Bay View at Mackinac Island
 (906) 847~3295  Issue 6 | Spring 2011
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B&B of the Month Honors 
Bay View B & B

Bedandbreakfast.com has positioned Bay View as Bed & Breakfast of the Month on Mackinac Island! We are very proud to have won this honor, and will strive to always be worthy of it. We owe our success to you, our guests. Thank you.
Visit Our
Sister Inn
Brigadoon Verandah
Brigadoon Bed & Breakfast
Mackinaw City, MI

Double your pleasure by visiting this sprawling magnificent Victorian home. Brigadoon has breathtaking gardens, period-perfect furnishings, private baths with heated marble floors, whirlpool bath, individual fireplaces, wet bars, and more.

Visit MackinawBrigadoon.com
 or call (231) 436-8882 for more details. Take advantage of discounted rates when you visit both Bed & Breakfast  jewels!
Extend Your Stay & Save   
Take Advantage of Our Last Minute Deals

Bay View's Side Porch

Occasionally a guest has a last minute snag in their plans that requires an early departure or a delayed arrival. Their change of plans can be your benefit - up to 50% off the room rate for today's date! 


Call us for same day details or ask about extending your stay possibilities when you check in. 


If your schedule has room for a little flexibility, you could reap some sweet rewards. Perhaps its just the excuse you were looking for to stay a little longer!

Bay View Gift Certificates


Bay View Gift Certificates make a great gift for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or any special occasion or milestone.


Available in any dollar amount (starting at $ 100.00), they are certain to fit into any budget.

What a thoughtful way of sharing your stay with us.  A perfect gift for friends, relatives or that special client.


Get a Bay View Gift Certificate Today!
Our personalized Gift Certificate makes an impressive presentation as a full 8 1/2" x 11" document, inserted into a gold-trimmed presentation folder.
A perfect gift for family, friends, or client.


Call for details! 

(906) 847-3295 

or order online.

Bay View Blend Coffee 
Bay View Blend Coffee

a reflection of your
good taste...

Don't forget to order your fresh supply of Bay View Blend, which is always available year round.

Bay View's coffee hotline: (906) 847-3295

or order online

It's great to be back on the Island preparing for another opportunity to host both familiar faces and those who are checking in for the first time. The gang's all here! Chef  Rose is singing in the kitchen, warming the oven, and rattling her pots and pans. Our beds are freshly-made, the pillows fluffed, and floors polished. The ferry boat crews and dock porters have donned their best smiles and are ready to whisk you to your magical escape.

We are ready to serve you, pamper you, and help you create memories you will cherish forever. Welcome to Bay View. Or, welcome back to Bay View! We look forward to seeing all of you!  

All the best,

Doug & Lydia Yoder   
Doug and Lydia Yoder

Your InnKeepers
Climb Aboard Mackinaw Breeze
Mackinac Island's Fun-filled 40' Catamaran


Mackinaw BreezeThe refreshing breezes and azure waters of the straits of Mackinac are calling you to jump ship! Rather, jump on a ship. Pack your snacks, sunscreen, and sodas and sail with licensed Captain Bruce Fink onboard the Mackinaw Breeze. This 40', pristine catamaran provides guests with an unparalleled touring experience. 


The sights are beautiful. The sounds of the seagulls and the gentle laps of water will sooth you. It's relaxation therapy on water. The Breeze operates off the Yoder Dock directly behind Bay View. We'll be glad to help arrange a tour for you.


http://mackinawbreeze.com/    (906) 847-8669


* Group charters, small weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties and general private charters also available. 

The Best of Bay View Cookbook is Almost Here 
Pre-order your copy today!



The Best of Bay View CookbookWe've worked diligently over the last few months gathering and preparing a cookbook that everyone has been asking for. Coming this June, we will have The Best of Bay View Cookbook available for purchase


If you can't wait until you visit us, you can pre-order your copies online, or call us at (906) 847-3295.


Be sure to ask for a "Rose" signed copy when you order The Best of Bay View...a reflection of your good taste that features over 300 select recipes. We've also included a preview of the great recipes you will find in this delectable cookbook. Scroll down for a Bay View favorite: Rose's Rolled Omelette Recipe. 

Memorial Day on Mackinac Island              Bay View Honors Those That Served Our Country


Memorial Day was originally enacted to remember those who had died during the Civil War. The tradition continued and has spread to include American soldiers who have given their lives in all wars. Those who have never had to fight, so we understand, cannot fathom what has been endured by those who go into combat for us. 


