Montague, MI 

Amanda’s Bequest Bed & Breakfast - a Heritage Farmstay

5200 Anderson Road
Montague, MI 49437 US

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Rates: $119 to $189
Total Rooms: 4
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (5 reviews)


Circa 1872. A beach, winter sports, and heritage farm-style vacation are rolled into one in Montague, Michigan. The year-round beauty of the water is half-a-mile away at the White Lake public beach or four miles away at the grand Lake Michigan. Drive 15 miles to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex or stay in and help churn butter, gather eggs, gather fresh produce, or simply sit on the gazebo porch and watch for deer and wild turkey. Celebrate the jazz age in the 1920s Room reminiscent of a farm sleeping porch of the era and featuring six floor-to-ceiling windows; reserve it with the Inn-Port Cabin to enjoy private use of the entire second floor. The main floor 1900s Room has whimsical historical items including a school desk and original slate. Awaken to the aroma of an old-fashioned, country breakfast made with farm-fresh ingredients. Bikes are available for exploring the miles of local paths leading to parks and other towns.Publicity and Awards: Articles have been written about this B&B and culinary school in Chicago Sun Times, Kalamazoo Gazette, Pure Michigan travel log, White Lake Beacon, and Muskegon Chronicle., WZZM Grand Rapids, MI TV 13 has visited with a broadcast airing in November 2013. Tv 9/10 Cadillac, MI did a 3 hour live Broadcast in November 2013, Pure Michigan did a radio broadcast.Location: Waterfront, City/Urban and Country.

Room Detail

1920s Room
Named for the roaring twenties when art deco was new, flappers where the style, and jazz became the rage. Located on nearly half of the upstairs space, guests will enjoy lots of natural light beaming in the six nearly floor to ceiling windows and over 400 sq feet. Painted in the pastels of the times, this room is reminiscent of a 1920s era farm sleeping porch and the surge of outdoors and recreation that occurred in that era. A sitting area with fireplace and a big Jacuzzi tub round out a great room!
Rates: $149 - $195
Type of bed: King, Twin

Atkins 1900s Room
Features a soft Queen bed topped with a feather-bed (hypoallergenic), private bath, main-floor level, and charming turn of the century farm-shaker style. This unique room has historical features unlike any other.
Rates: $119 - $169
Type of bed: Queen

Inn-Port Cabin Room
In nautical terms, the in-port cabin, is adjacent to the ship’s central control room. Thus, when likely to be called from sleep or attending to administration, the Commanding Officer can be instantly risen from sleep. This in-port cabin is a furnished room, with bedroom and combination sitting room/office. So we bring your our in(n)-port cabin! With a beautiful and comfortable queen bed, two comfy, fun twin bed options (daybed and trundle), smart TV, cable TV, a/c, free wi-fi, 4-season sitting room, and a dining area, this becomes a nice group cabin stay. The four season room is fantastic with its view.
Rates: $139 - $189
Type of bed: Queen(2) , Twin

Garden Shed Room
A fun space, this room is a reminder of the quintessential Garden Shed that most old time farms had. It looks out on our orchard garden where plums, apples, and pears grow. Their Spring bloom is gorgeous! The garden also has raspberries, blueberries, ground cherries and currents. Roses also live in this garden. Features a Queen bed, private bath in-suite, main-floor level, and charming decor. This is a cozy room with cable TV, Smart TV, wifi, a/c, and plenty of natural light from two 7 foot tall windows, and a garden view.
Rates: $119 - $169
Type of bed: Queen



Rooms & Rates

Rates: $119 to $189
Payment types accepted include Personal Checks, Master Card, Visa, Discover and Cash - US.
Rooms: This property has 4 total guest accommodations with private bath, 2 with fireplaces, 1 with whirlpool.
The types of beds available include Twin, Queen and King.


Minimum Stay Requirements: There are some weekends and holiday times that require a two-day minimum, but that is not the norm.
Cancellation: Amanda’s Bequest is a small Bed and Breakfast Inn; consequently, cancellations affect us significantly. Cancellations made up to 21 days before the arrival date will result in a full release of your reservation, less a $20 administrative fee per room. Cancellations made up to 10 days before arrival date will result in a 50% charge of your stay. Cancellations made within 7 days of your arrival date will result in the forfeiture of the cost of the stay, unless we are able to re-book, in which case you will not be charged. Guests are responsible for the full reservation amount. No discounts or refunds for shortened stays after arrival. No-shows are charged 100% of the entire reservation.
Pets: Innkeepers pets on premises, No pets. There are chickens, rabbits, and ducks on premises.
Smoking: Outside Only.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Snacks/Refreshments, Breakfast, Since there is also a heritage culinary school on site...the place is usually abundant with good food to enjoy. Valerie is always working on some heirloom recipe and LOVES to invite guests to taste.
Types of meals: Vegetarian Breakfast, Early Coffee/Tea, Lunch, Restaurant off Premises, Full Gourmet Breakfast, Sunday Brunch, Snacks/Refreshments, Room Service, Full Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Hors d'oeuvres, Gourmet Dinner, Country Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Picnic Lunches, Outside of a fully hearty country breakfast, which is included in room rates, other meals must be pre-ordered at registration followed with approval from the chef for timing and other potential constraints.
Amenities In Room: Bathrobes, Heating, Refrigerator, Cable TV, Television, Coffeemaker, Hair Dryer, Kitchen, DVD, Fireplace, Wireless Internet Access, Iron/Ironing Board and Air Conditioning.
Amenities On Site: Suitable for Events, Television, Fireplace, Library, Bicycles, DVD, Gift Shop, Free parking on premise, Family/Kid Friendly, Parlor Games and Cooking School on Premises.
Business Traveler Amenities: Wireless Internet Access, Television, Desk, Gym Nearby, Iron/Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Flexible Check in/out Times, Off-site Dry Cleaning Services, Internet Access and Reduced business travel rates apply after three regular business stays.

Spa Services

Off-Site Spa Services Available
Nearby Recommended Spas:
Quiet Time Massage
(231) 580-1290


- One Night Free: This property is featured in Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns published by American Historic Inns. This guide features a certificate for ONE NIGHT FREE with the purchase of one night. The dates this property will honor the certificate are


Events Hosted: Romantic Getaways, Meetings, Family Reunions, Honeymoons, Weddings, Seminars and Company retreats.
Other Activities: Amusement Park, Antiquing, Art Galleries, Beaches, Bicycling, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Skiing Cross Country, Tennis, Water Sports, Wineries and Onsite is a culinary school specializing in heritage skills...Bygone Basics.

Historic Interest

Built between 1870 and 1873, this historic Manse was the first parsonage in the city. It and the Ferry Memorial Church were built as a result of a bequest in the will of the mother of the city's founder. Noah Ferry was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War.
Historic Awards: City Historical Site (Granted).
Historic Memberships: Local Historical Society.

Romantic Interest

Amanda's Bequest has hosted couples from 31 countries in a quiet unassuming manner. Privacy is all important, as is making great memories. Valerie is a licensed minister and can perform weddings. If you are seeking escape, great memories, a fantastically relaxing stay, or a unique B&B, you will find it here.