Thursday, July 03, 2008

South Cliff Inn

As part of my big three-oh celebration, Max planned our trip to St. Joseph, Michigan. On a friend's recommendation, we stayed at the South Cliff Inn (and it turns out that my parents stayed there almost 16 years ago when they were first planning our move from Canada). Their website does not do them justice! We stayed in the Harbor Room and this was the view from our room:

At the back of the house there's a porch where people regularly sat each evening to enjoy their wine and cheese. Max was partial to the Chardonnay and the cheddar cheese. There's a lovely garden that leads to the edge of the bluff and a patio that overlooks the lake. I could have sat there knitting and reading all day. Very relaxing.

And then there's the breakfast! I wrote this on my review form too... Breakfast at the South Cliff is the best breakfast we have ever had at a bed and breakfast anywhere. Overwhelmingly generous and incredibly delicious, with many choices everyday. There wasn't a day that we didn't both have seconds. Bill and Jodie really outdid themselves. Each morning there was sausages, fresh fruit, orange juice, and coffee.

On Friday, my favorite was the blueberry peach crumble. There was also a spinach quiche that Max really liked, chocolate chip coffee cake, and bread pudding.

On Saturday, the cream cheese danish was my favorite - and everyone else's too! There were only a few pieces left at the end of breakfast. Max really liked the ricotta egg casserole with mushrooms. There was also an almond coffee cake and bread pudding.

Sunday's breakfast was delicious sticky pecan rolls covered in caramel sauce, a sausage egg casserole with mushrooms, and mandarin orange coffee cake with icing. Unfortunately there's no pictures because I was too busy eating! :)
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