7/29/2016

2016 Summer Olympics Contest - Win a B&B Getaway

Follow, like, comment, or share our Summer Olympics Contest Post on Facebook to enter our 2016 Summer Olympics contest. The Summer Olympics are scheduled to run from August 5-21. The United States, China, and Russia are always contenders to win the most medals. However, the host country usually does exceptionally well, many elite athletes are not competing because of the Zika Virus, and some elite athletes have failed to qualify. Any country could come out on top of the medal count. 

Prizes have been assigned to the countries expected to win the most total medals at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janiero, Brazil. The official medal count will be taken from the counter list on NBCOlympics.com. Decision of the judges will be final. There are 8 potential prizes. One will be awarded in a random draw from all entries.

  • Brazil - Win a seasonal getaway with dinners, massages, movie passes, plus 2 nights bed and breakfast
  • United States - Win a 2 night Foodie Getaway with 2 dinners, 1 lunch, and 2 nights bed and breakfast in a Jacuzzi Room
  • China - Win a 2 night Foodie Getaway with 2 dinners, 1 lunch, and 2 nights bed and breakfast in a Standard Room
  • Russia - Win 2 nights bed and breakfast in a Jacuzzi Room
  • Great Britain - Win 2 nights bed and breakfast in a Standard Room
  • Germany - Win One Night Stand Package with dinner for two, movie passes, and one night Bed and Breakfast in any available room
  • Japan - Win One Night Bed and Breakfast in a Jacuzzi Room
  • Any Other Country - Win One Night Bed and Breakfast in a Standard Room
Contest is scheduled to end on Sunday, August 21, 2016. A gift certificate will be awarded within 48 hours of the conclusion of the closing ceremonies. Contest is open to adults 18 and over. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. Prize must be redeemed by July 31, 2017. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash.

Mike Venturini
"Life is good in Jonesville"

7/22/2016

2016 Democratic Convention Contest - Win a Getaway

Follow, like, comment, or share our Democratic Convention Contest Post on Facebook to enter for a chance to win a bed and breakfast getaway. The 2016 Democratic Convention will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia July 25-28, 2016. Hillary Clinton is the presumptive candidate to represent the Democrats in the Presidential Election in November. However, there has been speculation that Hillary Clinton will not receive enough delegate votes on the first ballot which could lead to a contested convention where anything can happen and anyone could become the Democrat's nominee for President.

If Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic Candidate for President, the prize will be 2 nights bed and breakfast in any available room. If anybody else becomes the Democratic Candidate for President, the prize will be 1 night bed and breakfast in any available room.

Prize will be awarded within 48 hours of the conclusion of the Democratic Convention on July 28, 2016. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries. Grand prize must be used by April 30, 2017, and cannot be redeemed for cash. Reservations are required on any available night(s). Contest open to adults 18 and over only. Good Luck to everyone. We have not forgotten about the Republicans. A separate contest for the winner of their convention was held for their convention July 18-21. Congratulations to that winner Amanda Dariemaeker Smith.

This is a fun contest that endorses no candidate from any party. Any comments deemed to be uncivil will be removed from our Facebook feed and disqualified from entry. Good luck to all.

Mike Venturini
"Life is good in Jonesville"

7/13/2016

2016 Republican Convention Contest - Win a B&B Getaway

Follow, like, comment, or share our Republican Convention Contest Post on Facebook to enter for a chance to win a bed and breakfast getaway. The 2016 Republican National Convention will be held in Cleveland, Ohio at the Quicken Loans Arena July 18-21, 2016. Donald Trump is the presumptive candidate to represent the Republicans in the Presidential Election in November. However, there has been speculation that Donald Trump will not receive enough delegate votes on the first ballot which could lead to a contested convention where anything can happen and anyone could become the Republican nominee for President.

If Donald Trump becomes the Republican Candidate for President, the prize will be 2 nights bed and breakfast in any available room. If anybody else becomes the Republican Candidate for President, the prize will be 1 night bed and breakfast in any available room.

Prize will be awarded within 48 hours of the conclusion of the Republican Convention on July 21, 2016. Odds of winning depends on the number of entries. Grand prize must be used by April 30, 2017, and cannot be redeemed for cash. Reservations are required on any available night(s). Contest open to adults 18 and over only. Good luck to everyone. We have not forgotten about the Democrats. A separate contest for the winner of their convention will be held in time for their convention July 25-28.


This is a fun contest endorsing no candidate from any party. Uncivil comments will be removed from our Facebook feed.


