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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

   

In Love and In Business After 30+ Years!

What do a fully renovated 1920s Dutch colonial home, a certified kitchen and bath designer, and a licensed builder have in common? Put them together and they add up to the luxurious Prairieside Suites, an award winning west Michigan bed and breakfast, where owners Cheri and Paul Antozak help guests experience a life of luxury by creating a unique B&B experience.

Cheri, the designer, and Paul, the builder, worked together to make Cheri's dream of owning a "Romantic Bed & Breakfast" a reality opening their doors in April 2002; seven years after the Antozak's purchased this home. The entire home, was renovated to create luxury “spa rooms” out of six individual apartments. The traditional design and luxurious décor exude an atmosphere of warmth and indulgence, inviting guests to relax and forget the stresses of the outside world. As soon as you step through the front door, you are welcomed by smiling faces and hometown hospitality. Cheri says, “guests arrive as strangers and leave feeling like family”.

Luxury guest rooms are at the heart of this nurturing environment. Together, they meticulously created each room as a “one-of-a-kind” LUXURY suite. Each have a theme and decorative style from one our favorite parts of the world, and we love sharing these magnificent rooms with our guests!

Cheri's attention to detail shows in this multi award-winning B&B. These whirlpool & fireplace suites have been published in brochures and national design magazines. She invites you to “step out of your own life briefly and experience something different." Guests tell us that they leave feeling refreshed & rejuvenated. They’re energized and ready to go home and live their best life.

During the summer months, take a dip in the heated pool with waterfall; enjoy the colorful perennial gardens with fountain from the double glider swing in the pergola, or bird watch from a hammock under the shady canopy of the inn's three-hundred-year-old oak tree. In the winter, make popcorn and unwind in the comfort of your room while enjoying a movie from the inn's movie library, featuring over three hundred titles.

"We feel privileged to be able to provide the perfect setting for our guests to celebrate any special occasion," says Cheri. We understand our guest have many choices of places they can STAY, when they’re here with us our goal is to deliver an EXPERIENCE and really build a lasting memory while visiting the Grand Rapids area!

Come experience my world!

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

Consumer Trends “Room Lifts” over “Major Home Remodels”

I have been a designer & remodeling contractor since 1986.  I love creating intelligent designs that function beautifully.  I am the designer and Innkeeper at “Prairieside Suites” a romantic bed and breakfast near Grand Rapids, MI featuring luxury whirlpool and fireplace suites.

I have lived through quite a few recessions, seen my share of market shifts and experienced dramatic changes in consumer spending.  I like this phase which I’ll call “conscious consumerism” or a return to good old fashioned values.

  1. People are saving money instead of spending it.
  2. When they do spend money, they’re using cash instead of credit.
  3. People are paying down their credit cards and trying to reduce their debt.
  4. They are making an effort to live within their means.  Wow, wouldn’t Grandpa be proud of us, we’re finally getting it!

This change has had a dramatic impact on home remodeling.  Many homeowners are choosing to do “Room Lifts” which are small personalized room upgrades to their homes instead of the major remodels that were routinely done before the recession.   I see a more conscious effort to re-use, re-cycle and re-claim.  Green is in and it starts with re-purposing.  Home remodeling today is more focused on improving our quality of life while we stay in our homes….essentially creating “live-in value”.  We are creating rooms that we can enjoy, guilt free, because we own the investment.  Gosh, that makes perfect sense to me.

Come experience my world!

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

Antiquing in Grand Rapids is Pure Michigan

There is something fun about Antiquing and staying at a romantic bed and breakfast, they go together.  Perhaps it’s the thrill of the unknown?  I think it's part of our “Pure Michigan” experience because both are an adventure.  Once I went looking for a creamer and came home with a cool vintage coat with a fur collar.

At “Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast” a Grand Rapids lodging, we have lots of guests who enjoy antiquing in Grandville and Grand Rapids.  They love BOTH our whirlpool & fireplace suites and sharing their antique “FINDS” around the breakfast table in the morning.  The conversation may start out with how they loved their luxury B&B suite, how well they slept in our king size bed, how wonderful our deep two person jacuzzi tubs are and then they talk about where they went the day before, what they did and how they enjoyed our city of Grandville and greater Grand Rapids area, rich with so many activities.

I know some folks know exactly what they’re hunting for when antiquing.  But for many it’s about finding an unexpected treasure and coming home with something you never knew you wanted but are NOW tickled to own.  It’s about memories, pretty things and sometimes you're inspired to go home and dig out things you already own.  Somehow when you blow the dust off and look closely, that little gem talks to you and nurtures your soul!  Crazy I know, but many antique-rs have been mystified… and many husbands have muttered those famous words, “Where are you gonna put that”?

I can’t help but reminisce while I am Antiquing.  You know…these are the glasses we drank out of when we were kids.  Grandma had these and we sold them at a garage sale for a quarter and now they’re here for $10 a piece [don't tell mom]!  We’ve all been there, you know what I mean.

Those of you who have seen my china cabinet know that I have been collecting cut crystal for years.  Paul’s mother started me with a collection of Amber stone dishes that I have added to over the years.  My adopted mom, Julie, has a collection of Candlewick and Orchid Glass.  So I have had some fun hunting for "STUFF" that "WE" collect and while I’m shopping I can’t help but look at the vintage jewelry.  I especially like unique old rings.  Many of them are “one of a kind handmade gems” and I have a few that I wear often!

