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Guest Review – Lynne

Everyone needs a friend or two that calls and says, β€œGet dressed, we’re going on an adventure!”. 🌷

2019 02-25 lynneIf you’ve been blessed with great friends, it’s your turn to give β€˜em a call, pack your bags and hit the road! 🌷

How ’bout Girlfriends Weekend in Holland Michigan? There’s room for a slumber party of four at Suite Retreat Holland! 🌷🍷🌷

Spend three days shopping, dining and indulging in downtown Holland with your best gal pals. Registration fee includes swag bag, coupon book, activities and classes at participating businesses, giveaway drawings, a Downtown Holland pub crawl on Friday night and a Sunday brunch buffet! 🌷

For an additional fee, you can attend the Breakfast and Fashion show Saturday morning and/or the 80s party Saturday night. 🌷

Enjoy three days of fun! Visit or call 616-796-1210. 🌷

Enjoy a sweet retreat in Holland and tour Michigan like a local. Book your stay today at

πŸŒ·πŸ“· by Couleur on Pixabay

Guest Review – David

β€œI’m happy to hang out with friends, but I’m not the type who entertains guests, not even at home.” Coco Martin 🌷

2019 02-18 davidOption A: Your out-of-town friends or family members say yes! we would love to have you come and stay with us! They offer you a pump for their air mattress, a corner of the living room floor, a folding screen for privacy, a closet to store your sheets and blankets during the day, and a chair as a makeshift luggage rack. No need for an alarm clock, the dog will wake you at 4:30am. 🌷

Option B: Your out-of-town friends or family members say yes! we would love to have you come and visit! We can recommend a lovely Airbnb nearby where you can enjoy a hot bath, listen to relaxing music, get dressed at your leisure, make yourself a nice hot drink and sleep in luxury bedding. Shall I pick you up for breakfast about nine? 🌷

Enjoy a sweet retreat in Holland and tour Michigan like a local. Book your stay today at 🌷

πŸŒ·πŸ“· by MabelAmber on Pixabay

Guest Review – Lode

“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself” Maya Angelou 🌷

2019 02-04 lodeWhat makes Airbnb special? Hosts care for their guests! 🌷

Every Airbnb is unique. The space may be large or small, the decor may be destination-specific; but you are the reason we are Airbnb hosts. 🌷

We want every one of our guests to feel that you are at home away from home, like you are staying with family or friends. 🌷

Do you prefer privacy? Absolutely! Your needs are met with amenities placed in the Suite for your comfort and hosts that are available when you need them. 🌷

Would you like recommendations about places to go and things to do in Holland? You’ve come to the right place! We live in town and know all the best local spots. 🌷

Airbnb connects former strangers in a unique and special way. Come stay with us; we’ll make sure you feel at home. 🌷

Enjoy a sweet retreat in Holland and tour Michigan like a local. Book your stay today at 🌷

πŸŒ·πŸ“· credit to Hans on Pixabay

Tulip Time Countdown 1948

tulip time dutch dancers, holland, michigan photo postcard c. 19352019 marks the 90th celebration of Tulip Time in Holland Michigan.

We’re new2holland so this is the first Tulip Time we’ll see in person. Our excitement builds everyday!

In 2004 Reader’s Digest rated the festival as the best small town festival in the USA.

In 2016, the event was ranked the #1 Flower Festival by USA Today.

But Tulip Time has been making the list of top festivals for a long time.

“A full picture layout in a Miami [Florida] newspaper Jan. 6 gave prominent space to a four-column photo of Klompen dancers, one the the highlights of the local fete.

Other leading American festivals pictorially represented were the Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, Winter Carnival at Dartmouth college, Frontier Days at Cheyenne, Wyo., Mummer’s parade in Philadelphia, Gasparilla Carnival at Tampa, Fla., and Apple Blossom festival at Winchester, Va.”

How did this exciting news from Miami Florida reach Holland Michigan in 1948?

“The newspaper sheet was sent to the local Chamber of Commerce by Chester Van Tongeren who is vacationing in Florida.”

Source: The Holland Evening Sentinel, Saturday January 10, 1948 page 5.

Vintage Tulip Time, What Year?

Can you guess when this picture was taken? πŸ“Έ

The cars in the background provide great clues. πŸš—

Tulip fields in Holland, Michigan 1960's era postcard 1The photo became a postcard made by LL Cook Co. in Milwaukee Wisconsin. The caption on the back says, “Here a few of Holland’s sweethearts add to the color at Nelis Tulip Farm.” πŸŒ·πŸ’•πŸŒ·πŸ’•

Join us for the 90th celebration of Tulip Time in Holland Michigan May 4-12, 2019! πŸŒ·πŸ’

Experience Holland’s Dutch culture with parades, markets, national entertainment, local arts, tours, 5k &10k runs, traditional dance and tons of family fun. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί

This is a festival you won’t want to miss! πŸŽ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽ

#BookToday to reserve πŸ›ŒπŸ›€ luxury accomodations at πŸ‚πŸ#suiteretreatholland in #waukazoowoods. We’re close to the excitement yet far from the πŸš—πŸš² traffic.

Book your stay today at Suite Retreat Holland