Mike Venturini
"Life is good in Jonesville"


6/28/2016

Win a B&B Getaway in Our 2016 Baseball All Star Game Contest


Follow, like, comment, or share our Baseball All Star Game Contest Post on Facebook to enter for a chance to win a bed and breakfast getaway. The 87th MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard will be hosted by the San Diego Padres and played at Petco Park in San Diego on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The baseball all star game is important, because the winning league will identify who will become the home team in the World Series. The home team gets to host up to 4 games while the visiting team may only host 3. Home field advantage is a significant bonus that makes the All Star Game worth watching.

I live in Michigan. The Detroit Tigers are our local team. The Tigers play in the American League. If the American League wins the All Star Game, the prize will be 2 nights bed and breakfast in a Jacuzzi Room. Should the National League win the All Star Game, the prize will be 2 nights bed and breakfast in a standard room. Either prize will be a great getaway.

Prize will be awarded within 48 hours of the completion of the Baseball All Star Game on July 12, 2016. Odds of winning depends on the number of entries. Grand prize must be used by April 30, 2017, and cannot be redeemed for cash. Reservations are required on any available night(s). Contest open to adults 18 and over only.

Mike Venturini
"Life is good in Jonesville"

6/19/2016

4th of July Special Pricing Deal in Michigan

White Greek Revival home with American flagFor many travel related businesses, holiday weekends, like the 4th of July, offer the highest prices of the year. In Jonesville, Independence Day coincides with our anniversary as being owners and innkeepers of the Munro House B&B. This will be our house for 17 years on July 1. For the first 15 days in July, we offer 1999 pricing for guests who stay with us 2 nights or more. We are inviting visitors to join in our celebration by offering special pricing that is the best deal of the year. Standard rooms are priced as low as $99, while rooms with big Jacuzzi tubs are priced as low as $149.

Crowd watching paradeOur largest local festivity occurs in Hillsdale on Sunday, the 3rd of July. A Great American Parade through Hillsdale commences at 5:00 on Independence Day eve. Marching bands, firetrucks, individuals, businesses, and veterans march through town for this much anticipated event located just 10 minutes from Jonesville. Immediately following the procession, is an event at the Hillsdale County Fairgrounds called the All-American Celebration and Fireworks. Free live entertainment plus kiddie rides are available at no cost. Carnival food vendors will be on hand to sell their goodies. The pyrotechnics display proceeds at dusk.

crowd gathering at dusk for fireworks in parkThe local festivities continue all day long on the 4th of July about 20 minutes away in Hanover. A fun run, basketball tournament, baseball tournament, car show, museum tour, talent show, fireworks, and more are scheduled for a full day of outdoor fun.

golden beer with an orange slice accompanies steak rice and green beansFollowing the holiday is business as usual throughout the area. Great food at reasonable prices is available within a few minutes of the Munro House. Casual, ethnic, and fine dining along with comfort food, sushi, and ice cream are offered at several locations. Jonesville was recently listed as being one of the best small towns in America for food.

The pricing is right for an affordable Summer getaway to Southern Michigan in July.

Mike Venturini
"Life is good in Jonesville"

6/15/2016

Michigan Summer Getaway Package

Green sign on lamp post surrounded by shrubbery in front of white businessA relaxing summer getaway package is available without going all the way to the lake or the bridge. Sometimes there just isn't time to go to those far away places. That is when Jonesville can appear on your radar as a viable option to enjoy a quality getaway. The whole idea of a getaway is to get away from the hustle of work and everyday life. Going from one crowded place to another can be avoided by breaking away to the ideal getaway place that is in Jonesville. Picture this: 5 cars at a stoplight is our version of a traffic jam. Great small town restaurants is part of what made Jonesville famous. Highly complimented massage therapists is another ideal ingredient to a romantic weekend getaway. Movie passes to a great newly released flick with little fear of it being sold out helps couple enjoy an old fashioned date. What would a couples' getaway be without ice cream? Add in two nights bed and breakfast to create a Summer getaway that includes a great itinerary.

White couple in seafood restaurant, woman in green shirt, man in striped Michigan Logo shirtTwo of the best restaurants around are located just 2 blocks from the Munro House in Jonesville. It is great to be able to walk to dinner, and it happens to be romantic, too. Saucy Dog is a great BBQ restaurant just two blocks away. Ribs, pulled chicken, pulled pork, and beef brisket, plus sandwiches are on the menu. Right across the street is Olivia's Chop House. They offer steaks and seafood, but also have interesting entrees including prime rib, roast duck, and a pork rib eye. Appetizers, soups, salads, and desserts are also pleasant surprises in this small town.

White couple eating ice cream on a stick one cherry and one chocolate
Just 3 blocks away is the perennial people's choice for ice cream in Hillsdale County--The Udder Side. They used to be known as Jonesville Dairy Treats. Their previous location was land-locked and had no room for a drive-up window. So, they waited until a building burned down on "da udder side of the street". They built a new facility, got their drive-up window, and continued selling frozen dairy treats right next to McDonald's. On a stick, in a cone, or in a bowl, the Udder Side has developed original creations that include hard pack and soft serve ice cream along with cold drinks, shakes, and fast food.

