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Come over the river and through the woods to experience a little slice of heaven nestled slightly off the beaten track in the gorgeous lands of southwest Michigan.
Just a short drive from Lake Michigan's resort towns and shoreline, the historic Allegan, MI Allegan Country Inn is conveniently situated near Lake Michigan in west Michigan between Saugatuck, Holland, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and South Haven.
Offering guests relaxing, intimate accommodations surrounded by extraordinary rolling green lawns, ponds, and wooded acres, our country inn is the perfect place for a romantic getaway with someone special or gathering with a group to celebrate a wedding, anniversary, or other special event.
During your stay at our historic Allegan area bed and breakfast, you'll be served a delicious candlelit breakfast in our country kitchen in the morning and exquisite homemade chocolates in the evening.
Of course, our Innkeeper is always at hand to attend to your every need. Whether you're interested in an active getaway packed with activities and entertainment, or a more relaxed, quiet stay, to refresh your spirit and take in the tranquil surroundings, the Allegan Country Inn, Lake Michigan coastal towns and the wooded areas surrounding it offer something for everyone.
We look forward to your visit!
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Sheila Dever for sharing her secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Vacation, anniversaries, weddings and birthdays.
What are you best known for?
Peaceful, relaxing, retreat away from the city.
What makes your inn unique?
It’s charmingly haunted.
What do you love most about your inn?
The screened in porch and the most comfortable beds with memory foam.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The Allegan County Fair, Antique Shows, Wineries, and Business travel to one of the largest pharmaceutical companies corporate headquarters. In the winter we are in the snow-belt and compared to Upper Peninsula snow patterns.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
"We felt so welcomed and treated like family from the moment we arrived. It was Christmas and Sheila made chocolate covered strawberries and invited us to have dinner with her family. We fell in love with the Inn!” (The guests also left a $50 tip.)
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The Allegan Forest connects to our land and is the area that was cut down to rebuild Chicago 100 years ago. It is the most beautiful area in the Fall.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Within 20 minutes of the Lakeshore, towns of Holland, Saugatuck, and South Haven. 35 minutes from Grand Rapids named Beer City USA and home to 15 different breweries including Founder’s Brewing Co rated the 3rd best brewery in the World! In our small Historic town, travelers love the boardwalk that follows the Kalamazoo River through town. Visitors also love to visit the many Antique shops in our area.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Allegan County Fairgrounds, Fine Arts Center, and walking trails to the Allegan Forest.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
The Grill House (featured on the Travel Channel), The Fennville Station, a unique Italian restaurant where the dining room is a 1938 train car connected to two silos-fabulous atmosphere!
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
WFour and an Annex (small catering hall capacity 50 comfortably).
Do you accept pets?
We do not, but eight miles from the Allegan Country Inn is http://www.mybestfriendsinn.com/, a doggie day dare, boarding, training & grooming center. www.mybestfriendsinn.com/.
Breathtaking Allegan Country Inn Weddings
The Allegan Country Inn specializes in helping you create the Wedding of your dreams! Call us today for more information.
The Allegan Country Inn specializes in extraordinary facilities and attentive services to make your special event simply perfect in every way, with everything you need in one fabulous location. More details and photo gallery coming very soon.
For more information or questions about our facilities or to schedule your special event, please call (616) 307-5803. You can also e-mail the Allegan Country Inn here.
The Perfect Getaway In Any Season
Left to right, top to bottom: 1. Winter, 2. Spring, 3. Summer, 4. Fall
Things To Do
Whether you are in the mood to stay in and cozy by the fire, or get out and have an adventure, the Allegan Country Inn and its surrounding area have plenty of options for everyone. If you would like reccommendations or assistance with scheduling and reservations for any activities, your innkeeper is happy to assist you! Depending on the weather and the season,
some ideas of activities and things to do include:
- Bird Watching
- Antique Shopping
- Dining Out
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Down Hill Skiing
- Art Galleries
- Snowmobile Trails
- Historic Sites
- Inn house massage, Manicure, and Pedicure
- Mountain Bicycling
- Mushroom Hunting
Come downtown Allegan every Friday night in December for horse drawn carriage rides, a visit with Santa Claus and live Christmas music at the Baker Art Studios and Gallery!