The Story of Stars and Stripes Honor Flight - Documentary Trailer
The Story of Stars and Stripes Honor Flight

We are thankful for them, and invite you to attend the Memorial Day Observance at 8:30am at Fort Mackinac Post Cemetery. Innkeeper Doug's great-great grandfather, Dr. John R. Bailey, served as a surgeon and highest ranking officer at Fort Mackinac. We also invite you to watch and share this video. 


Remember to say "Thank you,whenever you see a member of our armed forces. We owe them much.


I Stand Before You 

I stand before you all today/ But not one eye can see my way.

My time arrived, to leave this earth/ A fact so planned, to every birth.

It happened where I had to go / My torch for life was so aglow 

I transferred while in uniform / Protecting freedom, through a storm.

Should I resent I died for you / Not on my life, red white and blue.

Please help my family through each day / Tell all my friends, try not to stray.

And of the country I did love / Do think of me, through God above.

Your memories, brought forth this day / Send love to us, who could not stay.

~ Roger J. Robicheau, Former SP5 US Army (2001)


In the Land of Horse Buggies & Bicycles
A Horse's Tail


Sara on her horse, Miracle
Sara B' and horse Medina's Miracle, a beautiful registered Haflinger, pose for the shot.

You can take the girl off the island, but you can't take the island out of the girl. Twelve year old Sara Bailey Yoder (aka Sara B') isn't content to hear the clip-clop of horses hooves on pavement. She wants them beneath her whether training in Georgia near her winter home or enjoying her summers in Michigan.



Sara training with her horse, MiracleUnder the scrutinizing eye of trainer Gina Benson-Cook, Sara B' is shown here during a dressage training session riding Saia, a registered Oldenburg, at Centaur Farms in GA. Sara B' trains here with Gina during the winter months and  with Trainer Sue Morrise in northern Michigan during the summer months.

Music of Bay View: a reflection of your good taste
Chris Botti - the Innkeeper's Choice

Recommended, "Live in Boston"CD/DVD 

Chris Botti is an accomplished trumpet player from Portland, Oregon, who has been nominated for 5 Grammy awards including "Best Pop Instrumental Album," and has had 3 of his albums reach the Number 1 position on the Billboard Jazz Albums Chart. 


From time to time Doug reconnects with his music friends in Nashville. It only make sense that one of his friends would have to be another trumpet player, and the discussion inevitably drifts to who's who in the trumpet world these days. Doug's long-time good friend and trumpet player extraordinaire, Don Sheffield, both agree that Chris Botti is the whole package.


Chris is a commanding presence on stage even when surrounded by stellar-stars like Sting, Steven Tyler, Yo-yo Ma, John Mayer and Katherine McPhee. His duet with Steven Tyler singing "Smile" to his father is exceptional.


Visit his website for more information and to hear a few samples of this superb musician's work.


We would like to add a special thank you to those who help make Bay View your B&B of choice on Mackinac Island. Sheplers Ferry who brings everyone to Mackinac Island, Murdick's fudge on Mackinac Island, and also Island Photography's Jeff & Christie Dupre who are the Island's premiere wedding photographers.
Rose's Rolled Omelette  

The InnKeeper's Choice & traditional Bay View & Brigadoon favorite...



Rose's Rolled OmeletteIngredients 

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 TBSP melted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green and or red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped ham (bacon or sausage, or both)
  • 1 cup freshly chopped or diced tomatoes
  • 1 small bunch of fresh spinach leaves 
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • Pinch of salt & pepper



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place first seven ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and whisk until smooth.  
  3. Add green peppers, onion, ham, or any other vegetables of your choosing.  
  4. Cover a large cookie sheet with aluminum foil.  Spray heavily with cooking spray (Pam or similar). You might consider using a nonstick foil...that works for some. I still recommend using a cooking spray...butter flavored preferred. 
  5. Pour the whisked batter evenly onto foil.  
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  
  7. Remove from oven when omelette is lightly brown.
  8. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese, chopped tomatoes, and lay spinach leaves out flat. Remember, you can use your own combination of ingredients. Just be sure to cover the omelette completely.  
  9. Beginning at one end, roll the entire omelette away from you. *Wear cotton or prep gloves if you have them...Like me, it' may be too hot to handle.
  10. Cut into slices, sprinkle with more cheese and add a few parsley flakes for color.

Serves 6  


* This dish is great with our Bay View  southern fried apples...apples, cinnamon & butter...doesn't get much better than that! Call my kitchen hotline if you have any questions....Rose    (906) 847-3295