Michigan Most Romantic Getaways

Would you love to walk in and see fresh rose petals in a heart on the bed? ❤ Here is how ⬇️

Pro Tip from a former Resort Concierge!

Ask you Hotel Concierge or Front Desk and if there’s anything special they can do or recommend!

Spice it up! Do it for yourself if you have to! Have any of the following items delivered to your room or waiting for you in the room when you arrive.

  • Wine or Champagne on Ice 🥂
  • Balloons
  • Rose petals 🌹
  • Flower Arrangements
  • Chocolate covered strawberries 🍓
  • Cakes
  • Chocolates
  • Charcuterie/Cheese Plate 🧀
  • Cookies
  • Dinner reservations 🍫

Fun fact: Working in hospitality, I’ve delivered all the above to guest rooms, for all occasions. I enjoyed it too! 💕


Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino

Get a suite with jacuzzi tub and have the Concierge order rose petals. You can also have chocolate covered strawberries and wine put in your room ahead of time. It is the recipe for romance! Visit for a concert or spa day! Read my experience at Checking In at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.

@cassondrawanders

Romantic Michigan Getaway Part 1 💕🍫🧀🌹🥂❤ Follow for Part 2 #soaringeaglecasino #valentinesday #romanticgetaway #michigan

♬ original sound – Cassondra Wanders

JW Marriot – Grand Rapids

Spice up your life at JW Marriott Grand Rapids. Treat yourself!! JW Marriott Grand Rapids has all the amenities to write the recipe for romance! @ilovethejw

☀️ The pool is as warm as the tropics, all year.
❤ Take advantage of the full service spa.
🥂 Dine outdoors in your own private igloo on the river.
🌹Wake up to an amazing sunrise view!

Save this for next time you are visiting @downtowngrinc 📌

Send this to your Valentine as a gentle reminder it’s time for a getaway! 💕

@cassondrawanders

Treat yourself! JW Marriott Grand Rapids has all the amenities to write the recipe for romance! #grandrapidsmichigan #grandrapidsmi #jwmarriott

♬ original sound – Cassondra Wanders

Frankenmuth, Michigan

It always has me feeling like I might be a Disney princess in a real fairytale. 🥿👗

@Frankenmuth has the same vibes as Belle’s little village in Beauty and the Beast, feel like Cinderella in a carriage or maybe Frozen has you wanting to twirl around that ice rink! I’m here for it! ⛸

@bavarianinn looks like an enchanting castle! The lobby is decorated with romantic red Lunar New Year pieces 🧧❤

Romantic carriage ride to dinner at @zehnders is always a good idea! The World Famous Family Style Chicken Dinner at America’s Largest Family Restaurant. Yum! 💕🌹

@cassondrawanders

Frankenmuth always has me feeling like I’m a @disney princess in a real life fairytale! #frankenmuth #frankenmuthmichigan #michigan #fypシ

♬ original sound – Cassondra Wanders

AC Hotel – Grand Rapids

AC Hotel Grand Rapids is so simple and sweet. Find quiet relaxing refuge while absoriding the most romantic views of downtown Grand Rapids. Winter is especially beautiful.

Stay in and enjoy the amenities or step out for easy access to all Downtown Grand Rapids has to offer at @achotelgrandrapids.Relax and unwind at this modern boutique hotel.

Get the corner suites for the sweetest views of:
🌹 Sunset skies and city skyline
🌹 Horse carriages passing by
🌹 Rosa Parks Circle Ice Skating Rink


Woods Restaurant – Mackinac Island

There is something so special about the scenic ride out to The Woods for dinner. It is a magical two-mile trek from downtown. Tucked between the Inn at Stonecliffe and the back 9 of The Jewel, Grand Hotel’s golf course.

You’ll want to arrange your transportation ahead of time. Walk or ride bikes past the West Bluff through the Annex for the most beautiful route. To schedule a carriage call Mackinac Island Carriage Tours to reserve a taxi or for The Woods Shuttle, a carriage with scheduled pick-up times on Main Street in front of the Star Line Dock.

Along Cudahy Circle, high atop Mackinac Island’s West Bluff, you will find two classic Tudor mansions. The largest is The Inn at Stonecliffe, Mansion and Suites; a summer staple for weddings and sweet romantic getaways.

Next door, you will find Woods Restaurant with its beautiful opulent exterior and colorful Bavarian charm. The Woods Restaurant is the epitome of romantic dining experience, with its unbeatable character and ambiance.

One foot in the door and you begin to absorb the true experience. Inspired by a Swiss hunting lodge in the interior, you are greeted by a warm inviting fire as aromas fill the air. Woods Restaurant offers a truly special dining experience, tapping into all five senses.