Local Art & Galleries
- Blue Coast Artists
- Allegan Area Arts Council
- Baker Art Studios and Gallery
- The Old Regent Theatre - Allegan
- Griswold Auditorium - Allegan
- Mason Street Warehouse - Saugatuck
- West Michigan Wine Trail - Southwest Michigan
- Fenn Valley - Fennville
- St. Julian Winery - Paw Paw
- Warner Vineyards - Paw Paw
Local Golf Courses
- Lynx Golf Course
- Cheshire Hills Golf Course
- Clearbrook Golf Club
- Ravines Golf Club
Hiking, Biking, Parks & Trails
- Kal-Haven Trail
- Area Maps
- Area Lakes
- Heritage Trail Driving Tour
Skiing & Winter Sports
- Bittersweet Ski Resort - Otsego
- Timber Ridge - Gobles
- Allegan County Snowmobile Club
Local Produce and Farmers' Markets
- Lakeshore Harvest Country
- Leduc Blueberries
- Allegan Farmer's Market
- South Haven Farmer's Market
- Grill House
- Downtown Bakery & Deli
- Salt of the Earth
- Su Casa
- Crane's Pie Pantry
- Marro's Italian Restaurant
- Coral Gables
- Kalico Kitchen
- Cafe Julia
- Tello's Italian Bistro
- La Cantina Ristorante Italiano
- Bistro 120
- Roadhouse Grill
The Allegan County Inn is proud to host guests from all over the midwest and beyond. For your convenience, we have supplied directions below along with quick links to Google maps. If you require further detailed directions, please feel free to give us a call at (616) 307-5803.
Approximately 2 1/2 hours. Take I-94 East from Chicago for approximately 65 miles. Slight right at US-31 N (signs for I-196/US-31/Holland/Grand Rapids) and continue for 33 miles to Exit 34 (M-89/Fennville). Head east for roughly 14 miles to Lincoln Rd/MI-40 S/MI-89 E and turn right. Go 5 miles to Monroe Road and turn right. Take the first street on the left (34th Street) and go approximately .5 miles to our location on the right hand side of the road.
From Detroit/Ann Arbor Area:
Approximately 3 hours. Take I-94 W toward Jackson/Kalamazoo for 96.5 miles. Take exit 74B to merge onto I-94 BUS E/US-131 N toward Gd Rapids. Continue onto US-131 N for 13 miles. Take exit 49B to merge onto Allegan St/MI-89 W and continue to follow MI-89 W for 13 miles. Turn left at Cutler St. and continue onto Western Av/Lincoln Rd/MI-40 N/MI-89 W. Turn left toward 34th St. for 0.4 miles, then turn right at 34th St, and drive 66 feet to our location on the right hand side of the road.
From Muskegon/Grand Haven Area:
Approximately 1 1/2 hours. Take US-31 south for roughly 35 miles (from Muskegon). Turn right at Lincoln Ave and take the 1st right onto E 40th St. Make a U-turn and take the 1st left onto Lincoln Ave. Turn left at 48th St/Lincoln Rd/MI-40 S and go 19 miles to Monroe Road and turn right. Take the first street on the left (34th Street) and go approximately .5 miles to our location on the right hand side of the road.
Approximately 35 minutes. Take US-131 N toward Gd Rapids and continue for 13 miles. Take exit 49B (Plainwell/M-89) and go west for 13 miles. Once in downtown Allegan, turn left at Cutler St./M-40 and continue onto Western Av/Lincoln Rd/MI-40 N/MI-89 W for 1 mile to 116th Ave./Monroe Road. Take the first street on the left (34th Street) and go approximately .5 miles to our location on the right hand side of the road.