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"

4/20/2016

Michigan Spring Getaway Ideas

innkeeper selfie with man in gray tigers shirt kissed by womanCouples are always looking for a reason to get away. Birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays are typical reasons. But are they the only reasons to take off for a few days in the middle of the week or for an entire weekend? Springtime is a very good reason to take a few days to relax and recharge. Winter is finally behind us. Several nice weekends have allowed many of us to clean up our yards. It may have been several months since we spent any time away from home. It is time for a break. We owe ourselves a reward. How about a Spring Break in Southern Michigan?

woman in black and man in blue enjoying pork rib eye with fuji apples and mashed potatoesMunro House facilitates a lot of romantic getaways to a small town in Southern Michigan that many Michiganders have never heard of. Jonesville is a city of 2,400--and it's a happening place. Recently, Jonesville made a list of great small towns in America for food. Olivia's Chop House, Saucy Dog' BBQ, and The Udder Side were on the list of great places to eat in a great small town in the United States. Casual meals, fine dining, and ice cream are all part of the foodie experience here. I can't imagine better pulled pork sandwiches, I have never seen a pork rib eye on a menu, and who doesn't like ice cream?

masseuse performing massage on bareback woman in green roomPeople who are hard to buy gifts for are difficult, because they already have a lot of stuff. But something people purchase over and over again is a massage. Here in this small town, we do things a little different. Example: a one hour massage at most spas include 5 minutes of consultation, plus 5 minutes to dress/undress, plus 5 minutes to change the sheets. That leaves just 45 minutes of actual massage time. At the Munro House, an hour massage means one hour on the table. People with problem areas typically get more than 60 minutes on the table at the one hour price.

dark theater with man in blue shirt enjoying a large bag of popcornWho doesn't love going to the movies? Yeah, we have HBO, Netflix, and a Blue Ray player, but there is something special about going to the movie theater and seeing a new released film on the big screen. We typically share a large pop and a big bag of popcorn, plus Twizzlers. Back when we had kids, it was always a Disney movie or something from Pixar. A true getaway can be the time to enjoy an action movie, a sexy movie, or an intense drama without the kids for a change. Our local Premiere Theater has 7 screens and generally has all of the newly released films during their first run.

Fresh fruit bowl with red raspberries blueberries pineapple green kiwiYou can come here and make all of the arrangements on your own, or we can set it all up for you. We've got the bed and breakfast covered. You get a uniquely decorated master bedroom and a big hot made-to-order breakfast each morning, along with conversation from your hosts. Romantic getaway packages could include dinners, lunch, movie tickets, theater tickets, roses, chocolates, massages, and more. We can put a package together in a 5-7 minute phone call that can make you look like the plan had taken a lot of thought over several weeks. There is a reason why people say that Munro House is the best place to stay in Southern Michigan. We are happy do our part to make your getaway perfect.

Mike Venturini

Mike Venturini
"Life is good in Jonesville"

3/29/2016

April Rollback Pricing

millennials couple glasses mister mikeA Spring Break getaway doesn't have to involve going to Florida. Many people in Michigan prefer to stay in Michigan not only for the cost savings, but also because of time savings. Many people from Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio also choose to getaway to Michigan. An enticement to choose Jonesville Michigan is special pricing for the first 15 days of April. Effective April 1, all rooms are discounted up to $50 per night when you stay 2 nights before April 15. The popular rooms go quickly, so plan your getaway soon.

eggs over easy waffle toast omelet vintage china
All packages are also available. Pick romance that could include flowers, chocolates, massage, and dinners. Choose a seasonal package with movie tickets, dinners, and massage. Consider foodies with all meals--breakfast, lunch, and dinner--included. The first weekend in April could have movie and theater passes along with dinners. Any package can be added to a two night bed and breakfast stay. Weekends are most popular for getaway packages, but weekdays can be fun for couples with flexible schedules or non traditional work weeks.

capri salad with balsamic vinegar linesGreat restaurants in Jonesville include Saucy Dog's Barbeque for casual dining, Olivia's Chop House for fine dining, and the Udder Side for ice cream and more. These three places are an easy walk from the Munro House and were recently named as the restaurants that have made Jonesville one of the top small towns in America for food.

