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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

   

Trends Report that B&B ambiance appeals to growing number of travelers

Hi this is Cheri Antozak, designer, owner & innkeeper at Prairieside Suites, an award winning, Luxury Bed and Breakfast near Grand Rapids, MI.  I was excited to read this Trends Report about how American travelers are falling in love with our romantic B&B experience.  I, of course, already knew this because I have been sharing my home with lots of weekend "get away" couples and business travelers for many years now.  We feel honored to be a part of so many special occasions.  Guests are often here while celebrating a birthday, anniversary, honeymoon and many couples have become engaged at our B&B.

 

Prairieside Suites is a multi “Award Winning” Luxury Bed & Breakfast located in Grandville, Michigan just 6 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids.  This fine home was featured in "Inn Traveler Magazine" and was voted “3rd Best Overall B&B in North America” from Arrington’s Publishing.  Plus voted “Best in the Midwest” and "Best of the Great Lakes" by bedandbreakfast.com.  We have, also, been voted "Most Romantic" by American Historic Inns.

Our goal at Prairieside Suites is to create an "Experience" not just a "Stay".  Luxury jacuzzi fireplace suites are at the heart of this nurturing environment.  Our spa rooms feature extra long & deep whirlpool tubs with views of the fireplace. These tubs sit in our beautiful bedrooms [not in a cramped bathroom].  Some rooms have European jetted showers, heated tile floors and heated mirrors that don’t fog while showering!

All bedrooms include air conditioning; remote controlled ceiling fans, entertainment centers that include a CD player, flat screen TV with cable/DVD/VCR and beverage centers with coffee makers, Free wi-fi, refrigerators, and microwaves. We also have In-House Massage, Romantic Packages, Room Services, free Wireless internet plus a Music and Video library on site.  Shopping malls, theaters, restaurants and lots of area attractions only minutes away.

We serve a full candle light breakfast in the dining room @ 9:30am. For the guests who prefer to snuggle and sleep in, a deluxe continental breakfast can be packed in the privacy of their room to enjoy anytime.  Cheri says, “When you stay with us our rooms will make you feel totally cared for and pampered in every way”.  Relax and unwind while you enjoy your stay in one of our spotless and allergy-free, romantic spa rooms, at Prairieside Suites Bed and Breakfast in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Check out this month specials.

Statistics & Trends

reprint from the Ypartnership/Harrison Group 2011 Portrait of American Travelers
Distinctive B&B ambiance appeals to growing number of travelers
Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The terms “bed & breakfast” (B&B) and “inn” conjure up romantic images of stately Victorian houses nestled among majestic oaks, graciously operated by entrepreneurs we secretly admire because they finally decided to follow their dream. Yet how do these seductive images translate into market appeal? Results of the just-released Ypartnership/Harrison Group 2011 Portrait of American Travelers reveal the answer.

Fully one out of every eight (13 percent) American leisure travelers stayed at a B&B or inn at least once during the previous year, the survey reveals. This incidence rises to one out of six (17 percent) among leisure travelers with an annual household income of $125,000 or more. And a remarkable eight out of ten (79 percent) leisure travelers express interest in staying at a B&B during the year ahead. Why is this notion so appealing? Not surprisingly, it’s the lure of their distinctive ambiance.

When asked why they patronize B&Bs and inns, leisure travelers who did so during the previous year cited reasons that point to the unique, authentic experiences they enjoy during their stay. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of patrons prefer the private, less crowded, quiet atmosphere of small inns and B&Bs. More than half feel B&Bs offer a better sense of local culture (56 percent). Personalized service delivered by the innkeeper (54 percent), unique architecture and decor (53 percent) and home-cooked food (52 percent) are also cited as appealing aspects of B&B travel. When compared to a traditional hotel/motel, more than two in five travelers find B&Bs more romantic (47 percent) and feel more pampered (45 percent), while slightly less enjoy socializing with other guests (39 percent) and feel B&Bs are a more affordable escape (37 percent). One in five (19 percent) appreciates a general pet-friendly policy maintained by most B&Bs and small inns.

Among leisure travelers who express interest in staying at a B&B or inn on a future trip, the home-like ambiance and amenities they expect to find in these properties are the primary motivators. The majority of survey respondents cited comfortable beds/linens (92 percent), friendly staff (91 percent), complimentary, fresh-made breakfast (88 percent), free time to relax and unwind (87 percent) and knowledgeable innkeepers (80 percent) as desirable attributes of B&Bs. Other aspects include the opportunity to taste different or unusual cuisines (68 percent), free Wi-Fi availability (67 percent), romantic ambiance (63 percent), distinctive theme or atmosphere (59 percent), unique architecture (55 percent) and the ability to reserve a specific room with unique decor (53 percent). Two in five travelers are eager to socialize with other interesting guests (41 percent).