Arrive a little earlier than your reservation time to enjoy a drink and fresh popcorn at Bobby’s Bar. Be sure to try your luck at America’s oldest operational Duck Pin Bowling Alley.

Be seated in the Gingham adorned main dining room, alongside a cozy fireplace and enjoy the nightly piano performance. For an all-natural setting, choose the outdoor patio to be among flower blossoms and feel the island breeze.

Reservations here are a must, as this tops Mackinac Island Restaurants. Each beautiful dish, served alongside a warm friendly welcome. Fine German cuisine with seamless presentation, has you leave feeling like family.

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Crystal Mountain – Thompsonville

We stayed in the cutest cottage ever at Crystal Mountain with cozy lobbies and an outdoor hot tub. The Crystal Spa has an indoor pool and hot tub, all with beautiful mountain views.


Holland, Michigan

Getaway to Holland, Michigan and it is so romantic. There is something about Spring and flowers in bloom. If you’re looking to plan something romantic, I would definitely recommend a walk on the boardwalk, visit a beach, see art and museums. There are plenty of nice restaurants and lodging options available.


Grand Hotel – Mackinac Island

Arrive via horse carriage for the most romantic experience. It is a historic one of kind hotel, where no two rooms are decorated alike. Head to the parlor to see the harpist playing during afternoon tea or demitasse. Once that completes, make your way to Terrace Room for live music and dancing the night away.

Wake up in the morning to watch the sun rise from the world’s longest front porch and take a wander through the Secret Garden.


Amway Grand Plaza – Grand Rapids

Right in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, is this historic hotel built in 1913. The perfect backdrop for a nice romantic getaway. From the ambiance to the decor, Amway Grand Plaza speaks of romance.

We had a beautiful river view room on 4th of July, so the view of fireworks filling the night sky was spectacular! There is so much to do in the hotel, you really don’t need to leave.

Several on-sight bars and dining options even include a secret code entrance to the Speakeasy. As well as a bowling alley. Head to the rooftop to play some pickle ball or relax in the pool and hot tub. After a full day, cozy up in the bed and watch the sunset sky from your room.

@cassondrawanders

Michigan Most Romantic Getaway Part 7: Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids. I didn’t get a chance to go up to see the rooftop dining, but you should also check out MDR! #grandrapidsmi #grandrapidsmichigan #grandrapids #amwaygrand #amwaygrandplaza #historichotel #romantic💏 #romanticdates #romanticgetaway #michigantravel

♬ Inspiring Emotional Piano – Metrow Ar

Breakers Resort – St. Ignace

Up in the UP, Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is Breakers Resort & Beach Bar in St. Ignace. The view from the balconies looks over Lake Huron, and Mackinac Island.

Dinner and breakfast are served in the waterfront beach bar and restaurant. With lakefront dining options right on the beach. Enjoy the pool and hot tub. There is a firepit on the beach and bonfires each evening with S’mores.


14 of Michigan’s Most Magical Castles

I hope it comes as a surprise that Michigan has so many amazing castles to choose from! From private homes to hotels and museums, they are all stunning and one-of-a kind. Watch my videos and learn about my visit to each one!

Visit Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Powwow

For 38 years the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe holds an annual Powwow each summer. Powwows are a celebration of American Indian culture. People from diverse indigenous nations gather for dancing, singing, and honoring the traditions of their ancestors.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe Powwow is open for the public to attend and takes place at the tribal campground: 7529 E Tomah Rd, Mount Pleasant.


Summer Culture Festivals in Michigan

It’s quite interesting all the different cultural celebrations that take place each Summer in Michigan. How enriching to be able to experience and attend events celebrated all over the world, all right here in the Great Lakes State.

Checking Into Soaring Eagle Resort & Spa – Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

Ever since I can remember, well since 1996 to be exact, I have been enjoying all that Soaring Eagle has to offer! I have stayed at Soaring Eagle Resort more times than I can count. I’ve went to countless concerts at Soaring Eagle Casino and celebrated so many birthdays there.

Located on Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Reservation in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. There is entertainment for the whole family, as well as other properties to explore, including a Cultural Museum, Waterpark and Campground.

Find these 14 Murals in Alma, Michigan

Alma, Michigan – a quaint and colorful historic city right in middle of the mitten! Alma’s reputation for culture and up-and-coming arts scene, begs to rival with that of bigger cities.

If you are from Alma or just coming for a visit, be sure to stop and see some of these amazing artworks! For the locals, scroll through the list and you’ll definitely see some of your favorite spots around town!

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