Bay View at Mackinac Island
 (906) 847~3295 Summer 2012
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Free Stay Giveaway!
Bay View Blend Coffee
Introducing "Sarandipity"
Best of Bay View Cookbook
New at Yoder Dock
Innkeeper's Choice: J.L. Beanery
Ms. Johnnie's Coconut Cake
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Winter 2012  
Visit Our Sister Inn 

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 baths, individual fireplaces, wet bars, and more.

 or call (231) 436-8882
for more details. Take advantage of discounted rates when you visit both Bed & Breakfast  jewels!
Free Stay Giveaway!

We are so thankful for all our email subscribers -- and we're curious to know a little more about you and your experience with Bay View and Mackinac Island.


That's why we're giving away one FREE night at Bay View once a month starting in June through October!


To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is take few moments to fill out this survey. Who knows? Your next night at Bay View may be on us!


Be sure to check our Facebook and website where we'll announce each winner every month!
Bay View Blend Coffee 
Bay View Blend Coffee
a reflection of your good taste


Bay View Blend Coffee is a mélange of gourmet coffee beans (whole or ground) that yield a richer-than-Rockefeller flavor not found in any specialty shop -- and certainly not on a grocer's shelf.


Select several individual vacuum bags at $10.95 each and give them as gifts. Keep the heftier five-pound bag at $59.95 on hand to share with family & friends.

"We certainly admire your taste!" 
Order your Bay View Blend Coffee today!  
Call us! (906) 847-3295

Have You Heard the Good News?
Bay View Entrance
We are excited to share that once again Bay View B&B on Mackinac Island &  Brigadoon B&B in Mackinaw City  have been featured as Bed & Breakfast of the Month at BedandBreakfast.com!
Be sure to visit the site when you get a chance and support a great and trustworthy resource!

Vacation? Bay-cation instead.


We receive your phone calls and emails, open your letters, and hear your comments. That's how we know a lot of you think the only thing better than a vacation is a "Bay-cation" at Mackinac Island's premiere bed and breakfast. We are pleased and proud that you have recommended Bay View to your family and friends, whom we've added to our own extended family. We thank you and will strive to continue to earn your endorsement.


Whether you are returning to Bay View for your second, third, or umpteenth getaway, or checking in for the first time, the "Welcome" mat stays rolled out and swept clean. Our dock porters are ready to retrieve your bags from the ferry and deliver them to our doors. Chef Rose Grant, a Bay View staple and legend, is preparing all your favorite dishes including those home made cookies for nibbling in the afternoon. The sunny porch awaits you and your book. Just a few steps down the dock are a sunset cruise and water sports on the Straits of Mackinac. Pedal on beautiful bike trails laced with wild flowers to historic landmarks, ride in a horse-drawn carriage, and browse the shops downtown. Mackinac Island remains timeless, as does Bay View Bed & Breakfast.


This year, we invite you to take a side trip and visit the newest addition to our family of hospitality destinations, Sarandipity. This extraordinary lakeshore home in the Upper Peninsula could be a refreshing alternative for your family reunion, company retreat, or similar gathering. Keep reading for more information about Sarandipity and Les Cheneaux Islands.


It's Bay-cation time! Here, you are always welcome!    

Doug & Lydia Yoder  

Doug and Lydia Yoder
Your Innkeepers
Introducing "Sarandipity"
An extraordinary destination for extraordinary occasions

Stay in out luxurious private house, SarandipityNamed in honor of Sara Bailey Yoder, daughter of Bay View Innkeepers Doug and Lydia YoderSarandipity is where the Yoders spent many a summer season in the Upper Peninsula, among the 36 islands of Les Cheneaux (The Snows). 

