay on November 10. Congratulations to the following Veterans: Carol & Floyd Hindbaugh – will be staying in our Spanish Hacienda Carol Lagalo & Fran Wiggins – will be staying in our Southern Mansion Les Shoemaker – will be staying in our English Cottage James Brady III – will be staying in our Tuscan Villa Doug & Carol Buikema – will be staying in our French Riviera I am so excited to announce that I was able to find rooms for 9 more of our veterans!  Many thanks to Lou Meeuwenberg, owner of the Harrington Inn, in Freemont, Mchigan.  Lou graciously donated 9 rooms to the following veterans on November 10.  Plus we are sending them a Buy one night, get one night Free Certificate that can be used Monday through Thursday at Prairieside Suits Luxury Bed and Breakfast: Frank Servitto Nicky Gilbert Marie Walker Juan Olivarez Carrie Atkinson Robert L Toye Clay Wittman Chad Everhart Terry Bond All other veterans who entered will receive a Buy one night, get one night Free Certificate as attached above. Ed Wasik Muriel Land Rich Mazurkiewicz Richard Zahn Philip Horton Sharon Battr for husband Steve Joseph Raymod Hocevar Dan Gosko Christine Davis-Williams Bob Darley Mr. Hotesbar Tracie Straub We are looking forward to meeting all of our guests and sharing Prairieside with them! And we know that those going to Harrington Inn will be just as pleased with their experience! Come, experience my world, Cheri