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Huron House B&B LURES LOVERS YEAR-ROUND How did a small community on Lake Huron known for walleye fishing and for the world-famous trout river that runs through town also become known as one of Michi- gan’s leading destinations for people in love? Because the Huron House Bed and Breakfast in Oscoda, in Northeast Lower Michigan checks all the boxes as a romantic getaway. Lovers return frequently to the award-winning B&B, even when it’s too nippy to stroll on the sand beach. Their loy- alty escalated during the past couple years, after a com- plete refresh under new owners. Fourteen spacious rooms each offer a king bed, fire- place, and jetted tub or private outdoor hot tub — or both. The rooms appeal to all the senses: fresh, clean smell; contemporary beach colors; views of Lake Huron; deluxe linens and towels, and the convenience of individual temperature controls. The rooms’ full array of tech and entertainment amenities keep guests as tuned to the outside world as they want to be. Couples can snuggle in and sustain life with in-room snacks and use of their kitchenette and available char- coal grill in the common area. Each night, a chef-prepared temptation is room-delivered — perhaps cream-filled profiteroles with a chocolate glaze or pumpkin cake garnished with spiced whipped cream, chocolate mousse, candied walnuts and spun sugar. Many of Huron House’s five-star reviews mention privacy as a key attribute of Huron House, including at breakfast, when, at a prearranged time, trays arrive bearing, for ex- ample, blueberry compote crepes with candied thick-cut bacon and an artful fruit parfait. Guests who manage to tear themselves away from Huron House enjoy the area’s casual, outdoorsy vibe, in- cluding canoeing and fly fishing on the Au Sable River, birding, hiking, fat biking, or cross-country skiing on the 26-mile Corsair Trail system.