The Southern Michigan B&B Association meets regularly at another member's inn. A recent gathering brought several innkeepers to the Legend Inn B&B in Dimondale, MI. The Legend Inn is located in the country just a few miles south of Lansing on a centennial farm. The farm has been in the same family for generations. It is a huge family home that features a giant wrap-around screened-in porch, several out-buildings, and beautiful gardens.
Our group felt very comfortable meeting in this family farm house. A luncheon put on by the host innkeeper was a typical hearty farmers meal that satisfied the biggest appetites. Ample meeting space in this quiet setting made for a very pleasant, comfortable, and homey event.
A tour of the grounds brought us all in touch with farm life of a bygone era. An especially interesting tour included the milking barn. It was a large facility in its day, but is dwarfed by the huge mega farms of today. It is a must-see portion of a visit to the area. Groomed trails through the property make it a wonderful place to get away from city life for a few days in the country.