Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Southern Michigan Bed and Breakfasts Favorite Guests of 2010

Jack & Choyce Quigley, owners of Quigley's Log Home B&B - Hudson Michigan, welcomed into their log house style B&B an international guest who has become their most interesting guests "EVER" - the Vice President and his wife from Zambia, Africa. The couple was traveling internationally to visit the rural area of Hudson Michigan to meet the family of their new daughter-in-law. Jack & Choyce had the privilege of being their hosts.

The innkeepers stated how interesting it was to talk with them and learn about their culture and their goals to make their homeland of Zambia a better place to live. Jack and Choyce now have a place to go and visit when they get the opportunity!

Dick Lewin and Mary Slater innkeepers at Albion Heritage B&B in Albion Michigan, said some of the most interesting guests whom have stayed at their bed and breakfast during 2010 have been guest speakers invited by Albion College. These include three film-makers, all of whom have made films that raise consciousness about social issues, such as the cultural and economic impact of illegal immigrants in a community, the history of Navajo rug weaving, and the experience of people from India living in the US.

They have also had  international guests from all over the world, including Nepal, Africa, and France to name a few.  Each has had interesting stories about their cultures, such as the university professor from Nepal who spoke about the caste system which is still prevalent in his country today.

The Munro House, a Jonesville Michigan bed and breakfast, has a favorite resident guest who has chosen to make the Munro House his home away from home. Don travels to Hillsdale on business on a weekly basis and prefers to come "home" after a long day at work. The corporate rates along with the amenities, conversation, cable TV, free wi-fi, breakfast, and family-like atmosphere makes this B&B the preferred lodging choice for this business traveler. Don has chosen the Munro House for the past 3 years, and has stayed over 100 nights in 2010. Don gives up the loyalty points that big chain hotels offer to stay in a comfortable convenient location, as he values his time.  Round trip to his regular hotel partner would cost him over an hour a day. It just isn't worth it when time is so precious and the Munro House is so close and comfortable.

T.J. and Allie were a father-daughter couple who were touring colleges across the Eastern portion of the United States--on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle!  They were visiting nearby Hillsdale College when they needed a break from the traditional hotel motel experience they had throughout most of their 2,500 mile road trip. Hosts, Mike & Lori Venturini, invited them to join in a cookout with friends that was happening that evening at the Munro House B&B in Jonesville, MI. It turned out that they were involved in their own family restaurant business and had a lot in common with the self-employed innkeepers. The confines of a motorcycle became good bonding time for this parent-child team. The hospitality of a bed and breakfast turned out to be a good fit and an excellent break during their cross country tour.


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