Emery House Bed & Breakfast

446 West Webster , Muskegon, Michigan 49440
Innkeeper(s): Bill & Barbara Frame
 

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  • Introduction

    Emery House Bed & Breakfast - Muskegon, Michigan

    The Emery House is a three story brick Georgian Colonial house in the National Register "Historic District" of downtown Muskegon's Heritage Village, two blocks from Muskegon Lake and seven minutes to Lake Michigan beaches. The house was built in 1903 by John Emery, Jr., co-founder of the Shaw Electric Crane Company and President of National Lumberman's Bank.
     

    The Emery House features a grand staircase leading to the second floor inhouse bedrooms, tastefully decorated with antiques.

    There is also a quaint, private suite in the carriage house.The third floor ballroom will bring you back to the days when ladies in long gowns and gents in starched shirts circled the floor to a graceful waltz. Turn of the century "mystery lady" portraits look on from the walls.

    Emery House Bed & Breakfast is a member of Michigan's WestShore Bed & Breakfast Association.

  • Area Information

    Muskegon is home to 26 miles of sugar sand beaches and dunes and 60 miles of wilderness trails for biking or hiking. Michigan's Adventure Amusement and Water Park and dining and cultural arts offer something for every taste and budget.

    Whatever the season, you feel the lake effect the moment you arrive in Muskegon County. It’s in the way the sun shimmers on the water, the snow falls gently on an upturned palm, and that impossibly happy look on your children’s faces. It’s the feeling you get in Muskegon County.

    Spring

    Spring marks the beginning of the much anticipated golf season. As the snow melts and a deep green returns to the region, make plans to golf the lush “Michigan Riviera” at a variety of local courses.

    Summer

    Visit our many attractions, ride or walk miles of scenic recreational trails, or spend time outdoors on our 26 miles of sugar sand beaches along the shores of Lake Michigan.

    Fall

    Fall marks the transition to cooler weather with vibrant colors everywhere, especially along our scenic roads. There’s still time to enjoy our area’s 3 state parks or 8 county parks for camping, hiking, or pedaling over 60 miles of recreational trails.

    Winter

    In the winter, it’s easy to catch our drift! Winter means falling snow and dropping temperatures, but there’s no lull in activities in Muskegon County! Learn to luge (yes, luge!), snowshoe, cross-country ski or skate along miles of lighted, groomed trails at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex

    Two Parks for the Price of One

    Michigan’s Adventure is Michigan’s largest amusement and water park, featuring over 60 rides and attractions including our world-class wooden roller coaster, Shivering Timbers. Experience seven roller coasters, three wave pools, tube slides, body slides, thrill rides, and kiddie rides. Take a ride on Thunderhawk, Michigan’s first suspended looping roller coaster, RipCord, Grand Rapids, Funnel of Fear, Go-Karts, Dodg’em Cars, Be-Bop Blvd, Timbertown Railway, and HydroBlaster. Food stands, miniature golf, games and gift shops round out a whole summer of fun for all ages.

    For rates, park hours and directions visit their website at www.miadventure.com or call (231) 766-3377.

    Muskegon Winter Sports Complex & Luge

    www.msports.org

    Located in Muskegon State Park, the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex is Michigan's source for winter fun!

    Luge

    •  850' luge track designed by an olympian, open to public
    •  Summer luge track (June-August)

    Skate

    •  3 outdoor ice rinks with hockey and family skating areas
    •  1/4 mile skating trail through the woods

    XC Ski

    •  5 miles of lighted and groomed cross-country ski trails
    •  2.5 miles of advanced, natural trails

    Snowshoe

    •  Explore miles of natural trails through Muskegon State Park
    •  Dogs welcome, must be leashed

    Rent

    •  Cross-country skis, snowshoes, ice skates, sleds or bring your own
    For more information visit their website at www.msports.org or call 1-877-TRY-LUGE.

    Beaches & Parks

    Muskegon County has several beautiful beaches with public access to Lake Michigan. Plan on enjoying a day at one of Muskegon's beaches this summer or at one of the many beach towns along the coast of Lake Michigan! Following are some water safety guidelines posted on the Muskegon County Health Department's website, which will help everyone to have a fun and safe day at the beach.

    Muskegon County has 3 state parks, 8 county parks, and the city's Pere Marquette beach is a nationally certified clean beach. Enjoy over 26 miles of Lake Michigan coastline in our area.

