Albion Heritage Bed and Breakfast
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The Albion Heritage Bed and Breakfast is a Georgian Revival home in Albion, MI. The home was built in 1912 and is located across Michigan Avenue from Albion College campus and within walking distance of downtown Albion.
The dining room at Albion Heritage is often the first room you see when you enter our home from the parking lot in back. As you walk from your car to the sliding glass doors, you will see our Camper Down Elm tree on one side of the walk and a fountain and flowers on the other.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Mary for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Most travelers stay at Albion Heritage because they have some business or engagements in Albion. We are just across the street from Albion College, and many of are guests come for some reason related to the college.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
I think what is unique about our inn is our personal warmth and genuine interest in our guests and in our community.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The most common reason for a visit to Albion is to see, speak at, interview at, or bring students to Albion College.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
The we, the innkeepers, make their stay comfortable and rewarding. For many, this is their first experience at a B&B and they leave wanting to go to B&s more often.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The "secret" is that Albion has many things going on, that we are a vibrant community.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
A visitor for 4 mights might want to go to a movie or event at our newly restored historic Bohm Theatre, which just won a governor's award for historic preservation. We are close to other cities with many attractions.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
A Nature Center with walking paths is near our inn.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Cascarelli's is the local "hot spot" with its own pizza and soup and salad bar, as well as several micro-brews.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
Go to www.albionmich.com.
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have four guest rooms.
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets. There are two veterinary clinics in town which have limited kennels.
All rooms have the following:
- Private baths with body showers and separate hot water systems
- Ask about the option for flexible check-in and check-out
- Queen beds in most rooms
- Cable TV/VCR/DVD/CD
- Jocelyn Room has fireplace
- Jocelyn with 2-person Jacuzzi Tub
- All rooms have ensuite bathrooms with towel warmers, bathrobes and hair-driers.
- 100% air-conditioned
- Smoke-free, pet-free environment
Legend of the Camperdown Elm
This unique type of tree was first created in 1835 by a gardener at the Camperdown House in Dundee, Scotland. He noticed a mutant contorted branch growing along the ground and grafted it to the trunk of a Wych Elm.
Every Camperdown Elm in the world is from a cutting taken from that original mutant cutting and is usually grafted on a Wych elm trunk. The trees cannot reproduce from seed. Camperdown Elms satisfied a mid-Victorian passion for curiosities and were planted as a “rarity” in elite gardens, often as memorials.
This Camperdown Elm, located in the back yard of Albion Heritage Bed and Breakfast in Albion Michigan was painted in all four seasons by Michigan artist Maggie LaNoue.