Mike Venturini
"Life is good in Jonesville"

2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Contest

Like, follow, share, or comment on the March Madness posting on the Munro House Bed and Breakfast Facebook Page to enter for a chance to win a one night or a two night getaway. Three Big 10 teams made it to the Sweet Sixteen of the tournament. If one of these Big 10 teams wins the tournament and becomes the national champions, the prize will be two nights bed and breakfast in any available room during 2016. If any other team wins the tournament and becomes national champions, the prize will be one night bed and breakfast in any available room during 2016. A gift certificate for the prize will be awarded within 48 hours of the crowning of a national champion.

The Big 10 teams in the Sweet Sixteen are #5 Maryland, #5 Indiana, and #7 Wisconsin. If any of these teams wins, the prize is two night B&B at Munro House. If any other team wins, the prize is one night B&B at Munro House. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. Contest open to adults 18 and over. Prize must be used during 2016 in any available room on any available night and cannot be redeemed for cash.

Mike Venturini
"Life is good in Jonesville"

3/18/2016

Easter Weekend Special Pricing

Graffiti small kitchen many chefs with red aprons cookingThere are 2 reasons to come to Jonesville on Easter weekend. 1) you have family plans in Jonesville/Hillsdale area for Easter. 2) you have no family plans for Easter, so why not come to Jonesville/Hillsdale area for a getaway? The room pricing at Munro House are reduced $30-$40 per night when you stay 2 nights March 25-27. Getaway packages that could include dinners, movies, and massages are always available. Save up to $80 on your room when you come to Jonesville for 2 nights over Easter weekend.

Michigan fan and his wife enjoy Pork Rib Eye with Fuji ApplesGreat small town restaurants are open Friday and Saturday nights. Olivia's Chop House and Saucy Dog's Barbeque have put Jonesville on the map for exceptional meals at reasonable prices. Fine dining experiences include choices of prime rib, steaks, salmon, and seafood. Casual dining includes ribs, pulled pork, and beef brisket. Olivia's will be open for Easter Brunch. This is a rare time when reservations are required.

Yellow tulips budding at B&B signEaster falls early this year. Our flower gardens are sprouting, but there have yet to be buds. Perennials are creeping up from the dirt while trees and shrubs are waiting for the right time to flower and turn green. The temperatures are low but mild. We are expecting overnight freezing temperatures, but daytime highs in the 40s and 50s.




Mike Venturini
"Life is good in Jonesville"

2/10/2016

B&B Contest for Academy Awards Best Picture

A one or two night getaway package to Munro House Bed and Breakfast in Jonesville Michigan will be the prize awarded to the winner of our 2016 Academy Awards contest. There are 8 movies nominated for best picture, so there are 8 potential prizes from a one night bed and breakfast to a complete weekend getaway including dinners, massages, and movie passes. To enter: like, follow, comment, or share on our Facebook page. 

Prizes have been assigned to each movie nominated to win the Oscar for Best Picture:
  • The Big Short - Win a seasonal getaway with dinners, massages, movie passes, plus 2 nights bed and breakfast in a Jacuzzi Room.
  • Bridge of Spies - Win 2 night Foodie Getaway for 2 dinners, 1 lunch, and 2 nights bed and breakfast in a Jacuzzi Room.
  • The Martian - Win 2 night Foodie Getaway for 2 dinners, 1 lunch, along with 2 nights bed and breakfast in a Standard Room.
  • The Revenant - Win 2 nights bed and breakfast in a room with a 2 person Jacuzzi Tub.
  • Mad Max: Fury Road - Win 2 nights bed and breakfast in a Standard Room.
  • Brooklyn - Win our One Night Stand package--includes dinner, 2 movie passes, and 1 night bed and breakfast in a Standard Room.
  • Spotlight -  Win 1 night bed and breakfast in a Jacuzzi Room.
  • Room - Win 1 night bed and breakfast in a Standard Room. 
All movies have been assigned a great prize. My favorite movie (that I have already seen) is The Big Short. If The Big Short wins the Oscar for Best Picture, that will be the highest value prize. That prize includes a 2 night stay in a Room with a 2 person Jacuzzi Tub, plus dinner for 2 at Olivia's Chop House, dinner for 2 at Saucy Dog's Barbeque, 2 in-house one hour massages, and 2 tickets to your choice of big screen movies at Premiere Theater. Prize will be awarded within 48 hours of the completion of the Academy Awards program on February 28, 2016. Grand prize must be used in 2016 and cannot be redeemed for cash. Reservations are required on any available night(s) in 2016. Contest open to adults 18 and over only. 

