Nestled on a serene 3-acre setting, the BMI Bed and Breakfast and Oasis is a cozy, back-to-nature getaway designed for you and your busy schedule. We truly desire to serve our guests by seeking to accommodate their needs. A wonderful setting for spending time with your spouse, your family, or for a time of personal study or retreat. Choose the Vineyard Suite (includes use of the Jacuzzi Room), the Library room, or the Pondview Room. All rooms include full use of our Great Room, an entertainment room with flat-screen TV, dozens of movies, reading area, exercise equipment, ping-pong, piano, mini-fridge and microwave. Our property incorporates a serene pond (for paddleboating and fishing), island (for relaxing and bonfires), a hammock, walking trail, bicycles, and sitting area. If you need to relax and unwind, spend time as a family, plan your future, or if you simply need a personal retreat, the BMI Bed and Breakfast is here for you.
Lovely, spacious, country-style bedroom in our lower level; Queen bed and sofa bed; Private bath; antique desk; lounge chair. Includes full private use of the Spaberry Jacuzzi. Also full use of our Great Room, with family-friendly TV, DVDs, VHS videos, Wi-Fi, CD Player, Kitchenette. Suggested donation: $150 per night. A $25 discount per night for Pastors, missionaries, military, Seniors over 65, for those staying 3 nights or longer, or for any stay between November 1 and March 30.
Second floor bedroom with Queen bed, semi-private bath, natural view, access to professor's library (fiction, devotional, biblical, theological and ministry-oriented titles), CD player, desk, and lounge chair. Suggested donation: $100 per night. A $25 discount per night for Pastors, missionaries, military, Seniors over 65, for those staying 3 nights or longer, or for any stay between November 1 and March 30. Business travelers (who stay 4 nights per month or more): Contact us.
Second floor bedroom with Double bed, semi-private bath, natural view, TV with DVD player, walk-in closet, and futon. Suggested donation: $100 per night. A $25 discount per night for Pastors, missionaries, military, Seniors over 65, for those staying 3 nights or longer, or for any stay between November 1 and March 30. Business travels (who will spend 4 nights a month or more): Contact us for special rate.
4.0 on July 30, 2014
My wife and I were looking for somewhere local to stay as we did a tour of zoos in western Michigan. At about 7pm, we found the listing for BMI, and a quick call got us in to the Vineyard Suite. The room was clean and comfy, the hot tub was waiting for us, and John and Julie were gracious hosts. We are not religious types, and we felt comfortable for the entire stay. After a great breakfast with fresh blueberries, John and Julie sent us off to their private blueberry patch to fill some boxes for the drive home.
5 on April 19, 2014
I have had the opportunity to visit this establishment many times and it never disappoints. The atmosphere is quiet and peaceful. John and Julie always give their all to make sure I am comfortable and accommodate my special dietary needs. I so much enjoy coming here and will make sure to visit again.
5 on April 06, 2014
My wife and I spent our 2nd anniversary here and we defiantly recommend it. The setting is far enough in the country for feeling removed and relaxed, but only 20-25 minutes from the city life of either Battle Creek or Kalamazoo. We stayed in the Vineyard Suite. The hot tub is in a room off of the bedroom for easy access. We were provided fresh, home roasted coffee, bottled water, a nice movie selection, and breakfast brought to our room. There are trails to walk and a pond with an island to have a campfire on also. John and Julie were great hosts.
4.6 on December 02, 2013
The Studebakers create a wonderful welcoming atmosphere at BMI Bed and Breakfast. My stay there was peaceful and restful. The woods and pond were beautiful and the indoor hot tub with a view of the night sky was an added bonus! John and Julie took note of my food sensitivities and created a delicious breakfast for me. I felt welcomed and left refreshed!
5 on October 02, 2013
Staying at this Bed and Breakfast during a business trip added relaxation to my work week. The setting was very serene and peaceful. The hosts were helpful, encouraging and enjoyed making my stay special. Breakfast was so tasty and it was so nice to be treated so special.
4.6 on October 01, 2013
We had plenty of time to ourselves, but also enjoyed interacting with John and Julie. They were very helpful with getting the most out of our get-a-way. They even let us make a campfire on their private island.
5 on May 21, 2013
My stay with the Studebakers was as wonderful as I had hoped it would be. They are so personable and caring. I was blessed with time with them as well as time alone to relect and grow in my relationship with God. I strongly recommend staying with these lovely folks. Take time to enjoy sitting on the porch and listen to the birds sing and the bullfrogs croak. I saw many kinds of birds during my stay. I can't say enough about John, Julie and little JJ. May God bless them in their ministry. Many thanks, Rhonda
4.6 on December 15, 2012
John and Julie are outstanding and accommodating hosts. Their home is inviting and spacious. The food was fantastic and timely. Very reasonable pricing. Our morning walk through the woods behind the house was just what we needed. Grace and peace, Lon and Michelle
5 on December 10, 2012
What a wonderful blessing you were for our family! We had four generations together, and it was so precious to be in such a serene place of healing and peace. We felt welcomed and loved from the moment we drove up. And the bonfire on the island was a special treat! We were all able to relax, read, pray, play, and re-cooperate from a very difficult time in our family history. Anna D.
5 on November 23, 2012
John and Julie, Thanks for your hospitality generosity, and opening up your home (and Retreat Center) to us. It made our trip to Michigan, and visit with family, possible! - Rod and Laura Howard
Airport, City, Countryside, Island, Lakeside, Village
Kalamazoo, MI (AZO-Kalamazoo Battle Creek Intl.) 18 miles
Take Portage Rd north from the airport, about 1/2 mile, to I-94. Go right (East) on I-94 and follow the directions to our property (above).
Antique Shopping, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, The Gilmore Car Museum (one of top 5 in nation), Air Zoo (Great museum for adults and kids), Gull Lake View (5 Championship Golf Courses), Bittersweet Ski Resort, Gull Lake (Sailing, Fishing, Boating), Kellogg Bird Sanctuary and Kellogg Forrest, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Zoo
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Homestay, Spa, Farm
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Workout facility , Workout area (Ellyptical; Nordic Bike; Weights), Walking Trail, Island / Bonfire, Hammock, A Spaberry Jacuzzi Tub (Vineyard Suite), Bikes (you can borrow ours)
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Bonfires (on the island), Spaberry Jacuzzi Tub (2 person), Massage available ($50 per hour), Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports
John and Julie Studebaker
Spanish, a little, English
1 Cat , 1 Dog
Our interests include growing in our faith and in our marriage, outdoor activities, health and wellness, sports, church activities, reading good books, antique, etc.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , As requested
Three specialties, upon request
(1) Breakfast Casserole (with Bacon, Ham, Sausage, or combo) (2) Blueberry Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Eggs or Meat (3) Omelets (made to order) with Blueberry or English Muffins
Stay at the BMI Bed and Breakfast 4 or more times per month and receive 50% off the regular rate. Contact us for details.
Get the family together! Visit as an extended family for two nights or more, using all 3 bedrooms ... 30% off the suggested donation, or $245 per night. Just mention the Family Reunion special.
Ladies! Four to eight girlfriends - stay with us for 2 nights or more (2-3 per room) ... and fight over the beds when you arrive! A suggested donation of $40 each lady per night.
Stay with us for 2 nights within a week of your anniversary and receive $50 off the Vineyard Suite (with Jacuzzi Room and Great Room) per night!