I found out how small the world really is on our northern Michigan trip! We planned this trip very last minute and didn't book hotels ahead of time. With Cherry Festival, everything was booked! So, I sent out a tweet asking if anyone knew of any open hotels! I got a tweet back from a reader saying a place had a last minute cancellation and we should contact them. So I sent the inn a tweet! It turns out the marketing director of Black Star Farms is a fan of my blog and the Delightful Dozen blog! Thanks to a super generous offer, she booked us a room and made it possible for us to stay there! We couldn't have been more thrilled!
It was located in beautiful Suttons Bay, off the most wonderful winding, country roads. Brett and I were shocked when we pulled up to the inn, checked in and walked into our room. The inn itself was amazing - everything from the red and white trim, to the landscaping, the grounds, the fountains. The atmosphere was just so relaxing! Our room, Polaris, was incredible. We had our own private parking, the bed was massive, the bathroom had a jacuzzi tub and was stocked full of Aveda products. I was so excited. You guys know how much I love my Aveda products! Haha!
Our room was just off from the main foyer with a beautiful grand staircase and a black star (their namesake star) on the marble floors. There was a parlor with a bar and a library. As soon as we walked in, they were having courtesy hour with free appetizers and wine!
We left for the evening to grab dinner in Historic Fishtown, but when we came back, we explored the grounds at night. We went into the parlor and opened the mini-fridge and saw a bottle of wine with our name on it. How cool is that? So we sat out on the front rocking chairs and sipped wine!
As soon as we sat down in the breakfast parlor the next morning, they knew exactly who we were without even asking! It was surreal... and everything was incredible. We ate every last bite.
Before we left for the day, we explored the grounds, sat and watched all of the farm animals for a while, explored the wine tasting room, took a walk along their trail and made sure to seek out their treehouse! Thanks to Black Star Farms and Coryn for making this trip possible! We had the most amazing time... and we'll definitely go back and relive this whole experience someday!