Good Luck. 

Mike Venturini
"Life is good in Jonesville"

2/01/2016

Valentine's Day Getaway Ideas

Valentine's Day falls on Sunday February 14, 2016. Key weekends for getaways will be February 12-13 for couples who celebrate early and February 19-20 for couples who give the gift on Valentine's day to arrive the following weekend. Most people have work schedules that interfere with celebrating the holiday as an overnight getaway that contains a Sunday. Plan accordingly to make romance coincide with the holiday. Roses and chocolates are traditional gifts, fancy restaurants will be packed, B&B rooms with 2 person Jacuzzi tubs will be in short supply.

Here is a list of desirable gifts for your lover on Valentine's Day:

  • Flowers - Red Roses are best
  • Chocolates - Truffles are uncommon
  • Dinner - Fine dining with steak or seafood
  • Movie - 1st run in theater or Netflix in private
  • Jewelry -  Heart shaped or marriage proposal
  • Poetry - Self written rhymes are appreciated
  • Massage - relax and remove stress
  • Attention - Spend time in private
  • Getaway - Bed and Breakfast

Many fancy restaurants are not open on Sundays. That means that a
romantic dinner will be celebrated before or after Valentine's Day this year. Spreading the celebration day over a couple of weeks means that the lines may not be as long, the restaurants will not be as crowded, and a perfect night out might be easier to obtain. Surprise your lover a day or week early or make the promise for a romantic getaway on the day to celebrate a few days or weeks later.

The Munro House in Jonesville can make all of the arrangements for a romantic getaway in a single, 10 minute phone call. They have become experts in helping to design a perfect weekend getaway or overnight stay. Just pick a date and choose a room, then decide on the extras to create a tailor-made overnight package. It could include roses, truffles, dinner, movie passes, and massages. You could add the personal touch with a gift of jewelry, poetry, or undistracted one-on-one time. Then arrive to your pre-arranged agenda for a getaway filled with romance.

Mike Venturini
"Life is good in Jonesville"

1/25/2016

March Murder Mystery in Michigan

The next scheduled Murder Mystery Dinner Party at Munro House B&B in Jonesville MI is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, 2016. The game has been planned, and there is currently room for additional couples to join us for an evening of adult fun. Come as you are to play the game with other like-minded adults. We will dress you up for your role and teach you how the game is played. Then we will get you into the mood to solve the mystery while serving a 5 course meal. Appetizer, soup, salad, and entree will fill your appetite. We will solve the mystery over dessert. The dinner party lasts about 3 hours and is filled with laughter, deception, and problem solving skills.

One and two night packages are available. Come in on Friday night and have dinner at Olivia's Chop house as part of your package. The Murder Mystery begins at 6:30 on Saturday night. A big breakfast is served each morning. Those people who spend two nights can add on massages, go to the movies, or spend time shopping in Allen--Michigan's Antique Capital. Those people who can only stay one night need to be able to arrive by 5:00. That will allow you time to relax before sitting down to a fun filled dinner party and interacting with 4-6 couples while playing the game and solving the mystery.

All of our comfortable rooms have a queen size bed and a private bathroom, along with cable TV and free wireless internet. Most rooms also have a fireplace. Two rooms have big 2 person Jacuzzi tubs. Complimentary cookies, coffee, soft drinks, snacks, and candy are always available.

Mike Venturini
"Life is good in Jonesville"