Visit This Award-Winning B&B On A Great Lake For A Dreamy Valentine's Day

Although Michigan is perhaps best known for being the mecca of the country's automobile industry, this Midwest state has more to offer. Michigan has quaint small towns and endless natural beauty, making it the perfect backdrop for a Valentine's Day celebration. But where exactly in Michigan should you take your significant other? Try Oscoda, an underrated beach town on Lake Huron Shores.

Located in Northern Michigan, it's under a four drive from Detroit and Grand Rapids. Oscoda's biggest draw is its offering of outdoor activities like golfing, hiking, and fishing. However, the sleepy town is also home to Huron House, a bed and breakfast that would make for the most romantic Valentine's Day getaway.

This adult's only accommodation has garnered a series of acclaim as one of the Best B&Bs in the country. Saying Huron House is scenic would be an understatement. Lakeside views, sandy shores, and greenery surround the B&B. Huron House has 14 rooms, all of which feature a king-sized bed.

In addition, breakfast, such as baked French toast or egg frittata, is provided for couples to enjoy in the privacy of their room at their chosen time. At the time of this writing, Huron House's prices vary, but you can expect to pay upwards of $554 a night around Valentine's Day 2024 for this sumptuous experience.

The perks of staying at Huron House

The 14 rooms at Huron House have names like Moonshadow, AuSable, and Tawas (seen above) and feature distinct decor with a beachy ambiance. Despite these differences, each room has a jacuzzi, a fireplace, and a private deck. Note that the jacuzzi is either in the room or outdoors, depending on which room you book. Likewise, the rooms are equipped with a microwave and a mini-fridge. Simply put, Huron House is ideal for a relaxed Valentine's Day staycation. The TVs connect to a streaming service, meaning you can Netflix and chill with your S.O. for your entire stay.

While the February weather in Michigan is frigid, you and your Valentine can snuggle up and stay warm with Huron House's outdoor firepit. The firepit is steps away from the water and provides phenomenal views of Lake Huron, one of the largest lakes in the world. Huron House has romantic packages that will contribute to an unforgettable Valentine's Day. For $200, the Retreat to Romance package will adorn your room with tea lights and provide chocolate-covered strawberries and more. Flower bouquets, including a dozen roses, are available for $125. Additionally, they offer a $100 picnic package that includes prosecco, dessert, and sandwiches.

Dining near Huron House

You don't have to worry about breakfast when you stay at Huron House. But what about lunch and dinner? There are a few places in and around Oscoda where you and your sweetheart can enjoy a meal. Huron House recommends Northwood Steakhouse, Tait's Bill of Fare, and Boathouse Beer Co. & Boozery.

Northwood Steakhouse is in East Tawas, about 10 minutes from Huron House. It has lodge-like decor and serves everything from filet mignon to local perch caught in the Great Lakes. Northwood Steakhouse is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, with extended hours to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant is closed Monday and Tuesday. Tait's Bill of Fare is located in Oscoda, just five minutes from Huron House. The old-school eatery is top-rated on Trip Advisor and has entrees like lamb chops, and baby back ribs. They are closed on Sunday and Monday but are open Tuesday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Boathouse Beer Co. & Boozery (pictured) is a modern industrial chic option in Tawas City, 15 minutes from Huron House. Besides craft beer and cocktails, there's a small but diverse food menu, including a chicken Caesar hoagie and chicken dill pasta. Boathouse Beer Co. & Boozery is closed Monday through Wednesday. They are open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday and stay open until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. No matter what type of atmosphere you're looking for on your romantic weekend away, these restaurants have you covered.