Have you been tasked with or want to pitch the idea of escaping to Southwest Michigan be it a friends and/or family gathering, special event (bachelor, bachelorette, shower, wine, beach, etc.) let us help sell the idea along with a pain free planned - Choose your own adventure - itinerary.Read More
Another holiday season in the books! Now it’s time get back in the swing of things and make some 2019 decisions. Here are two choices to get us started: hunker down for the winter season, watch Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, and turn your space into a cozy hygge sanctuary OR get outside, dress for the weather, and take advantage of Michigan’s Southwest landscape!Read More
Michigan boasts countless hiking trails across the state - Southwest Michigan is home to many of these paths among the protected forests, dunes, and rivers. One perk of a fall hike is the cooler weather and more importantly the lack of Bugs!Read More
As you can feel beach season has gone for the year. Good news: the brewery scene in Southwest Michigan is Booming! There are many breweries offering in house brewed beers ranging from your Ales, Lagers, Pilsners, Pale Ales, Wheat, Stouts, Porters, and about any other sweet nectar under the sun.Read More
Good for you on the tickets, bad news on the hotel - now unfortunately, the next move is a google search of “Notre Dame Hotel” or “South Bend Lodging”. This will lead to an audible groan. Sold out or up to $500 per night!!!
Let me let you in on a secret. Three Oaks, Michigan is only 3 turns and 35 minutes from Notre Dame.
We escaped to Three Oaks, Michigan for a long week over the 4th of July. When in town here are a few dining recommendations:
Patellie's - pizza by the slice, the whole pie, with pickup and delivery available. This duo and their team have been a welcomed addition to Elm Street with a delicious and easy dining option after a long day at the numerous nearby beaches.
Froelich's - cafe serving coffee, sweet and savory bites along with full service catering.
Sub Shop - homemade subs ready to eat on site at their picnic tables or at one of the local beaches.
Viola Cafe - come early and snag a seat for a delicious breakfast at this local establishment serving diners since 2005.
Staymaker - Part of the Journeyman Distillery complex that offers a variety of lunch and dinner options paired with their in house crafted spirits.
Nelson's - local bar serving affordable pub food that is open late, complete with jukebox and darts.
Featherbone - large patio perfect for those summer afternoon and evenings serving pub food and several michigan beers.
Drier's Meat Market - serving Three Oaks since Ulysses S. Grant was president! Stop in for any of your cookout requirements.