Welcome to Blessings...
Blessings by the Beach is a destination for play, rest, and rejuvenation. At Blessings, you have the best of both worlds. Situated on a Maple-lined street, Blessings is less than 30 seconds from Lake Michigan's beautiful sandy beach, which offers swimming, swings, almost endless walks on the beach, cliffs and dunes, a handicap accessible boardwalk, a fisherman's pier, a lighthouse and breath-taking sunsets. A couple of blocks the other direction and you are in town with restaurants, shops, biking, surreys, scooters, ice cream, coffee shops, a bakery, parks, antiques, and a movie theater.
Pippi Longstocking is the perpetual child-in-residence at Blessings, and she challenges you to live imperfectly with great delight! (Pippi thinks "perfect" is overrated...) She offers you a comfortable place to kick your shoes off and do something you haven't done in awhile. No need to bring a lot with you; we have beach towels, sand chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards and floats.
We rent rooms year round and provide a full breakfast, served at 8:30 am every morning. Blessings is smoke-free. We have a very friendly small Labrador, Kia, who is affectionate and well behaved.
Frankfort is a wonderful place to get away from it all and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. It is a place where there is no wrong way to do things, just the chance to be you for awhile. Given its unique location, you could arrive and never get back in the car since the beach, town, and bike paths are all very close. If you are the adventurous type, there are adventures waiting in every direction!
We are within 30 minutes of many lakes, rivers, towns, and resorts, including Crystal Lake, Glen Lake, Upper and Lower Herring Lake, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Arcadia Bluffs, Crystal Mountain, Glen Arbor, Leland, the Platte River and the Betsie River. So pick your pleasure - biking? boating? fishing? kayaking? tubing? skiing? golfing? hiking? wine tasting? antiquing? Blessings is the perfect place to begin and end each day's adventure.
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We LOVED our stay!What a fabulous stay we had at Blessings by the Beach! Such a charming place in a beautiful location. Candace was an incredible host. She gave such attention to detail to make us feel special and welcome in her charming home. Our favorite spot was the gorgeous front porch. Perfect for hanging out and talking, reading or having breakfast. Such a treat to begin each day on the porch! We loved everything about Blessings by the beach...ESPECIALLY the owners!!
Reviewed June, 2012
Great get-away spot!A friend and I were visiting the Frankfort area for a couple of days to do some hiking, and knew we wanted a stress-free place to relax at night after a day on the trails. Blessings by the Beach was just the thing we needed. A glass of wine on the beach or the front porch to wind down at night and INCREDIBLY tasty food to get us moving in the morning (and plenty of it)!
Reviewed March, 2012
A blessing for sure!We could not have been more pleased with our stay at Blessings by the Beach in Frankfort, MI! We booked the trip over a month ago, not knowing what the Michigan weather would do, and we totally lucked out and had a great weather weekend. But, even if it had been raining and cold, we still would have had a great stay. Candace and Paul have put so much work into this lovely home! It is bright and colorful, AND warm and cozy. The decor is perfectly beach and the accommodations are incredible. Everything is updated and modern, but it sill holds that great lake charm. We stayed in the Sanctuary and had absolutely everything we needed for a luxurious stay. We were so comfortable, we had trouble getting our things together and leaving on our last day. There was ample space, and the in-room refrigerator was a great extra. The location is perfect too! A quick walk to both the beach and downtown to shops and restaurants. It was ideal for the pace of the weekend we were looking for, which was low key. And, as if that all wasn't enough, the food was great too. Candace makes DELICIOUS zucchini muffins, and the hot options were great each day. This may sound like a fake review, but I promise, it is not. We felt so welcome and were able to kick back and relax, just like we wanted. Candace and Paul are great hosts! And, Kia the dog, is so sweet. We were blown away by our visit and will absolutely be visiting Blessings by the Beach again.
Reviewed March, 2012
What a treat!What a treat it was to stay at this lovely Bed & Breakfast Inn. I have stayed in many B&B's as well as some elegant hotels and this by far is the cleanest, most comfortable place to rest and unwind. My room was beautifully decorated and the linens so soft and luxurious. The Inn as well as the Inn Keepers are warm and welcoming. I was greeted with a friendly smile and a glass of wine upon arival. The interior design reflects the tranquility of the beach and this is elegantly displayed throughout the house. It inspires a feeling of peace and serenity. The amenities are awesome and no extra charge. Besides the standard toiletry and bathroom appliances, they have beach chairs, umbrellas, rafts, bicycles and boogy boards. There are books, games, board games and puzzels. I just had the best time! The full breakfast was scrumptious each day and consisted of fresh juices, fruits, coffee, yogurt, granola, bagels, cereals, and a different main dish every morning that gently lifts you out of bed with an aroma that stirs fond memories and will tantilize the most discriminating tastebuds. What a wonderful vacation. I can't wait to return. I plan on visiting as often as I can get away. The entire area has great restauraunts, unique shops, and one of a kind boutiques. What an absolutely wonderful experience! Frances from Bay City, MI
Reviewed July, 2012