One of our favorite #PureMichigan moments this year. Can't beat swimming in #LakeMichigan when it's in the upper 70s! What's your favorite Michigan memory from this season? Drop it below!
This fun group of #UofM friends and their kiddos were champs at doing #AllTheThings! Campfires Volleyball Pool time Grilling Playground More pool time Group photo in front of the barn #HopAndVineInn
Nothing says #IndependenceDay like a homemade stars & stripes blueberry crumble from Dan's creative mom - made from local blueberries. Needless to say it's long gone! Happy birthday America! . Follow more fun & festivities around the #HopAndVineInn at t
What is this tree loaded with berries?! More importantly can we eat them??? We have 3 of them around the inn. You'll earn a high-5 if you can spot all 3 during your visit! . Still a couple rooms left for the 4th & we've opened up some rare 1-night stays
Bringing a large family/reunion/retreat group to the inn this summer or next? You've got lots of options for food & catering from the incredible restaurants plus BONUS options for getting creative with food trucks (@theorganicgypsy) the hot dog cart (@an
Around here these two are pretty famous. If you chat with us for any length of time we'll no doubt mention our dads and a project (or 12) they've helped us with at the inn. They've taught us a lot along the way about the proper way to do things hard work
We're putting the finishing touches on one of our townhomes, and we've decided there is no better theme for its upper and lower levels than Michigan's Upper & Lower Peninsulas! The lower studio level (which includes a full kitchen, bathroom, and living room space with bed), will be filled with gorgeous views of the lower part of our beautiful mitten state, and the upper level (complete with 2 bedrooms & a bath) will soon display photos of the breathtaking U.P.! Want to help us decorate this Michigan themed place to stay? Send your favorite (and free to use) photos our way! Skip on over to our Facebook post to drop them in the comments of this post and be sure to LIKE your favorite submissions while you're visiting! There are some amazing shots!
Stopped at The Kirby in Douglas (5 minutes up the road) for Restaurant Week, and we were blown away! Here's why.
One: They have the most awesome backyard deck, which sits next to a tiny pond & hammock (totally testing that out next time). Two: Bartender Kim kept us smiling the whole time! Three: $5 happy hour menu (for real!) Four: The food was kick butt and integrated some of our favorite local treats, such as The Lavender Farm's lavender gin in a lavender lemonade and Evergreen Creamery's cheese on the beet salad. Five: Live music! The guitarist completed the perfectly chill vibe.
We usually only require ONE memorable characteristic to call an outting/meal a success, but the Kirby gave us FIVE. We'll be back!
Just a little moonlight kitchen cupboard painting going on tonight at the Hop & Vine Inn. When we first moved in, we had no intentions of updating spaces WE use (such as the main kitchen) until all the guest spaces were how we wanted them. We've now put our spin on every room (although I know I'll always continue crafting and decorating), and we've been getting requests for the use of our main kitchen for large group family reunions, marriage retreats, company retreats, women's gatherings, craft retreats, golf outtings, and more!
SO...we decided it was time to give the kitchen our Hop & Vine feel! The lower cabinets are now a color called Hale Navy and the uppers will be fresh, clean white. We're loving the feel already, and hope our future large group guests will enjoy cooking and socializing in the kitchen (that's the room is all goes down in, right??) for years to come!
Kicked off summer today at Red Dock. A super chill, outdoor restaurant set on the end of dock in Douglas / Saugatuck. Sitting there, surrounded by water, boats, and a breeze off the water, we get the feeling that we're hundreds of miles away in Key West...but we're only 5 miles up the road from the Hop & Vine Inn! The refreshing hard cider from our local apple orchard & pie pantry, Crane's out of Fennville, added to the "summer has begun" feeling. Looking forward to the best summer yet!