Local Bed and Breakfast ranked one of the best in the nation

MARQUETTE — A Bed and Breakfast right in our backyard got ranked on a list for being one of the best in the nation.

Sisu a finnish word meaning determination and persistence which is very fitting for these In Keepers. Nestledown got listed by Trip Advisor for being the 18th best Bed and Breakfast nationally.

“We feel grateful and again we point it back to our guest because people have to take the time to write a review and post it. Sometimes in busy days that’s a little bit of a bother. So were excited and grateful,” Sue Schauland, In Keeper of Nestledown Bed and Breakfast.

Sue and Ken met at Northern Michigan University over 30 years ago, where they fell in love and fell in love with the Marquette area. They built this Skandanavian inspired house from scratch 3 years ago when relocating back to the U.P. from Wisconsin.

They are different from your stereotypical early American style B&B. Nestledown offers antiques and history, where they like to educate their guest on their heritage.

“We all come from deep roots and families and people. People that have gone before us and I love the U.P. with its strong Finnish heritage. I just think its exciting to learn about it and then share it,” added Sue.

When you stay at a B&B you get a different experience than you would get staying at your average hotel.

“We have people that meet each other for the first time at the breakfast table. After a half hour, hour sitting there and talking. Just like today the people sat there for probably 2 hours just laughing and talking. So it’s a lot of fun,” said Ken Schauland, In Keeper of Nestledown Bed and Breakfast.

Nestledown is located on Lakeshore blvd just steps away from Lake Supperior and downtown Marquette.