Bonnie's Parsonage 1908 Bed & Breakfast
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Holland's Historic Bed & Breakfast
Bonnie's Parsonage 1908 was originally built as a parsonage by one of Holland's early Dutch churches in order to call their first minister. The inside still glows with the original dark oak woodwork, pocket doors and leaded glass windows that were lovingly and masterfully crafted.
Situated in a peaceful residential neighborhood, our guests enjoy two sitting rooms, a summer porch and an outdoor garden patio where they can sip morning coffee or an afternoon glass of lemonade. In winter, guests cozy up with hot spiced cider in front of the fire. Peaceful sleep arrives in our three carefully appointed guest rooms with views of the mature trees and landscaped grounds. Morning finds guests lounging in early 20th Century comfort in the sitting rooms while tantalizing aromas come from the kitchen. While many breakfast specialties are available, the most requested fare is Bonnie's Famous Baked Pancake. A visiting judge once declared it a "culinary masterpiece" and who are we to argue with a judge?
Holland, Michigan is appears frequently on travelers' bucket list. Our All American City has so much to see and do. Best known, of course, is the Tulip Time Festival in May, but as the blooms fade, the Lake Michigan beaches warm. Summer boating, swimming, golf, tennis, biking/hiking trails, art & antique shops, live theatre are all available, but we've got three other seasons of activities and sights to see and taste! West Michigan is one of the nation's prime agriculture areas due to the moderating of temperatures caused by Lake Michigan. Roadside stands offer the produce from local farmers and restaurants take full advantage of their bounty. Fall color tours punctuate nearby Octoberfests as the growing season winds down. We don't doze off during winter. Even when blizzards whirl, our hearty citizenry zips up the snowsuits and heads for the trails on skis and snowmobiles. Hope College is just three minutes away. Saugatuck / Douglas Resorts are a mere 12 miles away to the south while Grand Haven is a hop-skip northward.
The gardens at Bonnie's Parsonage 1908 Bed & Breakfast were awarded the 2004 Holland Beautiful Award.
Guests, helped us celebrate The Parsonage's 100th birthday in 2008. Our home was built by the Prospect Park Dutch CRC's first congregation for their first minister. You will enjoy this lovely historic B&B and our award winning town on Lake Michigan. We are situated in a beautiful neighborhood just blocks from Hope College. We serve a delicious full breakfast in our formal dining room. We look forward to your visit!
Bonnie's Parsonage 1908 is approved and has been featured in
- Fodor's Upper Great Lakes Best B & B's
- Country Extra
- Midwest Living
- Country Folk Art
- Detroit Free Press Traveler's Talk.
Find out more at BonniesParsonage.com
Listed in the AAA Guidebook
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Bonnie for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Guests stay here for the history and reputation of our inn and city. We are centrally located to downtown Holland, (approx. 16 blocks). We offer off-street parking and an amazing breakfast.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We're best known for history; inn built in 1908. We are very clean and have nice rooms, and guests enjoy our relaxing patio in the backyard.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Most people visit Holland. It is a booming community near Lake Michigan surrounded by Dutch history.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
People say that I am a world-class hostess and go out of my way to help my guests. I drove to the train station in a blizzard to pick up one of my guests.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Holland has something to satisfy everyone’s interests.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Visit the Saugatuck Resort. They have lots of shops, riverboats and are close to Lake Michigan.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
We are about 16 blocks from Downtown Holland.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Wally’s Bar and Grill has great fish; Alpen Rose has a great lunch salad selection. Our guests also love Boat Werks and The Piper which are both on the water.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
I refer my guests to www.bbonline.com
How many rooms does your inn have?
Bonnie's Parsonage has two rooms with private baths or a possible third room with a shared bath.
Do you accept pets?
No pets allowed, but I can recommend some kennels in the area.
"All of our getaway hopes and dreams were more than fulfilled hre in your wonderful spririt-filled home." Patty & John
"We would like to compliment you on your B & B. It is very elegant, yet still has that "homey" feel. We feel very comfortable here. Your breakfasts were scrumptious, also." Michael & Merry
"We had such a lovely time here this weekend. Thank you for the scrumptious and unique breakfasts and the wonderful hospitality. We will be sure to tell all of our friends to stay with you when they come to Michigan." Ron & Sandy
"Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality! We really enjoyed you in the short time we were here. You have a lovely Bed & Breakfast." Brion & Susie
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