BMI Bed and Breakfast & Oasis

10851 East D Ave , Richland, MI 49083 USA (Show map)


Nestled on a serene 3-acre setting, the BMI Bed and Breakfast & 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. Our 3-acre property incorporates a serene pond (for paddleboating and fishing), an island (for bondfires or relaxing), bicycles, sitting areas, our "Cattail Chapel" and much more. Choose the Vineyard Suite, which includes use of the Jacuzzi Room and our Great Room (an entertainment room with flat-screen TV, dozens of family-friendly movies, reading area, exercise equipment, ping-pong, piano, mini-fridge and microwave), or choose the Library room or the Pondview Room. Each includes a full, private bathroom. 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.




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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

What A Great Find!

5 on May 14, 2017

John and Julie have created a wonderful oasis to get away and relax from the normal bustle of everyday life. From the moment you arrive, you are greeted with their outstanding hospitality and warmth. We stayed in the Vineyard Room that has a jacuzzi looking out to the beautiful scenery. It was comfortable, clean, and welcoming. You can tell immediately that they care and are meticulous on the details. I took my wife as a little getaway for the combination of Mother's Day and her birthday. There were roses, handmade chocolate covered strawberries, and a handwritten "Happy Mother's Day" on a nice plaque. The scenery is beautiful, the hospitality is fantastic, and the breakfast was delicious! I could go on more, but I think you get the picture! I highly recommend and will be returning in the future. Thank you John and Julie for a wonderful experience!

Peaceful Country Setting

4.0 on October 06, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at BMI Bed and Breakfast. The setting was peaceful and quiet and our accommodations were clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed the great conversation we had with Julie and John.

Sept 26 to 28 2014

5 on September 28, 2014

Thank you so much for such great hospitality. We enjoyed your beautiful home and the peaceful grounds. The Library Room was extremely comfortable and charming. Thanks for everything. Holly and Jason

Lucky Find

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.

One More Day

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.

A Warm Welcome

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!

Special Business Trip

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.

Very Surprised

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.

Two night stay with John and Julie

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

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Rooms & Rates

Vineyard Suite

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 room. Also full use of our Great Room, with family-friendly TV, DVDs, VHS videos, Wi-Fi, CD Player. Kitchenette with sink, skillet, convection oven, microwave, etc. Requested donation: $200 for one night (we have included a $25 cleaning fee to one-night stays); $150 per night for two nights or more. We reduce these $25 for Ordained Ministers, Seniors over 65, Military/Veterans, or any stay between November 1 and March 30.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $150 - $175

Purple Martin Room

Second floor bedroom with Queen bed, futon (sleeps 3), private bath, natural view (of our pond and woods), antique desk, TV/DVD, CD player, wi-fi. Requested donation: $150 for one night (we have included a $25 cleaning fee to one-night stays), $125 per night for two nights, $100 per night for three nights or more. Includes full breakfast. We reduce this 10% (per night) for Ordained Ministers, Seniors over 65, Military/Veterans, or any stay between November 1 and March 30.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $112 - $125

Pondview Room

Second floor bedroom with Queen bed, private bath, natural view of Wildlife Pond, TV with DVD player, lounge chair, antique desk, wi-fi. Requested donation: $150 for one night (we have included a $25 cleaning fee to one-night stays), $125 per night for two nights, $100 per night for three nights or more. Includes full breakfast. We reduce this 10% (per night) for Ordained Ministers, Seniors over 65, Military/Veterans, or any stay between November 1 and March 30.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $112 - $125

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Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Island, Lakefront


Kalamazoo, MI (AZO-Kalamazoo Battle Creek Intl.) 18 miles

Directions to property:

From I-94 take exit 85 (35th street) and go north on 35th St for 6.6 miles. Turn left onto DE Ave E, and go 0.3 miles. Take the 1st right onto 34th St. Go 0.5 miles and turn right onto D Ave E. Go .9 miles on D ave, and we are on the left (look for 10851 on our mailbox).

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, 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, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, University, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Homestay, Spa, Farm

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, 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)

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3pm to 8pm
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes We have a 3 year old, and seek to accommodate all children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We usually ask for 50% of the suggested donation as a deposit
  • Cancellations: If you need to cancel one week or less prior to your stay, we ask that you please provide 50 percent of the suggested donation (i.e., your deposit).
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John and Julie Studebaker

Languages spoken

Spanish, a little, English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Our interests include growing in our faith and in our marriage, outdoor activities, health and wellness, sports, church activities, reading good books, antiques, etc. We are also raising our 6-year old grand-daughter (Jalynn) who is a real joy and blessing to us!

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  • Time Served: 7:30am -10am
  • Serving Location: Great Room or on the Porch (overlooking the pond), Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian As requested

Signature Dish

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

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Special Package

Wedding Packages

Contact us about having your Wedding on our Island!

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