For many people, the 4th of July holiday means a trip to the beach, the amusement park, or the tourist trap. For many people, the 4th of July holiday means a long ride, waiting in line, and being a part of the crowd. For many people, the 4th of July holiday means Mackinac, Frankemuth, Saugatuck, or Traverse City. For other people, the 4th of July holiday could be a quieter time with good food, relaxing activities, smaller crowds, and comfortable accommodations. For these people, a Summer getaway is closer than they think.
Consider that Jonesville Michigan is just 90 minutes from Metro Airport in Detroit, plus Kalamazoo and Fort Wayne. Consider that Toledo, Battle Creek, Ann Arbor, and Shipshewana are about an hour away. That makes the Southern Michigan Village of Jonesville a reasonable drive for a couples getaway.
Consider that the most comfortable lodging in Hillsdale County is at the Munro House Bed and Breakfast in downtown Jonesville. Mike & Lori Venturini are celebrating their 14th anniversary as innkeepers. As a gift to past and future patrons, their rates go back to those in effect back in 1999. This special pricing is available for any 2 night getaway between July 1 and July 15–including the 4th of July weekend! Whether choosing the ‘Fireworks’ promotion or the ‘Ninety-Nine’ promotion, a Summer lodging discount is available in Jonesville.
Consider that top notch restaurants are located in downtown Jonesville. Saucy Dog’s Barbeque provides the finest BBQ in Southern Michigan. Ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken, and outstanding beef brisket are featured at reasonable prices. Olivia’s Chop House offers a fine dining experience. Steaks, seafood, pasta, and poultry are main entrees with a dessert option that is not seen everywhere–flaming Bananas Foster–prepared table side. Big city quality with small town prices make meal time a pleasurable experience.
Consider that masseuses in this small town have more time and energy to provide a world class experience. Massage is done onsite and always lasts at least one hour on the table. Consider that Allen, the Antique Capital of Michigan, is just 5 miles down the road. Several antique malls provide a treasure hunting experience. Each mall is the size of a grocery store. All are climate controlled for comfortable shopping.
The nearby movie theater shows newly released movies on 7 screens. The Baw Beese Trail provides opportunities for hiking and biking. Sandy Beach on Baw Beese Lake in Hillsale is the local swimming area. Horseback riding can be found at the Buffalo Ranch in Hanover. Live blues, jazz, and rock musicians regularly perform at the Historic Dawn Theater in Hillsdale. Challenging golf courses at Mill Race and White Oaks at affordable prices. The annual parade and fireworks happen on July 3rd near the fairgrounds in Hillsdale.
Yes, there is plenty to do in the summertime in an area that is not filled with tourists. Leave the crowds behind, save some time, save some money, have some fun, and take a romantic getaway to South Central Michigan.
“Life is good in Jonesville”