    Indicated in North to South order...

    Boating

    Muskegon is a boater’s paradise offering sailing adventures, a large variety of charters, fishing charters, boat/kayak rentals as well as marinas and yacht clubs. Muskegon Lake is home to 10 marinas and over 3000 boat slips. It also connects to Lake Michigan and is a natural harbor for all types of watercraft.

    Golfing

    Muskegon County boasts over 15 golf courses; you’ll find mini golf, disc golf, and traditional golf to add to your activity list.

    Bent Pines Golf Club

    Chase Hammond Golf Club

    Fruitport Golf Club & Banquet Center

    Lincoln Golf Club

    Muskegon Country Club

    Blue Goose Golf

    Sporting

    Our area is home to a variety of sporting activities including bowling, indoor skating, or baseball. Be sure to take in a professional hockey game featuring the hometown Lumberjacks who play at the LC Walker Arena. Your family has lots of sporting choices in Muskegon County.

    Biking & Hiking in Muskegon County

    Enjoy miles of paved trails or rustic single tracks for biking or hiking in Muskegon County. Our 3 state parks offer many options for hiking trail systems. Cyclists have access to the 22.5 mile Hart-Montague Trail or the 26 mile Musketawa Trail running from Muskegon to Marne. Also, the new 12 mile Lakeshore Trail winds through views of Lake Michigan, Muskegon Lake and the city of Muskegon.

    City of Muskegon Lakeshore Trail

    The nearly 10 mile, paved Lakeshore Trail is designed to provide users a convenient, relaxing and safe cycling environment with beautiful views including Lake Michigan, Muskegon Lake, dunes, parks, and the City of Muskegon. You can reach the trail directly from the Lake Express terminal. Bike to the beach by following Lakeshore Drive west along the dedicated bike lane to Pere Marquette Park. The trail loops around the park and includes great views of Lake Michigan, the South Pier Light Station and the Muskegon Channel while providing access to attractions and dining options. By traveling east from the Lake Express terminal along the Lakeshore Trail, you will reach Downtown Muskegon, Heritage Landing and the paved north portion of the trail which follows Shoreline Drive and Muskegon Lake.

    The Lakeshore Trail gives you pedestrian access to historic and maritime attractions, dining venues, lodging options and seasonal festivals. Parking is available at Pere Marquette Park (southern trail head), Heritage Landing (approximate mid-point), the Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve (North Muskegon trail head), as well as various marked spots along Lakeshore Drive. The Lakeshore Trail is ideal for beginners with plenty of places to park and rest along the trail.

    Additional Info

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    The Musketawa Trail

    The Musketawa Trail is a 26 mile paved recreational trail, from Muskegon to Marne , past farmlands and wetlands, over creeks, and through villages. It's a four-season adventure for the outdoor enthusiast, living healthy and having fun. The trail can be enjoyed by bikers, snowmobilers, horseback riders, inline skaters, cross-county skiers, wheelchair travelers, hikers and nature lovers.

    Additional Info

    Visit their web site.
    Muskegon County Phone: 231-821-0553
    Ottawa County Phone: 616-738-4810

    Hart-Montague Trail State Park
     

    The Hart-Montague Trail State Park is a paved, 22.5 mile trail passing through rural, forested lands. Scenic overlooks and picnic areas are located along the route.The trail can be used for hiking, bicycling, cross-county skiing and snowmobiling. Horseback riding is allowed on portions of the trail but never on the asphalt portion. The trail now extends into Whitehall.
     

    Additional Info

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    Additional Muskegon County Trails Information

    Visit the West Michigan Trails web site for more details on Muskegon County trails.

    Entertainment in Muskegon County

    Fill your weekend with outdoor music festivals, events, Lumberjacks hockey, car shows or an evening at the Frauenthal Theater in downtown Muskegon. For a complete listing of current events, please click here.

    Baseball

    Marsh Field Baseball Tournaments
    Muskegon Channel Cats

    Cinema

    Cinema Carousel Theatre
    Getty 4 Drive-In
    Plaza 1 & 2
    White Lake’s Northstar Cinema

    Hockey
    Muskegon Lumberjack Hockey

    Racing

    Ravenna Motor Park
    Thunderbird Raceway
    Winston Motor Speedway

    Excerpt from http://www.visitmuskegon.org/