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6 Benefits of Hosting a Holiday Gathering at a B&B if You’re Family is Downsizing

Hosting a holiday gathering for a family can be a stressful experience, especially for parents who are downsized or downsizing and don’t have the space to accommodate everyone anymore. Cooking, cleaning, and entertaining can be overwhelming, and there’s always the worry about not having enough room for everyone to sleep.

That’s where bed and breakfasts come in. 

Bed and breakfasts offer a variety of benefits for families looking to host a holiday gathering, including:

  1. Accommodations for everyone. Bed and breakfasts typically have a variety of room types to choose from, so you can find rooms that fit your family’s needs. For example, if you have a large family, you may be able to book a suite or several rooms that are next to each other.
  2. Minimal cooking and cleaning. Most bed and breakfasts provide breakfast, and some even offer other meals or appetizers as add-ons. This means that you won’t have to spend hours in the kitchen preparing food for your guests. And because the bed and breakfast staff will be responsible for cleaning, you can relax and enjoy your time with your family. 
  3. A festive atmosphere. Bed and breakfasts are often already decorated for the holidays, creating a festive and inviting atmosphere. This can help to take the stress out of hosting a holiday gathering and decorating.
  4. It can be a more affordable option than hotels. Bed and breakfasts often offer packages that include accommodations, meals, and activities. This can be a more cost-effective way to host a large gathering, especially if you’re traveling from out of town.
  5. It can be a more relaxing experience for everyone involved. When you host at home, you’re responsible for everything from cooking and cleaning to entertaining your guests. At a bed and breakfast, the staff will take care of all the details, so you can relax and enjoy your time with your family.
  6. It can be a more unique and memorable experience. Bed and breakfasts often have their own unique charm and character. This can make for a more memorable holiday gathering for your family.

In addition to these general benefits, Glenn Meadow Bed and Breakfast in South Haven, MI offers a number of homey features that make it ideal for hosting family gatherings, such as:

  • Pet-friendly and kid-friendly policies. We understand that pets and kids are a part of many families, so we welcome them with open arms.
  • Room to Relax. Six rooms with 10 beds and 6 bathrooms. This means that we can accommodate a variety of family sizes. Family suite sitting room.
  • Space to Gather. Visit our gardens, pond, roam the fields and unplug! Kids games and coffee bar. Our common room has comfortable spaces for groups, the kitchen table is always open, and we have a fold out couch if needed!
  • Free Daily Breakfast. This is a great way to start the day with your family and save some money on food. We source our food locally and grow as much as we can. Our chef can meet special dietary needs; just ask.
  • Shared Spaces. With our whole-house rental you’ll have access to our professional kitchen, on-request shared laundry facilities, and group access to all the common areas, coffee and game room, and other on-site amenities.

If you’re a family who has downsized or is downsizing and looking for a hassle-free way to host a holiday gathering for your family, consider hosting it at Glenn Meadow Bed & Breakfast! We’re less than 1 mile from Lake Michigan between South Haven and Saugatuck. We’ll make sure that you and your loved ones have a special holiday season. 

Call Tracey at 269-767-4194 to ask about availability for YOUR holiday gatherings. We’ll take care of all the details, so you can relax and enjoy your time with your loved ones.


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