We're constantly overwhelmed with gratitude for our guests! Their kind words, sweet notes, and thoughtful actions leave us always exclaiming "We have the BEST guests!!"
The Hoemann family is one group that totally blew us away with their generous spirit. They held their family reunion here and brought their own cornhole game. Upon checking out, they let us know that they had so much fun playing cornhole as a family, that they were going to send us one, so future families could make the same fun memories that they enjoyed creating! Needless to say, we were overwhelmed with such an awesome gesture.
When Dustin from Butler's Cornhole Boards & More delivered it today, we completely freaked out about how incredible the board looked!! We had no idea the Hoemann family was going to the extent of creating a custom board. We love it, and we know our guests will love it for years to come.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Hoemann crew!!!♥️
You just can't beat swimming in Lake Michigan when the water is in the upper 70s! What's your favorite Michigan memory from this season? Share below!
This super fun group of UofM friends and their kiddos were total champions at doing all the things: Campfires, volleyball, pool time, grilling, playground, and more pool time! Capped off with a memory saving family photo in front of our 1904 barn.
This homemade stars & stripes blueberry crumble from Dan's mom definitely says, "Happy birthday, America!" Made from local blueberries from down the street!
Who knows what this beautiful berry tree is? Annnd, can we eat them?!?? We have 3 of these trees around the inn, and you can earn a high-5 if you can spot all 3 during your visit to the Hop & Vine!
If you're bringing a big family reunion, retreat, or group to the Hop & Vine Inn, what are you going to eat? You could cook in any of our 3 townhome kitchens, orrrr, you could cater in delicious food! Tons of options in the area for everything from BBQ, to pig roasts, to on-site chefs, to food trucks, and even a hot dog cart!
These two handsome guys are pretty famous around here. They're our dads! If you chat with us, it's highly likely they'll come in in conversations about how we've gotten so many projects accomplished. They've worked so hard, and SO many hours here at the Hop & Vine Inn. Along the way, they've taught us about the proper way to do things and a lot about hard work!
We're putting the finishing touches on one of our townhomes, and we've decided there is no better theme for its upper and lower levels than Michigan's Upper & Lower Peninsulas! The lower studio level (which includes a full kitchen, bathroom, and living room space with bed), will be filled with gorgeous views of the lower part of our beautiful mitten state, and the upper level (complete with 2 bedrooms & a bath) will soon display photos of the breathtaking U.P.! Want to help us decorate this Michigan themed place to stay? Send your favorite (and free to use) photos our way! Skip on over to our Facebook post to drop them in the comments of this post and be sure to LIKE your favorite submissions while you're visiting! There are some amazing shots!
Stopped at The Kirby in Douglas (5 minutes up the road) for Restaurant Week, and we were blown away! Here's why.
One: They have the most awesome backyard deck, which sits next to a tiny pond & hammock (totally testing that out next time). Two: Bartender Kim kept us smiling the whole time! Three: $5 happy hour menu (for real!) Four: The food was kick butt and integrated some of our favorite local treats, such as The Lavender Farm's lavender gin in a lavender lemonade and Evergreen Creamery's cheese on the beet salad. Five: Live music! The guitarist completed the perfectly chill vibe.
We usually only require ONE memorable characteristic to call an outting/meal a success, but the Kirby gave us FIVE. We'll be back!
Just a little moonlight kitchen cupboard painting going on tonight at the Hop & Vine Inn. When we first moved in, we had no intentions of updating spaces WE use (such as the main kitchen) until all the guest spaces were how we wanted them. We've now put our spin on every room (although I know I'll always continue crafting and decorating), and we've been getting requests for the use of our main kitchen for large group family reunions, marriage retreats, company retreats, women's gatherings, craft retreats, golf outtings, and more!
SO...we decided it was time to give the kitchen our Hop & Vine feel! The lower cabinets are now a color called Hale Navy and the uppers will be fresh, clean white. We're loving the feel already, and hope our future large group guests will enjoy cooking and socializing in the kitchen (that's the room is all goes down in, right??) for years to come!