Can someone please tell mother nature that Easter is just one week away? Like much of the country, we have had snow once again this weekend. I think we’re all long overdue for Spring and it will be so very nice to see all of the bulb plants again this Spring!
We just updated some of our Spring specials on our various B&B websites online and are now gearing up for what we hope to be a fantastic Spring after a rather long winter in Michigan. Saint Patrick’s day generally marks a turning point when we know that Spring is (almost) here.
Mid March is always a good time of year for us to start thinking forward to the upcoming Spring season and all the promises of new life that it brings to us. One of these is the Holland Tulip Time Festival, just 15 minutes north of the Inn.
For anyone who may have been watching our website lately, you will notice a brighter and cheerier slideshow. With the melting snow and warmer days, it just seemed appropriate to roll out our Spring slideshow as well. Winter is (almost) over and we at Kingsley House are excited for the upcoming season when all of our friends return.
Yes, I realize we are still forecasted to be in the path of yet another winter storm heading up the plains as we speak. But gosh darn it, we can’t help to turn our thoughts towards Spring and the increased traffic it brings to our area. Especially now that March is actually just a few days away!
It wasn’t all that long ago that the ground hog unofficially predicted that Spring would be coming soon. But someone forgot to tell mother nature apparently as we are once again set to receive more snowfall this weekend. Oh well, it truly is a magnificent winter wonderland in West Michigan this time of year.
Anyone who lives in Michigan knows that our weather in the winter isn’t always the typical every day of the week. But this year, it seems that we have “seen it all”. Snow one day, rain and wind the next, sunshine and warmth, and back to snowy and icy conditions again the next. It certainly has been a fickled winter weather forecast this year to say the least.
The first weekend in February is one of the biggest winter festivals in West Michigan. Held in South Haven each year, the ice carvings, chili cookoff, synchronized ice skating, pub crawls and lots more are always a real hit with locals and tourists alike. With our recent wintery weather, it is providing a perfect combination for a fantastic winter festival weekend.
One of the many things our are is know for is tha many wonderful wineries in the surrounding areas. The closet of these wineries is Fenn Valley Winery, which is also one of the most popular and award-winning winery in Michigan. Just a few miles from us, some of our Spring, Summer and Fall guests enjoy taking our bikes over to the winery for a nice leisurely afternoon too.
Well the Michigan Winter we all know so well with the cold temps and snowy/icy conditions has definitely arrived in West Michigan. There is a definite beauty to the landscape this time of year in our area of the Lake Michigan area, especially on the beach and at the lighthouses and piers.