Seeking for an alternative to the restaurants? This unique and entertaining (not to mention FILLING) option is open to our B&B guests. It is offered when booking online, and you can just select it as an add-on, look for the Dinner Escape to the Past option. Or, if you are calling to register, request this option. Either way, Valerie will surprise you with a fantastic “period” meal… OR, you can choose a specific era. These might be a 1901 White House recommended menu, a 1950′s Outdoor Barbecue, a pioneer farmers hearty thanksgiving, or a 1940′s Sunday Supper….to name a few.
Price is $47 per person and must be requested at the time of reservation or at least 10 days prior to your stay. (A LOT of planning takes place for these special events)
Going to explore? No time to plan. Don’t want fast food. Want to spend time on the trail. You want a PICNIC! Be sure to ask for one at your reservation. Valerie makes them based on season, occasion, …and whimsy. Meal and beverage provided in returnable packaging (if you are wanting the green option) or disposable packaging (don’t want to carry it further than lunchtime). This will be GOOD FOOD, not just bologna sandwiches and chips.
Price is $25 per person (mention if requesting disposable packaging) and must be requested at reservation or at least a week prior to your stay.
2-Day Harvest and Wine Getaway.
Book our 1920′s Room for a 2 day stay and enjoy a glass of wine and appetizers between 5 and 6 pm after checking in. Go for a stroll in the woodlands out back. Get a wonderful rest that night… before waking to a sumptuous and hearty farm breakfast and heading out with a light picnic lunch proved by Valerie, on a local winery tour using a map the Hansons will provide, complete with visits to area farm markets and suggestions for places to stop and picnic along the way. Enjoy the beauty of the west Michigan autumn foliage and countryside. Come back that evening and enjoy a fabulous multi-course heritage formal dinner for two, complete with wine and flowers. Then relax in the Jacuzzi for two with the fire flickering nearby. Then, climb into a huge King bed for a relaxing night. Of course the next morning will star another grand breakfast! Offer valid 09/11 to 11/09/13. One or both of the nights must be Sunday-Thursday. FOUR meals plus welcome reception included! Wowzers!
A savings of over 20%! Mention this package at registration in the special requirements text box, $370.
Stay and Play.
Combine one Bygone Basics Experience with your Bed & Breakfast stay and get 10% off of the Bygone Basics Experience. Note…This includes another meal too (aside from the hearty breakfast you get)! Maybe we should call it a “stay and play and enjoy great food” ;) To sweeten the deal, if you are a past Bygone Basics OR Amanda’s Bequest guest, we make it a 15% discount. Be sure and mention your past experience or stay at registration….along with that you’ll want a Bygone Basics Experience.
Price depends on time of the year and what you wish to experience at Bygone Basics. Mention at registration.
Be safe, drive nowhere, HAVE FUN. Engage one night at Amanda’s Bequest as a whole house for your bachelorette party or similar event. Get a scrumptious breakfast, noon check-out, all three bedrooms and bathrooms, public areas, and use of the kitchen for any food prep and service. Additionally, get a 2 bottles of champagne and sweet appetizers…AND a 10% discount for a future stay for the bride to be or honored guest.
Price depends on time of the year $290 weekdays & $310 weekends off-season and $350 weekdays & $375 weekends high season. Mention at registration.
Sisters (or Brothers) Stay.
Engage a weekend or 2 weekdays (2 nights) at Amanda’s Bequest as a whole house for your siblings or special group of friends. Enjoy a fantastic breakfast, noon check-out, all three bedrooms and bathrooms, public areas, and use of the kitchen for any food prep and service. Additionally, get a bottle of wine in each bedroom, a selection of local cheese, fruit, and Valerie’s homemade baguettes to nibble on the first night. Plenty of activities on-site and off-site.
Price depends on time of the year $565 weekdays & $595 weekends off-season and $600 weekdays & $700 weekends high season. Mention at registration.
Really wanting to see how it is done? Perhaps you want to go home and incorporate this lifestyle. Or, maybe for a unique and memorable experience. Choose this option. Stay a week. You won’t regret it….or maybe you will. Stay a week at Amanda’s Bequest, choose this package, and truly experience the farmstay. Learn gardening, baking, and animal husbandry one day and experience the game of horseshoes, look for shipwrecks or just swimming in our great waters, and a bonfire the next. Help make pies or can the tomatoes or pickle asparagus…who knows… We promise it will be a mix of fun and learning (and activities). Note that we will give you time to explore the area but will also keep you busy. You will leave knowing how to pressure can, water bath can, take care of various animals, garden for YOUR area, bake from scratch easily, and do it all wherever you live.
Pricing…$875. Plan to work, plan to play, plan to have memories for a lifetime. You will stay in a B&B room but be a family member. 2 meals a day included.