Specials and Packages

Extended Stay Package.

Book a room for an extended stay of 3 or more days and enjoy a discount of 15% off on the 3rd day and 20% off the 4th day!  Offer valid 01/03/15 to 06/24/15.

Double Occupancy (extra rates apply for additional persons in room, however the discount applies to this as well).   Mention this package at registration in the special requirements text box you will see the adjusted rates in your confirmation email from us.  Sorry, we cannot discount holidays so (hint) plan your holiday vacation to start on the holiday.

Romance Package.

Book our 1920’s or 1900’s Room for a romance stay and enjoy appetizers delivered to your room between 5 and 6 pm after checking in.  Relax and unwind for a bit before heading out to use a $20 gift card to the Crosswinds on the Lake restaurant in Whitehall (or other restaurant).  After enjoying that nice dinner come back, snag the bottle of wine and chocolates that will be waiting for you on ice outside your door and spend true quality time together.  If in the 1920’s Room soak in the huge Jacuzzi tub by the fire (electric, heat and ambiance) and get a wonderful rest that night… before waking to a sumptuous and hearty farm breakfast.  Enjoy a little extra time in the morning with a late check-out of 12 pm.  Offer valid 03/03/15 to 05/15/15.  Applicable taxes apply.

$39 over room cost   Mention you are engaging this package in the Special Requirements section of your online registration.

Early Spring Package.

At $100 per weekday night, enjoy your 2 night early spring fun getaway in the 1900’s Room at Amanda’s Bequest Bed & Breakfast where there is plenty of parking for your snowmobiles, bikes, kayaks, or boats. We are close to the local trails for skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and biking, as well as the water for ice fishing and water sports…so many activities!

Your package includes flowers and locally made chocolates in your room, map for local trails Including a local wine/brew trail, and activities listings, we will make any reservations you would like as well.

Enjoy an evening reception of a hot beverage and appetizers…and a hot, hearty breakfast of course!

Book two night stay between Offer valid March 01 through April 30, 2015 and limited to first 15 reservations. Price does not include applicable lodging taxes.

Mention this package at registration in the special requirements text box.

Cheesemaking Package.

Ever want to know how to make cheese? Stay in comfort 2-days at Amandas Bequest and learn to make two different cheeses.

Learn soft and hard cheese making and get some great Mozzarella and Cheddar to take home. You will end up with a two-pound round of cheddar (along with instructions foraging and how to make your own) and a a pound of mozzarella per two-night stay.  Cost is $70 per person over the price of the room.  Click here to book this special now!  Package is limited to only a few per season.  Plan on an early check in on day 1 at 11:30 am and starting the cheese making at 12 noon.  Reservations are subject to approval for our schedule.

Stay and Play-Celebrating 6 Years of our Cooking School.

Bygone Basic’s celebrated 6 wonderful years of food and fun on-site at Amanda’s Bequest in 2015! Combine your Bygone Basics Experience with your Bed & Breakfast multi-day stay and get 12% off of the cost of your Bygone Basics experiences!!  Note…choose one, two, even three activities….depending on what you choose to experience through the culinary session, this potentially includes another meal too (aside from the hearty breakfast you get)!  Maybe we should call it a “stay and play and enjoy great food”  ;)  Be sure and mention your plan to engage this discount at registration….Valerie will communicate with you to set-up your Bygone Basics Experience.  This is subject to scheduling availability and is not available on holiday weeks.

Price depends on time of the year, room selection, and what you wish to experience at Bygone Basics.  2-person and 3-day minimum.

Historical Dinner.

Seeking for an alternative to the restaurants?  This unique and entertaining (not to mention FILLING) multi-course historical meal experience 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 suggest an era (Valerie has final decision).  These might be a 1860 Civil War era supper, 1901 White House recommended menu, a 1960’s Trendy Outdoor Barbecue, a Pioneer Farmers hearty Thanksgiving, or a 1940’s Sunday Supper….to name a few.  Subject to chef’s schedule, we can only do a few of these each month.  The era will be a complete surprise, but feel free to suggest a few you might enjoy (as well as food allergies and special diets).

Price is $60 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 (an extra $5 pp).  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. (if packaging isn’t returned a $20 charge will be incurred).

Bachelorette Fun.

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 reasonable use of the kitchen surfaces for any food prep and service (non-cooking).  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 $300 weekdays & $330 weekends off-season and $360 weekdays & $395 weekends high season.  Please, mention at registration; a separate Bachelorette Fun agreement will be emailed to you.

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 surfaces for any food prep and service (non-cooking).  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 & $790 weekends high season.  Mention at registration.

2-Day Harvest and Wine Getaway.

Book our 1920’s Room for a 2 day stay (Tuesday – Thursday) 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 provided 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 varied west Michigan spring, summer & 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 06/01 to 11/09/15. 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, $390.  Plus applicable taxes.

Heritage Farmstay.

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, or longer.  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…$895 for 7 days ($130 day each day after, up to 7 more days).  Plan to work, plan to play, plan to have memories for a lifetime.  You will stay in a B&B room but live as a family member.  2 meals a day included.

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