Fried egg over easy, German pancake, bacon on vintage stone wearHalf of B&B is the breakfast. A big hot meal is offered each morning with choices that could include waffles, pancakes, or French toast along with oatmeal and lots of goodies, plus eggs done several different ways. Everything comes with coffee, fruit, juice, and an option for bacon. Nobody has to leave the table until they are full. No one has to leave Jonesville hungry. With so many good choices for food, everything else is a bonus.

Mike Venturini
"Life is good in Jonesville"

5/31/2016

Lodging near MIS - Michigan International Speedway

MIS, race track, track
NASCAR racing is coming back to Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn for the weekend of June 10-12. MIS is NASCAR's fastest modern track, recording speeds of over 200 miles per hour. Fans who want to see the fastest cars and want to stay for the weekend in a comfortable air conditioned room may look to the Munro House in Jonesville for lodging about a half hour from the track. When comfort, location, restaurants, and privacy are on your list of requirements, the Munro House may be your best bet.

camper, trailer, camping, race weekendFans are notorious for camping on, or near, the MIS grounds. When tens of thousands of people descend upon South Central Michigan for one of two annual NASCAR races, there just aren't enough permanent lodging facilities in the area to handle them all. Nearby hotels, motels, B&Bs, and Inns can accommodate hundreds of guests for the races, but thousands of guests come in for a day, or camp out for the entire weekend. Tents, campers, and RVs are the choice of a majority of race fans at MIS. With normal temperatures in the 80s, many fans would rather escape the hot, dusty, and crowded campgrounds for a more comfortable experience.

Mike Venturini, M&Ms, cutout, selfie, photo op, Wal-martMike & Lori run the Munro House and welcome guests to their slice of comfort in the oldest house in the county. Despite its age, Munro House has large quiet bedrooms with private baths. All rooms a shower, a queen size bed, cable TV, quiet-comfortable air conditioning, and free wireless internet. A big breakfast is offered every day, even though many guests prefer something 'to go' or have passes to MIS hospitality tents that include brunch and entertainment. During the week preceding the race, our local retail outlets typically have race cars on display, along with hospitality people and photo op cutouts of your favorite drivers.

race track, fans, grandstands, MIS, Michigan International SpeedwayWith a majority of fans already at the campgrounds onsite at MIS, traffic to and from the track has become reasonable. The police and track officials have fine-tuned getting back and forth to the track into a very manageable time frame. With no traffic, the drive from Jonesville is about 35 minutes. Before the logistics were figured out, the same drive could take 3 hours on race day. Now, most of our guests have reported that getting to and from the track is about an hour or less. It is great to know that a clean and comfortable bed in a quiet air conditioned room is just a short drive away.

cutout, NASCAR, Mike Venturini, MIS Additionally, Jonesville was recently recognized as being one of the best small towns in America for food. Olivia's Chop House and Saucy Dog's Barbeque are two great places to enjoy great food. Both are just 2 blocks from Munro House. You could eat burgers and junk food at the track all weekend long, but if you are looking for a quality meal at a fair price on race weekend, Jonesville has the best to offer in the area.


Mike Venturini
"Life is good in Jonesville"

5/10/2016

Memorial Day Weekend Special

It can be very difficult to find a lodging sale on Memorial Day weekend, unless you are heading to South Central Michigan. Special pricing for this holiday weekend makes the Munro House B&B in downtown Jonesville an excellent choice for a getaway on the last weekend of Spring, or the first weekend of Summer. Rooms are discounted up to $50 per night when you stay 2 nights. While many properties are jacking up their prices for the season, at least one bed and breakfast is offering a deal.

Innkeeper, Mike Venturini says that you don't have to go to the lake or the bridge to have a good time in Michigan. The main reason for that is because a lot of people are going to the lake and the bridge over Memorial Day weekend. If you want to get away, those are the kinds of places to avoid. You are just going from one hectic place to another. That is a fine place to go with your kids, but adults who need a real getaway can get it at the Munro House in Jonesville. We offer quality lodging, a slower pace, and excellent food, along with peace and quiet.

Food is a great reason to find a great place to go. Jonesville was recently recognized as one of the best small towns in America for food. Olivia's Chop House is known for fine dining, Saucy Dog is mentioned for barbeque, and The Udder Side is the place to go to for ice cream. All three of these places are located just a short walk from the Munro House. Additionally, Rosalie's Road House, the Hunt Club, and Johnny T's Bistro are a short drive away. A foodie package is available to enjoy the best we have to offer. #michbnb #mibnb #puremichigan



Mike Venturini
"Life is good in Jonesville"