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Tulip Week

Tulip Week

Book guest accommodations now if you want to stay at our bed and breakfast for Tulip week. We have limited availability for the weekend of May 11-14. If you can make it during the week, rooms are available on many nights.

Two night stays are required most of the time except on some weekdays. Call (616) 396-1316 for details and make reservations. We’ll treat you well, tell you the history of our lovely historic home, and serve you a breakfast you’ll rave about to your friends when you get back home.

Guest rooms still available in August

Ottawa County Fair is happening this week in Holland, Michigan. Don't miss it!

Book guest accommodations now if you want to stay at our bed and breakfast this summer. We still have the weekends of August 9-10 and Labor Day weekend available. If you can make it during the week, rooms are available on many nights.

The Ottawa County Fair is happening this week, there are street performers every Thursday evening, and there are lots of summery things going on at the beach along Lake Michigan as well as fine dining in downtown Holland, Michigan. Don’t miss out!

Two night stays are required most of the time except on some weekdays. Call (616) 396-1316 for details and make reservations. We’ll treat you well, tell you the history of our lovely historic home, and serve you a breakfast you’ll rave about to your friends when you get back home.

Find Romance This Weekend in Holland, MI

The Light in the Piazza in Holland, MichiganStay at Bonnie’s Parsonage in Holland, Michigan this weekend and find romance at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre’s production of “The Light in the Piazza,” a heartfelt musical set in 1953. A young woman touring Italy with her mother becomes infatuated with more than its cultural heritage. Performances: July 19, 20, 24, 27, 29; August 1, 6, 9.

Or make your overnight stay at the Parsonage your launching pad for an energetic ride sponsored by the Macatawa Cycling Club. The Holland 100 is July 20, 2013.

Don’t forget beach bumming. It’s in high gear now at Holland, Michigan’s beaches. The water temperature is up and the sunsets are glorious.

Celebrate July 4th at the Parsonage!

July 4th Celebration in Holland, MichiganWe still have rooms available for the July 4th weekend. Call for reservations now!

Bonnie’s Parsonage Bed & Breakfast is a great place to stay throughout the summer vacation season. Sip lemonade in the shade of tall trees on our beautifully landscaped garden patio when you’re in need of a break from your hectic schedule. Holland has lots to do in the summer and miles of Lake Michigan beaches to explore.

Shop, dine, and explore our rich heritage with Bonnie helping you plan your days so you don’t miss anything. Fireworks begin at 10:00pm in Kollen Park and the Heinz Waterfront Walkway. Don’t miss the Independence Day fun!

Can’t find a room in Saugatuck?

The Parson's Room may be available when you can't find overnight accommodations in Saugatuck and DouglasHolland is only 12 miles away from Saugatuck-Douglas. We would be happy to book a luxurious guest room for you if you cannot find overnight accommodations in Saugatuck during their busiest seasons.

You’ll love Holland, Michigan
Our beaches are beautiful and we love tourists just as much as our Saugatuck and Douglas neighbors. Give us a call whatever the season. We’d love to tell you more about our historic bed & breakfast in the heart of the city. It was originally a parsonage. We’ve kept its 1908 charm, but the parson is no longer in charge. 🙂

Lilacs are blooming on the patio of Bonnie’s Parsonage

Sip coffee or lemonade on the patio of Bonnie's Parsonage, Holland's historic bed and breakfast

It’s fitting the lilacs are in bloom in Holland, Michigan this Memorial Day weekend. Decoration Day, its original name, was declared an official state holiday in Michigan in 1871 to honor all who died serving in the Armed Forces. Late May was chosen because spring flowers were in full bloom at that time.

By 1890, all of the northern states followed our Michigan’s lead. The 600,000 Civil War casualties touched the lives of most American families so the holiday became a time when the nation could gather to pay tribute to them. Walt Whitman wrote “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d” in 1865 as a memorial tribute to Abraham Lincoln following his death. While his poem wasn’t directly related to the holiday, when lilacs bloom here in Michigan, it reminds us it’s a time to honor all who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

Guest rooms available Memorial Day weekend

Bonnie's Parsonage 1908 Bed & Breakfast serves guests in the sunlit formal dining roomThe “cold snap” in Michigan hasn’t inspired travelers to pack their swimsuits and head for Michigan beaches this spring. While it’s too cold for water polo in Lake Michigan, the beach sand will surely warm with the sun. You can still enjoy the view and the summer activities that are revving up.

We have guest rooms available Memorial Day weekend. Call to book a weekend stay in Holland, Michigan. Our historic bed and breakfast has served vacationers for 29 years and we will treat you well with comfortable accommodations and scrumptious breakfasts. Call (616) 396-1316

Our Parsonage Pancake Mix is in the News

Bonnie's Famous Baked Pancake Mix helps ovarian cancer researchHurry over to the Holland Sentinel to read about my efforts to support Ovarian Cancer Research through the sale of my famous Baked Pancake Mix. For $8, you can serve my delicious creation to 2-4 guests while knowing you are also supporting a good cause:

Baked pancake recipe from local bed and breakfast hits shelves to benefit cancer research

The Parsonage: A Great Weekend Getaway

Soon the redbud will bloom in the front yard

Book a weekend or a week at Holland’s historic Bed & Breakfast right now. It’s prime season to set your summer schedule and we’d like to have you as our guest. Select from our comfortable rooms overlooking the gardens and plan on sumptuous morning delights when you wake in the mornings.

Bonnie’s Famous Baked Pancake Mix Debuts!

Bonnie's Parsonage Pancake Mix
It’s finally on the shelves at the Shaker Messenger Folk Art Gallery, 210 S River Ave, Holland, MI 49423. For the modest price of $8, 2-4 guests at your breakfast or brunch table can enjoy what all of the honored guests at Bonnie’s Parsonage 1908 Bed & Breakfast have to start their day.

Following the death of Kimberly Westrate, Bonnie’s daughter, in 2012, Bonnie embarked on a mission to assist research in Ovarian Cancer that caused her death at the age of 55. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to support finding a cure. You can enjoy a sumptuous morning creation knowing that you are also helping to find a cure for this devastating disease.

Bonnie thanks you for your support!