Summer Gatherings - Southwest Michigan Itinerary

Summer Gatherings - Southwest Michigan Itinerary

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.

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Winter Wonderland - Michigan's Southwest

Winter Wonderland - Michigan's Southwest

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!

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University of Notre Dame Airbnb

University of Notre Dame Airbnb

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.

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Dining Around Town - Three Oaks, Michigan

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.