Here is a list my favorite haunts…come relax, unwind and take a stroll through our many antique stores.  I have clustered them by the area of town they're in.

Grandville: Changing Thymes @ 4165 Chicago Dr. SW, Grandville, MI 49418, Phone: (616) 534-7948

Sheri’s Antiques @ 3270 Chicago Drive Southwest, Grandville, MI 49418, Phone: (616) 249-8066

Downtown Grand Rapids:

Antiques at Victoria's Warehouse @ 449 Century Ave. SW., Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Phone: (616) 235-9292

Century Antiques Shop @ 445 Century Avenue SW • Grand Rapids, MI 49503, (616)-233-4000

Eastown Antiques @ 1515 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506, (616) 776-1076 Voted Grand Rapids "best antique store" three years in a row. Over 40 dealers

Phil's Stuff Antiques & Collectibles @ 722 Wealthy SE. Grand Rapids, MI 40503, (616) 459-1940

City Antiques Resale Boutique @ 954 East Fulton Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503,  (616) 776-5500

East Fulton Art & Antiques Mall @ 959 East Fulton Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503,(616)-774-3320

Antiques Amaryllis @ 944 East Fulton Street NE,  Grand Rapids, MI 49503, (616)-451-3019

Bluedoor Antiques & Design @ 946 East Fulton St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Phone: (616) 456-7888

The Antique Gallery @ 442 Leonard Street NW • Grand Rapids, MI 49504, (616)-458-4218

Mary's Used Furnishings, 730 Leonard Street NW • Grand Rapids, MI 49504, (616)-774-8792

Antiques by the Bridge @ 445 Bridge Street NW • Grand Rapids, MI 49504, (616)-451-3430

The Green Man Antiques @ 444 Bridge Street NW • Grand Rapids, MI 49504, (616)-454-5771

Antiques on Alpine @ 4671 Alpine Ave. NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321, (616) 785-5285

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

Hosted Bridal Event Last Weekend at Prairieside Suites!

Relaxing, Pampering & Cocktails – Ladies Only!

We were thrilled to host all twelve bridesmaids and the beautiful bride to be, Kylie Clemons, while they stayed here at Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast the Friday night before her Wedding Day.  These lovely young women swapped stories of friendship while enjoying cocktails by our pool with lovely views of the flower gardens.  They felt right at home at our romantic bed and breakfast.  Some lasting memories were made while they took over the entire Grand Rapids Bed & Breakfast and Kylie enjoyed her last night as a single female!

Bright and early on Saturday morning three hair stylists and a make up artist arrived, and we provided each with their own umbrella table around the pool area with wonderful water sounds coming from the waterfall and fountain.

 

The girls made up fruity mimosa cocktails while getting primped and pampered for the afternoon wedding of Kylie & Nathan.

 

We served a lovely breakfast buffet that they could enjoy on their own schedule either in the dinning room or poolside.

 

Kylie's mom, Colleen, accompanied by a couple Aunts and special friends dressed and prepared themselves for the big day here too.

 

The whole event was documented with lots of snap shots plus Kelly Sweet from "Timeless Wedding Photography" who took lots of beautiful pictures and said our home and it's furnishings were a photographer's dream.

After lots of laughter, food, hair and make-up…

The whole group left for the chapel in a chauffeured bus as I waved and wished them well.  What a wonderful day and for them… it had only just begun!

Come experience my world!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prairieside Suites Awarded Diamond Collection Membership Status with BedandBreakfast.com

In September 2010 Prairieside Suites, a luxury Michigan bed and breakfast, was awarded the prestigious Diamond Collection Membership status with BedandBreakfast.com.  The BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection is an exclusive group of professionally inspected and guest-reviewed luxury inns.  Each Diamond Collection property participates in a comprehensive annual inspection program, maintains top consumer reviews on BedandBreakfast.com, and offers the amenities and services required for a top-quality guest experience.

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  • Private bathrooms
  • 24 hour per day guest access to service or staff
  • Maintains a 4.0 or higher consumer review rating on BedandBreakfast.com
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  • Flexible check-in or guaranteed late arrival
  • Accepts online reservations on their website and/or BedandBreakfast.com
  • Free Internet service
  • Maintains all applicable licenses, permits, and insurance

We are so pleased to receive this award and provide an exceptional guest experience, Cheri says.  Our goal at Prairieside Suites is to create an "Experience" not just a "Stay".  Luxury guest rooms are at the heart of this nurturing environment.  Relax and unwind while you enjoy your stay in one of our spotless and allergy-free spa rooms featuring extra long & deep whirlpool tubs with views of the fireplace. These tubs sit in our beautiful bedrooms [not in a cramped bathroom].  Our luxurious Spa Rooms include: Whirlpools, Fireplace, King Bed, Jetted showers, heated towel bars & toilet seats, AC, TV/VCR/DVD/cable, CD Player, Coffee Maker, Refrigerator & Microwave. Our bedroom suites will pamper you, and you'll discover ways to enhance your own home!  Prairieside also features In-House Massage, Romantic Packages, Room Services, free Wi-fi, plus free Music and Video library on site.

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Come experience my world.  Cheri Antozak is the designer and Innkeeper of Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B, Grandville, MI