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Lakeshore Inn

11001 Lakeshore, Grand Haven, Michigan 49460
Innkeeper(s): Dan and Jackie Hansen
  • Introduction

    Lakeshore Inn, backyard

    This fully restored 6,500 sq.ft. mansion was built in 1941 on 200 feet of private Lake Michigan beach frontage. This classic estate exudes charm, style, and ambiance too rich to describe.

    Lakeshore Bed and Breakfast is located just 180 minutes from Chicago/Detroit and 30 minutes from Grand Rapids. There are miles of bike trails and cross country skiing trails are numerous. One of two luge runs in the U.S. is located nearby. Opportunities abound for boating, golf, fishing, and much much more.

    The many decks and spacious lawn offer unparalleled panoramic views from the Grand Haven Pier to Holland.

    Enjoy a stroll through the Guest Suites with our unique collection of historical documents and memorabilia. Amenities include private baths, Jacuzzi bath tubs, in-room fireplaces, in room CD players, flat screen TV's, DVD library of movies, 24 hour beverage service and continental breakfast, and wireless internet connection for your laptop computer.

    If your visit includes a special anniversary celebration, an important business conference, or a long anticipated family reunion, feel free to inquire about the myriad of custom services available when you place your reservation.

    Business Travelers-we welcome you anytime. Corporate rates Sunday-Thursday off season. Conference space available for up to 12 people.

  • Lake Michigan Views

    Views of Our Private Beach on Beautiful Lake Michigan

    Lakeshore Inn, Beach Chairs

    Lakeshore Inn, Beautiful Sunsets

    Lakeshore Inn, View from deck

    Lakeshore Inn, Our Private Beach

    Lakeshore Inn, Our Private Beach

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Dan & Jackie Hansen for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    To be able to stay directly on our private Lake Michigan beach. We are located on 200 feet of pristine private Lake Michigan beach with a stunning panoramic view. There are extremely limited locations to stay directly on Lake Michigan.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for our private beach, spacious lawn, majestic trees and my Presidential memorabilia collection. We love the sunsets over the lake...we make a point to stop and enjoy each one.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The Lake Michigan sandy beaches

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    That our attention to detail makes it the 'Best kept secret in West Michigan'.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Grand Haven is the best area in Michigan to live in. People in the mid-west call Grand Haven the 'Gold Coast'.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Day on our beach, watching sunsets, our bald eagles, Grand Haven's Musical Fountain, President Ford's Museum, Meijer Gardens, farmers markets, antique stores and our over 100 miles of paved bike/walking trails.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Our miles of miles of private Lake Michigan beach to walk on and outside our gate you have access to the miles of bike/walking trails.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    The Grill Room inside of the Kirby House

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 4 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets.

  • Activities

    Lakeshore Inn, patio

    • Private Beach
    • Bike, walking, jogging trails
    • Golf Nearby
    • Hiking Nearby
    • Museums / Galleries
    • Shopping/ Theater
    • Winery/Vineyard
  • How to Find Us

    From the East

    1. Take 96 West to Exit 16 Eastmanville
    2. Left (South), 6 miles to Allendale, right (West) on M45/Lake Michigan Drive 13.5 miles to Lakeshore Drive
    3. Left (South) to 11001 Lakeshore Drive

    From the South

    1. Take Hwy 94 to Hwy 196 north toward Holland
    2. Take US 31 North to to M-45/Lake Michigan Drive
    3. Go left (West) to Lakeshore Drive
    4. Left (South) to 11001 Lakeshore Drive

    From the North

    1. Take US 31 South to M-45/Lake Michigan Drive
    2. Go right (West) to Lakeshore Drive
    3. Left (South) to 11001 Lakeshore Drive

    Look for the lions at our gate.

    Lakeshore Inn, front view

    Lakeshore Inn, Map