However, children grow up and demands change, so you and your family -- or other group -- now have the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in this breathtaking lakeside residence. 
This Victorian-style jewel boasts six bedrooms and bathrooms and such sought-after amenities as a private beach, large heated pool and pool house, boat dock with access to charters, sprawling yard, nap-worthy veranda, even daily maid service and breakfast! If you find yourself at Sarandipity, you'll have truly experienced serendipity.
Additionally, Les Cheneaux Islands are home to an array of nature-inspired activities, including the popular Antique Wooden Boat 
Show with its vast collection of restored Chris Crafts and other p

Breathless, the boat of an old friend, David Foster.
ristine woodies.
If you would like more information about hosting your next corporate retreat, family celebration, or reunion at an incomparable location, talk with the staff at Bay View about availability and reservations at Sarandipity. 
The Best of Bay View Cookbook  
Bay View Cookbook


It's obvious. You just can't keep a secret ... recipe. The Best of Bay View Cookbook is an oven-popping success now in its third printing! Holy hollandaise!  


It has far surpassed our expectations in popularity, and we continue to receive recipes from all over the country! 


To share these new culinary contributions, we'll be updating the existing version of The Best of Bay View and make those updates available as inserts to our original collection.


In the meantime, continue to share your favorite family recipes, suggestions, and twists on the originals. We'll post them on our Facebook page for all to explore. Thanks to everyone who has participated in this inaugural epicurean adventure.   


Order online or call (906) 847-3295 to purchase!

New this season at the Bay View Yoder Dock     
"50 Free" : A Mackinac Island Sailing Charter

We're excited to let everyone know that "50 Free," a beautiful 50-foot world class sailboat, may soon be  available for charter.
This gorgeous boat, docked right beside Bay View on Yoder Dock, is navigated by Capt. Dave Berger. Dave holds a USCG Masters Mariner's License and has more than 40 years experience sailing the Great Lakes, Bahamas, Caribbean, Belize, East Coast -- he's even crossed the Atlantic!
Capt. DaveCaptain Dave is committed to offering guests a safe and fun experience that's tailored to their desires. You can be as involved in sailing this luxury craft as you choose, or you can simply sit back and enjoy the ride.    
Captain Dave is anxious to meet each of you and looks forward to a fun summer!
For more information and reservations, call 
Bay View at  (906) 847-3295
Innkeeper's Choice: J.L. Beanery
Our favorite on the Island: JL Beanery

Ever loved a business so much you bought it?


Vickie and Al Johnson are customers-turned-owners of J.L. Beanery, the coffee house of choice on Mackinac Island


Vickie and AlVickie, Al & Ms. Molly plan to keep the kitchen stocked with the much-loved breakfast entrees and other taste-tempting favorites like freshly made soups, salads, and sandwiches. 


But be prepared for new temptations. We understand a panini press has been purchased, and Vickie's put down the plastic for a new espresso machine. 


Host to splendid harbor views, J.L. Beanery is quaint and cozy but large enough for intimate receptions and gatherings. You can visit their Facebook page to keep track of Vicki and Al's first foray into coffee house ownership.


Welcome and best wishes to our newest entrepreneurs!


A delicious J.L. Beanery Deli Sandwhich

Stop in for a fresh deli sandwich, deli salad, and soup! Sit and relax inside JLB, in our 
J/L Beanery will pack a lunch for youcourtyard, on Yoder Dock, or take your meal with you. Pick from the sandwich board or let us create your island favorite!


Order ahead, and we'll have the perfect picnic made up for you and your guests.   

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.
Ms. Johnnie's Coconut Cake
Miss Johnnie with Lydia Yoder
"Ms. Johnnie" Mae Foster of Rome, GA  and her award winning coconut cake, pictured here w/ Lydia Yoder


This is an InnKeeper's Choice and one of our family's favorites. It takes a while to make, but the waiting is worth it.
1 box yellow (butter) cake mix
(Any name brand box cake mix will do. Just make sure that it calls for 1 stick of real butter instead of oil.)

2 cups sugar
2 cups sour cream
1 16oz carton of Cool Whip
2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 large package of coconut (about 3 cups)
Four layer Coconut Cake
Bake cake as directed (makes 2 layers). Carefully slice each layer in half, making four layers in all. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. 


Cream together sugar and sour cream. Blend in coconut. Cover icing and refrigerate overnight.


Frost each layer, top and sides after stacking. Gently and loosely cover with plastic wrap. Allow to sit in refrigerator four days.