Clearly, consumers believe B&Bs and inns offer an alluring residential ambiance that is not found in most conventional hotels and resorts. When combined with the personal touches of the host innkeeper, this appeal is very alluring.

Come experience my world!

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

Top 5 myths about staying at a bed and breakfast

Travelers were asked by the California Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns if they had ever stayed at a bed and breakfast, some of their answers led to the discovery of interesting myths surrounding B&Bs.

1. B&B decor is limited to lace doilies, paisley or floral wallpaper, antiques, & patchwork quilts. While many B&B are like visiting a bygone era…At Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast [Grandville, MI] our rooms have been professionally decorated in a timeless manor.  Each room is decorated after a different part of the world says Cheri Antozak owner, innkeeper and designer of Prairieside Suites.  Our spacious themed rooms create an experience in themselves.  We have a Tuscan Villa, a Southern Mansion, a Spanish Hacienda, a French Riviera and an English Cottage suite.  See these romantic get away Havens @ www.prairieside.com.   Each one of these beautiful allergy free spa rooms has a clean sophisticated decor with modern furnishings, flat screen TV’s with more than 100 channels of cable TV and luxury amenities.

2. You have to share a bathroom with other guests?  The majority of inns offer private bathrooms and at Prairieside Suites each guest room has it’s own private luxury bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, showers, heated towel bars & heated toilet seats.

3. You have to eat breakfast with total strangers?  Many inns offers guests a variety of choices for breakfast and pride themselves on accommodating guests with special diets or food allergies and we do too.  At Prairieside Suites, we offer breakfast three different ways so our guests choose the experience they want.

a.   We serve a full hot candle light breakfast in our dining room every morning @ 9:30

b.  Or we'll deliver a full hot breakfast to the privacy of your room @ 10am [for a $15.00 room service fee]

c.  OR we'll pack your "IN" room refrigerator with a deluxe continental breakfast so you can snuggle, sleep

in and eat on YOUR schedule with full privacy.

4. You have to abide by a curfew set by the innkeeper? Curfews are one of the most common myths. At Prairieside Suites upon arrival our guests are given a warm house welcome and we use keyless entry codes so they may easily come and go as they please during their entire stay with us.

5. B&Bs are only for couples and strictly prohibit children and pets? Many inns offer a family units with multiple bedrooms and or a pet-friendly room as well. At Prairieside Suites our Southern Mansion is a flexable room that can be turned into a family suite that is also pet friendly.  So we have three packages to address these needs.

Baby Package- Includes A Pack 'n Play, Travel Swing, Changing Pad and a Baby Monitor.   If you reserve the “Southern Mansion” the baby can sleep with you OR in the room next to yours which gives you the opportunity to whirlpool and watch TV without disturbing your baby. For everyone’s comfort these rooms are located side by side on the South end of the house without any other guest rooms nearby so our other guests still have their privacy too!  $49.00 one time charge

Family Suite- Right next to our “Southern Mansion” is another separate bedroom with a twin daybed & twin trundle bed This allows you to have two separate bedrooms for sleeping.  The kids will be sharing your bathroom, but have their own TV.  For everyone’s comfort these rooms are located side by side on the South end of the house without any other guest rooms nearby…so our other guests still have their privacy too!  This is a per night charge, so you need to enter the quantity of nights you'll be here.

Traveling with a Pet? We can accept animals who sleep on the floor in our "Southern Mansion Suite" only [because it is the only room that has a vinyl floor that we can keep allergy free].  So for a charge of $25.00 a night per pet you can have your four legged kid’s stay with us too.

So why not try a bed and breakfast for your next romantic get away? The elegant decor, quiet relaxed atmosphere and convenient location (restaurants and shopping malls only minutes away), make this a perfect getaway.  Seasonally enjoy our beautiful gardens, heated pool, pergola, and fountain!   Prairieside Suites an “Award Winning” Luxury B&B has been featured in the “Inn Traveler Magazine” caters to getaway couples & the business traveler and is located only 6 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids.  We've anticipated your every need. Think of this as your home away from home… that’s Open All Year long.  Come, experience my world!  Cheri Antozak, Designer & Innkeeper @ Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast

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